San Diego is gearing up for the summer with these hot and posh dining experiences.
The ahi tuna bowl at Fashion Valley’s Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar PHOTO: COURTESY OF BRANDS
SIP For the first time in San Diego, shoppers can indulge in both retail therapy and dining at the new Tommy Bahama Marlin Bar at Fashion Valley. The 7,200-square-foot space houses the brand’s resort-style apparel for him and her plus a full-service restaurant complete with an outdoor bar and dining patio. Pair a pineapple coconut mojito or frozen mai tai with an order of coconut shrimp, jerk chicken tacos or blackened mahi mahi to get a taste of the island life. 619.541.6296, tommybahama.com; simon.com/mall/fashion-valley
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TASTE A brunch destination by day and an oyster and Champagne bar by night, Breakfast & Bubbles will bow this month from San Diego Dining Group, the hospitality firm behind the Gaslamp Quarter’s Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood and North Park’s Farmer’s Bottega, among others. Occupying the former Cafe on Park space, the concept will be nestled between University Heights and Hillcrest and will be awash in vibrant hues of pink via neon signs and graphic wallpaper. Partner and executive chef Marco Provino (of fellow SDDG concepts Rusticucina and Farmer’s Table) will add a touch of Sicilian flair to the Americandriven menu. Expect a raw bar, caviar service, breakfast charcuterie boards, Champagne flights and personalized bottles of bubbly. Let the fun begin. @breakfastandbubbles
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DINE San Diego’s first and only Michelin-starred restaurant—and one of only 87 Relais & Châteaux restaurants worldwide—is back in business aft er a pandemic-driven hiatus. Addison, located at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, returns with new seasonal dishes, showcased in chef-director William Bradley’s beloved five- and 10-course menus. Take a seat on the sprawling heated patio or in the elegant dining room as you explore standouts like local caramelized cod or artichoke with whipped Parmesan and red mullet roe. Wine director Victoria O’Bryan will delight oenophiles with selections from Addison’s 12,000-bottle wine room, where sips from small producers and rare Champagnes are available. 858.314.1900, addisondelmar.com