Near Se San Diego
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.
"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
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.
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
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 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.