best dinner for 1 in san diego?
staying at the W for a few nights. don't want to break the bank, but want to eat well. any suggestions on where the eating at the bar is comfortable or a table for one will provide a great "taste of san diego's better food options"?
Not sure if you have a car or not so I am just going to give you downtown dining options.
Lunch/casual afternoon dining:
Sit OUTSIDE at the Bar of The Fish Market downtown. Get the calamari, steamed mussels or any of the sushi options. The deck & Adirondack chairs have one of the best views.
Sogno Di Vino in Little Italy is a 10 minute walk. They have fairly decent food--had a great lunch there on my birthday a week ago and a fun wine list. Plus the bar dining is nice as is sitting outside people watching
Tin Fish: Good fish tacos/burritos and quite a scene before the ball games. So either go way before a game starts or after the game starts.
Dinner: The bar at Oceanaire. Great food/service and good people watching. Cafe Chloe in the East Village part of downtown is super good. Take a cab or even a pedicab. Or if you like to walk--walk. I make the walk down there quite often (I work right by the W).
Not downtown: JDRN in Pacific Beach. Beautiful scenery, beautiful people and actually good food. But beware those in the beautiful people bar scene descend on the place after 8pm Thurs-Sunday.
Big fan of eating at the bar. Doobson's is my favorite downtown. In the PB La Jolla area I would go with Bully's for prime rib, Lupi and Manhattan for Italian. Tap Room on Garnet has a nice bar (beer and wine) with lot of local beers on tap and great pizza. Costa Brava has solid spanish tapas and good sangria. Burgers at the bar at Rocky's is IMO a must. Probably left a bunch out, but I hope this helps.
i loved the W..we stayed there last year and walked to Little Italy. Acquired a pre-dinner buzz at Sogno di Vino and then had dinner next door at Buon Appetito. I liked the wine bar quite a bit..we sat at the bar and had an Italian meat and cheese platter..yum
drinks at the W sand bar were fun!!
Great suggestions from others and LOVE Dobson's downtown next to Horton Plaza for the puff pastry Mussel Bisque..it is one of the best..
We are staying downtown for the weekend and that is the first place we are heading..
I like the bar at McCormick & Schmicks at the Omni..great bar food and pretty cheap on drinks.
Love the Waterfront in Little Italy too..Tivoli's is one of my fav's but its more if you are going to a Padre's game..
Taka for Sushi....Chive for Happy Hour in the Gaslamp.
Grant Grill at the US Grant..
Touristy but works is Anthony's in the bar at the Harborside...no flames :)