La Jolla rec ... seafood ... anniversary ... July 7 ...
Sorry for not doing a search first, thought this would be easier if I was specific ...
Parents 50th anniversary ... party of 7 ... my parents, my wife and I and our two kids aged 16 and 20 ... and my brother ... so, seven adults ...
My mom wants seafood ... so a seafood place or a seafood/steak place ... not thinking "ethnic" for this meal, so straightforward "American" fare ...
My dad is insisting on treating ... my mom said "don't worry about prices" but I know my dad, he's very careful with his money ... so I'm thinking entrees in the 20-25 pp range, maybe 20-30 bucks per person ... something like that ...
We're staying in La Jolla and dinner is on Saturday night July 7 so I'm going to try and make a reservation maybe tomorrow or Tuesday ...
None of us are traveling with anything close to formal, so nice jeans/slacks with golf shirts is the fanciest we can go and at that we'd probably prefer if it casual is acceptable (but no shorts and flips flops -- if you know what I mean.)
Thanks in advance ...
PaulF (usually posts on LA boards)
I second Alice and Foodiechica's rec of Eddie V's or George's at the Cove on the ocean terrace in La Jolla...sorry cstr. ; -)
LJ Shores restaurant is oceanfront and another options for more casual..
Make reservations quickly.
Happy 50th to your parents!
50th... Only happens once, and not that often.
If it was me, I'd call and make reservations at the Marine Room. Explain the situation (dad insists on paying) and ask if they can print menus for the table with "adjusted" prices and then give them your credit card in advance where you can pay the difference. I'm sure they will work with you.
re: Beach Chick
More than half of a 50th dinner is atmosphere and the friends. Also consider the couple married 50 years and what there age is. I think the Marine Room is a gooda choice. I have been there three times in the past year (all for one of their cooking demo's by Bernard and Ron followed by dinner of the food they demo), and the evening was fun and for the most part the food very good to excellent.
I know you did say "IMHO", but perhaps you should give it another go.
I still think for the celebratory nature of a 50th dinner (which I've been to my in-law's 50th), the Marine Room could be a good fit. Of course there are other good choices offered here. My main point is it is a special night, and the poster can take steps to take $ off the table in terms or restricting choices.
I've been going to LJBTC and the Marine Room for many years and yes, I adore the little French man.
Like the view and feel its fitting for a 50th anniversary but not the food.
I am not impressed with the menu and haven't been for several years.
If I go now, its to the High Tide breakfast, apps and drinks in the bar.
I do miss their lunches..and they should bring them back since what good is an ocean view when its dark and you've got a couple flood lights