North County Coastal Restaurants
1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
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Pacifica Del Mar reflects the soothing calm of its ocean location. Perched high atop the Del Mar Plaza, the sophisticated restaurant offers a stunning visual Pacific feast to accompany Chef Christopher Idso’s delightful gastronomic feats. The menu features elegant California-inspired creations that manage to be both light and clean, while still imparting a deep satisfaction. Mouthwatering options like the Barbecued Sugar-Spiced Salmon with Chinese beans and mustard sauce, Moroccan Spiced Prawns, and Filet Mignon with potato-white cheddar gratin, make for delightful dining dilemmas. Sample from Pacifica Del Mar’s Wine Spectator-distinguished wine list to help make the decision-making process that much ...
1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014
$$$ Top 10 Recommended Editor's Pick Private Room View Outdoor Seating
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean sits the Historic L’Auberge Hotel, the casual yet luxurious coastal hideaway in the heart of The Village of Del Mar. L’Auberge's signature restaurant, KITCHEN 1540, is a chic extension of this casual luxury, offering a cozy and intimate setting to indulge in the flavorful coastal harvest cuisine and its award-winning wine list. With Executive Chef Nathan Lingle at the helm, KITCHEN 1540’s fresh innovative menus draw local inspiration from San Diego.
333 North Pacific Street, Oceanside, CA 92054
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Cohn Restaurant fans take note: the San Diego restaurateur powerhouse has brought their fine dining expertise to Oceanside with their restaurant, 333 Pacific. It is an ode to Southern California, with breath-taking views of its seaside setting, innovative California cuisine, and a faultlessly stylish design aesthetic. Located on the first floor of the Wyndham Oceanfront Pier Resort, diners can feast on clever creations like Bleu Cheese Crusted Kobe Beef Meatloaf and Maine Diver Scallops seared in apple cider, while enjoying a stunning, panoramic view of the Oceanside Pier and beach. 333 Pacific promises a welcome invigoration of the North County ...
2334 Carmel Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92014
$$ New Special Offer
Trattoria Ponte Vecchio is a culinary escape located in scenic Del Mar where diners can experience the flavors of Northern Italy in a cozy neighborhood setting. Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Chef Daniel Nobili infuses his passion for Italian cuisine in all of his creations including the Linguine Alle Vongole-- fresh Manila clams sautéed in a white wine or red sauce or the Vitello Del Tassista-- veal scaloppini in gorgonzola cheese sauce topped with fresh pears. The menu also includes an assortment of Appetizers, Salads, Pizzas, and Chicken Entrees. Your taste buds deserve a vacation— taste the delicious cuisine ...
550 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Red Tracton’s is a delightful return to the vintage class and swanky sophistication of an iconic American steakhouse. The restaurant draws on the romance and nostalgia of the neighboring Del Mar Racetrack, with maroon walls, horse prints, and dark, moody lighting recalling Gatsby-era frivolity and luxury. Portions are similarly hedonistic, with thick cut steaks, such as the Del Mar Cut— a 25 oz. Prime Rib that is sure to be tomorrow’s lunch. Offering colossal baked potatoes dripping with sour cream and butter, giant lobster tails, and jumbo shrimp on ice, diners should be prepared to bring their appetite! An evening ...
2588 South Coast Highway 101, Cardiff, CA 92007
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It’s not hard to find eateries boasting “ocean views” in San Diego, but it is rare to find a noteworthy restaurant that happens to claim such prime oceanfront real-estate as Chart House. Picturesquely positioned along the South Coast Highway 101 (with the San Elijo Lagoon to the east), Chart House’s expansive dining room faces the Pacific Ocean and plates up some of the finest sunsets around. As the waves lap upon the rocky shore before you, settle in and savor Chart House’s array of hot and cold appetizers, signature seafood entrees, prime steaks, and luscious desserts. Pair the evening with ...
437 South Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92075
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Woody’s Solana Beach is Southern California dining in a nutshell. Featuring a variety of seating options, from the sleek dining room to the relaxing wine lounge, Woody’s Solana Beach provides the ideal location for any event. Open for dinner nightly and lunch Tuesday through Saturday, Woody’s serves a vast collection of American cuisine in the form of steaks, seafood, pasta, chops, chicken, and more. Menu standouts include the Fresh Catch selection and Seafood Paella, as well as beefy options like Baby Back Ribs and Prime New York Steak. Located on Highway 101, just a short distance away from the Pacific ...
1555 Camino Del Mar #201, Del Mar, CA 92014
$$ Recommended Special Offer
Literally meaning “New Bridge,” Shimbashi Izakaya brings precision to its meaning by offering an elevated taste of classic Japanese cuisine. Located in Del Mar amongst eye-catching scenic views of the waterfront, Shimbashi Izakaya prides itself on being a casual place where one can easily unwind, similar to the Izakaya-style bars found in Tokyo, Japan. For those who enjoy fresh sushi and sashimi, Shimbashi Izakaya offers a multi-faceted selection that pairs perfectly with their fine array of sake. Shimbashi Izakaya also offers full lunch and dinner entrees that embody Japanese cuisine with a contemporary finesse.
315 South Coast Highway 101, San Diego, CA 92024
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Just minutes from Moonlight Beach (off of S. Coast Highway) is Leucadia Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant, a North County local destination for classic Italian food in a relaxed setting. Bottomless baskets of freshly baked garlic bread are served complimentary to further satisfy your Italian cravings of gourmet pizzas, pastas, and submarine sandwiches. As the original location for this pizzeria establishment in Encinitas, Leucadia has been serving delectable Italian entrees for 25 years. Chef A.J. Mortazavi’s culinary talent is showcased weekly as he offers test menu items which are sold throughout the week. Don’t forget dessert—especially when Pastry Chef Nikki Schaeffer ...
264 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Opened in 1999, Fresco Trattoria in Carlsbad is just a few blocks from the beach and offers traditional Italian cuisine seven days a week for both lunch and dinner. Owner Leone D’Arcangelo is from a small town on the west coast of Italy, very similar to the restaurant's location in North County. When it comes to seafood, pasta, steaks, veal, chicken, pizza or appetizers, Fresco has every base covered. A very encompassing wine menu provides the perfect pairing for your meal whether sitting in the elegant dining room with a bubbling fountain or lounging under the stars on the patio ...
5970 Avenida Encinas, San Diego, CA 92008
Sammy's of Carlsbad sits minutes from the ocean, just across the way from the Carlsbad By The Sea Resort and Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Whether returning from a day at the beach or searching for lunch during a busy day of shopping, Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill is available to fulfill your needs. Pizza is the obvious specialty here, with unique favorites like the Organic Arugula & Pear topped with prosciutto, gorgonzola cheese, and organic arugula salad tossed in balsamic basil dressing or the savory LaDou’s BBQ Chicken featuring smoked gouda, BBQ sauce, red onion and cilantro with premium chunks of ...
Post Office Box 508, Solana Beach, CA 92705
Always seem to be in a time crunch when it comes to preparing and eating a meal? Let Brio, a Personal Chef Service LLC, help you out! Kyle Marie Wesendorf, the owner and professionally trained chef of Brio, has an exceptional passion for nurturing people through food. Chef Wesendorf is a graduate of the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts and specializes in everyday gourmet as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes. Her menu spans a wide variety of culinary traditions and cuisines and her service is founded on professionalism, kindness, freshness, and creativity. Her company even offers gift certificates and ...
437 South Hwy 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Solana Beach CRUSH is equally urban and inviting, marrying a chic and contemporary aesthetic with a welcoming menu of Italian-inspired specialties. The outdoor patio features a table-top fire pit that encourages guests to cozy up with a glass from CRUSH’s collection of more than 160 bottles of international wines, and their plush lounge provides an ideal backdrop for dining while mingling. Your night on the town will pair brilliantly with the restaurant’s Late Night Happy Hour and weekly live entertainment events. In addition to a simple and hearty selection of warm sandwiches and pastas, the CRUSH Lunch Menu also presents ...
1660 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Jake’s Del Mar is a classic waterfront grill, situated right on the beach in the picturesque town of Del Mar, and has become one of San Diego's best loved restaurants. Floor to ceiling windows provide dramatic panoramas of the breaking surf. Lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunches all showcase California coastal cuisine and Chef Dustin Anselm remains focused on serving classic dishes prepared with a creative twist. The restaurant’s genuine, friendly service and delicious menu makes for a relaxed atmosphere that is a favorite among locals and tourists alike . The bar offers a special bistro menu specializing in more casual ...
632 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Honey’s Bistro and Bakery is surely one of San Diego’s hidden treasures. The restaurant, noted only by its burgundy red onning and forest green umbrellas sits nestled between some of Encinitas’ most eclectic boutiques on Highway 101. The café is open from 5:30am until 3:00pm daily and provides an outrageous menu of mouthwatering selections including everything from a mug of their fresh coffee and an in house baked scone, to their signature soups, salads, omelets, and other various breakfast and lunch entrees. Honey’s offers something delectable for all customers and is a delightful place to bring “out of towners”. The ...
2591 South Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007
Where can you find fresh and delicious food, a full bar, outdoor seating, and a beautiful ocean view? Ki’s Restaurant located at the border between Cardiff by the Sea and Encinitas. Situated on highway 101 right across the beach, this bar and restaurant strives to provide its patrons with superb service, an extensive menu, and healthy choices for all ages. They serve everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to a kids menu and have specialty evenings like taco Tuesdays.Come out to this beachfront establishment and let all your senses be amazed by the sights, sounds, and tastes that are the ...
485 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
With a motto like “good times , great food” you can’t go wrong. Located in Encinitas along South Coast Highway 101, and open daily until 1:30am, D Street Bar and Grill is the place to stop by for a drink with friends, Taco Tuesday, or meal with the whole family. D Street sits at the heart of Encinitas and is situated only a short walk from the beach and eccentric local shops. This venue genuinely accentuates San Diego’s relaxed beach culture and is a local favorite.
505 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
Owner Roberto Vigilucci grew up in Milan, Italy. So it should come as no surprise that dining in one of his three restaurants is like taking a mini vacation to Italy. The combination of authentic Italian cuisine, Italian wait staff, and award winning wine selections provide a truly unique and memorable experience.