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2004 Reader's Picks



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Best of the Best (Money No Object)
Marine Room Marine Room
Mille Fleurs
George’s at the Cove

Best of the Best (Moderate)
Trattoria Acqua
The Prado
George’s at the Cove (rooftop)

Best Cheap Eats
Rubio’s
Jack in the Box
Pat & Oscar’s

Best New Restaurant
RegionRegion
Savory
Sofia’s Italian Table

Best Service
George’s at the Cove
Marine Room
Tapenade

Best Chef
Deborah Scott (Indigo Grill) Deborah Scott (Indigo Grill)
Jean-Michel Diot (Tapenade)
Tie: Bernard Guillas (Marine Room) / Trey Foshee (George’s at the Cove)

Best Dining with a View
Marine Room
George’s at the Cove
Bertrand at Mr. A’s

Best Late-Night Dining
Saska’sSaska’s
Tie: Bully’s / Gaslamp Strip Club

Best Hotel Dining
Hotel del Coronado
La Valencia
Four Seasons Resort Aviara

Most Extensive Wine List
WineSellar & Brasserie
Top of the Cove
Thee Bungalow

Best Neighborhood Eatery
Kensington Grill
Parkhouse Eatery
Crest Café

Best Dining with Kids
Corvette Diner
Chuck E. Cheese
Dave & Buster’s

Most Romantic
Marine Room
Top of the Cove
George’s at the Cove

Most Decadent Desserts
Extraordinary Desserts
Cheesecake Factory
Just Fabulous

Best Microbrewery
Karl Strauss
Gordon Biersch
Rock Bottom

Best Pizza
Bronx Pizza
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza
Filippi’s

Best Local Burger Joint
Rocky’s
Hodad’s
Hamburger Mary’s

Best American
George’s at the Cove
Sbicca
Dakota Grill

Best French
Mille Fleurs
Tapenade
The French Gourmet

Best Spanish/Tapas
SevillaSevilla
La Gran Tapa
Picasso

Best Italian
Trattoria Acqua
Piatti
Arrivederci

Best Indian
Bombay
Star of India
Ashoka the Great

Best Chinese
P.F. Chang’s
Jasmine
Emerald

Best Sushi Bar/Japanese
Japengo
Sushi Ota
Taka

Best Thai
Taste of Thai
Celadon
Spice Thai Café

Best Asian Fusion
Roppongi
Kemo Sabe
Japengo

Best Greek
Athens Market
Aesop’s Tables
Daphne’s

Best Middle Eastern
Bandar
Aladdin
Khyber Pass

Best German
Kaiserhof
Aladdin
Café Europa

Best Vietnamese
Le Bambou
Phong Trang
Pho Hoa Cali

Best Barbecue
Phil’sPhil’s
Kansas City Barbeque
BBQ Pit

Best Mexican
Fidel’s
Old Town Mexican Café
Casa de Bandini

Best Vegetarian
Jyoti-Bihanga
Tie: Galoka / Vegezone

Best Steakhouse
Donovan’s
Ruth’s Chris
Fleming’s

Best Seafood
The Fish MarketThe Fish Market
Blue Point Coastal Cuisine
Star of the Sea

Best Breakfast
Hash House a Go Go
Broken Yolk Cafée
Café 222

Best Sunday Brunch
Hotel del Coronado
Loews Coronado Bay Resort
The Westgate

Best Business Lunch
Dobson’s
Dakota Grill
Rainwater’s on Kettner

Best Bagels
Einstein Bros.
Bruegger’s
Big City

Best Deli
D.Z. Akin’s
Milton’s
The Cheese Shop

Best Takeout
Pick Up Stix
Saffron
Rubio’s

Best Outdoor Dining
The Prado
George’s at the Cove
Poseidon

Best Caterer
Waters
Festivities
The French Gourmet
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