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George's at the Cove
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Ranked #21 of 1,242 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ivanhoe
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.
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We had lunch outside above La Jolla Cove.
The food is always good but the main reason we keep coming back is the beautiful view.

Thank Vernalyn
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Had to wait to get a table with a view so we sat at upstairs bar and had two fantastic cocktails. Friendly bar staff.
For dinner two of us had turkey and one the beef cheeks. All were fantastic. Desert was outstanding and so was our server.
The wine list was good. But this place is also a byob with a $20 corkage fee.

Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

I called ahead for a reservation at the Restaurant, was told to be there by 4:30 if we wanted to sit by the water. Turns out we were booked into the rooftop bar and the restaurant doesn't open until 6pm. Settled for a water view at the bar. Pretty confusing for an out of towner. The view is dominated by the roof of other buildings. Go see a sunset, then go there if something on the menu appeals to you. Food was fine. Could be we expected better based on reviews of the main restaurant, or it could just be overrated.

Thank Liz B
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

The best thing about George's is the view. So for lunch,it's great to sit on the roof and eat. However, the menu is just average. Nothing to write home about, although the food is good-tasting. No seafood at this ocean restaurant. Weird. The menu is really nothing special, and is nowhere near good enough to carry the place when the sun goes down and you can't see the ocean! Service is great, though.

One other weird thing - if it's your birthday, they give you a little bottle of olive oil instead of desert. I realize they don't have to give you anything, but olive oil seems odd to me...

Overall, a so-so place. This place used to be better before they got rid of the seafood on the menu!!!

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Thank Bob J
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Perfect place to stop and eat. Offers a good choice of food, fast friendly staff, and a perfect view over the cove... recommended!!!

Thank Michael C
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