French-favorite and Michelin-recognized restaurant, Little Frenchie, has elevated Coronado’s culinary scene since 2019, leaving restaurant-goers with only two words: bon appétit.
San Diego’s crowned jewel, Coronado Island, is home to world-renowned cuisine and high-end dining experiences. When Little Frenchie made its debut in May of 2019 on Orange Avenue, it was to no surprise that the newest resident of the island’s main promenade was welcomed in the highest regard.
In the five years since opening, Executive Chef Matt Sramek has brought a lot to the table. From crafting seasonally-driven dishes to winning Michelin stars, Sramek and his team consistently reimagine Coronado’s culinary scene.
Whether diners are celebrating a special occasion, indulging in a lavish date night or treating themselves to a five-star evening, Little Frenchie delivers an elevated experience from the moment they step through the door. The award-winning café emulates a quintessential Parisian neighborhood bistro. From white marble tables and red banquette window seats to an open-concept patio lined with string lights, Little Frenchie curates an atmosphere as authentic as its roots.
Once seated in the cozy yet chic café, the drinks begin to flow. Little Frenchie’s menu isn’t shy of wine recommendations; each hors d’oeuvre and entrée propose the perfect pairing. In an ambiance where the glass is always half full, diners can sip on French imported bottles or indulge in the Little Frenchie Champagne Hour with exclusive weekday specials.
Following suit in the French way of dining, a classic selection of hors d’oeuvres tops the menu of progressive courses. From Burgundy escargots and onion soup gratinée to cheese boards with rotating daily selections, the first course is sure to invite conversation over an exquisite selection of sharables.
With an emphasis on creating every dish from scratch, Sramek and team relaunch the Little Frenchie menu each season, taking into account both the locally sourced and French-imported ingredients. Debuting as a featured autumn special is the Georges Banks scallops – a plate of seasoned and seared scallops on a bed of brussels sprouts, parsnip puree, bacon lardon and pomegranate arils. The Parisian gnocchi, another French (and fan) favorite, embraces a mix of fall flavors such as honeynut squash, hen of the woods mushroom and swiss chard.
Little Frenchie is open Sunday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Friday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Le Brunch is served daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about Little Frenchie, visit www.littlefrenchiesd.com.
1166 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA 92118