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San Diego food finds: Date Night

If you’re planning on taking someone out on a date, everything about it should be interesting and memorable, especially where you go to eat. Starbucks and Adal’s are fine for a study date or burrito run, but if you really want to impress that special someone, here are a few places that will help set the mood for the rest of your night out.

Under $20

Cozy Comfort Food
Urban Solace 3823 30th St.

Nestled deep within University Heights is this trendy, hipster-esque establishment that serves up meals that are both beautiful and savory. With a catch-all menu that includes grilled fish, big burgers, designer mac and cheese and plenty of vegetarian options, Urban Solace is sure to satisfy nearly any customer.

A Trendy American Establishment
PrepKitchen 1660 India St.

This restaurant focuses on the next big thing. PrepKitchen frequently alter its menu to find what dishes customers consistently call for. My personal favorites are the Cutting Board, which is a selection of meats and cheeses, and the slow roasted duck breast.

A Middle Eastern Experience
Kous Kous 3940 4th Ave.

What is more intimate or relaxing than lounging about on plush couches and chairs whilst eating Middle Eastern food? Maybe if you add some mood lighting and the aroma of sweet and spicy food that clings to the furniture in the good way. That’s what you get at Kous Kous. Do not be afraid to try something new here; I hear the lamb sliders and stuffed vegetables are particularly good.

Intimate Italian Dining
Buon Appetito 1609 India St.

One of Little Italy’s representative restaurants, this eatery boasts authentic Italian food: pastas, seafood and traditional pastries and dishes. The small size of the restaurant means you will be closer to both your meal and your date.

Swanky Sushi
Ebisu Sushi Bar 3765 6th Ave.

Among the large number of sushi restaurants in San Diego, Ebisu lies on the more expensive end of the spectrum, but for good reason! They have one of the largest and most exciting selections of sushi including jalapeno hamachi sashimi and The Charger Roll.

Cliffside Dining
Brockton Villa Restaurant 1235 Coast Blvd.

La Jolla is one of the most beautiful and expensive neighborhoods in San Diego, but Brockton Villa captures all of the beauty at half the expenses! This primarily seafood restaurant overlooks La Jolla Cove, providing a stunning view of the ocean with their tasty seafood options.