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“Fabulous setting, outdoor deck has incredible cove view!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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George's at the Cove
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Ranked #11 of 1,238 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
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. Considered the region's best rooftop dining, 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 used in proprietary recipes and twists on the classics, along with unique punches, sours, coolers and more. On the lower level, George's California Modern is a contemporary fine dining restaurant and bar featuring nationally-acclaimed executive chef and partner Trey Foshee's seasonally-driven California cuisine. George's California Modern offers guests an opportunity 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. Reservations and gift cards are available online.
Chicago, Illinois
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“Fabulous setting, outdoor deck has incredible cove view!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

After seeing the Chef preparing his fish tacos on the Food Network we had to visit George's
and try them. We did make a reservation for lunch and as luck would have it we were seated at
the premier table overlooking the water. The deck was packed and we appreciated the fact that just because their were two of us they sat us at the table for four, instead of making us wait. The
tacos were delicious, beautifully plated and did not disappoint. The day was beautiful which
added to our enjoyment. Would definitely recommend!

  • Visited October 2013
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Anaheim, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice scenic place to eat lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

George's has 3 different eating areas. The fine dining is on the bottom floor,
the 2nd level is a enclosed bar and the top deck is for outside more casual open air dining. The top deck was great for a afternoon lunch looking at the La Jolla Cove and Pacific Ocean. The food was diverse and something for everyone.

  • Visited November 2013
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“What a view!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

We had several friends recommend this restaurant and we're so glad they did!! We went with our 3 month old baby and the staff was very accommodating to let us keep her in her stroller. The view of the cove can't be beat and it was so fun for us Floridians to hear and see the sea lions from afar during lunch!!

I had the scallops and gnocchi and two at our table had the poached chicken and quinoa salad and we all really enjoyed our meals :)

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The Woodlands, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Well Known by Locals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

Highly recommended to me by a local person. It was a pretty quiet night early when I arrived around 6pm, but it really picked up over the next hour. Sat at the bar and had one of the best NY Strips I've had in a long time! Service, food quality and presentation were all excellent. Also, the wine list was comprehensive and the bartender knew how to pair the wine with the food. I had a truly enjoyable dinner at George's. Too bad it was dark, as I have heard that the view would have been fantastic.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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“Ocean Terrace is beautiful; recommend the mussels”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

This is one of our favorite places in La Jolla, and have been here a number of times. Last Friday my wife and I were there at the Ocean Terrace, which is outside overlooking the cove, the seals and just gorgeous. We had a late lunch/early dinner. One the best dishes to get there are the Mussels, they are done on a grill and served on a hot cast iron skillet. They have a great smokiness to them. We also shared a Faro salad and Fish tacos. All recommended.

One thing is the Mussels are only available on the dinner menu. We ate the other dishes first, and the waiters were perfectly happy to close out lunch bill and open up a dinner bill for the Mussels a little later.

Just a wonderful place, in a great area.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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