5 Best Restaurants in San Diego For a Holiday Party


The holidays will be here before we know it and it’s never too early to start planning a private corporate event that appeals to a wide range of palates and preferences.


Luckily, the San Diego area is home to serval venues that provide a backdrop for festive merriment.  From casual to more upscale, we’ve put together a list of places ideal for a holiday party buyout.

Pacific Coast Grill, Cardiff

You can’t beat Pacific Coast Grill’s stunning ocean views, impressive menu items and exceptional service.  Whether it’s an intimate affair of 20 people or a larger party of 200, PCG can accommodate groups of all sizes. However, a buyout of the entire upstairs will accommodate 100 guests while the ground level seats 120 comfortably. Look to their experienced banquet and culinary teams in executing plated and buffet-style service to deliver an unforgettable experience.

Poseidon, Del Mar

This is the place for inspired coastal cuisine. From salads to tacos, Poseidon puts its own unique spin on each dish. They can accommodate lunches or dinners for large parties of up to 40 and have a few price points. Their cocktails as well as beer and wine list offer the perfect complement to any meal.

La Puerta, Mission Hills

Elevated without being uppity, La Puerta has earned a reputation for its combination of tacos, music and tequila. They promise friendly service and Sinaloa-inspired family recipes made from the freshest ingredients. Its specialty drinks are refreshing and as natural as possible. Be sure to ask about their company buyout menus.

Arterra, San Diego

It doesn’t get much fresher than this. Del Mar is a local leader in the field-to-fork movement, serving up the freshest locally sourced and organic ingredients from California. One visit here and it’s easy to see why Arteera was awarded Three Diamonds from AAA. Put simply,  Arterra brings an exciting style to the Del Mar dining scene. Think: a selection of handcrafted cocktails and a curated list of artisan wines and craft beer.


The restaurant promises that its private dining spaces and warm ambiance are perfect for such occasions as holiday parties. They’ll go the extra mile to make the dining experience perfect. You can pick from three distinct private dining rooms and an outdoor patio that accommodates events of various sizes.

Asti Ristorante

Asti Ristorante remains one of downtown San Diego’s best Italian restaurants in the Gaslamp Quarter for many reasons. From meticulously executed group events to small business meetings, Asti is synonymous with superb customer service and top-quality Italian cuisine, using local, organic and farm-fresh ingredients whenever possible.

For holiday party buyouts, Asti has a full-time events team to help coordinate your corporate or special event from start to finish! The full restaurant, including the exterior patio, is also available for buyout and can seat up to 120 guests. Leave all the details to them and get ready to experience a taste of Italy in SoCal.

The right atmosphere and impressive lineup of food and drinks make for a winning combination. These five options tick off all the boxes.

Here’s to a wondrous holiday season!

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