Del Mar's Beeside Balcony To Open New Location In La Jolla

May 6, 2021

Del Mar's 5-year-old Beeside Balcony restaurant is replicating in La Jolla, opening in the second story, 2,500 square-foot space last occupied by Sushi on the Rock. 

Mary Arabatzis founded Beeside Balcony in the mezzanine space above what was then PrepKitchen Del Mar  (now in the process of becoming Villaggio Ristorante) in 2016, offering a Mediterranean-influenced menu paired with Pacific ocean views. In January 2020, the restaurant was purchased by Chef Christophe Cevasco, a 3rd generation chef of Spanish and Italian descent with four decades of cooking experience in restaurants around the world, including Le Cirque, Eiffel Tower, and Valentino’s in Las Vegas and locally as a managing partner of Eddie V’s Prime Seafood in La Jolla. 

Chef Christophe recently found the perfect spot to open a second Beeside Balcony. Like the flagship restaurant, the former Sushi on the Rock restaurant in the heart of La Jolla offers a mezzanine vantage point with sprawling views of the sea from its open air balcony and interior. Expect the unit to undergo a renovation with an anticipated opening to take place in late summer to early fall. Like the original eatery, Beeside Balcony La Jolla will offer a global Mediterranean menu with a French influence with dishes made from produce sourced from local farms, organic meats, sushi-grade seafood and imported items. The restaurant will also offer a full bar with cocktails, beer and wine, as well as an onsite speakeasy dubbed "The Hive".

The new Beeside Balcony will be located at 1025 Prospect Street, Suite 250, in La Jolla. For more information, visit