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“A must go!”

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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, View
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, 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.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“A must go!”
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Five star food, an amazing view, wonderful dinner options, very clean nice bars, and a one of a kind experience. It's a must go!

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Manhattan Beach, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Excellent spot in La Jolla”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Came here for dinner on a Sat night and the overall experience and food at George's was excellent. Nice bar when you enter the restaurant and the staff greated us and brought us to our table on the lower level (the main dining area). The service was great, actually several people waited on us while we were at the table and every single one of them knew the menu, all had favorites and could explain the dishes. I find that as a sign of a great place with an even better staff. The food is very well done, great flavors, seafood, the lamb, everything that came out of the kitchen impressed our group. I have dined at a few places in La Jolla and this is by far my best experience. Looking forward to returning.

  • Visited August 2014
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“Great food, views and service! Had there Pim cup and fish tacos!”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

Great food, views and service! Had there Pim cup and fish tacos! We went for lunch and got in immediately.

  • Visited August 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Faultless Service and Presentation”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful meal here with gorgeous views of the La Jolla coastline. Our server was fantastic in making appropriate recommendations, had a great sense of humor and guided us through the menu. Our standouts were the deconstructed fish tacos, very inventive and with crispy avocado a wonderful play on the tuna. As expected the wine list is well represented with California wines and covers a great price point.

Would go back for not just the view but the great food and service to match. PS: the follow up phone call from the staff the following day was a wonderful touch!

  • Visited August 2014
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St. John's, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Views”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Service was pretty good, but the view and sunset helped to make up for everything else. Great place to go for dinner, drinks and the sunset!!!

Visited September 2013
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