I'm a DC hound who will be in San Diego for 5 nights in early May and was hoping to get your help for some recommendations for dinner. We like restaurants relying on fresh ingredients prepared in unique ways. One night we'll do a splurge restaurant - what is the best restaurant in the area keeping it to around $100 per person. (If anyone here is from DC, something Obelisk-style would be great). Other nights we'd like to keep it to $50 per person and under. We like all kinds of cuisine, especially innovative. An American, French, and Italian restaurant would be great. Also, places to get the best ethnic cuisine in the area - we're open to all kinds.
I've searched the boards, but I've had difficulty finding what I've been looking for so your help would be greatly appreciated!
We'll be staying 2245 K St so anywhere near there, public transportation accessible, or a relatively short (20 minutes or less) cab ride would be perfect. The gaslamp district is in walking distance so maybe some restaurants there?
Thanks so much for your help!