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“Great view. Trendy food.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of George's at the Cove

George's at the Cove
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Ranked #11 of 1,238 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
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. Considered the region's best rooftop dining, 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 used in proprietary recipes and twists on the classics, along with unique punches, sours, coolers and more. On the lower level, George's California Modern is a contemporary fine dining restaurant and bar featuring nationally-acclaimed executive chef and partner Trey Foshee's seasonally-driven California cuisine. George's California Modern offers guests an opportunity 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. Reservations and gift cards are available online.
Columbus, Ohio
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65 reviews
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“Great view. Trendy food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

This is a very well know restaurant with an absolutely amazing view of the coast. It is a grey trendy place to go if you are lookin to watch the sun set over the water. The menue is very trendy and the portions are small but what you get is good. It is all a little pricy but you kind of expect it for a location like this.

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Asheville, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
“Awesome View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Had a nice experience on a warm February day. Good food, average service but an amazing view. Very reasonable for La Jolla.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“once again an amazing experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

all of my meals at george's have been more than a meal...they are an experience! the staff loves what they do, the food is excellent, there are several seating areas (to suit your mood) and you will love it all!

this time we had a large party and never was our server overwhelmed or rushed...sad in the bar for the first time and it was so cozy...so i love the patio, main and bar!

the food is always great, the value is good and our lovely waitress gave my birthday girl a bottle of olive oil as a gift!! when my mom (she is 88) said she liked it, they gave her one too.

go to george's and enjoy!!!

  • Visited January 2013
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New York
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“Go early and stroll along the cove before having one of the best nights out you ever had.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Love George's. The location is right on the ocean, the food is delicious, and the service is always outstanding.

Started with George's famous soup. This is a must have. For the main tried the flank steak with bleu cheese. Absolutely delicious. Finished with the creme brûlée. What a treat!

Go early to both stroll along the cove and get e close parking spot.

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Avon, Connecticut
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“Best view for cocktails in La Jolla”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

We were lucky to have a table next to the end of the patio. Nothing better than drinks in the sun overlooking the ocean. The fish tacos and grilled haddock were tasty and well done.

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