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About Addison Restaurant

MENU: Reflecting Chef Bradley’s refined style, the menu features intense flavors and simple, yet masterfully combined ingredients. Offered as a multi-course experience, dishes change frequently and incorporate seasonal inspirations.

LE SALON BAR & LOUNGE: Share savory petite assiette and sip an ever-changing array of vintage and seasonally-inspired cocktails.

CORKAGE: Guests are welcome to bring their own wine. 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.

VEGAN GUESTS: Chef is pleased to accommodate vegan guests with a 48-hour notice.

5200 Grand Del Mar Way
San Diego, CA 92130
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Friday - Saturday, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Cross Street:
Carmel Country Road

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 314-1900

Website:
http://www.addisondelmar.com/

Parking Details:
We provide complimentary valet parking for our guests.

Executive Chef:
William Bradley

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
LE SALON
Tuesday - Saturday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy a special experience for two at Le Salon, Addison's inviting bar and terrace.Chef William Bradley's seasonal four-course sampling features exquisite canapés to share, paired with one bottle of wine hand-selected from Addison's renowned cellar. Spring has never been so flavorful at this unforgettable hideaway.

Shared canapés for two with bottle of wine, $135
Pricing is exclusive of tax and gratuity.

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Tue - Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Addison Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.9

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (10)
Special Occasion (9)
Romantic (9)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Tasting Menu (6)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Seasonal (2)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Cozy (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined a day ago

One of the most incredible dining experiences of my life. Food and service on par with that one would expect from dinner with European royalty.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Best restaurant I've ever been to. The food is beautifully presented and tastes just as exquisite as it looks. The restaurant is gorgeous, and the service treats you like royalty from the moment you arrive, until you step off the property. Such a wonderful, wonderful place. I kind of like that it's a hidden gem, but the restaurant deserves every accolade that can be given. This is a definite "must try."

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food, Service, Experience was over the top. Definitely has a price tag to go with it! The saying is 200% accurate, you get what you pay for.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Absolutely INCREDIBLE! The food, the service, the ambience - WOW. What a special treat. Every special birthday, anniversary, milestone must be celebrated at Addison...in STYLE! We will be back. Thank you for a memorable evening!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful special date evening with my wife. Service was exceptional from the minute we walked in, to we were escorted to our car and give a loaf of fresh banana bread.
When you are looking for that special occasion, try the tasting menu! From start to finish you will not regret the choice.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Attentive service. Amazing cuisine. This was one of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Absolutely amazing. We’ve been here five times and ever time it’s great.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Some of the most amazing food I have ever, will ever eat in my entire life! The most amazing thing about this was the people. The food was to die for, but the people who worked there made every experience we had!! They gave us history, and told us everything, and explained every dish! I can’t even put into words the amazing food and service we received for 4 hours! Every single person at the restaurant presented a meal. Each time someone needed to use the restroom for the first time, one of the staff would walk you to the restroom so you knew where it was. The entire experience was so much more than I could ever describe!!! I would not have changed a single thing! The wait staff was so amazing, we even talked to one for a little while who is an E-7 in the Air-force Reserves. He took our picture before we left. This night I will remember for the rest of my life!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Spectacular setting. Service was perfect. Amazing flavors. As good as it gets.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food is amazing
The best us restaurant

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

What an amazing service! I celebrated my 50th birthday here with my husband. The service here was impeccable from the minute we walked in the door.

I am in charge of all dining reservations in my house. Because I kept my maiden name, so my husband is usually addressed by my last name when we check in at the restaurant. He really hates it.

The staff called the night before and found out about it and addressed husband properly. He was pleasantly surprised by their attentiveness! I received countless "Happy Birthday!" from almost every staff that I lost count. I even got a birthday card from the chef!

Sean, who walked us to our table, patiently took pictures of us at every great photo spot along the way. Since it was dark, he took pictures both with and without flash, so we had many variations of pictures to choose from.

Our hot water was replaced numerous times before it ran out. The staff not only made sure it was replenished, but also to maintain the temperature of the water. The table assigned to us was a beautiful and private booth in a room that happens to reminds us of our wedding reception in Disney.

We enjoyed our dinner very much, and was pleasantly surprised to a very reasonable bill even with our truffles supplement charges. Ever since we started dining in Michelin 3 Stars restaurants, it had been difficult for us to find flawless service in other restaurants. I couldn't believe that we got to experience it here. It's exceptional!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Impeccable service and decadent, well-perfected food. Couldn’t ask for more.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Amazing dining experience. We will be going back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food and service were fantastic, professional - it is very pricey.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Wow - where to begin?
There is nothing wrong with this restaurant, expect to say that it was just average with average servers. We opted for the course 'choice' selection and wine pairing.

The dishes were well plated, but the taste was just above average. Cumin was used in most of the dishes, which was nice, but it some cases it was a little over powering. My meat came slightly overcooked (uneven) and some of the wines did not pair well. That being said, their were two wines that were exceptional. We asked the sommelier for a list of wines a few times, but she never gave it to us.

The pacing of the meal was very good (5 stars) but it was hard to get attentive service. It wasn't very crowded, and most of the workers (servers, busboys, etc.) were 'hanging around' chatting near were we were eating - that in itself was very unprofessional in a restaurant rated at this caliber.

If you have about $500+ to spend on a meal for two, I can think of other places that give a much better experience. So the value just wasn't there.


About me...
I'm a foodie that has tried almost everything at various establishments all over the world. From the richest pampering on private islands to the deepest dark dives in the ghettos, nothing beats a truly memorable culinary experience regardless of where you go... and for that I try to be as honest and methodical in my reviews.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The evening was exceptional as always. The food was artistically presented and the flavors were amazing. The service was seamless and beyond reproach. I continue to believe Addison is one of the best restaurants in California.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was great as always, but they had no cranberry sauce for the Turkey!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Come here to celebrate my birthday. Services are good, food are nice. Overall superb experience.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 17, 2017

My wife and I dine here every year for our anniversary. This year’s experience was not comparable than those before.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We celebrated my best friend's birthday at Addison & absolutely loved it! This place was truly one of the most beautiful restaurants I'd ever been to! We're foodies and have dined in quite a few 3 star Michelin restaurants in Northern CA, but by far we loved this place more! The ambiance, the decor, the food & the value is by far better! The service was impeccable! If you want to make an impression on someone take them to Addison, you won't be disappointed!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. Everything was tasty and fit for foodied! We like to dine at Michelin star restaurants and this one provided equally great experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Well, it's not the restaurant most could afford to frequent but if you want a special treat, it's so worth it. The service is impeccable. It is quite formal and dinner will take around three hours to complete but if you appreciate food, dining at this restaurant is a must when in San Diego.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Beautiful restaurant. Very good service. Didn’t mind that food and drinks were extremely expensive, but they did not rise to the level of quality equivalent to price ($900 for table of two). Food was really good but not excellent.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Nice environment, best creative foods we have ever had, super quality and presentation. Best service we have ever experienced.
Even the foods served before the dinner and/or between the courses, "free courses", were wonderfully tasted and presented.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Outstanding , creative cuisine, spectacular service

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Everything a world class dining experience should be. This is the best of the best if San Diego. Everyone there is totally committed to you having an incredible dining experience. It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, excellent staff, exquisite cuisine. Bon apetit!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 5, 2017

There are very few places you can say are truly unique experiences and worth the money. Addison’s is one of those places. Have the Chef’s tasting menu and sit back and be amazed Each dish combined Wonderful flavors, colors and textures that delight one senses. Service was superb, not. Intrusive but efficient and friendly. Attentive from a distance they seemed to know the exact moment to clear plates and bring the next dish. Wine recommendations were spot on and wonderfully accompanied the meal.
Not your everyday meal but well worth the money. Already looking forward to the next excuse to go!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The chef choice menu is overprice and underachieve. We had the regular menu last time and I must say better than the chef choice but less pricey. Services is very good but again you 're paying $700-$800 per couple which should be exceptional but the restaurant does not meet that.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 26, 2017

The service at Addison, as to be expected, is superb. No other restaurant in San Diego comes close to Addison. The food is also as expected great. The only disappointment is that I would hope they add more variation to their menu choices. This is the fifth visit for us, but, I would visit more if they can become more adventurous with frequent variations.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

This place deserves some michelin stars and the service and staff absolutely wonderful. Expensive but worth every penny

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 8, 2017

This place is magical. The service was impeccable; but not stuffy. The food was simply
the best ever and that includes that fancy but stuffy place in Paris. I would recommend Addison as the most special ever and well worth the money even though it may be possible to go only once a year!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Everything was excellent. We loved it!
Great food and service

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent cuisine and service. I greatly appreciated the evening and will be back soon.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 26, 2017

If your into fine dining this is then place, everyone is talking about Michele star ratings for this place, now I understand why they haven’t got theres. I have been in great restaurant in Europe that serves 4 to 7 course meal with wine pairing almost the same quality for under 100 euros

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The best restaurant I have been to. Excellent food, excellent service. We will definitely come here next time if we are here in San Diego again.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Addison's is one of the best restaurants in California. I would put it on a par with The French Laundry. You really need to order the tasting menu with the wine pairings and let the chef and service staff delight you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The menu and pricing were not explained thoroughly and we were charged for an incomplete meal. I hate going to restaurants that are about the chef's ego and caprice...how many times does a diner have to hear that he was self taught? 3 times...I don't think this is something I would advertise given the dining experience. The food was great - not life changing. For the price I would expect life changing. Having dined at the early Spago, to Stars, to Le Meruice, to Charlie Trotter's, to Galatoire's (you get the picture)...there is a reason why this restaurant is rated so well in San Diego but not really elsewhere. It is so sad that San Diego has such wonderful theater but the dining scene still leaves something to be desired. The service was precise but lacked warmth and humor which was echoed in the food as well.

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Scenic View
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food with the chef's surprise tasting menu was superb. Every plate was delicious, and by the end of the evening we were quite full and satisfied. I think we had something like 12 courses including several savory entrée samples. This did not come at a low price, of course, but this was a very special first anniversary dinner for us at the property where we were married. The service was impeccable and they really made a great effort to ensure that we have a special evening. They took the time to understand if we had any dietary concerns or restrictions and to plan a wonderful dining experience. Our waiter, Stephan, was very friendly and engaging. My wife and I would love to come back to Addison and the Grand Del Mar every year for our anniversary.

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