Farm-to-Table California Style at Farmer's Table in Clairemont, San Diego
Although it sits on a parking lot, Farmer's Table does a good job of making a diner feel transported. You can imagine an herb garden out back and the yammering of sheep. The menu is Italian influenced with classic dishes with a lighter, California flair. We sat in the front patio, which is separated from the parking lot by a wall of succulents and some screens.
We started with hard ciders and an appetizer of burrata with figs, pecans and fig jam. It was served very cutely in a shorty mason jar with a side of toasted bread. It was simple, but very tasty. It took 30 minutes for our entrees to arrive, which was a bit disappointing. When we arrived, the restaurant was virtually empty, so it shouldn't have taken so long. My friend had excellent sea bass. I had a fine ratatouille risotto. It was topped with beautifully roasted carrots. It was so hearty, I took half home for lunch the next day.
I would definitely return! The vegetable forward menu is very California and I wanted every dish on the menu. There was an appealing selection of pizzas! I think it would be great if they added a mocktail menu, which would fit in well with the fresh theme of the restaurant.