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Beer, Wine & Sangria Specials
available to-go with purchase of food item
House Select Wines & Sangrias
$8 glass / $26 btl
House Blind Wine Flight Trio $15
All beers $2 off
Our rotating menu items may change due to seasonality, availability & pricing
Mediterranean olive mix 4
Mango Salad 8
Roasted Eggplant & Tahina 8
Tomato Bruschetta 8
Chicken & Chorizo Flatbread 8
Chorizo Cantimpalitos 8
Tinned Basque Mussels
& Potato Chips 10
Whether it be enjoying a delicious seafood plate accompanied by an austere, mineral driven white wine, or treating your palate to a steak skewer with our house made chimichurri, and a dark, luscious red... it’s all here for you to explore and savour. With the elemental design of raw historical concrete floors, metal accents, knotted natural woods and tropical plant life, it pairs just right with soundtracks of smooth samba, traditional tango, eclectic electronic beats or some old-school jazz. It’s rewarding for us to express this to our guests and more importantly for you to embrace. And for those who have had the pleasure of traveling, may your time spent here transport to those far away places for a moment in time.
Photo by Anthony Flores
Wet Stone Wine Bar’s mission is to offer something unique and different through the menu, ambiance, music, and service. The vision is for those adventurous Foodies and Oenophiles to have a wine bar that would extend beyond the standard menu, the common producers/varietals and traditional setting. Our menus are globally inspired small plate dishes with an adventurous wine list and award winning Sangrias...enjoy!
-Mediterranean Olive mix 6.50
-Spanish Marcona almonds 6.50
Roasted Marcona Almonds & Mediterranean Olive mix 8.50
Gourmet sweet almonds from Spain along with briny meaty olives.
Great with a drink of choice
Tinned Basque Mussels and Potato Chips 12.50
Mussels en Escabeche, sea salted potato chips, pickled accoutrement,
fresh herbs and sprinkle of Pimenton
Spanish olive mix with burrata cheese 10.50
Served with crostini
(Add chicken breast 6.50/ 4oz steak 8.50/ (3)tiger shrimp 8.50/ 4 oz seared tuna 8.50)
Roma tomatoes, Basil & Burrata
with XVOO & Soy Vinaigrette
w/ dash of Aji Amarillo
A gourmet mix of greens with cubes of juicy mango, creamy young goat cheese,
shaved red onion, crumbled walnuts & sherry vinaigrette
shareable or as a starter
Garbanzo and Avocado Montadito trio 11.50
A beautiful combination of cumin scented mashed garbanzo beans
and citrus avocado touched with spiced aioli and basil chiffonade
Roasted eggplant 9.50
Over tahina sauce aka Mashawsha
topped with fresh herbs and toasted pinenuts
Blistered Shishito Peppers 9.50
Topped with shaved 3-month aged Manchego
Bathed in XVOO and dash of Soy
Papas ala WetStone 9.50
Roasted fingerling potatoes, garlic & paprika
served with house aioli
Roasted Cauliflower 9.50
Tossed with Arabic spices of Ras el Hanout & Sumac.
Layered with slivered lemon, onion & fresh herbs over cumin scented yogurt
Sprinkled with toasted caraway seeds
House made Hummus 10.50
Peruvian Aji Panca infused
served with Medjool date, pomegranate arils & pita
Tomato Bruschetta 10.50
Tomato, basil, shiitakes, capers & garlic
drizzled w/ soy & xvoo served w/ crostini
Guava paste Quesadilla 9.50
Flour tortilla, w/ melted 3-Mexican cheese mix
In tribute to all the Caribbean pairings of this classic combination
Basque Tinned Mussels and Salted Potato Chips 12.50
Basque tinned Mussels en Escabeche with salted potato chips, Manchego shave and
pickled Spanish Guindilla peppers sprinkled with Spanish Pimenton
Tuna en escabeche pintxo duo 12.50
Aromatic seared tuna, Asturian queso Picon, Basque roasted Piquillo peppers
on toasted artisan bread
Chorizo Cantimpalitos 10.50
The BEST! Roasted mini pork cocktail sausages
served with country style mustard and toasted crostini
Bacon wrapped Medjool dates (3) 12.50
Plump Medjool dates stuffed with Danish bleu cheese
& toasted almond with dallop of aji amarillo aioli
SMALL PLATE ENTREES
Octopus and Chorizo 22.50
Basque Octopus with Spanish chorizo Bilbao
baby potatoes and Spanish olives
Cebiche Caribeno 18.50
Visions of Bocas del Toro, Panama
Fresh white fish, tiger shrimps, coconut milk.
pineapple, cilantro, habanero chile & citrus served w/ plantain chips
Tuna Carpaccio 18.50
Inspired by a Nobu Matsuhisa cooking method
Hot oil seared topped w/ toasted garlic shavings, crumbled macadamia nuts,
soy dashes, squeeze & grated citrus
served w/ crostini
Madras curried Tiger Shrimp skewer 17.50
with mango -habanero curtido.
An exotic, bold-flavored pairing of sweet, spice and umami.
(4) large U-10 Tiger shrimp
Moqueca (Pr: Mu-kekh) 18.50
In tribute to the Northern Brazilian seafood soup.
Roasted tomatoes, clam stock, chiles, cilantro
& dende w/ nub of plantain, fresh local white fish
& tiger shrimps garnished with ahi Amarillo aioli & chimichurri
In the lively play and tribute to Pele! Boaaaa! Descanse em paz Xara!
Steak skewers 25.50
In homage to the Argentine duo of Steak and Chimichurri
Succulent cubes of beef enriched with marinade from the gods!
w/ roasted baby potatoes & avocado corn relish.
Do it for Messi! Vamos Boludos!
Inspired by the South American mix grill plate
Succulent lineup of grilled meats: Angus flat iron steak, Merguez lamb sausage
achiote marinated boneless chicken breast, & morcilla
dallop'd with our house-made chimichurri ala San Telmo
over wilted greens topped with a Danish bleu cheese crostino
Surf & Turf 29.50
4 oz steak skewer & (3) U-10 Tiger Shrimp
over avocado corn relish w/ bleu cheese crostino
The best of both land and sea. Treat yourselves!
CHEESE TRIO PLATES
Served w/ warm bread
-w/ trio of meats 20.50
-w/ trio of fruits 16.50
-w/ trios of fruits & meats 24.50
ADD Mediterranean olive mix: 4.50
The classic Italian combination: red sauce, burrata, arugula & proscuitto
Wild mushroom & Artichoke 16.50
Taken from the popular combination of street pizzas of Orvieto, Italy
Melted fontina, luscious sauteed mushrooms and brined artichoke hearts
House-made Pesto 15.50
Seasonal herbs, selct cheeses & nuts
garnished with fresh herbs & lots of love
Achiote chicken & Chorizo Bilbao 18.50
Since 2007, this pizza has been satiating many palates and appetites.
w/ red sauce, 3-cheese, crema & chimichurri
An original menu item since 2007
Blind Wine Flight
We choose for you!
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FOR ADDITIONAL WINES
Corkage $20 for 750ml (1) btl per reservation
Tropical White Sangria 9/32
A taste of the tropics that transports to places unknown. Fresh mango, lychee, & melon are the starters that dish a dime of joy.
Apátsági Pince, Juhfark,
Nagy-Somlói, Hungary 16/61
This wine is stupendous, unique, an utter chameleon in the glass. Like much of Eastern Europe, Hungary is still rebuilding its wine industry after it was nationalized under communism. One of those great terroirs is Somló, which holds a viticultural history dating to Roman times. The intense ripeness and acidity here is mesmerizing and with each passing hour, the full-bodied flavors bounced from tropical to stone to orchard fruits, all while thrumming with stony volcanic minerality. It’s powerful, mind-blowing stuff that truly has no analog in taste.
Crnko, White Blend,
Maribor, Slovenia LTR BTL 12/57
High-toned Laski Riesling, Ravenec & aromatic Muscats, and a silty minerality characteristic of the estate define this vintage. Thirst quenching and light on its feet with healthy acidity also make it difficult to set down. During the summers in the village of Jarenina, locals mix it with sparkling water and then proceed to consume well into the next day.
Etz, Gruner Veltliner,
Kamptal, Austria 12/ 57
Fresh as a slap across the face, bright as the
morning sun and clean as a glacial lake. The light-bodied Grüner Veltliner from the Austrian grower Franz Etz makes music with its layers of fruit notes and tickles you with
perky acidity. The Grüner is your answer to the heat of a long summer day. The Grüner is a wine that is on your side while everyone else is not.
A true friend.
Vina Ijalba, Viura, Rioja, Spain 12/45
Viura is the top white variety of La Rioja. Aka Macabeo. A natural wine with alluring aroma, an essence of flowers and fruit, typical of the variety. It has a pale yellow color which reflects its freshness and acidity. A wine which is unctuous in the mouth and not easily forgotten.
An experience to remember.
Pelaponnese, Greece 12/45
Endowed with uncommon weight and intensity for its modest price-tag. Scented and fine, it offers a honied dryness underpinned by firm acidity that confers a certain seriousness, while nonetheless offering a generous measure of pure vinous pleasure.
Mainerdo, Arneis, Maria Letizia,
Langhe, Piedmonte, Italia 14/53
A fresh, direct and complex white. Presents with elegant floral notes and tangy fruit with a hint of lime. Bright straw yellow with beautiful golden reflections. Aromas of peach, mango, melon, pineapple and lime, followed by gorgeous floral, chamomile and honey scent. Rich and round in the mouth, off dry, with persistent fruit power and a tart mineral layer.
Los Morros, Sauvignon Blanc,
Central Valley, Chile 10/37
A Clean pale yellow.
Expressive, with Pineapple and canned peaches notes. Fresh grapefruit and light banana notes at the end. 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Stainless steel tanks at 15 o C, no malolactic fermentation.
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Corkage $20 for 750ml (1) btl per reservation
Exotic Red Sangria 9/32
Un traditional, dark & mysterious w/ unique flavor & depth. A proprietary blend of blueberries, ginger & citrus. City of Angels tested and voted best on the WestSiiiide!
Coquelicot, Bordeaux blend,
Santa Ynez, CA 2009 14/53
Cab Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot & Malbec come together for your pleasure. Intense violet hue & red skinned berries & cooking spices on the nose. Round tannins & lively acidity. A sure treat.
Burgenland, Austria 12/45
A fresh take on an old indigenous variety.
Grown on gravelly dry soils in a warm windy microclimate, it is fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel tank to preserve the wine's pure, clean character. Bright and juicy. Notes of cherry and plum and earth, quite refined on finish
Vina Zorzal, Graciano,
Navarra, Spain 12/45
A unique wine from a grape usually found supporting the much more well known Tempranillo. Graciano shares the same root with the Spanish word for graceful. It is known for bringing lift and elegance to the blend. Hibiscus, anise and other lifted spice qualities are prevalant, along with darker fruit nuances and fine tannins. A lot of wine for the money.
Fragas do Lecer, Mencia,
Galicia, Spain 15/57
Dark purple. Highly perfumed blue fruit, floral and baking spice aromas show very good clarity and a touch of smoky minerality. Silky, seamless and precise on the palate, offering bitter cherry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. The spice and mineral notes drive a long, focused finish that's given shape by smooth, fine-grained tannins.
Domaine des Cellier, "3"
Cote du Rhone, France 12/45
(Grenache Noir 65% , Syrah 30% , Mourvèdre 5%)
What an introduction to the forthright virtues of of this producer. Supple, fervid and spicy brew of delicious black fruit that is almost dangerously gulpable. Hailing from two small parcels totalling about half a hectare just outside the appellation of Châteauneuf du Pape, this greets you like a Labrador puppy wagging its tail.
Terra d Alter, Alicante Bouschet,
Alentejo, Portugal 12/45
It is not every producer who is attracted to Alicante Bouschet, but Peter Bright never shrinks from an interesting engagement. The deep hue of this “cépage teinturier” is a given. But what took us completely by surprise was the relative finesse and purity of the fruit, as well as the innate balance of such a rollicking, high-octane wine. He takes it to new heights of interest and class in every vintage. We would probably garner more interest if we doubled the price, which would be justified by its quality. There is no bigger bargain in our portfolio. Sumptuous beyond belief, and bursting with gorgeous spicy fruit.
Los Morros, Carmenere,
Central Valley, Chile 10/37
The name LOS MORROS, or “the hills”,
comes from vineyards in Maipo. Intense purple.
Toffee, leather, cedar and strawberries.
Lively, juicy, black cherries and strawberries notes. It has silky tannins being round and tasteful.
Lola Mora, Malbec,
Maipu, Mendoza, Argentina 12/45
Luscious red hue with violet and blue undertones. Fresh aroma of crushed dark berries and herbs. On the palate velvety tannins with dissipating red fruits and vanilla
Photo by Gabe Halvor Media
Wet Stone, located at the base of a turn of the century bldg.
in the landmark barrio of Bankers hill, opened its doors in 2007.
The restaurant is a San Diego Food and Wine hidden gem.
The perfect harmony of globally-inspired plates, an intriguing & delicious wine list and a transportive ambience, leaves one to feel as though they are traveling in a city far away.
Ideal for a glass and a book, an intimate date night, a meetup of a group of friends
or holiday parties and/or corporate buyouts.
Photo by JMorenopics
The dance of service, ambience, music and food is well choreographed and brings a symphony of joy for anybody looking for a unique dining experience.
CHRISTOPHER HILE - San Diego LGBT Weekly