The Vine Cottage
6062 Lake Murray Blvd.
Tucked off the beaten path in La Mesa, this restaurant in reminiscent of those snuggled along the coast in La Jolla, Del Mar, and Encinitas. The Vine Cottage is a small restaurant that offers an upscale and elegant dining experience.
The food is across-the-board delicious…from the bone marrow appetizer and cheese plates to the flatbread pizzas to the meat-centered main plates. They offer an extensive list of wines and beers that pair well with the foods.
They keep heat lamps on the patio, extending their small space into year-round use.
The Vine Cottage usually offers a restaurant week deal, making this a great place to check out for a reasonable price. It tends to be a bit more expensive overall, but is well worth the quality of food and the ambiance. They are frequently busy so be sure and make a reservation.