San Diego is known for a great number of things, including its weather, its beaches, and its hosting of the yearly nerd-fest, Comic Con. However, one thing you probably didn't know about San Diego is that it has some of the best restaurants in the world.

Indeed, from gourmet sea-food to traditional American favorites, nearly every restaurant in the city is brimming with its own unique character and personality, an attribute that almost no other place in the world can claim. Which is why we, here at Travelers Today, have taken it upon ourselves to list five of the city's very best restaurants below, showing off the places that give the city its particular style and flair.

5. C-Level and Island Prime 

What better way to start the list than with this Harbor Island double-whammy, a culinary landmark for anyone who's lived in San Diego long. Indeed, with near-panoramic views of the city, these two restaurants offer some of the most romantic ambience to be found in Southern California. Plus the food isn't bad either. With a healthy variety of surf 'n turf, you can be sure that your meal will be both quality and inventive, the most you could ask out of any restaurant.

4. Sushi Ota

Interested in a less luxurious experience? Look no further than Sushi Ota, one of the best places for true, Japanese sushi in the world. Indeed, while the restaurant may not be all that much to look at, the lack of frills and decorations almost adds to its traditional charm. Plus the raw fish they serve is completely out of this world, a true San Diego experience that anyone visiting the city has to try.

3. Truluck's

Another seafood standard, Truluck's in University City has some of the best food in the country. From their guaranteed-fresh crab (which is served to you within 24 hours of being caught), to their thickly-cut sirloins and strips, everything at Truluck's is just about as delicious as you can get. Plus, the ambience of the restaurant is something you can't find anywhere else. Combining trendy décor with a more traditional menu, Truluck's embodies everything that is San Diego dining, providing a culinary experience you don't want to miss out on.

2. George's at the Cove

Another culinary complex, George's at the Cove sets the standard for innovative dining in San Diego. Their "California Modern" dining room, in particular, provides some of the best gourmet food on the West Coast, full of perfectly-seasoned perennials like oysters, lobster, and rib-eye, along with more adventurous dishes like squab and octopus. Plus, for a more informal dining experience, "George's Ocean Terrace" upstairs provides panoramic views of the sea, offering the kind of relaxed, outdoors eating experience that San Diego is known for.

1. Bertrand at Mister A's

However, the number one spot is reserved for the most exquisite of them all. Indeed, perched on top of the Fifth Avenue Financial Center right near downtown, everything at Mister A's, from the view, to the food, to the ambience, is picture perfect. After all, what better way to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail than leaning over a multi-story terrace, watching the sun set over the San Diego skyline. Plus, if you're feeling experimental, their largely traditional American menu offers a few surprises. The pan-roasted duck-breast, for example, is sure to take you off guard, as is their gourmet twist to Zucchini lasagna. Which is why, ultimately, Bertrand at Mister A's is the best restaurant in San Diego, a place every potential diner should be sure to visit on their next tour through the city.