Where to EAT in La Jolla

Dining in La Jolla is like a culinary journey. Some of the best restaurants not only have stellar Chef's but the panoramic views of the coastline, perfect for relaxation and belly achin'. You know that feeling that you just ate too much..so if you have a strict diet, allow this day to be your "CHEAT" day.

If I could make a 50 page restaurant guide I would...most of the restaurants in La Jolla are drool worthy. But for the sake of helping you narrow down your choices we are going with our TOP 3, MUST VISIT fine dining experiences we couldn't live without.

La Valencia Lobster Tails Special Order

Our Favorite Place To Wine & Dine

The Med Terrace Ocean View

1. The Med at La Valencia Hotel

There is just something about this little slice of paradise that keeps us coming back for more. Most recently for Easter Brunch...as I sit here daydreaming about having breakfast for dinner and my mouth begins to water. If we had to only pick "one" place to go it would be The Med, our last suppers would be the Filet Mignon (gratin potato is life!) and Miso Chilean Sea Bass. And no fine dining experience would be complete without the popular People's Chef James Montejano, go all in with the Chocolate Sin or keep it laid back with a Key Lime Bar. Either way you will thank me for reminding you to save room for dessert.

The Med’s signature is farm-driven approachability. Montejano, an alum of Michael Mina’s kitchen, has a knack for vanquishing pretense, even while using exalted ingredients. His plump, pearly scallops, for example, have smoked-corn pudding and crispy pork belly for sidekicks.

The Med at La Valencia in La Jolla Satisfy Your Cravings.

Address: 1132 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: 858-454-0771
Menu: The Med
Reservations: Open Table

The Med Food Pictures

La Jolla Restaurants Offer a Treat For Every Foodie

Duke's La Jolla View

2. Duke's La Jolla

Located on the famous La Jolla Cove, Duke's is the perfect location for classic views of the coastline and delicious Hawaiian inspired dishes. Savor the flavor of infused dishes featuring local ingredients with a great variety, from Kaffir Crusted Ahi Steak to Pan Roasted Jidori Chicken. There's something on the menu for everyone. Meet for the Aloha Hour and enjoy some of our favorites like the Black Bean Nachos and Poke Tacos with specials from 4p-5p daily.
Top of the Cove was an icon, pure and simple. Perched atop the ocean cliffs overlooking La Jolla Cove, it reigned over the dining scene for decades. And now it has new life, Duke’s La Jolla is officially open.

Duke's La JollaSatisfy Your Cravings.

Address: 1216 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: 858-454-5888
Reservations: Open Table

Duke's La Jolla Food Pictures

California Modern "High-End, Hot Spot"

Georges at the Cove

3. George's At The Cove

Celebrity Chef Trey Foshee's belly-filling, seafood-centric creations served alongside massive views of the La Jolla Coast. George's at the Cove is a three-story restaurant with a different vibe on each level. The Ocean Terrace, our personal favorite, is a casual environment with "Million Dollar Views". George's bar has more of an upscale, modern vibe with ocean views as well. California Modern is your fine dining option with a separate menu, four-course and eight-course options as well as specialty entrees.

Much of the produce from his daily Chino Farms Shopping trips gets featured on the menu at TBL3, the Chef’s 3 nights a week dining experience with George’s California Modern. The 12 to 24 course meal is an investment of time and money; dinners cost $170 pp and last 4-5 hours. A chance peek into Foshee’s true culinary personality and philosophy on food and revel in the art of cooking and eating.

Bar Level at GeorgesSatisfy Your Cravings.

Address: 1250 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: 858-454-4244
Reservations: Open Table

Honorable Mentions
We featured above our 3- All Time Favorites and Must Dine With Restaurants in La Jolla, however, in a city full of abundant choices an honorable mention page is definitely in order!

Eddie V’s
1270 Prospect Street
1250 Prospect Street
The Hake
1250 Prospect #B10
Cafe La Rue
1132 Prospect Street
Stella Italianfare
8008 Girard Ave #220
910 Prospect Street
The Cottage
7702 Fay Ave
Sugar and Scribe
7660 Fay Ave Ste 1
WhiskNLadle Bistro & Bar
1044 Wall Street
7837 Herschel Ave
7868 Girard Ave #301
Puesto Mexican Street Food
1026 Wall Street
Marine Room
2000 Spindrift Drive
2182 Avenida De La Playa
Galaxy Taco
2259 Avenida De La Playa
2171 Avenida De La Playa

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