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Six Picks for San Diego Restaurant Week 2020

You’re guaranteed to do well with any of our winners from last year’s Best Restaurants poll


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Restaurant Week is back, taking place from Jan. 19-26. You have eight delicious days to try 180 restaurants all over San Diego County. Each establishment is offering lunch, dinner, or both.

Dinners are three-course prix-fixe menus priced at $20, $30, $40 or $50; lunches are two-course prix-fixe menus of $10, $15 or $20.  

Can’t make it to all of them? Fret not. We’ve got a manageable approach. A half-dozen participating restaurants had the distinction of finding themselves in the winner’s circle of last year’s annual Best Restaurants poll. Below we’ve given you a taste of their Restaurant Week offerings, with links to the full menu. Choose one of these spots, and you’re guaranteed to pick a winner.

 

Mister A’s

Winner: Best View (Urban) (Critic’s Pick and Reader’s Pick), Best Mac’n’Cheese (Critic’s Pick 2019)

Dinner, $50

Choice of starters including lobster bisque and sweet potato agnolotti

Choice of mains including prime hanger steak and local roasted swordfish loin

Choice of desserts including citrus crème brulee and chocolate-praline bar

 

Whisknladle

Winner: Best Salad (Critic’s Pick), Best Chilaquiles (Reader’s Pick), Best of the Best Casual (Runner-up)

Dinner, $50

Choice of share plate options including beef tartare, local ahi tuna crudo, or local mussels

Choice of pasta alla norma, pork Bolognese, or Maine lobster taglierini

Choice of several mains including braised pork barbacoa, pan roasted flat iron steak, or burger

 

Café Gratitude

Winner: Best Healthy Eats (Runner-Up), Best Vegetarian (Runner-Up)

Lunch, $20

Choice of four starters including green Romanesco, and broccolini and edamame

Choice of four mains including eggplant parmesan focaccia, farmer’s market salad, and oyster mushroom asado bowl

 

Dinner, $30

Choice of four starters including Delicata squash, and roasted brussels sprouts

Choice of four entrees including samosa chaat and creamy puttanesca pasta

Choice of two desserts: banana cream pie and warm berry crumble

 

 

Solare Ristorante

Best Service (Runner-up), Best Italian (Reader’s Pick), Best Wine List (Reader’s Pick)

Lunch, $20

Choice of three primos including Solare classica Cesare and caldo freddo

Choice of four secondos including Italian sliders and scaloppini di pollo ai funghi

 

Dinner, $40

Choice of three antipastis including bruschetta alla mano and ciccia cruda

Choice of several secondis including gnocchi viola e asparagi and pesce del Giorno

Plus panna cotta all lavanda and a craft cocktail

 

Coasterra

Winner: Best View (Water) (Reader’s Pick)

Dinner, $40

First course choice of tortilla soup, macho salad, or mussels and clams “Michelada”

Choice four mains including cauliflower al pastor and roasted chicken “divorciadas”

Choice of three desserts: pineapple buttercake, churros calientes de la casa, or brownie tres leches

 

Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, Liberty Station

Winner: Best Brewery (Reader’s Pick)

Lunch, $20 (includes a beer)

Choice of three salads including Little Gem Caesar, Fruity Goat, and SoCal Superfood

Choice of several mains including a burger, bruschetta BLT, and The Angry Chicken

 

Dinner, $30 (includes a beer)

Choice of several starters including Jidori Wings, 4-Square Grilled Cheese, and Yellowfin ahi poke “nachos”

Choice of several mains including True Craft Burger, Stone Brewing Medianoche, and The Angry Chicken

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