Birthday Dinner Suggestions
Yes, this is a mundane topic, but I really need ideas! And it's my birthday! Thoughts from your Chowhounders are appreciated. My favorite kind of restaurants/restaurant food: French, New American (meaning not steak and potatoes), fish, Italian, Provencal, Spanish.
If you like those places, you should also try Farm House - they have a small menu but really good seafood specials that change daily, and a good wine list. The chicken liver mousse is fantastic. Jaynes Gastropub, Great Maple, Craft & Commerce and Waypoint Public might also be to your liking.
Veladora at the Rancho Valencia Resort in RSF
Morada at the RSF Inn
Bali Hai in Shelter Island
George's in LJ
Eddie V's in LJ
Drinks at the Marine Room at sunset
Manhattan's in LJ
AR Valentien at the Lodge at Torrey Pines
Go stay at one of the local casinos (Barona, Valley View or Harrahs) and dine at one of the steakhouse and party and gamble..maybe catch a show/concert
I like staying at one of the 4-5* resorts in town and make a stay cay out of it..US Grant, Loew's, Park Hyatt..
You can also head up to Ritz Laguna Niguel or Hotel Bel Air..
Lots of good suggestions already, incl. those by honkman and BC, but it might help us help you to know where you've already been to.
I mean if you like Italian, you might look at Buono Forchetta