We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Stunning!”
Review of Tapenade Restaurant - CLOSED

Tapenade Restaurant
Price range: US$10 - US$80
Cuisines: French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pearl Street and Kline Street
Transit: Torrey Pines Road at Virginia Way
La Jolla, California
Level Contributor
88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Stunning!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Finally decided to try this place when a colleague was in town. What a fantastic meal. Everything about the place was stunning. We had an all-seafood menu and it was superb. The suggested wine pairings and dessert were perfect. Portions were very generously sized.The interior is so tasteful, and QUIET - hard to find in a restaurant these days. The wait staff was welcoming and warm. Tapenade - definitely on my "favorites" list!

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank hollyberry57
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sylvie D, Owner at Tapenade Restaurant, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Thank you for your positive review, we're delighted to hear from you, hope to see you soon!
Jean-Michel Diot
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC

90 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    51
    24
    10
    4
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Everything well-prepared!”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

At a friend's recommendation, my daughter and I recently had dinner at Tapenade. Our meal was very good, our service was capable and attentive, the atmosphere was fine although not distinctive. We ordered more than we should have because everything was delicious. The amuse bouche was the exception, but we will definitely return.

Try the mushroom ravioli appetizer, but beware it is rich and filling!

  • Visited June 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank CitasDash
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sylvie D, Owner at Tapenade Restaurant, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Glad you enjoyed our mushroom ravioli, it's one of our signature dishes. Keep in mind that we have a bistro menu available for happy hour every night starting at 5:30. Hope to see you there :)
Jean-Michel Diot.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bethany Beach, Delaware
Level Contributor
297 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Excellent everything”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We had a large group of 12 for dinner on a busy Thanksgiving weekend. We were seated promptly, and had a wonderful experience. The gourmet meals were artfully prepared and served with a flourish. The friendly waiters helped us select appropriate wines for our consumption. Our appetizers came promptly, delicious. We had a wide variety of meals, and everyone was happy with his or her choices. Pricey but worth it!

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Mary Dot J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
La Jolla, California
Level Contributor
74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Quiet with superb food!”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

We had dinner with friends at Tapenade on a Saturday night. While the restaurant was busy it was quiet enough for us to converse easily, which is a feature that we always seek. The food was masterfully prepared and presented. The flavors were outstanding. The salmon was prepared just the way that I specified - thoroughly cooked with a magnificent sauce on the side. The lamb was tender and very tasty. The service was friendly, efficient and attentive. Parking is adequate on the street and in the lot. Having reservations on a Saturday night is always a good idea.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank Carlyn B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
La Jolla, California
Level Contributor
57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“it was just ok”
Reviewed 8 April 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

The waiter was a bit confused? Food was ok not as good as I remembered it to be? Overall an average experience.

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank edward w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Tapenade Restaurant also viewed

 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing