• Amaya

Amaya Restaurant

Capturing the Soul of a Parisian Brasserie with a West Coast Perspective

With Amaya’s reimagined menu, savor a unique twist on classic French cuisine driven by the pulse of the season, using southern California’s freshest ingredients from local farms and waters. The dishes infuse modern skills into beloved flavor combinations, honoring the Parisian enthusiasm for delicious food, good company and beautiful things. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the shaded terrace surrounded by fragrant blooms and verdant views, or immerse yourself in the convivial atmosphere of our indoor dining room outfitted in classic brasserie-red. Amaya is a warm neighborhood gem where you are treated as a regular, even if it is your first time in.

Complimentary valet day parking when dining at Amaya.

5300 Grand Del Mar Way
San Diego, California 92130

Breakfast Daily 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lunch Monday through Friday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Happy Hour Monday through Friday 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dinner Nightly 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Farm-Fresh French Classics

Amaya’s menu is defined as much by an allegiance to French tradition as it is to Southern California’s bounty through the seasons. Dine on time-honored French brasserie classics including towering plateaux de fruits de mer, pillowy Parisienne gnocchi, and steelhead trout à la Véronique prepared with the freshest ingredients sourced locally. Complement your meal with carefully curated selections of charcuterie and cheese from small-scale purveyors throughout California and France.


About the Executive Chefs

Amaya’s executive culinary team celebrates the simple pleasures of flawlessly cooked local produce, enhanced by haute-cuisine techniques cultivated through extensive experience at some of the world’s most celebrated restaurants. Executive Chef Bryn McArthur’s brings his thirty-year career to the table using high-end ingredients along with deliciously clever updates on French favorites which he most recently implemented, as Chef de Cuisine at The Savoy in London. Chef de cuisine Roman Garcia joins Amaya from Selby’s in Atherton, California, which earned a Michelin star during his tenure as Chef de Cuisine. Garcia’s culinary journey also includes positions at Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, W Hotel San Francisco, and Bacchus Management Group. 


A Brasserie State of Mind

When they first began appearing in Paris in the 19th century, brasseries served as a destination for all, places built around conversation and camaraderie, and where comfort met culinary traditions. Amaya embodies this ethos with relaxed indoor-outdoor dining spaces and cooking that exemplifies the authentic flavors and gastronomic riches of France with a modern touch.  

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Kids Eat Free

Children 5 years of age and under eat for free when ordering from the Amaya kid’s food menu when accompanied by a registered adult guest.
Children 6-12 years of age can order from the Amaya kid’s food menu and receive a 50% discount when accompanied by a registered adult guest.

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Happy Hour

Join us for Happy Hour at Amaya, for tasty drinks and savory appetizers. Enjoy $8 beers and $10 select wines and cocktails, complemented by our delicious appetizer specials. Relax and unwind from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday and take advantage of complimentary valet parking during your visit.

Do not miss our waived corkage fees on Mondays and Tuesdays and bring your favorite wine to complement our French dining experience. (One bottle limit.)

Cheers, and a bientot!

(Not combinable with other discounts.)

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Three-Course Menu

Indulge in an exquisite dining experience with our Three-Course Prix Fixe Menu, available Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm for just $75.

Savor a curated selection of delectable dishes and treat yourself to an unforgettable evening of gourmet flavors.

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