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
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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Eclipse
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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
3955 5th Ave.
619.795.2446
Natural, healthy food for vegans and omnivores alike. Wash it all down with smoothies, milkshakes and fresh organic juices.
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
Riviera
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.
1047 Fifth Ave.
619.515.3003
Don’t let the big door deter you! This swanky-yet-welcoming spot crafts farm-to-table food and some of the best cocktails around.
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.
Sessions Public
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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