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“Excellent food with a great view”

George's at the Cove
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Ranked #10 of 1,241 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, Romantic, Bar Scene, View
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Excellent food with a great view”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Pricey, but the view from the top deck can't be beat. My favorite spot in LaJolla. Great spot to meet friends/family.

Visited May 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“incredible view”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Lovely view and very nice food. The wait staff was excellent. It's always crowded so be prepared to wait a long time for a table.

Visited June 2014
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Woodstock, Georgia
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Eat here for the view”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

And the food is pretty good as well. Service was outstanding, but nothing matched the experience of sunset from the terrace. Make reservations ahead for the outdoor terrace, otherwise there is an inside option on the first floor with stunning viewpoints, too. The meal was very good. Several fresh fish options and other interesting coastal cuisine.

  • Visited June 2014
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New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A upper deck view that can't stop !”
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

First, make a reservation without fail. We got there and about 20 people were waiting for tables. Our recommendation came with that info so right when we got there they seated us...to me that means they got it on the ball!

The top deck was fairly casual food. I got a bacon cheeseburger and fries. It was cooked properly and plenty of bacon .... Fries were crisp and delicious....yum. We all cleaned our plates.

The server must have filled my water 10 times....they were polite and attentive. We were never without or searching for a refill .

We were seated In The back row of the deck. The tables are elevated so you can still enjoy the magnificent beach view and shaded with umbrellas that also kept it cooler on a sunny day.

Thoroughly enjoyed out visit! Don't forget that reservation!

  • Visited June 2014
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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and service!”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic business dinner and with a view, service and food like that it turned out all pleasure!

  • Visited May 2014
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