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Sublime Tavern
Sublime Tavern

Sublime Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sublimetavern.com
  • Phone: (858) 259-9100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Josh Ricciardi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact us for any and all of your catering needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a small private dining room overlooking the polo fields that can accommodate up to 40, and we able to section off and accommodate much more, up to and including complete restaurant rental.
  • Private Party Contact: Jason Bitsko (702) 501-2688

Getting there

  • Cross Street: El Camino Real
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Open parking Sunday-Thursday. Valet Friday and Saturday
A word from Sublime Tavern
Home of craft beers and gourmet comfort food. We pride ourselves in fresh, local flavors, and presenting only the finest beer and wine selections in the world. Come join us for a flavor extravaganza, and just a good old-fashioned great time.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "We were surprised and impressed. Great selection of draft craft beers. A diverse and widely delightful menu. Service was superb."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We have been to Sublime Ale house in San Marcos, and we wanted to try Sublime Tavern. Food was great (steak, medium-rare and Mac-n-cheese). Service was very good and we ordered multiple beer flights. Large selection of beers. Will definitely come back!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We had a party of 10 that went to Sublime for my daughters birthday. She loves their grilled cheese. It was my first time there and I loved it. Great food, fantastic service and beautiful view. I'm not a beer person but everyone else very much enjoyed their variety of beers and wines. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "If you like MacNCheese, This place is going to be your next favorite restaurant. Go online and look at the menu. Youre going to love it and get hungry just reading through it. All the food surpasses expectations with flavor and size."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Although virtually no one was there at Sunday brunch time, the food is worthy. My guess is that is not their golden time of day for guests... The server was very nice and all were quite accommodating. Thankfully, did not try to hurry us as most places do. The salmon benedict was very good, and the lobster scramble was excellent!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The service has been hit or miss for us but the food is pretty good and they have a good beer selection. It can get loud by the bar but the patio is nice and has a good view of the polo grounds."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Very disappointing. This was our first visit to Sublime Tavern. We were one of about 4 tables that were occupied in the entire restaurant, which should have afforded us great service. However, our waiter was obviously untrained and we had to walk him through many of the simple expectations of providing service in a restaurant. He was pleasant enough, just ill-equipped to provide even mediocre service. Our party found the food to be extremely disappointing. We had informed the restaurant that we were celebrating a birthday, but there was no "celebration" provided by the restaurant, even after reminding our server of the occasion. We don't intend on returning to Sublime Tavern."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We ate here before a show at the Belly Up. The service was good. We ordered the ploughing platter- which had a variety of cheese and meats on it. It was delicious. We also had the Caligula salad and the jalapeno grilled cheese sandwich on foccacia bread. Both were delicious. I would totally eat here again. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "This place has great grilled cheese sandwiches. I ordered the meatball grilled cheese, and it was good. The service was overall very good... the waiter was friendly and the salad I had was wonderful. It isn't over priced at all... very reasonable, and has a great view of the polo grounds in Del Mar. I would reccoment this place to anyone to try at least once!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Loved it here. The service was excellent and fast and the food was sooooo good. Get the Mac And Cheese. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "There were seven of us, we all live in Carmel Valley and none of us had heard of Sublime. We were all very pleased with our dinner. We had a great time, found solid value, really good food and service. We were talking about when we were gonig to return, before we left. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I took a small group (6 of us) to Sublime on Monday night this week on the recommendation of a friend. I have driven past this restaurant for years (though it has been many things prior to being Sublime). I was really impressed. The food was outstanding - I had the salmon filet and sticky rice. The salmon was perfect and flavorful. The rice and side veges were just ok. We tried the Ahi tacos, marinated artichoke and sausages for appetizers and found them all to be outstanding. The beer selection and wine list is extensive and wont leave you disappointed. Service was attentive and the environment was casual - great for a simple business meal or even a family night out. I will be back for sure."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Everyone at our table had trouble deciding what to order. So many yummy sounding things on the menu. We ended up ordering one pizza, one Mac and cheese, one panini and one burger and sharing. I'd absolutely return to this place."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great place for birthday celebration. Good view, friendly staff. Great food and awesome beer & wine. Loved the decor. This will be a new favorite for us!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Lots of beers to select from, which was fun. The food is as advertised, comfort. Not really interesting, but well prepared. Patio dining in the summer would be awesome."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "On our first visit to Sublime for an early Sunday dinner, we liked the extensive crafts beers list (as well as a nice wine list). The food was uneven...tomato bisque soup and foccacia were great, salads were very good, but a couple of ingredients promised on the menu were missing. A mac and cheese dish with pulled pork was just so-so. I'm not sure why, but it did not have much flavor. We had a lovely waitress and the place seems really nicely put together, but they had damage to their outdoor patio, so that was closed. When the patio is opened up again, outdoor seating will be great for summer lunches or evenings."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Hubby and I have been here twice. Once for a retirement party on the patio. Once just the two of us. Good find. varied and tasty menu, comfortable and lively without being too loud. Nice bar if you enjoy chatting with a friendly and accommodating bartender. You can also watch a game. Being able to make a reservation for just 2 is great. The separated, enclosed patio is perfect for a private party and could probably accommodate 75-100. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Really good food selection and quality as well as a fantastic selection of beers on tap. Casual yet classy ambiance. Highly recommend. We'll be going back for sure."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went for dinner with the family on Saturday night and because the back patio was closed had to sit in the smaller of the 2 indoor rooms. It was so loud I could not even hear my husband who was sitting next to me. We ate quickly and left. Not an ideal experience or one that will have me racing to go back. They need some sound-absorbing materials inside."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Wow! Great grilled cheeses and tomato soup. Kids LOVE the pizzas and hot dogs too. This is THE place to take the kids for the old fashioned comfort food. Located conveniently by our hunter jumper trainning center at Del Mar Horsepark, this is part of our new dinning routine."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Has great possibilities but food is inconsistent and pizza has interesting toppings but crust is average. Beer choices are amazing but wine is expensive and just not that good. Wine is as high as $28 a glass which does not fit with a basic pizza and mac and cheese type of place."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Service was pretty good, food was very good. Can't get past the ridiculous policy that you can't try a small taste of a wine before you order a glass. They actually charge for a 1 oz pour...I don't want a pour, I want a sip to see if it's what I am looking for. To me it's a dis-service and I can't imagine that it helps them sell any more wine, especially anything different. I couldn't get a taste of what I was interested in so instead I ordered an average pinot...which cost less than what I was thinking about getting. The place was very noisy and it was tough to have a conversation, but the food helped make up for it. Not sure I'll be back. Wish they were open for lunch, but the location probably isn't conducive to a large lunch crowd."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Food was good and service ok. They were having some type of private event in their large dining room with cameras and the like. Staff was a bit distracted."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This was my first time to Sublime Tavern and there were 9 of us in the group. We had three teenagers with us too. There was something great for everyone. The truffle fries appetizer was a hit for the table. The beer selection was great. I am definitely going back to try more selections."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Ordered the mushroom cheeseburger w/o the bun. It was fantastic and so was the horseradish aioli!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went here for Valentines Day with my fiancé. Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and recommended two craft beers after asking us a few questions about what we liked and she was spot on. The cheese platter appetizer was great. Our meals were quite good. We both plan on being back soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Usually I take reviews with a grain of salt but this place was really good! Loved the mac and cheese and the appetizers. The atmosphere is great . Looking forward to visiting this place again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is a friendly, lively place, great for large groups and families. The portions are very generous. Perfect comfort foods, burgers, pizza, salads, mac and cheese. Prices are fair. Save room for dessert. Only negative is the LOUD side room for large parties. We couldn't hear ourselves!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I don't typically return food. I tend to just be laid-back about it all. It's just a meal for goodness sake, right? Well, my husband nearly ate his whole salad only the find a short, dark hair on the bottom of the plate. Sort of set the tone. I had asked for my burger to be "Medium". It came back dry and well done. I sent that back. That's just a bad kitchen mistake. The manager did come over and claim that all cooks wear hair-nets (none of them had them on when I looked up into the open kitchen) and he took both the salad and the burger off of the bill, and asked for a second chance to get it right. With all of the amazing restaurants we have available in the San Diego area, I might not make it back."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We have not been disappointed in any way and will return often. Working our way through the menu, beer, and wine list."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Everything was delicious tasting. The macaroni could have been tastier if it was hot. Three orders of it came to the table....all just moderately warm. The burgers were already served and the place was busy so would have been futile to have it taken back to the kitchen and re-nuked. The two burger orders were very good."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "It was our first time here...Food was great and service was EXCELLENT! We will definitely be back!!! You have a great team and a great restaurant!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Sublime Tavern just for fun, and found the food to be pretty good (not outstanding, not bad), and the service to be pretty good as well. We had a salad and two appetizers (rather than a main), and it was more than enough food. We're not beer drinkers, but we each had an interesting beer to go with our meal. Parking is ample, seating is ample, and the overall experience was very good."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We decided last minute on NYE to go out to dinner with the whole family and this menu had something to offer for everyone. We all liked what we ordered and plan on coming back for more. Can't wait until they add a brunch menu."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I had never heard of this place but found it on Open Table and decided to give it a try. I was very pleased! We dined for New Year's, and although it was nothing fancy, it was nice enough to make us feel like a decent choice for a special occasion. We were given the option of inside or outside on the patio. The patio was enclosed with plastic roll-up windows and there were heaters, so it wasn't too cold. Indoors was warmer and a little bit louder/livelier. We chose the patio because it was quieter. We had the vegan platter and the chicken garlic mac n' cheese, both of which were very good! The servers were also very nice and friendly, and the prices were reasonable. Can't wait to go back and try some other menu items."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "First visit. It took it took 70 minutes to get our entrées (no appetizers ordered). Not a particularly busy night. hoping it was a fluke as we really enjoyed the food and quality of drink choices. (Highliner Pinot Noir). Could use more local IPAs. Will give it one more chance."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We have needed a bar like this for a long time. Casual but nicely done. Great beer selection (however surprisingly very light on IPA's). Food was great. Grilled cheeses and Mac n cheeses were bomb and plenty left over for lunch the next day. Truffle fries were pretty good but needed a little more truffle. Lighting was a little bright and it was a bit too hot but it was 30 degrees out. Took 30 min to get our drinks, but service after that was good. Will definitely go back. This is our new spot for sure."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Had a friend's going-away dinner there on a Tuesday night. Food was really good, and the beer selections were fantastic. Prices were very reasonable for food this good. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "An updated version of a tavern. Truffle fries were fantastic."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "Very extensive craft beer list, and knowledgeable waiter."
    Dined on 12/1/2013