Addison Restaurant

4.9
1166 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Friday - Saturday, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.
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Phone number
(858) 314-1900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Executive chef
William Bradley
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Cross street
Carmel Country Road
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We provide complimentary valet parking for our guests.
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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.
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

Private Dining

From small groups to large gatherings, Addison’s exclusive private dining experiences are perfect for intimate events of all sizes. From amuse-bouche to the artisanal desserts, each course is as visually exciting and utterly delicious at Southern California’s only Five-Star/Five Diamond restaurant.

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Portland
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service in a grand setting with fabulous food, tasting menu of small portion but quite tasty and innovative. The overall experience is truly enjoyable and would rate it as the best spot in the San Diego area.

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San Diego
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

although michelin does not rate restaurants in san diego, i agree with others that addison would merit at least one if not three stars if they did. the service was delightful and welcoming, not stuffy as can be found at some high end restaurants. the sommelier assisted with champagne and sauterne selections and provided a card indicating the producer and vintage so i could find some more at a retail store.

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JN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience was amazing. Will definitely try.

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DM
San Diego
79 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous - but $$$

Great service, amazing food, extensive wine selection - excellent pairings!

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RM
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most amazing dining experiences we have had. The service was impeccable from the greeting at the door until the farewells. Food amazing, wine pairings spectacular. Service was unreal, friendly efficient and elegant. One of our top 10 dining experiences ever.

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SE
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was spectacular expect for the actual table, we had a party of 7 and they accommodated with a big round table much too big for my liking. Otherwise, wonderful evening.

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DG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After living in Paris for 2.5 years, we finally found a restaurant that satisfied our craving for authentic French cuisine. Addison met and exceeded all expectations.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience!!! We went with the 10-course chef’s choice. So good but so much food! Our service Jason was great and the service was top notch!

We regret going to Club M afterwards but dinner was amazing!

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G
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, what an incredible experience! From beginning to end my husband and I felt like royalty. The chef's tasting menu was exquisite, as was the wine pairing. While pricey, it was worth it! I plan to come back and enjoy this again for my birthday in March. This is an absolute must culinary journey!

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S
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are good restaurants and there are excellent ones. Addison is definitely the latter! From our arrival to the box of cookies at departure, the service was exquisite. Our waiter, Jason, was professional and friendly - he even gave us a tour of the kitchen. Every course of the ‘Chef’s Tasting Menu’ was masterfully presented and fabulously prepared. The wine selection of nearly 100 pages specialized in smaller, less known boutique wines. The atmosphere was elegant and festive. I don’t say this easily, but this is the best dinner experience to be had in San Diego! This experience will set you back a pretty penny, but it is totally worth it! Can’t wait to return.

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JV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Celebrated two 30th birthdays and loved the entire chefs tasting experience.

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OT
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love everything there! Looking forward to our next visit.

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P
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is exceptional fine dining. The menu is fixed and there is a choice between the regular menu of 4 courses and the chef's tasting menu of 10 courses. It is expensive; expect to pay $2-300 per person before wine and gratuity. However, there is nothing else like it in San Diego. The staff will make you feel like royals. If you want a very special experience and excellent, unusual food, there is nothing else to compare with Addison

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Been to a lot of Michelin starred restaurants in my time. This is up there with the best of them. Hands down the best fine dining in San Diego. I was here 12 years ago and they’ve progressed exponentially. This is the real deal, and San Diego deserves dining options like this one.

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R
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Addison continues to be (by far) the best restaurant in San Diego and one of the best in the US. The atmosphere is extremely well thought out with substantial space between tables and a very tasteful classical decor. The staff are extremely attentive and work together like members of a world class water ballet team. The wine list is extensive and includes outstanding wines from California, France, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia (and elsewhere). And best of all: the food. The only menu that comes close to this in terms of inventiveness is that of the Inn at Little Washington. I would vey strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a spectacular experience.

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ST
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Addison lives up to every wonderful review that you will read about it. My husband and I had an amazing dining experience that included the 4 course selection. It was beyond excellent. It may seem pricey, but it's definitely worth it. This is a fine dining experience so you might want to use this as an opportunity to dress up.

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SW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Impeccable service. Lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We woukd like to thank you all for the great time we had. You made us feel more than pampered. Everything was awesome. It was our anniversary romantic dinner that we will certainly remember. See you next time in San Diego.

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SG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Had tasting menu. Food was very good but not on par with even 1 Star Michelin that you would find in SF, LA or NYC. Not very innovative/creative. Too expensive for the provided experience. Ambiance not great. Could hear a pin drop. Too formal. Impeccable service however. Overall, value not great. Expectations not met.

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RG
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an incredibly good meal with phenomenal presentation tasting menu was 11 courses and a fantastic wine by the glass list help make this one of my top 10 meals of my life. The only reason I didn’t give this five points for value is the price for the tasting menu was $255 and the shorter price fix was in the $150 range so be prepared with your budget for going here but you probably already know this.

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M
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's virtually impossible of find any fault here: the service, food and venue was stellar.

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MS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome, just aswesome. Impeccable service, amazing food. Felt like I was part of a painting.

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OP
Indiana
109 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think Addison's tasting menu ranks with the top restaurants in the USA. It is on par with the French Laundry in Napa. Hard to find better food or service!

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C
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has to be one of the finest restaurants in California if not the country. Truly outstanding.

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SM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Addison is a true fine dining experience and each dish is art on a plate. The Chef’s Tasting with wine pairing is the ultimate fine way to experience this restaurant. By far and away the most incredible and elegant dining experience I have ever had.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a restaurant at par with any French Three Michelin stars establishment, welcoming in its atmosphere, inventive in its food and taking you on a journey by an unobtrusive staff that makes your stay here truly magical. Harry Potter couldn’t make it better with all his magic powers...
Go for the full tasting menu and add bubbly to the mix!
You will not be disappointed. Then make it back through the lavish rooms to the cruel reality of the plain food that is waiting for you on the outside.
We’re planning to return, alas, not soon enough...
If you are in Southern California, skip San Diego and head for the hills to the most tranquil oasis, Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The building and the restaurant in name are a testament to enduring inspiration of Addison Mizner, the architect who started it all.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

El servicio es fantástico, la comida excelente y el menú de degustación y vinos, sumamente caros pero vale la pena.

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional fine dining. Impeccable service and attention to every detail. Staff is exceedingly knowledgeable regarding food and wine. Tasting menus (including vegetarian) a ‘must have’ experience. Staff Matthew, Thomas and Michael performed in stellar fashion. Ask for a tour of the kitchen. Chef William Bradly can rest assured that his team executes his creative vision in the most minute detail. Addison is a truly exceptional delight in every conceivable way.

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S
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The very best place to celebrate our wedding anniversary , we were treated absolutely like royalty, and food and service were superb

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in San Diego- a wonderful experience.

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LW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, never intrusive, and there was no need to ask for anything. Food consistently meets expectations. My favorite dish was the black truffle lasagne.

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CL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was on point. We couldn’t believe it wasn’t a Michelin rated restaurant.
Diego our main sever was fantastic as was the rest of the staff.

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GE
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There's may not be a better restaurant in Southern California. The execution was superb and service world class. The sablefish with dehydrated kale and 24kt gold flakes was my favorite course. My date never stopped smiling.

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JS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The stars are the customer service, formality, and ambiance. The wine pairings were ok, but I have had better at Saison in San Francisco and at Manresa in Los Gatos. The food was good, but still lacking compared to the other restaurants mentioned. The labels of each wine were not read to me 100% of the time during the pairings.
They need a new pastry chef. That was one of the worst desserts I have ever had during a tasting menu. It was like eating a dry scone during high tea. They need new pastry chef for sure.
All in all, thier strengths would have me come back again, but likely not as often as one would think. I have too many choices in CA to pick from: Providence in La, Studio in Laguna Beach, Manresa in Los Gatos, Saison, Atelier Crenn and Benu in San Francisco, and of course Redd, French Laundry, Bouchon, Meadowood, La Toque in Napa Valley.
This is a great date place because of the service and decor, but it does lack in food when compared to all those other restaurants. It is better than Patina and Melisse in Santa Monica. I would go back but it isn't first on my list if I have to make a weekend of it.

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CG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent service. Definitely a go-to for special occasions. Celebrated a birthday here and so glad I decided upon this restaurant. Everyone felt so special - was definitely a very memorable evening!!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in the world. Every dish was magnificent.

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FD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was beyond expected, even for a 5 Star. The team service was exceptional. They anticipated our needs.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

50th anniversary! Staff went above and beyond and surprised us left and right. Very grateful.

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TC
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional. One of the best dining experiences ever. Ambiance is stunning. Service is impeccable. Cuisine is superb. A special place in San Diego to experience fine dining.

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food: The build up to from the first to the last course was amazing. 10/10
Ambience: One warm light shines down on each table to set the mood for the evening of fine dining. 10/10
Table service: Synchronized service made the experience much more worth it. 10/10
Price: $250 a person seems high, but the dining experience prepared by the chef is priceless. A 10 course meal you will never forget. 10/10

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