9.21.2014

The Patio on Lamont Restaurant: Tasting My Way to San Diego Restaurant Week Part 2



 Nestled in the enclaves of residential area of Pacific Beach in San Diego is a charming restaurant called The Patio on Lamont. In fact, drive by and you just might miss it. The Patio is located on Lamont Street in Pacific Beach (hence it's name) and from the outside you almost wouldn't know it's there.  If you are thinking of trying this Pacific Beach restaurant, expect delectable, fresh comfort food menu items that are perfect for a lunch or dinner date. I brought my mother along for lunch. Not only do I love her company, but she enjoys trying new places to eat as much as I do.

Atmosphere
When you walk in to the Patio on Lamont, you feel as if you've walked into a friend's lush and open garden deck. A living wall with abundant greenery flowing down like rain graces an entire wall. A swooping canvas canopy covers the open outdoor section. Large patio style string lights run from one end of the patio to the next. I almost wished we had chosen to come back for dinner so I could se the patio all lit up. The outdoor patio connects 3 separate small buildings that house the bar and the indoor seating area. At each table a small potted succulent acts as a centerpiece.

What We Ate
For lunch, The Patio serves a selection of menu items that are great for sharing with a friend or savoring all to your self. We decided to share a plate of the Roasted Beet Bruschetta (6 beets, candied walnuts, arugula, and goat cheese served on ciabatta bread slices). It was divine and my favorite thing we ate that day. We also had the Tabouleh. It was absolutely delicious. It tasted homemade and I loved that the serving was a generous portion. My mom also chose the House-Smoked Pulled Chicken Sandwich (which she said was delicious) and I chose the Lunch Trio with the Beef and Bleu Flatbread, a yummy watermelon gazpacho and a mini chocolate mouse dessert. I would order each of these menu items again.  Click over for the full Patio lunch and dinner menu.
The Roasted Beet Bruchetta
The Beef and Bleu Half Flatbread
The House-Smoked Pulled Chicken Sandwich

For Lunch, they are offering their "Locals Who Lunch" special, which is what I had. Your choice of any sandwich or flatbread, a small soup, and a mini dessert all for $15. For Dinner, it's your choice of 
an appetizer (the Beet Bruschetta is on the list), a main entree and desert all for $35.

Good To Know
~The Patio is a pet-friendly restaurant. Bring your pup in on your next outing and he or she is sure to be treated well. They'll even give your pooch his or her own dog bowl fill with water.
~The open air means there may be flies.  Because we were sitting close to an open window, we had quite a few. If you think this will bother you, I suggest requesting an indoor seating spot.
Parking, which is available on the street, was definitely a challenge. Although for dinner, they offer valet parking.
~I would go back just for the bruschetta alone. I would also love to sample some of their house made cocktails, as they come highly recommended on several review sites. 
~The beach (Pacific Beach) is a very short drive and a little longer walk from The Patio on Lamont. Overall it was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun San Diego Pacific Beach lunch spot.

The Patio on Lamont
858-412-4648 for reservations
thepatiosd.com

4445 Lamont Street
San Diego, Ca 92109
Disclosure: I was invited down for lunch and given a $50 credit to The Patio on Lamont to use towards sampling the restaurant's offerings in exchange for sharing my opinion of my experience with you. All opinions are my own.

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