Beeside Balcony

4.6
699 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 699 people are saying
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vipBryanP
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had another GREAT meal at Beeside Balcony last night. We've been several times, but this was our first time sitting at a balcony table. It was even better than we expected! The food was perfect, as usual. The staff was extremely friendly, and service was exceptional (a rarity these days, unfortunately). We only missed seeing Christophe, as he is usually there to say hello to us. We highly recommend Beeside Balcony and we look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. It was a beautiful setting. The service was great.

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GaneshB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, the tables on the patio are fairly close together but otherwise the ambiance is great!

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karenl
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our early dinner at Beeside - had the shrimp pesto and roasted cauliflower and the view and ambience is fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great staff and ambience!

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Kmap
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely deck with shade covering and heat lamps made lunch on windy day perfect. Both the service and food were excellent. Parking available under or behind building. Look forward to going again.

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vipNadi
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I would have liked to sit on the terrace. But, I was told people with reservations would sit there. I mentioned that I have also made a reservation. But, it seems you need to specify where you want to sit.

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MarcyR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a nice lunch with great service. We really liked the upstairs patio location.

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FlavorfulMeats
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

A bit over hyped. Food is just ok, and pricier than we expected.

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vipBrandonN
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my “go to” restaurant and has been since moving here in 2020. Menu is perfect. Not a huge menu (which is good), but all the dishes are tasty. I get the Sea Bass and Octopus quite a bit and they are always consistent with taste and presentation. I have brought many friends /family to BeeSide as well as recommending to friends.

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vipJchall
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! It is a true local gem, and I always try to take my out of town guests there when they visit. Once we start with the trio of dips, everyone loves the place. I've enjoyed everything that I've ever had there, but that pita bread is the best!

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DanielleL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our young kids with us for lunch and it was a beautiful day with fantastic food and service.

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vipMiron
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for the first time and was not disappointed. We had excellent service from Kristina who gave us honest opinions on food orders and wine! Went in with expectations of short staffing and food shortages but was pleasantly surprised by the attention and awesome food. Will be back.

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MegJ
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Beeside Balcony! Everything we’ve been served was exquisitely done. The staff are always upbeat and respectful. We keep coming back and bringing more and more family and friends.

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vipAG999
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pork chop and octopus were super dry. Nice server but food was not up to par this time

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vipSusanP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on Beeside to deliver a super meal! This is a warm inviting place for Alfresco dining! The staff is warm and attentive, and the food is creative and always delicious! I love the sea scallop entree, but everything is very good!
If you are looking to have a lovely dinner with terrific ambience, you must give it a try!

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MDHTAH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed a sunset dinner at the Beeside Balcony - it was our first time. I ordered the Crispy Fried Chicken Breast with potato puree. I also ordered the Yellow Beets, and Polenta Cake. My husbad ordered the Filet with Truffle Parmesan Fries.
We ordered a few glasses of wine, and we said we wanted to drink first and then order later. The server came back several times to ask us if we were ready to order food, but we were not, so we ordered a crab cake, to quell the server visits. Overall, the food was good, except my chicken breast was a bit dry. The menu is a bit sparse, but we usually expect that from a smaller place at the coast. I would recommend this place to others, just because the balcony is up high - the actual sunset is blocked by the trees, but it is still nice to be up high.

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SharonD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good and the view and service were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still our favorite restaurant in SD. Superb salmon, delightful outdoor patio looking out over DM to the ocean, warm welcome always.

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SDGourmet
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming and attentive staff, good food, varied menu

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IanG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. Great services. The octopus was disappointing and I would not recommend it. I will be going back - great vibe.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome menu assortment and service. Grilled octopus and the beeside board are a must.

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SDal
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful time. Also, nice to hear live music in the other dining area.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Awesome small area to dine on patio on second floor.

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Potomacneedsbetter
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely evening at Beeside. We had to wait a bit for food but the ambiance with sunset and great music was excellent. The food is absolutely incredible - well presented, portioned and just delicious. Service was excellent - food was worth the slightly long wait.

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DelMarLocal
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We went for a special occasion that was noted on our reservation and it was never acknowledged by the staff. Timing was very off. We waited around 20 minutes before we were sat. Food came out at odd times. Everything was pretty slow. We really chose Beeside Balcony for the ambiance and we were sat in the hallway between the businesses. Very disappointing. Food was undercooked, shrimp in the pasta still had tails on it, dessert was frozen. The waiter was nice and accommodating, but it overall was not an amazing experience. We are willing to come try it out again, but our first experience was definitely not anything special.

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patriciaR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was good, wine was good but a bit pricey. We sat in middle of balcony and it was really loud which is weird because you are outside

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vipbbabr
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This is the second time eating here. The first time was absolutely amazing across the board. The food, the service, the ambiance. This time however, it was not. I made a reservation for a birthday celebration and asked for a specific area. I understand that sometimes special requests are not possible but if not, the least the restaurant should do is acknowledge the request and apologize. Instead, not only that my request was ignored, we were placed outside the restaurant as if this is a common seating area (which is not). Besides that, the mussles smelled fishy, the linguine pesto was heavy in the earthy taste and the octopus was a little chewy. Not at all what we expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely friendly and accommodating staff.

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SimplyDee
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Baklava cake a disappointment. Just a slab of ice cream in a honey sauce.
Meal was good

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LisaD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Great location in Del Mar! Great food!

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Rick
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I love the place but the food selection for brunch is very meager and the vegetable omelet was overcooked and bland. Perhaps they should just open at 11 a.m. and stick to lunch items. The brunch menu is much too limited to open at 10 a.m.

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Ninah
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and atmosphere were amazing.We will be back!

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vipAdriaC
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I had lunch there and it was just as good as dinner. Really delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff loved it, just not the best cocktails

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vipLorinana
Raleigh
28 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a nice dinner w some delicious Chilean Sea Bass.

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Kjproctor
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the friendly greeting to the final “Have a wonderful day!” Or experience was terrific. Amber, our server, was attentive and great. I felt like she was an old friend. Had the Spanish Octopus. Out of this world: great sear, juicy, truly memorable. We will be back.

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Chirsty1
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a romantic evening. Be sure to request a patio table. The sangria is divine!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good bistro food

FAQs

Beeside Balcony offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 481-9889.

Beeside Balcony is rated 4.6 stars by 699 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.