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Best veal chop in San Diego?

prixfixe Nov 6, 2011 11:54 AM

Any thoughts? Thank you!

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    cstr RE: prixfixe Nov 6, 2011 12:00 PM



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      chetatkinsdiet RE: cstr Nov 7, 2011 09:13 AM

      You know, I've always had decent service, but never a good meal at Donovan's. What am I missing?

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        cstr RE: chetatkinsdiet Nov 7, 2011 03:01 PM

        Believe me, I frequent the place often, if you have an issue with any part of your meal please ask for the mgr. and voice your concern, it will be corrected. They want everyone to have a good experience.

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          chetatkinsdiet RE: cstr Nov 8, 2011 09:14 AM

          The service has always been decent, not great, but decent. The food is always ok, but honestly better executed at the upper priced chain steakhouses. It's not bad, just never had anything there I'd consider great.

    2. El Chevere RE: prixfixe Nov 6, 2011 12:54 PM

      I have never personally had the veal chop at Baci Ristorante, but have had a couple of their veal medallion and cutlet dishes which are excellent. I would suspect the veal chop would be equally good. They offer veal chops in two formats--Lamberti (with roasted garlic) and Milanesa.

      Baci Restaurant
      1955 West Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

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        foodiechick RE: El Chevere Nov 6, 2011 05:28 PM


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          El Chevere RE: foodiechick Nov 6, 2011 06:19 PM

          Never eaten at Manhattan's--do they have live music as well and what is the crowd (i.e. age range) there?...have always meant to check it out and still want to. Thanks

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            foodiechick RE: El Chevere Nov 6, 2011 09:28 PM

            It is a real 70's-80's throw back atmosphere. Heavy Sinatra decor and music until the live music guy comes on around 8 on the weekends - encouraging sing along. Very corny, over-the-top, but fun. Crowd ranges from the old LJ regulars, to hotel guests, to well-dressed 30-something-year-old groups (very busy on Friday and Saturday nights). Excellent service. Stick with steaks and veal - heavy on the garlic.

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              Josh RE: foodiechick Nov 6, 2011 11:09 PM

              I remember their table-side Caesar being well worth the money.

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              stevewag23 RE: El Chevere Nov 7, 2011 09:20 AM

              Age range skews older for sure.

              Cool spot though.

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          eatemup RE: prixfixe Nov 6, 2011 06:05 PM

          My house....bone in rib chop, pounded, coated with oil and dipped in a mixture of fresh bread crumbs and grated parmesean, then carefully grilled.

          1. Fake Name RE: prixfixe Nov 8, 2011 11:42 AM


            Salt, pepper.

            Then off my grill.

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