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Oct 28, 2007 11:36 AM

Dinner choice for UTC?

We were thinking of going to see the Bodies exhbit at UTC and then out to dinner for a Halloween treat (and it is our anniversary). For dinner I was thinking about Roys maybe. My hubby is not as fond of the steakhouses. Can you think of any other ideas? Has anyone been to Harry's Bar?

Let me know you thoughts. Thanks a bunch!!


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  1. We evacuated to that area all last week and to avoid driving ate twice at Harry's. We had not been for a couple years as the place has fallen off our radar. We both had pasta one night (mine was penne and sausage in a light cream sauce with gorgonzola; spouse enjoyed her angel hair with tomatos and basil) and meat the next (the Harry's Steak is a delicious New York with onion strings but the steak sandwhich was a disappointment). Food and service both very nice and the room is still nice as well.

    1. Harrys is still one of our favorites... always great.. There is also venice where Tutto Mare used to be...But harrys would be nicer for a anniversary.. or Roys...

      1. Roy's is nice. So is Cafe Japengo.

        We went to The Melting Pot in the Aventine this weekend and had pretty decent fondue there. I am no fondue expert but enjoyed dinner, nonetheless. Service was very slow, however, especially that we were there around 5 pm and one of a few occupied tables.

        Skip Blue Coral at the Aventine--overpriced, bad food.

        If you're willing to go to La Jolla proper, Tapenade, Nine-Ten, Jack's, Roppongi's, George's and Piatti's are all good.

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        1. re: daantaat

          We were orginally going to go to Addison, but with the fires, I am just feeling a bit lethargic. I don't want to ruin a nice meal like that if I am grumpy. So we are trying to go with a plan B of something not quite as extravagent.

          I will check out the Melting Pot. How is the noise level in the restaurant?


          1. re: domino1

            Yeah, I'd save Addison for a better time of the year.

            The noise level at The Melting Pot was zero to none, although we were there this weekend when over 50% of the county was evacuated and I don't think many people were in a party mood. Our reservations were at 5 pm and we left around 8:30 pm. We sat downstairs and the room was pretty well-padded--carpeting, semi-plushy booths. I think they have an upstairs area as well. They also have a 50% deal every day on certain items if you sit in the outdoor patio or in the bar area.

        2. what about miami grill? a friend of mine went to the one in poway and loved it, but i'm not quite sure i'm sold on it.

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          1. re: DoctorQuality

            I am kind of with you on that - not quite sold. I like the concept, but the one meal I had there was just so so.

            Thanks for the idea though!

          2. What about happy hour at Roppongi. It's a heck of a deal, all appetizers are 1/2 price and they're all good and easily shared. I think the drinks are also half off as well. If the weather holds you can sit out on the patio and watch the world go by.