70 | sandiego.org Spring/Summer 2015
At 350 feet
level, the patio
at Mr. A’s puts
you right at
eye level with
into the airport.
San Diego’s mild weather makes outdoor dining a way of life, year-round.
From wine bars to bistros, here are some top spots to dine outside.
BERTRAND AT MR. A’S
Take in panoramic downtown skyline
views from the expansive, 12th-floor
terrace at this fine dining restaurant
with attentive service and memorable continental cuisine.
2550 Fifth Ave., downtown
OCEANA COASTAL KITCHEN
California coastal cuisine and sweeping bay views are twin draws of this
eye-catching new restaurant in the
Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa,
featuring plentiful outdoor seating
and an 800-gallon aquarium.
3999 Mission Blvd., Mission Bay
Outdoor dining doesn’t get much
more romantic than inside a
private cabana set among hanging lanterns, a vertical garden
and a waterfall at the signature
restaurant in L’Auberge Del Mar.
1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar
Patio tables at this beer- and sports-
focused eatery on the Mission
Beach boardwalk provide killer
ocean views and ample people-
3105 Ocean Front Walk, Mission Beach
THE PATIO ON LAMONT STREET
Locals (and their pups) flock to the
large outdoor patio for weekend
brunch. With crowd-pleasing options
like corn flake-crusted French toast
and steak and eggs, it’s no wonder the
place is hopping.
4445 Lamont St., Pacific Beach
WE OLIVE CAFÉ
Stop in to taste California extra
virgin olive oils and gourmet foods,
then head to the balcony for a glass
of wine overlooking the coastline.
1158 Prospect St., La Jolla
The best seats at this neighborhood
Italian restaurant are on the back
patio, beneath a shade tree decorated with ornamental pigs. Share
plates of antipasti or dig into a
comforting pasta dish.
1655 India St., Little Italy
Ellen Browning Scripps Park
Perched above the picturesque
La Jolla Cove, this grassy knoll
is the most photographed
location in the city, according
to AAA. Bring a blanket, some
goodies and a book. You’ll want
to stay awhile.
5115 Soledad Road, La Jolla
NTC Park at Liberty Station
Wide-open spaces, waterfront views, playgrounds,
walking trails and plenty of
parking make for a stellar
picnic spot. Grab snacks,
cut fruit and fancy cheese
at Trader Joe’s or gourmet
sandwiches from Con Pane
Rustic Breads & Café.
2455 Cushing Road,
Pepper Grove Playground
Located within Balboa Park,
this park is ideal for a picnic
with kids in tow. The key draw
(besides the view and prime
location) is the large playground, complete with slides,
swings, a faux zip line, giant
sandbox and more.
Play Frisbee, catch some rays
or picnic with friends on this
expansive grass lawn overlooking Del Mar City Beach.
Enjoy live bands during the
Twilight Concert series held
1600 Coast Blvd., Del Mar
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at Kitchen 1540