Summer List: New places in San Diego to eat + drink
With the official arrival of Summer in San Diego, it truly feels like Christmas in July with new food + drink openings around the city. For a good time in America’s Finest City, check out these places with incredible food programs— bonus points for taking advantage of enviable outdoor space.
Luca at The Guild Hotel
Chef Justin Vaiciunas leads the kitchen at this stunning new Downtown San Diego gem. This all-day restaurant features a menu with Mediterranean inspired dishes, using California local ingredients. The outdoor restaurant boasts large black and white umbrellas, and cushioned seats and benches. The copper touches, and greenery lining the black window frames are truly breath taking, creating an ambiance, that feels like you have been whisked away on vacation.
500 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
Serea at Hotel Del Coronado
Hotel Del Coronado’s brand new seafood studded restaurant by Chef Jojo Ruiz— Serea, is a showstopper. This bright and airy restaurant fits in seamlessly to this historic San Diego destination. With views of the beach, and the salt-tinged air whisking past you, this is the perfect spot to enjoy the warmer summertime days and evenings.
1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
This new retail and restaurant center, offers a variety of eateries and shops in a beautiful relaxed outdoor environment. Grab the family, and play some ping pong while you wait for your order at Shake Shack, or let the kids get some energy out on the giant tree trunk in the middle of the retail center. You can’t leave without a scoop or two of Salt and Straw’s delicious ice cream, on a sunny summer day.
3725 Paseo Place, San Diego, CA 92130
Leave it to Morning Glory to become one of your favorite spots to brunch at in the Little Italy neighborhood. Consortium Holdings hospitality group (Craft & Commerce, Born and Raised, Ironside) has welcomed their first restaurant centered on breakfast to San Diego. Chef Jason McLeod’s menu brings a variety of globally inspired dishes to the breakfast scene, including Japanese-style soufflé pancakes, a classic American diner inspired breakfast, baked egg shakshuka, and fried riced with pork belly and eggs. Wash it all down with freshly squeezed OJ, or hit the Champagne vending machine for a bubbly start to your day.
550 W Date St, San Diego, CA 92101
Not so new to the San Diego restaurant scene, but just on time to settle in and make it the ideal outdoor destination. This brewery and beer garden located in Sorrento Mesa, is a great spot to meet up with family and friends during the Summer season. Let the kids play some corn hole, or connect four on the giant play sets outside, while the parents grab a cold beer and order up some dishes to share at the table. Dirty fries, wood-fired pizzas, and the skillet cookie are all sure to help set the scene.
9920 Pacific Heights Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121