Wear your fat pants to this Basque institution. The tasting menu, which culminates in a giant mixing bowl of rice pudding topped with salted caramel and caramelized nuts, is gut busting. Passionate chef Stéphane Jégo can often be heard shouting through the kitchen and into the cramped dining room, but the good-natured staff keep things lighthearted and fun.
Bertrand at Mr. A's is widely regarded as San Diego's most romantic restaurant for its panoramic view spanning from downtown to over the San Diego airport. The scene is especially spectacular during and after sunset, when the city's twinkling lights appear. The ambiance is completed by attentive service and a fine dining menu.