Did you know unique San Diego dining experiences stretch well beyond the streets of centrally-located regions like Little Italy and the Gaslamp District? A small venture to North County will find you in a whole new world of exciting restaurant options. For example, neighborhoods such as Escondido, Carlsbad, and Del Mar are buzzing with creative takes on SoCal’s culinary trends. Here are 7 North County San Diego Restaurants you need to know about:
Cordiano Winery, Escondido
Originally working alongside his father in Italy, Gerardo Cordiano sold his restaurants, moved to San Diego, and started his lifelong dream making his own delicious vino. This hillside 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 and sustainable ingredients. Just one visit, and you’ll understand why The Wooden Spoon is scooping up impressive ratings.
The much-anticipated opening of this new eatery was well worth the wait. 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 a stellar craft cocktail program.
Tasting Room, Del Mar
Tasting Room Del Mar focuses everything around their passion for “all things craft, local, and honestly delicious.” Each menu intertwines with beverage and flavor options. You can mix and match your own pairings, but we recommend embracing the unknown and giving in to the chef’s own “surrender series.”
Barrel Republic, Oceanside
Enjoy the ultimate freedom of choice with your electronic wristband-operated tab and take your pick from over 50 taps. If beer is not your favorite, there is a selection of wines and kombucha also available at this revolutionary bar concept.
Ponsaty’s, Rancho Santa Fe
Master French chef Patrick Ponsaty brings 31 years of culinary expertise at multiple Michelin Star rated restaurants to his elegant namesake here in San Diego. 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 stunner in Carmel Valley. 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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