North Park's Craft House Signs On To Open Location Within Incoming Sky Deck Restaurant Hall In Del Mar

November 23, 2020

The pandemic-delayed Sky Deck restaurant hall is now set to open in early 2021 at Del Mar Highlands Town Center and the latest addition to its culinary roster is North Park's Craft House gastropub, who will occupy the largest unit within the 2-tier space. 

Previously anticipated to open this past June within Del Mar Highland Town Center’s, The Sky Deck is a 25,000 square-foot, multi-restaurant collective from Donahue Schriber Realty Group that is inspired by El Nacional in Barcelona and will be the highlight of the $100+ million redesign of the 30-year-old San Diego shopping complex. Located on the second floor of the plaza above a new and expanded Jimbo's Naturally supermarket, The Sky Deck has already signed restaurants from Ambrogio15 pizzeria, Kiin Extraordinary Thai operated by the team behind Plumeria Vegetarian in University Heights, a new Le Parfait Paris coffee shop and bakery, a Mediterranean eatery called J at Sky Deck from the team behind Del Mar’s Beeside Balcony, Ziziki’s Greek street food, Urbana Mexican Gastronomy, San Francisco's popular Marufuku Ramen, a central cocktail bar called Understory on the base floor in partnership between Scott Slater of Slater's 50/50 and Le Parfait Paris founder Guillaume Ryon, and a rooftop beer garden with tasting rooms from Northern Pine Brewing, Rough Draft Brewing and Boochcraft hard kombucha. Each eatery will range in size from 500-3,000 square-feet and have its own unique areas within the state-of-the-art facility, which will have 25-foot-high window store-fronts, large roll-up glass doors, and a retractable roof.

Chef Caesar perfecting a plate.
The latest tenant to sign on to be part of the ambitious project is Craft House, a local American gastropub concept founded by Chef Caesar Huerta that first opened in summer 2018 in San Diego's North Park. Craft House will occupy the most expansive space within the Sky Deck, offering a 2,300 square-foot indoor dining area with its own 370 square-foot outdoor patio, designed by San Diego's Tecture firm to incorporate heavy steal and rustic wood. In addition to its menu of American comfort food favorites like a long list of "monster" burgers, including the popular Wake n' Bake'n Burger, the new Craft House will expand its offerings to have more locally sourced seafood dishes and entrees inspired by the Baja region. There will also be a mixology program featuring craft cocktails and a long list of local beers on tap.

Craft House Del Mar is expected to open as early as February 2021 at 12925 El Camino Real within Del Mar Highlands Town Center. For more information, visit