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Best Restaurants 2009 - Critic’s Picks


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BEST OF THE BEST (MONEY NO OBJECT)
Mille Fleurs

BEST OF THE BEST (MODERATE)
Vincent’s

BEST CHEAP EATS
Operacaffe 

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Suite & Tender  

BEST CHEF
Wade Hageman (Blanca)   

BEST SERVICE
Marine Room 

BEST DINING WITH A VIEW
Georges California Modern 

BEST HOTEL DINING
A.R. Valentien (The Lodge at Torrey Pines) 

MOST EXTENSIVE WINE LIST
Pamplemousse Grille 

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD EATERY
Urban Solace 

BEST DINING WITH KIDS
Petco Park

MOST ROMANTIC
Addison 

MOST DECADENT DESSERTS
Karen Krasne's Extraordinary Desserts 

BEST PIZZA
La Pizzeria Arrivederci

BEST LOCAL BURGER JOINT
Neighborhood

BEST AMERICAN
Rainwater’s on Kettner

BEST FRENCH
Tapenade

BEST SPANISH/TAPAS
Sevilla

BEST ITALIAN
Via Italia Trattoria
  BEST INDIAN
Monsoon

BEST CHINESE
China Max 

BEST SUSHI BAR/JAPANESE
Hane Sushi 

BEST THAI
Lotus Thai, East Village 

BEST ASIAN FUSION
Roppongi

BEST MEXICAN
Los Arcos  

BEST GREEK
Athens Market Taverna

BEST VIETNAMESE
Phuong Trang 

BEST VEGETARIAN
They keep closing. 

BEST BARBECUE
Phil's BBQ

BEST STEAKHOUSE
Cowboy Star

BEST SEAFOOD
The Oceanaire Seafood Room

BEST BREAKFAST
The Glass Door  

BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH
El Bizcocho

BEST BUSINESS LUNCH
Grant Grill  

BEST DELI
D.Z. Akin's 

BEST TAKEOUT
Saffron 

BEST OUTDOOR DINING
333 Pacific  

BEST CATERER
Hotel del Coronado

 

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