If there was ever a restaurant that would finally offer a safe haven to Foodies and Wine lovers in San diego and Del Mar area and do it with style it would be Addison. I dined there just this last weekend for a friend's birthday.
To be honest I was not quite sure how it would turn out and I had the price tag in mind. But by the time all was said and done they gave us about 4 free "courses" and i made sure that we weren't being treated differently. Everyone gets these. The best one was the Gougere filled with Mascarpone cheese. My girlfriend loved the free "pre-dessert." I have never heard of a pre dessert before and now I kinda want to expect one at every fine dining place I go to. It was great.
I ordered the mussels, the foie gras and the lamb and my girlfriend had the Wild Leek Soup and the Sablefish and the Duck. Everything was perfectly done and it tasted like the leeks were just picked that day. The server said that they get the leeks from just a few miles away from someone's personal farm. How cool is that. I mean home grown!!
Nice thing is that we left full and we werent the youngest people in the place. I am 27 and my girlfriend is 24 and there were people our age dining as well. I figured with such a nice dining room it might be stuffy and for older people but their music was fresh and new, their staff was amazing and we generally had a great time.
I would whole heartedly recommend Addisons to anyone who wanted to have an amazing dinner and get a lot of bang for your buck. They arent cheap, but you could easily spend the same amount as we did and somewhere like Mille Fleurs or Mister A's and not even come close to what they did for us. It was like an epiphone. Totally awesome. Loved it.