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Jul 18, 2010 10:01 AM

Delicious Sunday Seafood?

Hola, San Diegoans!!
A couple of New Yorkers in town for one night only....need a rec for fantastic seafood for tonight. Preferably a cozy/intimate atmosphere near-ish to gaslamp district. Hoping for a little local flair, too. Thanks in advance!!

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  1. This is actually kind of a tough one. The Oceanaire Seafood Room will provide the best seafood meals. They are a high end chain though, so I don't see the local flair. They have a swanky oyster bar that I just love.

    The Fish Market has fantastic waterfront views. Their cold offerings, appetizers, sashimi, sides, and sourdough bread are all very good. Fish preparation is uneven so it can be hit or miss. You will get your local flair here, but the vast dining area is not what I would call cozy or intimate.

    Tin Fish is a little hole in the wall joint, and while I have not been, they get some love on this board.

    Cafe Chloe is a French Bistro that I am sure you will like. It is cozy and intimate, and is unique to San Diego. They are not a seafood restaurant per se, but always have well prepared seafood offerings on their menu. CC is a downtown board darling.

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

    San DIego, CA, San DIego, CA

    1. Not downtown or Gaslamp (I think I've eaten downtown all of one time in my 5y in SD...) - The Fishery in PB has really become a great place to enjoy not only good local fish/seafood, but also places a good emphasis on locally sourced products to pair with the fish. It can be hit or miss sometimes, but I've never walked out unhappy after a meal.

      5040 Cass Street, San Diego, CA 92109

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      1. re: CampySD

        I'll second the Fishery. I live walking distance from it and dine there frequently. It has all the elements you requested, except it is not downtown which is why I did not mention it. If you dont have a car, it will be a pricey cab ride round trip.

      2. Thanks for the recs, folks....I'll try a couple of those the next time I'm in town. We actually ended up doing nothing remotely close to what I had in mind...went to The Linkery, haha. Quite enjoyable, actually. I think the chef was ready to go home b/c the dishes were not quite up to their potential (which I thought was high indeed! Very interesting dishes). Also: the cask wines were supreme; we tasted them all and I would go back just for their Bordeaux blend. Yum :)

        3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

        1. For next time, check out Blue Water, just a little north of Little Italy. Very casual: order at a counter, eat on a patio on paper/styrofoam, but every thing is very fresh and excellent. I also like Tin Fish, but the hours are a little spotty. It closes early and seems to not always be open.