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What is the most expensive restaurant in San Diego?

lotsofissues Oct 11, 2007 11:35 PM

I'm just curious.

  1. Josh Oct 11, 2007 11:37 PM

    Probably El Bizcocho or Mille Fleurs.

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      DiningDiva Oct 12, 2007 08:59 AM

      I think it might be 1500 Ocean in the Hotel Del.

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      butterbutt Oct 12, 2007 08:55 AM

      Im going with Addison,although I believe it might be Del mar... but still.. quite the adventure..

      although you know when you take Epazote or Flemings and pay for the sides they get right up there too.

      1. Jim Strain Oct 12, 2007 11:02 AM

        Well, one can only charge so much for a steak or a piece of fish, even if stuffed with truffles and dredged in caviar (sounds like the original Iron Chef -- or Vegas). But if I were looking for the place that could put the biggest kink in my line of credit, it would be someplace with a trophy wine list.

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          LisaSD Oct 12, 2007 01:55 PM

          My guess is that it would be among these:
          Mille Fleurs
          Addison at the New Grande Del Mar
          Island Prime
          Quarter Kitchen at The Ivy
          Rancho Valencia

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            daantaat Oct 12, 2007 02:54 PM

            Addison in Del Mar. They are higher than Mille Fleurs, El Bizcocho.

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              Alice Q Oct 12, 2007 07:25 PM

              I'd just add Jack's Fine Dining - and Blanca is up there too - with entrees in the $40. range.

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                ibstatguy Oct 13, 2007 08:45 AM

                although I've not yet been, from what I've been told and read, Blanca is right at the top.

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                  daantaat Oct 13, 2007 02:38 PM

                  Blanca is up there but I think is slightly lower than Addison's. Several companies with limits on how much they can spend for dinner can't go to Addison's b/c it's too high, yet they can do Blanca.

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              MrKrispy Oct 12, 2007 08:24 PM

              It has been a while since I went but I think Rainwaters was more expensive than Flemings and Island Prime.

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                jennywenny Oct 12, 2007 08:27 PM

                What about the marine room and maitre d?

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                mercyteapot Oct 13, 2007 08:49 AM

                I'd add Mister A's to the list of possibilities. It's hard to say exactly, because no 2 restaurants have the exact same menu, wine list, etc.

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                  ibstatguy Oct 13, 2007 09:46 AM

                  I wouldn't put Mister As in the "as expensive" list of Blanca or Addison

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                    mercyteapot Oct 13, 2007 12:15 PM

                    After I typed that, I thought to look at the menus and came back and edited it out, because it turned out not to be as $ as I was remembering. Obviously, the edit didn't work. I hadn't been to Mister A's for quite some time- not since it moved even. Time flies, I really hadn't thought about how long it had actually been.

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                      stevuchan Oct 14, 2007 03:54 PM

                      Dropped 350 (for two) during restuarant week at 1500 ocean. So it has to be near the top of the list. It was worth every penny, best foie in the county IMO.

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                  butterbutt Oct 17, 2007 08:19 AM

                  what about the Skye Room at La Valancia. Ive never been.. but Ive heard it was up there. Today in the paper mentions 50 -60 dollar entrees.....

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