This review relates specifically to the indoor Mediterranean Restaurant.
We had a pleasant dinner in the Whaling Bar when we visited La Jolla a year ago and we decided to repeat the experience this year. Unfortunately this was not possible because it had closed and the room was being transformed into a European style 'Café la Rue'. We decided to try the main restaurant and we were shown into the Mediterranean Room. This has a rather gloomy appearance and the furniture where we sat had seen better days. The atmosphere was corporate America rather than the pleasant and entertaining atmosphere of the Whaling Bar. I ordered the filet mignon for main course and I specifically asked if the gratin potatoes contained cheese which I don't eat: I was told by the server that it did, but I was offered fingerling potatoes instead. When it arrived, it came with the gratin potatoes and had to be sent back. After we had finished eating we ordered espresso coffees The coffee and their cups arrived to be followed a little later by the saucers! The sugar then followed: a few white cubes on a napkin! This is not what one expects in an 'historic hotel'. I have given it three stars because the food was basically good: soup, crab cakes, halibut and a tender nicely-cooked steak were all satisfactory.
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