This restaurant definitely lived up to their corporate slogan. I found them on the internet and was a bit skeptical about the rave reviews but decided to give this "#1 rated restaurant" a try since it was our last night in town.
We had dinner with another couple and were blown away by the very creative food and sincerely nice staff. This open-air restaurant is in the center of LaJolla Village so there's no view of the ocean, but the decorations are whimsical and charming. It's not a very large restaurant so reservations are a must, although there is a separate bar area while you wait for a table.
All the items on the menu are "specials". It's not a very big menu, but most folks will find something appealing. All of the selections were prepared with unusual, but delicious, dressings or sauces. We tried the "chef's whim" soup which was a spicy pumpkin bisque -- yummy. Then several small plates including the caesar salad with a very nice light dressing, grilled scallops and pork belly on lentils. The flank steak dinner came with a huge pile of perfectly crisped pomme frittes. I saved the best for last -- the most amazing roast chicken with crispy skin and a saffron sauce.
The restaurnat manager said they spend an extraordinary amount of time selecting and training their staff and we can testify to the great service we experienced from everyone who helped us.
Don't miss this restaurant if you're in the LaJolla area! We definitely will go back.
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