2010 San Diego Restaurant Week Tips and Picks

San Diego Restaurant Week is back for its tantalizing and enticing winter edition, January 17 – 22, 2010.

The San Diego dining scene offers local patrons a tasty array of trendy new eateries and longstanding go-to classics. Whether you’re looking for a perfect cut of filet in a swanky Gaslamp lounge setting, vegetarian options in a quaint Hillcrest bistro or fresh seafood paired with a stunning ocean view on the cliffs of La Jolla, our great offering of San Diego restaurants satiates all palates and preferences.

During San Diego Restaurant Week, local diners can enjoy three-course prix fixe menus at over 170 culinary hot-spots for just $20, $30 or $40 per person, depending on the venue. With so many great restaurants to choose from, it can be difficult to decide on a desired line-up. From the best new eateries to the most value for your investment, discover my tips and picks for Restaurant Week.

Five New to Try

Cucina UrbanaBanker’s HillBICE RistoranteDowntownEl VitralEast VillageTruluck’s Seafood and Steak HouseLa JollaRestaurant at Club VoyeurDowntown

Five Value for Investment

Cowboy StarEast VillageBertrand at Mister A’sBanker’s HillQuarter KitchenDowntownPamplemousse GrilleDel MarMARKET Restaurant and BarDel Mar

Spotlight Item: One main course option at Pamplemousse Grille is Roasted Prime Rib of Pork, with caramelized vegetables, truffle mashed potatoes and grain mustard sauce. Yum. 

Insider Tips: If you want to add a little spice to your Restaurant Week adventure, embark on a dinner cruise with Hornblower. When the three-course meal turns into all night dancing while afloat on San Diego Bay, you’ll know who to thank. Or, stay on the shore and opt for dinner and a movie at Harbor’s Edge at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. This eco-friendly hotel will present nightly viewings of Rupert Murray's "The End of the Line."

The San Diego Restaurant Week website makes it easy for you to browse participating restaurants by cuisine, price or location and view prix fixe menus. We highly recommend making your top choice reservations now; last year, over 100,000 people participated. Don’t miss this week-long chance to taste the best of San Diego for just $20, $30 or $40 per person January 17 – 22, 2010. Get the details at sandiegorestaurantweek.com.

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