1044 Wall St, San Diego, CA | Directions 9203732.846998 -117.273521
Neighborhoods: Village, Northern San Diego, Northern
Having been rated "Top New Restaurant Worldwide" by Conde Nast publications should tell you how good this restaurant really is & if that's not enough validation, ask the locals. Their philosophy is simple, "just as important as what is on the plate or how it tastes is where it came from and what it took to get there." That is why they have partnered up with local farmers, ranchers & fisherman committed to providing the best possible product in the most conscientious way. They have also dedicated themselves to baking, curing, ageing, pickling & churning everything in house so expect an ever-changing seasonal menu designed to satisfy the seasoned gourmand or the simple eater. Be sure to try some of the house favorites like the cutting board with house cured meats and cheeses, some foodie selections like roasted bone marrow, sweet breads or braised pork belly and for everyone else, there's
Outstanding dinner, great wine, fantastic service and cozy setting – Upon arriving for our 7pm reservation my wife and I found the restaurant pleasantly buzzing with people. (Hint - we parked under Hotel Parisi and Fresh paid for it!) The hostess sat us right away and our server came within seconds to get us drinks. She was very nice, offering us suggestions from their wine list, which was very cleverly written to clearly describe the wines. We selected a classic, Opus One, which we had seen for double the price in our other favorite restaurants, but saw many affordable prices for all of our favorite vintages. My wife is a light eater so she decided on a salad and grilled mahi mahi. The portions were very nice, big enough to fill her up and small enough to not make her feel guilty for not finishing everything. Her salad really lived up to the restaurant's name being crispy and truly fresh. The fish was grilled perfectly and the accompanying vegetables were very flavorful and colorful. I ordered a duck confit to start, it had a fruity glaze, which I don't remember the name of and the meat was melting off of the bones. It was actually a big portion for an appetizer and I loved it. My main dish was the Steak Frites...even though I love fish I was really in the mood for a great piece of meat. It was perfectly grilled and the fries were done with truffles, which evoked a wonderful tingle in my mouth while eating. We decided for dessert to try their sampling plate which was perfect sizes of everything to clean the pallate and finish off sweet. One of my favorite aspects of the dinner was that we never once had to ask for more water, our wine glasses were always refilled without us noticing and once we placed our order the remainder of the evening was focused on a romantic conversation and marvelling over the flavor of our delicious meals. We live downtown, but love coming into La Jolla and we now have a favorite food spot. I highly recommend Fresh to all of our friends.
Perfect La Jolla lunch – We stopped for lunch, and it's just a perfect for that. Lots of seafood on the menu, like aweseom mini tuna burgers, and the patio is peacefull but always buzzing with small groups. Never too loud. I want to go back and try this place for dinner.
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