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“Dinner on the Terrace” 5 of 5 stars
Review of George's at the Cove

George's at the Cove
1250 Prospect St, Ste 110, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3618
+1 858-454-4244
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Ranked #8 of 1,072 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Californian, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Scenic view, Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ivanhoe
Description: One renowned name. One dazzling ocean view. Three levels of inspired dining experiences. All yours to be savored at George's at the Cove in La Jolla, California. If you want a fine dining experience unlike any other, a special evening awaits at California Modern, featuring unique California cuisine tasting menus that change daily from one of San Diego's most admired chefs, Trey Foshee. If you're in the mood for a more casual dining experience try the Ocean Terrace, acclaimed as the region's best rooftop dining, or George's Bar, a relaxed setting where indoors and outdoors flow together. Reservations and gift cards are available online.
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“Dinner on the Terrace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

On a previous visit in July, we ate in the main dining room, and watched the sunset, while having a delectable tasting menu. This time, the weather was so lovely, we ate dinner on the Terrace. Our service was outstanding, as always, and the meal was equally wonderful. We began with Kir Royal, and and my husband had the "house soup" and delicious Spaghetti with clams. I began with an excellent caesar salad and had the mussels as my entree. I try mussels everywhere, and I have to admit, these are some of the best I have had. They were simply prepared, but the broth was fantastic. You can't miss with George's. We dine there every time we are in La Jolla, and it is always a treat!!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Reliably perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We've eaten 4-5 times at the lower level restaurant at Georges and have never found a thing to criticize. (We've eaten at many very fine dining places around the world.) Georges captures the high excellence of flavors and preparation in modern, yet unpretentious surroundings and service. What is unique is the California take on food combinations with creative flavors and presentation. We will go back for many more delightful meals there, I hope!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious food, beautifully presented.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We were recommended to this restaurant by some Australian friends who dine there each time they are in San Diego and we were not disappointed. The food was outstanding, both in flavour and in presentation. We ate in the downstairs fine dining restaurant and had the 'tasting plate' menu as it was the last night of a very long holiday. This restaurant is amongst the best that we have dined in over many years.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Surprise, Arizona
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“Wondeerful view of La Jolla Cove - good food too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Been there 2x - both in Bar area with little wait, food and view are both really good. Hold out for a table by or near windows on a day when cove is visible.

Visited March 2013
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“Romantic Anniversary Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

My husband and I celebrated our 14th Anniversary at George's. The staff took extra good care of us to ensure we had a fabulous night. They decorated our dessert plate reading Happy Anniversary and gave us a bottle of olive oil as a gift.

Visited December 2013
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