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Nov 11, 2009 09:38 AM

Rancho Bernardo area

Looking for great food around RB. Happy hour at Clays sounds wonderful, but it's 23 miles from our is worth the drive?

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  1. Guess it depends on how much money you are looking to spend. You've got Cavaillon and El Bizcocho nearby.

    Cavaillon Restaurant
    14701 Via Bettona, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92127

    El Bizcocho
    17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr, San Diego, CA 92128

    1. You can take a look through all the RB restaurants on Urbanspoon.

      There's Capri Blu in 4S Ranch (Italian, pretty good pasta dishes), and Kashtan over by the high school (Eastern European comfort food). I've been to the Barrel Room a couple of times and have had good dishes (mostly appetizers).

      Are you looking for food in RB so you don't have to drive to La Jolla? Or are you planning on going out that way, anyway?

      Capri Blu
      10436 Craftsman Way, San Diego, CA 92127

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      1. re: leanneabe

        Restaurant at Four Seasons Aviara, more or less in the neighborhood, is excellent.

        Four Seasons
        1800 Prescott Rd Ste C, Modesto, CA 95350

        1. re: MRMoggie

          The Four Seasons is in Carlsbad, a long drive from RB through lots of traffic.

          Four Seasons
          1800 Prescott Rd Ste C, Modesto, CA 95350

          1. re: daantaat

            In Socal 20 miles and 30 minutes hardly figures as a long drive.

            1. re: MRMoggie

              Not to get too far off track here, but there really isn't a very convenient route from RB to Carlsbad without having to get onto several busy freeways or be familiar with the back roads. Combine that with the traffic around dinnertime, and an out-of-towner might get a little frustrated.

              There are quite a few interesting restaurant options along the 15, both North and South of Rancho Bernardo. No need to drive too far out of the way for some good food.

      2. Luc's Bistro in Poway has gotten thumbs up on the board.

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        1. re: daantaat

          Luc's is great... if the OP is willing to explore the areas around RB the choices are endless.

          1. re: daantaat

            You can't really go wrong with Luc's for the reasonable prices and nice variety of options. I was pleasantly surprised by the Moroccan Lamb Stew special on Monday night. Huge chunks of tender lamb, a piece of bone-in chicken, and veggies over cous cous. Perfectly cooked. I took half of it home and enjoyed the rest for lunch the next day.

            1. re: camilles

              They've changed the salmon dish so it now sits on a bed of lentils. The salmon was great - crisp but moist, blah, blah, blah - but the lentils were out of this world. They turned it into some creamy dish with a hint of mustard. Like, half the lentils were creamed and half weren't. It was so good. I'm not ashamed to admit I ate the whole thing.

              But then I had no room for a cupcake.

          2. El Bizcocho at the RBI is excellent but I don't believe they have a happy hour.
            Cavaillon in Santa Luz/Fairbanks Ranch isn't too far and excellent.
            Really enjoy Luc's bistro in Poway and reasonable.
            Hacienda de Vega in Escondido is really good and the outside patio with the huge waterfall along with the great Marg's are a perfect combo pak..right off the 15..
            French Market Grille and Bernardo's are some of RB's finest for French bistro cuisine.

            1. Best Dim Sum in San Diego at Pearl if you're looking for a lunch place. I've never done dinner there.

              Pearl Chinese Cuisine
              11666 Avena Pl, San Diego, CA 92128