Anniversary Dinner Suggestions? (SD)
Has anyone been to 1500 Ocean since the chef left? I believe it was a few months ago. I'd like to go someplace that has a good ambiance, not too stuffy but excellent food. Last year we went to 910 and it was phenomenal. I'd like to go someplace in a similiar price range and ambiance. Preferably, I'd like to eat in La Jolla or south...
Here were some places I was considering:
if you're willing to go a bit north, Cavaillon in Santaluz is very good as is Market in Del Mar. Market is probably the closer of the two to 9-10 in La Jolla. Cavaillon is French bistro-ish style food.
Another idea is AR Valentien at the Torrey Pines Lodge. It is excellent and similar in style to 9-10.
Jack's depends on which level you're eating at and what kind of food you like. I liken it to figuring out which level of George's has the best food.
AR's atmosphere is cozy and quiet in a Craftsman style room. I have a hard time calling it "stuffy," although some might b/c it's a quieter atmosphere.
Tapenade is excellent--never had a bad meal there. Less of an intimate space than AR Valentien.