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7955 La Jolla Shores Dr, Hotel La Jolla, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3301 (Torrey Pines)
+1 858-551-3620
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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West Hollywood, California
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Outstanding breakfast coupled with a beautiful view combined with excellent service makes for the perfect way to start the day. Although I've not yet tried the dinner menu, I imagine it's just as good as the breakfast and the venue quite romantic.

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Thank dutch2220
Elizabeth L, Manager at Cusp, responded to this review

Dear Dutch2220, Thank you so much for the great review on Trip Advisor! We are so pleased that you decided to start your day with us and that you had a wonderful time. I hope you will come visit us again soon; we'd love to see you! Make sure to stop by the kitchen and say hi. All the Best,... More 

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

We dined here on arrival after a long road trip and found the experience mediocre at best. The front of house woman was downright rude, the service was somewhere between offhand and incompetent and a number of the items such as wines we wanted to order were not available. The food was ok but second rate in comparison with what's... More 

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Donald L, Manager at Cusp, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisorMember, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. I greatly apologize for the experience you had. You had a long, difficult day and this was not the way you should have ended it. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to talk further with you about your experience and am hopeful that you will allow us... More 

San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food was carelessly prepared. Breakfast potatoes were dried out on several mornings and omelet was oily. View is spectacular. Staff does not rush.

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Thank HappyGuest415
Donald L, Manager at Cusp, responded to this review

Dear HappyGuest415, I appreciate you taking the time to review us on your breakfast experience. I am very sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations nor, honestly, our own. I will talk with both our kitchen and serving staff to address the problem. I hope that you will consider giving us another chance next time you are... More 

San Diego, CA
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had the most delightful dinner at Cusp in Hotel La Jolla! My request for our romantic dinner date had been " a place with booths where I can sit next to you." This proved harder to find in San Diego than one would think! My date appealed for help, and after some online searching, I came up with Cusp.... More 

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Thank anastasiab695
Donald L, Manager at Cusp, responded to this review

Dear AB_in_SD, Thank you SO much for the fantastic review on Trip Advisor! The Cusp team and I are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time! I hope that you will consider us again for your next date night, or even for happy hour!! Thank you again. Warm Regards, Donald Lockhart Executive Chef Donald.lockhart@cusprestaurant.com More 

Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2015

It's both casual and fancy: the worn edges of the paper menu reveal it's casualness, but the prices, setting and food are more high-end. Our group liked the menu very much, great options. The waiter was very efficient, very friendly and accommodating. The food was very good, though my yellowtail had a fishy taste and was the only detractor. (Everyone... More 

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Thank iSteve_58
Donald L, Manager at Cusp, responded to this review

Dear iSteve_58, Thank you so much for the kind review on Trip Advisor. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us at Cusp. I do hope that you will consider coming to visit La Jolla again soon and, when you do, please come visit us again. I would love the opportunity to make your 4-star experience... More 

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Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

I had heard a lot of good things about this place from friends. They were all right too! We went in for happy hour and had some delicious appetizers and some of the best cocktails I've ever tasted. Our bartenders Sean and Damian were great! Always smiling and very entertaining. It was busy in there too but these guys know... More 

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Elizabeth L, Manager at Cusp, responded to this review

Dear Marcus, Thank you so much for the awesome review on Trip Advisor! Our bar and Happy Hour is pretty special! I will make sure to pass on your comments to the serving staff. They will be so pleased! We hope you come in again soon. Cheers, Donald Lockhart Executive Chef Donald.lockhart@cusprestaurant.com More 

Clark, New Jersey
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2015

We ate at Cusp several times while we stayed in La Jolla. (Our room was two floors below in Hotel La Jolla). The first thing to talk about is the view. There are ceiling to floor windows, 11 stories above, providing diners with a beautiful view of La Jolla and at dinnertime, its incredible sunset. Tables for two are actually... More 

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Thank NJBrooklynborn
Elizabeth L, Manager at Cusp, responded to this review

Dear NJBrooklynborn, Thank you so much for the great review on Trip Advisor. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the food and the experience enough to come back repeatedly during your stay. I do want to apologize for the frustrations with the serving staff. I completely agree with you and will address the issue immediately. I do hope you... More 

Los Angeles, California
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98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

The first night of our stay a friend met me and my husband for dinner here. It was Sunday and they had a lobster special so we were on onboard. We started by sharing Grilled Octopus and Crispy Pork Belly - both were outstanding and the contrast in flavors and textures made a great beginning. We did the surf and... More 

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Donald L, Manager at Cusp, responded to this review

Dear Mok43, Wow!! What an amazing compliment, dining with us all three evenings of your stay!! We are thrilled that we kept you coming back for more! =-) I greatly appreciate your feedback and will make sure our staff knows as well. I hope you had a wonderful stay in La Jolla and that you will visit us again soon.... More 

Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

We enjoyed appetizers with a great ocean view and open kitchen permitted great view of the cooking action as well as the wonderful aromas. The appys were top notch!

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Thank footdoc99
Donald L, Manager at Cusp, responded to this review

Dear Footdoc99, Thank you very much for the praise shared on Trip Advisor! We are so pleased that you had a great time; that is our goal for each and every guest. I know you are coming to us from Pennsylvania...we hope you're having a great trip and that you will consider us again on further trips West. Best Wishes,... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great resturant with an amazing view! There was live music when my group went which was a nice touch. Best time to go is about 45mins before sunet so you can enjoy the last bit of light and enjoy the sunset as well! Also great option for drinks

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Thank Rachel_kami
Donald L, Manager at Cusp, responded to this review

Dear Rachel, Thank you so much for sharing about your memorable evening...we are extremely happy to hear that you had a wonderful time! The sunsets are pretty spectacular, aren't they?! We hope you will come for another visit again soon. And please don't hesitate to come by the kitchen to say hi...the staff love meeting and getting to know our... 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
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7955 La Jolla Shores Dr, Hotel La Jolla, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3301
    (Torrey Pines)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-551-3620
Description
Dining at Cusp is a treat for your senses. Enjoy coastal Mediterranean fare with an emphasis on fresh seafood like grilled salmon crusted in Moroccan spices or albacore roasted to perfection. Rustic flatbreads from our pizza oven and savory sides compliment our fresh pastas and entrées. Try our ocean-fresh ceviche or raw bar while sipping a cocktail made with our housemade infused spirits and fresh juices. Savor Chef Ingrid's flavorful dishes, chat with friends, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Pacific from our 11th floor dining room. Not just for special occasions (but perfect for that, too), Cusp is your neighborhood spot. Stylish and relaxed, Cusp is the place to chill out with your friends while enjoying craft cocktails and creative cuisine-the stellar view is on the house. Daily Happy Hour from 4-7.

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