Originally Posted by Stalrock
Yea San Diego doesn't compete with San Fran or L.A. in the food category.
this is completely true, its hard to compete with LA or SF. however, san diego has improved dramatically in the past 2 years and there are quite a few excellent places to frequent.
is extremely good. They focus on farm fresh ingredients with a modern-california twist on italian.
is another that changes their menu daily depending what they get at local farms. Really good, really fresh, and fun to get a bunch of different apps to share and try.
Both of these places also infuse their own alcohol and have some really creative and delicious cocktails. Both great places for happy hour as well.
For French food you cannot beat Tapenade
. The experience is great and food perfect in that creamy, fatty, rich French way. Mr A's
is also pretty darn good with a view that cannot be beat (pictures on their front page is the view). Also a great spot for cocktails out on the deck, watching the planes land.
And if we talk about views, I have to bring up Marine Room
. One of the most picturesque places you can eat. Going at high tide is really ****ing cool (the water can actually hit the restaurant) and the sunsets there are incredible. Big time romantic spot.
Sushi Ota is really the only place for amazing sushi. Tuesday and Friday is when they get their shipments in, so definitely the best days to go.
I love eating out and think I have a pretty good handle on restaurants in San Diego. There are lots more good ones, but these are definitely my highlights.