The Best Private Dining Experiences in San Diego County

San Diego County is a popular destination for weddings, corporate events, and special occasions. With its stunning natural beauty and wide range of restaurants, it's no wonder that so many people choose to celebrate their special moments here. From the breathtaking views of San Diego Bay at Bali Hai to the luxurious fine dining at Addison Restaurant, there are plenty of options for private dining in San Diego. Whether you're looking for a cozy wine room or a spacious gallery room, here are some of the best restaurants with private dining in San Diego County.

Bali Hai - Situated on its own small island in the Del Mar neighborhood, Bali Hai has been a favorite venue for events in San Diego for over sixty years. The spectacular view of San Diego Bay and the downtown skyline make it the perfect place to host any type of private event. The versatile spaces offer accommodation for almost any type or size of gathering.

Addison Restaurant

- Addison Restaurant is an exclusive fine dining restaurant specializing in French cuisine. The private Barefoot Bar can accommodate up to 60 people outside or part of the patio can be divided for smaller groups.

OpenTable chose Island Prime as one of the best picturesque restaurants in the United States, and head chef Deborah Scott was chosen Chef of the Year by UT San Diego.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

- With locations in the Gaslamp District of downtown San Diego and La Jolla, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar is a national chain of fine dining steakhouses that originated in California. The private dining room can accommodate 14 people and is available for reservations Monday through Thursday.


- NINE-TEN is proud to offer locally sourced products from nationally acclaimed farms and the freshest catches from the Pacific and Atlantic. Named after the late founder and owner of the historic Bali Hai, another restaurant on my list, Tom Ham's Lighthouse is a high-end seafood and steak restaurant located right on the water in an immaculately preserved lighthouse overlooking the West Basin Canal.


- Pacifica has five different event spaces for intimate family meals in the wine room or larger private events on the outdoor patio or in the spacious gallery room. It offers a completely private exclusive room with an exclusive event planner and event staff, as well as multiple seating options and floor plans.

Mister A's

- In addition to delicious food, Mister A's has a beautiful dining room with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows and a large rooftop patio with views of the downtown San Diego skyline.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines

- Run by acclaimed executive chef Kelli Crosson, The Lodge at Torrey Pines's main restaurant is ideal for an elegant feast in its wooden dining room bathed in natural light, where the intimate private room can accommodate up to 10 people.

If you're looking to host a private event, there are several restaurants with private dining in San Diego with private rooms or larger private event spaces for groups of any size. For more great dining options in San Diego, check out my list of sushi spots in San Diego.

Kathie Defalco
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