39th Annual Gold Medallion

San Diego Chapter
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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

The San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association is celebrating it’s 39th 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.

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38th Annual Gold Medallion Winners

Ketch Grill & Taps Best American Casual Gold Medallion Winner
BEST AMERICAN CASUAL

Ketch Grill & Taps

Mister A's Best American Modern Gold Medallion Winner
Best American Modern

Mister A’s

Vintana Wine & Dine Best American Traditional Gold Medallion Winner
Best American Traditional

Vintana Wine & Dine

Bread & Cie Best Bakery / Café Gold Medallion Winner
Best Bakery / Café

Bread & Cie

Vin De Syrah Best Bistro / Wine Bar Gold Medallion Winner
Best Bistro / Wine Bar

Vin De Syrah

Great Maple Best Breakfast / Brunch Gold Medallion Winner
Best Breakfast / Brunch

Great Maple

Karl Strauss Brewing Company Best Brewery Restaurant Gold Medallion Winner
Best Brewery Restaurant

Karl Strauss Brewing Company

In-N-Out Burger Best Burgers Gold Medallion Winner
Best Burgers

In-N-Out Burger

George's At The Cove Best Californian Gold Medallion Winner
Best Californian

George’s At The Cove

Barona Oaks Steakhouse | Barona Casino Best Casino Restaurant Gold Medallion Winner
Best Casino Restaurant

Barona Oaks Steakhouse | Barona Casino

Hell's Kitchen | Harrah's Resort SoCal Best Casino Restaurant Gold Medallion Winner
Best Casino Restaurant

Hell’s Kitchen | Harrah’s Resort SoCal

Urban Kitchen Catering Best Caterer Gold Medallion Winner
Best Caterer

Urban Kitchen Catering

Corvette Diner Best Diner Gold Medallion Winner
Best Diner

Corvette Diner

Urban Plates Best Fast Casual Gold Medallion Winner
Best Fast Casual

Urban Plates

The Smoking Goat Best French Cuisine Gold Medallion Winner
Best French Cuisine

The Smoking Goat

Bleu Boheme Restaurant Best French Cuisine Gold Medallion Winner
Best French Cuisine

Bleu Boheme Restaurant

Café Athena Best Greek Cuisine Gold Medallion Winner
Best Greek Cuisine

Café Athena

Melting Pot - Gaslamp Best International Gold Medallion Winner
Best International

Melting Pot – Gaslamp

civico 1845 Best Italian Traditional Gold Medallion Winner
Best Italian Traditional

civico 1845

Lolita's Mexican Food Best Mexican Casual Gold Medallion Winner
Best Mexican Casual

Lolita’s Mexican Food

Coasterra Best Mexican Dinner House Gold Medallion Winner
Best Mexican Dinner House

Coasterra

Belly Up Tavern Best Nightclub Gold Medallion Winner
Best Nightclub

Belly Up Tavern

Bali Hai Best Pacific Rim Cuisine Gold Medallion Winner
Best Pacific Rim Cuisine

Bali Hai

The Waterfront Best Pub Tavern Gold Medallion Winner
Best Pub Tavern

The Waterfront

The Fish Market Best Seafood Casual Gold Medallion Winner
Best Seafood Casual

The Fish Market

Tom Ham's Lighthouse Best Seafood Fine Dining Gold Medallion Winner
Best Seafood Fine Dining

Tom Ham’s Lighthouse

Eddie V's Best Seafood Fine Dining Gold Medallion Winner
Best Seafood Fine Dining

Eddie V’s

Eastbound Bar & Grill Best Sports Bar Gold Medallion Winner
Best Sports Bar

Eastbound Bar & Grill

Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop Best Steakhouse Fine Dining Gold Medallion Winner
Best Steakhouse Fine Dining

Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop

Gold Medallion Restauranteur of the Year - Sarah Mattinson
Restauranteur of the Year

Sarah Mattinson

Gold Medallion Chef of the Year - Chef Alfie
Chef of the Year

Chef Alfie

Gold Medallion Lifetime Achievement - Diane Powers
Lifetime Achievement

Diane Powers

Gold Medallion Title Sponsor- Rincon
Title Sponsor

Rincon

Gold Medallion Title Sponsor - Shamrock Foods
Title Sponsor

Shamrock

 

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

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RNDC Platinum Sponsor of Gold Medallion
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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
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Hamilton Meats Logo
Mister A's Logo
Lolita's Mexican Food Logo
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