38th Annual Gold Medallion

San Diego Chapter
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The San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association is celebrating it’s 38th year hosting the Gold Medallion Awards Dinner! Each year, this premier industry event brings together an audience of San Diego’s most prominent restaurateurs to celebrate culinary excellence.

 


 

38th Annual Gold Medallion

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Town and Country Resort

NOMINEES

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BEST AMERICAN CASUAL

Barleymash
Ketch Grill & Taps
Nolita Hall
The Crack Shack – Little Italy
The Henry

BEST AMERICAN MODERN

Kettner Exchange
Mister A’s
Prado at Balboa Park

BEST AMERICAN TRADITIONAL

94th Aero Squadron
Beaumont’s Neighborhood Eatery
Firehouse Restaurant & Lounge
Vintana Wine & Dine

BEST ASIAN

Dumpling Inn
Kingfisher Bar and Eatery
Lumi

BEST BAKERY / CAFÉ

Bread & Cie
Con Pane Rustic Breads & Café
Olive Café

BEST BBQ

Cali Comfort BBQ
Coaster Saloon/Del’s Hideout/ Pioneer BBQ
Coop’s West Texas BBQ
Felix’s BBQ With Soul
Iron Pig Alehouse

BEST BISTRO / WINE BAR

Sbicca
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
Vin De Syrah

BEST BREAKFAST / BRUNCH

Broken Yolk
Great Maple
Hash House a Go Go

BEST BREWERY RESTAURANT

Coronado Brewing
Draft Republic
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Rincon Reservation Road Brewery

BEST BURGERS

A Bunz Burger Joint
In-N-Out Burger
The Habit Burger Grill

BEST CALIFORNIAN

Duke’s La Jolla
George’s At The Cove
Juniper & Ivy

BEST CASINO RESTAURANT

Barona Oaks Steakhouse | Barona Casino
Hell’s Kitchen | Harrah’s Resort SoCal
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza | Seven Mile Casino

BEST CATERER

Terra American Bistro & Catering
The Abbey Catering
Urban Kitchen Catering

BEST DINER

Corvette Diner
Descanso Junction Restaurant
Kensington Café

BEST FAST CASUAL

Chick-fil-A
Rubio’s Coastal Grill
Urban Plates

BEST FRENCH CUISINE

Bleu Boheme Restaurant
Mille Fleurs
The French Gourmet
The Smoking Goat

BEST GREEK CUISINE

Café Athena
Meze Greek Fusion
Panini Kabob Grill

BEST HOTEL CASUAL

Humphreys | Humpreys Half Moon Inn
Sea 180 Coastal Tavern | Pier South Resort
The Grill | Lodge at Torrey Pines

BEST HOTEL FINE DINING

333 Pacific | Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort
A.R. Valentien | Lodge at Torrey Pines
NINE-TEN | Grand Colonial

BEST INTERNATIONAL

Fogo de Chao – San Diego
Melting Pot – Gaslamp
Queenstown Public House
Yanni’s Bar & Grill

BEST ITALIAN MODERN

Bencotto
Cucina Enoteca Del Mar | Cucina Urbana | Cucina Sorella
Monello

BEST ITALIAN TRADITIONAL

Catania
civico 1845
Solare
Vigilucci’s Trattoria

BEST MEXICAN CASUAL

Death by Tequila
El Agave Restaurant & Tequileria
El Indio Mexican Restaurant & Catering
Lolita’s Mexican Food

BEST MEXICAN DINNER HOUSE

Café Coyote | Coyote Cantina
Casa De Bandini
Casa De Reyes
Coasterra

BEST NIGHTCLUB

Belly Up Tavern
Ocean Terrace at George’s At The Cove
Prohibition

BEST PACIFIC RIM CUISINE

Bali Hai
Roy’s – San Diego
The Market at HFS

BEST PIZZA

Filippi’s Pizza Grotto
Leucadia Pizzeria
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

BEST PUB TAVERN

Backyard Kitchen & Tap
Dirty Birds Bar & Grill
The Field Irish Pub & Restaurant
The Waterfront

BEST SEAFOOD CASUAL

Anthony’s Fish Grotto
King’s Fish House
The Fish Market

BEST SEAFOOD FINE DINING

Eddie V’s
The Brigantine
Tom Ham’s Lighthouse
Top of the Market – San Diego

BEST SPORTS BAR

Eastbound Bar & Grill
Harbor Town
Social Tap San Diego

BEST STEAKHOUSE CASUAL

Bully’s East Prime Bistro Sports Bar
Outback Steakhouse
The Butcher Shop Steakhouse

BEST STEAKHOUSE FINE DINING

Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop
Island Prime
Morton’s the Steakhouse – San Diego

 

Thank you to our Gold Medallion Sponsors

TITLE SPONSORSHIP
Rincon Tribe Logo
Shamrock Foods Logo
DIAMOND SPONSORSHIP
Bazaar Del Mundo Logos
PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP
SDG&E Logo
ChefWorks Logo
SDCM logo
Wilson Elser Logo
US Foods logo
RNDC Platinum Sponsor of Gold Medallion
GOLD SPONSORSHIP
Pettit Kohn Logo
Specialty Produce Logo
The Fish Market logo
Trimark R.W. Smith & Co. Logo
EcoLab
Barona Resort & Casino Logo
Bakertilly Logo
In-N-Out Burger
PepsiCo Logo
Alliant Logo
Hamilton Meats Logo
Mister A's Logo
Lolita's Mexican Food Logo
VIDEO SPONSOR
Mari + Gold Logo
CENTER OF THE PLATE
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