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  • Jarnard Sutton

SEA180° Coastal Tavern to Celebrate 40th Anniversary with Specialty Menu

Updated: Jan 5

SEA180° Coastal Tavern, located at 800 Seacoast Dr. inside the Pier South Resort, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Cohn Restaurant Group with a specialty prix fixe menu and cocktails from Wednesday, Jan. 4 through Thursday, Jan. 12. Cohn Restaurant Group, which is perhaps the most award-winning hospitality group in San Diego, owns and operates the popular beachside restaurant in Imperial Beach in partnership with renowned chef and restaurateur, Ken Irvine.

The three-course meal, priced at $40, will begin with the choice of appetizer. Options include clam chowder with little neck clams, sweet white corn, Yukon gold potatoes and smoked bacon; Caesar salad with gem lettuce, puffed quinoa and parmesan; IB Wedge, iceberg lettuce with ranch dressing, marinated tomatoes, smoked bacon and bleu cheese crumbles; or Brussels sprouts with Sriracha, crispy shallots, pepitas, sesame seeds and agave glaze.

Short Rib Mole / Courtesy of SEA180° Coastal Tavern


Entrée selections include short rib mole, served with corn salsa, queso fresco, crispy potatoes, mole rojo and pickled red onions; pollo en crema, pan-seared chicken thighs in an herb cream sauce served with forbidden rice, roasted vegetables and guajillo oil; Skuna Bay salmon served with roasted fennel, salsa veracruzana and watercress; or a Buddha Bowl filled with sauteed quinoa, black beans, plantains, pico de gallo, avocado and cilantro vinaigrette. For an additional $15, guests may choose 12-ounce New York steak with confit fingerling potatoes, charred asparagus, grilled lemon and Cajun crawfish cream sauce.

A choice of decadent desserts will include brown butter corn cake served with vanilla ice cream and candied walnuts; New York cheesecake with seasonal berry compote and whipped cream; or chocolate Dutch baby with brûlée bananas, spiced walnuts and French vanilla ice cream.


Pollo en Crema / Courtesy of SEA180° Coastal Tavern


The celebration will continue with a variety of house-made infusions, including a cinnamon old fashioned with house-infused bourbon; pineapple margarita with house-made jalapeño infused tequila; strawberry martini with house-made strawberry infused vodka; and Pepino Refresher with house-made cucumber infused gin.


SEA180° Coastal Tavern, named “Best Hotel Restaurant” by the California Restaurant Association, brings contemporary beachfront dining to one of San Diego’s most distinctive locales. With sweeping 180-degree views of Coronado Island, South Bay and Mexico, the name SEA180° was coined from the expansive ocean views visible from every corner of the award-winning restaurant. Located on the ground level of the picturesque Pier South Resort on Imperial Beach, SEA180° is one of just a few San Diego restaurants that are situated directly on the beach. Crafted by Executive Chefs Ken Irvine and Paulo Mendoza, winner of the 2022 Chef Flor Franco Awards for Culinary Excellence, SEA180° delivers a diverse menu of innovative cuisine and is open for in-person dining and takeout orders from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

More information is available on the website at www.cohnrestaurants.com/sea180, and reservations are available by calling 619.631.4949. For group reservations or holiday parties of 20 or more, please contact 619.908.3405.

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