Spending a week in San Diego, visiting from Toronto, I decided to try Cafe Cerise, which several chowhounds had recommended.
I found the ambience very pleasant and the service friendly and prompt. The food was subtle and well prepared. My two companions (residents of SD) and I were agreed that it would be a pleasure to return.
However, there were very few people there (on a Tuesday evening). It would be a shame to lose Cafe Cerise. Give it a try!