The Prestige Brings Magic & Multi-Course Meals To Downtown San Diego

February 16, 2022

The Prestige has opened in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, pairing decadent multi-course meals with an after-dinner magic show.

Terry Commons started his magic show in 1990 as a haunted mansion magic performance meant to take place solely during the Halloween season, but due to the success of the project, he launched the first Mystique Dining experience in Pocatello, Idaho, in 1997. Commons, who is trained as a magician, eventually launched outposts in Boise, Salt Lake City, and Folsom, CA. Last year, Commons opened a branch of Mystique Dining in the former Masala Street space at 915 Pearl Street in the heart of La Jolla Village. Mystique Dining's downtown San Diego location is under the more casual sister concept brand dubbed The Prestige Magic Lounge & Showroom, which is opened this past weekend in the space that last housed Illusions Theatre and Bar in the Gaslamp Quarter. 

At Prestige, expect a Victorian-style decor where guests will enjoy a three-course dinner served via maid and butler before participating in an evening of magic by a world-class magician. Patrons will choose a main dish with selections like prime rib, Cornish game hen, vegetarian lasagna, and macaroni and cheese, then they will witness a 45-minute magic show by a Master of Magic following dessert. The experience lasts approximately 2.5 hours in total.

Admission prices for a The Prestige range from $100-$150, depending on proximity to the performer, and there are many menu and dietary upgrades available for an additional charge. Reservation costs do not include upgrades, gratuity, applicable sales tax or service charges. Water and sodas are included with admission, but Martinelli's Sparkling Ciders, hot drinks, beer and wine are an additional charge.

The Prestige Magic Lounge and Showroom is now open at 827 4th Avenue in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. For more information and to make reservations, visit