Restaurant Week 2011 Done Cohn Group Style


After enjoying a busy summer of sun bathing, beach hopping, and adventure seeking, we all deserve a touch of refined indulgence. Luckily, San Diego Restaurant Week 2011 is coming around just in time to tantalize our palates while humoring our budgets, and The Cohn family of restaurants is eager to join in the fun. Participating Cohn Group restaurants will be presenting guests with unique Restaurant Week menus that include three courses of culinary enjoyment for one scrumptious price. Two participating Cohn Group restaurants are also serving $15 Restaurant Week lunch menus to really give diners the best deals they can during this short span of time. The Prado, Gaslamp Strip Club, La Jolla Strip Club, Blue Point, 333 Pacific, Indigo Grill, Island Prime, Bo-beau Kitchen, Analog, and Melting Pot are all taking part in this annual county-wide event and showing how it’s done right. Given all the impressive menus and irresistible prices, reservations are a must-have during Restaurant Week—so snatch yours up today. 

The Prado is a Balboa Park institution that steals the show from neighboring exhibitions with its contemporary Californian/Fusion cuisine menu, stunning views of the park, and assortment of eclectic dining spaces. The Prado’s regular lunch and dinner menus cater to diners’ varying degrees of hunger as well as adventurousness, and their Restaurant Week Lunch and Dinner menus are no exception. From September 18-30th, guests may partake in the two-course Lunch Menu for $15 or the three-course Dinner Menu for $30. Whether you choose to dine al fresco on the large terrace or appreciate the night sky in the Solarium room, these two menus will taste equally amazing.

Both the Gaslamp Strip Club and the La Jolla Strip Club serve up a fun and sociable experience with their grill-your-own steak premise, tantalizing array of cocktails, and overall chill vibe. Luckily for diners at either end of town, the two locations are hosting the same three-course Restaurant Week Dinner Menu for $30, from September   18-30th – the La Jolla location is also featuring a two-course Lunch Menu during that time for $15. Neither restaurant accepts reservations for parties of five or less, so we recommend arriving early to get your prime cut of Restaurant week.

Blue Point Coastal Cuisine plates the catch-of-the-day every day with Executive Chef Daniel Barron at the helm. From the on-the-half-shell delicacies and other raw delights served at the Oyster Bar to entrée selections that celebrate the bounties of the sea, there is no shortage fresh and flavorful fare to savor at Blue Point. During the Cohn Group’s extended Restaurant Week window of September 18-30th, Blue Point is offering its own three-course Dinner Menu for $30. Plan an evening around all that Downtown San Diego has to offer knowing that your Restaurant Week at Blue Point will be as revitalizing in quality and taste as it is reasonable in price.

Boasting unparalleled views of the Oceanside Pier and similarly spectacular California-inspired fare is 333 Pacific. This super chic north county restaurant seamlessly marries the surf and turf sides of fine dining, complementing its prime selection of steaks and chops with an equally appetizing list of seafood specialties and raw treats. The 333 Pacific three-course Restaurant Week Dinner Menu will cost $30 per person, from September 18-30th this year. Marry your special meal with stunning seaside views for a real taste of 333 Pacific.

Executive Chef Deborah Scott’s Indigo Grill adds a welcomed hint of spice to the San Diego dining scene with its Latin-infused menu and refreshingly casual and stylish décor. Chef Scott masterfully melds south-of-the-border ingredients and flavor combinations with classic technique to create dishes that are both familiar an intriguing. Head to Little Italy from September 18-30th to enjoy Indigo Grill’s three-course Restaurant Week Dinner Menu for $30. And while you’re there, we suggest pairing your meal with a lively libation like the Mojito Diablo.

Positioned on stilts over the San Diego Bay in Coronado, Island Prime embodies the uncomplicated elegance of seaside dining. Executive Chef Deborah Scott appreciates the inherent appeal of simply prepared seafood and meat specialties, and showcases the ingredients of each dish by letting them shine through without muddling over masking flavors. Island Prime’s Restaurant Week Dinner Menu will be especially coveted as it only lasts from September 18-23rd— the three-course menu costs $40 per person, with 3oz wine pairings included in the meal for $55.

Bo-Beau Kitchen and bar brings a satisfying taste of France to Ocean Beach, celebrating the relaxed sophistication of French bistro culture and cuisine. The thoughtful and meticulous design and décor of Bo-Beau invites guests into a remote cottage where all one must do is settle in and stay a while. And Executive Chef Katherine Humphus’ bold and comforting cuisine ensures guests don’t want to leave. Committed to observing Restaurant Week as long as possible, Bo-Beau’s 3-course Dinner Menu will be offered September 18-30th, for $30.

Undeniably in-the-know on how to put on a good time, Analog combines two of our favorite things: Great music and even better food. This über trendy Gaslamp Quarter hotspot has become the place to visit for casual and upbeat fare and entertainment. Not only is live karaoke prominent on the menu, but so are a number of nightly happy hour specials and comfort food creations. From September 18-23rd, Analog’s $30 three-course Restaurant Week Dinner Menu might just keep visitors’ mouths too full to even consider belting out their favorite ‘80s anthem.

The Melting Pot hits every foodie’s culinary soft spot: from the cheese connoisseur to the purveyor of molten chocolate to the lover of all things skewered. Situating throngs of enthusiastic eaters within intimate proximity of their most favorite indulgences, the Melting Pot brings the art of fondue to the masses. Restaurant Week diners can linger over their own steaming pots of ooey-gooey goodness from September 18-30th, with the Melting Pot’s $30 three-course Dinner Menu… Just don’t forget to wear a bib.

Restaurant Week encourages us to try new things and revisit old favorites. Plan your dining agenda soon and remember to come hungry.


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