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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/18
Time
7:00 PM
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Sbicca - Del Mar

4.5
1241 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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San Diego's favorite "Neighborhood" restaurant. Located in beautiful, quaint Del Mar and winner of the "Gold Medallion Award" for Best Neighborhood Restaurant awarded by the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association. Dine up on the Ocean View deck and take in the blue pacific while enjoying our award winning cuisine or sit on our ocean view sidewalk cafe and sip on one of our Wine Spectator award winning wine list wines.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood, Californian
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm
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Phone number
(858) 481-1001
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Harry Butcher
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Private party facilities
Sbicca in Del Mar is a perfect place for your personal or corporate event. Sbicca's unique charm and unique layout combined with its award winning cuisine will make all your parties memorable. We can customize your menu to work within your parameters. We have an extensive wine list and full bar. We offer 3 private dining areas: WINEROOM- located on our upper level this spaces seats up to 16 guests and is the perfect space for and intimate dinner OCEANVIEW DECK- Located on our upper level this space seats up to 50 guests and boasts beautiful views of the ocean and sunsets. The space can be fully enclosed or open air INDOOR DINING ROOM- Located on our lower level this space seats up to 40 guests in a cozy setting compete with working fireplace and banquettes
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Private party contact
amanda@sbiccadelmar.com: (858) 481-1001
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Catering
The restaurant will design full service custom catering menus for your event. Sbicca will bring all your favorites to you with full service for groups of 10-500 Contact Amanda Smith at amanda@sbiccadelmar.com for all your event needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Camino Del Mar
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Parking details
Metered parking under hotel across the street.
Paid parking at the Del Mar Plaza
Self parking on 15th street and cross streets
Sbicca Lot (9 spots) on the corner of 13th street and the alley
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Public transit
Camino Del Mar at 15th
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Special events & promotions
Half priced wines Tuesdays and Thursdays. All wines on our Wine Spectator Award winning wine list. No corkage Sunday and Monday
Happy Hour every day of the week 4-6pm
Discounted Bar Menu and drink specials on the side patio and bar areas
**happy hour is not available on the front patio**
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1241 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined a day ago

Nice view from the rooftop dining room. Food was better than average, not spectacular. Bar was very good.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great restaurant. Our reservation was early so we got a wonderful table with an ocean view. It fills up later. The service was outstanding from the reception desk, to being taken to our table to the attentive service of our waiter Brett. The food was awesome. Prices are moderate.

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Lizilini (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Sat out on the patio with ocean views. The salmon and beet salad was delicious. My friends had the mussels and fish sandwich. Also excellent. Courteous staff was patient with our celebration!

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vipJC4Wine (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Love this place. Always have and always will. The new Renos are great and some fun additions to the menu too. Amanda and Dan The Man do a great job running this place :)

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Fantastic dinner...The Caymus 2014 Cab even better...great easy going place in Del Mar

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vipbsherida (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Sbicca is consistently putting out great food. I never have to worry about what I am ordering as it is all good. I had an excellent Cosmo with fresh lime instead of lemon and it was perfectly crafted and chilled. We shared a chopped salad and that was very tasty and a good size portion for two to split. They split it in the kitchen. Seasoned steak on lettuce cups was a great starter. Just enough spice to give it heat and make it interesting. We also split the double pork chop, which I used to be able to eat by myself (!) and it was flavorful and very juicy and tender. One of my favorites dishes. My only negative comment is that we were seated way up top and it was VERY cold to the point of being uncomfortable and there was a table of 8 near us and they were obnoxiously loud...for 3 hours. We were a table of 4 and it was near to impossible to carry on a conversation. Sort of ruined the evening for us.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

They changed the menu, missed my favorite scallop dish. Bisque used to be exceptional but not so good.

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vipYashorse (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Always been a Sbicca fan, but first time visiting after the re-model. We sat in the dining room upstairs. Loved the new decor! Great fireplace with some modern cement tiles and the private wine room looked great can't wait to do a dinner there. Food was amazing some new menu items and our server was the best! Very accommodating, especially in changing slightly menu items. The only thing that hadn't changed is the seating in the "hallway" which while dog friendly lacks ambiance.

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vipKeithL (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was delicious and expertly prepared. Our server, Myles, was extremely courteous and attentive. We enjoyed our evening and will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It was a wonderful culinary experience. The food and presentation were superb. The only criticism I would give it would be the lobster bisque. The Lobster Bisque was adequately tasty however it had a chalky finish that would almost suggest it was made from a powder or box. Also, lobster bisque is usually accompanied with tiny lobster chunks but there was none found to be found. The waiting staff was very attentive and accommodating. One suggestion I would give the waiting staff would be to not "Telegraph" their sense of urgency. As a server you may move with the sense of urgency(understandable because you have a job to do) however do not let your customers feel it because that can stress them out. Try to move with a "purpose in tranquility." Overall excellent dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing The food and service were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

First time visiting on a recommendation. Nice restaurant - much larger than initial impression. Sat upstairs in a very noisy room. Good food.. in fact very good. Problem was service.... we were party of four. Waiter was generally inattentive. When we noted other tables had come and gone while we were still waiting we finally asked our server what happened to our final course (dessert) and still waited another 15 minutes. No apologies given or explanation provided.

A different mentioned the restaurant had become too popular and they too had experienced spotty service.... not likely to return

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a great time at Sbicca. The food was amazing and service was outstanding. Big shout out to our server Greg. Definitely will go again.

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Poppy (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was just meh and while the service was good, the overall value of this place just isn’t there. The food is very expensive. I assume the cater more toward tourists than locals. Not impressed and don’t plan to return too soon.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything was fantastic! Highly recommend this place

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mclark (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Came for San Diego Restaurant Week and had a great time with friends. The food was good and the atmosphere was great.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Being relatively new to the area, we decided to take advantage of restaurant week and try some restaurants we haven't been to yet. We made our reservation expecting a good dinner based on all of the positive reviews, but we were floored at how awesome it turned out to be. Cori F. was one of the nicest people we've ever met (she seriously offered the coat off of her back because it was a little chilly when the wind blew) and the food and wine were even better than we could have imagined. We will definitely be returning for dinner again soon.

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MiaW 
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Very noisy, very long wait for everything, and our orders were wrong.

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vipJC4Wine (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

I always love this place and now after the remodel... OH MAN!!!! Tried the turkey BLT and the Pork sando. Both fantastic. Great new things on the menu and love the atmosphere. Cheers DanTheMan and congrats!

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vipFromCBad (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Came here for restaurant week. I felt like their pricing and menu really embraced the concept. Great value and reasonable variety of choices. We enjoyed our meal and service. Plus we went on a day with half price wine, and selected a very nice wine we otherwise would have passed over.

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