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Kitchen 1540

1540 Camino Del Mar (15th St.) Send to Phone
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Sophisticated modern American cuisine in coastal Del Mar.
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Kitchen 1540 Restaurant Review

: Executive chef Brandon Fortune presents modern American cuisine with an upscale Southern influence. Look for his signature shrimp and grits with organic heirloom grains and a roasted corn and chorizo crème; cold-smoked trout and organic beets; and chicken 'n' dumplins, inspired by a recipe from Fortune's grandmother, but with a contemporary interpretation. The dish is composed of a confit thigh, puffed biscuit rolled in panko crumbs and fried to order, spring carrots from Chino Farms and a Thai-inspired coconut curry gravy. Stylish cabanas out back make for fun alfresco dining, or reserve the private wine room for an intimate pairing party.

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Good food; incredibly noisy atmosphere
by imanindependent1 on Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:19 pm
This is an over-rated restaurant. We were seated in a booth in the main dining room. The menu is a bit confusing, but the food was good. However, the noise level in the restauarant was so bad that we had trouble having a conversation. Waitstaff was pleasant and efficient, but they seemed quite frazzled and were running around the room like preverbial "chickens with their heads cut off." There are several other restaurants in the Del Mar area that have better food and calmer surroundings: Mille Fleurs (Rancho Santa Fe); Market (Del Mar); Pamplemousse (Del Mar). If you do go to Kitchen 1540, I strongly recommend that you dine on the outside patio at the front of the building, or on the patio near the pool.
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