If humankind never learned to play with its food, it would never have learned to play with its ingredients, and the world would be one bereft bowl of gruel. Taste the fruits of culinary creativity with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of sophisticated cuisine and libations at Dobson’s Bar & Restaurant downtown in the Gaslamp Quarter.
Named for owner and professional bullfighter Paul Dobson, Dobson’s serves as a high-powered hotspot for seekers of sophisticated California and globally inspired cuisine. A magnet for power lunchers and afternoon loungers alike, the lunch menu sports fork targets such as seasonal risotto ($15) and prime flat-iron steak ($20), providing diners with a delicious way to unwind after a stressful morning of making lunch plans. Its location within a block of the Civic Theatre and the Lyceum makes Dobson's a natural for theater-bound patrons, who can feast on the dinner menu’s oven-roasted wild salmon ($28) or bistro chicken with black figs and thyme jus ($21) before or after a prodigious display of leg-breaking. Vegetarian dishes such as wild-mushroom risotto ($17) and the ravioli trio ($16) satisfy finicky floraphiles, and a dessert menu stocked with berry cobbler ($10) and crème brûlée ($8) whisks sweet-toothed sugar seekers through the doors of euphoria. Pluck a merlot or pinot noir from the prodigious wine list to make a palatable match for your fare or test whether your tablemate’s pants are really stain-resistant.
- I've been back several times and have never been disappointed. I can't recommend this place enough! – Victoria k., Yelp, 9/4/10
- Dobson's is one of my favorite resturants [sic] in the world. I have been there many times as I travel through San Diego on business, and it's an outstanding restaurant. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 1/04/2011
956 Broadway Circle
San Diego, California 92101Get Directions