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Masters Kitchen and Cocktail

208 South Coast Hwy. (Topeka St.) Send to Phone
Progressive California comfort cuisine and cocktails in a beautifully revamped 1930s car shop in Oceanside.

Lunch Wed.-Sun., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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Masters Kitchen and Cocktail, Oceanside, CA

Masters Kitchen and Cocktail Restaurant Review

: Once a drag shop and built in 1938, Masters Kitchen and Cocktail retains its industrial cool with original brick walls, roll-up doors and arcing ceilings, while simultaneously greeting the modern day with warmth from its succulent displays and innovative cuisine. Starters cover a wide range, from Pacific oysters with Champagne mignonette and roasted bone marrow with roasted smoked onion salsa verde, to crispy Brussels sprouts or sweet onion soufflé. Look for hearty entrées like beef Stroganoff and the signature duck confit mac ‘n’ cheese loaded with smoked Gouda. Celery root mashed potatoes partner well with tender lamb, spruced up with garlic and rosemary and jus. For more casual eats, there’s a house burger with bacon aïoli and horseradish cheddar, and a seared albacore sandwich, bedecked with roasted red peppers and caper-garlic aïoli. The house-made ethos of the kitchen carries over to the bar program, with its homemade syrups and handcrafted mixers enhancing the classic and traditional cocktails. Try the Zombie, a nod to the 1934 Don the Beachcomber sipper, with rum, absinthe, grenadine and shaved cinnamon. Owner Ryan Jubela’s “signature candy bar” dessert is a dark chocolate mousse atop hazelnut crunch.


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