Staying at Marriott Del Mar
- Sushi Otaku Mar 24, 2009 01:48 PM
I'll be staying here for a week for business but no car to drive around. Any recommendations within walking distance?
It's a bit of a walk (maybe about a mile), but the weather is supposed to be gorgeous this week. There's a tiny Italian restaurant on Carmel Valley Road called Trattoria Ponte Vecchio. We love it there. http://www.pontevecchiodelmar.com/home/ .
Unless you're desperate you should avoid Pat & Oscars (a local chain) and Tio Leo's, which are temptingly close to the hotel.
Arterra is great with a lively patio and happy hour.
Also Ruth Chris' is just up the road. It'd be a 15 walk or a 2 minute cab ride.
If you want more casual/cheap, Souplantation, Nico's Taco Shop and Subway are about a 5 min walk down the street. There's a Thai place in the same shopping plaza, Spices Thai Cafe. It's ok, not great Thai and too Americanized for me, but it's another decent option.
o/w, Arterra is the closest and best. Ruth Chris' is next closest.