Soon after Juan Bandini built his thatch-roofed adobe family home, 1827–29, it became the social center of San Diego. Bandini himself was often seen waltzing gracefully and elegantly across the parlor floor. In 1869, after Bandini’s death, stage master Albert Seeley purchased Bandini’s home and converted it into his family home and a hotel. When… Read more »
Posts Categorized: 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.
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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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Featuring an expansive outdoor dining terrace and giant fireplaces, Sheerwater is the Hotel del Coronado’s oceanfront restaurant. Offering a wide assortment of California coastal cuisine, Sheerwater creates a dynamic dining experience with seasonally inspired menu of regional specialties that emphasize bold flavor & tantalizing spices… (read more)
Babcock & Story, often called B&S, was named after The Del’s visionary founders, Elisha Babcock and H.L. Story, two mid-western businessmen who dreamed of building a resort hotel that would be the “talk of the Western world.” Babcock & Story Bar is designed to take advantage of the spectacular seaside setting. The original 46-foot handcrafted… Read more »
Truluck’s Seafood, Steak & Crab House is definitely the best upscale restaurant in San Diego. Plus, they offer valet parking. So from the moment you arrive till the moment you leave, you will be treated like royalty. Truluck’s Restaurant in La Jolla has won ‘Best of the Best’ in the San Diego Magazine Readers’ Poll… Read more »
This Festive Mexican Cantina and Restaurant, which is in the heart of historic Old Town State Park is a real find. Not only is the Mexican food delicious, but the restaurant and its name are of historical significance. The site and the restaurant’s name date back to the 1800’s when there was a restaurant… Read more »
Peohe’s Restaurant overlooking downtown San Diego from beautiful Coronado offers delicious fresh seafood selections along with mouthwatering steaks cooked to perfection along with new wave sushi and much, much more. If you haven’t guessed it yet, Peohe’s Restaurant is a one-of-a-kind tropical paradise with breathtaking waterfront views of downtown San Diego’s skyline. It’s the perfect… Read more »
The legendary Hotel del Coronado is located on 28 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island. Built in 1888 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, The Hotel del Coronado has played host to celebrities, presidents and dignitaries from around the world. Today, guests can select accommodations in the historic Victorian Building, in the contemporary Ocean… Read more »
Bali Hai has been a San Diego favorite for seafood fine dining since 1954 because of their delicious seafood served with a breathtaking view of San Diego Bay. If you want to impress your out-of-town guests, bring them here. Entrées to rave about are their Chicken of the Gods, which has been a best seller… Read more »
Definitely plan to discover the impressive Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa. This world renowned tennis resort and spa is secluded in the beautiful foothills of Rancho Santa Fe. It has been rated among the top 20 most recommended resorts in the North America in the Reader’s choice poll in Conde Nast Traveler magazine for 2007…. Read more »
Sunrise Buffet has two convenient locations to serve you. And you’ll be delighted with your discovery of what has been discribed as “the best tasting seafood and oriental buffet in the county.” This all-you-can-eat dining extravaganza is where you will find lots of repeat customers because the food and selection are so good. Sunrise Buffet… Read more »
TWENTYFIVE/92 is conveniently located at the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station. Perfect for Breakfast and they also have a daily happy hour at 5 p.m., which is always a popular event. A favorite dining destination for locals and travelers alike is TWENTYFIVE/92, which gets its name from its address. Their service, presentation and… Read more »
Bistro 39 is a favorite restaurant for locals and out-of-towners alike. Its local appeal is because the word has gotten out that it’s not hotel food. So the numerous locals living in nearby apartments, condos and single-family homes come here to dine too. Plus, their chef, who graduated from a famous culinary school, creates memorable… Read more »
A local legend in delicious oriental cuisine is Szechuan Mandarin Restaurant featuring chef Tat Law. They have been in business for 29 years. And even though the entrées names may be the same as elsewhere, everything tastes a little more exotic and delicious here. And being a Szechuan restaurant means that they offer lots of… Read more »
You’ll definitely be happy with this discovery. A memorable gourmet meal is the apple pancakes, which are baked instead of cooked in a skillet. Other winners include blueberry pancakes, pecan pancakes, fresh potato pancakes, sourdough flapjacks, banana pancakes and Hawaiian pancakes. They also feature crepes, waffles and omelettes made with farm-fresh grade AA eggs.
This family owned and operated restaurant has been a San Diegan classic for over 25 years, with a strong local following, and a favorite of many dignitaries, pro-athletes and notable figures visiting San Diego from Latin America that were in search of the best authentic Caribbean food. For the best seating, ask for table 7. An evening meal at Andrés is a delicious experience.
You will be pleasantly delighted when you’re escorted to one of three plush dining rooms. Be sure to ask to be seated in the library, and ask for booth 17 or 21. Their combination dinners are very popular. Heavenly desserts are also a specialty here. Reminiscent of a classic Chicago-style steakhouse, The Butcher Shop features… Read more »
Hooters is an American original. It’s delightfully tacky and totally unrefined. Hooters is world famous for their Hooters girls and delicious-tasting Buffalo-style chicken wings, which are served with mild, medium, hot and 911 sauces. Lots of customers are sports fans who come here to eat and watch their favorite sporting events on the numerous TVs. The… Read more »
Marieta’s Mexican Restaurant is a well-established East County favorite with a loyal following of happy diners, who visit their three locations so often that customers are often greeted by their first name. The great appeal of dining here is of course the delicious authentic south-of-the-border cuisine and the equally authentic atmosphere including their friendly waiters… Read more »
The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum which is adjacent to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on Miramar Road, San Diego (858-693-1723) [flyingleathernecks.org]. This is the only Command Museum dedicated to the history of Marine Corps aviation. The museum features more than 30 vintage and historically important aircrafts, ranging from World War II “Warbirds” to present-day… Read more »
A legend in our city is Saska’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant. This family-owned restaurant is celebrating 63 years in business at the same location on Mission Boulevard in north Mission Beach. Featured in a rustic nautical setting are Saska’s delicious fresh seafood selections and fabulous tasting steaks. The Saska’s secret to their delicious – tasting… Read more »
Island Prime is actually two restaurants under one roof, the first is Island Prime serving steak and seafood, and the other is C Level Lounge featuring California cuisine. For spectacular bay and downtown San Diego skyline views, ask for tables 21 or 26. Chef Deborah Scott’s Island Prime features metro steaks and seafood in a… Read more »
Humphreys Restaurant on Shelter Island is the award winner of the 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010 San Diego Restaurant Association’s Gold Medallion Award for Best Live Music Venue/Restaurant. And when it comes to Sunday brunch, Humphreys bay-front restaurant is as good as it gets. Humphreys features an unparalleled presentation against the backdrop of beautiful yachts moored… Read more »
This attractive New England-style restaurant is nestled on the edge of Oceanside Harbor. A good recommendation is the macadamia nut mahi mahi. It’s two generous, golden brown cuts that are perfectly prepared. Another winner is the seafood linguine, which is a combination of lobster, scallops and fresh fish of the day in a creamy sauce…. Read more »
Kaiserhof Restaurant (2) has been voted the best German restaurant in all of San Diego for 31 years. At Kaiserhof Restaurant they pride themselves is serving the best selection and the widest variety of excellent veal, pork and beef. Kaiserhof Restaruant also serves a large selection of seafood entrées. And of course Kaiserhof also serves… Read more »
Catch the island spirit at Buster’s with its romantic tropical decor, friendly service and great menu. With pastas, fresh fish specials, burgers, salads, wraps and ribs, it’s hard to decide which great-tasting entrée to select. An extra plus is dining on their terrace with its romantic bay and marina view. Now offering Sunday Brunch. and… Read more »
One of the original wineries, established 1969, it is up a little hill, hidden from the road. This inviting winery is open for tastings daily. They produce over 14,000 cases of wine annually and distribute to store and fine restaurants in Southern California. They also have a full-service gourmet deli, gift shop, patio and shady… Read more »
SeaWorld San Diego is set on 189 beautifully landscaped acresalong the sparkling shores of Mission Bay Park. As you might expect, SeaWorld has something to offer everyone. This fun-filled marine life park features thousands of fascinating ocean creatures including killer whales who star in the visually stunning “Believe” Shamu show, as well as penguins, sharks… Read more »
LEGOLAND California is home to more than 60 exciting rides, shows and attractions. But the really big news is the world’s first and only LEGOLAND Water Park. The imagination really flows on Build-A-Raft river, where everyone floats on their own custom-built LEGO raft. The Water Park also features six-person raft slides, single-person tube slides, body… Read more »
La Bella Cafe & Games (8) is the most popular pizza restaurant in Chula Vista. Boasting 58 years in business, they truly have it all including a huge games parlor. Yet, the games are just the latest attraction to go along with entertaining the hundreds of families who dine here every day. Without a doubt,… Read more »
A North County treasure for more than 25 years is Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant. As you enter the restaurant the tantalizing aroma of freshly baked garlic bread fills the air, which is a promise of good things to come. They have dozens of delicious pastas and entrées to choose from. These include wonderful-tasting lasagna,… Read more »