A destination for locals and visitors alike, SEA180º - a coastal tavern, brings contemporary beachfront dining to one of San Diego’s most distinctive and underserved locales. The restaurant is located on the ground level of Pier South, the new $28 million boutique hotel. With sweeping “180 degree” views of Los Coronados (the Coronado Islands), South Bay and Mexico, the name SEA 180 was coined from the expansive ocean views visible from every corner of the establishment. Located just steps from the stunning Imperial Beach sand, SEA180º is both accessible and upscale. Chef and restaurateur Ken Irvine heads up the culinary program at SEA180º. With influences from the original colonizers of the area, the restaurant’s Baja-Med cuisine features Pacific Rim flavors indicative of the Japanese fisherman as well as the French, Italian and Mediterranean food that drove south into Baja during the Prohibition era. Exceptionally prepared seafood, a coveted San Diego staple not often found in such a stunning beachfront location, is a prominent part of the menu as are shared plate offerings. The restaurant is a 10,000 square foot space comprised of both indoor and outdoor dining including a banquet room and rooftop deck. Philippe Beltran, an avid world traveler who was born and raised in Paris, is best known in San Diego as the creative mind behind the Cohn’s BO-beau kitchen + bar in Ocean Beach and 100 Wines in Hillcrest. Beltran head up the interior design of SEA 180, combining natural and organic elements to fashion a light and airy environment. A soft palette bolsters the sky-high glass windows which highlight the restaurant’s design focal point, the picturesque sea views.
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