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Let's Dish: The Hottest New Menus in San Diego Right Now

Allison Mitchell | December 7, 2020 | Food & Drink

From brunch to dinner and everything in between, here are four San Diego restaurants with some seriously hot new menus to savor. craftandcommercebrunch.jpg

1. Craft & Commerce

New executive chef Kyle Pierce has ushered in a fresh dinner menu at this Little Italy mainstay. Start with wood-fired grilled oysters or fried cauliflower before diving into entrees like fire-roasted lemon garlic chicken and frites, confit duck leg tacos, or bone marrow with fresno chili relish and toasted milk bread. The weekend crowd will also love brunch favorites including the Millennial Benney (made with three poached eggs, smashed avocado, roasted tomato and cheese sauce) or the decadent Breakfast Board featuring pancakes, bacon, biscuits, fresh fruit, granola, soft-boiled eggs and more. Come hungry! 675 W. Beech St., Little Italy, 619.269.2202

2. Garibaldi

Located within the InterContinental San Diego, Garibaldi has added new seasonal dishes to its dinner menu and launched brunch as a permanent weekend offering. Settle in on the charming waterfront rooftop patio as you sip mimosas and nosh on a fregola and roasted garlic frittata; Sardinian limoncello crespelles with sweetened ricotta, walnuts and candied orange syrup; or ’nduja foccacia with pecorino toscano, arugula and Castelvetrano olives. 901 Bayfront Court, Ste. 1, Downtown S.D., 619.436.1081


3. Trust

Finally, chef Brad Wise is embracing the season’s cooler temperatures and warming up diners with new shareable dinner plates. Begin with the Little Gems salad—which arrives topped with a hard-boiled duck egg—before indulging in wood-fired or smoked meat and seafood offerings. Spiced pork tenderloin, smoked and braised lamb shoulder, Baja striped bass crudo finadene and Big Glory Bay salmon are all paired with an innovative variety of fresh veggies. 3752 Park Blvd., Hillcrest, 619.795.6901

4. The Presley

Liberty Station newbie The Presley is livening up its mornings with the debut of Saturday and Sunday brunch. Breakfast fans will delight in menu highlights like steak and eggs Benedict featuring a smoked tomato hollandaise sauce; orange and ricotta pancakes slathered in cranberry butter; and The Presley’s Breakfast Sando, stacked with applewood-smoked bacon, an over-easy egg, arugula, avocado and pesto aioli on a croissant. 2855 Perry Road, Point Loma, 619.877.1800

Photography by: In order of appearance, photos by: Shannon Patrick; Haley Hill Photography