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A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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Menu

CHARCUTERIE
$14.0
Chicken Liver Pâté
Grain and Dijon Mustards, Pickled Carrots
$14.0
Duck and Pistachio Pâté
Dried Fruit Mostarda
$14.0
Short Rib Terrine
Whole Grain Mustard, Pickled Radish
$28.0
Platter of Three Pâté
with House Pickled Vegetables and Dijon Mustard
APPETIZERS
$14.0
Japanese Milk Bread Rolls
Honey Butter, Prosciutto
$15.0
Curried Carrot Soup
Lobster, Flowering Coriander
$16.0
Citrus Salad
Young Lettuces, Tarragon, Candied Pecans, Humboldt Fog
$19.0
Tempura Quail Salad
Pine Nut Purée, Red Watercress, Kumquat, Sunny Side Up Quail Egg
$16.0
Grilled Little Gems
Radish, Fava Beans, Sugar Snap Peas, Pea Tendrils, Carrots with Garlicky Buttermilk Dressing
$18.0
Apple Wood Smoked Ruby Trout
Frisée, Radish, Pickled Mustard Seeds with Hazelnuts, Horseradish Crème Fraîche
VEGETABLES
$8.0
Roasted Beets
with Pistachio Butter
$8.0
Aleppo Pepper and Sumac Roasted Rainbow Carrots
with Creamy House Ricotta
$12.0
Sugar Snap Peas
with Mint
ENTRÉES
$52.0
28 Day Dry Aged Prime Rib Eye Steak
Alaskan Potatoes, Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Spigarello, Green Garlic Lemon Butter
$35.0
Roasted Free Range Chicken
Hand Rolled Gnocchi and Asparagus Ragu, Nasturtium and Almond Pesto, Pecorino
$42.0
Braised Veal Cheeks
Warm Beluga Lentils with Charred Spring Vegetable Relish, Macerated Carrot, Arugula
$45.0
Roasted Liberty Duck Breast and Confit Leg
Braised Belgian Endive, Job's Tears, Preserved Kumquats, Pearl Onions, Frisée, Duck Jus
$42.0
Garlic and Thyme Basted Swordfish
Spaghetti Squash, Red Russian Kale, Garlic Sauce, Walnut and Sage Salsa Verde
$45.0
Pistachio Crusted Northern Halibut
Frilly Mustard Greens, Grilled Onion, Mint, Passion Fruit Aguachile, Mango Purée, Avocado
$45.0
Caramelized Sea Scallops
Spring Pea and Mascarpone Risotto, Sweet Herbs, Blistered Carrots
$44.0
Crispy Skin Striped Sea Bass
Bok Choy, Oyster Mushrooms, Radish, Fennel, Ginger and Smoked Garlic Broth
TASTING MENU
Roasted Beet Salad
Pistachio, Mint, Cara Cara Orange, Goat Cheese, Balsamic
Saffron Fettuccine
t Spring Island Mussels, Caramelized Radiccio, Fines Herbes
Grilled Wagyu Flat Iron
Hinona Kabu Turnip, Ramp Salsa Verde, Garnet Potato Purée
Blood Orange Crémuex
Citrus Breton, Crème Fraîche, Tangerine Sorbet, Poppy Seed Crumble
About
The Lodge’s signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien, highlights regional San Diego cuisine served in an elegant, timbered indoor-outdoor dining room overlooking the 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course. Executive Chef Jeff Jackson sources only the best local provisions, and the menu changes frequently based on seasonal fare available. The restaurant takes its name from a talented early 20th-century California artist whose works are exhibited throughout the restaurant.
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A great place for a romantic dinner. Fabulous food and service. Great wines and cosy place. Little extra appetizers compliments of the chef make it an even higher pleasure to be hete.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank dolfin2016
MeganNeighbor, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your dining experience. We are so glad to hear you found the food and service to be fabulous and even enjoyed the chef's little extra creations. We appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Usuall AR Valentien is quite good but our dinner was not. The location is fantastic and we had a great view of the sunset over Torrey Pines golf course sitting outside. The food is decent but not great. My ribeye as a bit too fat...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank gzau
MeganNeighbor, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience. We are sorry to hear that the service and cuisine fell below your expectations during this visit. We appreciate your honest feedback and have shared your comments with our team. Thank you for your patronage over the...More

Reviewed March 14, 2019

We were given a gift certificate for the lodge and finally made the effort to go to the restaurant for lunch one day. We are really glad we did. The setting is very charming and the building is a gem...the approach doesn't inspire, but once...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank escodell
MeganNeighbor, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your recent lunch experience. It is wonderful to hear you thought the food to be terrific and enjoyed exploring the grounds after. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Reviewed March 9, 2019

We had a very enjoyable lunch at A.R. Valentien. Service was equal to the food - top notch. We dined on the hamburger (#2 in San Diego for good reason!) and the scallops...with a side of brussel sprouts. The wine list was impressive. We were...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank pcarlnj
MeganNeighbor, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your dining experience. We are pleased to hear you received top-notch service and thought the Drugstore Burger and scallops to be delicious. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed March 3, 2019

Sat outside to eat. Views were stunning. Food and wine selection was very good. Definitely go back in a second.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank margie c
Reviewed February 27, 2019

Excellent food and great service. This is a grand hotel with a grand dinning room that is pricey, but not to be missed. Nice Caesar salad and grilled Swordfish (which was grilled to perfection) and the Chocolate & Hazelnut Trifle which was out of this...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tedb548
Reviewed February 23, 2019

The menu & the view are lovely. I like to go at least once a year for the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. Its fun to go during December so I can see the decorations & sit by the warm fire before heading in for the pancakes....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pzsandiego
MeganNeighbor, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Thank you for sharing your comments. We are very pleased to hear that you love the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, and enjoy the views from our property. We appreciate your patronage, and look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Reviewed February 16, 2019

They made an excellent meal all the more special by paying attention to detail. Once AR Valentien found out that we were coming to celebrate our wedding anniversary (20th), a staff called to confirm the spelling of our names. When the waitress handed us the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Leeyong60
MeganNeighbor, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

We appreciate you allowing us to be a part of your special celebration. It is great to hear you enjoyed your dishes and had a wonderful experience to remember. We look forward to sharing another special occasion with you, or simply just a delicious meal.

Reviewed February 12, 2019

Super yummy all the way around, from burgers to salads, something for everyone. Lovely view as well and pleasant dining atmosphere.Food was brought out quickly and the waiter did a terrific job.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ellen H
MeganNeighbor, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2019

Thank you for sharing your kind words. We are pleased to hear you you enjoy all that our menu has to offer, and had and overall wonderful experience. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Located in a beautiful building with a view of the Pacific Ocean. The staff made our visit special from the moment we arrived. The menu greeted us for our anniversary. The excellent bread and fresh made rolls arrived as well as a carrot squash soup....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lubomyray
MeganNeighbor, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special celebration. We are happy to hear our staff went above and beyond to make your anniversary dinner special, and that you found the dishes to be of the highest quality. Thank you for...More

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H5507JOlisab
November 26, 2017|
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Response from 681glorialj | Reviewed this property |
AR Valentien main dining room does not have take out dinners on Christmas Eve but they do have take out available at the Grill at A R Valentien on Christmas Eve.
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November 26, 2017|
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Response from Chef M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they do. Just call and find out!
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October 3, 2017|
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Response from gloshurma | Reviewed this property |
5 mins to the la playhouse from torrey pines lodge
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