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keena Nov 11, 2009 07:48 PM

Ok, I want to go to someplace nice that I haven't tried at all or not recently for my bday soon. Just my better half and me.
Here is what I am thinking and tell me what you think or if I should think about other places too.

Blanca (heard the new chef is awesome)
George's (haven't been there in years and years)
Quarter Kitchen (heard it's also very good and great atmosphere--except annoying loud music?)

  1. Beach Chick Nov 12, 2009 09:55 AM

    I would do Blanca..with the new chef and the reviews were over the top.
    Quarter Kitchen if you can do a room and dinner at the Ivy Hotel and then drinks at the rooftop bar..

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      jturtle Nov 11, 2009 10:24 PM

      We are thinking about Blanca soon too! And Nathan Coulon is a great chef and trying to turnn Quarter Kitchen around and while it isn't the best yet it is improving. Please report back on where you decide, your experience and happy birthday.

      1. toodie jane Nov 11, 2009 09:42 PM

        and where pray tell in Califonia are you located?

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          keena Nov 11, 2009 09:56 PM

          Sorry----San Diego (Blanca, George's, Ivy)
          Also, we've done and loved Kitchen 1540, Market and Tapenade (although not so much Tapenade the last time)

        2. foodiechick Nov 11, 2009 09:26 PM

          I have also heard and read great things about the new chef at Blanca. I would roll those dice.

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            wanker Nov 12, 2009 09:35 AM

            I also vote for Blanca... just so you can report back on your dining experience. We really enjoyed Blanca when Wade Hageman was chef and the new chef, Jason Neroni, sounds great. Thus please be the forum guinea pig and take the pluge. Also FWIW, we've always recieved outstanding service at Blanca..

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