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A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
+1 858-777-6635
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
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1 - 10 of 515 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I go there frequently for special occasions since I live around the corner. I love the restaurant and the friendly service. Paul, the sommelier, is great. Before dinner tour the pro shop at the adjacent golf course.

Thank baltoro
Reviewed 3 days ago

We habitually eat here in spite of the way that we are not staying here. The organization and sustenance are dependably staggering. Extremely propose.

Thank mandylynnl466
Reviewed 1 week ago

5 Star in every way! Eat outside on the patio. This is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.

Thank CLReviewer
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to hosting your next special occasion.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner there with a friend on Friday. We were so impressed with old school feel and exceptional service. We shared the chicken liver pate and squash blossom flower tempura appetizers. WOW! Both were amazing. Really one of the best pates I have ever eaten....More

Thank k J
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience. We are delighted to hear that you both enjoyed a wonderful meal with us and the service exceeded your expectations. We hope to welcome you again in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

View overlooking the golf course, waiter who was very knowledgeable and efficient, yet very friendly, good food, special personalized menu and cake for two of our group who were celebrating their 25th anniversary.More

Thank JudyCarolW
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased to hear that your dining experience exceeded your expectations. It is our top priority to provide the highest quality of service and cuisine, and we are happy to hear that our knowledgeable staff provided that and was able to make a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will never get pancakes as good as the lemon ricotta pancakes we discovered at this lovely restaurant. The stack is served with a delicious raspbury syrup as well as maple syrup but the pancakes wereso good, I ate most of mine without syrup. It's...More

Thank lindymiles
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, as well as the views of the golf course and the Pacific Ocean. We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb service, setting and food. Quite pricey though. It is quiet and there is free valet parking. Right next to Torrey Pines golf course with absolutely spectacular views of the ocean. When you want a special lunch, it is perfect so plan to spend some...More

Thank oli h
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us at A.R. Valentien. We are delighted to hear that the service, cuisine, and views all exceeded your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

top notch dining.... great wines... the chef baked the best biscuits for the bread tray and you can dine in casual clothing ahhhhh the view our # 1 selection to take very special visitors/guests we had the best fish with outstanding fried fresh oysters our...More

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the view while dining on our wonderful fresh farm-to-table menu. We appreciate your kind words and very much look forward to welcoming you in the future.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

We met friends we wanted to visit with and catch up. There was no loud music or entertainment to distract our conversation and dining. The quiet, sophisticated atmosphere was perfect. The service and food excellent.

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for dining with us. We appreciate your kind words. We are happy to hear that everyone enjoyed excellent food and service. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Amazing food , ample wine selection and impeccable service. Highly recommend ! The lodge is located in a beautiful part of La Jolla.

Thank Ruben2445
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for sharing your dining experience, it was a pleasure to read. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Response from Wayne G | Reviewed this property |
This is a first class top restaurant in a well-known American setting. Business casual is about as dressed down as you might feel comfortable. Being a golf course restaurant, you can expect some casual golf attire at the... More
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They do a great job of specialty food on demand.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 65
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 14:30
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
    (Callan Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-777-6635
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Description
The Lodge’s signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien, highlights regional San Diego cuisine served in an elegant, timbered indoor-outdoor dining room overlooking the 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course. Executive Chef Jeff Jackson sources only the best local provisions, and the menu changes frequently based on seasonal fare available. The restaurant takes its name from a talented early 20th-century California artist whose works are exhibited throughout the restaurant.
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