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  • AntonyV
    San Francisco Bay Area •1 review
    Dined on Jan 2, 2023
    Madison had a great atmosphere and outstanding food. We enjoyed the music and ambiance. Service was fast, knowledgeable and friendly. Great location, and we appreciate that it was open on New Year's Day.
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    Madison$$$$• Modern European• University Heights
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    San Diego •1 review
    Dined on Jan 2, 2023
    My boyfriend and myself enjoyed his birthday dinner as it was both our first time at STK. Definitely would go back.
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    STK- San Diego$$$$• Steakhouse• Downtown / Gaslamp
  • LaurenKvip
    San Diego •14 reviews
    Dined on Jan 2, 2023
    A dimly lit, upscale joint with good food and style. The roasted oysters and bone marrow was an incredible dish, and the pizza was phenominal. We splurged on Iberico Pork as an appetizer- $42 for a couple oz and some toast. The pork was incredible, but the toast had a very bold tomato flavored sauce that overshadowed the nuances of the Iberico. I ate it seperately :) Overall a solid place, great servicr and good flavors.
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    Herb & Wood$$$$• Californian• Little Italy
  • ElaineW
    San Diego •3 reviews
    Dined on Jan 2, 2023
    Having been a customer for over 50 years, I appreciated the the new, softer colored walls. I didn't like the smaller tables and how close they were to the next one. We all loved the shared oyster mushroom fritti though at $19, expensive. Whole Foods has fresh oyster mushrooms. My husband loved the cheese cake with berries and is still is still raving about it. The couple at the table loved it too. I ordered what was listed as a butterscotch tart. I make butterscotch and I have no idea what my dessert was. Not butterscotch. Disappointing. But, we will return. Last night a friend was telling me how much she loves the new bar and the bar menu so I will try that soon.
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    Mister A's$$$$• Contemporary French / American• Downtown / Gaslamp
  • JaimiHvip
    San Diego •100 reviews
    Dined on Jan 2, 2023
    We’ve only been to this restaurant one time before, but we absolutely loved it! They were five of us, and we got to sit at the roundtable, which was perfect. There was a special menu because of the holiday and I’m a bit picky… So I ended up with just a chop salad and shrimp cocktail but everybody else ordered a little bit of everything and said it was delish!
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    Barbusa$$$$• Italian• Little Italy

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Travelers love stopping in Kensington on their way through San Diego. It is well-known for seafood since it's near the coast of California. The clams, lobster, tuna, and other seafood are fresh at marketplaces and restaurants. Fish sandwiches are local favorites, and the fish may be gently seared or fully cooked. It is also served raw in the forms of sushi, sashimi, and ceviche at many fusion restaurants. Kensington is also home to mom and pop stores on the east end. These small eateries have been in business for decades, and they are highly regarded here. This neighborhood has a mix of old and adventurous when it comes to cuisine.

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The best reviewed restaurant in Kensington (San Diego) is Madi

The best vegetarian restaurants in Kensington (San Diego) are Madi, Bleu Boheme and cucina SORELLA

The restaurants with the best service in Kensington (San Diego) are Madi, Bleu Boheme and cucina SORELLA

The restaurants with the best ambiance in Kensington (San Diego) are Madi, Bleu Boheme and cucina SORELLA

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