The Prado's Thursday Night Dinner Package

On Thursday evenings between July 7th to September 22nd there's a special VIP Dinner Package. This VIP Package includes a 3-course dinner at The Prado with a bottle of wine and 2 tickets to the San Diego Museum of Photographic Art, featuring Face to Face: Works from the Bank of America Collection. Face to Face illuminates more than 150 years of photographic portraiture. This special evening is offered at $79.95 per couple, excluding tax and gratuity. Please call The Prado today for reservations: 619-557-9441, ext 1.

Dinner After 8 at The Prado - Tuesday-Sunday after 8pm in the main dining room enjoy a special priced, 3-course menu (glass of wine included) for $32.95 per person created by Executive Chef Jonathan Hale. Finish off your evening with a night cap in our lounge and enjoy our live music.

Late-night Happy Hour & Live Music at The Prado - You can enjoy live music and happy hour dishes at The Prado five nights a week. Stop by The Prado Lounge after 7:30pm from Tuesday through Saturday and treat yourself to a cocktail, tapas, and live music from local artists. A number of talented local musicians are featured every week, including acclaimed guitarist Elliot Lawrence and the One Man Band, Francisco Astudillo, to name a few. While in the lounge, enjoy a cocktail, a glass of wine, or something from our Spanish inspired tapas menu. Delicacies such as albondigas, Spanish meatballs in a fennel sauce, or piquillo peppers filled with rosemary truffle chicken salad & arugula highlight the happy hour menu.

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Bargains? If you want to tout the Cohn group, why not just go to work for them? (Or maybe you already have.)

No, I don't love the Cohns. For years, I thought their restaurants were responsible for the mediocrity of San Diego palates. I got a lot of nasty letters to the editor from the Cohns when I gave their restaurants the lukewarm reviews they deserved. (I finally realized that they were in fact giving San Diegans exactly what they wanted, hence their incredible success.I wish their restaurants' food was better, but this is how it is.)

But as to price, I'm a restaurant reviewer. I eat out all the time. I have to live within the Reader's limits on my restaurant expenses, so I look closely at what I spend. I'm not Tin Fork, I'm supposed to cover middle and upper-price restaurants, too, within those limits.

Given 11 years of this experience, I consider anything $40 and under a bargain for a moderate-price restaurant. The typical moderate price is $50 per person plus tip and tax. And you usually don't get museum tickets as part of your meal.

I did screw up here, though. At some ungodly hour of the night, I copied the Cohn's copy to the blog (mea culpa! mea culpa!) instead of rewording it from "our" to "their." I am heartily sorry and will try to do better in the future by not posting when I'm ready for bed.

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