Summer is finally upon us—and here at Lionfish, we couldn’t be more excited for this time of year, and more importantly all of the great food and drinks that the summer brings. We have plenty of excellent seasonal food and drink options that are perfect for this time of year.
Dive into Summertime at San Diego’s Premier Seafood Eatery
If you really want to get in the summertime spirit—why not enjoy these fresh, delicious menu items out on our patio? Feeling summer-ready? Here are a few of our favorite Lionfish menu items for summer.
Kale Salad- We know that during the summer, many of us like to keep things light and eat as fresh as possible. This is why our Kale Salad is one of our favorite summer menu staples. Featuring carrots, seam seeds, egg, parmesan, kale and shallots, this salad is filled with a bunch of goodies. Plus it is topped with a fresh Tahini dressing which screams summertime.
Local Halibut Ceviche- Ceviche is a must-have for any summer meal, and here at Lionfish, we always highly recommend our Local Halibut Ceviche. While this local fish is the main ingredient, it also incdlues avocado, shiso, yuzu, cucumber and tostados. Plus, it is a gluten-free addition to our menu for those with dietary concerns.
Big-Eye Tuna Pizza- Cold plates are a great option during the summer season—which is why we took an old classic dish for sharing, with pizza, and put a cold twist on it. This light, yet flavorful dish features big-eye tuna pizza, truffle mustard, red onions and micro Shiso together in one delectable pizza pie!
Now that we have you in the mood for some summer fun, come down to Lionfish to explore some of these fresh menu items. Join us for dinner or take advantage of our happy hour specials where you can enjoy discounts on snacks, drinks and oysters.
Spicy Grilled Octopus- Looking for a little kick in your dish? Our fresh, spicy grilled octopus is just the dish you have been looking for. Fresh, light octopus is great in the summer and our take on this dish features fermented Chile, crispy garlic, potatoes and cilantro aioli.
Braised Salt Spring Mussels- Here at Lionfish, we are known for our modern take on coastal cuisine and for putting a fresh twist on traditional seafood dishes. This can be seen in our Braised Salt Spring Mussels which features saffron butter, chorizo sofrito and albraino. It is a must-try and a great dish for sharing.
And now on the summer cocktails…
During the warm weather season, there is nothing quite like sitting outside on a nice summer night with a cool, refreshing cocktail.
We always have a specialty cocktail of the month, along with great summer drinks like the following:
The Final Rose- Made with Lillet Rose, Fino Sherry, Absolut Eryx, ginger lemon and basil—this is one fresh and flavorful cocktail. Our favorite summer ingredient, however? The fresh watermelon used in this drink.
Rice-Paper-Scissors- We love clear spirits like gin in the summer time, and this gin-based drink is great for those warmer nights. It features fresh flavors like lemon and cucumber as well, meaning it will leave you feeling quite refreshed, even on those warm California nights.
Of course, you can always just go for a classic glass of wine like one of our fruity whites or a crisp glass of Rosé (seen above). We even have a large menu of Sake here at Lionfish.
Don’t forget, we are located in the heart of the Gaslamp district in the stunning Pendry Hotel—so make sure to come visit us this summer for all these favorite summer staples.
Make your reservations now!