Inventive seasonal offerings shine with craft beers in an indoor-outdoor space
SAN DIEGO, CA (January 9) — A new restaurant has opened to serve San Diego’s life sciences hub Campus Point. GENESIS Kitchen + Drinks is a bright and airy restaurant offering a local, seasonal menu along with 13 craft beers on tap, 9 wines by the glass, and local kombucha for lunch Monday through Friday and a happy-hour menu Thursday and Friday.
GENESIS Kitchen + Drinks is located at 4242 Campus Point Court, part of the new GENESIS life science development complex by Phase 3 Real Estate Partners, Inc., which includes a full-scale fitness center, an outdoor lap pool, and yoga training patio. Employing a modern aesthetic with clean lines and carefully chosen rustic elements, the restaurant will serve nearby tenants as well as the public. GENESIS Kitchen + Drinks seats 56 people inside; has seating for 120 outside along with a large, welcoming bar; and boasts a semi-private outdoor space with a fireplace and a ping-pong table.
“GENESIS Kitchen + Drinks is a great new addition to the GENESIS life science campus, further complementing the highly amenitized campus and providing a terrific place for people to gather,” says Grant Schoneman, Senior Vice President of the Life Sciences Group at JLL.
GENESIS’s menu offers delicious, locally sourced salads and sides, inventive sandwiches, artisanal pizzas, hearty entrées, and soups. Everything is made in house from scratch. Operated by the award-winning food service pioneer Bon Appétit Management Company, the café will serve wild-caught salmon and other sustainable seafood, Certified Humane ground beef, meat raised without antibiotics, and plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. Other special dietary needs are cheerfully accommodated.
Chad Urie, Managing Director at JLL, noted, “This brings another great restaurant option for companies in the Campus Point area. The well-thought-out design adds to the unique campus lifestyle work environment that GENESIS provides its tenants.”
GENESIS Kitchen + Drinks is open for lunch Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and the bar bites menu is available 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. An opening celebration will be held Thursday, January 18, from 4-7 p.m. Visit genesis.cafebonappetit.com for the full menu and follow GENESIS Kitchen + Drinks on Facebook and @genesiskitchenanddrinks on Instagram to learn more.
About Bon Appétit Management Company
Bon Appétit Management Company is an on-site restaurant company operating more than 1,000 cafés in 33 states for corporations, universities, and museums as well as more than a dozen public restaurants including The Commissary in San Francisco; Terzo Piano at the Art Institute of Chicago; and The Restaurant at The Getty in Los Angeles. In San Diego, Bon Appétit’s clients include Illumina, Petco, and EF Education First. The Palo Alto–based food service company is a recognized industry leader in environmentally and socially responsible practices, receiving the Acterra Award for Sustainability as well as many previous awards from organizations including the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the James Beard Foundation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Seafood Choices Alliance, and The Humane Society of the United States.
Bon Appétit media contact: Bonnie Powell, [email protected], (650) 798-8022
About Phase 3 Real Estate Partners, Inc.
P3RE is a progressive real estate company dedicated to fostering the growth of the life science industry by providing premier, Class A environments that meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s innovators. P3RE’s properties are located in the epicenters of the San Diego and San Francisco biotech markets – two of the world’s top life science clusters.