A long-established Las Vegas restaurant and bar will open in downtown San Diego later this month. Off the Strip was founded in 2007 in a community located 15 minutes from the Las Vegas strip; its popularity prompted an expansion in 2014 to Las Vegas Boulevard, where it now runs a 10,000-square-foot, two-story location at The LINQ Hotel & Casino.
Local partner Rick Mazer says the eatery should appeal to both San Diegans and visitors to the area, which was a factor in choosing its Gaslamp location at the corner of F Street and Sixth Avenue; the site previously housed Ocean Pacific Grille. Referred to as an “Italian American bistro”, Off the Strip serves steakhouse fare alongside family recipes from the restaurant’s founders, including chicken parmigiana, beef stroganoff, and short rib ravioli. New for the San Diego market are dishes made with SoCal ingredients, including vegan and vegetarian options.
Spanning a bar and lounge area and a dining room that will double as an event space, the restaurant also hopes be a new hangout for the local hospitality industry. It will initially be open from 3 p.m. until 2 a.m. daily, but future plans include breakfast, lunch, and brunch service.
Said Colliers International’s David Maxwell, “It’s great to see an experienced restaurant and hospitality operator from another regional market expand to downtown San Diego. They’ve been very successful in Las Vegas with tourists and locals alike, which should segue well to here in San Diego.”