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San Diego CLOSED Restaurants...2015 Edition

Encore (6th and F) is definitely closed. Nicky Rotten's and Gaslamp Tavern have each been closed for several months now for "remodeling," so they appear to be closed for good. and the Wendy's at First and Broadway? Just closed. flamed out.

about 17 hours ago
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Tacos!

This looks like it could be fun! My husband goes in for open heart surgery on April 22, so mid-May will be a good time frame for him to start heading out for social time.

Mar 24, 2015
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Buffalo Public House - Hillcrest

Lacy never rode a bike, and she was a detective. Coffee is life!

Mar 16, 2015
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Buffalo Public House - Hillcrest

You don't drink coffee? not to be trusted...

Mar 16, 2015
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The Water Grill

On behalf of potatos....wow, WOW, we are not "lowly."

Mar 15, 2015
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The Water Grill

I rode by last night during work. The room looks beautiful, though a little rustic, kind of white tablecloth meets rustic-chic, but without the white tablecloth. This location is supposed to be slightly more casual and less expensive than the LA room. Soft opening next Wednesday...

Mar 14, 2015
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Potential REAL butcher shop in San DIego

aaaand DD wins the internet this week.

Mar 07, 2015
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San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

LOVE Mr Falafel. Have not been to Doner Grill yet.

Mar 04, 2015
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San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

Ha! They're okay, like I said, a chain is a chain. Kebob Shop food is way too salty.

Mar 04, 2015
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San Diego restaurants OPENINGS (2015 edition)

It's not a complete disaster, on par with Kabob Shop. A chain is chain.

Mar 04, 2015
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21st in San Diego? Help please!

don't you mean "hispster-est"?

Feb 14, 2015
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21st in San Diego? Help please!

Barleymash cards at the door.

Feb 13, 2015
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Rose Rabbit Lie overall experience?

Thank you! The menu looks delicious and the overall experience looks completely inviting. Just wanted to be sure we were not going to be yanked out of our seats.

Feb 09, 2015
Dagney in Las Vegas

Rose Rabbit Lie overall experience?

Husband and I are thinking about here in April, but are wondering about the overall dining experience. We understand RRL has ongoing entertainment throughout dinner, but we are concerned about our meal being completely interrupted. Is the entertainment interactive? Does it hinder or embellish? Also, if it's interactive, what is the "level" of interaction? We were chosen to be "volunteers" for a relatively short part in Blue Man last year, but anything rising to the level of a Zumanity volunteer would be too much.

Thank you in advance!

Feb 09, 2015
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Caesar Salad

Silly DD, there is no such thing as too much Caesar dressing.

Feb 02, 2015
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Phil's Italian Steakhouse-Treasure Island

Thank you! Husband gets to make the call on this trip, as this is his pre-open heart surgery trip. We keep going back and forth between downtown and the strip. Downtown is less expensive, and a new, different experience, but the strip has, well, "the strip" appeal.

Jan 30, 2015
Dagney in Las Vegas

Phil's Italian Steakhouse-Treasure Island

L O L, that is hilarious and awful! Yes, right after I posted this question I looked at reviews on a "help" ful site, and THOSE reviews were mediocre.

Jan 29, 2015
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Phil's Italian Steakhouse-Treasure Island

Thank you! I will give them a look. We have never stayed downtown and considering it for this trip.

Jan 29, 2015
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Brief Trip Report Jan2015

Thank you! We ate at Lotus last year and LOVED it. That will be our more casual dinner.

Jan 28, 2015
Dagney in Las Vegas

Phil's Italian Steakhouse-Treasure Island

I had a rather off-putting customer service experience with MGM Grand this morning so I am searching for a new possible place to stay in Vegas in April.

I searched Phil's on this board but came up empty. Has anyone dined there? We are looking for a room with excellent service and food, but do not require a big name chef. The big name steak/french rooms are just out of the financial question.

Vic and Anthony's and Hugo's Cellar are also in the running.

Thank you in advance!

Jan 28, 2015
Dagney in Las Vegas

Brief Trip Report Jan2015

Thank you! Husband and I are planning a quick trip in the spring before he goes under the knife for open heart surgery. We want to plan one "blow out" dinner, fine dining, pull out all the stops, etc...but navigating the fine dining scene in Vegas is extremely tricky. There are so many rooms that bill themselves as the best of the best, when in fact they are not worth the high price tag. Carnevino always comes up on the "best of" lists, but every time I look at their prices, I think, okay, is it REALLY worth it?

In any event, thank you for the report, I'll leave Carnevino on the back burner list.

Jan 28, 2015
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Where can I buy real French butter in San Diego?

The new patisserie called "Parfait" downtown imports butter from France to make their pastries. Perhaps they might sell some to you?

Jan 19, 2015
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SD's top 22 new restaurants in 2015

Which also means casualized service. I would love to see a trend of service/food knowledge training in San Diego.

Jan 14, 2015
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faculty candidate Interview dinner choices

I love that place. Have not been in awhile...maybe this weekend!

Jan 09, 2015
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faculty candidate Interview dinner choices

The El Salvadoran. 2800 Imperial Avenue. Excellent El Salvadoran fare and good service.

Jan 09, 2015
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Milestone birthday weekend for vegetarian/vegan foodie?

One more idea, and this is going to sound crazy, so don't laugh, but Fogo De Chao in downtown (Brazilian BBQ) has an amazing salad bar. I believe they have a "salad bar only" price option. A vegetarian, heck even a vegan could have a serious feast at their salad bar.

Jan 08, 2015
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Milestone birthday weekend for vegetarian/vegan foodie?

Where in San Diego are you staying? And do you have a car?

In downtown, Tender Greens at 1st and Broadway would be a great option. Sultan Baklava located at 770 4th Avenue has wonderful Turkish food, with several vegetarian options (REALLY delicious tabouli, falafal, and mercimek soup). Also, there is small place called Salad Style in East Village. It's definitely a casual place, but with an upscale-ish feel (does that make sense?) They have great salads, but are not open for dinner.

There are a ton of restaurants on Convoy Street in the Kearny Mesa area that could accommodate vegetarian options, Convoy Tofu House and Yakitori Yakyudori come to mind. Check the menu at Buga, which is a Korean BBQ restaurant. I am pretty sure they have some vegetarian choices.

Happy Dining!

Jan 08, 2015
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Foie ban no more??!!!

YESSSSSSSSS

Jan 07, 2015
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Le Parfait Paris-downtown

alas no, how will I ever survive?

Jan 06, 2015
Dagney in San Diego

Le Parfait Paris-downtown

You stole the words from my keyboard! I stopped in there for coffee the other night because the Gaslamp was down to 45 degrees. They import their ingredients from France, down to the butter. The people working that night were extremely professional and friendly. I did not order any pastries but they looked beautiful.

Jan 06, 2015
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