Best Restaurants & Bars Near Downtown San Diego

San Diego can hold its own (and then some) with any city in the country when it comes to cuisine. The dining scene here—which ranges from regional Southern California, Mexican-American, and Baja-style specialties to a vast spread of international cookery—is incredibly diverse and incredibly vibrant.

It just so happens you can tuck into a representatively high standard of San Diego gastronomy right here at Hotel Republic! Our Marriott Autograph Collection hotel in the heart of Downtown offers multiple on-site dining options, ensuring that first-rate cuisine is very much part of our signature multifaceted hospitality.

Dining at Hotel Republic in Downtown San Diego

Take the rooftop deliciousness of our Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar, open daily for dinner (4 to 10 PM) and offering a weekend brunch on Saturday and Sunday (10 AM to 1 PM).

The coastal Californian and Baja-influenced cuisine here dazzles the taste buds. Kick off dinner with Taro Tuna Tacos, Fried Brussels Sprouts Leaves, or Spicy Chicken Wings with mango chutney, then ease into entrees such as The Veggie Burger, Citrus & Guajillo Chile-Marinated Hanger Steak, or Pan-Seared Maine Diver Scallops & Octopus. Dessert might take the form of Dulce de Leche Creme Brulé or perhaps the Butterfinger Mud Pie. (And believe us: We’re only scratching the surface of the dishes available here.)

Brunch at Topside Terrace Kitchen & Bar, meantime, might include an Acai Bowl, a Baja Shrimp & Rajas Omelet, a Cage-Free Egg Croissant Sandwich, or Oaxaca-Style Chilaquiles. We also have a variety of mimosa kits with flavors like grapefruit, lavender and more!

Topside is proud to feature a seasonal and rotating variety of local produce into our offerings, which we’re calling “Top Secret”, using products from Specialty Produce. Be sure to ask your bartender about it!

Whether weekend brunch or daily dinner, libations here run the gamut from craft beer, cocktails, and wine to non-alcoholic beverages. And don’t miss the Topside Terrace Happy Hour with its enticing deals on eats and drinks from 4 to 6 PM Sunday through Thursday!

Then there’s our Trade Lounge, serving up breakfast every day from 7 to 11 AM and drinks and small plates Wednesday to Sunday from 5 PM till close. From the HR Breakfast Burrito, Cinnamon French Toast Brulé, steel-cut oatmeal, and yogurt parfaits of breakfast to bar bites such as Baja Shrimp Street Tacos and Artisan Sourdough with Roasted Tomato Tapenade, the Trade Lounge delivers homerun flavors each and every time.

Bring Your Appetite to Hotel Republic

We hope you’ll explore firsthand as much as you can of San Diego’s dining options on a Hotel Republic getaway—and definitely make our own restaurants and lounges part of that exploration! We look forward to serving you here in Downtown San Diego at our boutique Marriott Autograph Collection hotel.

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