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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in San Diego

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view in San Diego? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Pacific Coast Grill - Cardiff restaurant
4.7
4.7 (8614)
$50 and over
Seafood
Cardiff By The Sea
About the restaurant
Pacific Coast Grill's oceanfront venue features unique Pacific Coastal cuisine, an oyster bar, select sushi rolls, and a plethora of seafood choices, delicious steaks and more! There are two levels of dining at the new PCG with every dining seat in the house carefully planned to have an ocean view. There are bars on both levels and a heated outdoor patio and a deck with one of the best views of the Pacific Ocean and the line up at Cardiff Reef. You can watch surfers, kite surfers, dolphins, whales and spectacular sunsets from throughout the restaurant.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Cesar, our server, was wonderful , friendly & efficient. The hostess was extremely patient when we decided to change tables. We miss having any 4-tops. by the windows, but a great rest. with great & friendly service & great food !!!
A photo of Ki's Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (968)
$30 and under
Californian
Cardiff By The Sea
About the restaurant
During these trying times, we are trying to adjust our service so that customers feel safe but still have a great Ki's experience. Daytime service is as it always has been: order at the counter and the food will be brought to you in the seating area we have created outside under the tents. Night-time is full service. Sunday through Thursday is upstairs. The tables are spaced far apart and there is an option of being out on the front deck for parties of two. On Friday and Saturday, we will be offering full service in both seating areas of upstairs and under the tents outside.
Ki's is a perfect fit for its local beach community culture. We provide food options that serve the needs of people who enjoy the outdoors and have a high degree of awareness for their health, fitness and well being. And Ki's is more than just a 'health food' option for many. It is simply great food for anyone-professionals, families looking for a home-cooked meal or friends hanging out enjoying some tasty eats.

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Brockvip
Dined on May 18, 2024
Lovely place. Family owned. Great views and quality food.
A photo of Bali Hai Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (5756)
$31 to $50
Polynesian
Shelter Island / San Diego Bay
About the restaurant
Exotic Pacific dining on an enchanted tiki island.

The Bali Hai Restaurant has been a favorite in San Diego for over fifty years. Our spectacular views of the San Diego bay and the downtown skyline make us the perfect location for any special event. Along with our dining room upstairs, our premise possesses three different and versatile private rooms. The flexibility of multiple private facilities allows us to accommodate any type of party. We host weddings, class reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, concerts, memorials, festivals, fundraisers, business meetings, seminars, and corporate events.

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AnnetteL
Dined 3 days ago
Went with friends who grew up in San Diego & had never been here. Dinner was great & Mai Tia’s were yummy! Oh Dessert was amazing!
A photo of Pinnacle Restaurant - Falkner Winery restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1259)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Temecula
About the restaurant
WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS!!
We would like to welcome you to the Pinnacle Restaurant!
Come enjoy a delicious lunch and amazing views.

Located in beautiful Temecula Valley Wine Country, The Pinnacle Restaurant at Falkner Winery offers breathtaking panoramic views from its hilltop setting. Dine indoors in their glass enclosed dining room overlooking the vineyard. Experience the great American-Mediterranean Style cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Edgar Betancourth and the high-quality, award-winning Falkner wines.

NOTE: If you need to make a reservation for a party larger than 6 people, please call the restaurant at 951-676-8231 Option 4.

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AmyB
Dined 4 days ago
Service and food very good - nice view over winery as well
A photo of Brockton Villa restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2676)
$30 and under
Californian
La Jolla
About the restaurant
Great Food * Epic SunsetsBrockton Villa is a beautiful historic home converted into a restaurant located directly across from the ocean. Our seaside location offers a spectacular view of the world-famous La Jolla Cove, and has become a favorite "show off" spot for locals and visitors alike. We are known for our breakfasts, including our famous Coast Toast. Our chef creates many other wonderful dishes seasonally for lunch and our dinner service.Our house is the perfect place for you to host your next party. Whether it be a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, baptism, bridal shower, baby shower, or any special occasion.

Brockton Villa loves families! Please don't forget to include your little ones in your reservation count!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent food, service, and view!
A photo of Waterbar San Diego restaurant
4.6
4.6 (354)
$30 and under
American
Pacific Beach
About the restaurant

Located alongside the vibrant ocean-front boardwalk in Pacific Beach, Waterbar offers only the best in tantalizing menus, innovative libations, panoramic views, and lively entertainment. Our “social seafood” menu is inspired by East coast, West coast and Baja cuisines, and transforms the freshest flavors through our chef’s unique renditions of coastal classics. Flavor-forward craft cocktails, local micro-brews, national brand favorites, and a diverse wine list are offered across comfortable bar seating, community-table dining, and intimate ocean-side tables. Waterbar’s thriving, energetic environment captures the passion of San Diego’s iconic coastline for an unforgettably satisfying experience.

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GailS
Dined 3 days ago
We LOVE dining at Waterbar-San Diego! However, the Memorial Day weekend was the typical 'May gray' weather. We had a reservation at 10 am, so it was good for us, as the restaurant was not yet busy. Our server was great and very sweet! As for the food, three, out of the six of us, had a cold potato experience: one being the french fries, and two being the diced potatoes, which my adult son swore were packaged frozen, diced potatoes he had seen in a grocery store. If the restaurant had been busy, at the time we were there, then we would have understood, but as it wasn't busy there was no excuse for cold potatoes. We are not a picky crowd, so no one in our group brought it to our server's attention but otherwise it was a disappointment.
A photo of Edgewater Grill restaurant
4.2
4.2 (1277)
$30 and under
American
Downtown
About the restaurant
Edgewater Grill is located in Seaport Village, on downtown San Diego's Bay. We have one of the finest waterfront views in San Diego! Spanning the length of the restaurant are outdoor patios where guests can enjoy an unobstructed view of the Coronado Bridge and Island.
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AlyssaK
Dined on May 21, 2024
I took my family here, there were visiting San Diego for the first time. We all loved it! Great view, delicious food, options for everyone.
A photo of Vue - Omni La Costa Resort & Spa restaurant
4.2
4.2 (126)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Carlsbad
About the restaurant
VUE is a lively and contemporary restaurant with an outdoor dining patio and magnificent “VUEs” of Omni La Costa Resort & Spa's championship golf courses and lush green rolling hills. This signature restaurant features creative dishes from our talented culinary team, a unique selection of craft brews, wines and cocktail offerings. Start or end your day with a leisurely meal the whole family will enjoy.
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rdamannvip
Dined on May 11, 2024
Food at a resort should not be this good. I mean it SHOULD BE but rarely if ever is - until this place. 6 of us sat for brunch and we ordered 9 entrees to try and every single one was fantastic. Eggs Benedict were sublime. Grain bowl was amazing. Pancakes fluffy and chewy - tossed BLTA salad was divine. Smoothie: excellent. Cali-Cheese steak uses proper amoroso rolls from Philly! C’mon - absolutely ridiculously good food service and setting. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
A photo of Cococabana restaurant
4.0
4 (175)
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Oceanside
About the restaurant
We operate on a first come, first serve seating policy. For parties of 6 or more, please visit us on OpenTable or visit our Events Page to inquire about special events & parties.

Housed on the Brick’s 2,100-square-foot rooftop is the Cococabana Bar, a Caribbean-style cocktail bar with its own menu of small bites.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Service was outstanding-friendly and attentive, food was good, drinks were amazing and you just can’t beat the view. We’ll definitely be back. Thank you for a perfect spot for celebrating!
A photo of CIELO ROOFTOP LOUNGE restaurant
3.7
3.7 (42)
$30 and under
Hibachi
Downtown
About the restaurant
CEILO ROOFTOP LOUNGE is the newest hottest addition to Gaslamp San Diego Rooftops. Located on the 5th floor of Mr.Tempo’s at 701 6th ave (pink entrance) San Diego ca 92101. This 5,000 square foot speakeasy rooftop lounge & bar will feature Latin and Asian seafood tapas along with a craft beverage bar program. Tequila Del Cielo, a rooftop bar and restaurant featuring skyline views of downtown San Diego and the Coronado Bridge. The open air bar offers many Instagram able moments from our jungle disco entrance to our Tulum handmade swing there’s many photos and memories to be made. Tequila Del Cielo accommodates 200 guests for any occasion from bridal showers to venue buy outs for holiday parties. Tequila Del Cielo is open Thursday to Saturday from 5pm-12am and Sunday from 11am to 6pm.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 19, 2024
When we arrived for the Glow Party that was supposed to start at 9:30pm. We were told it was changed to 11:00pm. They were late putting out the party glow favors. They need wait staff, we had to ask to get any service, I did have a table reservation but it didn’t matter, they never asked. We had to print out our tickets from Vettix but no one asked for it to scan it. It was very unorganized and the felmale DJ/Photographer barely spoke english and she didn’t do a good job. Need a better DJ for the future she wasn’t prepared.
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