In the midst of the busy center of San Diego, there stands Patio on Goldfinch. It is the sister restaurant of the Patio on Lamont which up to date carries the hallmarks of the brand specially the living plant walls which give diners breath of freshness. The live green walls make the place live up to its name patio or outdoor lounging or dining. It create a farm theme and add vibrance to the clean interior and exterior of the place. It provides a very relaxing scenery which makes the experience more enjoyable.
The place is adorned with farm-to-table eats which enhances the the ambiance of the place as a healthy food haven. This setting is common to both Patio on Lamont and Patio in Goldfinch. But what is really remarkable about the place is the practice of recycling table craps and turn them to dog treats. Very noble deed, indeed!
Here are some of the delight some servings I had in the place:
For people on the go, this combo can give you a kick-start. Though labeled as Patio breakfast, you may have it at any time of the day. It is a complete meal of scrambled egg, bacon and toast. The toast got perfectly done but the bacon was quite greasy. It is the potato which I have loved much because it got so well seasoned and it got so smooth texture.
The Beef Short Ribs is one of its kinds. It is truly delish and it is one of my new found fave. It is not the regular beef ribs which would give you quite a chew. Patio’s is so tender and juicy. It seemed to have melted in my mouth. Yummy!
I love this because I just simply love seafood. The mussels are so soft. The taste and the texture are very friendly to the buds. I just hope that the next time around, it be served in bigger proportion.
Twisted Elvis Hazelnut Chocolate Tart
These two are marvelous gifts to sweet tooth. The ice cream on the twisted Elvis is so delectable that I was not able to stop my self but ask for another scoop. The tart, on the other hand, is so creamy. This one, indeed, is one of the highlights of my Patio experience.
I just can’t help but take a picture of this drink decorated to perfection. And, oh well, it tastes great as it looks great.
As a final note, I want to say Kudos to the restaurant’s staff. They are as cool as the place and as warm as the food. There are just these one personnel who appeared to be quite pushy but I think it’s just his way of doing a little job of marketing and it is just but normal for people who are stationed at the front.
Overall, all I can say is that Patio in the Goldfinch is one grandiose beanery!