Bank on Bankers Hill: Great Fun, Great Food, Great Prices

May 29, 2011 No comments

On our way to witness the grand finale of the San Diego Symphony’s performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony last night, we stopped at Bankers Hill Bar and Restaurant for dinner. What a pleasant surprise!  We already love Carl Schroeder’s Market restaurant, but this is a  casual, fun option with a very interesting menu based on the farm to table concept.  Peaches are in season, hence the Peach salad below with candied almonds, mint and goat cheese.

 

Peach & Prosciutto Salad

Peach & Prosciutto Salad

Something we have never seen on a menu before: Steamed Mussels with Italian Sausage in a delicious tomato-basil broth with roasted sweet peppers.  The brine of the mussels was complemented by the sweetness of the broth.  Fabulous.

 

Steamed Mussels & Italian Sausage

Steamed Mussels & Italian Sausage

 

 

Our entrees included the Housemade Semolina Pasta Bolognese, the Hickory Smoked Tri Tip and the classic BH Burger.  Although the truffle fries were a tempting side to the burger,  the substituted small market salad was a nice healthy alternative.  Nothing on the menu was over $20.  We also tasted a great Orin Swift Cabernet Sauvignon called Palermo for only $55. The wine list offered a number of great selections at reasonable (restaurant) prices.  For the beer lovers, a huge selection of craft beers were offered.  We could not resist sharing the fresh peach pie with homemade buttermilk ice cream to finish off this great meal.

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