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  • First Review
    July 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 30, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.4
 
 
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Just minutes from downtown San Diego, the convention center, and Mission Valley. The Prado at Balboa Park is located in one of the parks most beautiful buildings. Under chef Jonathon Hale's creative direction the Prado Restaurant has won honors as San Diego's Best New Restaurant, has been named one of America's top 10 restaurants by Gourmet Magazine, received the coveted "four star" award by the California Restaurant writers association. Continental cuisine paired with truly excellent service, unique ambiance, hand crafted decor and outdoor/indoor dining year round are just some of the reason's why we've won "most romantic" and "best special occasion" restaurant.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Outstanding service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We dined on the outdoor patio at Prado before going to the Old Globe theater. Thought we had plenty of time with a 6 pm dinner and 8pm show. Thankfully the waiter, Michael, reminded us that the Tuesday show started at 7pm. He remained cognizant of the time and made sure the dishes were served promptly so that we were able to enjoy our meal and get to the theater on time! The grilled portabella salad & halibut entree were very good. This is one of our favorite restaurants in San Diego"
Dined on 10/28/2014
 2005
Special Features: special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Enjoy exquisite gourmet cuisine masterfully prepared by our Executive Chef Fabrice Hardel and his talented staff in the hotel's Westgate Room. Recently voted the "Best Seafood Restaurant" by San Diego Reader Magazine, the restaurant offers guests a delectable menu of contemporary fare with creative new dishes as well as Hardel's reinvention of classic gastronomy. Within an atmosphere of European elegance and class, our attentive staff provides unequalled service for those enjoying breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night after-theatre dessert. AFTERNOON TEA Enjoy a respite from the ordinary at the Westgate’s Afternoon Tea. Relax to the melodious sounds of a harp while you indulge in a delightful array of delicious tea sandwiches, sweet pastries, scones and seasonal berries. Seatings for our traditional tea service are offered Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 until 5:00 p.m. Private teas can be arranged for your group. In addition to formal teas, champagne and wine are available
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Very good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/13/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/13/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Enjoyed a fine meal here before going to the theater."
Dined on 8/13/2014
 2005
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Mirabelle Restaurant features exquisite wine country cuisine. It's elegant ambiance is the perfect setting for couples, small groups, an intimate private event, birthday or wedding dinners, business meetings, and wine tastings.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Not what we expected
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2005
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2005
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food was great, service was very good, outdoor table in a quiet neighborhood on a lovely night - what could be wrong with this picture? We ordered the Chef's Special Wine Pairing dinner. For the first course, they were out of the wine that was listed in the pairing so they substituted the same varietal from a different label - it was good too. For the second course, they were out of the halibut and substituted a diver scallop to serve with Chardonnay. This was also good, but the pairing was not perfect. Course three - they were out of the Grenache and substituted an inadequate Cab. We sent it back - then they "found" one last bottle of the listed wine. Last course went without a hitch, but the whole experience was not what we expected."
Dined on 8/10/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Chef Paul O’Connor’s Inspired American Cuisine, enjoyed along with captivating views from its mountaintop vantage point, provides guests with a unique Scottsdale dining experience. This nexus between the natural setting and the culinary adventure lies at the heart of Alchemy’s appeal. Chef Paul artfully blends these elements together to create seasonal specialties and artesian dishes made up of fresh and local ingredients. With an extensive wine selection, the ideal pairing is sure to enhance any entrée. <br />Glass doors in the dining room slide open to provide a Sonoran Desert dining experience courtesy of Mother Nature. A sprawling patio wraps around the building to offer additional outdoor seating, and Alchemy also offers cozy fireside seating upon special request. <br />Alchemy’s outstanding fare, exceptional value and one-of-a-kind setting draws a wide variety of patrons ranging from resort guests to couples on their first date. Alchemy offers something for everyone. <br />
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fabulous
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Alchemy was just what we hoped for. Everything on the menu looked fabulous, and our choices were delicious. Situated high in the mountains overlooking Scottsdale, the view made it well worth the drive. And the prices were reasonable. Do not miss this place."
Dined on 7/11/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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"World travel and its pleasures; Items brought back from different places for decors; great stories shared with others and very importantly, some simple, yet delicious recipes from different cultures. Our mission is humble. It is simply for people coming to our restaurant, to be transported around the world, and to travel with us for an evening, to a place of well-being and happiness." <br /><br />Bleu Bohème is designed to create a feeling of France's past generations. It mixes the Bohemian and Artistic free spirited Left Bank of Paris with the roots and tradition of the Rural Areas. Bleu Bohème is a neighborhood restaurant that serves accessible, affordable and comforting French Cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
A great experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We kind of got tired of the old menu, so have not been here for ~ 6 months. We were extremely pleased with the new offerings, and the specials for the evening were outstanding. Good wine at a decent price, fabulous mussels, great patio dining (except for unavoidable street noise). This was a great experience."
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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