Dobson's Bar and Restaurant is a hidden treasure in the heart of Downtown San Diego/Gaslamp Quarter. For the last 28 years, this has been the hot spot ... More
Dobson's Bar & Restaurant
Dobson's Bar and Restaurant is a hidden treasure in the heart of Downtown San Diego/Gaslamp Quarter. For the last 28 years, this has been the hot spot for business lunches and frequented by many local and nationwide celebrities. Paul Dobson, the namesake for Dobson's bar and restaurant, is one of America's few professional Bullfighters. The food is California cuisine with a touch of Italian, French, Spanish and Asian cuisine. One thing that both local San Diegans and Zagat can agree on is that this is one of the top restaurants in San Diego. Due to the limited seating and popularity, reservations are highly recommended. Owner Paul Dobson "works a room better than Sinatra", which explains why this "local tradition" downtown remains, "after all these years", a "high-powered, hobnob spot"; the Cal kitchen "serves up delicious, innovative food, along with old standbys" ("have the mussel bisque and think of heaven").
seconded. The bisque is amazingly good. This is my favorite restaurant in San Diego. As soon as you walk in, there are pictures of former Presidents who have eaten at the restaurant. I would recommend this A class restaurant to anyone.
When I first went to this little out of the way eaterie, i was a bit wary. we were a huge group, and thought we'd just get glossed over service and a mass produced meal.
How wrong could I be?! I had the best prepared duck i've ever had in my life. And the staff was not only kind, but geniunly concerned that we have a good time in their restaurant and in San Diego.
I've been back several times and have never been disappointed. I can't recommend this place enough!
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