Anchoring Little Italy’s northern end at the corner of Pacific Highway and Hawthorn Street, Pacific Standard’s 4,100 square-foot space breathes new life into the neighborhood. The art-deco restaurant complex’s modern atmosphere houses an expansive outdoor patio with breathtaking views of the San Diego bay and harbor, as well as a smaller pet-friendly patio and an airy courtyard dotted with plush seating and plant life. The culinary program reflects the location’s coastal influence, drawing from Little Italy’s storied past as a local fishing community, and focusing on sustainably sourced seafood and local produce. Guests can nosh on market-driven choices of the traditional variety, such as Roasted Beets or Crab Cakes, or try a modern creation like the Braised Short Rib Grilled Cheese. Pacific Standard’s beverage program follows the same principle for sourcing menu items, featuring only West Coast beer and wine options as well as fresh juices for handcrafted libations.