Take a fourth-generation New York restaurateur, place him in a casual eatery on a prime corner in Del Mar, and the result is a recipe for success. Add an organic vegetable restaurant garden and a fine-dining dinner menu, and the outcome is Americana Restaurant- the realization of Randy Gruber’s dream.
“The restaurant business is on my blood”‘ says Gruber whose path led from his father’s restaurant through Tulane Business School to the French Culinary Institute. After working for notable chef Lydia Shire at Biba in Boston and managing Pamplemousse Grille locally, Gruber opened the Mediterranean-influenced Americana in 2000. He’s been immersed in the community-and his passion-ever since.
“It tastes good when you’ve worked hard to start your own restaurant” he says. Now Gruber works to ensure San Diegans enjoy the tastes-and charm-Americana offers.
“I like people to feel welcome in a friendly atmosphere,” he states so they can’t wait to come again.
Americana’s specializes in reflecting rustic, home-style American comfort food with an edge. Americana serves breakfast, lunch, and a quality dining experience for dinner.