From the outside architecture, to the entry, to the main dining room, someone with a lot of intelligent thought laid out this restaurant. It has a glamorous and lovely visual feel. Our waitress nicely offerred us small samples of the Merlots we were considering. Their signature dish, the pork shank, was magnificent. The chilean sea bass was delicious. The desert sampler was just the right size for the four of us. For celebrations or special occasions this would be the perfect restaurant. They also have a cute but more casual outside patio. The Cork Tree is easily the equal of any top restaurant in San Diego.