Neighborhood spot for New American eats
American · $$
Ambitious New American fare featuring locally sourced ingredients (think beef tartare with cured egg yolk and pumpkin ravioli with vermouth brown butter cream) is the specialty of this cozy spot with industrial-chic decor in downtown Chula Vista; P.S. a popular ‘Boozy Brunch’ with equally inspired options is offered on Sundays.
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hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
location 2721, 277 3rd Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910, USA phone +1 619-737-5470 website chefstevebrown.com directions Get Directions
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Every dish that I ate at Temp was clearly composed of high quality ingredients, made with love. The French onion soup was prime of the most delicious of its breed I have ever consumed in my life. I ordered one of the toasts to accompany the soup, a decision greatly appreciated later on. The toast, while appearing perhaps a tad less filling than I would have hoped, was crisp, fresh, and a light accompaniment to the heavier, lightly torched cheese serving as the crust for the dream that was the soup. For my entree, I tasted the ravioli, which was steaming, filled with beautiful, bright squash, and came in a thin layer of white sauce. It was a stunning meal, and I will be returning in the near future to sample the remaining, rotating dinner menu, along with their weekend brunch.
Cloe Moctezuma · April 12, 2018
3 Stars because it was good but not great. It's probably the only nice place for a decent meal in South Bay but it's a bit pricey for what you get. At the end, we had a large bill and still hungry. Portions are small. Ingredients are good. There are other "great and fantastic" restaurants in San Diego who serve small portions but give you the "wow" factor. If we want to stay local, which I prefer to do to support small local business, we'll probably go back again to see if our experience is different.
Claudia Zaker · March 30, 2018
As I entered this restaurant it seemed nice and cozy, until you sit down and notice that the decor contradicts itself for a more upscale restaurant. The food I have to say was overly salted. Not having an option between ice water and room temperature was a disappointed since they only serve room temp. All the food we ordered just was way too salty and I feel like I'm heavy on the salt but this meal was too much. We were not able to finish our meal after paying over 80 dollars for a dinner for 2. I don't think we will be back, for the price I would rather take the drive and eat in little Italy or downtown. They need to improve.
marlon guzman · March 31, 2018