If there's one lesson to take away from history, it's to remember to eat a hearty steak. Today's Groupon merges the chewiness of history with the chewiness of food with $45 worth of meals and drinks at 94th Aero Squadron for $20. From the beautiful comforts of a World War I replica French farmhouse comes a modern sojourn into the past fed by elegant cuisine.
The contemporary antiquity eatery overlooks Montgomery Field Airport, whose views complement a handsome interior aesthetic peppered with war memorabilia, aviation artifacts, dark-beamed ceilings, huge stone fireplaces, and tables outfitted with headphones that tap into the FAA control tower. Dine in or feast outdoors on a grassy hill with umbrella-covered tables and a supper menu of sumptuous plates. Macadamia-crusted sea scallops come in a roasted bell-pepper sauce ($8.99), while double-thick pork chops simmer below a port wine and balsamic glaze ($14.99). Filet mignon kabobs are prepared in your choice of béarnaise or teriyaki sauce ($18.99), and the rack of lamb is New Zealand–imported with a demi-glace dijon mustard sauce and mint jelly ($28.99).
Complement your meal with a liquid pairing from the bar menu such as white or red wine (starting at $4.75 per glass). The exquisite charms of 94th Aero Squadron's carefully catered ambience provide a dining experience you can only find in films or Fox Trot comic strips. A visit to the restaurant returns you to a pre-Internet, pre-hybrid, pre-World War II world without fear of spontaneous invisibility.
Google Mappers and Kudzu users give 94th Aero Squadron four stars, OpenTable diners give 4.1, and 140 Yelpers give 3.5 stars. Insider Pagers give three, Yahoo! Locals give 4.5, TripAdvisors give 3.5 owl eyes, and 84% of Urbanspooners like it:
- Very impressed with the ambiance and french farm-house setting. Food and service were very good and the price was reasonable for the setting. The beer-cheese soup is excellent! – OpenTable user who dined on 2/14/2010
- My wife and I ordered the Prime Rib and it has to be the best Prime Rib that I've ever tasted. The creamed corn (always given to us compliments of the chef) is perfect. – OpenTable user who dined on 12/12/2010
- Steak is wonderful! Great family restaurant! – A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook, TripAdvisor
8885 Balboa Ave.
San Diego, California 92123Get Directions