Landon's Gourmet Kitchen To Bring Farm-To-Table Fare With Onsite Childcare To San Diego's North County

September 11, 2017

Opening later this month within San Marcos' Old California Restaurant Row is Landon's Gourmet Kitchen, a casual, farm-to-table restaurant specializing in California cuisine that will offer on-site childcare for parents who choose to dine without children while keeping them nearby.

Owned by wife and husband, Charlynn & Garrett Mann, and named after their young son, Landon’s Gourmet Kitchen is a 5,500 square-foot casual dining restaurant with an onsite childcare program set to open to the public on Friday, September 29.

"My husband Garrett and I decided to open a farm-to-table, casual dining restaurant with on-site childcare after our son Landon was born," explained owner Charlynn Mann. "We realized we couldn’t go out to eat without it being huge production. We had to find and hire a babysitter we could trust. Then (IF she didn’t cancel), we had to spend 15 minutes showing her where to find everything and letting her know what my son needed before we could get out the door. To top it off, it was expensive and we had to make sure we were back on time and apologize profusely if we were late."

Landon’s Gourmet Kitchen allows diners with children to make last-minute plans, a luxury most parents don’t get to enjoy. The restaurant offers a supervised, on-site play area for children age 10 months to 6 years where they will be encouraged to read books, make arts and crafts, participate in group activities, and do homework. There will be iPads, movies, and video games for those wishing to provide their children with limited screen time, as well as a kid's food menu. Patrons can feel safe knowing that all staff will be certified in CPR and First Aid. Childcare services will range in cost from $8 per hour for one child to $20 an hour for four children. 

Landon’s menu features California American cuisine designed by Executive Chef Christophe Douheret, who has been leading kitchens for nearly two decades. Highlights include the La Reine flatbread with shaved French ham, white mushroom, Swiss & Mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil, all topped with crispy bacon; the California roasted beet salad with field greens, green apple, goat cheese, rosemary, roasted walnuts, cucumber, chives, and a red wine vinaigrette; the Burrata y Prosciutto tartine served open face on toasted levain bread with walnut pesto, tomato, arugula, cold pressed olive oil and aged balsamic; and the Steak Frites with USDA pub tenderloin topped with cognac & herb butter, sided by a salad and crispy fries. The restaurant will also 12 craft beers on tap and a curated wine list.

Landon's Gourmet Kitchen is located at 1020 San Marcos Boulevard in San Diego's San Marcos neighborhood. For more information, visit and peruse the draft menus below.