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what would you recommend for two nights in La Jolla?

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  1. price/cuisine?

    whisknladle if the renovations are finished

    prep kitchen

    georges modern

    1. Truluck's, Roy''s, Donovan's, A.R. Valentien depending on your budget. In the village, Prep Kitchen, Nine-Ten, La Valencia.

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      1. re: cstr

        I went to Prep Kitchen tonight (based on the rec's here) and it was fabulous. I had the PK Brick Chicken (celery root puree; pancetta; brussel sprouts). It was fantastic. And the wait staff were great. I was happy to be in a place a little more out of the way than George's...

        1. re: LuauLady

          glad to hear!

      2. George's Bar. Hands down. For lunch or dinner. Nothing finer in La Jolla, for combination of view, food, experience. I prefer lunch because it's open-air at that time.

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        1. re: pickypicky

          Today I went to George's. The food was good (I had George's "famous soup" and fish tacos), but I have to say that the overall experience was just so-so. Whereas Prep Kitchen felt cozy and welcoming, George's felt a little too trendy and crowded for my taste.

          1. re: LuauLady

            Modern or Ocean Terrace? I hope you at least enjoyed the view!

            1. re: Rodzilla

              Or Bar? (imo, the best of the three)

        2. George's ocean terrace for lunch or dinner...casual
          George's Modern for gussied up dinner
          Eddie V's
          drinks in picture window area of the La Valencia Hotel
          Marine Room for drinks and app's in the bar
          Alfonso's for nachos and marg's
          Piatti's

          1. ooo. i just love reading the poster's word: "dining."

            1. Nine-Ten - The hamachi is amazing. The soup is always good. They also usually have outstanding specials. I had a delicious salmon dish last week. My husband had the duck and loved it!
              Zenbu - Wonderful ambiance and great sushi.

              1. Thank you all for your ideas.We ended up with only one night and we went to Nine-Ten and it was fabulous. Grea,t attentive, friendly service. Outstanding fish (halibut). Fresh, fresh salad. Amazing dessert.

                Chowhounders rock!

                gailee

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                1. re: gailee

                  LOL...
                  I thought you reported back twice already..someone else had hijacked your thread..in a good way.
                  Glad you enjoyed Nine-Ten..

                2. I will defer to the locals, but on a recent visit we very much enjoyed both Nine-Ten and Georges Ocean Terrace.