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Standout Restaurant in San Diego, California

Food for Thought


  • Wine Spectator | Award of Excellence, 2024 Restaurant Awards
  • Historic Hotels of America | Best Historic Restaurant in Conjunction with a Historic Hotel, 2022
  • Wine Spectator | Award of Excellence, 2021 Restaurant Awards
  • Thrillist | Most Romantic Restaurants for a Date, 2021
  • Observer | Best Fall Cocktails from Favorite Hotel Bars Around the World, 2021
  • Wine Spectator | Award of Excellence, 2020 Restaurant Awards
  • EATER SD | Hottest Cocktail Bars in San Diego, 2020
  • San Diego Magazine | Top 10 San Diego Restaurants of 2013


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Hand-Picked Ingredients

We build each dish we serve from the ground up. At the heart of our approach is an on-site garden that informs our menu options and supplies our kitchen and bar. From soup to cocktail garnish, our garden provides a healthy dose of freshness that invites our guests to live well.

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