The best thing about San Diego is the multitude of independent business. When it came time for Guy and me to pick out a place to have our rehearsal dinner everyone had something to say about it but no one trusted the local restaurants to know how to handle a party of thirty people. Guy’s parents really pushed for Cheesecake Factory but we insisted that if people were coming from all over the world to our beloved San Diego they should get a taste of what our locals had to offer, not something they could get in any medium sized plus city in the US. We decided that the very best place to showcase our local cuisine would be the Parkhouse Eatery, which also happens to be out very favorite restaurant. They serve new American/California cuisine. Basically your mom and pop favorites with a twist. I love the pork chop and anything on their breakfast menu. Guy’s favorites are the breakfast pizza and the raspberry mimosas.
We found Parkhouse completely by accident. In an attempt to widen our perceptions of our fair city on a multiple levels we decided the best place was to start with one of the biological needs, edible sustenance. Guy bought me a ton of random gift certificates for Christmas, one of which just happened to be this cute quirky homey place on Park Boulevard, from which you can see our the church we ended up getting married in. We went, I had blackberry pancakes, he had a lamb burger and we’ve been going back ever since. We recommend everything.
Our rehearsal dinner went off without a hitch. The food was great and the service was amazing. They even allowed us to bring in our own wine and desserts. They plated and served and poured. Now I hear friends recommending this place to other people or we find ourselves being invited out to our favorite place.
Besides being really busy on the weekends there are no unpleasant things that come to mind in regards to this quaint house turned restaurant.