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Feb 27, 2012 02:22 PM

French Onion Soup

Given the weather out, my mind turned to my favorite soup, French Onion. Any suggestions for the best restaurant at which to order French Onion soup in the greater San Diego area? Price not an issue--authentic, deep rich stock, etc. Thanks!!

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  1. It's been awhile but the Bo-Beau Kitchen and Bar in OB has a lovely French Onion soup and other bistro items...really like this place.
    Dobson's in the Gaslamp has the best damn mussel bisque en croute on the planet..

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    1. Actually, thanks for this post. You inspired my dinner choice this evening. Homemade french onion home. Perfect!

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      1. re: foodiechick

        I have made my own but I never seem to be able to get as tasty a broth as the best French Onion soups that I have had....

          1. re: wrldtrvl

            A generous splash of cognac while cooking the onions might be what's missing.

            1. re: cstr

              a splash of cognac to the onions, a splash of cognac for me....repeat
              ; )

              1. re: Beach Chick

                but of course, always a splash or 2 when cooking....right??

            1. re: Beach Chick

              Fantastic, thanks for asking. I kicked myself that I don't think to make it more often! cstr is right about the cognac, I also use a bit of jarred, prepared demi-glace.

          2. I really think Loic makes the best French onion soup. If you look at a map, it's kind of in the center of San Diego County...


            1. WHAT IS up with this? My husband came home last night and made amazing FOS for dinner. And yes, with cognac, crouton, cheese et al. Homemade broth. . .

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              1. re: pickypicky

                On a slightly unrelated note, on Sunday I made genovese sauce, a Neapolitan ragu made from meat (chuck roast), wine, and onions. The results were like a cross between pot roast and french onion soup (minus the broth). Toss with some penne, some pecorino, and some pepper, and you have a really good meal.

                  1. re: cstr

                    There were, but they formed the basis of Monday's dinner as well.