Finally, finally, Mission Hills and Hillcrest have a steakhouse to call their own, The Wellington Supper Club Steak and Martini lounge. I recently walked from my Mission Hills home with John to the opening of the 3rd fabulous restaurant by Ric Libiran. What a sigh of relief to finally have a great steak house that I can actually walk to. The food was outstanding from the tangy wellington salad with a light balsamic vinigarette, blue cheese crumbles and sweet candied walnuts to the "cut with your fork" 8oz filet mignon with creamy mashed potatoes. Everything from the paired 'house recommended' wines to the appetizers were nothing short of spectacular.
Ric also is famously known for and "happens to be" another one of my favorite neighborhood restuarants, "Cafe Bleu" and "The Red Door". All 3 restuarants are a few dozen feet from each other right on Washington St. Cafe Bleu is "The classic French bistro is a working person's place to eat and specializes in hearty foods that are supposed to be well priced," San Diego magazine restaurant critic Robin Kleven Dishon said. I definitely rate this at 5 stars for great service, atmosphere and awesome food.
The Red Door features affordable American comfort food with a modern twist. Wines are from smaller vinyards from around the world by the glass or half glass. My favorite appetizer has to be the "braised pork cheeks" in white wine and veal sauce, wrapped and baked in a puffed pastry with onion marmalade, braising jus and fine herbs.
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