Addison Fairmont Grand Del Mar William Bradley Addison
5200 Grand Del Mar Way (Carmel Country Rd.)
San Diego, CA 92130
Cuisine: French / Contemporary
Exceptional, contemporary French cuisine in a lavish European-style setting in the scenic North San Diego hillside.
Openings: Dinner Tues.-Sat.


Addison, San Diego, CA

Addison Restaurant Review:

About the restaurant and décor: Chef William Bradley’s Addison is nestled in the scenic Carmel Valley hillside in North San Diego. Soft lighting, professional service, fine cuisine and opulent décor make for a sensory evening. Thoughtful attention to detail can be found in every corner, from the 22-carat gold leaf etchings in the ironwork to the inlaid limestone and aubergine marble flooring.

About the food: Chef William Bradley offers a luxurious dining experience with a menu that celebrates first-rate ingredients and pays respect to purveyors by seeking inspiration from local seasonal produce. Guests may opt for the five-course tasting menu (starting at $170) or the 10-course tasting menu (starting at $270), which can be supplemented with wine and Champagne pairings, tableside cheese service and A5 wagyu. Guests might encounter Alaskan king crab complemented by flavors of coconut, Thai basil and passion fruit; barbecued pigeon with red cabbage, beetroot and blackberry; and, for dessert, yuzu sorbet with candied quince and black sesame. The cheese cart, featuring a simple but attractive and fragrant assortment, is yet another highlight of the experience.

About the wine: Options on the 3,600-bottle wine collection may range from Austria's 2006 Loimer "Lois" at $45 all the way up to a 1982 Château Pétrus just shy of $13,000. The wine list emphasizes California vintages as well as newly discovered offerings from around the globe. Selections are stored in the restaurant’s renowned 2,500-bottle wine room. Corkage is $75 per bottle (limited to three), provided the wine is not on the restaurant's list.

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