In its 7th Year - Beaumont's Debuts a New Look & Revamped Menu

Pan roasted sea bass
March 27, 2013

After celebrating its seven-year anniversary this past fall, Beaumont’s Eatery, Bird Rock’s go-to spot for delectable fare, handcrafted cocktails and top-rate live entertainment, has put a fresh face forward.  With a focus on next-level design, the renovated space boasts a sleek new color scheme, eclectic design elements and artwork inspired by the neighborhood.  Mirroring the vibrancy of the new look is a refreshed menu designed to elevate Beaumont’s dining while staying true to the restaurant’s fresh, California style flavors and approachability.

“In entering our seventh year, we felt a bit of a ‘Seven Year Itch’,” says Dave Heine, who owns Beaumont’s and sister restaurant Brockton Villa with wife Megan Heine. “We embraced this feeling as an opportunity for Beaumont’s to do some growing up.  Our vision was to give Beaumont’s a facelift with a focus on a modern design and menu, while maintaining the comfortable atmosphere that our guests love.”

Dave & Megan Heine
Dave and Megan saw the remodel project as a way to bring this vision to life.  The interior refresh begins with a bold color scheme of slate gray, varying shades of teal and vibrant yellow, with cement and metallic accents.  The layout of the dining room has been transformed to fit emerging trends of relaxed, conversational and interactive dining. A metallic communal table on wheels surrounded by steel yellow stools now occupies a new back bar area.  High-top tables are distributed amongst booths with plush upholstery that line the sidewalls and patio. Funky metallic collectibles can be found throughout the space, as in an ornate European-inspired metallic frame surrounding an antique mirror behind the bar.  Pops of color from David Trubridge laser-cut pendant light fixtures and hand-painted art pieces bring energy into the restaurant, as singles, friends, and couples sip on cocktails, enjoy innovative bites and groove to nightly live music.  Other partners involved in the renovation include Graham Downes Architecture, Taylor Design Build, Baker’s Booth Company, Maudlin and Hawkins Construction, Smashing Designs and Impact Visual Arts.

Southern wedge salad
Elevating the revived dining ambiance further is a new menu, created by Executive Chef George Morris who joined the Beaumont’s team last fall.  Focusing on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and utilizing modern culinary techniques, Chef Morris’ dishes are playful with a contemporary twist.  A diversity of comfort food flavors permeate the new menu, as first introduced in the Southern Wedge Salad with fried chicken, bacon, red pepper, blue cheese and Tabasco ranch dressing, and the Little Gem Caesar with meyer lemon, sourdough croutons, grana padano and white anchovy.  Shared plates become conversation starters in the Saucy Lamb Meatballs with tomato, mint, parsley, ricotta salata and toasted ciabatta and the Braised Duroc Pork Belly with creamy polenta, fennel-apple salad and pickled raisins.

Committed to using the highest quality seasonal ingredients, Chef Morris puts springtime on a plate in his Day Boat Scallops entrée with English peas, pea tendrils, asparagus and horseradish puree.  Another seafood standout is the Pan Roasted Sea Bass with sunchokes, heirloom carrots, romanesco and bacon jam.  The Duckwich, a sandwich-style offering of pineapple-chipotle BBQ duck, bruleed banana, cilantro, red onion and brie, offers a sweet and salty burst of Vietnamese inspired flavors.  The lunch menu has seen a revamp as well, with additions including the Bahn Mi-ish, a soft baguette layered with Vietnamese style BBQ tofu, pickled carrot, daikon, cucumber, cilantro and sambal and the Remodeled Grilled Cheese with white cheddar, kale and smoky horseradish.

While the menu contains several new kicked up additions, Beaumont’s signature staples remain untouched.  In addition, mixologist Gavin McManes continues to lead the bar program with handcrafted cocktails and an extensive offering of local craft beer, including ten California beers on tap.  Live music Wednesday through Saturday nights and Sunday acoustic brunch is heightened with the fresh energetic feel of the restaurant.

Beaumont’s Eatery is located at 5662 La Jolla Blvd. in Bird Rock/La Jolla and is open for lunch weekdays at 11:30AM, dinner daily and for breakfast on the weekends beginning at 8:00AM.  Happy hour is offered daily from 3:00-6:30PM.  To learn more, visit and follow on Facebook at, Twitter at @BeaumontsLJ, and Instagram at @BeaumontsLJ.