I just got done reading the cineteach review in Oct 2017 below and can't believe just how "varied" (I guess) tastes are in the world. I'm from Wash DC, living in San Diego since 1999, with a Hatteras Yacht here and 8 seat plane (to come in and out of SD) and this place is positively my wife and my own favorite place to come to in SD. She brings me here for my bday each year. The place has outstanding choices in eclectic music (I'm 56 years old by the way) -- and I'm sorry for the 65+ year old woman (her profile states) didn't have music that night (because the band had a personal matter to attend to or had a sickness or something) - - but at least in my own experience I've never showed up over the years to see the band "off". The owner (I think his name is Kevin) comes around to all the tables, is gracious with choices and recommendations wine. In all the years I've been coming there - - I've honestly never tasted the deserts (I like the food and wine there). So if her comments are valid about the deserts then hopefully the owner will resolve them. But as to the food - - geez, I will tell you it's always fabulous. If you're considering this place - - I would encourage you not to let the woman's obvious snobbery influence you. (She mentions she doesn't think the restaurant will "last very wrong". I laughed out loud. It's been there for years and for good reason!!! This town is tough on bad restaurants. So if it wasn't good, she's right it wouldn't be around. But it is, and thriving - so what does that tell you). I bring my own out-of-town friends here all the time (and I don't even have a nearby college student at State. I just like the place.) Great music, great food, fantastic ambiance, great owner . . I can't comment on the deserts, cause I just haven't had them. But you'll love the place.