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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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Hamilton, Canada
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a bit early for our 6:00 p.m. dinner reservation & enjoyed a cocktail in the bar area. It's a bit small, but had comfortable chairs & GR8 munchies. We finally did get to our meal & truly enjoyed the experience. Our table was overlooking the outdoor deck area. For appetizers, my wife had the soup & I had... More 

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

Your review was so wonderful to read. It is great to hear that you were able to enjoy cocktails in the lounge before dinner. We are so pleased that your dishes exceeded your expectations and that you had an overall outstanding experience. We look forward to your next visit. More 

San Diego, California
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184 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must be serendipidity to have just seen the movie about Jeremiah Tower the day before we had reservations at A.R. Valentien. The chefs at this beautiful restaurant have elevated fresh Americana California cuisine many levels to defy excellence. Like ourselves, you will be astounded. First the restaurant is outfitted in the same beautiful cherry and mahogany paneling as the lodge... More 

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

Thank you for your generous review, your words were such a joy to read. It is wonderful to hear how much you appreciated not only the atmosphere of our restaurant with its Craftsman-style woodwork and paintings from the Arts and Crafts Movement but also our unique farm-to-table cuisine and the beautiful views from the terrace. We are also very pleased... More 

Kentucky
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84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable meal---amuse Bouche cauliflowers soup, ribeye, sablefish, tomato burrata, carrot soup and more. All exceptional, including two incredible desserts. Attentive service was appreciated. Foodies interested in some of the interesting prep--the kitchen was kind enough to share their secrets and special touches. The manager stopped by to visit and provided wonderful insight into the property. Would go back and would... More 

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1 Thank HOBY_1986
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

It was a pleasure reading your kind words. We are pleased to hear that you delighted in our unique farm-to-table menu and that the service exceeded your expectations. Thank you for sharing your experience, and we look forward to welcoming you again. More 

New York
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly excellent farm-to-table fare. Superb service. Beautiful building and location overlooking the Torrey Pines golf course. If weather permits, ask for a seat outdoors for an even more pleasant evening. The atmosphere is quiet and congenial to conversation. If you bring a client here, it may be money well spent. If you bring your wife or a date here, ditto.... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the farm-to-table cuisine as well as the atmosphere and the view. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good: the food was well executed. Everything arrived exactly as ordered. Charcuterie and cheese selections was excellent. Entree were cooked as ordered, and the accompaniments were interesting and well done. The wine list was surprising: all-domestic (which makes some sense in San Diego) and relatively recent vintages. Excellent selection of west coast Pinot Noir that Paul the sommelier knew... More 

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

We greatly appreciate your honest feedback. It is delightful to hear that you enjoyed the dishes as well as the wine selection, however we are sorry to hear that the service from our wait staff did not exceed your expectations. Our establishment makes it a top priority to deliver both unforgettable fine dining cuisine, as well as the highest quality... More 

Jupiter, Florida
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113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are not many options within walking distance of the Lodge, but if you are looking for an upscale dinner experience, the Valentien is a great choice. There were a good selection of entrees that were presented nicely. The wine list was extensive and offered a good selection at a reasonable price. Overall, a bit on the expensive side, but... More 

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

Thank you for your delightful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our seasonal farm-to-table menu and our selection of wines. We hope you will be able to join us again soon. More 

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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We couldn't get an advance tee time so we decide to come for lunch so that we could check out the grounds and pro shop. We sat on the outdoor patio, which was heated and they even offered blankets, in order to soak up some sun and the view. Service was great and a food order was quickly corrected when... More 

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Thank catvu26
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed lunch on our outdoor patio and that the service exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More 

La Jolla, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 April 2017

very comfortable and elegant spot. Been around for a while, as has the menu. Good wine list selection

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Thank michael n
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 that you enjoyed the view and wine selection during your dining experience. A.R. Valentien offers fresh farm-to-table cuisine that changes with the seasons. We hope that you will be able to join us again in the future to try some more of our seasonal menu items. More 

San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Found great afternoon to visit the Lodge for adult beverages and food. Perfect weather with sunshine and light breeze. Heat lamps came in handy as sun began to set. Away from the daily hustle and bustle of Southern California

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Thank BillR31
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

We are delighted that you were able to join us and enjoy the terrace. We hope you welcome you again in the near future. More 

San Diego, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Fabulous setting, great service and delicious food We had brunch on the outside deck and joyed a lovely brunch

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Thank Lynnilou16
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for brunch, we are so glad you enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$65
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?