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Hillcrest/Mission Hills lunch

keena Nov 14, 2012 08:32 PM

Want to take some wonderful junior colleagues to a nice lunch in the area. 6 of us. Just looking for good food and service. All suggestions appreciated!
We liked the ambiance of Olivetto but service was very meh in the past. Taste of Thai is great but we do that for other bigger lunches.

  1. Rodzilla Nov 22, 2012 12:06 AM

    Akinori will now open for parties of 4+ at lunch so long as you make a reservation before hand. Probably an awesome opportunity to have the sushi counter to yourself.

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      JRSD Nov 22, 2012 07:08 AM

      They are also participating in AMEX small business Saturday this week.

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        ipsedixit Nov 22, 2012 09:06 AM

        That's is good to know.

        1. re: ipsedixit
          keena Nov 24, 2012 07:59 PM

          Dang one person won't do sushi and Kous Kous doesn't do lunch so I think the consensus is Ortegas.

          1. re: keena
            Rodzilla Nov 24, 2012 11:01 PM

            Have you considered Dbar?

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              master815k Nov 25, 2012 09:06 AM

              Just eat your weight in cheese at Venissimo!

              1. re: Rodzilla
                keena Nov 25, 2012 08:13 PM

                Dbar looks very cool. Will toss it out there. You like it a lot?

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                  DiningDiva Nov 25, 2012 08:29 PM

                  I've been and it's actually pretty good :-)

                  1. re: keena
                    Rodzilla Nov 25, 2012 11:58 PM

                    it's a favorite of two good friends of mine. I originally thought it was just a place for sweets, but the savory menu is no slouch. They offer wide enough selection and the prices seem very reasonable. Service on my visit was fine as well.

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                      keena Dec 6, 2012 01:15 AM

                      Do they do relatively large parties 10-12 ok? We have a lunch and the menu sounds great but we have to get back to work too.... :-(

                      1. re: keena
                        Rodzilla Dec 6, 2012 05:11 AM

                        I haven't visited with that many. They certainly have the space to accommodate, but I can't speak for the service. I would probably just make sure to call a day or so before to give them plenty of heads up.

          2. El Chevere Nov 21, 2012 10:29 PM

            Brooklyn Girl is open for lunch.

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              Green_Turtle Nov 16, 2012 10:49 AM

              Snooze on 5th Ave.

              1. scottca075 Nov 15, 2012 04:29 PM

                Au Revoir Bistro, Ortega's, Ristorante Arrivederci and Khyber Pass.

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                  SaltyRaisins Nov 15, 2012 06:22 PM

                  I'll add:

                  Pita Jungle

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                  RocknB Nov 15, 2012 11:27 AM

                  We did Dbar for lunch the other day. It was good.

                  1. Fake Name Nov 15, 2012 10:20 AM

                    As much as I love US, it's not Hillcrest or Mission Hills.

                    Might as well suggest Cafe Chloe, Dobson's, and a boat ride to Coronado.

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                      Beach Chick Nov 15, 2012 10:54 AM

                      This is written in 'code'..
                      ;- )

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                      P Macias Nov 14, 2012 10:01 PM


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                        SaltyRaisins Nov 14, 2012 10:31 PM


                      2. ipsedixit Nov 14, 2012 09:55 PM

                        Urban Solace

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                          keena Nov 14, 2012 10:00 PM

                          How is parking near US at lunchtime? Red Door is a good idea too

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                            ipsedixit Nov 14, 2012 10:08 PM

                            We never had problem finding street parking.

                        2. Fake Name Nov 14, 2012 09:48 PM

                          Red Door.

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