Ring in the New Year at Lionfish Coastal Cuisine

Ring in the New Year at Lionfish Coastal Cuisine

The holidays are winding down, and it’s time to revel in the joy that is New Year’s Eve. Every year has its ups and downs, and New Year’s Eve is always the perfect time to reflect in good company, make resolutions, and most importantly have a meal to remember for years to come. We’re ringing in the new year San Diego Style with a Prix Fixe menu featuring, surf, turf, land, and dessert! What’s there not to love about that?! Whether you’re in for some classic San Diego Seafood, or looking for the best glazed pork chop on the West Coast, we’ve got you covered to make sure your evening is as magical as you deserve it to be.

What you need to know

Where: 435 Fifth Ave, San Diego CA, 92101

When: December 31st, New Year’s Eve.

Reservations: Tables are filling up fast, so make sure you reserve one!


New Year’s Eve Prix Fixe Menu | $175 Per Person


It wouldn’t be a four course meal without an appetizer to set the mood. Start New Year’s eve right with Kusshi Oyster, Caviar, Aguachile Mignonette, and Dashi Onions. Ease into dinner with something simple, yet rich to get your palate ready for what’s to come.


First Course

Your first course will get you started by choosing from one of the three following options: 



Beef Tartare – Cured Egg, Gomae Spinach Salad, Smoked Beef Fat Aioli, Brioche Crisp Black Sesame Salt



Tuna Specialty – Black Sesame Seed Crusted, Tomato Caper Olive Tapenade, Pickled Cucumber, Cured Egg Yolks, Upland Cress, Spicy Mustard Ponzu



Tomato Tartare – (Bruschetta) Scallion Salsa, Tomato Amazu, Salted Cucumbers, Crunchy Garlic, Thai Basil

Second Course


Your second course will get you started by choosing from one of the three following options: 



Prime Rib Tortellini – Beef Au Jus Glaze, Horseradish Cream, Crispy Onions, Potato Onion Purée



Gnocchi Lobster – Lobster Tail, Lobster Oil, Roasted Fennel, Dill



Truffle Gnocchi – Miso Vegan Butter Sauce, Cashew Parmesan


Main Course

Your main course will get you started by choosing from one of the three following options: 



Snake River Ny Tenderloin Steak – Truffle Demi, Manchego Puree, Miso Potato Croquettes



Smoked Kombu Swordfish – Pork Belly, Bok Choy, Mushroom Broth



Roasted Cauliflower – Romanesco Mole Sauce, Smoked Almond Salsa


We hope you’ll save room for this one because we end the evening with something light and sweet, like a champagne toast for your tastebuds. 


Strawberry & Cream Smash Cake – Gold Leaf, Shortbread Cookie, Angel Food Cake, Creme An Glaise


It’s not New Year’s Eve without Champagne!

Don’t forget to leave 2022 behind, and welcome 2023 with open arms with a Champagne toast with only the best company and the best coastal cuisine you’ve ever had.


About Lionfish

Lionfish is as social as the bustling neighborhood that surrounds it. Located in the Pendry San Diego in the city’s trendy Gaslamp Quarter sits Lionfish, the dynamic, design-driven hotspot on 5th Avenue that honors the essence of the city’s lifestyle. The restaurant offers modern coastal cuisine that features fresh-catch cooking and seasonal ingredients, all prepared with innovative twists. The menu, featuring both sustainable seafood and prime meats, toys with guest’s tastebuds with its casual, yet complex offerings. The light, fresh appetizers are perfect for sharing. A private dining area is available for a more intimate experience. A lively, yet elegant environment within the two-level space, Lionfish is not only a culinary destination, but it’s also a home for hand-crafted cocktails, all of which are carefully prepared by high-end mixologists in the restaurant’s rambunctious bar.


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