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Upcoming Events

DAILY Happy Hour! Tues – Sat, 3 – 5pm. $5 glasses of wine & $5 off bottles, $4 beers, $3 off appetizers
10/17 – Tuesday Corned Beef & Fish n’ Chips Night – House cured corned beef reubens on fresh baked rye rolls & fresh catch fish n’ chips! We’ll also have Benchmark Beer on draft! Reservations highly recommended, 619-431-5755
10/21 – Saturday CLOSED – We are closed for a private event
10/25 Wed & 10/26 Thurs Local Lobster Night – San Diego Whole Spiny Lobsters! Champagne by the Glass! Reservations highly recommended, 619-431-5755
12/10 – Sunday Fallbrook Winery Dinner featuring Save Good Food – 7 courses and 7 wines, With wine from Fallbrook Winery & much of the produce from Fallbrook & Vista Farms via Save Good Food, this is a true local Farm To Table Dinner. More details TBA, Reservations Required
 
Past Events
10/3 – Tuesday “Rainbow Happy Hour” – An event especially for our LGBTQ neighbors, friends, family & of course all Garden Kitchen supporters! Happy Hour specials will be extended until 6PM, come on down and meet your neighbors!
9/17 – Sunday – 5pm Chuparosa Vineyards Wine Dinner – featuring Agua Dulce Farm. 7 courses with 7 wines, With wine from Ramona & much of the produce from Chula Vista, this is a true local Farm To Table Dinner. Cost is $125 which includes tax & tip. Reservations Required, please call the restaurant.
9/12 – 9/17 Farm To Fork Week – 3 Courses for $40!! This option is available in addition to our standard a la carte menu. Stay tuned & also read more about F2F on the website
9/12 – Tuesday “Rainbow Happy Hour” – An event especially for our LGBTQ neighbors, friends, family & of course all Garden Kitchen supporters! Happy Hour specials will be extended until 6PM, come on down and meet your neighbors!
8/8 – Tuesday “Rainbow Happy Hour” – An event especially for our LGBTQ neighbors, friends, family & of course all Garden Kitchen supporters! Happy Hour specials will be extended until 6PM, come on down and meet your neighbors!
7/12 – Wednesday Thorn Street Brewing Can Release Celebration Thorn St is now canning their beer which means you can finally enjoy it with dinner at Garden Kitchen! Come celebrate with dinner and your favorite beer! Suggested pairings will be available.
7/11 – Tuesday “Rainbow Happy Hour” – An event especially for our LGBTQ neighbors, friends, family & of course all Garden Kitchen supporters! Happy Hour specials will be extended until 6PM, come on down and meet your neighbors!
6/18 – Sunday Father’s Day – Bring your Father in for a Special Sunday dinner. Steaks, Seafood & Farm Fresh Entrees. Seatings available 5:00 to 8:30PM, Reservations RECOMMENDED
6/6 – Tuesday “Rainbow Happy Hour” – An event especially for our LGBTQ neighbors, friends, family & of course all Garden Kitchen supporters! Happy Hour specials will be extended until 6PM, come on down and meet your neighbors!
5/14 – Sunday Mother’s Day – Bring your Mother in for a Special Sunday dinner. Steaks, Seafood & Farm Fresh Entrees. Mother’s Day Dessert Surprise! Seatings available 5:00 to 8:30PM, Reservations RECOMMENDED
5/5 – Saturday Cinco de Mayo – Mexican themed dinner! Queso fundido, tortilla soup, cilantro caesar, pork chop adobada, shrimp tacos, vegetable chimichanga, churros & more!
4/30 – Sunday, 4pm & 7pm Benchmark Beer Dinner – Our first ever BEER Dinner with Benchmark Brewing & Guest Chef Miguel Valdez of The Red Door! 7 courses, 7 beers & hours of fun! Meet the brewer Matt Akin. This will be our TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY KICKOFF!!! $100 INCLUDES TAX & TIP. Two seatings available, 4pm & 7pm, reservations REQUIRED
4/1 – Saturday CLOSED – Closed for private event.
3/26 – Sunday 6PM Vegan Wine Dinner – 5 courses with optional wine pairings. Enjoy a dairy & meat free evening celebrating local & organic fruits & vegetables, you won’t even miss the steak! RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, $75, $25 additional for wine pairings.
3/24 – Friday CLOSED – Closed for private event.
3/16-3/18, Thurs, Fri, Sat St Patrick’s Day – Corned beef brisket, fresh catch fish & chips, Guinness lamb stew, bangers & mash, vegan shepherds pie, stout brownies & irish car bomb ice cream. If you plan on joining us we highly recommend reservations.
3/5 – Sunday, 4pm & 7pm Valle de Guadalupe Wine Dinner with Guest Chef – Valle de Guadalupe inspired Wine Dinner with Guest Chef Ismene Venegas from El Pinar de 3 Mujeres in Mexico. Six courses inspired by the flavors and herbs of the Valle, along with six Baja wine pairings. $125 INCLUDES TAX, TIP & WINE PAIRINGS. RESERVATION REQUIRED.
2/19 – Sunday, 4pm & 7pm “Lunch At The Perfect Pan”, Revisited. – This special collaboration Sunday Night Dinner with one of San Diego’s original pioneer chefs, Jack Monaco, will revisit the dining experience made popular in the early 1980’s at The Perfect Pan School of Gourmet Cooking. Before social media and before farm to table and pop up dinners were in vogue, Jack and his coterie of chefs would source from Chino Farms and local butchers for the best local ingredients, and their elegant multi course dinners would sell out months in advance. Jack & Coral will be preparing a special 5 course dinner menu to honor the original spirit of “Lunch at the Perfect Pan”. $100 INCLUDES TAX & TIP, optional wine pairings for $25. RESERVATION REQUIRED. We’ll also have special guest Piret Munger, original owner of The Perfect Pan and Piret’s, which was hailed by Julia Child and where James Beard raved about the steak au poivre. Bring your Piret’s Cookbook to have it personally autographed!
2/10, 2/11, 2/14 Valentine’s Weekend – Expect to see wagyu steak, pork tomahawks, risotto, the freshest seafood and many vegetarian & vegan delights, reservations recommended!
1/17 – 1/21 Farm To Fork Week – $40 Prix Fixe Dinners in addition to standard a la carte menu
12/31/2016 New Year’s Eve Reservation Only Dinner – Starting at 6PM, 5 courses and wine pairings. Expect to see lobster, steak, chocolate, champagne and a goodie bag. The plan is to wrap up by 9PM to give everyone time to get to your parties!
10/28 & 10/29 – Friday/Saturday Halloween! – A spooky Halloween themed menu!
8/23 – Tuesday Gourmet Burger Night – Gourmet burgers on house made pretzel buns, ice cream floats, and a surprise keg! As always, there will be vegan and vegetarian options. Burger night fills up fast, we recommend reservations 619-431-5755
8/7 – Sunday Baja Wine Dinner – Private, reservation only dinner. Five courses plus amuse bouche, paired with six different Baja wines. Our Baja “wine guy” Albert Villa will be there, as will at least one of the winemakers from the represented wineries. The food will be in the Garden Kitchen style that you know, but of course with some Mexican flair. Event starts at 5:45pm and costs $100, that INCLUDES the dinner, wine pairings, tax & tip! Call the restaurant for reservations, 619-431-5755
7/26 – Tuesday Hawaiian Nights – Kalua pork, pineapple sweet bread, loco moco, tropical drinks & HULA DANCERS! – RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED 619-431-5755
7/21, 7/22 – Thurs/Fri Guest Chef Matt Richman – Matt is former owner and chef at Table 926 in Pacific Beach, and will be executive chef at Table 1888 at Depot Springs Beer Company in La Mesa. He and Coral will collaborate on a special menu
7/12 – 7/16 San Diego Pride Week – In celebration of Pride and in support of our LGBT friends, we will be selling 6 layer rainbow cakes this week, and will donate 100% of proceeds from these desserts to the San Diego LGBT Community Center
6/19 – Sunday Father’s Day Sunday Brunch, 9AM – 1PM
5/26 – Thursday Benchmark Brewing Neighbor Night
Menu items with suggested Benchmark beer pairings. Pick your own menu selections & pairings to make your meal how you like it! Rolando neighbors and the owners of Benchmark will be there to pour tasters & discuss their beer.
5/25 – Wednesday Movie Night Under the Stars 5pm Ratatouille and 7pm Casablanca, Clark Dahlman will set up a projector screen!
5/19 – Thursday Chuparosa Vineyards Winemaker Night
Menu items with suggested Chuparosa wine pairings. Pick your own menu selections & pairings to make your meal how you like it! Winemakers there to pour tasters & discuss their wines.
5/17 – Tuesday Fred Benedetti playing Spanish Guitar – 5:30 – 8:30, menu will include Sangria, Tapas & Paella
5/12 – Thursday Kohill Winemaker Night
Menu items with suggested Kohill wine pairings. Pick your own menu selections & pairings to make your meal how you like it! Winemakers there to pour tasters & discuss their wines.
5/11 – Wednesday South Coast Winery Night
Menu items with suggested South Coast wine pairings. Pick your own menu selections & pairings to make your meal how you like it! Our South Coast Rep Kyle will be there to pour & discuss their wines.
5/10 – Tuesday Gourmet Burger Night In addition to burgers, PBJ cookies & chocolate chip cookie dough cake
5/8 – Sunday Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch, 9AM – 1PM Fancy brunch just for mom!
5/6 & 5/7 – Friday/Saturday Garden Kitchen 1 Year Anniversary Dinners
These are our official anniversary celebration nights. Menu highlights will be San Diego’s freshest seafood, quail, Frenched Pork Chop & Wagyu Steak. Tables will be set with special linens.
5/5 – Thursday Cinco de Mayo!
5/4 – Wednesday Edwards Vineyard Winemaker Night
Menu items with suggested Edwards Wine pairings. Pick your own menu selections & pairings to make your meal how you like it! Winemakers there to pour tasters & discuss their wines.