I'll be visiting San Diego for a week around Christmas, but apparently have enough AMEX points to pre-pay some restaurant dinners. I love San Diego, loved growing up there, but don't remember any restaurants other than Anthony's.
I see a number of Steakhouses, and am trying to discourage the family from voting for Ruth's Chris (that sizzling platter destroys a good steak, IMHO). I live in DC, and like the Palm here well enough. Not familiar with Rei Do Gado or Gaslamp.
Any San Diego chowhounds with opinions? Goes without saying we need a good wine list and a good bar.
Also, would take recs on other can't miss spots. Thanks in advance for your knowledge and advice!