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“Great food and margaritas!!”

George's at the Cove
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Ranked #10 of 1,241 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ivanhoe
Description: George's at the Cove is a renowned three-level dining destination located in the heart of La Jolla overlooking the Pacific Ocean and northern coastline. We offer three distinct restaurant and bar concepts – one fine dining and two casual – with stunning ocean views and award-winning cuisine. Known for its splendid rooftop setting, the popular George’s Ocean Terrace – complete with a newly expanded and elevated bar – offers casual al fresco fare for lunch and dinner that is perfectly complemented by sweeping ocean views. Recently reinvented from floor to ceiling, the all-new George’s Level2 – located on the second level – is elevating the craft of cocktails with housemade ingredients and handcut ice. Featuring all the classics and innovative modern creations, like the signature Sea3, Level2 offers a variety of cocktails well-suited to any taste. On the lower level, George's California Modern is a contemporary fine dining restaurant and bar featuring seasonally-driven California cuisine. Guests are invited to explore “San Diego on a plate” through a la carte or tasting menus inspired by the lifestyle, ingredients and sense of place that is San Diego. Whether celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to enjoy the San Diego lifestyle to its fullest, George’s at the Cove is an essential part of any visit to the region.
Garden Grove, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food and margaritas!!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

The food was very delicious but the best part of the night was the maragritas. I think that the bartenders name was Tom. I made my reservation on opentable and the hostess honored my request for a table with a view since we were there celebrating a special occasion.

Visited January 2012
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Carlsbad, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is the best restaurant I have ever had the pleasure of eating at. Great food and great atmosphere. I have dined here numerous times over the years and have had nothing but wonderful experiences.

  • Visited August 2012
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San Diego, California, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“paradisiac view”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

on a busy sunday , we found a seat in 20 min , with a nice view !
the food was really refined , we had a cevicce to share and two tacos shrimp and fish , everything was really tasty good and fresh , the service excellent

you can ask for a table in the center of the terrace instead of close to the gate because you would have a better view than the ugly roofs top behind !
go try at the sunset

  • Visited November 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awesome Views, and Service”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We had a very good lunch sitting on the deck overlooking the cove. Food and service were excellent. The ocean was calm, with a light breeze. We watched the swimmers training, the scuba divers were out, as well as the lobster fisherman. In all, no matter if you sit in or out, this is a great place!

  • Visited October 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Outstanding meal.....”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Ate here with another couple for dinner on a Friday night in September. We didn't have to wait too long to be seated. We ate on the upper level. Service was good. The food was excellent and reasonably priced.

  • Visited September 2012
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