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  • fashionvip
    Los Angeles •64 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    The best server! The spinach salad is so delicious! Suggestion Wish you offered a smaller portion so I could add with seafood entree. Thank you for a wonderful dinner!
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    Chart House Restaurant - CardiffPrice: Moderate• Seafood• Solana Beach
    4.4
  • KristineSvip
    London •36 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    We heard a lot about restaurant and it lived up to the hype!! Food was excellent but a bit overpriced, as was the wine. But delicious none the less. Service was excellent! Phillip took care of us and was a delight! We had a birthday celebration and was happy we selected Steak 48 for the evening!
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    Steak 48 - Del MarPrice: Very Expensive• Steakhouse• Del Mar
    4.8
  • OpenTable Diner
    Orange County •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 5 days ago
    Absolutely amazing night! from the service, to the food, to the view…outstanding!! the food quality - appetizer, main course, and dessert ALL impeccable and worth the money and the drive there! we were there for a special occasion and our waiter, ashley, made sure the evening truly felt special. ocean front view right on the beach so definitely ask for a window seat, but the restaurant is still beautiful itself. 100% recommend to anyone and everyone! definitely a must try for all!!
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    Jake's Del MarPrice: Moderate• American• Del Mar
    4.7
  • OpenTable Diner
    San Diego •5 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 7 days ago
    The food was amazing. Robert our server was quick and efficient. His demeanor was calm and reassuring. The rest of the crew were extremely attentive and kept the table clean. I was attracted by the Instagram Post promoting their Happy Meal. The only way to describe it is FANTASTIC! I invited my Mom and Sister as is our newest tradition of inviting each other out to places that are unique and well recommended. HERB&SEA did not disappoint. The smash burger is cooked to medium rare perfection (as it should be) on a brioche bun with chunks of dilled pickle. Sorry to inform Starlite that they just got blown out of the water in terms of the burger standard. The best treat is that it comes paired with champagne bubbly and 3 oysters. I distributed my champagne in my mom and sisters glass and ordered an IPA. Not sure which IPA it was but it seemed easy and light in comparison to other IPAs I'm used to. But nonetheless it paired well with my meal. My mom had spied out the menu days before and came across the appetizers. She mentioned the Bone Marrow and Oysters Rockefeller App and I didn't hesitate. Another home run. Keep up the good work. Oh and don't forget to take a walk to the beach when you're done because you'll need to digest all the food you're going to eat. Thanks for the great experience. One slight suggestion though. If I make a reservation please don't sit me at the bar area next time. The Open Table App said I was to sit at a table and the hostess did not abide. The table area was pretty empty when we arrived. I did not ask or push any further but was disappointed with that minor detail.
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    Herb & SeaPrice: Moderate• Californian• Encinitas
    4.6
  • OpenTable Dinervip
    San Diego •7 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on May 18, 2024
    Ki’s is one of my very favorite places! Ocean view, delicious food at a very fair price and always excellent service provided by a friendly staff!
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    Ki's RestaurantPrice: Moderate• Californian• Cardiff By The Sea
    4.7

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Cardiff By The Sea is a beach community in southern San Diego County. As a planned community with a walkable beach and a lagoon with a boardwalk surrounding it, the city got its name through its planner's Welsh wife. Because of the year-round mild climate, you'll find plenty of casual dining restaurants featuring outdoor seating. The cuisine is centered around fresh Pacific seafood, especially Asian fusion and sushi. Coffee and tea houses are also popular in the area, and weekend mornings often find the coffee bars bustling. Italian and Mexican foods also provide a strong influence, particularly at the beachside restaurants. Two of the regional specialties include tilapia scampi and fish tacos with fresh tomatoes.

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