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The fundamental idea of La Vache is to provide its customers with an extremely casual and comfortable dining alternative. A very simple experience accessible to anyone. Behind the scene La Vache is based on the solid foundation of experience in both the industry and this city.
After eight years at this location, owner Gary Grassi has made La Vache a “French Casual Bistro” into a landmark institution and dining place.
The restaurant, located at 420 Robinson in the lively section of Hillcrest in San Diego, offers a culinary venture that is every bit as sensational and delicious as the many excellent reviews they’ve received over the years.
The combination of rich wood wine racks, velvet window coverings, mirrored walls and romantic candelabras on the tables at dinner, makes for a delightful ambiance. But it’s the food that is the crowning glory… dazzling the palate with French and Mediterranean flair.
Open for lunch all day long, this is the palace for wonderful salads and homemade soups. Also, on Saturdays and Sundays, you can enjoy brunch… as you could at any wonderful French bistro in France. For lunch, try the signature Shepard salad (crisp fresh greens with walnuts, pear, olives, Roquefort, parmesan topped with goat cheese flan) or a terrific version of a Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad or the famous Calamari Salad.
The appetizers are outstanding with Escargots a la Bourguignon or the assortment of imported cheese and pates with fresh French breads. A real taste of France… You will rave to your friends about the incredible Rack of Lamb or the French Boeuf Borguignon; tender beef simmered in luscious red wine sauce, mushrooms, onions, red potatoes and a dash of Dijon and French sauces.
The restaurant is also known for its selection of seafood entrees prepared with an assortment of French sauces. The menu is extensive and also features a Veal Stew Casserole and French Gourmet Pizzas. The Filet Mignon is about the best San Diego has to offer.
The wine bar selection includes a moderate priced collection of French and California wines. The desserts are also superb and don’t miss the French “Profiterole’, a puff pastry filled with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge.
Tuesday nights you can enjoy a special Prix Fixe dinner menu as well as the regular menu. That $17.50 Prix Fixe menu is a three course dinner, if you can get a table. If you get to the restaurant any night between 5-6PM, they’ll offer that same Prix Fixe menu.
Gary Grassi has created a wonderful restaurant for San Diego, an experience you should enjoy!
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