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5 Must-Visit Restaurants Now Open in Downtown SD

By Mike in Urban Lifestyle with 0 Comments

While there’s no feeling like closing on one of the Downtown San Diego condos for sale, we must admit, finding a great new spot to unwind after a long day is definitely up there. Winter in San Diego may not be snowy and festive, but the winter menus at Downtown San Diego restaurants will surely leave you in high spirits. Plus, there are many new restaurants in the downtown area that offer a special degustation menu for the holiday season. Keep yourself warm and satisfied with a scrumptious meal at any of these contemporary restaurants in Downtown San Diego.

1. The Nolen

Bring your honey on a romantic date night and surprise him or her with a dinner at San Diego’s newest and most stylish restaurant: The Nolen. The cozy setting of this modern rooftop bar overlooks scenic Point Loma and is the perfect place to sip some handcrafted cocktails and hoptails while enjoying sunset. The restaurant’s interior features soft lights, modern furnishings and private settings with fireplaces too. The menu, however, is full of some old favorites with contemporary twists.

2. Striders

This downtown restaurant’s unique setting is very impressive. The lower level has a convivial setting and an enticing menu. Enjoy some small plates and appetizers such as crispy risotto balls and comfort meals like the pork belly burger and scrumptious chicken roast with mashed potatoes. Striders also boasts a vibrant Vegas-style Turf Club Lounge that offers a pulsating setting for guests who want to kick back, enjoy drinks, and watch some sports.

3. Big Thyme

Another choice for casual dining in Downtown SD is the popular sandwich joint Big Thyme. The restaurant has a friendly setting and a seasonally inspired menu that offers delicious sandwich and sides. Vegetarians will find a plenty of options beyond the garden veggie sandwich and salads. Their signature chickpea sandwich with coconut chipotle sauce is among the must-try dishes at this restaurant.

4. The Brew Project

This San Diegan newbie is not just another bar. After enjoying a brewery tour in San Diego, stop by this cozy restaurant for some handcrafted beer, old school sandwiches, and delicious sides like the carne asada fries. Their house special sauces and salads are very unique too. This new restaurant in Hillcrest may not be a date- night spot, but it is surely a cozy dining joint for some yummy comfort food.

5. Devil’s Dozen

Winter is all about warm and sweet treats. Satisfy your sweet tooth with some handmade donuts at the Devil’s Dozen in Little Italy. The pastry chef at this restaurant makes both modern and classic donuts and other baked treats. You will be surprised to find many seasonally flavored donuts with churro bites, vanilla bean glazed donuts, and chocolate filled donuts here.

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