The original Harry’s Bar and American Grill (31) opened in Venice in 1931. It was a hangout of Ernest Hemingway when he was writing Across the River and into the Trees. Famous people including kings, queens and royalty have dined at a Harry’s Bar and American Grill—and so should you! This one of San Diego’s most popular destination for business luncheons and “power lunches”.
The menu is similar to the one served in the original location and the decor is that of the 1930s as well. Served here is an excellent selection of delicious Italian gourmet meals as well as memorable aged steaks and delicious tapas. Behind the scene orchestrating these masterpieces and culinary delights is Chef Alejandro Vicens.
House favorites include their savory ravioli di spinachi all’ formaghio. It’s ravioli stuffed with ricotta and mozzarella cheeses and topped with tomatoes, eggplant, basil, garlic and Parmesan gratin cheese. Another winner is the grilled salmon. Everybody who has ever had a steak at Harry’s Amercan Grill can still remember how delicious it tasted.
They offer a crowd-pleasing 18-oz. aged USDA prime bone-in rib eye steak cooked to perfection. They also have a superb selection of nearly 30 wines served by the glass. You’ll love this place.
Banquets at Harry's Bar and American Grill
4370 La Jolla Village Drive
Price: Call for pricing
There are three options for private events at Harry’s Bar. The first is our Hemingway room which offers elegance and privacy for up to 18 guests. They also have the Atrium with seating for up to 50 guests and features views of the beautifully landscaped office park surrounding Harry’s Bar. Finally, they are also able to make distinctive semi-private arrangements in the main dining room for any size group. In addition, you are welcome to take over the entire restaurant with sufficient notice.
Whether you are hosting a rehearsal dinner, shower, holiday party, fundraiser, corporate event or important family milestone, their planning and culinary experts are ready to help you create the most impressive of events. You are welcome to select from any of the set menu options or we are pleased to customize a menu to fit any personal styles, tastes, and spending preferences.
Contact Chelsea Schwyzer, Private Events Coordinator, using the form below to book an event.
Happy Hour at Harry's Bar and American Grill
Beer Domestic $4.50, Beer Imported $4.75, House Wines & Well Drinks $5.50, Martinis $6.95, complimentary tapas buffet in the bar during happy hour.