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2008 Critic's Picks


BEST OF THE BEST (MONEY NO OBJECT)
Mille Fleurs

BEST OF THE BEST (MODERATE)

Vincent’s, in Escondido

BEST CHEAP EATS

Stout Public House

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

Nobu

BEST CHEF
Jeff Jackson (A.R. Valentien)

BEST SERVICE

Le Fontainebleau

BEST DINING WITH A VIEW

Marine Room

BEST LATE-NIGHT DINING

South Beach

BEST HOTEL DINING

Grant Grill (U.S. Grant Hotel)

MOST EXTENSIVE WINE LIST

WineSellar & Brasserie

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD EATERY

Bleu Bohème

BEST DINING WITH KIDS

Corvette Diner

MOST ROMANTIC

George’s at the Cove

MOST DECADENT DESSERTS

Cavaillon

BEST PIZZA

La Pizzeria Arrivederci

BEST LOCAL BURGER JOINT

Neighborhood

BEST AMERICAN

Rainwater’s on Kettner

BEST FRENCH

Tapenade

BEST SPANISH/TAPAS

Puerto La Boca (okay, so it’s Argentine)

BEST ITALIAN
Trattoria Via Italia (Encinitas)
  BEST INDIAN
Monsoon

BEST CHINESE

Pearl Chinese Seafood Restaurant
(Rancho Bernardo)

BEST SUSHI BAR/JAPANESE

Sushi Ota

BEST THAI

Rama

BEST ASIAN FUSION

Roppongi

BEST MEXICAN

Ortega’s, a Mexican Bistro

BEST GREEK

Athens Market

BEST VIETNAMESE

Saigon on Fifth

BEST VEGETARIAN

None chosen

BEST BARBECUE

Joey’s Smokin’ B-B-Q

BEST STEAKHOUSE

Vigilucci’s Seafood,
Steak & Chop House

BEST SEAFOOD

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

BEST BREAKFAST

JRDN (Tower 23 Hotel)

BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH

Urban Solace

BEST BUSINESS LUNCH

Dobson’s

BEST DELI

The Cheese Shop, Gaslamp Quarter

BEST TAKEOUT

Dumpling Inn

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

Trattoria Acqua

BEST CATERER

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

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