Victor's Restaurant & Bar
2702 North Mission Bay Drive, Mission Bay
Located adjacent to the Mission Bay Golf Course, some people mistake this restaurant for just another snack bar clubhouse. But Victor's has evolved into a first-rate concert showcase, especially for local jazz bands. The outside pavilion is popular with couples, explains Brian Ross. "There's a pond full of Japanese koi, a 12-foot waterfall, and a bridge leading across it to a little island with jungle vegetation; it's a very romantic atmosphere. We have dining on the patio under classic umbrellas, and a lot of times we have candles burning as well." Impress your date by reserving patio seating that overlooks the dance floor and is in front of the outdoor stage. A moderately priced menu features appetizers and full dinners.