New fine-dining concept at Easton Town Center to be named Del Mar
COLUMBUS, Ohio (January 17, 2024) – Del Mar SoCal Kitchen in Columbus’ bustling Short North Arts District is now SoCal Kitchen + Bar. The Del Mar name will continue to be utilized for the restaurant company’s successful fine-dining Mediterranean concept in Naples, FL, as well as the upcoming restaurant that opens at Easton Town Center in Columbus this summer.
“This name shift between the two culinary concepts just makes sense as both have established their own unique feel and guest fan base,” said David Miller, President and COO of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR). “Del Mar in Naples has proven to be an extraordinary and successful restaurant for CMR. Our guests, many of whom often travel to Naples for vacation, love the Mediterranean fare and wanted to see us bring the concept to the Columbus market. When the opportunity arose at Easton, we knew it was the right time and the right location to bring this premier Mediterranean fine-dining experience to central Ohio.”
Del Mar Naples opened in December 2021, offering an eclectic menu inspired by Mediterranean coastal cuisine. Chefs use flavors from Greece, Southern Spain, Morocco, France, Italy and Turkey to create a culinary experience that brings together a world of flavors in a world-class atmosphere.
Separately, since opening in 2019, the now SoCal Kitchen + Bar in Columbus has amassed a strong following of CMR raving fans within the central Ohio community. Guests can expect a few new additions to the current menu, including an expanded sushi offering with a new Yuzu Avocado roll with crab salad, cucumber and avocado topped with tempura crunch and yuzu aioli, and an Ahi Tuna roll with Ahi Tuna, mango and avocado wrapped in soy paper and served with yuzu soy sauce. New entrées will include the Crispy Snapper with bok choy, yellow curry, Korean sweet chili and garlic sauce; Carne Asada with chile-rubbed skirt steak, chimichurri, grilled onion, charred tomato and sweet potato; and Swordfish with broccolini, braised fennel, preserved lemon, gigante bean and romesco sauce, in addition to refreshed starters, salads and handheld favorites to enhance the SoCal feel.
“Our SoCal Kitchen + Bar team looks forward to continuing to provide the genuine hospitality that guests have come to expect while satisfying all of their California cravings,” added Miller.
About SoCal Kitchen + Bar
SoCal Kitchen + Bar is inspired by Southern California cuisine and features fired-up flavors, cool and crafty cocktails, and the Genuine Hospitality for which CMR is known. The concept is located at 705 North High Street in Columbus, Ohio. The menu boasts the freshest fare from sea, garden and farm using only the finest ingredients crafted by Executive Chef Jacob Glowacki. Glowacki began his CMR journey in 2009 at Marcella’s Polaris and has grown through the organization working at several properties before finding himself in his current role. He is most looking forward to continuing to teach and grow his team as they explore new and creative ways to feature some of his favorite cuisines with a SoCal flare.
The team at SoCal Kitchen + Bar is led by General Manager Seantea Corvi. Beginning her time at CMR as a server at Hudson 29 Upper Arlington in 2014, Corvi has progressed through the company holding many positions in a range of CMR Specialty Concepts, and now SoCal Kitchen + Bar. She is most looking forward to continuing the success of SoCal Kitchen + Bar while creating a fun and positive work environment for her Associates.
SoCal Kitchen + Bar is open daily for dinner and for weekend brunch, Monday-Thursday 4-9 p.m., Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday 10-10 p.m., and Sunday 10-9 p.m. Reservations can be made at socalkitchenandbar.com or by calling 614.300.9500.
About Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
Founded by Cameron Mitchell in 1993, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, LLC (CMR) has built a diverse portfolio of varied concepts, ranging from multi-location upscale destinations to single neighborhood favorites. Today, CMR operates 49 restaurants company-wide under 21 different concepts, with 25 restaurants located in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events, the premier catering and event planning company in Central Ohio, oversees three venues in Columbus. The national Ocean Prime concept has 18 locations in 14 states plus the district of Columbia, with future locations opening in Sarasota, Florida and Nashville, Tennessee in 2024-2025. The Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern, a sister company of CMR, currently operates 21 locations in five states. CMR is partnering with Crawford Hoying to open a luxury boutique hotel in Dublin, OH in 2026. CMR and the various concepts have received numerous culinary, leadership, entrepreneur, community service and readers’ choice awards.
As seen on CNN, Forbes and Smart Business, Mitchell shares his story and the wisdom he has gained through the years in his new book “Yes is the Answer. What is the Question?”, available now — www.shopcameronmitchell.com.