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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The Fish Market Restaurant Is One of the Finest Seafood Restaurants in Romantic Del Mar

With their classy decor, the recently remodeled The  Fish Market Restaurant is one of of the finest seafood restaurants on the West Coast. Winner of the Gold Medallion Award by the San Diego Restaurant Association for Best Seafood Casual Restaurant in San Diego. You’ll be impressed with their 100-plus seafood menu, oyster bar, cocktail bar… Read more »

Bernardo Winery is The Oldest Winery in Southern California and is Both Beautiful & Charming

Established in 1889, Bernardo Winery is San Diego’s oldest operating vineyard and winery. Enjoy lunch inside at Cafe Merlot or dine on the patio. Also, a big attraction here are the winery’s charming village shops. They are open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The winery is also available for that important celebration, seminar or… Read more »

Solare Ristorante & Lounge is a Local Favorite Offering Superb Italian Cuisine at Liberty Station

Owner/Chef Stefano Ceresoli and his lovely wife Roberta have transformed their already successful Italian restaurant Solare Ristorants & Lounge into a new and delightfully fun place to dine and entertain. They also offer live jazz on Thursday. Now they have added a new menu to go along with their already personalized service to make dining… Read more »

Ashoka the Great Serves Indian Cuisine

When it comes to San Diego Restaurants serving Indian cuisine, look no farther than Ashoka The Great. This is a fabulous restaurant featuring the finest-tasting Indian cuisine in San Diego. Their all-you-can-eat lunch buffet and dinner buffet are very popular. However, it is from their extensive menu that you will find the truly memorable Indian… Read more »

Wiens Family Cellars are Famous for Their "Big Red" Wines in Temecula Wine Country

This winery is literally family run, with four brothers working together to grow, produce and distribute their “Big Red” wines. Their selection of handcrafted wines includes over 15 different varietals like Tempranillo, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, White Port and Amour de l’Orange, which is a sparkling white wine with a touch of orange. Tastings are… Read more »

Phil’s BBQ: San Diego’s Most Famous BBQ Restaurant

Phil’s BBQ, which opened its doors in 1998, has served more than one million pounds of BBQ sauce to go along with its. Serving thousands of customers a day Phil’s has built a foundation on consistency, quality, freshness and friendly service. Phil’s BBQ offers full service catering via a fleet of high tech trucks fully… Read more »

Nicolosi’s Italian Restaurant Family Style Meals

Nicolosi’s offers the best tasting family style Italian food in San Diego and being in business for 58 years is a great testimonial as to how popular they are. Ask anyone and they will tell you that this family owned San Diego favorite has been serving the best-tasting lasagna, ravioli, eggplant, macaroni and cheese, chicken… Read more »

Monterey Bay Canners on the Oceanside Harbor is Popular for Fresh Seafood & Famous Oyster Bar

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the harbor setting while you dine on perfectly prepared seafood, which is prepared fresh daily. A real treat is a filet of freshly caught tilapia. It’s mild and moist and will almost melt in your mouth. All of their seafood can be ordered mesquite broiled, blackened or sautéed and come… Read more »

Point Break Cafe is Where the Locals Dine

This casual dining destination is a favorite for locals, especially yachtsmen on Shelter Island. And it’s popularity is growing as the word gets out. Big and delicious are the two thoughts that come to mind when you take the first bite of one of their many omelets. A real crowd pleaser is their Italian breakfast!… Read more »

Pearl Chinese Cuisine Features Hong Kong-Style Dining with Lakefront Views

When you dine here, expect to enjoy delicious Hong Kong-style cuisine in a luxurious setting with a romantic lake view. In fact, this is the only restaurant in North County Inland that has a waterfront view. However, the big attraction here is the tantalizing cuisine with attentive service. A memorable entrée from their Clay Pot… Read more »

Umi Sushi is Where You Can Experience Sensational Japanese Cuisine

The sushi here is as delicious as it is eye-catching. Inventive and delicious rolls to try are the Crazy Boy and the Mountain roll. They also have sashimi and teppanyaki as well as plenty of non-sushi dishes to choose from. For an unbeatable experience for parties of six or more, dine in their tatami rooms,… Read more »

Coronado Ferry Landing Bay Side Specialty Mall

The striking architectural design of Coronado Ferry Landing is reminiscent of the famous Hotel del Coronado. It’s home to a sensational restaurant row made up of seven bayfront fine and casual dining including Peohe’s, Coronado’s premier waterfront restaurant, and Il Fornaio, serving exquisite gourmet Italian cuisine. If you like to dine and shop, this is… Read more »

San Diego Symphony Performs Year-Round

San Diego Symphony

The jewel of this district is the historic Copley Symphony Hall (20) at 750 B St. (619-235-0804). It is regarded as one of the finest classical music venues on the West Coast. This year the San Diego Symphony, now over 100 years old and one of the oldest orchestras in California, will embark on a… Read more »

Dini’s Bistro By the Sea Features Ocean View Dining in a Ocean Front Atmosphere with Delicious Cuisine

Dini’s Bistro By the Sea offers marvelous ocean view dining in a relaxed atmosphere with delicious tasting bistro-style regional cuisine. Plus Dini’s Bistro By the Sea offers light, healthy and artistically presented entrées accented with a Pacific Rim influence are prepared by Executive Chef Paul Glazzard. They offer show-stopping appetizers like crabcakes and oysters Rockefeller…. Read more »

1500 OCEAN Has Impressive Ocean Views

1500 OCEAN, The Del’s signature restaurant is another one of our county’s great San Diego Restaurants. It opened in 2006 to rave reviews in the Wine Spectator and Bon Appetit. Chef de Cuisine Brian Sinnott works with local farmers and producers in creating the restaurant’s fresh Southland coastal cuisine. His seasonal menus offer selections from… Read more »

Girard Gourmet is La Jolla’s Top Caterer with the Best European Cuisine at Reasonable Prices

Girard Gourmet (10) celebrating 25 years in business as La Jolla’s premier deli, bakery, restaurant & caterer is known worldwide and has been featured in The New York Times and Zagat Guide. Plus, they are listed in numerous travel books and were voted “Best deli, best bakery, best catering, best takeout and best sandwich in… Read more »

The Marine Room Offers Superb Oceanfront Dining & Cuisine by Renowned Chef Bernard Guillas

Image Courtesy of: The Marine Room The Marine Room Restaurant, which opened its doors in 1941, is a world class multi-award winner in a class all by itself. Yes, The Marine Room Restaurant (17) is a special occasion restaurant destination second to none. But any occasion is a special occasion, when you dine here! Thus,… Read more »

The Award Winning Fish Market Restaurant Offers Awesome Harbor View in a Romantic Setting

The Fish Market Restaurant, 750 N. Harbor Dr., at the Embarcadero next to the USS Midway, downtown San Diego (619-232-3474); also in Del Mar at 640 Via de la Valle, across from the Del Mar Racetrack, (858-755-2277) [thefishmarket.com]. Both locations are open Sun.–Thurs., 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. and Fri. and Sat. till 10 p.m. Winner of numerous “Best… Read more »

Top of the Market Seafood Restaurant Serves Delicious Seafood & Breathtaking Bay Views

Top of the Market, 750 N. Harbor Dr., atop the Fish Market Restaurant, at the Embarcadero, downtown San Diego (619-234-4867). Open daily for lunch 11 a.m. 2:30 p.m. ($8.95–$42) and dinner Sun.–Thurs. 4 p.m.–9:30 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. till 10 p.m. ($8.95–$59). This superb bay front restaurant with an awesome view serves the freshest and finest seafood… Read more »

The USS Midway Museum at the Embarcadero

Visit the Historic USS Midway at the Embarcadero

USS Midway Museum at the Navy Pier in San Diego Bay, 910 N. Harbor Dr., downtown (619-544-9600) [midway.org]. USS MIDWAY IS A HISTORIC MUSEUM Experience the magic aboard one of the longest-serving aircraft carriers in U.S. Naval history, the USS Midway. It’s a must-see San Diego attraction. The tour lasts 3–4 hours and is included with… Read more »

Residence Inn by Marriott Oceanside is Appealing to Business Travelers and Vacationers Alike

This impressive four story, 125 room hotel ($149–$329) has all the amenities that make Residence Inn so appealing to business travelers as well as vacationers. A big plus are its fully-equipped kitchen amenities, which include a microwave oven in every room, dishwasher, refrigerator and more. Complimentary breakfast buffets are offered every morning and they have… Read more »

Best Western Inn and Suites in Encinitas Offers Picturesque Hilltop Ocean Views & Nice Beds

Mention this review for a discount! Overlooking picturesque Moonlight Beach and beyond, Best Western Inn and Suites (1) features 94 rooms with large private balconies, 29 suites with kitchenettes, many with ocean views. This hilltop location has a conference room and inside cabana, which makes the perfect wedding venue, especially with Japanese Restaurant, Tomiko, being… Read more »

La Jolla Offers a Wonderful Staycation Getaway to La Jolla Shores Hotel at Scenic La Jolla Shores

Highlighted with oceanfront views of the surf splashing onto the beach. Plus they have open-air walkways and comfortable accommodations. The La Jolla Shores Hotel is one of the select few hotels in San Diego situated directly on the beach. This beachfront hotel in La Jolla, California creates vacation memories that last a lifetime.

Doubletree Hotel Downtown Features Breathtaking Views of San Diego’s Beautiful Harbor

The Doubletree Hotel San Diego Downtown is a newly renovated hotel featuring 333 guest rooms, suites and town homes with balconies that overlook downtown and the harbor. They also have two ballrooms for special events and meetings that can accommodate up to 200 people. They have superb catering and tasteful extras that make them top… Read more »

Sushiya at Liberty Station Has Delicious Sushi Rolls, Sake & Other Great Japanese Favorites

At first glance you can tell that Sushiya Japanese Restaurant (18) is a fun place to go for the best-tasting sushi in Liberty Station. The decor has an inviting beach feel with surfboards mounted on the walls, three big-screen TVs and a lit up sushi bar. Their extensive menu of hot and cold specials, cut… Read more »

San Diego Botanic Garden Is North County’s World-Renowned Botanical Garden Attraction

The San Diego Botanic Garden is a place of year-round beauty. Explore four miles of garden trails, enjoy restful vistas, flowering trees, majestic palms, and the nation’s largest bamboo collection. Thanks to our mild climate, plants from all over the world thrive here. Our diverse topography provides a variety of microclimates giving the visitor a… Read more »

Homewood Suites is a Hotel That’s Like Home

At Homewood Suites by Hilton, you’ll enjoy their spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, along with amenities to help you feel at home. 120 suites, each with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining table, work desk, sofa, complimentary high-speed internet access, cable TV and complimentary HBO. Complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast served daily. Complimentary light meal and… Read more »

Carol’s Restaurant at Baily Winery in Temecula

Carol’s Restaurant at Bailey Winery in Temecula is an excellent place to eat when touring the Temeculca Wineries. In fact, this fine restaurant is ideally located in one of the most recommended wineries. You can indoor or on a delightful patio overlooking the vinewards. If you dine indoors you’ll be greeted by a high-ceiling dominated… Read more »

Casa de Pico Mexican Restaurant in Grossmont Center, La Mesa Is an East County Favorite

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, Casa de Pico Mexican Restaurant is home to their world-famous bird-bath sized margaritas. It is undoubtedly the most colorful and enjoyable Mexican restaurants in San Diego County. They were previously located in Old Town’s Bazaar del Mundo for 35 years. Now, by popular demand, it has been relocated to La Mesa…. Read more »