Editorial Review of
Pacific Coast Grill
The new Pacific Coast Grill is now open in Cardiff by the Sea. Bringing new life to the prime waterfront space on S. Coast Highway 101 formerly known as Charlie’s, Pacific Coast Grill is a two-story restaurant and bar that is bound to be Cardiff’s summer hot spot. PCG is the northern-most venue on Cardiff’s ‘restaurant row’ sitting beside The Beach House and Chart House. The summer opening (finally) comes more than a year after the closing of its original Solana Beach location.
The completely renovated building brings the natural seascape inside through large windows, aqua shades and a spacious patio set beneath a vast second story deck. A ‘great ocean view’ just doesn’t do the setting justice; PCG literally sits on the rocky shore, just steps from the rhythmic waves. Inside, designer Georgia Goldberg and architect Steve Adams created a Baja-inspired façade. Look for reclaimed boat wood, beach rocks, an impressive private dining room, and the treasure chest wine cellar -- a nod to Solana Beach beginnings.
Start with the Lobster & Lump Crab Cakes, Baked Oysters, Made-to-Order Guacamole, Yellowtail Tartare Stack or the Cardiff Reef Roll, made with spicy tuna, snow crab, tempura jalapeno, avocado and ginger-ponzu sauce. Entrees are divided into ‘On-Shore’ and ‘Off-Shore’ options. Dive off shore with Tequila Shrimp Pasta, Char-Grilled Wild Salmon, Coconut-Crab Crusted Mahi Mahi or Pacific Lobster Tail. Meaty on-shore options range from the hearty Turkey Breast Meatloaf, to Hawaiian-Style Baby Back Ribs, Spicy Char-Pork Tenderloin and Chile-Rubbed Filet Mignon. Entrees are priced between $18-55.
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