Great San Diego Restaurant for Engagement Dinner Celebration?
Hi all! I am a New York chowhound but my best friend lives in San Diego. She just got engaged and I'd love to send her an engagement present of a gift certificate to a wonderful San Diego restaurant. Ideally, I'd like to spend no more than $100. My bf and her fiance eat and enjoy all types of cuisine. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.
Where do they live? If they are near or willing to drive to Banker's Hill, we had an OUTSTANDING dinner at Modus last week. It was so good that I wanted to go back the next night! $100 will cover most of dinner, depending on what they get.
Other options include (in no particular order):
George's on the Cove
Blackhorse Grill, now known as Market Grill (?)
Jack's La Jolla
re: Alice Q
Alice Q--yes, I chose Modus over Oceanaire for the 15 person dinner and have NO regrets! I've been wanting to post my experience but haven't had the time to do so. My only neg w/ Modus that night was that the service was slow in the beginning. We had to flag a waiter to take our orders--ended up that the owner (ex-general manager of Region) waited on us all night. Even with the slow-ish service, I would go back in a heartbeat. Their french fries were truly divine, beyond perfect! Beat out Tapenade and Cavaillon's pomme frites any day!
I'd be a bit hesitant w/ Blanca, only based on my one dinner where my foie gras and filet mignon came out cold.
Thanks so much for getting back to me... I'm not sure where they live, sorry, but I am sure that they'd be willing to drive. Also, Alice Q's post reminded me that they went to Oceanaire the night they got engaged. Thanks!