This is an excerpt from the North County Times:
It may have taken two years to bring 333 Pacific Steak & Seafood to life, and the seaside dinnerhouse may have opened during the worst economic downturn since the Depression, but owner David Cohn is pretty optimistic about the upscale restaurant's chances. And if the crowds that have been growing every night at the 3-week-old eatery are any indication, he just might be right.
The 250-seat 333 Pacific is the 13th jewel in the Cohn Restaurant Group crown (that David Cohn owns and operates with his wife, Lesley), which also includes four restaurants in the Gaslamp Quarter, two in Hillcrest, two in Balboa Park and one in Hawaii. The new 333 Pacific is the company's first restaurant in North County, and Cohn said that distinction alone gives it a good fighting chance in troubled times.
"Choosing Coastal North County was easy," Cohn said. "It's not like opening in the Gaslamp where there are 100 restaurants in four blocks. If we're going to open anywhere, we're better off in an under-served market than in an area that is over-restauranted like the rest of the county."