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Need SD recs for Mother's Day & 9th wedding anniversary

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Hello 'Hounds!

Well, I am pretty settled here in San Diego after moving here from NYC almost a year ago. Quite happy, I must say, and having a young child keeps me home for most of my meals. I now live in Rancho Penasquitos.

Anyway.... I need recs for two special occasions:

1. Mother's Day - anticipate a large group comprised of 8 adults, 2 infants, and 3 kids (7, 10, and 13). Would like to have a yummy, reasonably priced lunch ($20 and under per adult entree) to celebrate all the mommies (at least 4 of us). Place needs to be family-friendly due to the kids.

2. Our 9th wedding anniversary. I would like a nice, sophisticated, adults-only dinner since I spent my last anniversary in a car headed from Utah to Los Angeles. I love seafood, but hubby is allergic to shrimp and lobster. He can eat crab and fish, though and loves steak. Preferably not too far from where we live. Ideally would like to be somewhere romantic, with nice views, and non-snobby service. Was considering Pacifica Del Mar, The Prado, George's of La Jolla. Would also like to have a nice selection of wines by the glass since I'm a wine drinker and hubby is not. Willing to pay good money but not exorbitant prices (no more than $30 per entree).

Many thanks in advance!

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  1. Mother's Day--Cavaillon in Santaluz. Extremely reasonably priced brunch/lunch for the quality of food. Average price/dish is $10. They have a liquor license, so you can indulge in mimosas and Bloody Mary's, if you so choose. Plus, you have the large, quiet, safe park across the street where you can send the kids to play afterwards.

    Anniversary-Among your pics, George's (downstairs only) is the best. Also try El Bizcocho at the RB Inn, Addison at the Grande del Mar. Addison may run higher than your price point, but it's definitely worth checking out.

    No views, but good food and service--Market, Blanca, Tapenade

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    1. re: daantaat

      Thank you! I made a reservation at George's California Modern which is the fine dining section vs. the Ocean Terrace. I think we'll save the Ocean Terrace for another time.

      Mother's Day is now kind of out of my hands but I'll see if I can nudge them in that direction :)

      1. re: BaronessCore

        nudge, and nudge hard! maybe telling everyone else that Cavaillon makes fresh beignets w/ housemade strawberry preserves will help!