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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 #13 of 1,270 restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $150
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful setting, excellent food and prices were high, but reasonable considering setting for lunch. We were on the deck and the staff kept walking by without making eye contact for an extended period of time - it is not a large deck and the whole situation was odd. Manager finally came over, perhaps noting our attempts to make human contact,... More

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Centreville, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

During a recent visit to the area, friends were eager to show me “The Lodge” and I now know why. The moment you arrive, you know you are someplace special. Upon entering through the beautiful stained glass doors you are struck by the gorgeous interior. Heavy wood paneling, subtle lighting, and a fireplace all suggest an aristocratic 19th century lodge.... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I could not believe how terrible our lunch service was here, especially given the other reviews. This is such a beautiful location and the food was well-prepared, but we literally had to get up to get our server's attention. The manager actually got us water about 15 minutes after we were seated, but didn't return after that. Our server would... More

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Orange County, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

All elements were top notch from service to selection to taste. We were happily seated outdoors near the putting green, and treated like kings and queens. It was a 50th birthday celebration and they helped my gal feel like a million bucks. They even took pics of us together before we headed out to explore the grounds. Wonderful afternoon.

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Carlsbad, CA
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90 reviews 90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We decided to have a cocktail at the bar and had such a great time via "Danny" the bartender we decided to stay and eat there. What a conversationalist he is and funny. Puts you at ease and can make the best of the best drinks. Perfect every time in a perfect glass. If you want to sit in front... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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