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Liberty Station pop-up invites diners to eat in their own bubble

Posted at 4:55 PM, Dec 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 18:21:13-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Several bubble-like domes will cover Liberty Station early next year, offering locals the chance to dine under the stars.

Dinner With a View will offer San Diegans a dining experience inside one of 33 intimate, clear domes in Liberty Station's central promenade from Feb. 6, 2020, to March 8, 2020. Tickets for the dining experience go on sale Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. online.

Diners who grab a ticket will enjoy a three-course menu prepared by an acclaimed chef. While San Diego's chef has yet to be announced, Toronto's pop-up was led by Canada "Top Chef" winner René Rodriguez.

A blind menu featuring meat, fish, and vegan options will be served to guests. Ingredients will be locally sourced and drinks will be offered at an additional cost to pair with meals.


Each geodesic dome is frameless, providing a bubble-like effect. Inside, various accents will transform domes into terrariums that highlight unique terrains from around the world.

Dinners will be offered daily during the pop-up's run at 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.

“We have been watching the San Diego food scene explode in recent years and knew this was the perfect city for our next pop-up event,” said event organizer Steve Georgiev. “Dinner With A View offers the magical and memorable dining experience we know San Diego has been craving, set in the heart of one of the city’s most prized communities, Liberty Station. We cannot wait for everyone to come together for an enchanting evening under the stars.”

Dome reservations will be priced at $199.99. Each dome reservation requires a minimum of four guests and can include up to six people — so that price can potentially drop to $34 per person. Those who sign up for an email newsletter can get 50 percent off dome reservations, bringing the reservation down to $99.99, or $17 per person in groups of six.

Dinner reservations are a separate cost at $109.99 per person.