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Marine Room

2000 Spindrift Dr., San Diego, CA 92037
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Ranked #25 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: La Jolla Shores Drive
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83% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Excelsior, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The food and view here are outstanding. As is the service. Our waiter was so understand of us having our six year with us. He was a very jolly fellow. The food was so good and when I ordered an appetizer for my main meal he didn't blink an eye. It was expensive but a real treat. The view can't... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Having eaten all over the world, sometime one becomes wary of a restaurant with amazing views. That is not the case at the Marine Room. The excellent food is reflected in the high quality ingredients that are second to none. Classic French techniques are used while incorporating some twists. My wild mushroom and potato appetizer was excellent, as was the... More

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Berkeley, CA
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Views: The Marine Room boasts the finest ocean views, hands down, in all of San Diego, and likely all of California. This completely refurbished restaurant still feels every bit as mid century as it was back in the day -- Imagine classic clean horizontal lines, limestone, creamy white walls, white table cloths and practically floor to ceiling glass facing the... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

While the food and service were perfect, we were mesmerized by the views in this restaurant, which is built right into the seashore. Yes--waves were crashing into the windows right in front of us! One of the most interesting settings you will ever experience!! Highly recommend!!

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Yokosuka, Japan
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I visited this restaurant twice during my stay in San Diego. First, the food was perfect. You cannot go wrong ordering seafood. Not only that, the filet mignon was the best I ever had. They also serve a Vesper, and you will remember it always. Order wine and desert, too, because they are worth it. The manager and waiters did... More

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

This was not our first time here, nor was it the first time we've brought the kids. Always PERFECT service and amazing food with superb ocean views. I love that the staff is never pompous or annoyed with children and treated our family well. The halibut is terrific as was the steak/lobster dish. The staff did a great job securing... More

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Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We planned a sunset dinner at the Marine Room, timed to experience high tide that evening. We arrived a bit early and relaxed in the lounge, willing to wait for a window table to open up. The hostess was very accommodating and kept us posted, we finally did get a great table in the main room where we could experience... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We have visited The Marine Room in La Jolla four times because it is excellent! The location is right on the ocean and faces the setting sun. Take sun-glasses as it is bright in the early evening. It has a comfortable up-market American feel serving a good menu based on French style but now best described as US/international. The wines... More

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining at the Marine Room, on this past Wednesday. I had heard so much about this place and felt I needed to see it for myself.. The view is breath taking. Seated at the window I watched the sun go down, and the tides come in.. The bread was tasty, with a hint of what I... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Say that 5 times fast, no way... Chose the marine room on the advice of the trip advisor forums. For a unique setting for a girls night dinner with my cousin. We had a blast, and basically had the restaurant to ourselves on a Wednesday night. We spent more time taking pictures than eating. Our waiter was beyond amazing. The... More

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