With another year gone, 2014 brings new resolutions, fresh starts and of course, San Diego Restaurant Week! This year, do not miss your chance to go out and experience the best of San Diego’s fine dining scene. Restaurant Week only comes twice a year, and from January 19th until January 25th, 2014, over 150 restaurants will be offering superb preset menus for very low prices. With so many restaurants to choose from, we have a few suggestions to help you decide where to go for San Diego Restaurant Week this year. We can also help you book your reservation!
333 North Pacific Street Oceanside, CA 92054
The Cohn Group’s prime North County seafood destination will be offering a 3-course dinner menu for $30.00 per person during Restaurant Week.
Begin with a choice between the Petite Greens Salad, White Bean and Tasso Ham Soup or Sweet Chili Calamari. Then select one main entrée: 8 oz. Flat Iron Steak, Tarragon Encrusted Sea Bass, Pan Roasted Rainbow Trout or Roasted Root Vegetables. For those in search of something extra, 333 Pacific offers upgrade options including toppings like Peppercorn Demi, Sautéed Mushrooms, Bleu Cheese Crust and Oscar (blue crab, asparagus, béarnaise) as well as “surf” additions including Alaskan Crab Leg (1/4 lb.), Lobster Tail (6 oz.), and Crab, Shrimp & Lobster Cake. Finish things off with Apple Streusel Cheesecake, Chocolate Bread Pudding, or Chocolate Goat Cheese Panna Cotta.
Acqua Al 2
322 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101
Chef Martin Gonzalez presents two premium menus during Restaurant Week, one for lunch and the other for dinner. This is the perfect way for diners to sample the authentic flavors of the original Acqua Al 2 in Florence, Italy.
Lunch will feature a 2-course menu with an entrée and dessert for $20.00 per person. First, make your entrée selection from the Assagio di Primi (a chef’s choice tasting), Insalata Caprese, or Petto di Pollo al Porto. Then enjoy your choice of Pannacotta, Tiramisu or Cheesecake.
Dinner will entail a 3-course menu for the price of $40.00 per person. The first course options are Assiago di Primi (a chef’s choice tasting), Insalata della Casa, or the Zuppa del Giorno (soup of the day). Next, select your entrée: Petto di Pollo ai Carciofi, Filleto al Aceto Balsamico, or the Pesce del Giorno (fresh fish of the day). For dessert, the Dolce selections include traditional favorites: Pannacotta, Tiramisu or Cheesecake made with ricotta cheese.
Bertrand at Mister A’s
2550 5th Avenue 12th Floor San Diego, CA 92103
Well known for spectacular views of the San Diego skyline, this classy French/American restaurant will have both lunch and dinner preset menu options during Restaurant Week.
For lunch, delight in a simple 2-course menu for only $20.00 per person. The menu allows diners to choose either one appetizer or one dessert to be paired with a main entrée. The first course options are Hearts of Baby Romaine or Traditional French Onion Soup. For dessert: Tahitian Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee or Milk Chocolate Mousse Bar. For your main course, decide between the House Ground Kobe Steak Burger, Traditional Paella, Baby Wild Arugula & Jidori Chicken Salad, or Pan Roasted Salmon Salad.
For dinner, enjoy 3 full courses for $40.00 per person; add a wine pairing for an additional $20.00. Start with your choice of Creamless Sweet Onion Soup, Forest Mushroom Risotto, Pea Shoots, Scallop and Shrimp Gratinee, Multicolored Beet and Ruby Grapefruit Salad or Local Farm Greens & Winter Vegetables. Follow with a main course: 48 hr. Braised Brandt Farm Beef, Crispy Hill Farm Pork Belly, Grilled Atlantic Salmon Trout, Traditional Seafood Paella, or a Vegetarian Composition. Close the meal with Snicker Bar Mousse, a Brioche Sticky Bun with Toffee, Vanilla Bean Cheesecake or Dark Chocolate Crème Brulee.
4090 Adams Avenue San Diego, CA 92116
Owner and Chef Ken Irvine will showcase some of his most craveable French creations with an extensive 3-course menu priced at $40.00 per person.
Dinner commences with Hors D’Oeuvres including your selection of Escargots a la Portugais, Moules Provencales, Salade Maison, Soupe a l’Oignon Gratinee, Coquilles St. Jacques, or La Charcuterie. Next, choose one entrée from offerings of Filet de “Roi” Saumon, Entrecote de Pork, Supreme de Poulet Farci, Boeuf Bourguignon, Raviolis Maison, Carre d’Angeau Provencal or Tournedos Rossini. The final course is your choice among Mousse au Chocolat, Crepe au Crème Brulee, Profiteroles, Pain d’Epice or Gateau au Chocolat.
565 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101
California coastal cuisine like no other is the goal at the Gaslamp’s very first seafood restaurant. During Restaurant Week, treat yourself to a 3-course dinner here for $30.00 per person with an optional $15.00 wine pairing.
In classic Hook, Line & Sinker fashion, dive in with a choice of Assorted Fresh Oysters, a Farmer’s Market Salad or a bowl of hot Lobster Bisque. Then, feast on Seared Skuna Bay Salmon, Spicy Shrimp “Fra Diavolo” or Mary’s Roasted Chicken Breast. For an extra $15.00, select the Blue Point Surf n’ Turf which includes a 5 oz. Filet Mignon and Steamed ½ Maine Lobster. Dessert is a decision among Housemade Sorbet, Liquid Center Chocolate Cake or Crème Brulee.
4996 West Point Loma Blvd. San Diego, CA 92107
Enjoy contemporary French cuisine and the smell of the Pacific Ocean during Restaurant Week with a 3-course preset menu for $30.00 per person.
Start off with your choice of one appetizer from the options of Escargot, Frisee Salad or Salmon Tartare. Then move on to the more filling entrée selections including Beer Bourguignon, Trout Almandine or Fettuccini & Duck Confit. If you aren’t already stuffed by this point, top off the tank with a dessert selection among the Gelato Trio, Kahlua Pot de Crème or a Cinnamon Roll Baked to Order with optional extra toppings.
1298 Prospect Street La Jolla, CA 92037
Savor the taste of the sea and enjoy excellent customer service with extended Restaurant Week specials for lunch and dinner at this local La Jolla seafood favorite.
For lunch, Crab Catcher has a basic 2-course menu for $20.00 per person. First select your appetizer from Roasted Oyster Mushroom & Black Truffle Soup, Big Eye Tuna Carpaccio or Suzie’s Farms Roasted Beets. Then pair it with either Carlsbad Farms Black Mussel Fettuccine or Sesame-Peppercorn Crusted Fijian Tombo as a main dish.
Dinner will be a bit more inclusive with three courses for $30.00 per person. Appetizer options will be identical to the lunch menu, and entrees will include Carlsbad Black Mussels Fettuccine, Verlasso Salmon, and Slow Braised Boneless Short Rib with the option to add on Golden King Crab, Half Grilled Maine Lobster or Carlsbad Farms Black Mussels for an additional charge. The choices for dessert are Paradise Pie, Sourdough Sundried Cherry Bread Pudding, and a Tropical Sorbet & Gelato Trio.
Gaslamp Strip Club
340 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 02101
The original Strip Club here in San Diego, Gaslamp Strip Club is a “Grill Your Own” steakhouse presenting a $30.00 three course menu for dinner this week. The first course features three delicious starters to choose from: Strip Club House Salad, Spinach Salad, or Mozzarella Caprese. The second course features steaks, poultry, and a few seafood options. Choose from Filet Mignon, “Signature” New York Strip, Bone-In-Ribeye, Baseball Cut Top Sirloin, Teriyaki Steak, Skirt Steak, Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna or Marinated Double Chicken Breast. Add 2 Shrimp Kabobs to your meal for only $9.95. Finish things off with a Sweet Caramel Apple Pie, Chocolate Mousse Cake or New York Cheesecake.
George’s California Modern & George’s Ocean Terrace
1250 Prospect Street San Diego, CA 92037
George’s California Modern and George’s Ocean Terrace offers intriguing worldly cuisine with gorgeous ocean views. This week, enjoy a three course dinner menu for $40.00 per person. An a la Carte menu will be available. For your appetizer, select from Sweet Potato Soup, Date Salad, Fried Avocado, or Red Salad. Entrée selections entail Local Yellowtail a la Plancha, Jidori Chicken, Hanger Steak and Shortrib, Slow Roasted Chino Farms Vegetables, or Chino Farms Eggplant. Six delectable desserts will leave you fully satiated: Carrot Cake, Chocolate Mousse, Trio of Seasonal Sorbets, Goat Cheese Panna Cotta, Warm Chocolate Tart and Cider Poached Apples. For the perfect night cap, two optional specialty cocktails will be offered for an additional fare.
The A la Carte portion of the Restaurant Week menu encompasses several appetizers and entrees. Select from Smoked Beef Tongue Carpaccio, Grilled Local Octopus, or Chino Farms Broccoli Raviolo at a price range of only $2.00 to $4.00! Gourmet entrees like Roasted Duck, Mano de Leon Scallops, Local Swordfish, California Lamb Loin and Shoulder, and Smoked Maine Lobster will also be available from $3.00 to $20.00.
1536 India Street San Diego, CA 92101
Another one of Chef Deborah Scott’s highly successful restaurants, Indigo Grill is bringing celebrated Pacific cuisine to the special prix fixe menu this week. This delicious dinner menu is available at just $30.00 per person for 3 courses. Start your evening off with a savory appetizer: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Spinach Salad, or Scallop and Shrimp Ceviche. Entrée choices include Siracha-Soy Glazed Quail, Three Hour Smoked Tri Tip, or Wild Mushroom Fettuccini. To fulfill your dessert craving, Chocolate Pistachio Torte, Vanilla Crème Brulee or Rainforest Sorbets will be offered.
880 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, CA 92101
Chef Deborah Scott’s seaside favorite, Island Prime, is hosting a special prix fixe menu for dinner at the small fare of $40.00 per person. The first course entails your choice of Butternut Squash Soup, BLT Wedge Salad or Golden and Red Beet Stack. For your second course, select from Cedar Plank Roasted Salmon, Filet Mignon (8 oz.), Prime Rib (10 oz.), Pork Chop (8 oz.), or Apple Cider Glazed Organic Chicken. Your evening won’t be complete without dessert! Three sweet options, Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee, Chocolate Pistachio Torte or Sherried Fig Bread Pudding will send your taste buds off to paradise.
1540 Camino Del Mar San Diego, CA 92014
With stunning views of the Pacific, Kitchen 1540 is participating in Restaurant week with excellent lunch and dinner menus. For lunch, the 3 course prix fixe menu is only $20.00. Start your meal with a tasty appetizer: Cool Roasted Beets, Crow’s Pass Lettuces, Seafood Chowder, or a Soup and Sandwich. For the main event, indulge in a delicious Backyard Burger, Chopped Kale Salad, Grilled Romaine Greek Salad, or Grilled Salmon. For dessert, Carrot Cake or German Chocolate Cake will bring your meal to a luscious finish.
If you’re looking for dinner, the special three course menu is available for just $40.00 per person. First course selections include Cool Roasted Beets, Crow’s Pass Lettuces or Prime Steak Carpaccio. For your second course, you may select from Black Cod, Cornish Game Hen, or Wild Boar. To complete the evening, enjoy a delicious dessert: Lime Yuzu, Velvet (red vanilla beet, flexible chocolate, cocoa nibs), or Milk3 (coconut, white chocolate, and pickled blueberry).
La Jolla Strip Club
4282 Esplanade Court San Diego, CA 92122
For the ultimate carnivore experience, La Jolla Strip Club is hosting both lunch and dinner discounts for Restaurant Week. This unique grill-it-yourself eatery is only open to patrons ages 21 and up. Lunch will be offered at the small price of $15 per person for two courses. For your first course: Strip Club House Salad, Panzanella Salad or Tortilla Soup. La Jolla Strip Club has three delicious second courses for lunch. Select among Sausage & Peppers Sandwich, Blackened Garlic Shrimp Pasta, Pastrami Burger or Steak Frites.
The same great dinner menu will be available at La Jolla Strip Club and Gaslamp Strib Club this week, as mentioned above.
La Villa Restaurant & Bar
1646 India Street San Diego, CA 92101
The delightful La Villa Restaurant & Bar in San Diego is the perfect venue for your Italian fix this week. A special three course menu is available for just $30.00 per person. For your first course, select from Suzie’s Farms Radish & Avocado Salad, Organic Baby Beet Salad, Niman Ranch Pork Belly or Crispy Soft Shell Crab. Second course options include Six Hour Pork Bolognese Cavatelli, Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Cast-Iron Roasted Salmon, Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs or Wood Roasted Broccolini Fettuccine. A delectable dessert will complete your meal: Artisan Cheese Selection, Salted Chocolate Mousse, or Seasonal Cheesecake.
6009 Paseo Delicias Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Mille Fleurs offers charming, country French appeal with critically acclaimed gourmet cuisine. The prix fixe dinner menu for Restaurant Week is only $40.00 per person. A special A-La-Carte menu is also available if you would like to substitute your meal with any signature dish. For your first course, choose from English Celery and Blood Orange Soup, Spicy Salmon-Trout Tartar or Duck Liver Pate with Pink Peppercorns. For the next course, you may select either Mix-Grill of Colorado Lamb, Rockfish and Shrimp Skewer or Prime Beef Flat Iron Steak. Two mouth watering desserts will bring your evening meal to a close: Double Chocolate Mousse Cake, Apple Fritters with Hot Mulled Cider or Fruit and Berry Salad.
Pacifica Del Mar
1555 Camino Del Mar San Diego, CA 92014
Pacifica Del Mar boasts panoramic ocean views and contemporary California cuisine. A special three course prix fixe menu will be available for lunch for only $20.00 per person. To start you off, choose between White Bean Soup or Organic Mixed Green Salad. Several main courses will be available: Pacifica’s Sugar-Spiced Salmon, Chef’s Salad, or Mahi Mahi. For dessert, guests will adore the Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee or Sorbet of the Day.
For dinner, a special three course pre fixe menu will be offered at $40.00 per person. Appetizers include Heirloom Beat Salad, Kabocha Squash Ravioli or White Bean Soup. For your main course, choose from Barbecued Sugar-Spiced Salmon, Short Rib Surf and Turf or Grilled Mahi Mahi. Finish things off with a tasty dessert: German Chocolate Cake, Pear Crisp or Sorbet of the Day.
1201 1st Street Coronado, CA 92118
With endless views of passing boats and the beautiful San Diego skyline, Peohe’s in Coronado is offering a special dinner menu this week. For only $30.00 per person, this three course meal will entail one appetizer, one entrée, and one dessert. For your first course, choose from Lobster Bisque, Crunchy Iceberg Wedge or Peohe’s Salad. Several main courses are offered: Wafu Flat Iron Steak, Stuffed Petrale Sole, Blue Crab-Stuffed Tilapia, or Panko Crusted Chicken with Shoyu. For your third and final course, Mini Hot Chocolate Lava Cake, Macadamia Nut Crème Brulee, or Key Lime Pie are to please your dessert cravings. Several additional items can be added for just $7.00 more: Ahi Poke Tacos, Salmon Lomi Lomi or the Orange Crush Special Roll.
Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar
875 Prospect Street, #102 La Jolla, CA 92037
For prime Asian fusion cuisine near the coast, Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar is offering special menus for both lunch and dinner this week. A two course prix fixe menu will be available for lunch for just $15.00 per person. For your first course, select from Miso Soup, Chinese Dim Sum, or Organic Beet Salad (Vegetarian). For your main course, Chinese Chicken Salad, Mini Mongolian Pulled Pork Sandwich or Kobe Beef Sliders will bring your meal to a savory close.
A three course prix fixe menu is also available for dinner at the small fare of $30.00 per person. Several appetizers are offered: Curried Roast Corn & Shrimp Chowder, Arugula Pear Salad, or Crispy Pork Gyoza. For your second course, you may choose Crispy Kidori Chicken, Boneless Beef Short Ribs, or Seasonal Fish. For a luscious dessert, indulge in Sticky English Toffee Pudding, Persimmon Crisp or Flourless Chocolate Cake.
Sally’s Seafood on the Water
1 Market Place San Diego, CA 92101
Journey to Seaport Village for one of San Diego’s ultimate seafood hotspots. This week, a preset three course lunch menu will be available for only $20.00. To begin your midday meal, select among Fried Chicken Livers and Cauliflower or Calamari Tacos. To finish off your midday meal, choose from Nopales Salad or Lobster Grilled Cheese. A delicious Banana Mousse will bring your lunch to a sweet close.
For dinner, Sally’s Seafood on the Water is offering a special three course menu for $40 per person. For your first course, enjoy Hearty Legumes and Squash Soup, the Chef Kaz Special, or a Fried Platter. Three main courses are offered: Seared Arctic Char, Braised Rabbit, or Bacon Swapped Pork Tenderloin. For dessert, you may choose Pear Parte Tatin, Rosemary Crème Brulee or White Chocolate Crunch.
7612 Fay Avenue La Jolla, CA 92037
Provencal-style French cuisine is on the menu at the beautiful Tapenade in La Jolla. The special 3-course dinner menu is $40.00 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Wine enthusiasts will adore the optional wine pairing, available for an additional $12.00. To commence the evening, choose from Gravlax de Saumon a la Betterave and Salade de Mache, Soupe de Topin am Bour and Truffes Noires et Croutons, or Terrine de Sanglier a L’anncienne (country boar pate and pickled vegetables). Several second courses are available: Lotte Roti and Sauce Pino Noir, Traditional Cassoulet (duck leg confit, braised lamb, pork shoulder, artisanal sausage, white beans braised in duck sauce) or Raviolis aux Champignons. For your third and final course, Profiterolles with grand marnier ice cream, Tartellette au Chocolate Noir, and Ananas Roti with Riz au Lait de Coco (roasted pineapple with coconut rice and lime pudding) are the selections offered for dessert.
The Melting Pot - Gaslamp
901 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101
For a fun, fondue-style dining experience The Melting Pot in Downtown is offering a sensational dinner menu. The special preset dinner menu is only $30.00 per person and comes with three courses. For your first course, choose from six cheese fondues like the Boston Lager, Traditional Swiss, or Spinach Artichoke. For your second course, The Melting Pot House Salad, Caesar Salad, or California Salad served with homemade dressings will be offered. For your third course, served with fresh vegetables and dipping sauces, select from Land and Sea (filet mignon, chicken breast and white shrimp), Classic Selection (Memphis BBQ pork tenderloin, white shrimp, teriyaki marinated sirloin, chicken breast and choice angus sirloin), or the Seafood Trio (mahi mahi, white shrimp and Atlantic salmon). In the mood for dessert? Add a delicious chocolate fondue for just $10.00 per couple with your choice of Flaming Turtle, Pure Chocolate, or The Original.
1549 El Prado, Suite 12 San Diego, CA 92101
This stunning Balboa Park destination is offering two brilliant prix fixe menus this week. The lunch menu, with two courses offered at $15.00 per person, entails your choice of Grilled Chicken Chopped Salad, Chunky Housemade Tomato Soup, or Prado Caesar. For your entrée, choose from Entrée El Prado Reubano Pastrami, Sliced Smoked Neuskes Turkey Breast, Pesto Risotto or Whole Grain Mustard Steamed Mussels.
The special prix fixe dinner menu is only $30.00 per person for 3 courses. To start off your meal, choose from Prado Caesar, Vegetarian Black Bean Soup or Spicy Calamari Fries. Entrees include Lemongrass Scented Skuna Bay Salmon, Slow Roasted Pork Prime Rib, Pesto Risotto, Thai Style Yellow Curry, and Red Wine Braised Short Ribs. Your evening will come to a bittersweet end with Vanilla Crème Brulee, Crème Cheese Flan or Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse Bar.
Toast Enoteca & Cucina
927 J Street San Diego, CA 92101
Venture to this intimate downtown restaurant and wine bar for both lunch and dinner during Restaurant Week. The pre fixe lunch menu features two courses for $15 per person. For your first course, select from Insalata di Cavolo al Cachi e Pecorino, Panino di Pollo con Rucola, or Tagliatelle alla Bolognese. Three entrees are available: Choose from Gelato alla Menta (mint), Gelato alla Pannacotta or Torta Cecilia (apple pie).
The dinner menu entails three courses for just $30.00 per person. Appetizers include Focaccia Ripena, Salsicce e Radicchio al Forno and Crostini al Pomodoro Arrosto e Formaggio. For the main course, guests will adore the Tagliatelle alla Bolognese pasta, Lasagna alla Zucca Gialla or the Maiale Arrosto al Cavolo (roasted pork shoulder on a bed of grilled kale). Finish your meal with one of the three delicious dessert options mentioned above.
1205 Auto Park Way Escondido, CA 02029
Chef Deborah Scott’s penthouse venue, Vintana Wine+Dine, will dazzle patrons with lunch and dinner for Restaurant Week. For lunch, a 2-course prix fixe menu is offered for only $20.00 per person. For starters, guests have the option of Tomato-Sage Bisque, Farmer’s Market Greens, and Crispy Chickpea Calamari. For the main course, choose from Crispy Avocado and Ceviche, Caesar Salad with Blackened Salmon, Apple Grilled Cheese with Smoked Gouda and Fontina, Connelly Gardens Orecchiette, Grilled Brochette of Tenderloin and Shrimp, Vintana Burger, Roasted Prime Rib French Dip, Vintana’s Fish N’ Chips, or the Carolina BBQ Sandwich.
For dinner, enjoy a 3-course dinner for $30.00 per person. Start your evening off with a delicious appetizer. Choose from Lobster Bisque, Vintana Wedge, Kung Pao Calamari, Chef Deborah’s Pepita and Sesame Crusted Brie, and Darin’s Belly Roll. For your main entrée, the Black and White Sesame Salmon, Good Things Growing (veggie mix), Lemon-Thyme Roasted Chicken, or the Certified Angus Flatiron Au Poivre are sure to satisfy. For dessert, choose from Kelly’s Smores, Key Lime Tartlet, or Dark Chocolate and Banana Bread Pudding.
1044 Wall Street San Diego, CA 92037
This rustic La Jolla eatery boasts diverse ingredients and quality service. Only at Whisknladle, guests are able to select three courses from the regular dinner menu for the price of just $40.00 per person. For your appetizer, standout selections include Venison Terrine, Crows Pass Arugula Salad, Stuffed Bone Marrow, and Braised Lamb Pithivier. For your main course, select from Pork Shank Rigatoni, Seared Rare Salmon Risotto, Pan Roasted Corvina, Diver Scallops, Braised & Glazed Veal Breast, Grilled Flat Iron Steak, Confit of Moulard Duck Leg, Roasted Chicken Breast, and the WNL Burger. For dessert: Lemon Almond Tart, Warm Gianduia Budino, Orange Cream Semifreddo or House Ice Creams & Sorbets.
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