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Mar 9, 2007 09:57 AM

Fine Dining in San Diego Conference center area

Anyone have suggestions for GOOD food, cost no object, need to impress clients within walking distance or possibly cab ride around the conference center? Prefer not steakhouse or sushi---need good food, atmosphere and service. Dakota and Osetra were recommended and did not at all live up to expectations.

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    1. Walking distance? Oceanaire.

      Really short cab ride, or a very long walk - The Westgate Hotel or possibly Grant's Gill in the U.S. Grant Hotel. Hotel dining in San Diego isn't insipid, and often better than free-standing restaurants.

      Short cab ride - Bertrand's at Mr. A's. 13th or 14th floor resto, only restaurant with downtown views. Food is usually pretty good. If you need to impress this is not a bad choice -

      1. Oceanaire; Dobson's; concur re Bertrand's which also has a magnificent view of city, bay, ocean