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Safight Jan 9, 2008 02:10 PM

Basically I need some trendy, nice places to recommend to my boss. $$$ ok. He likes sleek, mod places usually. But food should be good and will to consider other 'decors'. Please help!

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    Cathy RE: Safight Jan 9, 2008 02:35 PM

    Where are you/boss staying and/or will you have a car? Public transportation is not great or cheap here.

    1. DiningDiva RE: Safight Jan 9, 2008 02:35 PM

      San Diego covers a lot of territory, where will he be staying and will he have a car?

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        Safight RE: DiningDiva Jan 9, 2008 02:45 PM

        Staying in the Marina and taking cabs only

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          wanker RE: Safight Jan 9, 2008 03:04 PM

          "The Marina?" That really doesn't mean anything in SD. Do you mean downtown/gaslamp (i.e., the Marriott) or harbor island? We're not trying to be difficult, but San Diego is big and it's difficult to provide recommendations for visitors without specifics on the location and food preference.

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            Safight RE: wanker Jan 9, 2008 03:10 PM

            Sorry I clearly don't know the city (hence why I need the help). It's the Marriott "Marina" apparently close to the gaslamp quarter...on Harbor Dr. near the water...does that help?

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              Josh RE: Safight Jan 9, 2008 03:20 PM

              Check out Bondi, in the Gaslamp on 5th. Very cool decor, decent food. Some interesting Australian beers, too.

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                wanker RE: Safight Jan 9, 2008 06:12 PM

                Do a chowhound search for dining in the "Gaslamp district of San Diego", or do a Google search and you will find several on-line resources. The Gaslamp is chock full or great restaurants. Chive, Candela's, Jsix are all great, plus the Gaslamp has many high end chains (e.g., Morton's, etc.) If you have specific type of cuisine or scene in mind we can give more specifics.

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          FoodWarrior22 RE: Safight Jan 9, 2008 03:15 PM

          Nobu San Diego at Hard Rock Hotel....brand new.

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            cstr RE: FoodWarrior22 Jan 9, 2008 03:31 PM

            Island Prime for a decent view and steak.

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              Ewilensky RE: cstr Jan 9, 2008 03:48 PM

              Stingaree for trendy and sleek and $$$

              http://www.stingsandiego.com/

              Nobu (as mentioned above) for trendy and sleek and $$$

              Jsix for suprisingly good food, trendy and $$

              http://www.jsixsandiego.com/

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            bigjoe001 RE: Safight Jan 9, 2008 03:49 PM

            there are some good options downtown. Try Chive if you want something really good. They have small plates and a good happy hour. It is close to the hotel you are at and is fairly inexpensive. The small plates help you regulate how much you spend

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