La Jolla & Utc Restaurants

10 8 Truluck's

Address: 8990 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122
Truluck's
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Truluck’s, nestled in University City, is always fresh on the dining scene with an edge not many can counter. Renowned for their seafood, they operate a crabbing fleet of no less than sixteen boats off the coast of Naples, Florida. Armed with this advantage, the crab is delivered fresh to your table within twenty-four hours of being caught. Those searching for an alternative to seafood can choose from a selection of seven steaks and chops roasted or grilled to a level of precision unmatched by most steakhouses. For recreational wine drinkers or connoisseurs alike, Truluck’s offers a hundred wines by ... Learn More »

10 8 Donovan's of La Jolla

Address: 1250 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037
Donovan's of La Jolla
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After the recent move from its UTC location, La Jolla's premier steakhouse is now overlooking the famous La Jolla Cove. In addition to picturesque views, Donovan’s Steak and Chop house offers a refined setting filled with upscale class and elegance. The menu showcases a variety of cuts of succulent USDA Prime steak, while offering a variety of other options from Australian rack of lamb to North Atlantic Salmon. Appetizers and salads tantalize the palate before the main course, while potatoes and vegetables—always complimentary—accompany each entrée. An award-winning wine list offers an astounding selection of both well-known and boutique wines across ... Learn More »

10 8 Crab Catcher

Address: 1298 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Crab Catcher
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Perched atop an ocean bluff, Crab Catcher in La Jolla overlooks Seals Beach, a little sublet that thousands of tourists come by to visit annually. With a spectacular view and sensational food that is procured straight from the sea, Crab Catcher serves only the best fresh dishes. Keeping to the 100-mile radius philosophy, Chef Jon Burwell hires local commercial fishermen and harvests only the freshest ingredients from local farms and farmers markets to create the kind of dishes that will project surprise and wonder onto diner’s faces. With that in mind, the relaxed and quiet ambiance of Crab Catcher creates ... Learn More »

10 8 Draft Republic

Address: 4282 Esplanade Ct,, La Jolla, CA 92122
Draft Republic
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10 8 George's Ocean Terrace

Address: 1250 Prospect Street, San Diego, CA 92037
George's Ocean Terrace
George’s Ocean Terrace reminds us all that there’s a big difference between eating outside and dining seaside. Occupying prime rooftop real estate upstairs from George’s California Modern, Ocean Terrace invites guests to settle in for a casual yet inspired experience of breathtaking views, invigorating libations, off-the-docks fresh seafood, and from the farm tantalizing entrees. Executive Chef and partner Trey Foshee handles his menu with care and discretion, emphasizing fresh and locally sourced ingredients, ensuring that each ingredient complements the overall flavor profile of the dish. Given that La Jolla boasts practically picture-perfect weather all year long, it makes sense that ... Learn More »

10 8 A.R. Valentien

Address: 11480 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA 92037
A.R. Valentien
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Nestled just above the scenic ocean bluffs of La Jolla, A.R. Valentien inside The Lodge at Torrey Pines features innovative California cuisine in a truly spectacular setting. Executive Chef Jeff Jackson conveys his market driven approach with seasonal ingredients from organic farms, orchards, and local fisherman. Wine lovers will rejoice in the extensive wine list boasting a vast collection of regional varietals from a string of California wineries. Just beyond the entrance, with its charming overhanging foliage, the interior of the restaurant showcases American Craftsman design with features like beautiful exposed beams and stained-glass lanterns, as well as selected artwork ... Learn More »

10 8 Ki Ku Ya

Address: 3949 Governor Drive, La Jolla, CA 92122
Ki Ku Ya
Sushi Ki Ku Ya offers a complete sushi bar operated by Master Sushi Chef Yutaka Nakanote, formerly of Shogun in La Jolla. With his terrific talents, Chef “Naka” aims to create delightful traditional Japanese and Korean entrees that are equally appetizing and visually pleasing. His playful specialty rolls are the menu’s highlight, but the restaurant serves everything from sashimi to tofu, and skewered yakitori to noodles. The restaurant offers casual dining and a friendly atmosphere. Chef “Naka” and the wait staff are very responsive to patrons' needs and will create a dish catering to your individual tastes. Learn More »

10 8 George's California Modern

Address: 1250 Prospect Street, San Diego, CA 92037
George's California Modern
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George's California Modern is the fine dining restaurant located inside the beloved George’s at the Cove, in La Jolla. Featuring a sophisticated yet relaxed space with a modern aesthetic, an international wine list and seasonal cocktails by mixologist Frankie Thaheld, California Modern prides itself on being both welcoming and intriguing. Executive Chef and partner Trey Foshee's fearlessly diverse menu continues to celebrate fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients while incorporating worldly influences—The Chef’s masterful touch is one reason the California Modern dining experience has been called the best in San Diego. If you haven't been to George's California Modern, you haven't ... Learn More »

10 8 Voce Del Mare

Address: 5721 La Jolla Blvd., San Diego, CA 92037
Voce Del Mare
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Situated in the quiet village of Bird Rock in La Jolla, Voce Del Mare offers a serene, casual setting to enjoy fairly-priced, traditional Italian fare. Just minutes from the coast near the corner of La Jolla Blvd. and Bird Rock Avenue, the familiar smells of ocean breezes set the mood for a relaxing meal. On Saturdays and Sundays, choose from a variety of lunch offerings including fresh salads and delicious panino sandwiches. Or arrive for dinner, served seven nights a week, to experience a larger display of specialty pastas, fresh seafood dishes, steak, chicken, and veal. Local favorites include the ... Learn More »

10 8 Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar La Jolla

Address: 8970 University Center Lane, La Jolla, CA 92122
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar La Jolla
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Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar La Jolla is a continuing gala of extraordinary food and wine. Patrons can pamper their appetites with the highest quality aged prime beef and discern new flavors with its award-winning wine list, comprised of 100 wines by the glass and a first-rate Reserve List. Famous for its, warm alluring atmosphere and the highest consideration to detail, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar La Jolla features a luxurious dining area constructed around an exhibition kitchen and extensive bar. Adjoining the central dining area are private dining rooms that can comfortably accommodate small or large parties. ... Learn More »

10 8 Apollonia Greek Bistro

Address: 8650 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92122
Apollonia Greek Bistro
Located across the street from UTC shopping center, Apollonia Greek Bistro offers diners authentic Greek cuisine. Upon entering, guests are greeted not only by a friendly hostess, but also by a very elegantly designed dining room. A variety of statues of Greek mythical figures line the walls, while a high ceiling and walls lined with murals of more mythology complete the décor. Seating is also available on the patio where diners can benefit from cushioned benches and the fresh breeze, making it the perfect place to enjoy lunch on a sunny afternoon. A long list of appetizers offers patrons a ... Learn More »

10 8 Whisknladle

Address: 1044 Wall Street, San Diego, CA 92037
Whisknladle
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Whisknladle is the ultimate destination when in need of some culinary comfort. Boasting eclectic ingredients and bold flavors, patrons will be hard pressed to try only one dish. With California comfort food that eases your mind and uplifts your spirit, Whisknladle is the place to recuperate and excite your taste buds. With inventive dishes like Charred Bone Marrow and Crispy Sweetbreads, there is plenty of variety to challenge and delight the palate. Cooking dishes that are satisfying to the core, it is no surprise that the chefs at Whisknladle take their ingredients very seriously. The executive chef even visits local ... Learn More »

10 8 Azul La Jolla

Address: 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Azul La Jolla
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 ... Learn More »

10 8 Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill - La Jolla

Address: 702 Pearl Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill - La Jolla
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Come check out Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill’s original location right by the Pacific Ocean in downtown La Jolla and see where it all began! Since 1989, Sammy’s has offered only the best, having perfected the art of woodfiring their artisan pizzas. Since then, the restaurant’s popularity with the La Jolla locals has led to the opening of seventeen other restaurants. Delight your taste buds with the Organic Arugula & Pear Pizza, LaDou’s Barbecue Chicken Pizza, or the thin-crust Brie & Truffle Oil pizza. Enjoy the cozy fire pit on their outdoor patio during Happy Hour from 3:00 p.m. until ... Learn More »

10 8 Roy's

Address: 8670 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92122
Roy's
Roy’s, a Hawaiian fusion restaurant, is based on the technique using “new directions,” blending freely the European techniques with ingredients of Asia and the Pacific. The first Roy's Restaurant was opened in1988 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and its La Jolla location maintains the fine dining mantra with innovative and flavorful dishes. Using the freshest ingredients of any locale, Roy’s exemplifies the same sense of fun and freedom found in the original restaurants in Hawaii. At Roy’s, you can get a taste of paradise without having to fly across the Pacific. Learn More »

10 8 Darlington House

Address: 7441 Olivetas Avenue, San Diego, CA 92037
Darlington House
Searching for an event venue that will transport you to a European Villa? Check out Darlington House tucked away in the heart of La Jolla. This combination French, Spanish, and Italian style villa hosts special events such as weddings, receptions, parties, and other private events. This beautiful venue provides catering and event planning services that will create a package directly tailored to your wants and needs. Darlington House possesses a certain old world elegance, grace, and romance that enhance any event occurring in the space. Learn More »

10 8 NINE - TEN

Address: 910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
NINE - TEN
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An evening at Nine-Ten is not just a meal but a culinary adventure. Tucked into the ground floor of the historic Grande Colonial Hotel in downtown La Jolla, the contemporary restaurant takes fine dining to new heights. Chef Jason Knibb’s innovative menu finds inspiration in fresh ingredients from local farms, transforming the essence of seasonal offerings into creative concoctions such as white truffle emulsion and potato foam. Each dish is a meditation on flavor, expertly and creatively intertwining pure, fresh ingredients into elegant and delightfully surprising combinations. With an equally talented pastry chef and sommelier (not to mention a most ... Learn More »

10 8 Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill - Costa Verde/UTC

Address: 8650 Genesee Avenue, San Diego, CA 92122
Sammy's Woodfired Pizza & Grill - Costa Verde/UTC
Located in the Costa Verde Center, minutes away from the breathtaking La Jolla beaches and UTC Shopping Center, Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill offers the gourmet lover a chance to savor their “healthy global cuisine.” Since its opening in 1989, Sammy’s has used only the freshest ingredients from local farms in order to provide healthy, organic, and sustainable entrees. Savor their parmesan crusted artichokes, or delight in the exquisite chicken tequila fettuccine pasta. Try something new and take a walk on the sweet side with Sammy’s yummy honey cheese pizza, blending sheep’s milk cheese, oregano, and orange blossom honey on ... Learn More »

10 8 Tapenade

Address: 7612 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037
Tapenade
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Since opening in 1998, Tapenade has established itself as a La Jolla institution. Diners frequent the sophisticated establishment for acclaimed chef Jean-Michel Diot’s Provençal-style French cooking. Diot, who comes to San Diego after a successful career in Paris and New York, offers a consistently award-winning menu, while Tapenade’s welcoming atmosphere and excellent service complement the cuisine. For an exceptional experience, Diot offers a five-course tasting menu with wine pairings, offered daily. Learn More »

10 8 Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant - La Jolla

Address: 7748 Regents Road, San Diego, CA 92122
Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant - La Jolla
Having won the hearts of two other North County neighborhoods, Leucadia Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant is spreading its roots south to La Jolla. Conveniently located in the UTC district of La Jolla, Leucadia Pizzeria’s expansive outdoor patio attracts those interested in pairing their pizza, pasta, and sub with a healthy sprinkling of parmesan and sunshine. The menu caters to parties of all sizes (feed up to seven with the 16” Sub Tray) and specializes in personalizing your meal to fit your taste. The Build Your Own Pizza combinations are seemingly limitless, and the entrée options satisfy that nostalgic Italian cuisine ... Learn More »