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smile81 Feb 11, 2009 12:25 PM

My parents and 18yo sister are visiting (first to SD) and I can't think of what to do with them at night... maybe dessert with a view? any ideas?

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    normalheightsfoodie RE: smile81 Feb 11, 2009 02:14 PM

    Mr. A's, if it is warm you can even sit outside, under a heater.

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      stevewag23 RE: normalheightsfoodie Feb 11, 2009 03:01 PM

      Yeah, if you mention "view" I got to say Mr. A's.

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      normalheightsfoodie RE: smile81 Feb 12, 2009 10:03 AM

      You should also check the top of the Hyatt, downtown. Mr. A's does allow you the ability to go out onthe balcony and see several views from outside as well as inside.

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        smile81 RE: normalheightsfoodie Feb 12, 2009 10:24 AM

        unfortunately mister a's is off the table b/c its food just can't justify the view. i'll try the hyatt-do you think the view is as good at night as it is during the day?

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          normalheightsfoodie RE: smile81 Feb 12, 2009 10:33 AM

          If it is a clear night, you get a gret view, the best view is from the hallway when you get off the elevator. At Mister A's Dessert and drinks would probably set you back about 100.

          Mr's A's does do lunch, and it is much more affordable.

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            Alice Q RE: normalheightsfoodie Feb 12, 2009 02:59 PM

            Dessert and drinks might be $50. at Mr. A's, but no way would it be $100. Top of the Hyatt does not serve dessert, we learned that on xmas eve a few years ago. If you want dessert, Extraordinary Desserts in Little Italy or in Hillcrest is probably your best bet. It's just down the street from Mr. A's, so you could do drinks there, and head to ED for dessert.

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              normalheightsfoodie RE: Alice Q Feb 13, 2009 01:01 PM

              I have found the desserts at ED to be overpriced and underwhelming. When they first opened, in bankers hill everything was top shelf, I think they are more interested in production and service and less on good product.

              All desserts at Mr. A's are $11, with the exception of the Churro that is 7. If everyone had a drink or a coffee, you are easily approaching 20 per person plus tax and tip = 100 for 4 people.

              The top of the Hyatt just serves apps and drinks.

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                Alice Q RE: normalheightsfoodie Feb 15, 2009 05:16 PM

                I guess you're right - if each of the four people orders a dessert - but usually in my experience tables of four share two desserts. I really don't think much has changed at ED in terms of quality - and I've been eating there for the full 20 years they've been open.

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