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tonyjohnson54 Apr 1, 2013 05:10 AM

I have to organise a dinner for 30 international guests in San Diego in May. What shoudn't I miss - fairly sophisticated crowd, preferably outside dining, all from out of town, so something with a Southern California flavour. Private space would be good, but not essential. Price range not an issue - within reason! Thanks!

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    tonyjohnson54 Apr 8, 2013 06:18 AM

    Thanks all - It seems as though Cafe Chloe, Oliver& Rose and Jsix are on the short-list. Going down there tomorrow to check them out. Any other last minute additions?

    1. honkman Apr 1, 2013 10:42 AM

      Private room at Cafe Chloe

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        Beach Chick Apr 1, 2013 10:47 AM

        Do they have the same horrid chairs that they do in the resto?

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          honkman Apr 1, 2013 10:56 AM

          Not sure but even though the chairs are not great I don't think they are really bad

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          Dagney Apr 1, 2013 03:40 PM

          +1

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            Fake Name Apr 1, 2013 03:58 PM

            -1

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              globocity Apr 2, 2013 10:28 PM

              +-1

          2. re: honkman
            SaltyRaisins Apr 1, 2013 08:27 PM

            Oliver and Rose, the private venue operated by Cafe Chloe (across the street) may fit the bill. I threw a party in this place for 25 and it was like having Cafe Chloe to yourselves. Very cool room, and possible the coolest private event space in SD.

            Give their events person a call.

            Cheers!

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            tonyjohnson54 Apr 1, 2013 10:35 AM

            Sorry - I should have added that it has to be easy access to the convention center- perhaps a maximum of 25 mins on foot.

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              ipsedixit Apr 1, 2013 11:19 AM

              If that's the case, then I think Jsix (recommended up above by Beach Chick) would be your best bet.

            2. foodiechick Apr 1, 2013 10:26 AM

              I believe The Sky Room at La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla is now being used exclusively for private events. Probably the best view in San Diego and one of the best chefs in town (Paul McCabe) is running the kitchen. Check it out.

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                Beach Chick Apr 1, 2013 02:32 PM

                What a great place to really WOW the International guests..
                Get there about an hour before sunset, cocktails and app's and dinner.

                Love the Sky Room and after dinner give the guests some time to walk around the village of LJ.
                Get a party bus to get you all to and from the convention center.

                Another thought is the Marine Room..

                You would be big man on campus Tony!

                www.lavalencia.com
                www.marineroom.com

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                master815k Apr 1, 2013 09:34 AM

                Alchemy in South Park.

                1. ipsedixit Apr 1, 2013 08:25 AM

                  With a group of that size, you might want to check with Cucina Urbana on Banker's Hill.

                  I think their food has the "Southern California flavour" you're looking for and if you talk to the restaurant they could probably give you the entire room, or at least 3/4 of main dining area.

                  1. Beach Chick Apr 1, 2013 06:09 AM

                    Jsix at Hotel Solamar..Gaslamp
                    George's Ocean Terrace La Jolla
                    Kitchen 1540 L' Auberge Del Mar
                    Eddie V's La Jolla
                    La Valencia hotel LJ
                    Rancho Valencia resort in RSF
                    AR Valentien at The Lodge Torrey Pines
                    Bali Hai Shelter Island

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