Sandpiper Wood Fired Grill & Oyster Bar opened in June 2022, located just three blocks from the beach in La Jolla on Avenida De La Playa. This relaxed upscale restaurant has a welcoming environment, impeccable service, and highlights fresh oysters along with wood-grilled seafood dishes and shareable steakhouse style plates.
Co-Owners of the famous Georges at the Cove restaurant have brought Sandpiper to life and created a hidden gem at the La Jolla Shores perfect for locals and visitors who are looking to unwind over delicious cuisine.
Enjoy a leisurely evening in the cozy indoor dining area and bar or on the outdoor patio by the fireplace. The menu revolves around fire grilling, which influences almost every aspect of the dishes. You can indulge in shared plates like blistered shishito peppers and cast-iron focaccia, as well as a Niman-Ranch pork chop. On Fridays and Saturdays, they offer a $65 slow grilled prime rib with skillet potatoes.
A don’t miss dish is the grilled octopus served with avocado, heirloom tomatoes, lime vinaigrette and a burnt habanero salsa. The crispy shrimp are also a local favorite tossed in a szechuan chili aioli, scallions and sesame seeds.
The beverage menu at Sandpiper features classic and strong drinks, along with delightful tropical favorites such as Mojitos and Coconut Pineapple Daiquiris. In addition to delicious cocktails, Sandpiper also offers an enticing wine selection curated by resident advanced sommelier Evan Vallee who is one of just 10 advanced sommeliers in San Diego. His list includes wines from France and Italy along with some select Australian, Spanish and New Zealand varietals among others. Vallee suggests the grilled trout with a Spanish wine as a perfect pairing.
Sandpiper also offers Happy Hour Wednesday through Sunday from 4pm - 5:30pm, if you purchase a bottle of champagne you will be treated to a dozen oysters. A perfect way to top off a day spent at the beach.
You are sure to have an unforgettable dining experience at Sandpiper that will have you returning again and again.
Sandpiper is located at 2259 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA. Make a reservation at sandpipersd.com