We can heartily recommend
"Lou & Mickey's" in
the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp District. This newly opened restaurant
is just across the street from the San Diego Waterfront Convention
Center in the heart of the popular and energetic Gaslamp District.
Reborn late last year in the spacious home to the much respected “Brasserie
Royale,” the more casual, yet attentive Lou & Mickey’s
comfortably takes you back to an innocent, promising era. Swing and
big band music soothes, yet invigorates. Lou & Mickey’s
dark, rich paneling and period fixtures are made comfortable to modern
senses through the use of imaginative lighting and well-planned spaces.
Taste and feel the ocean by beginning your evening with the Oyster
Sampler. A beautiful presentation of six varieties of these delectable
jewels of the sea. Thin slices of seared, spice crusted rare yellowfin
tuna also won our enthusiastic applause.
Roasted beet salad with toasted goat cheese is a deserved holdover
from the Brasserie’s menu. This wondrous treat reminded us
that we must return to Paris as soon as possible. Until then we know
just where to satisfy our craving for fine food, well presented and
The steaks are as you’d expect upon entering an establishment
such as Lou & Mickey’s. The ambiance, decor, music, staff
all combine to sing out, “Fans of beef and a quality drink
are welcome here.” High quality, generous portions, prepared
to your taste. The down side to satisfying your steak lust is that
you’ll miss some fabulous seafood. The before mentioned seared
yellowfin is also available in entree portions as well as imaginatively
and tenderly prepared swordfish, mahi mahi, Atlantic salmon to name
Service at Lou & Mickey’s was spot on. Attentive yet never
in your way which allowed the finely prepared food and our own pleasures
take center stage. As it should always be. We predict Lou & Mickey’s
will be a hit with visitors and locals alike.
Lou & Mickey’s, 224 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA, (619)