The Headquarters' final restaurant anchor has arrived; last night, the Darden-owned Eddie V's debuted their second San Diego location, a two-story space, in the southwest corner of the new downtown complex; their first area restaurant, in La Jolla, opened in 2011.
An outpost of the waffle sandwich shop, Bruxie, will be The Headquarters' last food tenant when it launches later this year.
Jim VanDercook, president of the Florida-based Eddie V's Restaurants Inc., gave Eater a tour of their well-appointed 9,2000-square-foot space, which includes a 20 foot wine wall, three private rooms and their V Lounge, which will host live jazz seven days a week.
If you've eaten at any Eddie V's across the country, you know what to expect: spotless service and a consistent menu of steak and seafood, from a prime bone-in ribeye to Chilean sea bass steamed Asian-style. In this kitchen is Brian Moran, who returns to San Diego after putting in time with the company in Houston. The chef plans on bringing in some local seafood and produce to help distinguish it as a San Diego restaurant.
VanDercook told Eater that the company might eventually consider opening another restaurant in North County, either Del Mar or Carlsbad, and will possibly expand further into Orange County and LA.
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