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The Pearl restaurant and any near the area

fifthglen Jun 24, 2013 05:24 PM

I will be staying in San Diego with my wife on our honeymoon in mid July at The Pearl hotel. Is their food/atmosphere at the restaurant any good? Any specialties to order? Are there any other decent restaurants within walking distance to eat at? We are adventurous eaters so any style, from an awesome bar burger or standout wings to Moroccan or Asian or fine dining? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. Fake Name RE: fifthglen Jun 24, 2013 09:00 PM

    I've not eaten there, but I've had their food and can certainly recommend it. Fresh, inventive and unique.

    1. El Chevere RE: fifthglen Jun 25, 2013 08:53 AM

      Check out my reply on the Tripadvisor board to your same question.Yes, food and vibe at Pearl Hotel is very good..

      1. Beach Chick RE: fifthglen Jun 25, 2013 08:58 AM

        Congrat's!

        Public Sessions
        Bali Hai in Shelter Island..mai tais and Ahi
        Brigantine happy hour in Shelter Island..fish tacos
        Tender Greens in Liberty Station
        Jimmy's Tavern
        Fathom on the pier at Shelter Island
        Starlite
        Point Loma Seafoods for lunch..scallop sandwich rocks
        Hit up a concert at Humphrey's..

        Take the water taxi around..
        Pearl is a cool, funky place with great food!

        www.sdhe.com

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          wanker RE: fifthglen Jun 25, 2013 10:42 AM

          Definitely try Bali Hai -- even if it's just for drinks at happy hour. Point Loma Seafood is good for lunch, and C-Level on Harbor Island is decent.

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            melee RE: fifthglen Jun 28, 2013 05:37 PM

            Beach Chick has given you a great list and all of her recs are an easy walk/bike ride from The Pearl. My only additions would be Stone Brewery for some great local craft beer and Con Pane in Liberty Station for great cinnamon rolls and sandwiches. Supannee House of Thai on Shelter Island & Scott Street to satisfy your Asian cravings.
            Best wishes with your upcoming wedding!

            1. honkman RE: fifthglen Jul 15, 2013 12:35 PM

              Went to Pearl last Friday after a longer time and even though it was good but not on the same level as with their original chef. Too many dishes were surprisingly uninspired and bland, e.g. roast duck or speck starter or had disappointing execution problems, e.g. kale salad with 64C egg which had not even hints of a running yolks. We still liked the ambience and the cocktails and some of the dishes and will be back but hope it was just one off-night

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                El Chevere RE: honkman Jul 15, 2013 02:14 PM

                they usually do a good to very good burger.....I had a chicken dish that was good and they get a great loaf of bread from Con Pane (a loaf, almost shaped like a pretzel).

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                PRH RE: fifthglen Jul 17, 2013 12:07 PM

                Try...

                Harbor town (great burgers and Fireball..)
                Pomodoros.. (Great Italian..)
                Gabardine
                Pizza Port in OB (Great Beers)

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                  melee RE: PRH Jul 17, 2013 12:56 PM

                  Hi PRH!
                  Have you been to Pomodoro lately? Last two times we went food & service was awful. First bad experience we wrote off as an unlucky night, second time we decided we had given them a fair shot and wouldn't return - but it's been a few months. Maybe they've gotten their groove back.

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