Addison Restaurant

4.8
1539 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian
Addison’s ethos embodies authenticity and simplicity. Summoning Chef William Bradley’s meticulous approach to the craft of cooking, Addison exemplifies the purity of California Gastronomy.

Our menu is offered in a progression of 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 world.

NINE COURSE TASTING MENU
$295 per person

CORKAGE FEE
There is a $110 corkage fee per bottle and a limit of two 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, 48hrs notice is required for all allergies.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1539 people are saying
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KaelanR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a friend who also enjoys very thoughtful flavor combinations. The food was delightful, and the ambiance and service really made everything quite the experience.

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DaneneB
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Addison's Tasting Menu provides a wonderful experience! The food is excellent! The service was beyond excellent!! The staff was knowledgable, friendly, and professional. Definitely a place to visit if you are looking for a fine dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mind blown

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DouglasB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience from start to finish. Look forward to trying the seasonal variations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true culinary experience.

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kaise
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fanrastic food, fantastic service. My husband koved the
‘Liver churro’ as well as so many other fantastic dishes. Thank you!

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Nini
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to go when you want to go all out on date night. We were surrounded by mainly other couples. Next time I'd skip the cocktails, just choose from their encyclopedia of wine. We both got the 5 course option and left feeling full and happy - they give you bread with butter before the final main course, so that helps with not having to get pizza afterwards :) I was told that they are on the verge of shifting over from 5 and 10 course offerings to only a 9 course offering.. Hopefully they can continue to accommodate vegetarians because I was told that for the 10 course that could be a challenge. It's of course a hit to the wallet but I'd definitely return next year, maybe for our anniversary, it was a very special experience and I've never been to such a fancy Michelin-star place like this.

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michaell
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth it. It’s an experience and culinary delight

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vipAllergies
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This 2 star Michelin restaurant just keeps getting better and better. The food is exquisite, the wine list is interesting and expansive and the service (with great attention to detail) is also. It is a totally wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Food was underwhelming. But the staff was amazing. Would much rather travel to LA or SF for any future fine dining, multiple course menu options.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The atmosphere and the wait staff were great, but the food was very underwhelming and disappointing. The dishes were played beautifully, but at the cost of the flavor it seems. Nothing wowed me, other than the wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and the synchronized attentive service will each leave a lasting memory!

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our first time back to Addison since the pandemic shutdowns and it is as spectacular as it ever was. We chose the 10-course meal and enjoyed all 14 courses (a few extra plates were added by the chef). From the opening hors d'oeuvres to the Wagyu beef 2.5 hours later, the experience was a delight. The sommelier and the waitstaff were knowledgable, efficient and unobtrusive. The evening was an expensive one but worth every cent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a great memory to celebrate my wife’s birthday.
All staff and service is really great.
Obviously wonderful tasting menus!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belated B-Day

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal experience. Food was over the top and every single person in the building was the kindest most attentive staff that I have experienced. One of my top dining experiences - and I am and travel regularly. We did the 10 course tasting menu.

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SamD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Overrated. Does not deserve a Michelin star. Ambiance was no fun. Food was average. Staff were great.

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Leslielielan
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were incredible, very much an experience. But the price tag is very high

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vipWendyF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite possibly our best meal to date!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely time! I went with my husband to celebrate our wedding a few days prior. Definitely a splurge for us, This is one of the few Michelin restaurants we’ve been to and it is well deserving of the rating. We had the 10 course menu and a bottle of rosé. Beautiful presentation in each course and such attentive wait staff.

I would also like to say though we were eating outside of our budget I did not feel uncomfortable being out of place. I’ve never had a restaurant have a chair/table for my purse!

Downsides were that I had to book my dining experience several months in advance, and if weren’t for such a big celebration I would not be able to afford dining here again. Once in a lifetime experience

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TylerC
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience! From the moment we walked in we felt transported. Phenomenal service made us feel like royalty. The food and wine pairings were amazing - every course stood out yet was a part of a bigger story. Highly recommend to anyone wanting an experience of a life time

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DisplacedMidwesterner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. French techniques with Asian touches. Exemplary service. Well orchestrated meal. Knowledgeable sommelier with an extensive wine list.

Would definitely make a point of returning whenever I made it back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing! They could not have been nicer and kinder and any more professional. What a fantastic experience! Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Made my fiancé’s birthday extra special. We did the 10 course-traditional, and we really appreciated the well-thought out courses. We enjoyed every single course!

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JeffH
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you are going to Addison, you are going to have an experience. You will not be disappointed as the food is amazing, the service is impeccable, and you will remember your meal for weeks and months to come. The only reason why they get a 'good' on value is that is a metric of the affordability of the experience. The experience will be off-the-charts memorable, and you will absolutely pay for that experience. If you are looking for affordability, you should go somewhere else.

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DianaL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Addison's last night and had the best dining experience. The staff was extremely attentive. However what made our meal exceptional, was the food. Our meal was a journey of beautiful food and food filled with layers of flavor in each bite. We will be back in October. Thank you Addison's for making our 40th wedding anniversary memorable!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great experience whenever I come visit the restaurant. This time I brought my friend to celebrate his birthday as well as passing his semester’s test and we had a great time together. We initially opted to 5 course tasting because we made plan to meet up with our friends after dinner but then as we seated on our table we changed it to 10 course tasting menu so we can enjoy our time together and the experience that Addison restaurant offer.
Patrick V. was a great service attendant! and also nice to chat with. I remember my first time here at it was right after they got their first Michelin Star and the experience I had that time was beyond amazing. Service and food hit the spot from start to finish. When I chatted to Patrick I told him that Addison is going to get the 2nd Michelin Star this year for sure and it happened! That’s why it makes it more special every time I come visit. Maybe the next time it will be the 3rd Star!

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vipBP2018
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I mean, this place is incredible. You have to go through a gated area just to get in and the building is absolutely stunning. I think we were hoping for something that was really "wow" and didn't quite get that. The champagne that we got was really the most interesting thing we had. That said, if you're looking for an experience - this is truly it - from the waiters synchronizing bringing your dishes to you to just being somewhere that looks like Wayne Manor from Batman.

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vipsfmermaid
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The experience was wonderful but even though the food is exquisite it is rich upon rich without a break. Also the tiny quail mad me sad.
Perhaps it’s best to only go for 5 courses not 10.

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hoz054
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

it is not worth it to spend $300 to have just 2 pieces of tiny wagyu and truffles.

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A8000family
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely 10 course meal with wine pairing. It cost an arm and a leg but worth celebrating our 11 year anniversary. Class A service, synchronized plating and just outstanding time. I was hungover the next day but super excited to come back. I hope i don't have to wait another 11 years :)

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Allan
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing dining experience. The food, service, ambiance were all exceptional and it made for a memorable evening. The 5 course meal was plenty of food. We opted for the upgraded courses and thought it was worthwhile. Don’t hesitate to give Addison a try!

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vipMicahZ
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily the best restaurant in San Diego. Top 10 in California.

Perhaps the only place in SoCal you can get squab.

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for our anniversary and it was well worth the experience, I can readily say that the food was some of the best I've ever had - in fact the "eggs and rice" dish gave me so much pause it felt like a religious experience, as ridiculous as that may sound. One day I hope to go again

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vipHusky
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything here. Top cocktails, best tasting menu in SD

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MaynardR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special food for special occasion. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All in all, our experience at the Addison was phenomenal! I gave 4 stars on service because we had empty wine glasses (with our nearly full bottle) on our table for a good 5-10 minutes (enough time for me to sit and wait, eventually get up to use the restroom, come back and sit down, and still wait a few minutes until someone came to fill up our wine glasses). Also, if this is not proper etiquette, please forgive me. However, as a lefty, I would love the experience to have my silverware placed on the proper side for my eating rather than always on the side for a righty.

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petya
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Exceptional place. Has to be compared to French Laundry type. I have been to French Laundry twice over 10 years ago. This 5 course meal compared well in food. Not quite as outstanding at fl but excellent.
Negatives: the Waiter who introduced us to the menu was obnoxious in overselling. This is not appropriate for this sort of place-- it is not retail clothes outlet. We were very put off by thisl The truffle option is not worth it in view of my wife and I , we don't really taste it and price absurd.
Other than that the service was excellent. It was my wife's birthday and they paid attention to that. again except for saying , "oh get the truffle it is her birthday " -- hyperselling. They were attentive, efficient. etc.
the food: the main point: indeed unusual , interesting, elegant. Nothing like it in this region. Worth it for us, something special . Several dishes were just super. I suggest you give people something printed so they can think about what they are eating.
FL prints their menu, you can see it on line. even ahead of time.

I don't think this is more than one star at this point.
the decor is quite dull, in our view. without imagination, flair.
Nice big room view but dull.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, but the entire experience—the service, the atmosphere—of dinner was absolutely amazing. With advance notice, they were able to accommodate my guest’s seafood allergy and seemed pleased to do so. Would highly recommend.

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Jesus
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and staff was friendly and helpful. Already planning to come back!

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Addison Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1539 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.