Did you know unique San Diego dining experiences stretch well beyond the streets of centrally-located regions like the Gaslamp District? A small venture to North County will find you in a whole new world of exciting options. Neighborhoods such as Escondido, Carlsbad, and Del Mar are buzzing with creative takes on SoCal culinary trends. Here are 7 North County San Diego Restaurants we recommend:
Cordiano Winery, Escondido
Originally working alongside his father in Italy, Gerardo Cordiano sold his restaurants, moved to San Diego, and fulfilled a lifelong dream making his own vino. This winery is a perfect spot to enjoy the San Diego sunset and unwind.
The Wooden Spoon, Escondido
Jesse and Catherine Paul’s in-house creations focus on fresh, sustainable ingredients. Just one visit, and you’ll understand why The Wooden Spoon is scooping up impressive ratings.
Campfire’s inspiration comes from the simplistic idea of good friends gathered around a fire sharing good food. The restaurant is 6,000 square feet of pure kumbayawesome, featuring a glass-enclosed kitchen, live-fire cooking, and stellar craft cocktails.
Tasting Room, Del Mar
Tasting Room Del Mar focuses on “all things craft, local, and honestly delicious.” Each menu intertwines with beverage and flavor options. Mix and match your own pairings, or embrace the unknown with the chef’s own “surrender series.”
Barrel Republic, Oceanside
Enjoy ultimate freedom of choice with your wristband-operated tab, and take your pick from over 50 beer taps. Wine and kombucha are also available at this revolutionary bar concept.
Ponsaty’s, Rancho Santa Fe
Master French chef Patrick Ponsaty brings 31 years of expertise to his elegant namesake. His elevated French and Spanish flavors are sure to excite.
WESTROOT Tavern, Carmel Valley
From the makers of barleymash in the Gaslamp, Uptown Tavern and Sandbar in Pacific Beach, comes this posh two-level Carmel Valley stunner. With floor-to-ceiling windows, 30 beer handles, and a robust menu of SoCal-inspired fare, this sprawling venue is a heavy-hitter in the North County San Diego restaurant scene.
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