Sea Rocket Bistro
It’s easy being green with a menu of sustainable, mainly local seafood and produce. Sea urchin bisque and grilled fresh sardines are top picks, along with plump, seared Baja scallops, and any dish with Carlsbad mussels. Noisy room. Moderate.
HOURS: 5-10pm Monday–Friday; Saturday noon–10pm; Sunday brunch 10am–3pm, dinner until 10pm.
PRICES: Starters $6–$28; tapas (bar snacks) $5; entrées $14–$18; sides $7; desserts $7.
CUISINE: Fresh sustainable seafood and vegetarian dishes in imaginative creations with local produce. Craft beer, hard cider, and mead, plus adequate, affordable wine selection; corkage $12.
PICK HITS: Whole sea urchin; black cod–liver crostini; scallop ceviche; smoked squid salad; local sardines (when in season); uni gelato dessert. Other good bets: uni crostini; fish du jour; fisherman’s stew; grass-fed burger.
NEED TO KNOW: Casual. Moderately loud. Plenty for vegetarians/vegans. Bread only by request. Small parking lot in back.
Overall community rating: 4.0 stars
Sunday, December 8, 6:00 p.m.
|Sunday||5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Monday||5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Tuesday||5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Wednesday||5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Thursday||5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Friday||5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Saturday||5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.|