The Florence All-Day Restaurant & Cafe To Open As Part Of New Sabre Springs Mixed-Use Complex

January 31, 2019

Kilroy Realty Corporations's incoming "modern work complex", dubbed Kilroy Sabre Springs, includes the opening of The Florence -  a $10 million neighborhood social house, bar and restaurant being developed in partnership with Chef Antonio Friscia's Legal Restaurants.

Kilroy Sabre Springs is currently constructing a 45,000 square foot, 3-building business campus in the North County San Diego area between Scripps Ranch and Carmel Mountain. In addition to a WiFi fueled plaza and a luxury fitness center, the project will also include an onsite bar and grill. 

Being developed by San Diego-born Legal Restaurants, The Florence will be a 10,000 square-foot, all-day restaurant and cafe with globally-inspired menus. Named after San Diego-born swimming star Florence Chadwick, The Florence will offer a menu of fresh baked pastries and coffee creations in the morning, healthy and quick lunch options, and a fresh ingredient focused dinner. The menu will be developed in partnership with Chef Ricardo Heredia, who left San Diego for world travel after winning the $100,000 grand prize at the 2014 World Food Championship. The restaurant will also house a full bar curated by directors Jason and Victoria O’Bryan, offer nine event spaces and two acres of outdoor seating with fire pits and a full size bocce ball court. The Florence is anticipated to open by this Spring.

Legal Restaurants is a full-service local hospitality development group founded by executive chefs Antonio Friscia and Fern Tran. The group has played a key role in launching Bao Beach, Fireside by the Patio, and Harvest by the Patio, as well as Nomad Donuts downtown San Diego cafe. Chef Antonio Friscia has more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant business, having served as chef-partner at several award-winning venues including Stingaree Nightclub & Guest House, Gaijin Noodle & Sake House, and at Campine: A Culinary & Cocktail Conspiracy, as well as Don Chido and Rustic Root in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter. 

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