Reader 2019 Feast Restaurant Issue: New and Old, from the Guadalupe Valley to Carlsbad

Share and share alike is the way to go to this relatively new Mission Hills eatery. The chicken-fried quail is a slightly spicy appetizer, while the house-made coppa ham is a flavorful starter, especially with rye bread and cheese. Even the entrees are shareable, such as the branzino, which is served whole, but with pieces separated to make it easier to, well, share. This is a good place to try steak tartare if you’ve never had it before. For a little something extra, there is a six-course chef’s table offering for $100 ($40 more for wine pairings) on Wednesdays and Thursdays, featuring chef owner Brad Wise.

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