George’s Ocean Terrace in La Jolla. I’d been to George’s before for dinner (but it was dark). One of the best views in LaJolla, their rooftop patio is amazing (although it was overcast the day we were there). Not a whole lot of gluten-free options. I opted for the 5 spiced chicken salad and made a gf dressing sub. It was ok, I was hungry 2 hours later. Dan’s mom and cousin got the fish tacos and loved them, as well as their soup. Not sure about the other 10 people who were with us. They had dessert too, which they were raving about. Views and service were terrific. Most of our party was really pleased with the food. I liked mine, it just didn’t stick with me.
Spaghetti Factory in San Marcos. Rehearsal dinner was here. The spinach dip was good (I just took a bite on a fork to taste). They do have a gluten-free menu, although I didn’t find it all that exciting. I got the baked chicken with gluten-free pasta. The chicken was ok, the pasta was undercooked (I think it was the Heartland brand) and they forgot to bring the marinara sauce out with the meal. Dan got one of their meals that had a bunch of different Italian dishes, he wasn’t impressed either. Eh, it’s a chain restaurant, it wasn’t horrible, but I wouldn’t make a special trip either. By time we got back to the hotel, I was starving, so Dan took me to Sprouts to get more food!
Victor’s Kafe in San Bernardo. Lunch on Friday by myself, I got takeout here after I dropped Dan off at the country club. It was GREAT! Yelp rarely lets me down. I had the Greek Chicken salad, large size, no pita. It was super tasty and cheap. Plus the guy working the counter was really nice and fun to talk to.
Azul in La Jolla. We had brunch here the morning after the wedding. Nice view of the ocean (although it was overcast again). Service and view were great, so was the food. For starters, they bring out fresh fruit and pastries. To eat I had the sausage and eggs with cajun potatoes (they had to make them gluten-free for me). Dan and his mom had the croissant french toast. A few other people at our end of the table had some awesome looking omelettes. Everyone loved their food.
The Godfather. Saw this one in a book at our hotel and decided I was taking Dan there as a surprise (he loves mobster and mafia stuff).
It’s in a weird location, but don’t let the exterior fool you! This is a NICE restaurant They bring you fried zucchini to start (I can’t eat it, Dan had a little and said it was good). Then we had caprese for an appetizer (Dan LOVES it). We each had a dinner salad before the main course. Dan got one of the stuffed veal dishes, I got one of the salmon dishes. He had so much food, he took a box home to his parents (his came with pasta and 2 huge pieces of veal stuffed with prosciutto, cheeses, etc). My food was good, but his was even better.
LOVED it. Food was good, atmosphere was wonderful, very dim, cozy, and romantic, and the service was stellar. One of the best displays of customer service I’ve ever seen by all staff that we encountered. In fact, the guy bussing the tables saw me make a face when I got my salad and rushed over. He brought me a new salad without croutons (which is how I requested it), Our glasses were never empty.