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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Local cuisine, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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artisan cheese plate with fruit, honeycomb & candied walnuts
crispy calamari with sweet chili and honey mustard glaze & arugula salad
P.E.I. mussles with red curry broth, coconut creme fraiche, basil & grilled baguette
crab cakes with asparagus, roasted cauliflower, frisee & romeso sauce
korean beef lettuce wraps with strawberry, cucumber & mint
lamb meatballs with tomato ragu, rosemary yogurt sauce & naan
bacon wrapped shrimp with jalapeno cream, avocado, corn & cilantro
Scallop and shrimp ceviche with cucumber, tomato, cilantro, avocado & housemade tortilla chips
yellowfin tuna tartar with cucumber and mango salsa, avocado mousse, wasabi leaves & black sesame chips
Stonefruit salad with nectarines, peaches, pickled watermelon, arugula, feta cheese, grilled peach vinaigrette & almond granola crumble
Scottish salmon with red wine braised lentils, pickled baby carrots and radishes & crispy leeks
Local yellowtail with heirloom tomato, baby summer squash, lemon basil & romesco sauce
seared diver scallops with grilled eggplant, melted leeks, pistachio crumble & citrus butter
roasted pork prime rib with vanilla yams, bourbon demi glaze & chantilly cream
bistro steak frittes with an 8oz grilled flat iron, chimichurri, crispy frittes & sauteed local vegetables
burgundy braised beef short ribs with mashed potatoes, baby carrots, broccolini, demi & horseradish sauce
Snakes River Farms black label 8oz Wagyu eye of ribeye with grilled asparagus, sauteed mushrooms & herb compound butter
Buttermilk fried Jidori chicken with mashed potatoes, sauteed swiss chard, yellow corn & sage-cream demi
bolognese sauce with rigatoni, wild mushrooms & aged parmesan
8 oz sbicca bistro beef burger served with white cheddar, balsamic onions, sautéed mushrooms, bibb lettuce & tomato
may not substitute for entree sides
glazed button mushrooms
maine lobster mac & cheese with fontina, english peas & bread crumbs
roasted shishito peppers with olive oil & sea salt
caramelized brussels sprouts with pancetta & sherry vinegar glaze
5 herb truffle fries
sweet potato fries with gorgonzola crumbles & malt vinegar dipping sauce
grilled asparagus
San Diego's favorite "Neighborhood" restaurant. Located in beautiful, quaint Del Mar and winner of the "Gold Medallion Award" for Best Neighborhood Restaurant awarded by the San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association. Dine up on the Ocean View deck and take in the blue pacific while enjoying our award winning cuisine or sit on our ocean view sidewalk cafe and sip on one of our Wine Spectator award winning wine list wines.
US$12 - US$35
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
American, Contemporary
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

We ate here for lunch and then I had a quick drink here one day. It was good. Looked like there were some locals who hang at this spot on a regular basis which is always a good sign.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Funtimes522
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

How is it that we have been coming here for two decades and have never taken the time to write a review..? I guess just watching other guests enjoying, made me feel like SBICCA spoke for itself. The same is true tonight but after so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MamaRose13
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Located just near the beach and beachside park in the heart of Del Mar, Sbicca is a great restaurant with a menu that has something for everyone! We went for a birthday celebration dinner and such a great evening. There are several different areas to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 11 November 2018

This used to be my fave local hangout. OVer the past few years, it has morphed. At first I thought it may have a new owner but Dan Sbicca still owns it...however, I haven't seen him for months.. Prices have soared and the quality seems...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ciaobella1948
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Strolled in and grabbed a few bar seats after sunset. Kind of crowded at the tables, but good turnover at the bar and plenty of room. Good looking menu, we mostly had a hodge podge of snacks and apps, all of which were good (though...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank solarservant
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We entered to find an extremely friendly hostess who surprised us by offering to take us up to their roof deck seating area, which we didn't notice from the street. From the deck you get a bit of the ocean view and plenty of the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Alfred M
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

While there is a variety of food on the menu, I always have to get the lobster bisque because it is just so fantastic! The welcoming staff creates a very social setting on weekends and on Tuesday & Thursday nights (half priced bottles of wine)....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pumamarco
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Great little restuarant It was restuarant week! $40.00 for a full dinner! My first time here! You get an appetizer main course and Dessert! The short ribs were delicious!! All fresh foods! Highly recommend! Our waitress was so sweet and fast service!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ginger B
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Stop in to Sbicca for lunch or dinner--only a half block from Seagrove Park and the spectacular Del Mar beach. Try their "famous" burger, or lobster bisque. Most of their food is gluten-free, which is so nice for those who need to eat this way....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank K4656HPanne
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

My family and I had a lovely dinner at Sbicca. All of our courses were yummy and the wine list had some nice choices at a variety of price points. We shared an order of truffle fries, the coconut shrimp, and a watermelon arugula salad...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jen1105
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17 December 2017|
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Response from SD_Padre | Reviewed this property |
they totally allow dogs. some even get into fights while you're eating, which can be entertaining and annoying
19 June 2017|
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Response from AlohaBrew13 | Reviewed this property |
Tuesday & Thursday
Cynthia K
24 June 2016|
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Response from Dan S | Property representative |
There are two hour spaces in front of the restaurant. There are also metered spaces under the hotel accross the street.
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