The best view in San Diego just improved after Mister A’s recently completed makeover, which includes an additional 18-seat sunken bar and 72-seat indoor-outdoor lounge. Its location just outside the heart of downtown in Banker’s Hill gives you a view of the entire city in all its splendor, from the airport to the bay. The kitchen makes an incredible Maine Lobster Pot Pie that we won’t judge you for ordering as your main while you sip on a signature Smoke & Mirrors Chichicapa mezcal, made with Bulleit rye whiskey, Carpano Antica, tobacco bitters, and smoked hoja santa or a retro, barrel-aged Espresso Martini for a sophisticated finish.
How to book: Reservations are required and can be made online. Walk-ins are accepted if seating is available.
Mr. A’s has, hands down, the most spectacular view of any rooftop venue, along with a beautiful renovation that includes an additional 18-seat sunken bar and 72-seat indoor-outdoor lounge. Executive chef Stephane Voitzwinkler artfully blends American, French, and Alsatian influences into his brunch menu (think Cast Iron French Alps Reblochon Tartiflette, Savory Dutch Baby, and Fines Herbes Omelettes), along with executive pastry chef Amy Simpson’s monthly menu of crave-worthy handmade pastries, bread, and donuts. Mr. A’s recently introduced Saturday Jazz Brunch from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, with a NOLA-inspired menu showcasing special dishes like Frog Legs à L'Alsacienne, Crispy Shrimp Po Boy, hushpuppies, Moules Frites, and of course, the quintessential beignets, plus a slate of classic New Orleans cocktails from Bar Manager Alvin Pugeda and his team. The regular brunch menu is also available.
How to book: Make reservations online well in advance, although walk-ins are accepted if seating is available. Note that there is a dress code.
The view at Mr. A's is the first thing you’ll notice, and it’s breathtaking both day and night. In daylight, sit outside and watch the jets descend to the runway at San Diego International Airport, and come evening, thousands of sparkling city lights dazzle almost as much as the food. Executive chef Stephane Voitzwinkler artfully blends American, French, and Mediterranean influences into dishes like duck with chickpeas and mint or sea bass with Languedoc Cognac sauce. Make reservations well in advance to nab a coveted window seat, and note that there is a dress code.
Celebrate Thanksgiving while you enjoy stunning views of the city at the beautifully renovated Mr. A’s. Their fine dining prix-fixe menu offers more options than most, including robust classics like Classic Lobster Bisque, Baked Oysters Rockefeller, Roasted Organic Diestel Farm Turkey and Slow-Roasted Brandt Farm Prime Rib, along with chef Stephane Voitzwinkler’s creative interpretations of flavors of the season, like Butternut Squash Agnolotti and Superior Farm Lamb Chops with garlic rosemary jus. End your meal on a sweet note with enticing desserts such as Pumpkin Crème Brûlée and Warm French Apple Tart. See the full menu online.
Cost: $95 per person. Upgrades and optional dishes run +$10.50-11.50.
When you want your dinner party to be especially memorable, head to the newly renovated Mr. A's, San Diego’s favorite special occasion restaurant. The view is the first thing you’ll notice, and it’s breathtaking both day and night. During the day you can sit outside on the expanded outdoor lounge area and watch the jets descend to the runway at San Diego International Airport. By night, thousands of sparkling city lights dazzle almost as much as the food. Culinary director Stephane Voitzwinkler artfully blends American, French, and Alsatian influences that straddle between the classics—think rosy pink Duck Breast and Colorado Rack of Lamb—and modern takes on Chickpea Panisse and Georges Bay Scallops. Note that there is a dress code.
How to book: Reservations for parties up to six can be made via OpenTable. For larger groups, call the restaurant at 619-239-1377.