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2006 Critic's Picks

David Nelson's Favorite Restaurants



Published:

Best of the Best
(Money No Object)

Tapenade

Best Chinese

Pearl Chinese Kitchen

 

Best of the Best (Moderate)

Modus

Best Sushi Bar/Japanese

Samurai

 

Best Cheap Eats

Dumpling Inn

Best Thai

Rama

 

Best New Restaurant

Cavaillon

Best Asian Fusion

AsiaVouz

 

Best Chef

Gavin Kaysen
of El Bizcocho

Best Mexican

Ortega’s, a
Mexican Bistro

 

Best Service

Mille Fleurs

Best Greek

Athens Market

Best Dining with a View

George’s at the Cove

Best Middle Eastern

Aladdin

 

Best Late-Night Dining

House of Blues

Best German

Kaiserhof

 

Best Hotel Dining

Le Fontainebleau
at the Westgate

Best Vietnamese

Saigon on Fifth

Best Neighborhood Eatery

Vagabond

 

Best Barbecue

Joey’s Smokin’ BBQ

Best Dining with Kids

Petco Park

Best Steakhouse

Morton’s of Chicago

Most Romantic

Top of the Cove

Best Seafood

The Oceanaire
Seafood Room

 

Most Decadent Desserts

Karen Krasne’s Extraordinary Desserts

Best Breakfast

Americana

Best Pizza

Via Italia

Best Sunday Brunch

Loews Coronado
Bay Resort

Best Local Burger Joint

Hodad’s

Best Business Lunch

Rainwater’s on Kettner

 

Best American

Blackhorse Grille

Best Deli

D.Z. Akin’s

 

Best French

Laurel

Best Takeout

China Max

 

Best Spanish/Tapas

Café Sevilla

Best Outdoor Dining

Vincent’s

Best Italian

Vivace at Four Seasons Resort Aviara

Best Caterer

Sheraton Harbor
Island Hotel

Best Indian

Monsoon

 
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