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George's at the Cove

1250 Prospect St, Ste 110, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3618
858-454-4244
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Ranked #5 of 1,275 restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Contemporary, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ivanhoe
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Stow, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a couple people recommend this restaurant to us. We understood the downstairs to be more formal and upscale, then the upstairs outdoor patio. We chose to eat upstairs. We made reservations and arrived just prior to sunset. The view from the rooftop was great. Really enjoyed the sunset. The temperature was also good. There were a number of... More

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Ft Lauderdale
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place is a first class RIP-OFF! Our bill was $175.00 (before tip) and all we had was 2 glasses of wine, salad (so skimpy you could count the leaves of lettuce), one lamb dish (2 very small pieces of meat) and the house "special" - prawns which consisted of 3 prawns cut in half and no veggie or starch... More

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April J, Owner at George's at the Cove, responded to this review

Dear Shellster249, Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor. We take all comments very seriously and use them to coach and counsel our staff. If you could please take a moment to contact me directly at april@georgesatthecove.com, I would like to apologize in person and get some more information like time and date of your meal so that I can... More

La Jolla, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

George's at the Cove is one of the premier places to dine in La Jolla and all of San Diego. Located above La Jolla Cove in the heart of the Village it has spectacular views from any of the three dining floors. Top floor, outdoors, has casual meals and 180 degree views of the ocean. Food is superb and if... More

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San Diego, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We sat in the middle part. There is a very popular upstairs and a more pricey downstairs with a bigger menu. We had a great time and all the dinning areas overlook the ocean. The chef is famous and all the food we ate was delicious. A little pricey, but not really for the quality of food and service. The... More

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La Jolla, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great place for a light lunch with view of ocean. Server was excellent. Stuffed dates appetizer was something different.

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La Jolla, Ca
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lunch is especially nice because of the "fab" view, including the Mural by Baltassari. Great food as well.

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Evansville, IN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The view from George's is worth going alone. Had a fantastic light lunch while watching the seals sunning in the cove. Take a trip down to the lowest level to catch a peek at the impressive wine storage b

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Newark, Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I apologize for this late review. A group of 8 of us, headed to George's at the Cove in late January. We had made a reservation for a table with a great view. We were seated and in fact, we had an amazing view. The food was great…really, really good..and the view, again was awesome…..This is where it gets interesting:... More

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April J, Owner at George's at the Cove, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! Anytime people let us know about their experience directly, we APPRECIATE IT GREATLY!!!! See you soon! Warm Regards, April Johnson, Director of Operations/Partner More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Can't beat the view, service was very good, food was delicious and bar tenders where great. Seems like both a local's and tourist favorite, can see why.....

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Montauroux, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This place looked expensive from the outside, but we were pleasantly surprised on looking at the menu posted outside: reasonable cost and out-of-the-ordinary dishes. The “bistro” part is on the terrace, and was a bit chilly one evening in early April despite the overhead heaters. George's famous soup was delicious, as were potato gnocchi & spaghetti with clams, all for... More

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