Beeside Balcony

4.7
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273 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Beeside Balcony is a hidden gem in old Del Mar, CA with a relaxed seaside chic décor where guests enjoy ocean views from the covered outside balcony. During cooler weather, Beeside Balcony’s got you covered with a new glass wall to keep the heat in, amazing patio heaters and an intimate inside dining room.

The menu is chef-driven with every dish made to order and features New American flavors with a unique fusion of Mediterranean and California cuisine. To compliment the menu, we feature a thoughtfully designed wine list and craft beers from predominantly locally producers.

Our guests tell us that “every dish that comes out of the kitchen is a culinary delight.”
Chef Costa sources produce from local farms, and features organic free-range Lamb from Australia, sushi-grade salmon, imported French Feta, Fontina cheese, Divina Kalamata Olives and imported Greek olive oil.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Food was great and the view was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Baja California
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a nice Sunday afternoon lunch. We ordered the Mediterranean trio plate for starters, which was perfect for sharing. The lamb in the Gyro plate was juicy and cooked perfectly, the fish tacos were great, and the Fish & Frites was also cooked very well. The only issue was that the crab cake arrived cold, but our server quickly took it away and brought us a new one, perfectly crispy, within less than 10 minutes. I definitely recommend this place for friends and families.

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vipZiaGina12
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our Sunday Brunch was so very nice. The covered outside patio had such a pleasant vibe and our server, Ashley, was wonderful. Our food (omelet and scramble) was very good and drinks (Bloody Mary and the Shanty) just as delightful. The only minor issue was the bread did not seem fresh and should be for an extra $4 charge for a few small pieces. Overall, a great brunch, thank you! :)

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vipRexL
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We had the Jikori fried chicken and hanger steak frites. The fried chicken was charred, not sure what type of oil they used but definitely not the right kind. I had to pick the burnt breaded crust off the chicken. It also didn’t have any flavor. But the fried chicken wasn’t the worst meal served to us last Friday night. The hanger steak was rancid (literally). We sent it back and the restaurant owner came to our table to apologize and agreed that the meat was bad but that was about it. He didn’t offer anything to make up for a bad piece of meat and suggested we try another hanger steak or another meal. I felt bad that I had to eat my chicken dish while my friend waited for a different dish. It was just bad customer service from the kitchen and the owner.

The view was great, the waitress service was OK. Sorry, even with the beautiful view I can’t recommend eating at this place based on my experience. Unless you’re there just for a drink and the vie, take a pass on Beeside Balcony.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

tasteless, terrible food. Go somewhere else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Just moved into the area, love the decor, outside seating with view, too bad about liquor but recent wine selection.. Waitress was the best! Everything great, but the food, I'm a bit of a foodie but not a snob, was mediocre. Fresh, we'll cooked but tasteless.. The seasoning was too subtle, and dishes were unimaginative. Too bad. We were really hoping for an alternative too some of the very few high end restauranta we like here, like Pacifica, but the food is just not there.

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ClifC
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

staff was so kind staff was so kind staff was so kind

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CrystalC
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the lamb chops and the Greek salad. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Delmartian
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice location and overall set up. Ocean views across the street. Good food.

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vipDanFauchier
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A short drive to Del Mar brought us to a second floor open air bistro run by Christophe, a bee-keeper and third generation chef of Spanish and Italian descent, and hailing from Paris, France. "Beside Colony" features honey themed cuisine and fully masked staff with a view of the Pacific (through the palm trees).

With only a beer and wine license they also offer Creative mocktails of Sabè spirits (12% alcohol content). We enjoyed a Mint to Bee margarita and a Del Mar Derby (vodka with House-made honey lemonade and blackberry syrup).

When they delivered our app our eyes widened at the Bee's Board's generous portions: Saucisson sec, hummus, Hipiti, caramelized shallots, Greek olives, old grain mustard, humble fog, gorgonzola and a dozen triangles of toasted pita.

Our entrees began with Bucatini au Gratin, almost a lasagna of noodles and san marzano sauce with home made ground lamb meat covered with a blended cheese gratin. We then moved to the seared Chilean sea bass served on a bed of Bell pepper risotto, seared Baby Boy Choy, and red tobiko.

The portions were sufficiently right-sized to permit indulging in the signature dessert: Baklava Ice Cream Cake. Homemade baklava layered with thick vanilla bean ice cream, and infused with honey-cinnamon syrup. Bravo, Christophe! We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant. They are handling COVID in a very smart way. Excellent

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Soulcalsurfer
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We discovered Beeside a couple months ago while scrambling around for dinner reservations. It was a awesome dinner and our waiter was excellent! We returned with a small group and had the same experience. Appetizers and meals were all great and our waiter, Ryan was over-the-top; cheerful, attentive and great timing! It was another memorable experience and we'll be sure to return soon!

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crewfox
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A little underwhelming overall - one of the four dishes our party ordered was very good, the other three were fine, but not great. Cocktails were also not as great as they could have been. Service was attentive and pleasant.

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vipMarsarch
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great outdoor dining option. Good sunset view. Friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food the owner came out and spoke to our table. He makes the honey himself very good honey!

Highly recommend!!!

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SheilaL
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful - especially liked it when Owner/Chef stopped by our table!!

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NCSDFoodie
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great view and ambiance, but the menu is overpriced. Drinks are super watery/weak and cannot be customized as they are pre-mixed. No labeling for food sensitivities. Wait staff was not very friendly, seemed hurried. Food is fresh but not really standout. Recommend the lamb meatballs as an appetizer.

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vipirisheyes
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is always good, but this time the octopus was quite tough. I won’t order it again. Enjoyed that the chef owner came to the table. It was packed, but the service did not suffer. Very nice crowd. This place is very dependable, good value.

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Lauren
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was pretty good with good portions. Really, my only complaint was that to accommodate for COVID safety measures everything is open air and there is no A/C. It was just a bit too warm to enjoy eating a hot meal.

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jonnell
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say their sea bass And crab cake was delicious We will return and tell our friends.

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PeterB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place. Good vibe. Food was good. Drinks were good. Excellent service. We know where we were, but it still seemed a bit pricey. We overtopped in appreciation of them being open and because the service was great

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a wonderful outdoor setting. I’ll be back soon!

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mandy
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG it was so good! First time there and now I will keep coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time dining at Bee Side and I will definitely be back!! Loved this experience 💙

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was surprisingly delicious! I didn’t know what to expect but dishes were very tasty. We had octopus and the meatballs with some pita bread. Everything was delicious! Thanks Pedro, for being a really cool server.

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vipDenniceW
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We loved the pita bread! The patio area is really nice and a bit of the beautiful Pacific can be seen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service and delicious Seabass. Grab cakes are delicious

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RonG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, service, food and drinks. Thank you for our Covid 19 date for my wife and I; we had a great time!!!

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LudoV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went for lunch on Sunday with my wife and toddler daughter. Food and service were excellent, the staff was very friendly. Good price for the quality and the experience. I definitely recommend it!

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RobinH
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was great aside from waiting 30 minutes for a table, when we had reservations.

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vipbluelilac21
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere. Great food. We enjoyed it!!!

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vipJchall
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love going to Beeside. They have the best pita bread, so you can't go wrong with the trio of dips or the Bees Board. We didn't save room for dessert, but the baklava ice cream cake is "to die for".

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vipBajaFoodie
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pleasant outdoor terrace dining, friendly service, fresh food

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GAYLEW
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Beeside for both lunch and dinner. Fun menu with delicious fresh items. The chef is always around to check in with his diners.

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vipDelMarDiner
San Diego
100 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Menu items improved, service excellent, food quality/preparation poor. Great space!

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JENNIFERM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Aside from pita and dip trio, food was underwhelming and not what we expected. Service was good and location/ambiance nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, excellent drinks, good to very good food. Great outdoor dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food service and ownership! Must visit when you are in Del Mar.

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KeithD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. The entire experience was wonderful and relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for a friend

FAQs

Beeside Balcony does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Toast. Beeside Balcony also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 481-9889.

Beeside Balcony is rated 4.7 stars by 273 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.