Route 29 restaurant is an internationally inspired California wine country cuisine that brings feelings and flavors of Napa Valley at The Gaslamp. We are guided by the farm to table concept and so offer only the finest organic delicacies paired with some of the best wines of the world. Our menu changes each season as we use only seasonal vegetables and fruits, meats and seafood come from strictly selected local suppliers. Our interior breathes nature, with iron, brick, and wooden details. The open kitchen concept allows you to look inside our food preparation process and additionally enriching the dining area with an odor of fresh ingredients. Combining natural elements, smells, and flavors we want to bring you an authentic feeling of relaxed rustic countryside inside the vibrant part of San Diego.
History in the glass
We found inspiration in international influence on traditional American cuisine so we tend to bring to the table flavors of an old and new world. Our special dedication was towards the selection of our wines and we are very proud of our vine list that has more than 150 different bottles and offers more than 30 wines by the glass. To better understand the influence of imported grape species that forged Napa Valley wines our team with our knowledgeable and experienced sommelier traveled abroad to visit the home of those sorts.
Our journey began in Croatia, which gave some of the best wines in the world. Grgich Hills Estate is well known and their origins are from the Peljesac peninsula in southern Croatia, their best wines are Posip (white wine) and Plavac mali (red wine). Croatia is known for having more than a thousand islands, so we combined business and pleasure by doing a day trip where we visited world-known Hvar island and Plenkovic winery on our Blue cave and five islands tour where we witnessed the magnificent beauty of the central Dalmatian archipelago. Surrounded by the magnificent Alps, we visited one of Italy’s finest wine regions Piedmont where we enjoyed exploring the secrets of the Nebbiolo wine. The next stop was France, where we visited charming little town Saint-Emilion in Bordeaux region, Champagne, Burgundy, and Rhone Valley where they make one of the best Syrah. Our last stop was in Portugal where we visited the Douro Valley where they make sweet red wines. Tracing the origin of the wines that we offer was an amazing experience and the opportunity to better understand the flavors and textures of the wine and how to pair it with our dishes.
Our traditional American cuisine with an international twist can truly satisfy even the most demanding taste buds. A large variety of appetizers, fish and meat entrées, inspiring selection of the desserts are available every day. We have delicious baby back ribs, traditional American cheeseburger made of the finest local beef, the best selection of the stakes, and a huge variety of fresh fish with wild Alaskan salmon topping the list. We have king crab legs, jumbo shrimp, daily fresh oysters, and platos made with a large variety of shellfish. We did not forget for our dear vegetarian and vegan guests and we have special menu selection just for them as well. Last but not least we also have a kids menu. Special note is for those who have allergies or that are intolerant on some ingredients please tell our waiting staff about the condition and we will make sure to take out any potentially harmful ingredient.
Starting with appetizers we have delicious French onion soup served with croutons and melted cheese on top. For those who like to be careful about calorie input, we have Nicoise salad with the freshest tuna on the market, which you can substitute with a salmon if you like. The signature main course is Boeuf Bourguignon, a stew made of beef braised in the red wine, beef broth and seasoned with garlic, onions, mushrooms, and fresh herbs.
Speaking of Italy, for a starter, we have nice plater for two with finest Italian prosciutto, carbonara prepared on traditional Italian recipe, ravioli stuffed with fresh ricotta cheese, Cacio e Pepe pasta that literally means cheese and pepper, and traditional Caprese salad with buffalo mozzarella and freshest tomatoes from local farms. Our signature Italian main dish is Osso Buco, a specialty that comes from Lombard cuisine and it’s a veal shank braised with vegetables in a white wine broth. We did not forget about everyone’s favorite Italian food-pizza! We have a large variety of Neapolitan style pizza pies. Why the Neapolitan style? Neapolitan style pizza highlights the freshness of the ingredients that we use in our restaurant. It is a simple, high-quality flower, fresh tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese. There are no shortcuts or tricks with Neapolitan pizza and the only way to make it good is to use high-quality ingredients. The crust of the Neapolitan pizza is thin and soft, it has a lot of sauce so the middle is a bit wet and soggy. It is baked in high temperature so it takes only minutes to prepare it, the crust bubbles up and the pie is charred in spots. Since the dough is made only with flour, water, yeast, and salt this is a light bite.
Everybody loves tacos so do we! We offer the best fish, meat, and pulled pork tacos with homemade tortillas. The list continues with enchiladas, guacamole, chicken fajita and pozole, a traditional Mexican soup.
At the bar, our mixologist is more than happy to create a perfect cocktail for your dinner. Our cocktail menu follows the change on our seasonal food menu so that flavors can pair to perfection.
Happy hour: 4pm-6pm
Happy hour: 4pm-6pm
Happy hour: 4pm-6pm
We are happy to organize private or semi-private events in our restaurant and create a special menu paired with the best wine selection up to your demand. We can make a perfect birthday party, team building, baby or bridal showers. You name it and we will create You a memory for life!