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George's at the Cove

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1250 Prospect St, Ste 110, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3680 (Ivanhoe)
+1 858-454-4244
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

George's has three levels - Fine dining Level 1, Cocktails Level 2, and Casual-Upscale Outdoor Patio Level 3. What a view, and the food was great. As was the service. A friend told us this was a "must-do," and we are glad we did. Reservations strongly recommended.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean - lazy cool sea breeze - awesome atmosphere - very attentive staff - food out of this world crazy good - best lunch spot on Planet Earth - I could stay there for hours - it's a very hot spot so call ahead for reservations at least 90 minutes before you arrive - they... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A lot of people told us that this was a tourist trap, they were right, the food is average, although the 2nd floor view of the sea is very good, but there are other restaurants nearby better than this one, we had a rough time trying to decide our plates on the menu.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have read contradictory reviews of George's, but we had a wonderful time. We ate at the California Modern level of the restaurant. From the start, the experience was exceptional. The sourdough wheat bread was steaming when we split it open, and it had a great crispy crust. Our starters, grilled octopus and snapper crudo, were among the best we... More 

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Camas, Washington
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lively place with delicious food. Generous servings of fresh, creative food. A local gem. We were actually too full to have dessert! We'll just have to go back.

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Thank AnnSusanAnn
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We always make it a point to stop and have dinner at George's at some point on our trips to La Jolla.. very trendy but diverse crowd with a few celebrities sprinkled in at times... always interesting with a very different type of menu... servers are always great and the view is awesome... sort of an on top of the... More 

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Monza, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

had a team dinner at this venue, as it was January they closed the outside terrace with some smart transparent plastic foils and we could enjoy the view. They served lot's of appetisers and tapas, good wine and beer. Recommended!

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Chino Hills, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For such a gorgeous location, you kind of expect just middling and overpriced food, but not here. Dishes were not cheap by any means but very reasonable given the location. I would always recommend the seafood here, but I'm partial to the roast pork tacos as well. My favorite dish is still probably the Yellowtail. Do also try the buffalo... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After waiting 30 minutes past our reservation time the hostess rolled her eyes and informed us it would be at least another 30 minutes. My wife and i traveled across the country and went to this restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. A great disappointment on our anniversary. 4/15/17. BlakeW

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GeorgesLaJolla, General Manager at George's at the Cove, responded to this review

Good evening. My name is Matt Strickler. I am the General Manager here at George's California Modern. It is our mission here to provide an exceptional dining experience for all of our guests. I was disappointed to read about your less than optimal time here the other night and I would hope that you might consider giving us another chance... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi we visited this restaurant on a Thursday afternoon. My wife and I have been there before. We lucked out and got table 4 upstairs and we had a fantastic view of the water. I ordered a giant burger and my wife had fish tacos. Both were superb. Highly recommend. We will be back

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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$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Prospect St, Ste 110, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3680
    (Ivanhoe)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-4244
Description
George's at the Cove is a renowned three-level dining destination located in the heart of La Jolla overlooking the Pacific Ocean and northern coastline. We offer three distinct restaurant and bar concepts – one fine dining and two casual – with stunning ocean views and award-winning cuisine.

Known for its splendid rooftop setting, the popular George’s Ocean Terrace – complete with a newly expanded and elevated bar – offers casual al fresco fare for lunch and dinner that is perfectly complemented by sweeping ocean views.

Recently reinvented from floor to ceiling, the all-new George’s Level2 – located on the second level – is elevating the craft of cocktails with housemade ingredients and handcut ice. Featuring all the classics and innovative modern creations, like the signature Sea3, Level2 offers a variety of cocktails well-suited to any taste.

On the lower level, George's California Modern is a contemporary fine dining restaurant and bar featuring seasonally-driven California cuisine. Guests are invited to explore “San Diego on a plate” through a la carte or tasting menus inspired by the lifestyle, ingredients and sense of place that is San Diego.

Whether celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to enjoy the San Diego lifestyle to its fullest, George’s at the Cove is an essential part of any visit to the region.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?