We are celebrating my parents' 50th anniversary in San Diego in December. We'll be staying on Coronado. They've asked me to find them a special restaurant for their actual anniversary dinner (there will only be 6 of us). They've specifically asked for someplace French and specifically said they don't want Italian. California-cuisine would probably be okay too.
They have traveled and eaten out a lot and I think they'd prefer a restaurant that has perfect food and service over one that is trendy with unique food. If it was Los Angeles, I'd suggest Spago Beverly Hills or The Water Grill, but I don't know what to suggest in San Diego.
I've looked through the boards and checked out Blanca, but its menu looks more trendy than what I think they want. The same with Kitchen 1540. George's California Modern seems like an option. As does Rancho Valencia.
Does anyone have any thoughts that might help me? I think they'd be fine going anywhere in the general San Diego area as long as the food is worth the trip.
Thanks for any help!