Excellent but not overly-complicate
Excellent but not overly-complicated food, and very attentive wait staff. We hadn't told the staff that the dinner was for a birthday, but our waiter overheard us talking about it and brought out a complimentary dessert! We will definitely returning.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Casual foodie's dream
It's all about the quality ingredients with delicious product here. We enjoyed the casual outdoor dining area where a family came in for dinner with beach slippers and their two dogs. The mussels and pork belly appetizers were phenomenal, as was the braised beef entree. We rehydrated ourselves with their refreshing fruit-infused water in between sangria, wine and beer rounds. Highly recommend this place for a delicious foodie dinner in a casual atmosphere.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious & Consistant.
Another fantastic experience at PrepKitchen. Thank you!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was the first time in
This was the first time in a long time that I wasn't disappointed when trying a restaurant that I had never been before. Way to go Prep Kitchen! I will be back!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food. Several good choices
Good food. Several good choices for gluten-free diners. Majority of tables are on the heated patio. Service is very good and dogs are welcome.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very heavy-handed on the salt
Very heavy-handed on the salt these last two times.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
PrepKitchen Del Mar was the
PrepKitchen Del Mar was the perfect spot for 3 friends to have a good dinner w/ good wine and to talk. The service was really outstanding. attentive but not intrusive. we had a relatively quiet table inside in the corner which was great for conversation. in the past we have sat outside on the patio but inside is cozier and quieter. I highly recommend this restaurant.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent fresh california
Excellent fresh california cuisine, hip youthful crowd, dog friendly
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a Perfect Meal at Prepkitchen! We Ordered 4 starters and shared them all. Every bite was delicious!!
Brilliant Flavor Combinations!
Service was Flawless!
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Highly recommend this place. Went this past Monday night with my wife. From the music to the food to our waiter Darious, everything was spot on. Definitely will be going back.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Restaurant is very casual
Restaurant is very casual and it's great that you can walk to the beach for a stroll after your meal! Our family has been 4 times in a month and highly recommended the place. The brussel spouts were much better than other places. The chicken wings were salty, but not on previous visits. Chicken entree remains consistently good. Both bean salad and beet salads are outstanding. Disappointed they only had scallops as their special - so limited in choice of non-shelled seafood that night. Service was outstanding and if you arrive early, parking isn't a problem.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quality food in Del Mar
Great service and quality food. I never order chicken and the chicken here was simply amazing. Salads very fresh and dessert (most important part of the meal) was fabulous. The Meyer lemon cheesecake and the chocolate salted caramel tarte to name two! I highly suggest buying the kitchen a round of beers... It's an option on the dessert menu and we thought it was so clever!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best brunch around
Great blend of breakfast and lunch not just on the menu but in the creative items themselves like bacon wrapped dates and ricotta stuffed French toast and corned beef Benedict with mustard hollandaise mmm-mmm-mmmm!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food - Stellar Service
This was our first time here, and my boyfriend is a local. The food was really good, but our server, Dana, was outstanding. She really knew her stuff and was so patient and welcoming. She really made the experience for us. We will definitely be back.
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bacon wrapped beets are a must have
Fantastic find. We had the bacon wrapped dates, the "cutting board" of charcuterie, cheese, olives and interesting condiments, the beet salad and the rottollo pasta. Plate size was very inconsistent with some small plates and some full plates. Everything we had was delicious with the stand out beet salad and the dates. My only recommendation is to ask the server specifically about portion sizes on each dish. Hopefully the restaurant will reorganize the menu to clearly identify the small plates.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a good time
I love PrepKitchen- especially the one in Del Mar as the staff always makes me feel like family.
If the octopus is on the menu try it! Cooked perfectly!!!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great menu and food
This was our second visit, and the food was amazing both times. We will definitely be regulars. The menu is creative, and everything was superb.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Farm to Table experience
The food here is amazing - the brunch is out of this world and the free pastries they give you on arrival just tops the already delicious experience ;) Wish I lived closer - my husband and I travel all the way down to Del Mar for brunch here with a stop off at the dog beach after or before - they are super pup friendly as well - AWESOME find :) Oh yes - went the other night for happy hour too - and that also was excellent!! Great tapas and discounted wine - I wish I had tried the Sangria - next time!!!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice for Brunch
Sun, Salads, Bacon and Breakfast - Oh, and Coffee!! I liked this place for brunch on Sunday. I am not much for venues of this nature where it feels a little free for all at first - however, the food was really good, the service was really good and I got some sun too. I understand the serve yourself coffee concept but it's not for me. When I go out to eat I don't want to be getting up and serving myself like a buffet - I would go to one if that is what I wanted. Otherwise I had a nice experience with my friends.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go To Date Spot
This is our go-to date spot! Great food and great dining.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took visiting family to
We took visiting family to PrepKitchen Del Mar last Saturday night. Our food was wonderful as was the service. I would highly recommend this restaurant. The pork porterhouse was really good. The stuffed dates were wonderful as well. Thanks for a terrific meal.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
PrepKitchen is a star
Ever have a song that always lifts your spirits? That's what coming to PrepKitchen is like for me. Whether with family, friends or kids, it makes you feel comfortable and welcomed. On weekends, I've spent happy hours with friends noshing on half price tapas and downing their amazing Sangrias and have never felt rushed. The food is rarely less than creative and outstanding--I often bring more home to tide us over to the next visit. Even the 70s singer/songwriter music played on rotation is a pleasure! Our entire family's special place to eat.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
had a wonderful time. ocean view, great food, friendly service. can't wait to return
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food in Del Mar
Had another fantastic dinner with friends as the sun set at PrepKitchen Del Mar. The staff are very friendly and service is superb. The menu is always changing and the food is incredible. We started with Susie's farm fried green beans with Fresno chile aioli, so good. I had the scallops & pasta with lemon cream sauce, the scallops were cooked perfectly and the sauce was amazing. My friends had the flat iron steak and loved it. We ordered three desserts: cheesecake, chocolate tart and the peanut butter bodino. They were all very tasty but our favorite was the bodino. Can't wait to go back and taste what's new on the menu.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great meal at PrepKitchen
Real food, knowledgable server, lovely patio - we had an excellent meal.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place.
Consistently great food, pure fresh flavors enhanced with great sauces and perfect cooking. Love the mussels and fries - just like paris ! The cesar and beet salad were just super fresh and full of flavor .... Burger always spot on delicious as was the salmon special. Strawberry shortcake and tiramusi topped off a perfect dinner .... Will be back soon.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about this place is cool
The atmosphere is great, it's right on Camino Del Mar with good patio space. The decor is beachy-trendy, warm, yet clean and simple. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable about how all the food is prepared and can provide advice if you're on the fence between two good looking dishes. My wife and I split three starters and one entre and we're just the right amount of full. The food was spot on, dishes were prepared to allow the flavors of the ingredients to come through and everything was fresh. There is parking in the rear, so you don't have to worry about finding a street spot. But, you should cab it if you're going to enjoy more than a few glasses of the refreshing homemade sangria.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Birthday Meal Ever!!!
My friend selected Prepkitchen-Del Mar for her birthday dinner and it was as much of a gift to me as it was for her! She had the summer vegetable soup as a starter and raved about the depth of flavor and the freshness of the veggies. I had the Mussels and they were divine. The "broth" was a luscious combination of cream, butter, garlic and white wine. The local mussels themselves were large and meaty. The main course consisted of the baked chicken and fingerling potatoes for my friend and the fresh salmon for me over a summer succotash of sweet corn, cherry tomatoes and summer squash. Our server Jay made spot-on recommendations for beverage pairings for both of our meals. The complimentary birthday tiramisu was perfect to share.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Inside is cozy, too.
Most of the tables are outdoors, but it was a cool night and we sat inside by a shelf-wall of books and wine. Cozy atmosphere. Food excellent. (only drawback: served TOO quickly! No time to unwind and chat over wine! Should have ordered appetizer!) I'd been to Prepkitchen in La Jolla before - great experience - and love Whisk&Ladle . . . but this was our first Del Mar PK experience -- and we'll be back.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Food in a Long Time!
Quality food and ingredients as well as very good flavors made for a delicious dinner! Only beer and wine is served which was unexpected but turns out a nice glass of wine with dinner worked out just fine. Service was very good as well.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food in Del Mar
Back to PrepKitchen Del Mar for a late dinner on Saturday night. Food and service were fantastic. For appetizers we ordered two of my favorites, Suzie's beans and the Cutting Board with house cured meats. And we tried something new, the Heirloom tomato panzanella. Amazing how delicious real tomatoes taste. My friend had the Fusilli Bolognese and I tried the shrimp radiatori, both had amazing flavors. A great place to eat fresh, creative dishes and a great location.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food, smiles and service
We have been back almost on a weekly basis since PrepKitchen Del Mar reopened. The quality of food and service surpassed our expectation every time we are back. We bring our dogs there and we usually have a wonderful brunch to start off our weekend. The dinner menu is amazing too. Even our "foodie" friends said that they would dine here very often. Yum.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Resting on its laurels
i am a fan of the PrepKitchen/Whisknladle empire because the settings are in prime spots with great views and and energetic feel. I was wowed by Whisknladle the first time I dined there, and also during a happy hour. PrepKitchen, I feel, is slipping in terms of food, particularly in their Del Mar location. It's been a standby for a long time, and was one of the hippest places on the scene, but now the menu and food execution seems tired, overpriced, and could use some fresh ideas. It is still one of my first choices for location and a few cocktails, but it is no longer a go-to for great food.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience.
Always a great experience. Best chicken in town&
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed everything about our dining at PrepKitchen - great experience! Will revisit soon!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great waiter. Very helpful and fun.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week gem!
So nice that you choose from their regular menu for Restaurant Week. Amazing deal! Don't miss the warm white bean arugula salad.
Had the fresh catch - yellowtail over barley - excellent. Cherry chocolate pudding for dessert was superb. My husband loved all his choices too. Nice wine list. Attentive fast service but not rushed. There's actually more outdoor seating here but we dined in the cozy indoor dining room. Nice atmosphere. Will return!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous restaurant week dinner!
Great dinner with the entire menu available! Each course was outstanding , with the dinner as good as the dessert. This was our first time here but we will definitely be back!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great GNO atPrepkitchen Delmar. Late changes to our party were no problem. Table for 7 on patio. Entire menu was available for restaurant week. All of our choices were delicious. Service was friendly and knowledgable about menu questions. We'll definitely be back.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was okay not great
Overall experience was good, main course was overcooked, although seasoned well. Desert was not worth the experience the giletto tasted like jasmine, which was awful.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food Quaint Ambiance
Have never had a bad meal here. Service and food are both very high quality. Menu is competitive with anything in San Diego. Casual ambiance in Del Mar. The restaurant is a little small so if you want to sit outside make sure to confirm ahead of time with the hostess.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Grows service and food
Food ambience and service was great. Enjoyed the attentiveness from Darius, his recommendations of both food and wine was perfect. A very enjoyable dinner.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
P K Brunch
Tried Brunch at Del Mar Prep Kitchen. Beautiful morning, nice outside table. Had the Chorizo hash with sweet potatoes, squash, fried egg on top, great!
She had Chilaquiles, Tortilla chips were still just crispy , lots of spicy chicken she loved it.
Split a Butterscotch desert, perfect.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal
Ate at PrepKitchen Del Mar with three generations and everyone had a great meal. Food was all yummy, service was outstanding, and the ambiance is warm and comfortable. This is our favorite restaurant in North County. Bacon-wrapped dates were decadent and delicious, and the new squash-sage tagliatelle was our favorite dish of the evening.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always have a great experience for brunch here. Self serve coffee for $1 and chilaquiles! It's popular but never overcrowded. Perfect for Sundays!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went here for dinner. Food was great as was the service. Would definitely go back again.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Peter, Rich, Simon and Jay
Peter, Rich, Simon and Jay all greeted us and made our group feel at home. We love the tapas and amazing beer selection! Also the gnocchi was insanely good. Thanks everyone for a great experience.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a fun experience
We go here regularly to get a good vibe/good atmosphere.
It's a small place in Del Mar, not as big as the other PKs.
Service is always consistent, sweet.
They even remember you and say hi to you.
I enjoy my experience each time we come here, either with kids or with friends.
Only drawback is no full bar.
The real estate of the place is just too small to include one, and I don't know if the zoning laws apply.
Peter has always been a pleasant host, and the last server we had was Rich, who was very dedicated in making sure we had a great time.
The brunch menu is fun and different.
Ordered the eggs as well as the cheeseburger and the mushroom soup.
Very delish, hit the spot as usual.
Thanks for the nice experience!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We both ordered a cup of the soup of the day-mushroom- and it was truly outstanding! My friend had the beet salad with shrimp and I had my favorite smoked chicken salad. Both were super fresh and delicious and filling! No room left for dessert this time but their bread pudding is amazing if you have room for it. Highly recommend this place!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I celebrated my birthday with family at Prepkitchen. I ordered the crispy chicken and it was superb.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM