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One of the best spots in Escondido for sophisticated food without attitude, 150 Grand features interesting, eclectic cuisine.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED 150 Grand Cafe, Escondido, CA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED 150 Grand Cafe Restaurant Review

: Back when Escondido was a sleepy North County town, 150 Grand Café was an oasis for foodies. Today, the city isn't so culinarily challenged, but owners Stephanie and Carlton Greenawalt continue to uphold the reputation as one of the best spots for sophisticated food without attitude. We love the house-made chicken liver pâté served with crunchy pistachios and achiote crostini. Lighter appetites may prefer the ahi tuna sushi taco with wasabi-mascarpone cheese, Napa cabbage and soy glaze. Our favorite among the hearty salads is the strawberry and goat cheese with baby greens, almonds and tangerine dressing. Entrées run the gamut from pasta to steak. The whole-grain Dijon braised rabbit with wild rice, watercress and pine nut salad stands out, as does the pan-roasted steelhead with blueberry Pinot Noir coulis, lentils and delicate pea shoots. Desserts are no less interesting. The chocolate tamale is made with real corn masa and served in a cornhusk, and the corn contributes a complex, nutty flavor to this not overly sweet dessert. Our favorite is the banana boat sundae, which sports Mexican chocolate and avocado ice creams with salty cashews, cherries, pineapple and coconut.

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150 Grand not so grand
by SC restaurant critic on Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:35 am
This little cafe was a place that we have driven by quite a few times and always wanted to try. We started off with some appetizers and they were pretty good. However, when we went to the salads our disappointment started to grown. The caesar salad dressing tasted too lemony and like it was out of a bottle, my associate ordered another salad and the produce was not fresh. I ordered a steak, and it was overcooked, and fairly pricey. My associate ordered the braised short ribs, and while they had nice flavor, they weren't as tender as this dish typically is at other establishments. They try to brand themselves as a fine dining restaurant, but the quality of the food fell short. The service was okay, but we did have to initiate communication with our waitress rather than her just coming by to check on us. Overall, this restaurant cannot be recommended.
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