18th Birthday in Gaslamp?
I'm a North County resident hoping to get some suggestions for a good spot to celebrate my 18th birthday on a weeknight in the Gaslamp.
I'm looking for a dinner spot: something classy and tasty. Requiring us to dress a little above jeans and a tee. I enjoy trying new, fun places--Indigo Grill in Little Italy is a good example for the kind of food adventure I enjoy lol.
I'm also up for a more traditional, classy venue with the nice tablecloths, view, etc, as long as it doesn't break the bank. I will have a party of 8, so I'd like to keep a realistic budget in mind (no 45 dollar entrees, my family's Dutch wallet shudders at the thought. :) ).
Also, apart from the Ghirardelli shop, are there any other ice cream/dessert places for after dinner worth checking out?
Happy Birthday hanna...
Does it have to be in the Gaslamp?
Bali Hai in Shelter Island is awesome and great views of downtown SD.
Jsix at the Hotel Solamar
Cafe Chloe in East Village
Bertrand's at Mr. A's in Banker's Hill with fab views
Brooklyn Girl in Mission Hills
Tender Greens in Liberty Station.
Chocolat or Extraordinary desserts..maybe you'll have better luck than me on finding the tasty one.
I spent a long time looking online at different menus, and ended up finding a place called Peohe's in Coronado. They had a 29.99 pre fix three course menu, which we used, and it was perfect. I had lobster bisque, an excellent cut of prime rib, and a macadamia dessert.
We had planned on taking the ferry over to the Gaslamp to check out Extraordinary desserts if dinner wasn't excellent/filling, but it was, so we walked around Coronado instead.
Thank you all so much for the suggestions! :)
Glad you had a great time and didn't know that Peohe's had a 3 course meal for $29.99.
I do have one question for you, was your 'taking the ferry over to the Gaslamp' inspired by me, Beach Chick along with getting the lobster bisque...hee hee
Thanks for reporting back!