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“Wonderful lunch”
Review of La Jolla

La Jolla
Ranked #37 of 488 Restaurants in Montgomery
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Went to La Jolla's for lunch with business associate. The restaurant has a real Manhattan feel and is the only one in Montgomery that does not allow children under 18. I love the tomato and feta tart with salad - my husband enjoyed the fish tacos. We both enjoyed the bread pudding for dessert. The dinner is a little pricey but the lunch is a terrific deal for the quality of the food and the cool atmosphere

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

I have been a regular at La Jolla for the past 7 months or so. Where to begin? The ambiance is classy, elegent, hip, and trendy. The dining room is softly lit and romantic. The bar area is a fun gathering place (smoking is allowed in the bar area only.) The bartenders are the best and mix a mean cocktail. Try a Manhattan! Almost every Tuesday they have a casual free wine tasting in the bar area and offer a discount on the bottles on the tasting list. The food is phenomenal - try the lamb lollipop, tuna nachos, or lobster bisque for the appetizers. I've tried most everything on the menu, and I would recommend any of the steaks, the double pork rack, or the braised lamb shank. Chef Todd changes the menu seasonally to use the freshest ingredients, so if there is a special offered, definitely go for that. Definitely the best restaurant for an upscale experience in Montgomery.

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

This review may be a touch inflated because of my low expectations of fine dining in Montgomery, Alabama. We made reservations for a group of 8 for 7pm on a Saturday night. Our table was ready and the place was busy. The restaurant has a bit of a unique layout, being a large "storefront" in an upscale lifestyle shopping mall. The menu had enough dishes to interest us, as did the wine list. Filet mignon was considered to be the best dish on the menu. Lamb shank was good, not great. I'm sure the dishes change seasonally, so no sense going through the menu. This has to be one of the 3 or 4 best upscale restaurants in the area, and I recommend it. Service was good to very good. We enjoyed dessert and drinks at the bar (relatively active bar scene) after dinner. Nothing not to like.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

The food is good. The people are nice. The portions are small. The food is nothing to write home about. The price is through the roof. Go down the block, you will get a better, bigger meal for less than half of the price.

2  Thank RDWblacksmith
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

La Jolla is the go-to place for business dinners, dates and casual meet-ups in Montgomery. The restaurant is white tablecloth with very good service, a broad wine selection and a seasonal menu where everything is exceptional. They can accommodate couples, 4-somes or large groups (in a private section) - great for business functions, birthdays or other events. The bar is trendy and comfortable with tables for dining, couches and chairs for lounging and an open space near the bar for socializing. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank Steve G
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