Restaurant Review: Sea 180 Coastal Tavern is one of the hottest new places to eat, drink and take in the beach. Every night they’ve got different specials and often tout fresh local ingredients bought from Suzie’s Farm. Located inside the new Pier South Resort that just got a write-up in the LA Times (rooms start at more than $300 per night), the restaurant is just a snazzy.
The restaurant opened on December 18, 2013 and the new Pier South Resort hotel started taking guests in early January 2014. The restaurant is part of the Cohn Restaurants, which have restaurants throughout San Diego, including at the Prado. Ken Irving is the executive chef who used to own the French Restaurant in Coronado, Chez Loma.
The menu has tasty quote from Chef Ken: “We make our own chorizo sausage and cure and smoke our own bacon, salmon and Canadian bacon. We also have our own fisherman, Captain Johnny Law of the fishing vessel “Wild West”.”
They also have nightly specials, including Military Mondays, which doubles with “Money Making Mondays” where schools can receive a 15% donation from every customer who eats from their school. Date night Tuesdays includes 3 shared plates, shared salad and a bottle of wine at $39 per couple. Wednesday Night is live music night and Thursday is $5 cocktails. Cocktails have swanky names like “Spiced Watermelon Drop” and “House-made seasonal infusions” and — my favorite — “Tango in South Bay.”
Social Hour is from 2:30-5pm where all beers & wines are $5 per glass and their food items, including the garlic herb fries are $5 as well.
I had their Sea Starter “Roasted Black Mussels” with house made chorizo sausage, garlic cream, white wine and grilled focaccia. They’ve also got some interesting entrees that include Bison & Port Meatballs and the 7-Hour Lamb Osso Buco.
Where: 800 Seacoast Dr, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
When: 7:00 am ~ 11:00 pm, Monday through Sunday
Prices range from about $5 to $30 per plate.