Farmer’s Table, the all-day restaurant that has drawn consistent crowds since it debuted last year in La Mesa, launches a second location this Thursday in the Clairemont Village Shopping Center at the junction of Clairemont and Bay Park. Located next to Sprouts Farmers Market, the 3,500-square-foot restaurant is outfitted in all manner of repurposed farm trappings, including a decommissioned tractor; it’ll opens at 8 a.m. with a daytime menu that features a global panoply of egg dishes, from French omelets to Italian frittatas, Mexican huevos rancheros, and classic American eggs Benedict, all made with eggs from Eben-Haezer Poultry Ranch in Ramona. There’s also French toast and pancakes, plus lunchtime fare like salads and sandwiches; don’t miss the extreme Bloody Marys, garnished with a bacon-wrapped hot dog or a whole roast chicken.
Dinner is more rooted in Italian cuisine, with bruschetta, pizza, and flatbread giving way to entrees ranging from duck gnocchi and oxtail ravioli to braised lamb shank with wild mushroom risotto and short ribs with creamy polenta. Owners Alberto Morreale and Vincenzo Lo Verso are both involved with several other local eateries; Morreale owns Farmers Bottegga and Mission Hills and co-owns the Fig Tree Café locations while Lo Verso opened Hillcrest’s Fresh Catch Fish Market & Grill, operates Greystone Prime Steakhouse & Seafood, Osetra Seafood & Steaks, and Osteria Panevino, and was part of the team that just launched Route 29 in the Gaslamp.
The partners are continuing to expand the Farmer’s Table brand; next up is Little Italy, where their 7,000-square-foot restaurant will be part of the new Piazza della Famiglia. It’s expected to open by January 2019.