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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.
San Diego, CA 92130
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 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 Corina Ketchum at Corina.Ketchum@Fairmont.com or 858.314.1946.
Private Party Contact:
Corina Ketchum: (858) 314-1946
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
SPRING IN LE SALON
Tuesday - Saturday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This spring, enjoy a special experience for two at Le Salon, Addison's inviting bar and terrace.Chef William Bradley's seasonal four-course sampling features exquisite canapés to share, paired with one bottle of wine hand-selected from Addison's renowned cellar. Spring has never been so flavorful at this unforgettable hideaway.
Shared canapés for two with bottle of wine, $135
Pricing is exclusive of tax and gratuity.
Addison Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
While a very opulent setting with excellent food and service, the massive tables and ceiling made it difficult to relax. The staff was a bit overly attentive and again made it difficult to relax and have a conversation.
The plates and food were excellent and unique, but the setting took away from the experience.
The wine list was extensive and impressive, but overpriced.
I did not appreciate the $75 corkage fee.
I would suggest that the option of eating in the library area be made available for a dining as it was much warmer and comfortable than the remainder of the restaurant.
Diners at Addison have a choice of a four course meal chosen from a limited menu, or an extended meal of small plates as chosen by the chef sans menu. We opted for the small plates, figuring that the choices would not be so limited and we could just set aside some small portion one or the other of us didn't care for.
I should mention that the four course meal is prix fixe at $110 per person. We knew that. That's not a normal meal range for us, but we had been given a gift certificate for $250. Perhaps my fault in not asking, but when it was explained that there were two ways to approach the meal: we could choose between four full servings or a number of small plates, it seemed to me that those choices were presented as being otherwise equal. Not so. The eleven very small portions run $255 per person. We added $67 for three glasses of wine which were somewhat lower end choices from the wine list and the bill topped out at over $600 for the two of us before tip. I am not cheap, as evidenced by the fact that we paid a full tip for the excellent service, but come on. Okay, that's said; on to the meal.
Beautiful ambiance, extraordinary and very cordial service, very nice wine choices. I would say that nine of the eleven "Tasting Menu" items were very good to extraordinary creations using high quality ingredients in the most creative manner. Outstanding to us were the cucumber and yogurt granite, sake cured kampachi, asparagus with osetra caviar, scallops with leek cream and morel mushrooms, and coffee roasted canard. The beef bourdelais was just so-so, and I thought the halibut and king crab with coconut curry would have been better at any Thai restaurant. So price shock aside, which might be hard to do, I don't recommend eating this way. Eleven tiny portions, although more than enough food with bread courses included, do not ultimately make a well balanced and satisfying meal in my book. Perhaps the four course meal? Well, once was enough.
Maybe we've been spoiled by Guy Savoy, Joel Robuchon and the like. The Addison holds itself as in this class but the food is not. The food is extremely good but we walked away feeling over promised and under delivered regarding the food. The ambience and service did make up for anything lacking in spades. Still a must eat restaurant if you're in San Diego
Wow! The Addison sets the bar for what a premium dining experience can be. Imagine your favorite foods prepared as well as possible and presented as edible art by the most attentive staff. Every detail was thought out, and this turned out to be a romantic Iron Chef moment for the two of us. Yes, it was spendy, but it was also worth it...Enjoy!
We came here for a double anniversary celebration. The service was the best I've ever encountered. The food was artistic, and tasted as good as it looked. The space was so beautiful. We were seated by a huge and gorgeous fireplace. We chose the tasting menu as I'm adventurous and really wanted to savor everything the chef had to offer. My husband is much less adventurous and the only thing he didn't care for was a small piece of perfect sea urchin. I loved the foie gras with the chocolate toast. The asparagus and osetra caviar was sublime. The simple parker roll was elevated to heavenly status. I knew going in this was going to be a very expensive night, and it was, so plan accordingly. Our friends and I could not believe it when we were finishing up and it had been 4 hours as it seemed to go by so quickly. We did the wine pairing with our meal, and our friends did not. I think if I ever go back, I would instead put the money we spent on the wine pairing to a couple of really good bottles of wine instead. Everything complimented the dishes, but I can't imagine a couple of great bottles would hinder the experience. I can't say enough about every single person we encountered that worked there. The combination of the food and service made this an unforgettable night. Thank you, Addison, for making our special occasion even more special!
My wife and I love this place. The tasting menu is the best by far of any other menu we have tried, we have tried many. The service is high quality and everyone supports each other. Sean is the head of it and really makes you feel welcome. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting fine dining. Please try it you will not be disappointed.
Out of five stars, I give this place SEVEN. the sixth star is because all elements of this experience exceeded my expectations. The seventh star is because my wife and I just had the best meal we ever had. You can choose your own items or allow the chef to choose for you. I recommend giving the chef the keys to your stomach. He will take it on an amazing adventure. The restaurant is also very good with accommodating allergies and food restrictions.
Way over priced not worth it.
Chef selection Pre fixed w wine and cheese
675 per person 20 percent tip.
Not worth half that!
Golf course and resort is great. Bar food and drinks was much better at club house !!!
Don't waste your money or time
One of the most unbelievable dining experiences I've had! Everything was impeccable. The staff were attentive and helpful throughout the meal. We had the chef's choice menu which was the most perfect blend of flavors i could have asked for. Simply delicious. Every. Single. Bite. A must try for a special occasion!
Excellent food, service, and decor. Probably the best service we have ever experienced. Great food, we chose the 4 course option. However, they brought 3 or 4 other small bites so it seemed more like 7 courses. Very knowledgeable Sommelier, he was quite helpful navigating the very extensive wine list. A beautiful dining room with lots of space between the tables. I look forward to a return visit.
Prior to this evening, Addison was my favorite restaurant in San Diego. My wife and I dine there once or twice a year and every time the food, service, experience is fantastic. Kudos to Addison for their reliable awesomeness in all aspects of the dining experience.
Tonight just blew all of that out of the water. The food (as always) was superior with fantastic flavors and stellar presentation. The service/experience tonight brought real, memorable joy to my daughter.
Last week, I asked my almost 11 year-old, budding foodie/chef/fruit grower/gardener what she wanted as a present for her birthday. She had heard her mother and me talk about our meals at Addison and she asked if I would take her there instead of a present. Pricey for an 11 year-old but she really appreciates great food and trying new dishes.
Addison called prior to the reservation and asked if there was a special occasion and I told them it was my 11 year old's birthday. I could actually sense the excitement on the other end of the phone as the woman asked about her name, what she liked to eat etc.
Fast forward to our arrival - every staff member wished her a happy birthday by name at various times during the evening and went out of their way to pay special attention to her. The whole fantastic meal was accentuated by little touches to make her feel like the entire restaurant was there preparing her dinner and experience. About halfway through, one of the waitstaff asked her if she'd like to meet the chef and see the kitchen. If you could have seen her eyes light up. They walked us back like she was walking down the red carpet. Everyone in the kitchen greeted her and Chef Bradley came over to chat. He brought her a beautiful, cookbook as a gift and brought her back through the kitchen. This is the kind of experience for your child you dream about. Thanks Addison for a fantastic meal and experience!
The food is absolutely amazing. We had the tasting menu and it was outstanding. Incredible attention to detail with so many complex flavors and originality. The duck and lasagna were particular standouts.
I was quite surprised that we were not offered a wine pairing option, or even suggestions, to complement the tasting menu. As we did not know what each course was, we could not select appropriate wine pairings ourselves. We were offered champagne prior to ordering, and then during service we were only offered more of the same champagne, so that's all we drank throughout the meal. As Addison has won many awards for wine, I thought we would be offered a pairing option to enhance the tasting menu. This was usually the case at other fine dining restaurants where we had tasting menus.
Other than this one omission, service was wonderful and staff were very attentive. We appreciated the printed menu and take home coffee cakes.
Unfortunately, one item on the bill left us with a bit of a bad taste. The champagne we selected sells for $55 per bottle. I believe we were charged $250. We understand there is a hefty markup on alcohol, but this was over and above what we have experienced. It was especially disappointing since we were not offered any other options to pair with the tasting menu. I would have paid $250 for a wine pairing option to complement the tasting menu. Instead of leaving us thinking about the ethereal food, we left thinking about the up charge on the champagne. Not an ideal way to end to an otherwise absolutely amazing meal.
During our yearly winter vacation in the San Diego area, we always like to splurge at Addison for a wonderful and unique dining experience. We chose the tasting menu but skipped the wine pairing because we were driving. The sommelier, instead. helped us select an appropriate Pinot Noir and we enjoyed it very much. From the delicate oyster dish that began the meal to the petit fours that ended it, we dined exquisitely. Of particular note were the mushroom lasagna dish with prosciutto, the sablefish and ris de beau, although nothing was less than outstanding. Service was incomparable: we felt as though we were royalty being entertained in a baronial chateau. The evening ended with a short visit to the kitchen to meet the Chef de Cuisine, Stefani de Palma. Just a very special evening.
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.
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