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May 23, 2009 01:51 PM

Near Se San Diego

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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  1. 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

      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
      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

        there's an opening special price of 179

    2. 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


        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

          I guess I do not get out much anymore. thanks

      2. 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

          "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

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