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Tender Greens

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner
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BIG PLATES
Soup can be substituted for mashed potatoes or salad for $3. Our chicken is served with skin; it can be removed upon request
WHAT SOUNDS GOOD?
$11.5
Salt And Pepper Chicken
white and dark meat, garlic, oregano, thyme
$11.5
Chipotle Barbecue Chicken
white and dark meat brushed with chipotle barbeque sauce
$12.0
Backyard Marinated Steak
grilled medium rare
$12.0
Herb Brushed Albacore
grilled rare, sea salt, lemon, olive oil
$11.5
Baked Falafel
cumin and coriander spiced chickpea patty
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE IT?
$11.5
On a Sandwich
with ciabatta, roasted red peppers, aioli and choice of simple salad; falafel served on lavash with tzatziki, harissa, pickled vegetables
$11.5
As a Hot Plate
with yukon gold mashed potatoes
$11.5
On a Simple Salad
with a full sized simple salad and garlic herb crostini
PICK A SIMPLE SALAD
just a simple salad $6
Tender Greens Salad
sherry vinaigrette
Baby Arugula
tomato, balsamic vinaigrette
Baby Spinach
goat cheese, hazelnuts, cabernet vinaigrette
Butter Lettuce
red and green butter lettuce, tarragon dressing
Kale
American Grana parmesan, roasted garlic vinaigrette
Romaine Hearts
caesar dressing, American Grana parmesan, garlic croutons
BIG SALADS
$11.5
Salami & Kale
P. Balistrer salami, kale, roasted fennel, golden raisins, fingerling potatoes, crispy chickpeas, American Grana® parmesan, roasted garlic vinaigrette
$11.5
Chipotle Barbecue Chicken
romaine hearts, avocado, queso fresco, crispy tortilla strips, green onion, cilantro lime dressing
$11.5
Chinese Chicken
tatsoi, mizuna, golden pea sprouts, carrot, wontons, roasted peanuts, cilantro, green onion, sesame dressing
$11.5
Grilled Chicken Cobb
romaine hearts, blue cheese, house made bacon, pastured egg, avocado, tomato, tarragon dressing
$12.0
Tuna Nicoise
grilled rare albacore, baby greens, tomato, potato, capers, green beans, quail egg, olives, sherry vinaigrette
$12.0
Backyard Steak
butter lettuce, arugula, radishes, red and gold beets, horseradish vinaigrette
$11.5
Happy Vegan
farro wheat with cranberry and hazelnuts, quinoa with cucumber and beets, green hummus, tabbouleh, baby greens
$11.5
Falafel
baked falafel, little gem lettuce, tomato, cucumber, parsley, red onion, tzatziki, cabernet vinaigrette
$11.5
Harvest
local fruit and nuts, artisan cheese, Scarborough Farms lettuces, golden balsamic vinaigrette
COMFORT SOUPS
$5
Roasted Tomato Soup
with basil oil and ciabatta croutons
Rustic Chicken Soup
with potato, carrot, celery, leeks, thyme
Today's Soup
PLANT BASED SIDES
$5.50
Summer Vegetables
thoughtfully sourced and prepared to celebrate the season
Today's Summer Bean or Grain Salad
JUST FOR KIDS
$6.50; for kids 10 and under
Little Big Plate
your choice of protein, quesadilla or grilled cheese sandwich comes with side of veggies, mashed potatoes and juice box
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxed and laid back atmosphere. Indoor and outdoor seating. Combo plates, sandwiches, salads, sides, soups, kids menu, desserts and catering! Most of their fresh produce comes from Scarborough Farms in Oxnard, CA who is also an investor. Tender Greens cannot be seen from the street....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank KarenK518
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

What a treat for an European, after several days with greasy overpriced food at the San Diego harbourside, to find this place: Fresh, hot, healthy, inexpensive food, made with love. You wouldn’t believe this is a restaurant chain, given the creative cuisine here. Wow.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Reimar1971
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

I’m vegetarian so the falafel was fresh and the veggies were straight from the garden. It is pricey but highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Shannon S
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

I love the modern restaurant concept, one line for food, one line for Beverages, and a cashless restaurant. It's kind of like a cafeteria, you stand in line and play sure main course and appetizers, they give you a number which then they deliver your...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nissan1515
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I always go here for dinner and to get a lunch for the next day whenever I’m in San Diego for a teaching weekend. The food is fresh and well prepared, the staff are knowledgeable and friendly, the restaurant is clean and well ventilated. I...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Joan E
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Great salads and interesting lunch selections. Very crowded at lunch and the line can slow down occasionally. So good we ate there twice in three days.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank DadimaK
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Sustainable, organic, farm to fork, local--you name it, every good and healthy thing is on this menu--seasoned creatively for amazing taste--yet the prices are right for families, singles, seniors. It's an informal dining experience that includes transparent preparation of the meals, consistent execution of regular...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Dale F
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

On the end of liberty station away from stone brewery and the market. Nice salads. I had fried chicken sandwich with Bibb lettuce salad. Nice spice on the chicken and the salad was good. Our party also got the chopped salad and the steak salad....More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank chrisz903
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Great food. Especially the soup and chocolate vegan brownie looked amazing. Marinated steak delicious. Great patio area that has room for larger groups.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank TammyK302
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We met up with some family at Tender Greens before going to Sea World. My lady and I just shared an order of Focaccia served with arugula, a beer and a craft root beer since we'd eaten about an hour earlier. The Focaccia was small,...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Rob M
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