Your Top 5 restaurants in downtown San Diego?
- ipsedixit Jul 17, 2012 07:44 AM
Which places make your list for the best (however you define it) restaurants in downtown San Diego?
Here's mine (in no particular order):
According to my memory when I worked on some relevant projects, in the early '90s Little Italy, then still a (fading) fishing district, was called Middletown and/or Harborview and was not considered part of downtown. I believe that the creation of "Little Italy" was a marketing move driven by real estate considerations, as was the official creation on city maps of "South Park" in 1999 (a Golden Hill secessionist movement due to South Park's higher home values/lack of Huffman six-packs).
honkman and mcgrath are spot on with their choices..
Top of the Market at the Fish Market Downtown..oyster bar and sushi bar
Dobson's...mussel bisque en croute..sublime
Starlite for drinks and late night
I would add in the greater San Diego area..
Kitchen 1540 at L'Auberge Del Mar
Addison or Amaya at Grand Del Mar
Tender Greens and Session Public
Anyone been lately to Delicias in RSF?
Ipsy...whatcha doing slumming in SD...taking over for Swift Justice Judge Jackie Glass..
; - )
Does this still stand? I'll be in downtown SD in a month, staying @ the Omni.
I've been to JSix & liked it so much that we're thinking of going again. But after reviewing some of the other threads, our shortlist (in addition to JSix) now includes Cafe Chloe, Saltbox or Dobson's for dinner. We're leaning toward moderately priced (not expensive) dining for this visit.
Thoughts? Thank you!
EDIT: ps/ will have car, but prefer to walk.
Other than the Mussel Bisqque, which is sublime indeed, there is nothing about Dobson's that would warrant a visit.
A new restaurant opened since your original post, featuring chow worthy Baja Coastal cuisine (i.e., really kicked up Mexican food) is The Blind Burro, about a 2 minute walk from your hotel.
There's a decent Happy Hour at McCormick and Schmick's in your hotel.
And a 12 minute walk down the Promenade will get you to Lion's Share, with interesting dishes, intriquing cocktails and a money saving Happy Hour.