Highest-rated fine dining restaurants in San Diego, according to Tripadvisor

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July 29, 2022
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Highest-rated fine dining restaurants in San Diego, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food, Americans seem to have specific opinions. Dining brands in the U.S. have a long and storied history—and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, U.S. restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

What's clear about U.S. dining habits is that people love options. Restaurants across America are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of (often) fried deliciousness.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in San Diego that are listed as "fine dining" on Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Locals are sure to see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if your favorite restaurant made the list—and to see which spots you haven't been to yet.

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#30. Baci Ristorante Italiano

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (199 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1955 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110-3543
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#29. Salvatore's Cucina & Lounge

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (162 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 750 Front St, San Diego, CA 92101-6003
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#28. Tidal

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (214 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, Bar
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA 92109-7905
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#27. Crab Catcher Restaurant

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (931 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1298 Prospect St. Suite 3A, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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#26. Addison Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (284 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: French
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego, CA 92130-4900
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#25. Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (883 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 658 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6916
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#24. Nobu San Diego

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (758 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Japanese, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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#23. Osetra Seafood & Steaks

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (644 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 904 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6102
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#22. Manhattan of La Jolla

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (343 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Italian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 7766 Fay Ave Empress Hotel, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4309
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#21. Lou & Mickey's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,139 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 224 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6958
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#20. Water Grill

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (566 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 615 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-7017
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#19. AVANT Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (252 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128-2112
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#18. George's at the Cove

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,447 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1250 Prospect St Ste 110, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3680
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#17. Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (497 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Brazilian
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 668 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7012
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#16. Herb & Wood

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (308 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 2210 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
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#15. JRDN Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (541 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 723 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109-2407
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#14. Mister A'S

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (811 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 2550 5th Ave 12th Floor, San Diego, CA 92103-6612
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#13. Ruth's Chris Steak House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (640 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1355 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
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#12. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (438 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 380 K Street at 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
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#11. The Marine Room

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (785 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 2000 Spindrift Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3237
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#10. The Grant Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (460 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Contemporary, American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
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#9. Juniper & Ivy

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (883 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 2228 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101-1739
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#8. Eddie V's Prime Seafood

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (619 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 789 W Harbor Dr Suite 158, San Diego, CA 92101
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#7. Cowboy Star

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (492 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 640 10th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-7218
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#6. Island Prime

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,056 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-1005
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#5. Top of the Market - San Diego

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (627 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 750 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-5806
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#4. NINE-TEN Restaurant & Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (659 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 910 Prospect St., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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#3. Truluck's Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (821 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 8990 University Center Ln, San Diego, CA 92122-1085
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#2. Eddie V's Prime Seafood

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,445 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 1270 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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#1. A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (651 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Price: $$$$
- Address: 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
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