TRUST Restaurant

San Diego

This Hillcrest restaurant serves market-driven continental cuisine in an airy, mid-century inspired space. There's a distinctly New American feel to the menu, evident in shareable small plates like rich chicken liver toast with house mostarda and grilled levain drizzled with olive oil; entrée options highlight the spot's wood-fired grill, especially the standout prime Flatiron steak, juicy and decadent with roasted potatoes. Mixology-forward cocktails reign at the quartz-topped bar (pro tip: try the TRUST cocktail #2, which marries jalapeño-infused tequila, fresh grapefruit and cucumber juice, agave, and a dash of firewater bitters), where communal seating proves a pleasant alternative for those unable to make last minute reservations during peak dinner and brunch times.