About Addison Restaurant
MENU: Reflecting Chef Bradley’s refined style, the menu features intense flavors and simple, yet masterfully combined ingredients. Offered as a multi-course experience, dishes change frequently and incorporate seasonal inspirations.
LE SALON BAR & LOUNGE: Share savory petite assiette and sip an ever-changing array of vintage and seasonally-inspired cocktails.
CORKAGE: Guests are welcome to bring their own wine. There is a $75 corkage fee per bottle and a limit of three 750 ml bottles (or the equivalent) per table, provided the wine does not appear on our list.
VEGAN GUESTS: Chef is pleased to accommodate vegan guests with a 48-hour notice.
Contemporary French, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Friday - Saturday, 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Carmel Country Road
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We provide complimentary valet parking for our guests.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
From small groups to large gatherings, Addison’s exclusive private dining experiences are perfect for intimate events of all sizes. Enjoy Executive Chef William Bradley’s ever-changing seasonal and customized menus with wine pairings to please and surprise the most discerning palates, while being attended to by Addison’s highly trained staff. From amuse-bouche to the artisanal desserts, each course is as visually exciting as it is utterly delicious at Southern California’s only Five-Star/Five Diamond restaurant.
For inquiries, please contact Event Manager Laura Yoccabel-Dibble at Laura.Dibble@Fairmont.com or 858.314.1946.
From small groups to large gatherings, Addison’s exclusive private dining experiences are perfect for intimate events of all sizes. Enjoy Executive Chef William Bradley’s ever-changing seasonal and customized menus with wine pairings at Southern California’s only Five-Star/Five Diamond restaurant.
Addison Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Top notch fine dining. Truly a five star ...
Top notch fine dining. Truly a five star service, unfortunately Michelin Guide is not covering Southern California at the moment otherwise they would be a serious contender to get the 3 star batch. All their servings are extra ordinary and full of surprises.
Outstanding tasting menu with wine pairi ...
Outstanding tasting menu with wine pairing. Every dish has an element of fresh twist and surprise that is delightful. Perfectly orchestrated service between dishes. Thank you for an amazing service and culinary experience. Will visit again
This was one of the finest meals we have ...
This was one of the finest meals we have ever experienced. The food was perfection- imaginative, prepared by an amazing chef, presented by top notch servers. It was an amazing gastronomic evening. I cannot think of one misstep. Thank you, Addison Restaurant for an evening to remember!
My wife and I are very fortunate to trav ...
My wife and I are very fortunate to travel the world. One of the things we do is at least once a week when traveling is to do an evening of fine dining. Over the years we have hit more than 15 of the top 30 on the Pellegrino top 50. Why Addison is not on any of these lists surprises us.
The room, the service and most of all the food rank in the top 5 spots we have ever dined. An exceptional meal with a perfect pace. The food was inventive, with textures and flavours we did not expect. Who would of thought to put some ground peanuts (peanut butter) with perfectly cooked duck, then add a side of the most complex rice dish we have every tasted. One of the best courses I have ever tasted. All in all an outstanding experience.
We had a delightful time. The service wa ...
We had a delightful time. The service was impeccable and a great amount of attention was given to us. The short ribs and oysters were delicious. We were quite impressed with the wine list as well. Although pricy, it was an unforgettable evening. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a special evening.
We had heard many good things about the ...
We had heard many good things about the much-ballyhooed Addison, but regrettably have to conclude it is very over-rated. It's a tasting menu which you accept sight unseen, as there is no menu and you don't know what's coming until it is in front of you. That could be good if you like pleasant surprises, but these weren't pleasant. Odd items, such as a fruit cup was one of the "courses." Another course was just a single oyster. The amuse bouche was a dollop of yogurt over some mango sauce. Odd and tiny plates that were not really that tasty. The only good one was a wagyu short rib. But one out of 11 tiny courses is not really a good batting average for this kind of price point. Instead of trying so hard to be out-of-the-ordinary, the chef should try offering valuable and hard-to-find selections that are also delicious. For a good model, refer to Victoria & Albert's, located strangely in Disney World, but still one of the best tasting menus we have ever enjoyed worldwide, going on 30 years!
I rarely take the time to write reviews ...
I rarely take the time to write reviews for dining experiences, but feel like I really should for Addison. Food was exquisite and creative. I had the tasting menu, and it was definitely more than enough food. Service was outstanding, probably the best I've experienced this year (I eat out at fine dining places very frequently). Phone died? No problem, they delivered me iPhone cable on a silver plate. Feeling cold? They have shawls prepared for guests. All staffs were very attentive and friendly, and knowledgable about the cuisine. Will definitely recommend to anyone looking for fine dining in San Diego area
Although very quiet, it was outstanding ...
Although very quiet, it was outstanding on every level. Food was amazing, definitely up there with French Laundry. Presentation, service and wine all top notch. Best for adults only, special occasion or business dinners. I will return as it doesn't get much better than that.
I went here for my boyfriends birthday. ...
I went here for my boyfriends birthday. They made us feel welcomed. Food was amazingly good. Me and my boyfriend had yhe four course meal but inbetween meals they shared an extra food cleansing snack. For 2 people with drinks and tip came out to be 430. Its definitely pricey and i would not come here more than once a year but it definitely was an experience we will never forget
The service and quality of food was spectacular!
For those whose said this place didn't fill your appetite, your wrong, my boyfriend and I both did the 4 course meal and we barely couldn't make it to the dessert... The service and quality of food was spectacular.!
Just a perfect experience!!!
From the moment the car door opened and we walked into the entrance and it was if they were all waiting just for us to arrive.." Hello Mr Corradino, hello Ana, Happy Birthday Mr Corradino. Your table is awaiting you"...And without breaking a stride we were led to our table in the main room with views of the golf course and the sun setting. The food was amazing, wine parring was incredible and the staff was just fabulous!!...We had a 10+ course meal with the wine parring, and at dish 7 we took a break in the library by the fireplace and finished our current glass of wine before returning for the final dishes......It was a perfect experience!!!
Hands down one of the best dining experi ...
Hands down one of the best dining experiences we've had in a long time. The food and service were above and beyond what we expected. My husband is very difficult to please and he could not stop raving about the amazing food and attentive service. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough.
Exceptional with some exceptions
Compared to most restaurants I believe it was exceptional. That said, there were some exceptions that detracted from the experience. We found the service to be a little stuffy rather than friendly and the food (we had the chef's tasting with accompanying wine pairing fell a little short of other comparable restaurants (Per Se, Providence), though the price was comparable to those at about $1200 per couple. Overall, I enjoyed the evening and had a wonderful time but felt that there was room for improvement in a place where you expect perfection.
Our meal was amazing from beginning to e ...
Our meal was amazing from beginning to end. The restaurant is beautiful and elegant. The service was friendly and very attentive and every course - the four on the menu plus many extras! were all exceptional.
One of the best meals we have ever had and we have eaten around the world.
My husband and I celebrated his birthday ...
My husband and I celebrated his birthday at Addison on May 14, 2016 while we were guests at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. We had a romantic table near a fireplace in a beautiful room. We were happy to see the tables are not crowded close together, giving each party space to laugh and talk at comfortable levels.
We both enjoyed the four-course spring menu, each sampling different items. My courses: (1) Bigeye Tuna; (2) Porcelet Trois Façon (pork three ways); (3) Coffee-Roasted Canard; and (4) Vacherin. His courses: (1) Kumamoto Oysters; (2) Coddled Farm Egg; (3) Kobe Beef Short Rib; and (4) Mille-Feuille. We selected three items for the cheese course - one mild, one intense, and one right in the middle, the "Goldilocks" cheese. Neither of us could pick a favorite among everything we ate that night. Even the breads that were presented throughout the evening were outstanding.
The martinis were excellent! Then we worked with the sommelier to select a bottle of wine, specifically requesting a full-bodied California red that would not be widely distributed where we live and within a specific price range. His selection was spot-on.
I believe our server's name was Jason. He was personable, knowledgeable, helpful and passionate about the restaurant. We felt like any of our questions were welcomed. Jason was nice enough to show us the kitchen and introduce us to Chef Anthony at the end of our meal - such a special way to wrap up an already memorable evening.
Our night at Addison was more than a meal, it was the highlight of our trip to San Diego. If you are looking for an opportunity to treat yourself, this is a superb choice.
Elegant, upscale restaurant. We had the ...
Elegant, upscale restaurant. We had the chef's tasting menu, which was tasty and rich. Very overpriced at $250 per person. We should have stuck with the four course at $110 per person!
The staff were very attentive and professional, even when one member of our party became a bit challenging.
We had a wonderful dining experience her ...
We had a wonderful dining experience here. We opted for the Chef's tasting menu, because we wanted to experience the creativity of the chef. He is an acclaimed chef, and the honors are well deserved. If you do the tasting menu, try all the courses even if you don't think you like a particular item. The preparation makes all the difference. The entire staff makes sure your evening is very special.
Sean the manger was the highlight of the ...
Sean the manger was the highlight of the night. Everything was perfect and he just brought a sense of satisfaction beyond just the dinning. Addison is very lucky to have him. Do me a favor and ask for him! You ll be glad you did.
San Diego's Finest
From start to finish, our dining experience at the Addison was like no other. The valet called us by name, the wait staff wished us a happy anniversary as we entered the restaurant and the excellent service and meticulous attention to detail continued throughout the meal. My husband and I ordered the four-course menu, and my husband had wine pairing with his courses. To say the food was wonderful doesn't adequately convey the inspired preparation and fanciful presentation of each delicious course. My husband was also delighted to be introduced to some new and unusual wines that beautifully complemented his food. There is no question that it was an expensive evening for us, but if you are seeking a truly memorable dining experience, the Addison will not disappoint you.
I have always wanted to try Addison and was finally fortunate to be taken there by relatives. The service was impeccable and the food interesting and delicious. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about all of the unique menu items. The four course menu is really like eight courses because of all the extras they bring between courses. Hope we get to go again.
Simply put...best dining experience ever ...
Simply put...best dining experience ever! Surpassed other Michelin-rated restaurants that we have attended. Had the tasting menu with wine pairing. Food was delicious and pairings were on point. Would love to repeat soon.
Amazing dining experience. The tasting ...
Amazing dining experience. The tasting menu is memorable, and if you bring a younger diner with you (less than 21), they can substitute juices for the wines. I can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. Wonderful service and food without being pretentious.
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