Del Mar Beach
Typically, a beach front view would mean a price hike on the menu, but there's only one item at Jake's over $20 (it's the Lobster Club and it's totally great). Don't forget to save room for a slice the famous Hula Pie (macadamia nut ice cream pie with chocolate cookie crust, hot fudge, toasted macadamia nuts, and whipped cream).
The violet hour couldn’t be any more stunning than at Jake’s Del Mar, from the sun-bleached wood beams and soft-focus lighting to the sounds of crashing surf on the beach mere steps from your table. Gussied-up entrees make date night special—Togarashi Spice Crusted Ahi includes a sidecar of a sushi rice cake, French beans, umami-rich oyster and shitake mushrooms, soy butter, and crunchy pickled green papaya; or opt for Maine lobster, scallops, shrimp, and fresh fish poached in a savory saffron tomato broth, atop a crisp risotto cake. Whatever you select, don’t pass on Jake’s famous Hula Pie with macadamia nut ice cream piled high on a chocolate cookie crust and dripping hot fudge, either as a dessert or whizzed into a nutty, thick shake and topped with a float of Selvarey chocolate rum.
How to book: Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 858-755-2002. Walk-ins are accepted if seating is available.