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A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

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11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045 (Callan Road)
+1 858-777-6635
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Chula Vista, California
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118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were celebrating the birthday of one of our friends and she had elected to eat lunch at this restaurant. Located in a very nice area in La Jolla's Torrey Pines area, this restaurant was a very pleasant experience. We drove up to the front of the Lodge and valet took care of parking our car. Six of us were... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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183 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a treat to have lunch here. Lovely table with a view, although on day we dined so foggy one had to imagine the golf course. Waitress Tina was knowledgeable of wine list and menu and was anxious to find the answer when I asked about one of the sauces. BLT mussels were fat and juicy and bacon, wilted lettuce... More 

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed a pleasant lunch and received great service. We hope we will be able to welcome you again soon so you can enjoy the views from the terrace. More 

Irvine, CA
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The setting is unbeatable. It is elegant in every respect and overlooks the pool. To take one example, the quality of the linen for the table cloth is better than I have seen in many years. The service is equally refined and attentive. Our waiter and busboy were flawless. The food is good, but not outstanding. Some things are excellent,... More 

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Thank William R S
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It is great to hear that you appreciated the elegance of A.R. Valentien and enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An artistic ambience that feels like a European hunting lodge. Polished wood throughout and scenic views of the golf course. The restaurant can accommodate large groups or couples. The food is creative and seasonal and usually locally harvested. My last visit was a birthday luncheon. Two of us ordered the lobster salad. It was absolutely fabulous! Our servers were pretty... More 

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your beautifully written review, it was truly a pleasure reading it. Our establishment is proud to provide the highest quality of service and cuisine. We are pleased to hear that everyone had a fabulous time. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Encinitas, California
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96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family-owned Valentien's has a well-deserved reputation and a decades-long place among the top restaurants in San Diego. We went last night for a special occasion, after several years avsence, and were were very impressed with the very fine cuisine and superb service. It is expensive for sure as expected, but every aspect of the experience reinforced it was worth the... More 

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

It is wonderful to have you return to dine with us again. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed superb service and the delicious duck confit. Thank you for choosing A.R. Valentien for your special occasion; we look forward to your next visit. More 

Michigan
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at lunch and would highly recommend. Great, inventive food selection but at lower prices. Since it is not dark outside, you have a great view of the ocean and golf course. If you are used to 4 star places and/or the private country club experience you will not be disappointed. The service was attentive. Creative courses served properly.... More 

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience. We are thrilled you enjoyed our fresh farm-to-table lunch menu as well as the beautiful views of the ocean and Torrey Pines golf course. We hope to welcome you again on your next visit to La Jolla. More 

San Diego, California
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, great location with a view of the golf course AND the ocean at the same time, impeccable (and I don't use that word very often when it comes to restaurants) service for Sunday lunch. The only reason why I am not giving it five stars is the cost of drinks: a glass of sauvignon blanc (California) was $20.... More 

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback. Our main focus at A.R.Valentien is to create unique farm-to-table dishes, so we are beyond delighted to hear that you enjoyed your overall dining experience with us. Thank you again for your review, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Loma Linda, California
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143 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

A.R Valentine offers breakfast, lunch; and, dinner at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. With indoor/outdoor seating the restaurant offers golf and ocean views. Ask for a seat outside for the best views. A favorite for lunch is the seared Ahi salad. The dinner menu offers many seafood and meat options. Vegetarian options are available. Service is well paced and attentive.... More 

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at A.R.Valentien and for your kind review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our dishes. It was our pleasure to serve you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

San Diego, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

Service, ambiance were absolutely perfect.; quiet, service timely, friendly, knowledgeable, and discreet, in a beautiful setting. Have had lunch there several times, and the food was absolutely wonderful! Brought some friends ( another foodie couple) to dinner after raving about the food. Restaurant was two-thirds empty ; should have been a clue. We all four ordered fish, and made it... More 

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent dining experience. We're sorry to hear that your dish was not prepared accordingly to your preference. Providing quality service and dishes is what we strive for and we would like the chance to welcome you back for an improved experience. More 

La Jolla
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

It's informal, warm, excellent service and the food has always been great. Great spot to go investigate. The grounds are spectaculaor, the guest shop is where I go for interesting gifts. All the staff is superior.

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Thank toria
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your visit to The Lodge. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed exploring the grounds and the service from our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $65
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
    (Callan Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-777-6635
  • This restaurant is at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
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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