“Where Passion Meets the Plate” is the slogan at Sally’s Fish House & Bar. Bordering Seaport Village, this modern-looking restaurant, decked out with high ceilings, numerous windows, and granite countertops, is further complemented with dark woods, black accents, and work from local artists adoring the walls. Grab a seat at one of the high-top tables with an up-close and personal view of the marina. The menu is seafood-dominated, with vibrant ocean flavors in every entrée—particularly the sushi and sashimi offerings. The Canadian lobster potpie is an irresistible marriage of pungent lobster with assorted seasonal veggies, linguica, and Boursin cheese, all underneath a blanket of puff pastry. The chili-crusted Maine diver scallops with preserved lemon raviolis, pine nut relish, and a velvety white wine butter sauce gets equal billing. A 3-course prix-fixe menu that changes from week to week is another nice option. Reservations are strongly recommended. Sally’s Fish House & Bar, 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101; (619) 358-6740; sallyssandiego.com; Seafood; $$$$.
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