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A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

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11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045 (Callan Road)
+1 858-777-6635
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17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Oceanside CA
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Elegant dining room and (mostly) lovely food. Since to filet mignon was on the menu, my husband and I decided to try the NY strip steak - not a cut we are familiar with but reasoning that this is the kind of restaurant to risk something new ( like the lobster with beans which was fabulous!) sadly the steak did... More 

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are pleased you enjoyed the service and the elegance of the dining room. We are glad to hear that our staff were attentive and were able to come up with a solution when your meal did not exceed your expectations. We appreciate your patronage, and look forward to welcoming you again... More 

San Diego, CA
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As my wife was attending a business dinner for the first time in my 52 years I dined solo at a fine dining establishment and I was treated to the same high level of service as larger parties compliments by the exceptional food and wine.

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. At A.R. Valentien, we take pride in accommodating all of our guests with the highest quality of service. We are so pleased you enjoyed our farm-to-table cuisine and wine selection. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More 

Santa Fe
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79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an incredible spot. The views across the golf course to the blue Pacific are stunning. The hotel is pure Craftsman architecture through and through which is a joy to behold. The service is tops...classy from start to finish without a hitch. The food was very good but not great. Mostly it was just a little bland. The Hanger Steak... More 

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you appreciated the views of the golf course and the Pacific Ocean, as well as the Craftsman architecture that gives The Lodge at Torrey Pines its charm. While it is wonderful to hear that our service exceeded your expectations, we are troubled... More 

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the first time ever, we didn't cook for Thanksgiving, but instead searched out the "best" in restaurants serving a traditional dinner in San Diego. We went for #1 and although pricey, it did not disappoint. The atmosphere at A.R. Valentien is cozy and the service attentive as one would expect. The menu offered four courses with a wide range... More 

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and service at A.R. Valentien. Every year we strive to create a menu that fully embodies the farm-to-table dining experience, while keeping the traditional dishes that make the Thanksgiving holiday special. We are so glad you enjoyed every part of it, and look forward... More 

San Diego, California
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service is excellent. The staff is helpful and pleasant and friendly.The menu is excellent. "nuff said!

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience with us. A.R. Valentien thrives on providing quality service to our guests as well as creating a menu with exquisite dishes. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More 

San Diego, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant overlooks Torrey Pines golf course and the Pacific Ocean, not a bad place to start. You can actually have a conversation with your dinner partners. The staff is very professional and not fawning: The food is really delicious , beautifully plated with a good selection of wines. It is one of my favorites in San Diego. A grown... More 

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed the cuisine and the atmosphere of the restaurant. Our establishment prides itself on providing quality service and unique farm-to-table dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are rustic chic. Beautiful views and all the amenities one would want in a 4 star hotel. The restaurant A.R Valentine was not so special. This is a restaurant that enjoys stumping its clientele. I have eaten at many very good restaurants around the US. I will say that I am NOT a foodie. I enjoy very clean... More 

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent dining experience with us. Though we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the beautiful views surrounding A.R. Valentien we are concerned regarding the service that you received. Providing outstanding quality service and unique farm to table cuisines for our guests to enjoy is our highest priority.... More 

Keller, Texas
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281 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As much as we wanted to have great things to say, there were some big flaws. First off, after we were seated, we waited 10 min for anyone to come over to us. No water, nothing. We considered leaving since it appeared we were not going to be waited on. Once we had a waiter, we did enjoy the meal... More 

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent dining experience. Though we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our dining selection, we would like to apologize for the rare lapse in service that you experienced. Providing outstanding service to our guests is our highest priority so we will be sharing your feedback with our... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal here everyone in our party happy. The duck , halibut, beef and pork dishes all delicious. Caesar salad interesting grilled version and fried squash blossoms both good appetizer. Bread was awesome and complimentary amuse-bouche quite tasty. (Funny my 12 year old new what amuse-Bouche meant from one of her favorite books. ) Deserts equally good... More 

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share a review with us. We appreciate your thorough feedback and are happy to hear that you enjoyed our dining selection. Providing above and beyond service to our guests is our main priority so we would like to take the time to apologize for any miscommunication that was experienced. Thank you again for... More 

London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like the hotel, the restaurant has an old-world field, though it is relatively modern. The food is not cheap, but was well-presented and tasty (we had fish)

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to dine with us at A.R. Valentien. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our dining selection. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 65
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Romantic, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 14:30
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • This restaurant is at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Description
The Grill offers a casual and convenient San Diego dining experience located adjacent to the practice putting greens and starters club house of the Torrey Pines Golf Course. Whether dining inside or on the patio, you will find a complete menu of your favorite items and beverages.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?