About Us

California at its best

Where do the locals go?

The Lab's flagship restaurant takes a fluid, cutting edge, and evolving approach to dining. We are committed to sourcing our local organic ingredients as close to Oceanside as possible. Come enjoy our exclusive guest chef experience, in addition to our awarded executive chef Ramiro Guerra's unique coastal cuisine.

Team Driven

Keeping it simple and working together is the formula for giving you a great meal and memorable experience at the restaurants of The Lab Collaborative. Abbreviated, our name is TLC - and that is no accident. At TLC, modern, upscale dining is delivered in a friendly, caring, and artless way. Whether in flip flops and a t-shirt or the suit you wore to land that new job, you are welcome here. To us, hospitality is always more important than what you wear, so come as you are and stay as long as you like. Our concept is focused on nourishing the body and creating community. Bring your friends. Let us feed you.

Locally Sourced

At The Lab Collaborative, the path from farm to table is direct and uncomplicated. Local sourcing means better food. All the ingredients on your plate are chosen with care and are as fresh and local as the farm down the road or what swims near the sandbar just this side of the horizon. While the restaurant industry may define farm-to-table as ingredients sourced within 500 miles of their location, we believe that you should know the fields and surf the waves that feed you. 

The short distance to our table means that there is no fresher meal that we can offer to our friends and neighbors. Insisting on the finest local ingredients is about more than offering quality, freshness, and superior dishes that take their references from our natural resources. The Lab Collaborative supports the passion and livelihood of our neighbors - especially those who need our help to grow a prosperous future.


The collaboration that goes into our food also happens behind the bar. We bet it has been a while since you tasted a truly unique cocktail. The artisan bartenders at The Lab Collaborative are as inventive as every other member of our team. Choosing from our premium and top-shelf liquors and fresh juices and fruits, we invite you to challenge our team to compound an entirely new drink that you will only find here. You never know…maybe we will name it after you!
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