5102 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, US, 92106
- Phone: (619) 223-8171
- Fax: (619) 222-7330
Bars & Cafes
Tall ceilings, ornate Louis XVI inspired furniture, soft lights, black and white checkered tiles welcomes you as you enter Currant, the fine dining restaurant in The Sofia Hotel . The huge columns and large windows give the dining room a gorgeous look. Plush seating, marble top tables, everything, and we mean everything, here is grand and classy rendering the place a rich feel! Hibachi Style Salmon, Grilled Hangar Steak is to die for! Check out their dessert menu, tarts, pastries, puddings, souffle, cheeses and what have you! Currant's Chef's Table is to party with group of ten, while being treated to the most delicious aromas from the live kitchen.
Featuring an amazing sculpture of stacked beach chairs set ablaze, and stunning views of San Diego, this rooftop bar is a fantastic place to enjoy a cocktail any day of the week. For those seeking to enjoy the lounge atmosphere with a bit of privacy, cabanas are available to rent. You can also take a soak in the heated outdoor pool!
An ornate chandelier hangs in the center of the high ceiling between rows of track lighting, shining on impressionist art, an array of portraits, and antique furnishings. The dining room consists of tall and short round tables of two and four atop a black and white marble floor. Café de l'Opera serves a variety of French pastries, such as scones and croissants; they also serves coffees, Panini, pizzas, and many other dishes. During the day, they provide the atmosphere of a coffee house; but at night, servers seat guests and tream them to a night where they can relax and enjoy a casual dinner. - Erick Pettersen.
Billing itself as "A Bar. With Food", this relatively new entry into the downtown bar scene is winning ardent fans. However the food is anything but secondary, with everything from a cheap array of gourmet bar snacks to fuller sandwiches and meals. The cocktails move ahead of the local pack with the addition of many extra touches like house-made mixers - the tonic for "Not Your Grandma's Gin and Tonic" is made in the back and mixed with celery gin. It attracts the young professionals crowd with a nightclub meets dive-bar kind of atmosphere. -deTraci Regula
Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. The company has grown to be an international icon and currently has more than 800 stores in 22 countries.
Cinema fans will love this movie-themed venue. Movie posters plaster the walls, while wooden captain's chairs surround the plain tables that might have come from your aunt's dining room. The Grille is a little short on grilled items, but does supply a selection of sandwiches and light eats. If you have ever wanted to get Humphrey Bogart between two pieces of sliced bagel, the Bogart Bagel will fulfill that fantasy and top it with cheese.
Near the front door of the vast dining area of Pierre's place, on the center of a red wall above a fireplace, across from the kitchen and counter, a flat screen television displays the title of the current song. Pierre's Place serves oven-baked New York style pizzas, available by the slice, and range from simple cheese pizzas to artichoke heart and red sauce pizza, or even "White Pepperoni" (Mozzarella, Ricotta, pepperoni, and parmesan). They also serve gourmet coffees, salads, wraps, paninis, and gelato. For those who would like to get a little more for their money, all of the panini at Pierre's Place come with a choice of kettle chips, fresh fruit, or mixed greens. - Erick Pettersen
Noisy, crowded and casual, this hip brewery draws young professionals in downtown San Diego. With 10 to 12 specialty micro-brewed beers each day, you will have a hard time choosing. So, do not torture yourself. Try the sampler instead and enjoy four different beers in four-ounce glasses. Do things a little differently—choose the right beer and order your meal to complement it. Entrees include pastas, burgers, salads, sandwiches and seafood.
Anthology is a revival of the supper club set in San Diego's Little Italy; upscale dining in an intimate setting while enjoying a live concert every night. The menu is based on seasonal, fresh produce and changes daily, as does the show. Most nights feature great jazz and often a renowned singer or guitarist, with some nights devoted to another musical genre. Every table in the house is reputed to be prime seating. See website for details on purchasing tickets and show times.
This classic restaurant attracts the top echelons of the San Diego business and government community, providing traditional food in an inviting atmosphere. The Mussel Bisque is renowned. Dobson's Bar And Restaurant is also a popular after work and before theater venue, and it is conveniently located just a few paces away from Horton Plaza. Most of the food is continental, with many dishes exhibiting a lightly French flair. The Rack of Lamb is a toothsome delight.
W Hotels have almost a cult following among the young, hip, and well-heeled, and this lobby bar at the San Diego location is no exception. The Living Room offers comfortable seating where most patrons wear sharp clothing and toss back new-era martinis and other cocktails while indulging in hard-core people watching. Various bits and pieces of nearly-modern Americana contribute to an almost-eerie home-like feeling but you'll never confuse it with Mom's house – there's too much going on in front of you for that. Need an escape? Head for the Beach Bar upstairs. - deTraci Regula
Red Zone Sports Bar and Grill offers guests plenty of chances to watch whatever big game is on television. Their dining area includes an open space of tables and chairs for those who would like to enjoy a more leisurely lunch, seating at their bar, and even a section with leather, cream-colored banquettes with private tables. Among other great items, ReaZone Sports Bar and Grill serves an angus burger, smoked house burger (includes barbecue sauce, applewood bacon, sharp cheddar, and beer-battered onion rings), grilled chicken club sandwich, sundried tomato chicken chipotle wrap, and much more. And for those guests tired of watching the same old sports, Red Zone Sports Bar and Grill is a fan of UFC. - Erick Pettersen