Posts Categorized: Banquets & Catering

SBest San Diego Banquets & Catering

Why not let your favorite restaurant be the caterer or banquet location for your wedding and rehearsal dinner, a cocktail party, corporate event or special event? Here are some of San Diego's finest choices for banquets and catering for your event or wedding. Also browse the San Diego Wineries and Temecula Wineries for great event locations. Wineries are excellent venues for weddings, banquets and special occasions. Many wineries in Temecula now offer vineyard hotels and can accommodate large groups.

When you find what you are looking for click on the appropriate yellow button below a venue to submit a request for proposal and receive more detailed information. A banquets & catering manager will promptly respond to your request.

We have personally inspected most of these locations and their venues, which is your assurance that these suggested locations are good choices for your special event.

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Lotus Thai has San Diego’s Award-Winning Thai Food

Lotus Thai, 906 Market St. (619-595-0115) [lotusthaisd.com]. Open Mon.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. for lunch featuring their savory Lunch Specials ($8.95–12.95) and dinner 5 p.m.–10 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., Fri. till 11 p.m.; Sat. noon – 11 p.m. and Sun. noon till 10 p.m. ($8.95–$25.95). Lots of memorable vegetarian entrees. Happy Hour Daily. Student discounts. For the best… Read more »

Sano’s Steak House has Wine Country’s Best Tasting Steaks

Sano’s Steak House (3) km 108.5 on the Tijuana to Ensenada Toll Road just north of Ensenada (01152-646-174-4061). [Sanos.com.mx]. Open daily 1 p.m. –11 p.m. except Sun. when it closed at 10 p.m. For great steaks and attentive service look no farther than this highly recommended and well-established restaurant. While not in the Valle de… Read more »

Arts District Liberty Station: A burgeoning hub for life and culture.

This cultural mecca within 361 waterfront acres of the former Naval Training Center San Diego (NTC) features historic Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, vast outdoor spaces, and plenty of parking.  Arts District Liberty Station, a burgeoning hub for life and culture in San Diego, is filled with nearly 120 galleries, museums, artist studios, nonprofit offices, creative… Read more »

Convoy Street is the Biggest and Most Extraordinarily Diverse Asian Restaurant Row in the United States

Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa is home to an awesome selection of nearly 100 excellent Asian restaurants, which can easily claim the title for being the best of the best in America. This multitude different styles and tastes from different countries are clustered together in min malls along a wide 1.5 mile long thoroughfare (see… Read more »

Off-Track Betting at Surfside Race Place in Del Mar

Horse Racing Bets at Del Mar

Horse Racing Fans can enjoy the best of two worlds by also enjoying the thrill of the “Sport of Kings” when the Del Mar Live Venue is not in season at the Surfside Race Place at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., (858-792-4278) surfsideraceplace.com.  Admission for Racing fans for General Admission is ($5), Saddle Club daily admission ($10)  (includes a program), except… Read more »

Yacht Fantasea Charters is a Great Venue for a San Diego Bay or Ocean Cruise for any Occasion

Once you step aboard one of these yachts you’ll immediately realize that any occasion is a special occasion when you book a fun boat adventure celebration aboard either their 63 foot yacht charter or their 42 foot yacht. And with their low reasonable rates, it’s more than affordable to take a cruise or have a… Read more »

Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe & British Village Shoppe are Home to Everything British

  Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe (33), 3719 India St. in the International Restaurant Row at the foot of MIssion Hills  (619-683-2748) offers everything British with two locations to serve you. Their second location in the heart of La Mesa at 8401 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa (619-464-2748). Their second location is open daily 10 a.m.–6 p.m…. Read more »

Dan Diegos Euro Cafe & Pub is a Bay Park Winner

Dan Diegos Euro Cafe and Pub, 2415 Morena Blvd., Bay Park (619-276-2100). Open Mon., Wed. and Thurs. 11:3- a.m.–10 p.m. (kitchen closed at 9 p.m.); Friday 11:30 a.m. till  11 p.m. (kitchen loses at 10 p.m.); Sat. 10:30 a.m.–11 p.m. (kitchen closes at 10 p.m.); Sunday 10:30 a.m.– 9 p.m. (kitchen closes at 9 p.m.)… Read more »

Coronado’s Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill offers a Bay View in the historic, original boathouse that served during the construction of the Hotel Del

Bring your furry friend to Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill in Coronado and sit out on the deck over the water with the sea breezes, delicious seafood and inviting ambience.The Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill is new to San Diego County, but it is not new to Orange County, Phoenix, Arizona, Catalina Island or Temecula in the… Read more »

Temecula’s Ponte Winery Offers a Superb Overnight Escape

Ponte Winery

Ponte Family Estate Winery & Ponte Vineyard Inn 35053 Rancho California Rd., Temecula (951-694-8855) [Pontewinery.com] Open daily 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Wine tastings week days $15 Weekends $20 for six wines and a souvenir glass The impressive Ponte Family Estate Winery with its award winning outdoor vineyard view restaurant and top 10 ranked Ponte Vineyard… Read more »

Orfila Winery Offers a Beautiful Setting and Great Wines in the Julian & Escondido Tasting Rooms

Escondido Location 13455 San Pasqual Rd. | Escondido, CA 92025 Call: 760.738.6500 x 22, Toll Free: 1.800.868.WINE (9463) Southern California’s Award Winning Winery with Wine Bar in Julian Orfila Vineyards & Winery (3) at 13455 San Pasqual Rd., Escondido (760-738-6500) is undoubtedly the best winery in San Diego County. It’s also the oldest active winery… Read more »

Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse Open Mon. –Thurs., 4 p.m.–10 p.m.; Fri., 4 p.m.–11 p.m. | Sat., 3:30 p.m.–11 p.m. | Sun., 3 p.m.–10 p.m. Outback Steakhouses offer excellent service and down-to-earth prices with a very appealing Australian outback atmosphere. This unbeatable combination has gotten them rated as America’s Best Steak House by Zagat. It’s also a real… Read more »

Green Dragon Tavern & Museum in Carlsbad

Green Dragon Tavern

Enjoy a Revolutionary Dining Experience Green Dragon Tavern & Museum, 6115 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad (760-918-2421). Open daily for lunch 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. ($8.95–$21.95). Happy Hour Daily 3 p.m.–6 p.m. During the week dinner is served from 4 p.m.–9 p.m. and till 10 p.m. on the weekends. ($11.95–$47.95). Sunday Brunch is served 10:30 a.m.– 2:30… Read more »

AVANT Restaurant at the Rancho Bernardo Inn

AVANT Restaurant

AVANT Restaurant at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, CA 92128 (858-675-8550). Open Sun.–Thurs. 4 p.m. –10 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 4 p.m. –11 p.m. ($21–$32) with a prix fix menu Mon.–Fri. 5 p.m.–6 p.m. Sunday Brunch 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.  Happy Hour Mon.–Fri. 4 p.m.­–6 p.m. with ($2) off signature drinks… Read more »

Point Loma is a Slice of Paradise With Bayside Dining, Arts & Culture at Liberty Station & Landmarks Galore

Point Loma

Point Loma was one of the first neighborhoods in San Diego. It’s home to Cabrillo Monument, which is the second most visited national monument only exceeded by the Statue of Liberty. Here too is picturesque Shelter Island, which is home to yacht clubs, great fishing as well as the San Diego Sports Arena. Not to… Read more »

Vineyard View Dining at The Restaurant at Ponte

Ponte Winery Vineyard VIew Dining

The Restaurant at Ponte, at Ponte Family Estate Winery 35053 Rancho California Rd., Temecula (951-252-1770) [Pontewinery.com]. Open daily. For lunch and dinner ($15–$34) Mon.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sun 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Ranked as one of top 50 outdoor restaurants in the U.S. says a lot. With live music… Read more »

You Must See The Museum of Making Music

Museum of Making Music

The focus of this impressive museum is to present a nostalgic walk through the past 100 years of American music and music-making. Featured are more than 500 vintage instruments. Plus, there are lots of interactive exhibits and hundreds of audio and video clips. This is an educational adventure for everyone! General admission is ($10); seniors,… Read more »

Temecula’s Falkner Winery & Breathtaking Hilltop Restaurant offers a Great day trip getaway

Falkner Winery Pinnacle Restaurant

  Falkner Winery specializes in high quality wines with over 80% earning Gold or Silver medals in wine competitions. So while you may be tempted to stop at the first winery that you see in Temecula wine country, be sure to plan to make a stop at the Falkner Winery for wine tasting and lunch at their… Read more »

Sycuan Golf Resort is San Diego’s Favorite

Golf

Sycuan Golf Resort offers incredible variety as the only 54-hole golf facility in San Diego. Situated in the beautiful hills of east San Diego, the three Ted Robinson designed courses feature mature tree-lined fairways, elevation changes, water features and impeccable greens. No matter if you’re a seasoned player or a first-timer, the two challenging 18-hole… Read more »

Bully’s East Is Famous For Its Prime Rib

Bully's East Juicy San Diego Burger

For great San Diego Restaurants Bully’s East is a winner. They are the 2012 City Beat Magazine Readers Poll winner for Best Prime Rib and the prestigious winner of the 2011 California Beef Backer Award. Bully’s East is Famous for their Prime Rib, Fresh Seafood, Steaks and Awesome Weekly Specials. Monday: Burger, Steak, Fries and… Read more »

Oceanside Ale Works offers Award-winning Ales at their Microbrewery in Beautiful Oceanside

Oceanside Ale Works

Oceanside Ale Works (15) is located at 1800 Ord Way (760-721-4253), which is 5 miles east of Interstate 5 Freeway off of Oceanside Boulevard. Their tasting room is open Thurs. and Fri. from 3 p.m.-9 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. noon till 6 p.m. They regularily have a dozen microbrewed beer made manually on tap. And… Read more »

Studio Diner was Featured by the Food Network

Studio Dinner

Dine here once and you’ll undoubtedly become a regular. The reasons are simple: the food tastes great; pretty, young, high-energy servers provide excellent service and the atmosphere is upbeat and friendly. Plus, the retro decor, which is fashioned after a 1940s railroad dining car, is sparkling new and stylish.

Villa Manila Restaurant Features Filipino Hospitality and Authentic & Delicious Cuisine

Villa Manilla

When you eat at the Villa Manila Restaurant (1) you will undoubtedly enjoy the warmth of Filipino hospitality in a comfortable, family atmosphere. Filipino cuisine is an exotic blend of Chinese, Malay, Spanish and American cuisines. So expect to enjoy all types of flavors ranging from sweet and salty to sour and spicy. Plus, they… Read more »

Il Fornaio – Upscale Italian Cuisine

Il Fornaio

Coronado 1333 First Street Coronado, CA 92118 (619-437-4911) [hours] [map] [menu] Del Mar 1555 Camino Del Mar Suite 301 Del Mar, CA 92014 (858-755-8876) [hours] [map] [menu] Il Fornaio – Upscale Italian Cuisine with Bay & Ocean Views in Coronado & Del Mar Located in upscale Del Mar and impressive Coronado, Il Fornaio’s authentic Italian… Read more »

Hunter Steakhouse in Mission Valley & Oceanside Has Been a Landmark Steakhouse for 40 Years and is Also Outstanding For Banquets & Catering

Hunter Steakhouse is a local favorite for good food with good friends, which offers the same warm atmosphere as the other locations. Each restaurant features several inviting dining rooms a friendly cocktail lounge and a banquet room which is perfect for family and corporate events. Ask to be seated next to the warm inviting fireplace… Read more »

Hunter Steakhouse in Oceanside Has Been a Landmark for 40 Years & Serves the “Best Prime Rib in Town!"

Hunters

Hunter Steakhouse is a local favorite for good food with good friends, which offers the same warm atmosphere as the other locations. Each restaurant features several inviting dining rooms a friendly cocktail lounge and a banquet room which is perfect for family and corporate events. Ask to be seated next to the warm inviting fireplace… Read more »

Kansas City Barbeque Has Great BBQ Food and Was Featured in Top Gun, Starring Tom Cruise

Kansas City BBQ

Before you even get to Kansas City Barbecue the aroma lures you inside from all the way down the street. Kansas City Barbeque is known for its great food served in a fun, casual setting filled with lot of military memorabilia. In fact, Kansas City Barbecue was the setting for two bar scenes in the… Read more »

Mission San Luis Rey : King of the Missions

Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside

  Old Mission San Luis Rey at 4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside (760-757-3651) is known as the King of the Missions. It is the largest of the 21 missions that flourished here in the 1700s and 1800s. It’s the majestic jewel of early California history. The museum is open daily 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Prices for self-guided tours… Read more »