Baby, It's Suite and Tender

New restaurant gives unique spin on surf-and-turf

 A new addition to San Diego's dining scene treats diners like royalty.

Suite & Tender, in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, is "about touring with your palate," restaurant developer Kelley Jones said.

Suite & Tender Bar Lounge & Restaurant is located inside the new luxury hotel Se San Diego on Fifth Ave. It's designed to satisfy every guest's whim when it comes to pleasing their palette.

Diners, for example, can order wine by the taste (a 3-ounce portion), for example, or the bottle. Cocktails are made-to-order table-side, and Kobe beef is sold by the ounce. Then there's a twist on "surf and turf," with twin entrees of braised pork belly with diver scallops, Alaskan king crab with veal tenderloin and buttery-poached lobster with braised short ribs. Wow!

Diners ordering a steak can hand-select a knife from a tray of $100-plus knives by high-end cutlery makers like Wusthof, Shun and more). That's sharp!

Entrees range from $26 to $42, family-style side dishes are $5 to $11 and appetizers are $8 to $17. 

"We consciously priced ourselves toward the lower end of the market, because we knew that the long-term growth of any business is ... not check average," Jones said. "It's more important to have people come in to experience your food than to charge a lot for it. "

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