About Addison Restaurant
San Diego, CA 92130
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.
Private Party Facilities:
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.
Private Party Contact:
Laura Yoccabel-Dibble: (858) 314-1946
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, 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.
Addison Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Outstanding in every way. The service was excellent, all our interactions were exactly what we hoped for. The food was perfect, each course was delicious on its own, while building toward an overall experience that made sure we will return. I look forward to future visits.
The place was absolutely beautiful and the food amazing. I had the 4-course dinner. Each course in itself was fabulous and the next course was even better! When asked what was my favorite dish, I couldn't choose just one as they were all soooo phenomenal. And so was the service!
My Husband and I came for a belated Birthday dinner and early Anniversary dinner. We have eaten for years in San Franciso restaurants, NYC restaurants, La Jolla restaurants, San Diego Restaurants. My Husband eats all over the world, and I have eaten in Japan/Finland/England/Tahiti. In our opinion this is the finest restaurant as far as atmosphere/service/cuisine we have ever eaten in----better than the Old Blue Fox and Quince in San Francisco and Pamplemousse Grille here. We have eaten in Hotel restaurants and were pleased that this fine an experience was hotel related as well.
amazing food! very creative dishes. the service is flawless and with personality. the ten course choice is not as filling as other tasting menus so dont be afraid to go for it. we also loved the blind tasting approach. we did not know what we were getting until it came and did not receive the menu until we left. do it!!
The food was wonderfully creative! My gf and I went for it and got the tasting menu. We were pleased with every dish that came out and also the mini dishes in between. All the ingredients in each dish were meaningful. After having a third serving of desert (what they called after desert) we were very full and satisfied.
The only negative of this meal was a cracker that didn't have much taste and we didn't understand what it was for. Excellent service and ambience and the location is great. I would highly recommend Addison!
Addison's was over the top in all categories, including price. We didn't care and felt we got value for our special occasion. However, not many people would pay $700 per plate for food, ambiance, service, wine and drinks.
Amazing food and experience. My wife and I have been going to Addison for the last 3 years to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We love the attention to detail and service. You will spend at least 2-3 hours getting dinner but the whole experience is well worth it. Everyone is very friendly and accommodating as you'd expect with such a high end restaurant.
It was my wife's birthday celebration. The attention to detail from the time we left the car & were greeted with happy birthday to my wife by name to the incredible, unbelievable service by our waiter and all our servers was better than we have ever experienced!
The presentation of the food and the attention to detail was perfect! The waiter listened to our concerns about food and the chef surpassed our every expectation.everything was beyond expectation even to our leaving and being escorted to our car and taking our photos on the way out!
Bruce & Mary Swift
This was an amazing experience. This really is a five star experience. The food is really one of a kind and can only be experienced here. The service is also amazing. Overall this is the restaurant is truly the one restaurant you need to go too!
The best dining experience I have had in my life, very upscale, very nice, attentive service, quiet, servers appear to give you time to enjoy your food, drink and company, at other restaurants I would call that slow service but it definitely didn't come off that way here. I highly recommend this restaurant for a very nice, quiet, intimate and fancy affair but it comes at a price. This place isn't cheap, it's the most expensive restaurant I've been to in San Diego, $$$$$.
I had very high expectations after reading about Addison in the New York Times. Two days before dining there, I was called to confirm our reservation for 4. I asked specifically about dining options for my 11-year old daughter, who doesn't eat much, and was told that we could order an entree off the menu rather than a full 4-course or chef's tasting menu for her. When we were seated, we were told, contrary to what I was told, that we would have to order either a full 4-course or full chef's tasting menu for my daughter. I do not eat a lot and asked whether we could order 3 chef's tasting menus and just share with her, and was told, again, no. We had traveled all the way from NY and had high expectations for the chef, so we decided to go with the chef's tasting menu.
The food was excellent, but the service was very slow. As the meal stretched past the two and a half hour mark, we were still waiting for the meat course to be served. My daughter had stopped eating two courses earlier because she was full (as was I) and had fallen asleep at the table. Wait staff seemed to notice her sleeping, but no one made any effort to expedite service. We were still waiting for the meat course, when I told the waiter to just pack up the rest so we could get back to our hotel.
We were rushed to leave, so didn't notice that we had been charged for 5 chef's tasting menus when there were only 4 of us dining. I called the restaurant that night as soon as I saw the discrepancy, was told that I would need to speak with the maitre'd but that he was busy with the dinner service. As we were tired (we had arrived from NY the day before), I asked that he call me back the next day. He didn't. At 4:00pm the next day, I called and spoke with him. He was very polite and told me that the extra tasting menu charge would be credited to my credit card and that he would email me a receipt (which I have not yet received).
All in all, Addison did not live up to my expectations.
This restaurant is way over priced...I have eaten at many Michelin star restaurants for half the price of this place. We did the chefs tasting menu along with the wine pairings. The service was very slow and they were very stingy with the wine. When you pay these kinds of prices they should be very free flowing. I will never visit this place again. My wife and I paid 1250.00 for the two of us. I was in Spain and went to three Michelin star restaurants and paid a fourth of this price with the wine pairings. Save your money and go to a good restaurant. When the bread is the best part of the meal, there is a problem.
Fabbulous dinner experience from start to finish.
However, we had booked as a regular night out while staying at the Fairmont Del Mar. We had no idea that the evening was a set menu with guest chef from NYC. It was a treat and worth every penny however we had no heads up from Open Table upon booking, or from the restaurant when they called to confirm two days prior, that we had actually booked a special event dinner to the tune of almost $300/person (we were a table of 3). Looking back, there was a note about an event Oct 29 on Open Table but as someone who uses the mobile app every two days on average, it seemed wrong to have this information way at the bottom of the booking (when there is no real need to 'scroll down'). For other event type nights at different restaurants I've booked in the past, it will often say 'please call the restaurant to reserve'. Again, fabulous from start to finish and an experience we'll remember, but we were not in the market for a $1000 meal with our ten year old son.
We had a lovely night at Addison while on our honeymoon. This restaurant came highly recommended by locals as the best special occasion spot in SD. Everything was so beautiful and presented with class. All four courses were satisfying with the exception of the short rib. It was not as tender as a short rib should be. It was also coated in a very thick, underwhelming red wine reduction that absolutely ruined the dish. There was no flavor and the texture was slimey and thick. The service was incredible and everything else was great. With or without wine, don't expect to come here and spend less than 300$. It is super expensive. Everything felt worth it, except the short rib which was an upcharge of $25. If you are weird about texture or appreciate short rib, don't order this. Otherwise, it was a stellar experience.
This is our second visit so we had high expectations, especially since the first time was so amazing. I brought my sister here because she likes really special high end dining. The ambience and overall service did not disappoint and we were well taken care of. I just felt that the menu selection was a bit limited this time and that for the price I would have liked a little bit more choice . The other issue was after the first experience with the most amazing waiter ever who explained every menu item in great detail, I expected the same. However, this waiter was pleasant but did not seem as excited about the menu and did not give a lot of details about the complex offerings, more just a translation of the name of the item. Also my coffee was not very hot. I did love all the "extras" like the bread and amuse buche courses and was very satisfied in the end. Everyone should experience Addison at some point.
If you love the experience of a 3 Michelin Star rated restaurant, the Addison is definitely deserving of it. It meets all the qualities that we have experienced with other 3 Michelin Star restaurants such as The French Laundry, The Restaurant at Meadowoods, L'Arpege, Restaurant Gordon Ramsey, and Manresa.
My wife and I had a wonderful experience with two exceptions. The black cod/sable was slightly over done and over sauced. With this being said, the caviar course was incredible! We had a very enjoyable time and will consider it in the future for special events.
A suggestion, however, would be to include items such as coffee, tea, etc. in the fixed cost of dinner. If it means increasing the cost of dinner $10/diner, I am of the opinion that the difference between $250 and $260 per person is negligible vs seeing an almost insulting $10 itemized for coffee.
Thank you for the opportunity to experience Addison.
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