RESTAURANT PROFILES


"Criticism is a privilege that you earn." ~Malcolm Gladwell

Be in the know before you go by checking out SanDiegoVille's list of restaurant profiles! We don't profile just any place in San Diego. We reach out to restauranteurs only after receiving positive word of mouth from a trusted palate. For restaurant profiles, we ask the eatery to host a restaurant reporter and their guest to a complimentary dining experience. We set up the meal in advance and the only compensation we receive is the meal (not including gratuity).

We usually ask dinner-focused eateries to host us after 7pm, so that we may be present during prime dining hours. Generally we ask that the eatery provide a sampling of menu items that they wish to be featured in our article. We seek to obtain publishable photos of each item, then we summarize the food, service and ambiance in our profile. What we do is more of translating the experience to our readers than actually "reviewing" in the traditional sense. 

We prefer to leave the precise details of the meal (our order!) up to the restaurant/management, so that we may process the true essence of the establishment as it sees itself. We have found that our approach allows individuals - from waitstaff, to chefs, to management - the opportunity to guide the culinary journey, allowing us to interpret and summarize it for our readers.


Below is our current list of restaurant profiles.  For more information on restaurant 
profiles, email us at EAT@SanDiegoVille.com.

TRUST
3752 Park Boulevard, Suite 105C, Hillcrest
(619) 795-6901
March 22, 2016
JRDN AT TOWER23 HOTEL
723 Felspar Street, Pacific Beach
(858) 270-5736
February 19, 2016
MADISON
4622 Park Boulevard, University Heights
(619) 269-6566
January 16, 2016
DUKE'S LA JOLLA
1216 Prospect Street, La Jolla
(858) 454-5888
January 14, 2016
OCEANA COASTAL KITCHEN BRUNCH
3999 Mission Boulevard, Pacific Beach
(858) 488-1801
January 10, 2016
BRACERO COCINA DE RAIZ
1490 Kettner Boulevard, Little Italy
(619) 756-7864
August 30, 2015

FLORENT BAR + LOUNGE
672 5th Avenue, Gaslamp
(619) 595-0123
August 21, 2015

BACKYARD KITCHEN & TAP
832 Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach
(858) 859-2593
January 16, 2015
DECKMAN'S EN EL MOGOR
Valle de Guadalupe
+52-1-646-188-3960
January 16, 2015

TOP OF THE MARKET (Chef Ivan Flowers)
750 N Harbor Dr., Downtown
(619) 232-3474 
October 22, 2014

DRAFT
3105 Ocean Front, Mission Beach
(858) 228-9305
October 5, 2014
TABLE NO. 10
369 10th Ave, East Village
(619) 550-1262
August 29, 2014 
ORTEGA'S, A MEXICAN BISTRO
141 University Avenue, Hillcrest
(619) 692-4200
July 14, 2014
1404 Vacation Road, Paradise Point
(858) 490-6363
May 16, 2014

CAFE 21
802 Fifth Ave., Gaslamp
(619) 795-0721
May 7, 2014

EL AGAVE DEL MAR 
1555 Camino Del Mar., 2nd Floor Del Mar Plaza
(858) 793-0758
May 1, 2014

EDDIE V'S PRIME SEAFOOD 
789 West Harbor Drive, The Headquarters at Seaport District
(619) 615-0281
April 17, 2014

LA JOLLA BREWING COMPANY
7536 Fay Ave., La Jolla
(858) 246-6759
March 14, 2014
FIG TREE CAFE - A CALIFORNIA EATERY (Brunch)
2400 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103, Liberty Station
(619) 821-2044
January 23, 2014
ROMESCO MEXITERRANEAN BISTRO
4346 Bonita Rd (between Bonita Road & Billy Casper Way), Bonita
(619) 475-8627
January 22, 2014
PACIFIC BEACH FISH SHOP
1775 Garnet Ave, Pacific Beach
(858) 483-1008
January 14, 2014

SEASONS 52 FRESH GRILL
789 West Harbor Drive, Suite 134, Downtown
(619) 702-0052
December 5, 2013

ROY YAMAGUCHI'S PACIFIC RIM CUISINE 
8670 Genesee Ave., La Jolla
(858) 455-1616
November 4, 2013
QUEENSTOWN PUBLIC HOUSE
1557 Columbia St., Little Italy
(619) 546-0444
November 1, 2013
SALT + CLEAVER 
3805 5th Ave., Hillcrest
(619) 756-6677
October 16, 2013
BANG BANG 
526 Market St., Downtown
(619) 677-2264
October 6, 2013

TOM HAM'S LIGHTHOUSE
2150 Harbor Island Drive, Harbor Island
(619) 291-9110
September 20, 2013

LA VILLA (Chef Anthony Sinsay) (Closed)
1646 India St., Little Italy
(619) 255-5221
September 12, 2013

SOUTHPAW SOCIAL CLUB
815 J Street, East Village
(619) 269-2255
September 8, 2013

SNOOZE, AN A.M. EATERY  (Del Mar)
3435 Del Mar Heights Rd., Suite D3, Del Mar
(858) 703-5300
September 4, 2013

2750 Dewey Road #104, Liberty Station
(619) 794-2192
August 23, 2013


HEAT BAR & KITCHEN
3797 Park Blvd., Hillcrest
(619) 546-4328
July 5, 2013

LEROY'S KITCHEN & BAR (Chef JC Colón)
1015 Orange Ave., Coronado
(619) 437-6087
July 3, 2013


SEARSUCKER
611 5th Ave., Gaslamp
(619) 233-7327
May 16, 2013

4150 Mission Blvd., Suite 208, Pacific Beach
(858) 270-5222
April 17, 2013

The Taste Menu at BURLAP
12995 El Camino Real, Del Mar
(858) 369-5700
April 9, 2013
5662 La Jolla Blvd., Bird Rock
(858) 459-0474
April 4, 2013


756 5th Ave., Gaslamp
(619) 795-3036
March 16, 2013

SNOOZE, AN A.M. EATERY
3940 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest
(619) 500-3344
March 13, 2013
PACIFICA DEL MAR 
1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar
(858) 792-0476
February 15, 2013
THE PATIO ON LAMONT STREET 
4445 Lamont Street, Pacific Beach
(858) 412-4648
February 12, 2013
SPIKE AFRICA'S FRESH FISH GRILL & BAR
411 Broadway, Downtown
(619) 795-3800
February 10, 2013
MONELLO (Breakfast/Brunch)
750 West Fir St., Little Italy
(619) 501-0030
February 1, 2013
R GANG EATERY
3683 5th Ave., Hillcrest
(619) 677-2845
January 12, 2013
BUSALACCHI’S A MODO MIO 
3707 5th Avenue, Hillcrest
(619) 298-0119
January 5, 2013
BURLAP (Closed)
12995 El Camino Real, Del Mar
(858) 369-5700
January 1, 2013


750 North Harbor Drive, Downtown
(619) 232-3474
December 13, 2012



LEROY'S KITCHEN + LOUNGE (Chef Gregory Chavez)
1015 Orange Ave., Coronado
(619) 437-6087
November 28, 2012
JSIX
616 J Street, Downtown
(619) 531-8744
October 17, 2012


PITA JUNGLE (Closed)
1045 University Avenue, Hillcrest
(619) 255-PITA (7482)
September 17, 2012

HERRINGBONE
7837 Herschel Avenue, La Jolla
(858) 459-0221
September 5, 2012
926 Turquoise St., Pacific Beach
(858) 539-0926
September 3, 2012



Hotel La Jolla, 11th Floor
7955 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla
(858) 551-3620
August 29, 2012


ISOLA PIZZA BAR
1526 India St, Little Italy
(619) 255-4230

August 9, 2012


GAIJIN NOODLE + SAKE HOUSE (Closed)
627 4th Avenue, Gaslamp
(619) 238-0567

August 1, 2012


4204 Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach
(619) 756-7715
July 3, 2012
ROPPONGI RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR
875 Prospect Street, La Jolla
(858) 551-5252
June 20, 2012


WHISKNLADLE
1044 Wall St., La Jolla
(858) 551-7575

June 1, 2012


BREWLEY’S PINT (Closed)
1261 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach
(858) 270-9922

May 30, 2012


703 Turquoise Street, North Pacific Beach
(858) 488-6392
May 17, 2012
1660 India St, Little Italy
(619) 398-8383
May 9, 2012
DUCK DIVE
4650 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach 
(858) 273-3825 (DUCK)
May 5, 2012
PUESTO MEXICAN STREET FOOD
1026 Wall St., La Jolla
(858) 454-1260
April 13, 2012

WHISKEY GIRL
702 5th Avenue, Gaslamp
(619) 236-1616

March 29, 2012
THE STEAKHOUSE AT AZUL (Closed)
1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla
(858) 454-9616
February 14, 2012


DIRTY BIRDS
4656 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach. 
(858) 274-2473
February 12, 2012
THE SHORES RESTAURANT & BAR
8110 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla
(866) 644-2630
February 8, 2012
DEL MAR RENDEZVOUS
1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar
(858) 755-2669
January 25, 2012
ENOTECA ADRIANO
4864 Cass St., Pacific Beach
(858) 490-0085
January 11, 2012
PACIFIC BEACH ALEHOUSE
721 Grand Avenue, Pacific Beach
(858) 581-2337 (BEER)
January 5, 2012
SLATER’S 50/50
2750 Dewey Road, Liberty Station, Point Loma
(619) 398-2600
December 29, 2011
SPLASH WINE BAR
3043 University Ave., North Park
(619) 296-0714
December 14, 2011
MIGUEL’S COCINA
2444 San Diego Ave., Old Town
(619) 298-9840
November 18, 2011
STARLITE
3175 India Street, Mission Hills
(619) 358-9766
October 17, 2011
BRAZEN BBQ SMOKEHOUSE & BAR
441 Washington Street at 5th, Hillcrest
(619) 816-1990

October 14, 2011
MISO HARNEY SUSHI (Sinsay's Nook Dining)
3964 Harney Street, Old Town
(619) 295-3272

September 21, 2011
ESCAPE FISH BAR
738 Fifth Ave., Downtown
(619) 702-9200

September 16, 2011





TRUE NORTH TAVERN
3815 30th Street, North Park
(619) 291-3815

September 12, 2011


SEARSUCKER (Lunch)
611 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp
(619) 233-7327 (SEAR)

June 28, 2011
BICE RISTORANTE
425 Island Avenue, Downtown
(619) 239-2423

June 24, 2011

TRULUCK'S
8990 University Center Lane, La Jolla
(858) 453-2583

June 13, 2011
OFFSHORE TAVERN
2253 Morena Boulevard, Bay Park
(619) 276-2253

May 28, 2011

THE LINKERY (Closed)
3794 30th Street, North Park
(619) 255-8778

May 20, 2011
WEST COAST TAVERN 
2895 University Avenue, North Park
(619) 295-1688

May 7, 2011
STONE BREWING CO. WORLD BISTRO & GARDENS
1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029
(760) 471-4999

May 3, 2011
ROY'S HAWAIIAN FUSION – LA JOLLA
8670 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla
(858) 455-1616

April 26, 2011 

SANDBAR SPORTS GRILL
718 Ventura Place, Mission Beach
(858) 488-1274

April 24, 2011 
THE WINE PUB
2907 Shelter Island Drive, Shelter Island
(619) 758-9325

April 5, 2011

JIMMY'S FAMOUS AMERICAN TAVERN (Brunch)
4990 North Harbor Drive
(619) 226-2103

February 15, 2011
KAFÉ YEN (Closed)
4516 Mission Boulevard at Mission & Garnet, Pacific Beach
(858) 373-3936

December 15, 2010