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I am coming down to San Diego for the weekend and staying near mission valley and would like some recommendatinos for a birthday dinner for my girlfriend and me this saturday night. I am open to types of cuisne and price.

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  1. Hillcrest and mission hills are just up the hill from mission valley. There's nothing really good in mv. Check the search function for lists o plenty.

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    1. re: chezwhitey

      2nd Hillcrest or also North Park. Avoid MV especially for a birthday celebration, have a car?

      1. re: cstr

        Yeah I have a car!

        1. re: ChefBrew

          Wine Vault might be nice. They have a 5 course chefs night on Saturdays. http://winevaultbistro.com/calendar.html

    2. Mission Valley's better food is mostly small chains like King's Fish House, Gordon Biersch, Sammy's Woodfired Pizza, etc. Going into Hillcrest and Bankers Hill give you options like Cucina Urbana, Hexagone, Bretrand's at Mr. A's, the Prado and more.

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      Hexagone
      495 Laurel Street, San Diego, CA 92101

      1. Why don't you take the trolley from Mission Valley to the Gaslamp...have drinks at the Top of the Hyatt and then take the water taxi over to Coronado and have dinner and drinks at either Candelas, 1500 Ocean at the Hotel Del (you'll need a cab but short and sweet) walk the boardwalk, see the famous Mansion crime scene, stroll to the piano bar for a mack the knife sing-a-long and then back on the water taxi for after dinner drinks somewhere in the Gaslamp and then head out on the trolley..you can drink without driving and have a real good time with no DUI checkpoint hassles!
        You gotta go big when it's girlfriends birthday...at least creative wise..
        Have fun!

        www.sdhe.com
        www.hoteldel.com

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        1. re: Beach Chick

          Nicely done! I was thinking she wouldn't , oh, she couldn't get a ferry or water taxi mention into this one - but here it is!!

          1. re: FireFlyFiftyFive

            laughing my ass off on that one superfly...fiftyfive.

            Hey..just trying to help ChefBrew score some points for the night...if you know what I'm saying..surveys says...water taxi.
            ; )

            1. re: FireFlyFiftyFive

              and not a single en croute reference, either.

              1. re: Fake Name

                No mention of a vegan patty melt, tofu or Hacienda de Vega..
                ; )

            2. re: Beach Chick

              *Groan* Mansion crime scene? Too soon? Kind of sad for me...a school friend from jr. high used to live in that house and I DID have fond memories.

              1. re: foodiechick

                I'm sorry chicka...it is very sad and I am just using verbiage all the media is using.. you have lots of wonderful memories of your Jr high friend..it's a lovely home..my bf lived in the house next door.