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A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
8584534420
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Ranked #9 of 1,274 restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $150
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Callan Road
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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English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I anticipated a 5-star meal in this 5-star hotel and was quite disappointed. Staff was less than attentive, seemed to be in the weeds for the entire meal. Food quality did not measure up to the nice presentation. Just a so-so dining experience. The more casual Grill at The Lodge was a better overall value and experience.

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Aurora, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had dinner at A.R. Valentien. The food was excellent, beautifully presented and generous portions. The waiters and servers are very knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. The menu changes daily and is worth the price.

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Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Inside a very attractive club house, AR Valentien offers local cuisine with great service. I was very much impressed and will certainly go back if I am back in town.

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Florence, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The restaurant is known for its focus on local cuisine, which is why we were there. The staff are very well informed about the meals and the provenance of the ingredients. We received excellent but not intrusive advice about choices from our waiter Jeff and from the sommelier Paul. The staff were all very friendly. We ate well and all... More

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San Diego, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Was impressed with this charming restaurant from moment we drove up to their front door. It is part of the Torrey Pines Golf Course and has a beautiful setting with the charm old old San Diego. Delightful, engaging staff. Wonderful selection of food, tastefully prepared. Their eggs were definitely farm-fresh. We ate on the patio with a beautiful view of... More

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I was at a catered lunch so I was presented with some foods that I would have never ordered such as a salad with beets, baked chicken with artichokes, polenta, etc. It was all amazing. Service was top notch, of course.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The service and especially the food is well worth the cost of the meals. There was a wide selection of drinks. And very romantic for couples. The restaurant was very fancy and food has that fresh and organic taste. As the restaurant receives fresh products everyday. Defiantly a must dine when in La Jolla.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My review on opentable: "Pompous and slow service - for Father's Day breakfast, nonetheless. The food was good, but nothing exceptional - we expected more - too bad!" Dined on 6/15/2014 We were very disappointed after all of the great reviews. I would much prefer going back to The Marine Room, or George's or many other gorgeous choices over this... More

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My family really loves this restaurant. Although it's probably not the ideal restaurant to take your children to, my kids have always like this place from a young age and have always found things they enjoyed on the menu. However, the food is pricey here but of good quality. I would say that the service is good but horribly slow... More

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Traveling CA, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review and we greatly appreciate having you as a loyal patron. Every meal is prepared fresh to order and with the utmost care from our Executive Chef and his team. Nonetheless, we apologize that you have experienced slower-than-normal service. We are taking a look at our standard operating procedures for both the kitchen and... More

Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We were not guests of the hotel nor did we eat a full meal here. We stopped on our way through town after a long day of sightseeing for dessert and coffee. The service, atmosphere and desserts were all top-notch and the perfect ending to our wonderful day. We sat overlooking the beautiful pool and grounds and it was very... More

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