- The Scene
It's fitting that this tiny bistro is tucked away in the residential area of Pacific Beach because its decor blends in so seamlessly with the neighborhood that it's easy to imagine yourself eating in someone's dining room (or backyard patio if you're lucky enough to reserve an outdoor table).
Head chef Robert Marnul works with seasonal menus so it's not uncommon to see one of your favorite dishes exit for a while. He does have a few staples that the locals seem to love such as the almond crusted halibut and the baked chicken breast with garlic buttered bread crumbs and white wine over pasta. The grilled filet mignon with mustard butter is also a house choice. For something lighter, the grilled steak salad or the chicken fritters with spicy peanut sauce with one of the cellar's white wines are great on the patio during hot summer afternoons.
- Romantic Dining 2007