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Jan 24, 2012 08:02 AM

Fancy Restaurant-- UTC area

I want to take my boyfriend out for a nice dinner for our anniversary. I'll be visiting him at UCSD, and neither of us have a car. I was thinking that the UTC mall area would be convenient for walking, but I wasn't sure if there was anything legitimately classy there... Can you give me suggestions for a nice restaurant within walking distance from UCSD? My budget is about $50-$70 for the meal, though if it's less than that but still nice I'm a happy camper :). Thank you.

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  1. Roy's and Donavan's are both nice; however, you would have a hard timing coming under $100 with dinner and drinks.

    1. Trulucks by the Hyatt LJ has a happy hour..real nice place.

        1. Donovan's on LJ Village Dr offers a 3 course dinner $50. pp, They also have ladies night on Tuesday with free apps in the bar. Roys' would also fit in your budget.

          1. Wolfgang Puck's Jai is right on the UCSD campus. The only caveat is that they are only open when there is a show at the La Jolla Playhouse, so you need to check the Playhouse schedule. They are reopening this weekend.


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            1. re: foodiechick

              I went to Jai a couple of times, and thought the appetizers were decent, but main courses were pretty bland. Overpriced IMO unless you get one of those cheap coupons/gift certificates ($25 off $50 coupon for $2).