We were in Old Town last night and wanted to eat before a play. Wanting some thing other than touristy Mexican food we tried 25forty bistro on Congress Street. We were very pleasantly surprised at the meal.
My wife had the blueberry chicken which came with mashed potatoes, zucchini, and green beans. It was very good and a bargain at $17. I had the duck and white bean casserole which was delicious.
I also had a side of wilted spinach which had a great flavor. The casserole was huge but being a p-i-g I managed to finish it.
Dinner was finished with very good coffee and "home made" pastry.
The only negative to me was the very small beer list. In San Diego this is bad.
We will definitely return the next time we are in Old Town.
I'm glad to see this place get a positive dinner review. I work in Old Town, so having it open for lunch on Thursday and Friday has been a blessing, but I worry that their location won't get them good foot traffic.
If anyone is in the area for lunch on Th/F, they have a nice lunch buffet that only costs $8. It's not a huge buffet in the Hometown tradition. Instead, they feature a couple different salads - one build your own, two premade (think greens with apples and raisins, lightly dressed), one or two mayo based (macaroni). There's also some wheels of cheese out to dress the salads with, a changing side dish, a pasta, potato wedges, and a slab of beef rotating on a skewer.
The kale salad is also excellent, and they serve a great roast beef sandwich made from real carved beef, not the processed deli slices most places use.