The view from OB Surf Lodge’s 200-person-capacity patio are sweeping sights of both the water and the neighborhood’s landmark pier. Described as “California comfort food,” the menu was crafted by Louisiana transplant Nick Brune and includes specialties like slow-roasted pork shoulder alongside a craft beer, wine and beach-inspired cocktail list.
Coronado-based restaurant group Blue Bridge Hospitality recently opened 6,500-square-foot Maretalia Ristorante in the old Vigilucci’s space. Florentine chef Marco Sedda has paired up with executive chef Tim Kolanko to deliver seafood entrees, fresh pasta and antipasti plates with stellar Pacific views. Group Beverage Director Greg Majors has compiled a wine list rooted solely in Italian and domestic varietals, and the cocktail selection features classic staples such as Negronis, martinis and Manhattans. Don’t miss the housemade limoncello using one of Sedda’s Florentine family’s secret recipes.
Hotel Solamar has a new rooftop watering hole called Upper East Bar that brings the beach to the top of the East Village. Diners can sample crab and avocado toast, citrus-soy beef skewers and a daily ceviche with a cayenne-spiked blood orange margarita. And if all that sounds a bit too healthy, come for the new brunch menu—the peanut butter French toast fries, housemade sticky buns, eggs Benedict bites and a farmers market frittata pair perfectly with the sights.
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