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A thank you to the contributors of the San Diego board

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I would like to thank those that have posted the many reviews on this board. My wife and I had never been to San Diego before, and the information obtained on this board was so greatly appreciated. We had some AMAZING meals. Here is the rundown of what I pulled from your many posts:

Brunch on Sunday at Cavaillon- The food and service was ouststanding. The kitchen had some serious issues that day getting food out on time, but I wouldn't hesitate to go back. And the drive there from Carlsbad was gorgeous.

Lou & Mickey's The food was very good, and we had a fantastic server that made the evening a lot of fun.

Georges Modern- my favorite of the whole trip. Beautiful place, GREAT food, and wonderful wait staff. The warm donuts for dessert were pretty amazing!

Tried to go to Elizabethan Desserts, but I assumed (incorrectly!) that it was a restaurant and not a bakery. So, it was closed in the evening after dinner when we tried to go. It's on the list for next time.

And now to add my own findings:

A.R. Valetien at the Lodge at Torrey Pines- we went for lunch on Saturday and enjoyed it so much we went back for dinner on Wednesday nite. The setting is beautiful and the food very good.

And, we drove up to LA on Tuesday and went to Mastro's. The steaks and sides were good, but not the best I've eaten by far. BUT, they make a butter cake for dessert that knocked our socks off!! Wow! So good that I have tried to find the receipe to have someone try to duplicate it. It was the best part of the meal for sure and I'm still thinking about it.

Vigilucci's in La Jolla- Fair at best. Not impressed.

So, thanks again for your reviews and suggestions- I hope to be able to pay it back someday!

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Elizabethan Desserts
155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA

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

Lou & Mickey's
224 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

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  1. thanks for reporting back! AR Valentien tends to be overlooked on the board, for whatever reason, but it's not b/c they have bad food. I've personally not been impressed w/ Vigilucci's (been to another location), so am not surprised by your experience.