With a design inspired by the luxury social clubs of 1940s New York City, Black Rail Kitchen + Bar is bringing a dose of style to the Carlsbad community of La Costa. Replacing Tuscany restaurant in the Plaza Paseo Real complex, its owners are longtime North County residents Grant and Jenny Gottesman. No strangers to the area, the Gottesmans also run Tinleaf Fresh Kitchen and Beach Plum Kitchen, and Grant is a 30-year veteran of the local hospitality industry who spent 18 years as vice president of restaurants for Karl Strauss Brewing Company.
Opening in early summer, Black Rail is being designed by North Park-based MY Studio ID’s Melissa Young, whose firm worked with the Gottesmans on Tinleaf and Beach Plum and also desgiend Waterbar, Stake Chophouse, and the recent Bird Rock Coffee locations. Employing a mix of warm wood, brass, leather, and green velvet upholstery, the 6,000-square-foot space will include two separate dining areas, each with its own bar, as well as outdoor seating. A mural of the restaurant’s namesake, the sparrow-sized black rail bird, will adorn one wall.
Offering a modern American menu, Black Rail Kitchen + Bar will serve lunch on weekdays and happy hour and dinner daily; the bar will pour cocktails, beer, and wine.