4622 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116, USA
Locals flock to this restaurant and bar in lively University Heights for innovative cocktails and award winning design. The 3,000 square foot space features an impressive vaulted ceiling and cedar walls decorated with colorful geometric patterns. The mid-century inspired design won an Orchid in 2016. The Cali-Med menu features simple, but well executed dishes such as a watermelon salad with grilled halloumi cheese and a bone in pork chop with broccoli rabe. The bar program shines thanks to creative cocktails such as the Jumping Cholla with Mezcal, pineapple, lime, egg white foam and and Hawaiian black lava salt and a plethora of natural wines. Madison’s owner Jeffrey Fink also runs M-Theory Music and the restaurant’s sound track is always on point. Take a look at the rope installation that is strung across the dining room archway, it’s inspired by guitar strings.