Last night, my wife and I went to George's at the Cove to do night 2 of our restaurant week sampling. We were seated in the Garden Room, and got there just after Channel 10 got done filming some people and tables for a 11 PM news item (I'm not sure if I'm happy I wasn't on TV, or sad that I missed another opportunity at my 15 minutes).
I've been in San Diego for 5 1/2 years, and I'd yet to eat in George's proper (did the bar once). All I can say is that I see why there is the hype. All of our food was excellent.
I started with the Butternut Squash soup, and my wife had a Chino Farms Baby Beet Salad. I really, really liked the soup (as did my wife), and the baby beet salad was pretty good as well (though maybe a tad bit subdued for my taste).
I went with the Sesame Crusted Rare Tuna, which was the best Tuna/Ahi version that I've had. My wife had the Red Wine braised shortribs, which pretty much melted on the plate - much less in your mouth. We both tried each other's dishes, and she probably didn't appreciate the tuna as much as I did, but then again after a lot of ribs it might have been a bit overwhelmed (not an ideal combination).
I had a chocolate - peanut butter bombe for desert ("a chocolate desert"), and my wife had an apple crisp. Again, we both loved our deserts (especially me - but I'm a sucker for peanut butter deserts when they are done well).
My only complaint was that their men's restroom is upstairs behind the bar (you'd think that one of the marquis restaurants in San Diego would have a little more convenience in that respect), but maybe I was confused and went to the wrong one. But this group is more about food, so never mind... :-)
We will definitely be back if we want to impress, or if we want to eat at a nice place. I think they do live up to the hype (and prices).
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