San Diego Category: Restaurants & Bars
Looking for the best food in san diego? If you visit Oceanside and stroll along the historic wooden pier or the expansive shoreline, you’re bound to work up an appetite. But there is no need to head all the way downtown for dinner and drinks.
Instead, you’ll want to experience Masters Kitchen Cocktail, the most up-and-coming beachside eatery. Masters opened its doors in June of 2014, and is located along South Coast Highway only a few blocks from the beach and the Oceanside Sprinter Station.
The warm and inviting ambiance is perfect for a romantic first date, or a post beach-day cocktail. The entrance is a spacious, covered patio, lined with cozy lounge couches. It’s the perfect spot to relax, wait for your party, watch sporting events, and even order dinner.
The atmosphere is crisp and raw, and something you would only find in North Park or the Gaslamp Quarter. You can have a seat at their gorgeous bar, make some friends at a communal table, or enjoy their intimate dining area.
Although their vibe is incredibly trendy, it’s the menu that deserves a double take. Everything from the appetizers to the craft cocktails are charmingly decadent with a creative flare. The ingenious mastermind behind the menu is Chef Christopher Gallo, a classically-trained pastry chef who has used his creative kitchen artistry in restaurants like Mr. A’s and Cucina Urbana, to name a few.
Each item on the menu is delightfully unique. We recommend starting off wth a Sherry Marinated Fig Cristini or the Shrimp and Leek Crispy Dumplings. Usually, dumplings are heavy on filler, but that’s not the case with this dish.
Last, but most certainly not least is the Sea Bass. We urge you to try this culinary masterpiece. The fish is draped over melted eggplant and drizzled in an exquisite bean sauce. As you sip the last drop of your incredibly refreshing Rosemary Lemonade Cocktail, you’ll come to the conclusion that the menu at Masters Kitchen Cocktail is unlike anything you will experienced in San Diego.
By: Madison Teague
Editor’s Note: The menu is seasonal, and items mentioned in the article may not be available when you visit. Please check their website for an up-to-date menu.
Address: 7294 Ponto Drive