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Andaz San Diego is home to a trifecta of tasty restaurants. Serving breakfast, lunch and happy-hour sips, RoofTop600 boasts organic and locally sourced farm-to-fork fare in a sleek alfresco setting. Start your day out right with a hearty plate of SoCal Benedict made with eggs from cage-free chickens that were hand-raised on Eben Haezer’s poultry farm in nearby Ramona. Lunchtime offerings include the Andaz burger, a midday classic featuring a half-pound patty of local Brandt beef. Linger around the sparkling pool or lively bar and enjoy libations like the Jack’s Martini, a refreshing aperitif of Hendrick’s Gin, elderflower cordial, cucumber and lemon. With its lofty seventh-floor perch and sweeping views, RoofTop600 is a nice spot to savor the city.
For some Asian flavor, set your sights on Katsuya San Diego. Located off of the luxury hotel’s lobby, the upscale restaurant exudes sex appeal thanks to a glamorous interior from world-renowned designer Philippe Starck. Helmed by master sushi chef Katsuya Uechi, the 6,000-square-foot restaurant and lounge is an Asian-inspired haute spot serving savory sashimi platters, sushi rolls and robata selections grilled over open flame. Don’t forget to sample Katsuya’s great cocktails, such as the Burning Mandarin (mandarin vodka, hand-crushed serrano chili, fresh lemon and orange and cranberry juices). Shaken and stirred with quality, seasonal ingredients, the libations are a must.
Oenophiles will adore the stimulating sips and alluring ambiance of the San Diego hotel’s Andaz Wine Bar. Boasting 88 vinos from California and beyond, the posh lounge doles its rotating list of merlots, malbecs and chardonnays from a high-tech delivery system tapped out by taste, half glass or full pour. Order pre-selected flights from the self-serve wine system or create your own customized experience. Not sure where to start? The Andaz wine director is happy to consult and even suggest bites to pair with your vino.