I would really love some assistance on this chore. I and several colleagues (along with my boss, and her bosses) are attending a judicial conference in San Diego at the Marina Marriot, so I'd love to get some recommendations for a dinner for around 10 people, preferably within walking (4-5 blocks) distance from our hotel that will please all of us. If the hotel is near the Gaslamp, I think something there will please this upscale group.
We are all in our mid 30's to late 40's, enjoy fun atmosphere, good food and service and a full bar. Nothing too funky or exotic -- I'm thinking probably Italian, Californian, maybe tapas, or "American."
We have some sort of dinner allowance I believe, for around $20-$30, but I think we could maybe go over budget a bit. Let's say the food allowance is $25 and each of us will take care of our own bar bill.
Thanks in advance!