This was a surprise for my wife on our anniversary. I researched restaurants in San Diego county...at least 30 of them. I selected Azul but, wanting everything to be just right, I did not reserve on the Internet. I called on the phone, got a very nice lady who announced she was the manager, and it just took off from there.
We arrived on June 13 at the time suggested and were escorted by the hostess to a table by the window with their famous and fabulous view. It seems she was tipped off to our special occasion. Then the server, a very gracious young lady, came to our table and immediately congratulated us. Good will flows so freely at this establishment!
After some champagne and time to settle into this seeming fantasy we ordered...steaks, of course, their specialty...with the special bernaise topping. I also opted for the french onion soup, my favorite for years.
Our server was so attentive! She never tried to push us along, but she was never far nor long away, continually checking that all was okay. She was just the best! And as an added bonus, the manager arrived from a prior outside engagement and came to our table to personally meet and congratulate us.
The steaks were perfectly cooked...one medium rare, one medium well, as we ordered. And Azul really knows how to do steaks!
At the end of dinner we were debating whether to get a dessert...so tempting, but we were quite full and feeling pleased by then. Our server settled the debate on her own with a surprise complimentary chocolate-cherry torte. The chef even wrote his/her congratulations on the plate. Wow!
This is an unbelievably responsive restaurant. They really try to please their customers, and we two could not have been more pleased.
The food, the view, the drinks, the whole experience...they treated us as if we were visiting dignitaries. I'm glad I made that phone call!
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