Located in what was originally a 1960s home, now part of the Paradise Point Resort, this bright, airy dining room incorporates a bar, lounge area with tangerine-colored couches, a patio with fire pits, and communal tables as well as plenty of private tables. A 2014 remodel makes the formerly formal Baleen restaurant casual enough for children with a kids' menu (this is a family resort) but the main menu is decidedly adult. Craft cocktails with multiple ingredients change with the seasons; if you don't see something you want let the bartender create one just for you. Chef Amy DiBiase has loyal fans who've followed her to various restaurants and are happy to try her imaginative take on coastal cuisine. Her smoked salmon belly with horseradish cream is a winner, and her ricotta gnudi (like a cheese gnocchi) with roasted eggplant and braised lamb is a foodie favorite. The kid's menu includes simple spaghetti and organic chicken, plus a child's version of the outstanding cheese plate.
San Diego› Restaurant
1404 Vacation Rd (Paradise Point Resort), Mission Bay
Our Rating Neighborhood Mission Bay & The Beaches Hours Daily 5–10pm; Sat -Sun brunch 10am-3pm Phone 858/490-6363 Prices Main courses $21–$40 Cuisine Type Mediterranean/Californian Web site Tidal Other Reservations recommended
Map1404 Vacation Rd San Diego
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