Azul La Jolla

$50 - $75

With its prime location, Azul La Jolla offers innovative California coastal cuisine with a magnificent view of the Pacific. Chef Orion Balliet offers fittingly elegant dishes, with a menu that changes daily, emphasizes fresh seafood and local ingredients, and incorporates culinary styles from Cajun to Japanese. Enchanting creations such as Lavender Mustard-Crusted Lamb Loin Medallions with cinnamon-honey carrot mash and hazelnut foam; and Oak-Roasted White Sea Bass with sambal polenta skillet cake, lime-cilantro jicama salad and roasted pepper marmalade demonstrate the range of culinary styles, traditions, and ingredients that Balliet employs. Open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, Azul also offers a unique California tapas menu in a casual courtyard setting.


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  Restaurant Info

  • 1250 Prospect Street
    La Jolla CA 92037
  • Address: 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla CA 92037
  • Cross Street: Ivanhoe Ave
  • Location: La Jolla & UTC | La Jolla Village
  • Cuisine: California | Seafood | Steak | Sunday Brunch |
  • Cost: $$$ | Moderate | $50 - $75
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Available
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Valet Parking |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | Mastercard |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Staff: Orion Balliet | Executive Chef
  • Phone: (858) 454-9616

  Business Hours

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  F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions

No, but there is a glass enclosed fire pit on the patio
Yes, The Brigantine Family of Restaurants include, seven Brigantine Seafood Restaurants, three Miguel’s Cocina Mexican Restaurants, two Zócalo Restaurants, Miguelito's Sala de Artes y Comer Restaurant, and the newest addition, The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla Restaurant.
Yes, floor-to-ceiling windows look out over spectacular La Jolla Cove.
Yes, a garden courtyard patio offers dining around a contemporary glass-encircled fire ring.

 User Reviews

Great Everything !  

Went cuz of view - enjoyed that and MORE ! Food was excellent wait staff knowledgable and timely. I have returned for special occasions and not been less impressed on those visits ~

great  

Our party dined during "Restaurant Week". Everything was top notch. Friendly servers and wonderful food!!!! Every dish was prepared with care. The presentation was very attractive and the flavor was excellent in every dish we had! We will return!! Looking forward to going during day light to see the beautiful view.

Phenomenal restaurant!  

I can't think of a single negative thing to say about this restaurant! The food was amazing and the service was among the best I have ever had. I also think Azul has the best ocean view of any restaurant in the city, with spectacular views of the sunset and the cove. I would send anyone here!

Great food, romantic restaurant  

I was a little surprised by the only other review of Azul, and the negative comments made by that patron. I decided to write a review so that people know that I have had very pleasant experiences at this establishment. I live in Cleveland and have been to Azul twice in the last five months while visiting San Diego. I was extremely satisfied with the food, wine selection and ambiance of the restaurant. The staff was very attentive as well. My wine glass never went empty! I've only been there at night, so I haven't had the opportunity to see the spectacular view. I hear it is just beautiful. I would not hesitate to dine at Azul during future visits to San Diego.

Lunch with the Girls  

We were referred to this restaurant by the concierge at the hotel where we were staying in Coronado. They had a wonderful "Gourmet Lunch" that might have been too light for my husband, but was wonderful to enjoy w/the girls & quite affordable considering the location. The food seemed and tasted very fresh. The view was spectacular-definitely one of the best places to enjoy in La Jolla. I will certainly go back if we are ever in the area again.

Dark and heavy  

For a restaurant that overlooks the La Jolla cove, it's incredibly dark and heavily decorated inside with dark wood and low ceilings; made for a very loud dining experience even on a Tuesday night. The food was a mixed bag, some dishes (Caesar salad) were light and lovely, but others were disappointing.

My Experience  

The resturant is beatiful in the village of La Jolla. I went there on a Sunday night, therefore it was not busy. When I entered into the resturant, I was waiting for a table because the hostest was too busy chatting with the bartender to seat my party. When I was fially noticed, we had a fabulous view table. When we ordered our appitizers, it took the longest time to get our orders. Funny thing is, THE RESTURANT WAS NOT BUSY AT ALL!!! (There were only 4 tables seated that night.) However, dealing with the slow service, the food was fantastic and that's what matters to me.

Only because of the ambiance  

If your looking for ambiance this is one place you might highly consider. But you will pay for it. Thought I would try it, to celebrate a birthday. Started with the spinach salad which was good but small, gone in 8 bites. I ordered a large filet mignon which was very good, but just as good as any you would order at any other restaurant. I thought the steaks were over priced by about $10.00. The sage graten potatoes were excellent. Service was average. A lot of staff walking around looking busy but not checking on the guest often enough. Finally after dinner the waitress who was kind, offered me a birthday desert only to find that they charged me for it on my bill. Three small truffles, which the normal price was $9.00 was charged $3.00. I thought this was very tacky on their part that I was charged anything at all! Most places comp your birthday desert. You are definatly paying for the ambiance and not the food. My bill came to $80 with tip which included a $20.00 off coupon. Any couple can spend well over $200 for dinner. If the ambiance is worth that, by all means go. The food is satisfying but not the best I've had. So take your wallet.

Very Disappointing service  

I was attracted by the ambiance of this restaurant and of course its location. The menu seemed appealing. The hostess told me I could seat myself in the courtyard. I sat down and waited. And waited. And waited. There was only one other table in the courtyard, and maybe a handful of tables inside. After 10 minutes, no menus, no water, no one greeted my table. I checked the host stand twice, no hostess. Finally, a man walked out to seat another table. After he seated them he asked if I had been helped. I told him the hostess told me to seat myself and could I please see a wine list and menu. Sure, he said. Another 5 minutes passed, no wine list, no menu. So I left. I may give this place another chance, but I must say I was disappointed by my first impression.