Consistency and quality never go out of style—especially when it comes to a favorite dish. Here are a few that never disappoint.
Pacifica Del Mar’s Sugar Spiced Salmon It’s rubbed with a signature sugar spice, then pan-seared to perfection, drizzled with a mustard sauce and served over garlic mashed potatoes with Chinese green beans. 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 858.792.0476
The Marine Room’s Center-Cut Black Angus Filet Mignon The 6-ounce steak is served with farmers-market vegetables and creamy petit Basque potato puree, and topped off with tart cherry chutney and a Carignan wine reduction. 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla, 858.459.7222
Bencotto’s Tortelli di Zucca Handmade pumpkin, Parmigiano and amaretto ravioli swimming in a creamy butter, sage and bacon sauce is the definition of comfort food. 750 W. Fir St., 619.450.4786
Lionfish’s Whole Steamed Baja Striped Sea Bass Fresh-off-the-boat sea bass is brined, steamed and stuffed with buttered leeks, onions and spigarello broccolini. The secret is in the glaze: Thai-style sweet and sour dressed with cilantro, scallion and nuoc cham. 435 Fifth Ave., 619.738.7200
Photography by: From top: Arlene Ibarra | the marine room | bencotto | robert reyes