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3rd Corner

897 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Ste. F-104 (H St.) Send to Phone
760-942-2104 | Menu
Encinitas restaurant with solid bistro fare and a nice wine list.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
Open late

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3rd Corner Restaurant Review

: This concept combines casual, bistro-style food with a wine shop with a variety of interesting bottles representing boutique vineyards across the globe. Stroll through the racks, get educated by the onsite wine expert, then choose a bottle at retail price and have it with your dinner for a mere $5 corkage fee. Or explore varietals by the glass while nibbling on pâté, gourmet olives or a nice artisan cheese plate with aged cheddar from Quebec and sheep's milk from Italy. Lincoln Williams, formerly of the Red Pearl downtown, creates bistro fare like baked Brie in puffed pastry with asparagus or Stilton and goat cheese terrine with pistachios and dried fruit. Share big salads like the smoked duck and watercress with nuggets of blue cheese. Heartier appetites should head straight for the seriously tender short ribs or the memorable pan-seared scallops in white wine lemon sauce with lovely niçoise olives and capers for a salty zing. We felt the mushrooms overpowered the black truffles in the risotto, but the mahi mahi in lemon beurre blanc hits the bulls-eye. Sunday Brunch shines with brioche french toast, stuffed with mascarpone and cloaked in lavender honey. 3rd corner serves food until 1 a.m., making it a North County late-night spot, with its cozy couch-filled lounge a good spot to sip.

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