Addison Restaurant

San Diego's sophisticated California gem
Gourmands and style seekers alike will delight in Addison Restaurant, Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort’s signature eatery. Named for Addison Mizner, the architect whose work inspired the style of the resort, this upscale restaurant has a sophisticated atmosphere with European-style furnishings and grand, arched windows overlooking the golf course. 

Chef William Bradley takes diners on a culinary adventure here, offering seasonal and ever-changing five- and 10-course menus highlighting his contemporary cooking style. The impressive, exhaustive wine list carries everything from little-known finds to well-known favorites.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Chef William Bradley has won many accolades for his menus that reflect the best regional ingredients. Experience his artistry with tasting menus of five or 10 courses.
  • Victoria O'Bryan, Addison's director of wine and beverage, has helped amass a vino collection as impressive as Bradley’s cuisine. The stunning cellar in the middle of the restaurant should clue you into how central the wine experience is here.
  • Addison has unbeatable views of Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s Tom Fazio-designed golf course. See if you can land a table near a window so you can look out on to the undulating fairways, waterfalls and creeks.
  • Bradley will visit your table at Addison during the dining experience, making dining at the Five-Star restaurant even more of a special experience. You’ll find that Bradley’s gracious and humble demeanor belies his exceptional talent as executive chef.
Things to Know
  • Addison is one of only a two Five-Star restaurants in Southern California so you know you’ll be enjoying the region’s very best food and service.
  • The Five-Star restaurant is named after Addison Mizner, the architect who made the Mediterranean Revival style popular. This style was the inspiration for Fairmont Grand Del Mar, the luxurious Old World resort that houses the restaurant.
  • Ask for table 99. Restaurant staff confided that this is the best spot in the house, with views of the entire dining room. No matter where you sit, we recommend having a cocktail on the terrace, which overlooks the unbelievable expanse of green.
  • Yes, it’s a Five-Star restaurant located in the super-luxe Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort, but the dress code is laid back and casual San Diego, so a jacket is preferred — but not required. Still, there are a couple of no-no’s: no jeans and no open-toe shoes for men.
The Food
  • It doesn't matter if your selection comes from the ranch (A5 wagyu), sea (wild king salmon) or garden (artichoke au gratin), you can expect the dish to be done with a cool, contemporary touch. The team has played with textures and colors to ensure tables' oohs and aahs hit just the right octave.
  • One of the most visually stunning menu options is the horseradish pot de crème. The creative concoction of caviar, uni and spinach tuile could not be more Instagram-worthy.
  • Addison’s pastry team has a reputation for crafting delightful desserts. This fall's tasty gooseberry sorbet only strengthens the statement.
Business casual
Reservations recommended
Getting There
5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego, California 92130
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