Aryana Restaurant & Bar

Aryana Restaurant & Bar inside
the Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina, 1401
Carmelo Dr., Oceanside (760-231-7000).
Open daily for breakfast 6 a.m.–10:30
a.m. ($8.25–$13.95); dinner 5 p.m.–10
p.m. ($8 –$20). Happy hour served daily
in bar area 5 p.m.–7 p.m. Room service
is also available. This Holiday Inn Oceanside
Marina is the first and only hotel in
Oceanside with an on-site restaurant. It’s
a delicious discovery. Don’t let the fact
that the dining room is small and cozy
fool you because their master chef is
indeed a wizard when it comes to producing
star-quality food. A great
beginning to any meal is one of their
seven gourmet pizzas that tastes as good
as it looks. But this appetizer is just the
beginning. Their blackened salmon with
a paprika and cayenne rub, served with
whole grain mustard cream sauce on a
bed of vegetables almost melts in your
mouth. And their top sirloin steak with
pepper sauce and garlic mashed potatoes
is what you’d expect to enjoy in a
four star restaurant. Each entrée is perfectly
cooked and plesantly presented
making this hotel restaurant discovery
special indeed. They also serve delicious
sandwiches, soups and salads, appetizers,
burgers, pastas and pizzas. Credit
cards: AE, DC, DISC, MC, VISA.