HOURS

 Tuesday-Saturday

5pm-10pm

Sunday

4pm-9pm

 Reservations on Yelp.com

Beer, Wine & Sangria Specials

available to-go with purchase of food item

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DINING UPDATE

Exterior & Limited Interior seating now available

 HAPPY HOUR
Tue-Sat: 5pm-6pm/ Sunday 4pm-9pm

(EXCLUDING HOLIDAYS)
Rotating $7 plates
Select $7 glasses wines/sangrias
Select $12 2 oz flight trio
$2 off of all beers

  Happy Hour  
  Small Plates $7  

Mango Salad
Caprese Salad

House made Hummus
Tomato Bruschetta
Chicken & Chorizo Bilbao flatbread squares
Angus Steak skewer Duo
Oyster Rockefeller Duo

 

RESERVATIONS

WELCOME

Whether it be devouring a South American-style churrasco plate accompanied by a well structured red, or tantalizing your palate with a madras curried tiger shrimp skewer alongside a refreshing austere white, 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 me to express this to my 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.

 

Thank you and salud!

 

Christian Gomez
Proprietor/Chef

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!

MENU

 

SALADS

(Add chicken 5/ steak 6/ tiger shrimp 7)

 

Caprese Salad 9

w/ greens, burrata, basil & soy vinaigrette

Mango  9

Baby mix greens, fresh mango, shaved red onion, caramelized walnuts

& chevrine goat cheesew/ Spanish sherry viniagrette

BOCADITOS

shareable or as a starter

Weekend SPECIAL

(while supplies last)

NW Oysters Rockefeller 10

Topped with melted fontina, arugula & chorizo Bilbao

 

          House made Hummus  9

Peruvian Aji Panca infused served with Medjool date, pomegranate arils & pita

 

Garbanzo & Avocado Trio 9

w/ spiced aioli & basil chiffonade served on crostini

 

Tomato Bruschetta 9

Tomato, basil, shiitakes, capers & garlic

drizzled w/ soy & xvoo served w/ crostini

Guava paste Quesadilla  8 

Flour tortilla, w/ melted 3-Mexican cheese mix

In tribute to all the Caribbean pairings of this classic combination

Chinese 5 spiced pork belly 10

over fennel slaw w/ Peruvian aji Amarillo aioli & pickled red onion

 

Smoked Salmon Montadito Trio 12

w/ burrata, mashed avocado & house made pesto on toasted marble rye w/ fresh arugula

 

Bacon wrapped Medjool dates 10

Stuffed w/ Danish bleu cheese

& toasted almond

Duck Rillette & Cornichons 12

In homage to the French classic duo

served w/ French Morello cherry compote

& warmed bread

  Chivito Duo 12

Inspired by the Uruguayan equivalent of the American Hamburger.

A combo of steak,  crispy proscuitto, hard boiled egg, burrata, aioli,

tomato, greens and olive tapenade in between cushiony buns

 

Tiger Shrimp en Madras Curry Escabeche (3) 12

Poached and Iced U-8/10 Tiger Shrimp in a curried vinaigrette

Served with a juicy watermelon & mint salad

SMALL PLATE ENTREES

 

Surf & Turf  26

4oz steak skewer & (3) U-8 Tiger Shrimp

over avocado corn relish w/ bleu cheese crostino

 

Steak skewers 20

In homage to the Argentine duo of Steak and Chimichurri

w/ potato au gratin & avocado corn relish

 

Cebiche Caribeno 18

Visions of Bocas del Toro, Panama

White fish, tiger shrimp, sea scallop, coconut milk. 

pineapple, cilantro, chile & citrus served wi/ plantain & tostitos

 

Môqueca (Pr: Mu Kekh) 16

Brasilian-inspired seafood stew w/ fresh seafood, plantain & warmed bread

Garnished w/ aioli & chimichurri

 

Tuna Carpaccio 16

Hot oil seared topped w/ toasted garlic shavings, crumbled macadamia nuts,

soy dashes, squeeze & grated citrus 

served w/ crostini

Merguez Lamb  sausage  16

w/ pickle cabbage, dijon & potato au gratin

CHEESE TRIO PLATES

 

Served w/ warm bread

-w/ trio of meats 18

-w/ trio of fruits 16

-w/ trios of fruits & meats 22

ADD Exotic Spanish olive mix: 5

FLATBREAD PIZZAS 12X4

Wild mushroom & Fontina 15

w/ red sauce & truffle oiled arugula.

Our tribute to the NW

Housemade Pesto 14

fresh basil, toasted pinenuts, garlic, parmesan & burrata,

garnished with chiffonade of fresh basil &  lots of love

Achiote chicken & Chorizo Bilbao 16

w/ red sauce, 3-cheese,  crema & chimichurri

An original menu item since 2007

Wine List

Whites

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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.

La Cigarerra, Manzanilla Sherry,

Sanlucar de Barrameda , Spain 375ml $8/$24

15% alcohol. Briny, high intensity nose with chalky notes and almonds. Salty, seaweed, & peanuts on the mid palate. Soft fennel notes & green olives or our baked oysters...nom nom 

Tetramythos, Roditis, Patras, Greece $12/$45

Witness this beautiful wine  endowed with ucommon weight and intensity. Scented and fine. It offers a honied dryness underpinned  by firm acidity that confers certain seriousness, while nonetheless offering a generous measure of pure vinous pleasure.

Weingut Am Berg, Gruner Veltliner, Austria $10/$47 LITER BTL

We confess to mixed feelings about the subversive quality of the Austrian GV Liter phenomenon. 

 Here is as good an example of the genre as you can hope to meet, with an improbable mineral charge to include among its many assets.

Crnko, 3 blend, Slovenia LITER BTL 11/52

3 Blend of high-toned Laški Riesling; Sauvignon Blanc & Ravenec. Thirst quenching, light on its feet w/ gentle acidity & notes of juicy fruit gum makes this difficult to set down.

 

Dos Copas , Macabeo,

La Mancha, Spain $9/$33

Traditionally blended with Xerel-lo and Parrellada to make Cava. Meet the single varietal. Delicous, soft austerity, stonefruit with tropical citrus that's made perfectly for a warm mediterranean climate like San Diego. Salud!

Man Vintners, Essay, Chenin blanc, Coastal South Africa $10/$37

Grown in un-irrigated vines on shale soils produce exotic fruits of lychee & papaya with distinct freshness & minerality. Elevated with  small percentages of Viognier & Rousanne.

 

RoccaFiore, Grechetto, Umbria, Italy 2015 $12/$45 

 Ageing: 12 months in amphoras and neutral large barrels of Slovennian oak, , 6 months in the bottle. Color: straw-yellow wine with golden shading. Aromas: pineapple, golden apple, yellow flowers with delicate sweet spice notes
Taste: enveloping, fresh and savory, supported by minerality and creamy texture, it is a wine of great elegance and complexity 

Reds

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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 Sauv, 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.

Honoro Vera, Monastrell,

Jumilla, Spain $10/$37

Taste: blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast and vanilla. Nose: thyme , clove , cinnamon, black pepper and mint. Also known as Mouvedre &  Mataro. Organically grown grapes.

Orlegi de Luberri, Tempranillo

Rioja, Spain $14/$50

Produced in Sandy, clay & calcareous  soils. Whole cluster fermentation in stainless steel to emphasize the fruit. Super delicious and food friendly.

Terra D' Alter. Alicante Bouschet,

Alentejo, Portugal 12/45

Intense notes of black fruits and spices with a floral nuance. Plums and notes of plum, excellent acidity and structure. Silky and rich tannins. Very long and rich finish with notes of chocolate and vanilla

Painted Wolf, The Den, Pinotage,

Paarl, South Africa $12/$45

Luscious, fruit-packed.

Medium to full bodied with a smorgasbord of bright red and black summer berries, savoury spice and toasty wood flavours, leading to a nicely poised finish.

ABOUT

Wet Stone, located at the base of a turn of the century bldg. in the landmark barrio of Bankers hill opened its doors in 2008. Chef and proprietor, Christian Gomez, a local San Diegan of Latino and Asian descent, honed his skills in the many facets of food while marinating in the city of Angels eclectic borough of Venice beach, with stints in NYC and abroad.

The restaurant is an expression of his vision through the AMBIENCE of an elementally designed interior sprinkled with wood, metal, concrete, tropical plant life and a-moment-in-time images throughout. The FOOD treats you into a cornucopia of bold flavors and well executed dishes that are not only mouthwatering but are compiled and designed to compliment the experience.  The SERVICE is least invasive yet professional, which gets tied all together with a soundtrack of soft samba, cool jazz with a touch of electro-tango or ambient rythms. MORE...
 

 

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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.

 

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