I soo wanted to fall in love with The Patio on Lamont Street... I imagined long walks up Garnet Avenue in the cool summer breeze, enjoying some Manhattans on the patio while snacking on an array of unique tapas. Located in my neighborhood of Pacific Beach, the restaurant recently opened in November 2012 after completely overhauling the former space occupied by the Lamont Street Grill. The Patio was to be unlike any restaurant in Pacific Beach. Not a raucous sports bar, not a locals' dive bar, not a hipster beach bar, but a bar for the more distinguished folk of Pacific Beach with an appetite for something more upscale - something with class, if you will. But although the interior is beautifully designed and decorated, on our visit, the food and service fell short. Being so unique to its locale, The Patio on Lamont will certainly get a pass for slight slip ups, and hopefully these growing pains will subside and the restaurant will reign in and refocus its culinary output. Missteps aside, The Patio on Lamont Street is worth a visit, even if its merely a stop off to take in the the decor and a delicious handcrafted cocktail before an afternoon at the beach.
We'll definitely give The Patio another try, more likely than not for brunch or happy hour tapas.
The Patio on Lamont Street is located at 4445 Lamont Street in Pacific Beach. For more information on The Patio on Lamont Street, visit the website and be sure to follow on Facebook and Twitter.
THE PATIO ON LAMONT STREET
4445 Lamont Street, Pacific Beach
Mon. - Fri. 11 am - 12 am
Sat. - Sun. 9 am - 12 am
Everyday 3 pm - 6 pm