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2005 Readers' Picks



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Best of the Best (Money No Object)
THE MARINE ROOM
Mille Fleurs
George’s at the Cove

Best Steakhouse
RUTH’S CHRIS
Donovan’s
Fleming’s

Best Cheap Eats
RUBIO’S
In-N-Out Burger
Roberto’s

Best Chef
DEBORAH SCOTT
  (Indigo Grill and Kemo Sabe)

Bernard Guillas
  (The Marine Room)
Jeffrey Strauss
  (Pamplemousse)

Best Late-Night Dining
SASKA’S
Bully’s
City Deli

Best Hotel Dining
HOTEL DEL CORONADO
  (Sheerwater)

La Valencia
  (Whaling Bar and Sky Room)
Marriott Del Mar
  (Arterra)

Most Extensive Wine List
WINE SELLAR & BRASSERIE
Thee Bungalow
Top of the Cove

Best Service
THE MARINE ROOM
Mille Fleurs
George’s at the Cove

Best Dining with Kids
CORVETTE DINER
Chuck E. Cheese
Dave & Buster’s

Most Decadent Desserts
EXTRAORDINARY DESSERTS
Cheesecake Factory
Just Fabulous

Most Romantic
THE MARINE ROOMS
Top of the Cove
George’s at the Cove

Best Microbrewery
KARL STRAUSS
Gordon Biersch
Rock Bottom

Best Pizza
BRONX
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza
Filippi’s

Best American
SBICCA
Dakota Grill
George’s at the Cove

Best New Restaurant
THE OCEANAIRE SEA FOOD ROOM
Mister Tiki Mai Tai Lounge
Café Chloe

Best Vegetarian
CAFÉ ZINC
Kung Food
Sipz

Best Vegetarian
CAFÉ ZINC
Kung Food
Sipz

Best Barbecue
PHIL’S BBQ
Kansas City BBQ
Love’s

Best Sunday Brunch
HOTEL DEL CORONADO (Crown Room)
Loews Coronado
Humphrey’s by the Bay

Best Bagels
EINSTEIN BROTHERS
Bruegger’s
Big City

Best Takeout
PICK UP STIX
Pat & Oscar’s
Saffron

Best Caterer
WATERS
The French Gourmet
Continental

Best Seafood
THE FISH MARKET
Blue Point Coastal Cuisine
The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Best Dining with a View
THE MARINE ROOM
George’s at the Cove
Bertrand at Mr. A’s

Best Dining with a View
THE MARINE ROOM
George’s at the Cove
Bertrand at Mr. A’s

Best Local Burger Joint
ROCKY’S / HODAD’S
        (tie)

Hamburger Mary’s

Best French
MILLE FLEURS
Tapenade
La Vache

Best Spanish/Tapas
CAFÉ SEVILLA
La Gran Tapa
Costa Brava

Best Italian
TRATTORIA ACQUA
Piatti
Baci

Best Indian
MONSOON / BOMBAY
        (tie)

Star of India

Best Chinese
P.F. CHANG’S
Jasmine
Emerald

Best Sushi Bar/Japanese
SUSH IONO
Sushi Ota
Sushi on the Rock

Best Thai
TASTE OF THAI
Rama
Celadon

Best Asian Fusion
ROPPONGI
Kemo Sabe
Café Japengo

Best Mexican
OLD TOWN MEXICAN CAFÉ
Fidel’s
Alfonso’s

Best Greek
ATHENS MARKET
Café Athena
Daphne’s

Best Middle Eastern
KHYBER PASS
Bandar
Marrakesh

Best of the Best (Moderate)
THE PRADO
Indigo Grill
Trattoria Acqua

Best Neighborhood Eatery
KENSINGTON GRILL
Piatti
Adams Avenue Grill / Barbarella (tie)

Best German
KAISERHOF
Karl Strauss

Best Vietnamese
LE BAMBOU
RiceJones
Phuong Trang

Best Breakfast
HASH HOUSE A GO - GO
Hob Nob Hill
Broken Yolk

Best Business Lunch
DOBSON’S
Rainwater’s
Dakota Grill

Best Deli
D.Z. AKIN’S
Milton’s
City Deli

Best Outdoor Dining
GEORGE’S AT THE COVE
The Prado
Poseidon

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