Owner and Executive Chef Matt Gordon is a 25-year veteran of the restaurant industry. He has headed numerous kitchen operations ranging from formal fine dining to bustling, high volume corporate restaurants. Matt’s philosophy in the kitchen? Work hard and have a great time doing it! His goal has always been to create a dynamic and fun environment for his staff so that they enjoy coming to work as much as he does.
Adding to his existing list of successful restaurants Urban Solace in North Park and Solace and the Moonlight Lounge in the heart of Encinitas, Chef Matt Gordon recently opened Sea & Smoke located in the heart of Del Mar at Flower Hill. “In the expansion of our newest business, Vibra Bank has made it possible for us to achieve our mission of providing an exceptional experience for our guests through independently sourced and creative products, consistency of service and true hospitality,” said Chef Matt Gordon.
Sea & Smoke explores modern and fresh interpretations of American dishes that celebrate simplicity and wholesome integrity. Keeping true to his principles and commitment to healthful living, Sea & Smoke serves responsibly sourced meats, seafood and vegetables. Inspired by the centrally located wood-fired oven, Sea & Smoke’s menu features unique preparations of a variety of dishes – vegetables, meats and seafoods. A light and airy brasserie-style dining room and sprawling patio space offers an inviting experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The warmly lit, low-ceiling bar creates a charming ambiance, where drinks are served with modern twists of classic American cocktails.