Short List of Gaslamp Places?
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.
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.
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...