Wine and Dine San Diego

San Diego’s culinary realm is overflowing with diverse wine lists and inventive dishes to match, so narrow down your search for the perfect wine and dine spot with this list of San Diego restaurants.

Seeking a Mexican spot bursting with culinary heritage and adorned with rustic décor? Bracero Cocina De Raiz boasts a menu full of traditional Mexican dishes prepared artfully and with thoughtfully honed ingredients. Their wine list offers a selection of quality essentials from esteemed vineyards around the globe to suit any palate. Try their 18 oz Bone-In Ranchero Style Rib-Eye, prepared with sweet potato puree, local broccolini al ajillo and blistered shishito peppers, paired with a cabernet-heavy red blend for a robust balance of flavors!

Looking to enjoy a little vino without breaking the bank? Head into Wood Ranch every Tuesday for half-off bottles and glasses of wine! Offerings like the Justin Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio and Moet & Chandon Imperial are all half the price. Sip on your favorite glass of wine and pair with one of their tender Oak-Grilled Steaks. Each of their cuts are served with a signature side like Lauren’s Favorite Mac & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes or Grilled Corn on the Cob. Next time you’re near Hazard Center, swing by Wood Ranch. Don’t for get to finish off the evening with something sweet from the dessert menu!

For elegance and Modern California cuisine with French influences, Bellamy’s Restaurant in Escondido offers its guests a fine dining experience aimed to please. With a five-page long wine list comprised of high-caliber wine varieties from diverse vineyards, Bellamy’s is ideal for San Diego’s winos. Try their Maine Scallops, served with beet mousse, braised chard and Citrus Beurre Blanc paired with an oaky chardonnay for a crisp flavor variety suitable for white wine fanatics.

In the mood for a progressive and chic atmosphere for your wine-and-dine experience? Ginger’s in the Gaslamp District offers an underground escape for those looking to lounge in a laidback atmosphere with a drink in-hand. Their wine list is crafted around a variety of whites and reds that enable guests to pinpoint their desired wine easily and confidently, as all wines are high-quality and true to their flavor varieties. Indulge in their Cilantro Pesto Barley Pie, topped with garlic oil and lager marinated chicken, pepper jack, pickled onions and roasted corn, as you sip on a light-bodied pinot noir for a complementary flavor combination that’s light and earthy with a hint of fruit.

If a modern atmosphere with an all-American vibe, Backyard Kitchen & Tap should be next on your wine-and-dine list. With a coastally inspired menu and simple yet inclusive wine list, Backyard Kitchen & Tap will meet your foodie and wino needs. Try an order of Steak & Frites, prepared with an 8 oz marinated skirt steak, herb butter, sea salt fries and BKYD steak sauce, paired with a tannin-heavy cabernet to act as a palate cleanser ideal for skirt steaks.