Sign Of The Whale Opens In Gaslamp
San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter gained a new addition to its restaurant lineup this month. Sign of the Whale celebrated its official grand opening last Friday, August 2, and is ready to cater to a wide audience (locals and travelers alike!) looking for a good time and great food.
Inherently Californian, but with global appeal, Sign of the Whale is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown San Diego on Fifth and G. This location follows in the footsteps of its sister, Sign of the Whale in Stamford, Connecticut, where it remains a popular neighborhood gathering spot.
The menu offers a straightforward approach relying on high-quality and locally-sourced ingredients to produce balanced, approachable New American dishes with a seafood touch.
Popular dishes include:
- Lobster and Shrimp Ravioli ($28) – lobster ravioli, sautéed jump shrimp, fava beans, baby leeks, cherry tomatoes, lobster herb sauce
- Whale Burger ($17) – applewood smoked bacon, gruyere, fried egg, truffle spread, English muffin
- Oyster Po Boy Sliders ($14) – cornmeal fried oysters, pickled green tomatoes, shaved radicchio, house pickles, serrano pepper remoulade
At night, a lively crowd gathers for nightly entertainment and a thoughtfully crafted cocktail menu curated with surprising and refreshing combinations.
Popular cocktails include
- The Little Mermaid ($13) with rum
- St. Germain elderflower liqueur, passionfruit, and pineapple
- California Girl ($15) with Tito’s vodka, falernum, lemon, passionfruit, orgeat, and honey-lilikoi foam.
On the lower level is The Brig, a nightlife destination that was formerly a jailhouse in the 19th century.
See you there!