I spent four days earlier this week in San Diego, so I wanted to report back.
I had drinks at Cafe Japengo - nice space - would have tried some sushi (rolls sounded interesting), but I was headed downtown to Blue Point Coastal Cuisine for dinner. I had the arugula salad and dayboat scallops - both were tasty and well-prepared, but neither overwhelmed me. The wines were actually well-priced and the servers were very patient. We closed down the restaurant without a single dirty look. The food wasn't memorable, but I would definitely go back if invited.
The next night, we went to Morton's. I wouldn't normally go to Morton's - I think it is overpriced and a little stuffy, but I'd be lying if I said the steaks weren't excellent. I had the Cajun Ribeye Steak, a good recommendation from my dining companions. I would go back for this alone... the rest of the dinner was unremarkable, except the bill. Woo-ey!
Next time I will try Donovan's.
Rei Do Gado was the last restaurant I visited... I was disappointed, even for a churrasceria. The service was poor, maybe because the of the layout. (We were in a corner.) The meats were fine, and the salad bar was above average, even though I didn't make the mistake of filling up on it. The woman standing on the stripper-like stage making drinks was an interesting addition. As was the samba dancer and the ridiculously loud music that accompanied her - that was painful. Would never return to this place.
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