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shellybe May 23, 2009 01:51 PM

We'll be spending three nights at Se San Diego and are looking for interesting, not too expensive, places within a 10 minute walk.

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    shellybe May 26, 2009 12:15 PM

    the original poster, me, thanks you for your help - the Se San Diego is a new hotel that, I beleive, is in the Gaslight District. We're celebrating our 40th anniversary with a trip to San Diego - our first non businss related visit . We're looking for places a short walk from the hotel that are unlike places we have at home in Philadelphia. Outdoor seating is a plus.

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    1. re: shellybe
      stevewag23 May 26, 2009 01:19 PM

      "is in the Gaslight District"

      Make sure you call it the "Gaslamp" or "Gaslamp District" or "Gaslamp Quarter", so some overzealous pseudo-local (most likely has lived here for under 4 years and no doubt called it the Gaslight District when he first moved here from some crappy backwater) doesn't make fun of you.

      Although not in the Gaslamp technically, Cafe Chloe is the jewel of that area. And has outdoor seating. And you can actually smoke with out people doing "fake coughs" as cars spewing pollution drive by.

      Cowboy Star is also cool.

      Oceanaire is best for seafood.

      Little Italy: Puerto la Boca is great, Mona lisa for sandwiches or Buon Appetito for Italian

      1. re: stevewag23
        shellybe May 26, 2009 02:31 PM

        I appreciate good advice - on food as well as place names. Thank you

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      normalheightsfoodie May 26, 2009 11:13 AM

      Will you be in South East San Diego County, ie Jamul or Pine Valley. or staying in the Southeastern Portion of downtown San Diego?

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      1. re: normalheightsfoodie
        stevewag23 May 26, 2009 11:28 AM


        Se San Diego is a new super expensive hotel next to the House of Blues. Was called Setai San Diego, until the Miami Setai Hotel severed ties with them because they thought the Setai San Diego "cheapened" their brand.

        At least thats what I think the original poster intended.

        1. re: stevewag23
          normalheightsfoodie May 26, 2009 11:35 AM

          I guess I do not get out much anymore. thanks

      2. Fake Name May 23, 2009 04:12 PM

        Search around, but I'd go to Cafe Chloe and the Grant Grille. Oh, and before Beachchick starts beating on her snare, Dobsons. THere are plenty of others as well.

        Cafe Chloe
        721 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

        Dobson's Bar & Restaurant
        956 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA 92101

        The Us Grant
        326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101

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        1. re: Fake Name
          Beach Chick May 26, 2009 12:09 PM

          You know how us cranky drummer chicks can get!
          Love Dobson's and the mussel bisque en croute is one of the best.

          no wonder you need to look for 'not too expensive' since I checked Expedia on Se San Diego hotel and it was $2,000.00 a night!
          Hope you got a better rate than that..
          Food wise you can check out www.gaslamp.org
          Jsix at Hotel Solamar is lovely..
          Fish Market Downtown for drinks and app's on the outside bayfront patio..oyster bar is good too.
          Cafe Chloe and Cowboy Star.

          1. re: Beach Chick
            shellybe May 27, 2009 11:57 AM

            there's an opening special price of 179

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