While indoor dining remains off-limits, the Gaslamp Quarter has been leading drive for outdoor dining option with restaurants extending their patios onto the sidewalks and streets for a festive but safe and socially distanced atmosphere. These extended patios, or parklets, line the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth avenues and their cross-streets every day.
Here are a few Gaslamp Quarter restaurants that are ready to serve their culinary delights with some real outdoor ambiance.
Take your tastebuds on a temporary Spanish vacation by enjoying authentic tapas and wine at Café Sevilla. Head to the Gaslamp District for the ultimate brunch experience, complete with bottomless mimosas and Spanish tweaks on traditional brunch dishes or enjoy a romantic date night under the stars. Don’t forget to enjoy your meal with a glass—or pitcher—of sangria for the full tapas experience.
This Mexican restaurant serves up traditional dishes with unexpected twists. Feeling extra hungry? Feast on a 5-pound burrito and wash it down with a mezcal cocktail. For those who believe variety is the spice of life, sip on a Margarita flight, featuring three mini margaritas all with outsized flavor.
Come for the classics and stay for the Downtown atmosphere. Diners can enjoy pub favorites like an elevated take on the traditional chicken sandwich—complete with chipotle aioli and a brioche bun—and an assortment of stacked burgers. A pub wouldn’t be complete without an expansive drink menu, and Henry’s delivers. From special cocktails to an impressive lineup of local and international beers, there’s something for everyone at Henry’s Pub.
Steak and whisky aficionados call Huntress home for an unparalleled dining experience. Billed as a modern steakhouse with a penchant for Japanese whisky, this elegant and trendy joint serves up premiere cuts of meat—like Wagyu beef, a 50-day dry-aged tomahawk and prime filet mignon—and exquisite side dishes, like Spanish charred octopus and an eclectic artisan cheese and charcuterie board.
Get transported to Tuscany with the help of the Italian food experts at Osteria Panevino. Feast on Italian classics like risotto, gnocchi, and complement your meal with an imported old country wine. Osteria Panevino is offering both curbside dining and to-go meals for those looking to get a taste of authentic Italian cooking in the comfort of their own home.
Beloved for its happening nightclub and after-hours dancing, this Gaslamp mainstay is also a popular spot to grab a cocktail and bite to eat. Located on the happening corner of 5th Avenue and F Street, this iconic San Diego hangout is also a must-visit for game day—especially for fans of the New England Patriots. Stop by for game day specials and cheer on your favorite team.