Short List of Gaslamp Places?
- kaleokahu Feb 26, 2013 09:13 PM
My wife will be conventioneering in your fair city next week, and is interested in a few recommendations in or near to the Quarter for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cuiusine and price not as important as quality. Local flavor is always welcome.
Jsix, Bice, Urbn and Meze are all right there in the Gaslamp Qtr.
Nearby (short walk or cab) are places like Urban Cucina, Monello, Bencotto, Carnitas Snack Shack, Super Cocina and Las Cuatro Milpas.
+1 on JSix. Also, Cafe Chloe is only a few blocks outside the Gaslamp and would be a good choice for dinner.
For lunch, consider Cafe Istanbul at 6th and E and Salad Style at 6th and F.
I would add:
Grant Grill at the US Grant hotel..love Jsix..for b/l/d.
Oyster & Sushi bar at Fish Market..
Top of the Market
Lucys taco shop
Tin Fish for fish tacos
Las Cuatro Milpas under Coronado bridge for breakfast/lunch
Point Loma..Bali Hai..Tender Greens lunch
re: Beach Chick
I remember drinks at the Grant Hotel, such a classic place.
I'll have to forward these to my nephew (who's new-ish to those parts)
before drinks or dinner I'd suggest the old-school roller coaster out by the beach if still there. it's the kind that's scary not because of the drops or the speed, but the minimal safety equipment...
Thanks, Beach Chick and Dagney for recommending Cafe Chloe! Wahine ate lunch there, and enjoyed it a lot.
Also, thanks Hill Food for the warning about Croce's--she passed on by with no Photographs and Memories...Back to a happier day...
Agree with Grant Grill (great happy hour during the week) and Dobsons. Disagree with Searsucker (food not that great, expensive, and I almost always have to shower after interacting with the crowd--especially at the bar) and Bice (a chain, like a good number of restaurants in and around the Gaslamp).
For Italian, I like Salvatores (ambiance favors an older couple but the food is very good) and for Greek, I really like Athens Market.