La Jolla Village Restaurants
1250 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037
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CLOSED - This location has closed. Please visit the Gaslamp location. 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 ...
1298 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
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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 ...
1250 Prospect Street, San Diego, CA 92037
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 ...
11480 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA 92037
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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 ...
1250 Prospect Street, San Diego, CA 92037
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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 ...
7776 Eads Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
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8008 Girard Ave #210, La Jolla, CA 92037
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1044 Wall Street, San Diego, CA 92037
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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 ...
1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
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 ...
7441 Olivetas Avenue, San Diego, CA 92037
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.
910 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
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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 ...
7612 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037
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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.
8008 Girard Avenue, San Diego, CA 92037
A neighborhood hangout offering classic American, Italian, and Mexican fare, Bull & Bear Bar and Grill attracts not only the local La Jolla crowd, but also hungry stomachs in-the-know. Guests can bask in the typically temperate coastal air on their patio as they savor Bull & Bear’s casual cuisine and friendly service.
1132 Prospect Street, San Diego, CA 92037
The Sky Room offers an elegant, sophisticated dining experience, bringing back an era of formal service and distinctive French cuisine. With only 12 booths and tables, guests are able to see the striking 180° view of the Pacific Ocean from any vantage point in the restaurant. An excellent wine list of California and French wines is available.
875 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
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Roppongi Restaurant and Sushi Bar is recorded closed at this location! Everybody likes options, especially when it comes to food. At Roppongi Restaurant and Sushi Bar in downtown La Jolla, Asian fusion prepared with a French flair gives diners plenty of choices. Twenty-four different tapas like Ahi Poke, Mint Curried Lamb, Hamachi Tacos, and vast amounts of soups, salads, entrees, sushi rolls, sashimi, and steaks provide any patron an alternative to the mundane. Executive Chef Stephen Window takes tremendous pride in using local, seasonal, ingredients when creating his menu items. His passion for fresh fare has garnered a “World’s Top ...
1298 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Trattoria Acqua promises to whisk diners off to the Mediterranean, mirroring Italian seaside restaurants in cuisine, ambiance, and proximity to the water. The restaurant’s practically unrivalled location overlooks the crashing waves of the Pacific at La Jolla Cove; the dining room’s rustic charm and the courtyard’s lush greenery both offer a tranquil atmosphere with a hint of old world charm. Chef Damaso Lee’s menu of Italian coastal cuisine emphasizes fresh seafood, although also offers decadent pastas, meats, and game dishes. The award-winning cuisine is inventive, the ingredients fresh, and the selections decadent. An outstanding wine list adds perfection just when ...
737 Pearl Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
A dining experience at Royal Thai Cuisine is casual yet refined, in the Thai tradition of gracious hospitality. Popular favorites like Pad Thai noodles and Kang Ped (red curry) are expertly prepared and artfully presented in generous portions. Accompaning the menu are a wine list well-suited to Asian cuisine and a large specialty drink menu including alcohol-free fruit smoothies! Décor is tasteful and tranquil, with fresh sprays of orchid blossoms adorning each table, a monumental water sculpture in the center of the dining room, and a wall of tropical fish. A treat for the senses at a reasonable price!