A new, mostly-outdoor waterfront restaurant is coming to Mission Bay’s iconic Bahia Resort Hotel. Called Dockside 1953 to reflect the year that the resort first opened, it’ll be located alongside the Bahia’s secluded and private beach in a space that was formerly used for events and meetings. When it launched almost 50 years ago, the resort was one of the area’s first commercial properties; founders William and Anne Evans would go on to create the family-owned Evans Hotels, a local group that also operates the nearby Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa and the Lodge at Torrey Pines.
The acclaimed chefs from its other properties, Jeff Jackson from A.R. Valentien (Lodge at Torrey Pines) and Steven Riemer from Oceana Coastal Kitchen (Catamaran Resort) are collaborating with Bahia chef Chris Bates on Dockside 1953’s menu, which will range from coastal seafood dishes and comfort food to mid-century classics, regional favorites, and bestsellers from other Evans Hotels restaurants.
Part of the 313-room hotel’s ongoing revitalization, the new restaurant will join the property’s other food and drink venues which include the Cafe Bahia, Tangier Bar, Pool Bar & Grill, and a grab-and-go cafe housed inside an Airstream trailer.
Designed with classic California nautical theme, the restaurant will have a 3,000-square-foot dining patio right on the bay. Robert Arends, media relations manager for Evans Hotels, tells Eater that Dockside 1953 is anticipated to open in late 2021/early 2022.
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