The Brigantine’s concept for what is now Anthony’s Fish Grotto. Courtesy Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego is considering proposals from two restaurant companies to replace Anthony’s Fish Grotto on the waterfront adjacent to the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Anthony’s 52-year-lease on the signature location expires on Jan. 31, 2017. The port staff is recommending the board choose between proposals from Sunroad Enterprises and The Brigantine at a meeting next Tuesday.

“As the steward of this public land, the Port of San Diego is using a competitive selection process to maximize the potential of this tremendously desirable location,” said Port Chief Executive Officer Randa Coniglio.

“This is a very unique, over-water site at the most prominent location on our waterfront,”she added. “Our region deserves a world-class restaurant anchor as part of an unforgettable San Diego Bay experience.”

Both proposals plan an investment of up to $15 million and include a combination different restaurant types.

Sunroad’s would include Blue Point Coastal Cusine by Cohn Restaurant Group, a Craft and Commerce gastropub, two different King’s Seafood restaurants and a Stone Brewery tasting room.

Brigantine’s plan includes Brigantine on the Bay, Miguel’s Cocina, Ketch Grill & Taps  and Portside Gelato & Coffee.

Earlier this year the board declined to accept a proposal from the operators of the current restaurant.

Sunroad Enterprises’ concept for the unique waterfront location. Courtesy Port of San Diego
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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.