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Addison Restaurant

4.8
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$50 and over
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Californian
Addison’s ethos embodies authenticity and grandeur. A setting where anything is possible. Summoning Chef William Bradley’s meticulous approach to the craft of cooking, Addison exemplifies the purity of contemporary haute cuisine.

Chef’s Menu is offered in five or ten courses that are ever-shifting with the seasons’ treasures. An extensive wine list is far-reaching — from top, California vintages to newly discovered selections from around the globe.

TEN-COURSE TASTING MENU
Available for the table at $275 per person.

FIVE-COURSE TASTING MENU
Available for the table at $175 per person.

Recommended to enhance the experience (additional costs apply).

CORKAGE FEE
There is a $75 corkage fee per bottle and a limit of three 750 ml bottles (or the equivalent) per table, provided the wine does not appear on our list.

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS
To ensure a seamless dining experience, 48-hours’ notice is required for all special requests.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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EmilyG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

For a restaurant of this caliber (Michelin Star), the main thing I found disappointing was the pacing of the dishes. My boyfriend and I opted for the 10-course option and some of the first few dishes were perfectly timed out, but as the night went on (specifically right before the charred corn + caviar course), we were waiting longer and longer between courses; we waited nearly an HOUR for the charred corn and caviar. We also noticed that we were waiting longer and longer to have our water refilled and to be asked about more cocktails. I have been to many restaurants offering this type of menu and of this merit and have never once waited as we did.
Also, when I asked our server about food pairings for cocktails, she asked ME what a cocktail was called... I’m not sure that’s appropriate and I expect servers to have knowledge of their extensive menu when visiting this type of restaurant.

While I fully understand that restaurants are adjusting as we reopen due to COVID-19, for the price and caliber of this restaurant, I find those two things extremely off putting.

When it comes to the night as a whole, the staff was overall pretty friendly and professional, the views from our table were unbeatable, and the MOST of the food was up to par.

I would recommend Addison to friends/family for the views and overall ambience of the restaurant, but I would absolutely warn them of the horrible pacing of the dishes and to essentially plan six hours of their day to dedicate to this.

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vipabcd
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Addison has evolved to all outdoor patio seating, which is very cozy and comfortable. Their service delivery in response to Covid-19 is exemplar. We felt very safe and protected. Food is impressive as ever.
We went on the first day they opened after being closed for 5 months, so their service was still shaking off its rust...but they really tried hard to make us feel comfortable.

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vipclifestyle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal friendly charismatic service. Excellent food and wine selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest dining experience I’ve ever had.

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vipChristineO
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a milestone birthday and Addison was the perfect place to do it. We were very pleased by the lovely setting, the service and the fabulous food. We had the 5-course tasting menu with the wine pairing. It was great.

This is truly a extraordinary restaurant, and it comes at an extraordinary price. So, come and enjoy knowing you are in for a special treat.

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vipAustinM
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my girlfriend's birthday on a week night. Ended up electing the full 10 course option. Everything was delicious. Perfectly paired courses that really opened up our palates to new levels. The hardest thing was to chose the wines. Their wine menu is an extensive and fabulous 100 pages with over 3000 to choose from, by the glass, half-bottle, or full bottle, pending on your needs and broken down by world region. I was impressed to say the least. We were fortunate enough to have some time after work to get there early enough to enjoy the heated outdoor patio to try a couple cocktails before the meal in their lovely lounge before being seated for the long evening. We were there for a few hours enjoying everything. The level of service was the best we have ever had in San Diego by far. The aesthetics of the building to the interior design, even the beautiful gold course and neighborhood on the windy road to drive up, was also all part of the ambience that made our night so memorable. One to put in the books that we will never forget. Expect to pay for that high quality value, but know it will be worth every penny. We will surely be back for another big night to celebrate another special occasion in the future, for sure. My girlfriend told me today even that she has been still dreaming about their cheeses for the rest of the week!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of the most exceptional dining experiences of my life.

Based on how many courses you plan to enjoy, plan accordingly. Our 10-course dinner easily could have easily taken 3.5 hours.

The Addison is an experience that ALL foodies must try at some point in their life.

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plumeriagoddess
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super high touch attention to detail and the food was dreamy.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive. Tasty. Mind-blowing.
I’ve been to many restaurants with $400+ per person price tag (including alcohol and tip). This is one of the best.

Honestly, the most impeccable meal timing I’ve seen. We’ve been there for 4 hours, served 10 courses and all of them were spaced perfectly and served at exactly the right time. Many Michelin-rated establishments fail timing. Addison does not.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every second of this dining experience was superb. The staff was lovely and attentive and the food was amazing. It topped the two Michelin Star restaurants I went to in France. Chef William is wonderful!

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TeresaO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service could not have been better, even a bit overwhelming. They treated us like royalty. However, we found it outrageously expensive. The waiter offered us only two kinds of choices: five course or 10 course but he never mentioned the price of anything nor offered us a written menu so that we could discreetly see for ourselves., nor that the 10 course was double in price. For two of us we came out with a bill of $1200. Even though the dinner was absolutely incredible… That’s just too much money.

We won’t be back.

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vipChuckI
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Very disappointed. We had no idea what we would be eating - it was a 10 course fixed menu, but they did not tell us what we would be eating before we ordered. The courses were very small and mostly bland. The cost of the menu was ridiculously high and the value was very low. Again, very, very disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic

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AnhthuN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing - from the service to the courses. Felt like a new world of taste buds were awoken.

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JacobA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Addison is hands down the classiest restaurant in San Diego. This dinner was a gift to my wife for our first Valentine's Day we spent together. She has never felt more special eating anywhere else. She literally dream of the whole experience over again that same night. I have no doubt Addison will leave a lasting impression on anyone. From the food to the staff and the ambiance, Addison is nearly perfect. I only wish I got to see the place during the day time. I'm sure the location is beautiful too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and good. Best dining experience we’ve ever had. Kudos to the chef and servers at Addison

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dietcokeaddict
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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vipHannahD
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love going to Addison. It is such a special treat. The food, the staff, the ambiance.. just the best. Better than French Laundry.

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PaulaS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

we had the regular 10 tasting menu course. The food was disappointing, though the presentation was interesting enough. every course, there was just too much salt put in there. everything was so salty. the fist, the soup, and the bread, etc. we had to have lots of water to try to balance the overwhelming salt. we also couldn't appreciate the flavor of the sources, which was either bitter or very vinegary. in the end, we skipped the main course. the restaurant offered to charge only one of us for the dinner, but we still felt the whole 3 hour meal was a waste of time and money. on top of that, because we are Asian, one of the servers kept asking us where we were from, where in China, when we got here, and for how long. I'd have felt much better if she would tell us straight her concerns about the corona virus other than asking indirect questions while trying to get her answers. we were also seated at a corner of the restaurant, away from all other guest. not sure if thats due to the same concern. overall, not recommend at all. terrible experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Unmatched service. Should have 3 Michelin stars.

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RonnieF
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from start to finish. Full of ceremony and a welcoming, but decidedly old money feel. Atmosphere was tranquil, very little noise, and just bright enough thanks to the roaring fires in the ornate fireplaces. Staff were incredible...from wine recommendations to the simplest of requests. Food was as you would expect, out of this world. Our only complaint was the pacing of the courses was a bit slow, and the 10 course experience ran a little over 4 hours, even cutting the cheese presentation. Tough for a weeknight 7:30pm start.

Overall, an impeccable experience and highly delightful evening. Will definitely return.

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EatnEverywhere
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Taste, flavor, cooking technique, plating, quality, service - yes, yes, yes
I'll be telling my friends that like food to come on down

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Addison was everything I’d hoped it would be and more. I’ve wanted to experience a Michelin Star restaurant for years and am so glad I chose Addison to check that box. The service was like no other I’d ever experienced. Although the food portions are small, there was so much variety and several portions that I was quite satiated following the 5-course meal option. The only thing that frustrated me was the fact that we ordered a 750 ml bottle of wine but were told they only had the magnum (1.5 L) in stock and tried to up sell that bottle. There were only 2 of us! If we could drink 1.5 L in 3 hours, we’ve got bigger issues to tend to! We opted instead for a glass of wine each and were incredibly disappointed to see the pours were 2 ounces at best! Had we received the 750 ml bottle we ordered, we would have enjoyed a bottle to share all evening. Instead we got a mere 2 ounce pour at insane cost. Therefore we chose to stick with water for the remainder of our meal. I refused to let that ruin our fabulous evening.

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience! We were treated very kindly and the food was spectacular. A once a year adventure because the cost is what the cost is. We went for wine pairings, too!

A must try...

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vipLanceS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was outstanding. Comparable to the best restaurants in the world. The service is exquisite. The food is inspire and prepared to perfection. The wine list is one of the best in the US. I highly recommend the premium pairings with any tasting menu.

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TomB
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience. The presentation, the food, the service and the ambiance were all first class.

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RonP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Addison this time was for our son's 50th birthday. I made sure they knew that when I made the reservation and they were totally aware when we got there. I also asked if we could do a kitchen tour and was told they couldn't guarantee it, but on this night they were able to do it for us. We met the chef (William Bradley) at our table for the first time and he stayed for a little conversation. He then appeared again to personally prepare our truffle dish. We lastly spoke to him in the kitchen on our little tour. A totally fantastic experience for my wife, son and I. Oh, and the food. As usual, absolutely on top of their game. It seemed to me that it was primarily a seafood evening. We upgraded to have the A5 Wagu as one of our courses and you almost didn't need to chew it was so tender. All of our courses were spot on and the service was impeccable. We did the wine pairing and the Sommelier was fantastic. Since we were picture takers he told us about the Vivino app and once we loaded it, he showed us how to use it. Overall a very special evening made special by a very special staff.

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vipGrace
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Everything from food to service was perfect. The service was very attentative, the servers are even in touch with your MOOD and could tell whether or not I was happy with something. Would come again, we got the 10-course meal and it was great.

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RichardG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Across the board an outstanding experience that easily justifies the one star Michelin and deserves at least two. More than just French Fare... the menu weaves easily outside of French fare to involve other cultures and very successfully I must add.

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JBeck
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food exceptionally presented.

The service was incredibly attentive and crisp without being stuffy. The staff was very personable and clearly loved their work

A singular dining experience.

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CraigL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Perfect for that special occasion.

PJ
vipPJS3
San Diego
100 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year’s eve at Addison. Very special meal, very innovative dishes expected at a Michelin star restaurant. Comparable to our meal at Single Thread 2 months ago. Great to dine where you can hear your companion at a normal speaking voice. Will return for future special occasions.

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vipJuneB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Addison is special and we go for celebrations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible experience at Addison. We went for our anniversary and the entire staff was aware and wished us a happy anniversary. The service was impeccable and the food was excellent. Definitely worth a special visit.

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James
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply superb!!! Actually, superb is an understatement. The decor, the attention to detail, the presentation, the service, and, of course, the dinner was quite unbelievable. We were searching for a restaurant to celebrate a special event, but it had to be something exceptional. Enter the "Addison". It's much more than a 10 course dinner; it's an event, an occasion, an experience, and a phenomenon all in one! Our expectations were vastly exceeded to say the least. Each course was an adventure into a new realm of flavors and taste. We paused between each bite, not just to simply savor the unbelievable, but because our brains forced us to pause to attempt to comprehend what was going on because it had never received such inexpressible input! Our warmest thanks to Nathan, James, Sean, and Stefan as servers, because they truly are special people and specially chosen for their roles in the success of the evening. This is a "must" for anyone who desires fine cuisine and the experience is unparalleled. One thing is for certain; a dinner at the Addison will not be forgotten, ever!

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Greg
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team at Addison made my daughters 11th birthday one she will remember for the rest of her life. The food, the staff, the chef, and the whole experience were fantastic from start to finish. I have been to Addison many times and I think the experience is consistently improving (which is hard to believe as each time we have been has been fantastic). Props to chef Bradley who is obviously not content with only one Michelin star. Thanks team Addison for a fantastic and memorable meal/experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great, and the vibe was nice. Highly recommended.

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vipJamie
London
34 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were there for the Thanksgiving Day tasting menu and I have to say it was a lovely experience. The manager (I am forgetting his name), was very welcoming and gracious - a perfect host. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and comfortable. It is worth it to go back to see them again.

The food...some beyond delicious - the chou in the starter was really outstanding, the turkey moist and delectable (and the roasted shallot a star), the dessert super. Our feeling was the cold cranberry starter with foam was questionable, as was the next cold course...and the foam kept appearing in a few other dishes, which was lacking creativity - would have liked to have seen other textures in the food. The truffle supp from Alba were passable but not outstanding.

The bill was $2000 for 5 people, no wine, one beer, 4 negronis, a Johnny Walker black, and a Jim Beam.

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DZinfandel
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing dining experience. The 10 course tasting was crazy.

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Foodluv
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Artistic, beautiful, delicious fine cuisine with exceptional service. A very special experience.

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