About us

Beeside Balcony is a hidden gem in old Del Mar, CA with a relaxed seaside chic décor where guests enjoy ocean views from the covered outside balcony. During cooler weather, Beeside’s got you covered with amazing patio heaters and an intimate inside dining room.

Our guests tell us that “every dish that comes out of the kitchen is a culinary delight.” Chef Christophe sources produce from local farms, and features organic free-range lamb, sushi-grade salmon, prime steak, and imported cheese, salumi and olives.

A third generation chef of Spanish and Italian descent, and hailing from Paris, France, Christophe’s restaurant career began at 17 in the kitchen of his father’s restaurant in Pasadena when they first emigrated to the USA.

Crossing over to Front of the House management, Christophe honed his hospitality skills over 12 years in some of Las Vegas’ most storied restaurants, such as Le Cirque, Eifel Tower, and Valentino’s.  

Upon returning to Southern California in 2011, Christophe spent 8 years as the Managing Partner of Eddie V’s Prime Seafood in La Jolla. Here he deepened his knowledge of sourcing and cooking the freshest seafood available, while delivering world class service.  

Today, Christophe returns to his roots in the kitchen as the Executive Chef and Owner of Beeside Balcony in old Del Mar. The laid back coastal vibe of Del Mar, combined with the attention to detail from Christophe’s fine dining background, infuses Beeside Balcony with an easy elegance that elevates any gathering, and makes the perfect backdrop to showcase his Global Mediterranean menu.