Visiting SD this wknd, need a rec for bday dinner downtown/Gaslamp
3 friends and I are visiting SD this weekend, and staying in the Gaslamp area. We'll be celebrating a birthday on Saturday night. There are a ton of recs on here, and I think I have our eating itinerary down for the most part, but am not sure what to choose for the birthday dinner. We're looking for as trendy/cool a place as possible without sacrificing food quality (2 of us are serious foodies, including bday girl). Suggestions for the best in the Gaslamp/downtown area (or a cheap cab ride away). Looking to spend approx. $30-40 per person (not including drinks). Any kind of food works. Thanks!