Tortoise is an underground fine-dining restaurant in San Diego, California.
We are people who love great food and care deeply about service, and our mission is to bring fine dining standards and cuisine to everyone who loves to eat, regardless of experience or wardrobe or how many 3-star restaurants you've been to. We believe fine dining can be exquisite food and beautiful presentations, but also fun, and whimsical, and engaging, and this is our attempt to make it approachable to our friends and family: to focus on the things that really matter, and strip away those that don't.
In that spirit, we present Tortoise: classic French techniques meets Southern California / Northern Mexico flavors. High service standards with a casual vibe. Fine Dining, but San Diego.
Welcome to Tortoise. We can't wait to take care of you.