Est. 2011

About Brooklyn Girl Eatery

 

"Mission Hills reminds us of the neighborhoods we visited in Brooklyn. There is an "old-time" spirit here, a reminder of gentler times where children, families and dogs roamed the streets and enjoyed the simpler pleasures. We want to create the "place" where one can come in and enjoy a wonderful cup of coffee and a danish to start their day, to return for a sandwich mid afternoon or refresh with a cocktail early evening."

- Victoria McGeath

The impetus for opening a restaurant called "Brooklyn Girl", beyond the fact that my family is from Brooklyn, was that Brooklyn has been leading a culinary, artistic and creative revival in our nation. The young and the innovative have been making a pilgrimage across the bridge to set up restaurants, shops, galleries and musical bastions.

Twenty two years ago Michael and Victoria had a similar vision for San Diego- to create the quintessential upscale Italian restaurant in a blighted neighborhood called the Gaslamp. At the time there were very few restaurants downtown, The Old Spaghetti Factory and Croce's come to mind. Their first restaurant as owners was Fio's Cucina Italiana on Fifth Avenue in 1989, the first upscale dining spot in the Gaslamp. The first review was "who would ever dine downtown", now this area is a dining and entertainment mecca for San Diego. With the growth and proliferation of restaurants, shops, entertainment and musical venues a renaissance occurred downtown and it has become a destination for locals and visitors much like Brooklyn has over the past few years. In 1994 they took this same passion to La Jolla to create Trattoria Acqua which won acclaim from numerous local and national publications as one of the top Italian restaurants in America. After 17 years in La Jolla the desire to bring something new to San Diego, similar to what Victoria felt was happening in Brooklyn, lead them to try and take that passion for culinary revival to Mission Hills where they felt they could create a unique neighborhood inspired restaurant that would feature the best of what San Diego County has to offer in food, wine, beer and spirits.

The McGeath's have created a truly neighborhood restaurant and pantry which will be open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Mission Hills reminds us of the neighborhoods we visited in Brooklyn. There is an "old-time" spirit here, a reminder of gentler times where children, families and dogs roamed the streets and enjoyed the simpler pleasures. We want to create the "place" where one can come in and enjoy a wonderful cup of coffee and a danish to start their day, to return for a sandwich mid afternoon or refresh with a cocktail early evening. Brooklyn Girl is a neighborhood haunt where there is a comfort level and ease of being, a place to converse with friends and share the simple pleasures of conversation, good spirit and friendship.

A Sustainable Farm Eatery

Brooklyn Girl is a casual neighborhood American eatery with a sustainable farm-to-table attitude. We are open brunch + lunch + dinner + late night with an extensive menu of seasonal and locally sourced organic products at very attractive price points.

Full "artisanal" bar with a great selection of locally produced craft beers on tap and an extensive and affordable wine list. In addition we will have a "chef's pantry" offering daily selection of salads, pasta, sandwiches, pastries and pre-prepared entrees to go.