Gabardine in Point Loma is one of my favorite new restaurants! If you’re looking for seafood in San Diego, I highly recommend this new hot spot. First off, let me just say that the decor is incredible: think seaside fun in the sun. Nautical elements can be seen throughout the area: from the overhead fishing rod lighting to the whimsical striped pillows found in nooks + crannies.
As for the food, it was truly a treat! While I used to be an extreme meat lover, I have found myself preferring fish to red meat over the last few years (changing tastes & what not). Now don’t get me wrong, I definitely still love a nice strip of steak, but I have come to really appreciate a finely prepared fish. And as far as the coastal cuisine at Gabardine, I was highly impressed. We started out with some oysters (one with an incredible watermelon flavor) and proceeded to order up savory small plates: Little Mac & Cheese, B.L.A.T Salad and Chorizo Corn.
Shown Below: Chorizo Corn, A Searsucker Classic Also Served at Gabardine
As for the main course, the Fijian Albacore is a MUST! So delicious! The White Sea Bass (wild mushrooms, pancetta, cippolini & fennel pesto) was also honestly exquisite. Some of the best fish I have recently had. The portions were just right: enough to fill us up but not huge as to leave us uncomfortably stuffed.
For dessert, we enjoyed the Almond Joy Brownie and the waiter even brought us a complimentary Peach Blueberry Napoleon. The service, by the way, was above and beyond! And I’m not just saying that because of the free dessert
Brian Malarkey is building himself quite the restaurant empire, and after dining at Gingham, Burlap and Searsucker, I can say that Gabardine is just as amazing!
Next Stop: Herringbone
Inside Food Scoop: If you’ve had a less than stellar experience at this restaurant when it very first opened, I highly urge you to give it a second chance because (after several complaints) Brian himself took over as the chef de cuisine, changing the menu, portions and even the prices. Trust me, give it another try!
Gabardine is located at 1005 Rosecrans St. in Point Loma.
Visit Online: GabardineEats.Com