CONTEMPORARY CUISINE

Alchemy_new
2202 4th Ave.
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619.231.0222
Acclaimed chef, Carl Schroeder’s stylish new restaurant and bar will delight your palette without breaking the bank.
4033 Goldfinch St.
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619.296.4600
Fresh ingredients shine in this bright and spacious restaurant’s rich fare, artisanal desserts and craft cocktails.
721 9th Ave #1
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619.232.3242
Award-winning, French-inspired bistro fare is served all day at this charming East Village cafe.
Carnitas
830 25th St.
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619.564.6722
Mod, stylish, beer and wine bar that has made Golden Hill locals even more proud of their neighborhood.
640 10th Ave
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619.450.5880
Western gets a haute makeover at this incredible steakhouse featuring all-natural meats and an in-house butcher shop.
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HashHouse
880 Harbor Island Dr
619.298.6802
Two restaurants with a singular appeal, plus unsurpassed harbor views. Island Prime=fine dining, C Level=casual.
Jaynes
3827 5th Ave.
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619.795.4770
Serving farm-to-table pizza and small plates all made 100% from scratch, as well as locally sourced craft beer.
LocalHabit
1660 India St.
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619.398.8383
Perched above the touristy Italian spots on India Street is a culinary and cocktail hotbed for savvy locals and visitors.  
Queenstown Public House
3805 5th Ave.
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619.756.6677
Outstanding house-made sausages stuffed with local product. Vegetarians welcome. Do exactly what the web address says, guilt-free.
611 5th Ave.
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$$$
619.233.7327
Top Chef Brian Malarkey shows off with simplicity at this bustling, airy, new venue at main and main in the Gaslamp.
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Starlite
629 Kettner Blvd.
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619.564.6924
Well-crafted cocktails and a creative menu featuring wild game add a hint of mystery to this dark, but inviting huant.
3408 30th St.
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619.955.5295
Thanks to its expansion, this casual, charming bistro featuring decadent dinner just became more accessible. Smoke on, Mr. Goat.
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