HOME > Chowhound > San Diego >

Discussion

Hillcrest/Mission Hills lunch

  • k

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. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
      1. re: ipsedixit

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

        1. re: keena

          We never had problem finding street parking.

        1. 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.

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

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

              1 Reply
                1. Brooklyn Girl is open for lunch.

                  1. 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.

                    10 Replies
                    1. re: Rodzilla

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

                        1. re: ipsedixit

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

                            1. re: Rodzilla

                              Just eat your weight in cheese at Venissimo!

                              1. re: Rodzilla

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

                                1. re: keena

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

                                  1. re: keena

                                    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.

                                    1. re: Rodzilla

                                      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

                                        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.