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Cafe la Rue

₹₹ - ₹₹₹French, , Cafe
1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4533
+1 855-818-6857
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
French, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Food
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1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4533
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1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a large party eat in the outside patio area. The food and service was GREAT! Along with the drinks!

Thank chelle_d82
MelissaK3098, Marketing Manager at Cafe la Rue, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Recent Dining Guest, I'm so glad you and your party had a fantastic experience dining with us at Cafe la Rue! I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards, Melissa King, Marketing Manager

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

At lunch, the lounge was quite, and we opted for a crab salad and crab linguine. Both dishes were nicely presented, but the serving could have been more generous (for that price...). As the bill came, one dish was charged more than on the menu....More

Thank longtravel09
MelissaK3098, Marketing Manager at Cafe la Rue, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Recent Guest, I'm so sorry that your recent dining experience at Cafe la Rue was not up to our normal standards. I hope you'll return and allow us to exceed your expectations. Kind Regards, Melissa King, Marketing Manager

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped off here a couple of times for a drink and second time lunch. The reason why we did so was Shannon behind the bar - Made us feel so very welcome. The burrata flat bread was excellent, a super lunch time snack.More

1  Thank PeterG022
Melissa K, Marketing Manager at Cafe la Rue, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Dear Recent Dining Guest, Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. I'm so glad to hear that Shannon was such a rock star during your visits - she's truly one of the best! I hope we...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018

This casual dining with a bar/lounge ambiance is inside the Hotel La Valencia. If there is music it will be loud. Service while professional and courteous is slow. Portions are small but adequate. The Paella was intriguing in both taste and portion. In contrast to...More

Thank m44
Melissa K, Marketing Manager at Cafe la Rue, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Dear Recent Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We so appreciate your genuine feedback. I am so sorry to see that we only received a three-star rating from you. I hope that you will give us...More

Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Just had dinner for birthday and was utterly disappointed. Food is mediocre: vegetable dip was a block of cream cheese with lettuce as garnish, ordered strozapreti pasta with wild mushroom, hazelnut, arugula and lemon zest with brown butter sauce and got pasta with what looked...More

Thank Catherine T
Melissa K, Marketing Manager at Cafe la Rue, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Dear Catherine, I am so sorry to hear that your recent dining experience at Cafe la Rue wasn't to your (or our) expectations. We very rarely deviate from our recipes, so please know that your comments have been taken to our culinary team for further...More

Reviewed 5 May 2018

Went for happy hour. DELICIOUS wine and food! The caesar salad was AMAZING! It is a quaint spot and the service was very good. Low key and excellent price point! Go!More

Thank JED2011
Melissa K, Melissa King at Cafe la Rue, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Dear Valued Diner, Thank you so much for the 5-star review! Our team is thrilled to hear that you loved your meal at Cafe la Rue! The Caesar salad is one of my personal favorites as well. We hope we can welcome you back for...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a very unfriendly non cozy setting. The lighting is poor and the "U" shaped bar lets you see all the bartender's messes from both sides. There are SO many better places to go now. It is sad. Its predecessor, the Whaling Bar, was...More

Thank LJBeachCouple
Melissa K, Marketing Manager at Cafe la Rue, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear La Jolla Guest, We're disappointed that you didn't find Cafe la Rue the charming, light and airy setting that we've created it to be. With lots of natural light from the large windows and sunny outdoor sidewalk seating, Cafe la Rue offers guests a...More

Reviewed 21 March 2018

I've eaten at the various restaurants at La Valencia over the years but hadn't been there in a while and this time had kids with me (well-behaved but still). I wasn't sure if it would be a good fit for them. I loved it as...More

Thank jomalleyghori
Melissa K, Marketing at Cafe la Rue, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for your loyalty to La Valencia, and this delightful review! Cafe la Rue and La Valencia Hotel happily entertains guests of all ages, and we're thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed a great meal with...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Would had been satisfied with two orders of the Street Corn! Staying at La Valencia for a business trip walked around the area, decided to have dinner at hotel. Glad I did ordered the pork flat bread the crust was a little too thick but...More

Thank JohnnyandBetty
Melissa K, Marketing at Cafe la Rue, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for the 5-Star review! We're thrilled to hear that you loved the Street Corn, it's one of our most popular items along with the pork flatbread - we're so sorry that the crust was a bit on the...More

Reviewed 28 February 2018

We were looking for a quieter night cap near the water and poked into the La Valencia. The restaurant overlooking the water was really loud. So we opted to grab a bar stool in Cafe la Rue. It's much quieter, with a more laid back...More

Thank Daryl C
Melissa K, Marketing at Cafe la Rue, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Dear Valued Guest, We're thrilled you hear that you enjoyed some drinks at the bar at Cafe la Rue. La Sala Lounge, adjacent to the Ocean View Terrace does feature live music twice a week and can be a bit noisy for those looking for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 24
Cuisine
French, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4533
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 855-818-6857
  • E-mail
Description
Café la Rue translates to "the street," and in La Jolla all streets lead to La Valencia Hotel and her chic, casual bistro designed as a European brasserie perfect for people watching. The eatery's natural light and airy art deco-inspired ambiance is accented with original mural paintings that mirror the café's own sidewalk seating along Prospect Street. As La Jolla's best interactive venue, a chef driven rotating seasonal menu ranges from shared plates to elegant entrees built with sustainable ingredients from local providers. Evening specials are served al fresco under the twinkling lights of the village-front courtyard, where delectable flavors mingle with irresistible live music and balmy ocean breezes.
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