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Escondido...anything a Hound would enjoy near Auto Parkway?

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Hi,

I'm looking for a local upscale but not too upscale (no chains) restaurant with excellent service as close as possible to the following address:

1900 Auto Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029

I would like to give a gift certificate. Food type might be steaks, American or Italian.

If anyone can help it will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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  1. How about the new Stone Brew restaurant?

    http://www.stoneworldbistro.com/

    I think that's about as close to Auto Parkway as you can get (food wise). They have an interesting mix of cuisine style, but we enjoyed everything we had their (except the mashed potato bites - they were a little bland). Just make sure you write a note to tell the recipient to call and get on the Priority Seating list (like fake reservations) to avoid a long wait.

    There's probably some reviews on this board somewhere, too.

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    1. re: leanneabe

      I'd second that recommendation.

    2. Last time I ate there, we asked about gift certificates and they weren't available yet.

      1. Hacienda de Vega for Upscale Mexican perhaps?

        I really like Fishhouse Veracruz or you may want to check out the restaurants of 'restaurant row' in neighboring San Marcos. I cannot speak for any of them other than FHVZ, however.