If you read my restaurant reviews, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I’m all about the ambiance and overall vibe of a place. If I’m going out to eat, I want to feel like it’s an event: unique decor, music to set the tone and of course, delicious food and fabulous drinks to back it all up. After visiting the Patio on Lamont, this place checks all of those requirements and then some! (Warning: this post is going to be very picturesque because The Patio is so unique and photogenic, words simply don’t do it justice). San Diegans (and future visitors of San Diego): if you haven’t visited the Patio on Lamont yet, please add this to the top of your “must try” list.
I dined with my two sisters and daughter in what turned out to be a beautiful “girls day” for lunch on The Patio:
The Low Down:
- An Environment to Remember: The Patio on Lamont is the type of restaurant where you feel like you could just sit there for hours – pretty, comfortable and interesting enough to stimulate your senses. We opted to sit outside on the patio (because, when in Rome), next to the beautiful green living wall. Succulents adorned every table with bulb lights hanging overhead, and a brick fireplace and cool indoor/outdoor bar to complete the scene. Scratch wanting to stay here for hours, I wanted to move right in! I was pleasantly surprised that The Patio’s interior was just as gorgeous – big windows, dramatic mirrors, fun chairs, and mood set by way of chandeliers (my favorite!)
- All-Day Happy Hour: I mean, how can you say no when they offer half off wine, drafts and cocktails, Monday – Friday 11AM – 6PM? Both of my sisters ordered the Patio Mules (Bourbon, Ginger Syrup, Pear Puree Lime Juice and Ginger Beer) and I was feeling fancy so I went with some bubbly: the sparkling rosé to be exact. All were excellent and now I’m a huge fan of sparkling rosé, a new one for me. Weekend goers are also in luck because they offer an afternoon happy hour, Saturday and Sunday from 3PM – 6PM.
- Let’s talk about the food: If I could pick two words to describe their cuisine, it would be delicious and beautiful. Besides food that tastes good, I always feel the presentation really drives it home and get’s your taste buds excited, like “I’m about to experience something incredible.” And it was all incredible. We shared the Radicchio & Grilled Endive Salad with arugula, apples, candied walnuts, chevre, and dijon-agave vinaigrette, the Roasted Beet Bruschetta with beets, goat cheese, arugula, candied walnuts on ciabata bread, and the Beef & Bleu Flatbread with new york steak, Gorgonzola, Mushrooms, roasted Garlic sauce and white truffle oil (I want to have this flatbread everyday for lunch, and maybe even for dinner!) And of course, the perfect end to our dining experience: Crème brûlée! Check out these show-stoppers:
- Smaller Bites: They offer a kids menu including some favorites, chicken tenders, grilled cheese, cheeseburgers, pasta with marinara and pasta with butter sauce.
- Bring the Pup: They’re dog friendly! I just get SO excited when I hear the words “dog friendly” because my first (and furry) child, Tucker likes to join in on family fun days as much as possible!
- Live Music: Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 6-9PM. The vibe of this place was already so cool, I can only imagine what live music does for the already-stellar environment. I MUST come back to enjoy some live music while sipping my sparkling rosé. Heaven!
My Favorite Part:
Besides me wanting to move into this restaurant because of the decor, my favorite part was the roasted beet bruschetta with goat cheese! It was absolutely delicious and I just couldn’t get over how pretty and colorful it was! A must try!
4445 Lamont Street
San Diego, CA 92109
Disclaimer: I received complimentary food and beverage to review this restaurant. However, all opinions are my own and the Mommy Project, San Diego only features restaurants that we can truly recommend.