Beverly Hill-based Hillstone Restaurant Group looks to be re-examining plans to place one of their upscale restaurant concepts in Del Mar. The project has been in the works since 2016, as reported by Del Mar Times.
In 2017, Hillstone Group initiated the buildout on the 0.33-acre plot of now-demolished Bully’s North, gathered input from neighboring residential properties, and submitted plans to the city. The project had been projected to be complete by early 2020 but is suspected to have been parked due first to the objections by Del Mar City Council, then the pandemic.
In 2018, Eater reported that Hillstone would be expanding its R+D Kitchen concept, an elevated meat and seafood restaurant currently operating in Newport Beach, Dallas, and Napa Valley.
Hillstone Restaurant Group operates over 45 upscale restaurants across the US, including Houston’s, Hillstone, R+D Kitchen, Bandera, and Honor Bar, among others.
Skipping ahead to 2023, a food permit application provides that Gulfstream is expected to move into the pending site. Gulfstream has been open in Newport Beach since 1999 and is described by the company as a “classic seafood house inspired by America’s culinary history.” Its menu offers North Pacific oysters, Cedar Plant Roasted Salmon, USDA Prime Filet Mignon, and more.
A rep for Hillstone Restaurant Group could not be reached for an update on its plans for a new Gulfstream restaurant. A recent job posting announces the group is currently in search of a San Diego-based Restaurant Manager. Get to know its menu and dress code policy by visiting the website.