The wide-spaced new and lively restaurant, sitting right across from a beautiful oceanfront, brings a fresh kind of scene to the Pacific Beach neighborhood. It’s best to go around 4pm and view the sunset while people watching. If you’re looking for somewhere that’s not too much of a college-pub or a fancy dress-up restaurant, this the spot for you. Executive chef Steven Lona, concentrates on a seafood menu, with everything from oysters, ceviche, poke and more. The beachfront bar’s craft cocktails boast a comprehensive list, where they range from sweet and savory drinks to light and refreshing-while offering shareable “fish bowls” as well.
We started our dinner with their fried calamari and house-cured lox. I loved the chorizo mixed in with the calamari, with the nice crisp breading. It wasn’t too oily either- this is a must-try.
The house-cured lox is an enlivening platter of smoked salmon, deviled eggs, capers, red onion, herb cream cheese, and toast.
Lastly, we ended our meal with the fulfilling comfort-esque food, the sweet potato curry with coconut rice on the side. We decided to go with the shrimp, and the sweet potato curry went really well with the coconut rice.
Overall, Waterbar brings a new kind of restaurant to the Pacific Beach scene with delicious seafood, great service, and a nice open space.