Comfort Inn Gaslamp Convention Center
660 G Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 238-4100
Fax: (619) 238-5310
Buca di Beppo San Diego is one of the many franchisees of Planet Hollywood International Inc. Buca is known for their Italian food and peppy environment. The restaurant gives you a homey feeling the moment you step in and draws you in with all the photo frames adorning the walls. The motto 'sharing is caring' is apt for their food portions as it can be shared by everyone at the table. A great place to be with family and friends to gather around and have a wonderful feast of delicious food, good wine and great company.
If you're really in the mood to try something different—not Chinese or Italian, something exotic—then head to Chopahn for authentic Afghan cuisine. You can enjoy mouthwatering kebabs and well-marinated meat dishes in the warm interiors of this restaurant. A picture of the striking green-eyed Afghan girl, made famous by the National Geographic magazine rests on one of the walls, while traditional vases and wooden decor add to the ambiance. The best part of dining here is the wines—they perfectly compliment every dish you order. Chopahn makes a great venue for a special date!
Step inside this faithful replica of a Louisiana roadhouse, start off with a Hurricane Rum Punch, and then order up a Crawfish Etoufee or a Blackened Cajun Chicken dinner. Featuring Cajun cuisine, this venue has spice not only in its entrees, but also in the atmosphere. Dine at the bar, brick dining room or outside patio. As an added bonus, enjoy live jazz and blues music on Thursday-Saturday evenings.
If you love Italian food, you will be in heaven when you come to Osteria Panevino. The rich aromas wafting from the brick oven are sure to make you forget all about your diet plans. A wide variety of risottos, pastas, steaks and seafood delicacies populate the menu. It's nearly impossible to make a bad selection, but the pollo toscano and lasagna bolognese deserve special mention. The vibe is romantic, so take a date. Not hungry? Grab a seat in the attached wine bar and enjoy some of the finest wines Italy has to offer.
This taste-pleasing restaurant offers well-prepared authentic Italian fare. Both indoor and outdoor seating are available, but most guests prefer the sidewalk dining, surrounded by greenery and the upbeat life of the Gaslamp Quarter. On the menu, try the long noodles sauteed in garlic olive oil and lamb meat with Chianti wine and red sauce. Asti Ristorante is truly memorable.
Bang Bang is a Mauricio Couturier and Johnny Shockey collaboration of an upscale Asian eatery in the Gaslamp Quarter. The unassuming facade gives no indication of the wondrous interiors at all. Enter through a subway tunneled stairway that gives a glimpse of a Tokyo station. The earthy dining room with its canopy of Japanese lanterns and candle lighting gives it an ethereal glow. They also have one of the largest disco balls on the West Coast for DJ nights and live acts. The eclectic menu featuring Japanese and Chinese street food is not only delightful to the palate but to the eyes as well. The cozy sushi bar offers specialty creations that are as delicious. Their fully equipped bar has an impressive sake list and cocktail specials. Visit Bang Bang for a memorable dining experience.
For a dose of live music while having your local American grub, head to Whiskey Girl. The club resembles Hard Rock Cafe with its set of nightly bands performing with enough vigor to make you sit back, tap your feet and clap for every song asking for more. The odd nights also have DJs spinning some fine tunes from their collection. There are ample televisions to keep you entertained with ongoing sports matches if the music isn't of your liking. The American cuisine dominated menu features an array of burgers, sandwiches, salads, classic pub appetizers, pizza and more. Their Sunday brunch is also noteworthy!
Greystone, The Steakhouse is devoted to luxury and sophisticated pleasure. You will find aged steaks, tender chops, and a sprinkling of lighter seafood and pasta dishes. Swordfish and salmon make almost daily appearances on the menu, and an Italian influence touches some of the sauces and spices, while other dishes are pure New American cuisine. The service is respectful and attentive, and a well-chosen wine list provides perfect pairings for all of the dishes.
For a complete Italian culinary experience, walk into Mare & Monti's. Start your evening with fine wine from an exotic province of Italy. For main course, try tortino di granchio, tri colore salad or tagliolini verdi. There is also a wide range of scrumptious desserts as well as a cappuccino bar.
Ocean Room is a sophisticated seafood restaurant with an exhibition style kitchen and is creating quite a buzz in San Diego. You will like the Brazilian blue marble counter-tops, fiber-optic lighting, & custom wood flooring and enjoy the menu delights such as Surf & Turf, Steamed King Crab legs, Ahi Poke, Bouillabaisse, & different types of fresh oysters. The menu has been planned to seize the natural seafood smack with innovative and unusual recipes. If you love oysters, seafood and want to have great fun, then Ocean Room is the right place for you with it's merry happy hour daily from 4p to 7p!
A nice big place to go and let your hair down once in a while—Maloney's Tavern, it's unpretentious with a down to earth crowd and no dress code which is a nice relief. It does get a bit crowded but it's fine if you go a bit early and get in before the crowds do. Maloney's Tavern is also reasonably priced and not a rip off like the many bars you come across in San Diego. It has a huge downstairs area as well as a more hip upstairs area with a patio for smoking. It gets slightly crazy on a weekend with the crowds swarming around the place, but for a weekday night out it's a good, reasonable and fun place to be at.
Located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, Las Fajitas offers a festive atmosphere, with indoor and outdoor dining options. The menu features favorites from Mexico City, including the best fajitas you will ever eat. Marinated in an exotic chili spice and served with sautéed bell peppers, onions and tomatoes, the fajitas are heaven on a tortilla.