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Arterra Restaurant Review: Chef Jonathan Wills serves up farm-to-fork cuisine at this colorful restaurant at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar, while sushi master/chef Andrew Hoh mans the sushi bar. Breakfast offers gourmet takes on eggs and french toast, and specialties like house-made corn beef hash with poached eggs. Many dishes lean to comfort, with lobster mac ‘n’ cheese leading the charge, its nuggets of lobster resting in mascarpone and Parmesan, while white truffles add to the mix. Confit chicken wings, fried calamari and pork sliders are featured, too. For dinner, start with the chicken corn fritter soup or Carlsbad mussels bathed in local brewery Stone Levitation ale with chorizo. Vegetarians will appreciate the California "steak," which is actually seared cauliflower with black lentils, pine nuts and arugula. Pork tenderloin with creamy grits or grilled beef filet with bacon jam satisfy heartier appetites. Sushi lovers continue to enjoy Hoh's creations at the bar. The lounge area out back is known for its fire pits, handcrafted cocktails and weekend DJs, and is still one of the better al fresco locations in North County.