Tickle your taste buds at one of these newly debuted San Diego eateries—you won't regret it.
Huntress brings a unique dining and drinking experience to the Gaslamp Quarter with dishes that wow both the eye and the palate. An RMD Group concept, the upscale steakhouse is dishing out exquisite carnivorous cuts from executive chef James Montejano paired with an extensive Japanese whisky selection. Don’t miss the Insta-worthy desserts, like the Magic Mushroom (shown left) that’s full of peanut butter, chocolate and caramel flavors. 376 Fifth Ave., 619.329.4868
Mission Valley welcomes Arlo to the dining scene. Under the guidance of chef Josh Mouzakes, this Baja-inspired restaurant cooks up a variety of grilled and smoked meats, seafood, and vegetarian and vegan plates that reflect the diverse culinary culture of SoCal. Expect local ingredients utilized in shareable plates like the California paella and charcuterie de mar. Wash it all down with a wide selection of craft beers from independent local breweries in addition to regional wines and cocktails that can be enjoyed on an outdoor patio that flows into a retro indoor space. 500 Hotel Circle N., 619.908.5058
Fortunate Son brings traditional American Chinese takeout to a whole new level. Inspired by his Chinese American heritage, chef Tony Guan masters the kitchen with dishes like sweet and sour pork belly, family-style duck and General Tso’s cauliflower made with ginger, garlic, shaoxing wine and dried chiles. Guan’s creations include only the highest-quality ingredients sourced from established purveyors like Ironside Fish & Oyster and Born & Raised. Book a reservation to snag one of 38 seats in the dining room where suspended flowers and a 10-foot-tall dragon bring the wow factor. 2943 Adams Ave., 619.391.3766
Photography by: By sam wells; by James Tran