Monday, April 8, 2013

Banker's Hill Bar and Restaurant

After months of living in Banker's Hill and receiving recommendations from my roommates Joe and Adam I finally went to Banker's Hill Bar and Restaurant.  My friend Travis was in San Diego visiting from L.A. visiting for work and we wanted to go somewhere that I hadn't yet been.  Since Banker's Hill Bar and Restaurant is practically around the corner from my apartment (in New York-speak, at least) we decided to eat there.

I was very surprised upon walking in by the decor.  "Banker's Hill" as a neighborhood sounds stuffy and pretentious to me and for that reason I expected the restaurant to have a similar stodgy feeling.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  It was around 6:45pm when we arrived and the restaurant was buzzing with activity; we were lucky to get a seat at the community table!

We ordered a few dishes to share, beginning with the Chili Marinated Shrimp Skewers and Local Strawberry Salad. The shrimp skewers were well spiced and served alongside corn tortilla chips and guacamole. The strawberry salad was divine; sitting on a corner of the plate was a delicious cylinder of goat cheese which we wasted no time in dipping our forks into. For our entrées we ordered the Snapper. We both agreed that the corn tamale was perfectly prepared and that the braised tomatillo added great flavor to the dish.

The service was great, the ambiance was perfect, and, most importantly, the food was delicious. Just as importantly, of course, was the server's knowledge about which dishes were and were not gluten free (or possibly made to be gluten free). I'll definitely be back.

Do you love it or do you love it?
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Banker's Hill Bar and Restaurant
2202 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101 (Map)
(619) 231-0222

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