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Dec 12, 2008 01:09 AM

San Diego Dining Deals

Hey All,

Was reading an interesting article in the NY Times where the author was trying to dine out with a companion and get a good meal for a decent price (link is here, in case you're interested:

With times being tough and all, this made me think about what kind of dining deals there are out here in San Diego. I've listed a few below, but would love to hear about any others...

1) Morton's Steakhouse
30th Anniversary Menu: 3 course meal for $49.50

2) Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Irrestible Steak and Stuffed Lobster for $39.95

3) Tapenade
Sunset Menu: 3 course meal for $29.95

4) Arterra
3 Course Prix Fixe Dinner for 2 for $79

Looking forward to your input!

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  1. Lobster Monday at the Marine Room
    $40 for a 3 course dinner, $55 with the wine paring

    2 Replies
    1. re: DiningDiva

      Jacks in La Jolla has half price wine on Wednesdays.

      1. re: DiningDiva

        Thanks for the recommendation. A few friends and I decided to give this a try, and were pretty pleased. We did the wine pairing with the dinner, but were pretty disappointed with the wine (it was unanimous). While I would definitely recommend Lobster Monday to others, I would suggest skipping the wine pairings...

        BTW, the view at the Marine Room is pretty spectacular.

      2. Blue Plate Special at The Better Half

        $15 for three course of some of the best food in SD (every day including weekend from 5-7)

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        1. re: honkman

          Here's the fine print from their website. 18% automatically included on all checks? Still a deal. They're closed Monday, which I discovered when I went to visit. I almost missed the sign that says so. Someone had to point out the fine print :P

          * The Fine Print
          Your selections from The Blue Plate Special menu must reach the kitchen by 7 PM. Automatic 18% gratuity will be added to all checks. Our corkage fee is $5/bottle. We will be unable to accommodate any dietary preferences or restrictions. Please respect our NO SHARING, NO SUBSTITUTIONS and NO SEPARATE CHECKS policy.

        2. I just checked this out on the Sea Rocket Bistro website.
          Sea Rocket Bistro was doing a $20 Prix Fix Menu on their Movie nights.
          it looks like we just missed it since their movie nights were held in November. Maybe some people that tried it can request to bring it back?

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          1. re: epicureous eggplant

            From a post on their blog yesterday, it looks like they are still doing the movie nights:


            1. Wine Vault & Bistro's 5-course tasting menu is offered every Saturday for $25. It's a steal in any economy!