Choose to sit in the open dining room, near the large and bustling exhibition kitchen, or on the outdoor patio with soft breezes and a warm fire pit. Sunsets are especially popular here, with the crimson light shimmering off the water as sailboats gently crisscross the Bay.
Considered one of the most innovative sushi restaurants in North County, sushi rocks an attitude at Wrench and Rodent Seabasstropub.
Owner and chef Davin Waites’s approach is unconventional, resulting in complex flavors that keep diners coming from all parts of Southern California.
LEMONADE is Seasonal California Comfort Food served in a casual, bright cafeteria setting, catering to people looking for a quick lunch or a healthy grab-and-go dinner for the family. “We believe good food is in the taste buds of the beholder and a mouthwatering, quality meal is for everyone,” says Lemonade’s Executive Chef and Founder Alan Jackson. “We aspire to take the elitism out of conscious eating and put emphasis on convenience, flexibility, and affordability.”
Crown Landing is located inside the beautiful Loews Coronado Bay Resort, a destination hotel that draws both national and international travelers alike. “I enjoy our restaurant’s nautical theme, and our private dining room was beautifully designed by Bottles and Wood, a local company here in San Diego, “says Restaurant Executive Chef Jamie Dunn. “They built us a gorgeous chandelier made of an actual piece of pier from our San Diego harbor. Paired with Edison light bulbs, it is quite a stunning addition to our private dining room.”
Dunn’s food philosophy boils down to creativity and finesse, especially when it comes to his seafood preparations. “Local seafood is a staple of our menu,” he says. “We source it from Chesapeake Fish Co. and Catalina Offshore Products.”
The much-anticipated soulful, coastal Mexican kitchen, Curadero, has opened its doors in downtown San Diego. Derived from Curandero, or native healer, Curadero is a place to gather and be healed of hunger, hangover, boredom or anything else that ails you. It’s a vibrant place where urban lifestyle and bold, flavorful Mexican food collide.
A cozy new jewel on Mission Avenue in Oceanside, 608 is a must-try for affordable, yet elegantly-prepared dishes. The simple interior is inviting, with rough wood and brick walls, a small bar area, and 4 TVs broadcasting the latest sporting events.
Diners can expect smaller portions and food boasting unique flavor combinations, including in-house dry-aged beef and a 7-course chefs tasting menu. “Other restaurants offer tasting menus, but 608 really displays our style,” says executive chef/partner William Eick. “We strive to create great food with what grows wild in North County, including proteins that are either indigenous or raised by local farms.”