Visiting San Diego, from Ventura, with my fiance for his birthday.
We're staying nearish the Downtown area but don't mind a little drive (or 'a lot of drive' if it's worth it).
Should be romantic, interesting, but NOT SNOOTY!
Rustic French, Provincial, rustic Italian, etc. fare is preferred. Meat-potatoes-veggies sort of thing.
We are interested in spending no more than $50 for dinner excluding drinks.
I know you regulars get inundated with SD requests, but just one more? I've done some research on the other recommendations made here and they've been great so far.
Thank you in advance!
(PS- the Prado at Balboa Park looked good, but maybe a tad over budget...)