New Restaurants to Try in April

See which new spots offer delicious eats throughout America’s Finest City

By Sarah Grieco
|  Friday, Apr 5, 2013  |  Updated 1:50 PM PDT
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Spring is in the air, and lovebirds looking for a new place to dine won’t have to look far in San Diego.

See which new spots offer delicious eats throughout America’s Finest City:


1205 Prospect St., La Jolla
The sister restaurant of the Grand Del Mar’s location has already generated a lot of buzz – mainly with people impressed with the ambitious wine list. The swanky spot opened this month, so make sure to grab a table before reservations fill up.

756 5th Ave., Gaslamp District

This might be the new hotspot for brunch downtown, with handcraft cocktails and bottomless mimosas dominating the menu. Vegetarians will also find solace in the veggie-heavy menu that focuses on seasonal bites.

Cat Eye Club
370 Seventh Ave., Gaslamp District
If you’re bored of a typical bar, try this hip new speakeasy in the heart of downtown. Fans of 1960s décor will enjoy the lounge-y vibe and funky cocktails.

Donut Bar
631 B St., Downtown
Don’t let the line dissuade you from grabbing a donut before work, the cashiers here move swiftly. With creative flavors like Nutella Hazelnut and Oreo, this might replace your standard coffee shop.

Fat Sal’s Deli
956 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach
The mouthwatering sandwiches at this hip PB eatery will tempt even the healthiest eater. Try the “Fat Jerry” sandwich that comes with fries, mozzarella sticks and bacon stuffed inside.

Great Maple
1451 Washington St., Hillcrest
Taking over the spot that was once the 24-hour eatery Brian’s, Great Maple is held up to high neighborhood standards. Thankfully its vibrant menu and old-timey ambiance is keeping locals happy and hungry.

The Haven
4051 Adams Ave., Kensington
Colorful artwork adorns this new restaurant in one of San Diego’s wealthiest neighborhoods that serves up creative pies. Local beers on tap pair perfectly with the delicious pizzas, plus there are plenty of salads for the table.

Heights Tavern
3377 Adams Ave., Normal Heights
This neighborhood keeps getting all the good places, and Heights Tavern is a welcomed addition. The patio will certainly be busy this summer and sports fans will likely dominate this bar on weekends thanks to plenty of televisions spread throughout the restaurant.

The Regal Seagull
996 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas
While people might go to this North County eatery for the sausage, they stay for the tots. Trot up to Encinitas to sample some of the best sausage sandwiches in North County.

Salt & Cleaver

3805 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest

Hillcrest residents are eagerly anticipating the opening of this Fifth Avenue sausage-fest in mid-April. House-made artisan meats rule the menu, and even vegetarians can try the innovative eggplant sausage.

Which new places are you hoping to try? Tell us in the comments below.

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