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Aug 14, 2010 06:32 PM

Need Help Planning Dining

Our first trip to SD. Our partial tenative itinerary is:

Arrive Tuesday late A.M. Balboa Park.
Wednesday - Day at the Zoo. (I heard it takes all day to see everything).
Thursday - Sunset Cliffs to watch Sunset
Saturday - Gaslamp

Been scouring this board think we'd like these restaurants:

Farmhouse Café
Urban Solace
The Linkery
Café Chole

Can you please tell me which of these restaurants are closest to the areas we will be visiting? Other recommendations similar to the above are greatly appreciated (anything that isn't Mexican, Asian or Indian-Love fresh/organic/sustainable type places). Especially need ideas at or near Sunset Cliffs.

Staying in Mission Valley. Have car, will travel.

Thank you so much!

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  1. Cafe Chloe is just outside the Gaslamp; Urban Solace and The Linkery are pretty close to Balboa Park; Farmhouse Cafe is northwest of those two. As far as Sunset Cliffs goes, you'll be close to Ocean Beach and Point Loma. There were two Point Loma restaurants reviewed recently that might interest you. Sessions Public ( and La Playa Bistro ( Or you could grab sandwiches at Point Loma Seafood and have a sunset picnic. Wherever you wind up, have fun, and report back!

    3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

    Point Loma Seafoods
    2805 Emerson St, San Diego, CA 92106

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

    Urban Solace Restaurant
    3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104

    Point Loma Cafe
    4856 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

    Balboa Park
    1549 El Prado Ste 8, San Diego, CA 92101

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    1. re: phee

      Great rec on Sessions Public. We had dinner at Playa Bistro on Friday and it really is not worth driving out of your way. Nice little bistro of convenience for the neighborhood, but we don't plan to return.

    2. Point Loma is just over a hill from Sunset Cliffs. Tender Greens - - might be interesting to you as it falls into the fresh/organic/sustainable categories

      Point Loma Cafe
      4856 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

      Tender Greens
      2400 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego, CA 92106