There's a reason why the wait in line is so long at Phil's. IT'S THAT DAMN GOOD. I had the pleasure of working very close by for a year and oh how I miss those days, for Phil's alone. And I mean it. That was the only glimmer of happiness working in the area. And ok, I know this is a little off the wall but they have Fresca on the soda machine! Icing on the cake.
I have to say, this is one of my absolute favorite places to go! It is so hard for me to decide what I want to eat every time I am in here, because everything is so good! If this is your first time here, you definitely have to try the fish tacos. They are classic. Oh and the clam chowder to start. You will not be disappointed.
Don't expect an over priced, generic menu like you would find at a chain like the Fish Market. The Fish House has more of a home-made, unique flavor thing going for them.
The service is great! They are so friendly, it really feels like they are your friends :)
I found the Geisha sushi bar as a recommendation on Yelp, while on a business trip in the area. I have to say everyone's recommendation for the Pink Lady was correct! It was awesome. The service, however, was not so great. I am not sure if it was that we were there on an 'off night', but the waitress seemed short staffed, although she only had 6 or so table to attend to. It kind of seemed like it was her first day on the job, she seemed so nervous and scared. I would still recommend this place though, although I am not from the area and don't have much to compare it to, it was still worth while.
Positively the most unique Thai food I have ever experienced. Don't come here expecting Pad Thai. My friend lives in the area and recommended that we go here. I am so bummed we don't have a place like this in San Diego. You HAVE to try one of their cocktails with drinking vinegar. Sounds really weird, but one of the most refreshing drinks I have ever had! We had picked from a few things on the menu, including the Fish Sauce Wings, the Kaeng Hung Leh, and the Neua Naam Tok. The flavors were like fire works in your mouth. Also, make reservations if you have a party of 5 or more. It looked as though the wait would have been super long if we had not done so.
I have to admit when Love Boat first opened, a friend and I walked in wanting to try this place out and walked right out because the smell of bad fish was so pungent and gross!
A few months ago, another friend ranted and raved about this great little sushi restaurant near her house. I was in shock when she confirmed this was the same place. She insisted that we go one night and despite my hesitation, I agreed.
Ok. I can admit when I am wrong. And boy was I. No nasty smell when we walked in. That was a good sign. Maybe you can attest to this at most sushi restaurants, but they are not very known for excellent service. Love Boat, however, WAY exceeded my expectations. Not only was the staff extremely friendly, but there were there when service was needed and always with a smile on their face.
Their sushi was actually damn good! Fish was fresh and flavors were excellent.
The atmosphere is cheesy at birthday times, yet so much fun! The place goes dark and the strobe lights begin for birthday singing and chanting. The whole restaurant is a part of the celebration. At the bar, you will see the sushi chefs cheering and cheering for 'Sake Bombs'! And the music is awesome!
I have been and now even introduced several other people to this sushi restaurant!
I highly recommend trying the Albacore Delight, the Charger's Special and the French Kiss.
I still have dreams of Toro Bravo. Why oh why can't we have places like this in San Diego????
If you are into tapas and trying different things on menus, this is definitely a place to check out.
My friend and I went here, after she saw some recommendations for it on, what do you know....YELP!
We must have gotten there at the right time, because we were seated immediately (it was probably 7pm on a Saturday night), but we noticed it got very busy after we arrived.
Let me just tell you, we had a VERY hard time deciding what to order because everything sounded amazing. After a few recommendations from our friendly waitress, we decided to order the Seared Scallops with romesco, Radicchio Salad with green olive toast & manchego vinaigrette, House Smoked Coppa Steak with olive oil poached potatoes, chopped olives & salbitxada , Harissa Stewed Summer Squash with crumbled sheep's cheese & mint, and because of a mistake in the kitchen there was an extra order of some sort of fava bean (I think) dish. I have to say, I wasn't a big fan of the last dish, but everything else was wonderful! Even the large pitcher of Sangria we ordered was refreshing!
Let's just say we walked out of there very satisfied, probably bit fuller than we should have been. But I guess that's what you would expect of a tourist, deciding that the best way to explore Portland is to eat her way through the city...
It's one of those nights. You've had a few to drink and you and your friends want to get something to chow down on. We've all been there, right?
The usual thing to do, at least in North County, is to head to a local Mexican food joint. Let me just tell you....once you try some of Dave's mac and cheese on a stick, you will NEVER hit up Filiberto's or any 'to's' joint for some late night action.
In fact, do yourself a favor and order the truffle fries too. You will not be disappointed.
You know that commercial for Thomas' English Muffins, where the little boy says, 'They make my mouth water!'???? That's what I say every time I see Dave's truck.