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Del Mar has retained much of its village charm and lure, hosting a varied menu of fine dining establishments, and taking advantage of not only the much lauded locale along the coast -but a climate enjoyed throughout the seasons.
Take a look at five delicious Del Mar Restaurants:
1. SBICCA BISTRO – (Contemporary American) located at: 215 15th Street
The menu at SBICCA is rooted within a simple philosophy, whenever possible, organic produce, sustainable seafood and antibiotic, hormone free meats are utilized: a commitment that is cooked with flavor and taste. Proprietor Dan Sbicca and Chef Bryan Graham offer a summer menu that touts pan roasted Asian Sea Bass, maple jalapeno glazed Grilled Scottish Salmon, brown sugar rubbed Duck Leg Confit and grilled Brandt Beef Filet. The weekend brunch offers a lighter fare, serving everything from omelets and French toast, to fried fish tacos and tossed Cobb salad. Also make sure to check out their Wine Lover’s Tuesdays and Thursdays offering selections at 50% off – allowing wine enthusiasts and the novice to sample new vintages and flavors.
2. DEL MAR RENDEZVOUS – (Chinese Fusion Cuisine) 1555-102 Camino Del Mar
Serving tradtional and contemporary flavors form noodles and tapas, to fowl, fish and tofu, including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan menus. Rendezvous offers patrons a unique experience stemming from Executive Chef Mark Sun’s 40-year career. He brings together old world Chinese and Asian recipes, creative a modern spin by using fresh and high quality ingredients. Family owned and operated, it is consistently voted among the best Asian cuisine in the county.
3. FLAVOR DEL MAR – (New American) 1555-322 Camino Del Mar
Flavor Del Mar features a seasonal menu inspired by entrepreneur Jeff Hunter and Executive Chef Jason Maitland, using simplicity of flavor. Matched by its coastal California ambiance near L’Auberge, Flavor’s lunch and dinner selections delight the senses, marrying taste and presentation into an unforgettable dining experience; beautiful views of the ocean and cliffs in Del Mar are also part of the ambiance. Make sure to try the Bloody Monday’s served all day Monday, featuring a Grilled Cheese Bloody Mary Combo for only $15; it will not disappoint.
4. AMERICANA RESTAURANT – (American-Mediterranean) 1454 Camino Del Mar
The Americana is settled within an historic charming downtown Del Mar venue, resting at the coveted corner of 15th and Camino Del Mar. Serving comfort food within the guise of a cozy cafe, breakfast, lunch and dinner melds international flavors for an exceptional but familiar taste; with mention of their homemade waffles, seafood fare, sandwiches and fries.
You will love the down-home ambiance with the checkered flooring, a rounded counter, bar-stool seating and an umbrella-clad patio. Chef Randy Gerber has created the perfect menu. Drop by for the experience.
5. PAMPLEMOUSSE GRILLE – (Grilled Country French) 514 Via de la Valle
Overlooking the racetracks, Pamplemousse Grille offers the ultimate comfort food experience. The Restaurant draws its inspiration from Owner/Chef Jeffrey Strauss’ childhood with memories of his grandparent’s New Jersey Farm. The menu showcases Strauss’ experience and travels in Europe, proving that taste and talent cannot be separated.
Mark your calendars for August 11th as Pamplemousse will be hosting the “Jockey Dinner” – raising funds for the Don MacBeth Fund, honoring injured and disabled jockeys.
Beyond the accolades and reviews, the attraction of Del Mar…whatever it may offer…Dining in Del Mar by the Sea is simply irresistible.
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