This San Diego landmark and special occasion destination offers American fine dining with French and Mediterranean influences and magnificent views of the city skyline and coast. In a bright and contemporary space with modern art and floor-to-ceiling windows, diners tuck into lobster bisque, 48-hour Cabernet-braised beef, and sautéed scallops with caviar and risotto. The restaurant boasts an inventive cocktail program as well; the margarita contains fresh huckleberries, and the Dream of Green (Hendrick's gin, fresh lime juice, basil, and cucumber) is utterly refreshing. If you're without a reservation or not looking to drop bank, you can enjoy drinks and small bites (fried calamari, Kobe beef sliders, and truffle fries) on the patio along with the amazing panoramas.
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Bertrand at Mister A's
2550 Fifth Ave.
Our Rating Neighborhood Hillcrest Hours Mon–Fri 11:30am–2:15pm, 5:30–9:30pm, Sat 5–9:30pm; Sun 10am–2pm, 5–9:30pm Transportation Bus: 3, 120 Phone 619/239-1377 Prices Main courses $16–$23 lunch, $27–$53 dinner Cuisine Type Fine New American Web site Bertrand at Mister A's