Ember & Rye
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The buzz: Playful takes on old favorites give this steakhouse a modern twist.
The food: Richard Blais, founding chef of Juniper and Ivy in Little Italy, as well as the Crack Shack empire, continues to delight San Diegans with his latest venture, Ember & Rye at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Carlsbad. The newly-imagined steakhouse specializes in brawny aged steaks and fresh seafood in a classic California setting, while also offering unexpected, whimsical takes like a lobster knuckle sandwich, white chocolate-dipped radishes, Scotch eggs with maple, and caviar service, complete with little fish-shaped blini.
The cost: Snacks are $8-32, entrees run $31-260, cocktails go for $18-50, beer is $8-16, and wines by the glass are $12-28.