Another brand-new restaurant has landed at the San Diego International Airport: The Prado at the Airport, an eatery based on the popular Prado at Balboa Park.
The Cohn Restaurant Group’s 1900-square-foot eatery is located post-security and is the final of 14 restaurants to open at the gateway.
Thursday’s opening of the business marked the completion of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority’s Concession Development Program (CDP), which has revamped the shopping and dining offerings at the airport over the past two-and-a-half years.
With the upgrades, Lindbergh Field's dining options have increased from 55 to 84 eateries.
According to Thella F. Bowens, president and CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, The Prado at the Airport really represents the spirit of America's Finest City.
“One of our key goals was to seek out dining concepts that pay homage to the kinds of things that make San Diego special, with The Prado being a prime example,” Bowens said.
The original Prado at Balboa Park has been located in the heart of the San Diego landmark for the past 15 years. It is one of many restaurants owned by the Cohn Restaurant Group, considered the “heart and soul” of the company.
The spinoff eatery at the airport will feature a full-service menu of modern American grill classics combined with seasonal California influences, the Airport Authority said.
The Cohn Restaurant Group – founded by David and Lesley Cohn – also owns popular eateries such as Blue Point Coastal Cuisine in downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter, Indigo Grill in Little Italy and Corvette Diner at Liberty Station among many other restaurants.