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“I am obsessed with this place”

George's at the Cove
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Ranked #10 of 1,237 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
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.
Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“I am obsessed with this place”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

My boyfriend and I had been on vacation for a week and wanted a nice place to eat for our final night. George's exceeded expectations. Our waiter was amazing and the food was perfect. We ordered the shrimp cocktail and fish tacos for appetizers- both were delicious. For my entree, I got halibut and it was cooked perfectly, served with fresh snap peas and corn. My boyfriend ordered the gnocci which came in a mushroom sauce and it was awesome. As if this does not sound good enough, the location provided for the best ambiance I have ever had at a restaurant. The place overlooks the ocean providing breathtaking views. I honestly feel bad for people who visit La Jolla and do not eat hear.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Everything good in this place!”
Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

We had dinner with two girls , the place was very family friendly
Amazing view of the Bay Area and great food we had great time!!

  • Visited July 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great View for Lunch”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We only had less than an hour. The restaurant was packed as it was lunch time! We however sat at the bar and ate there. GREAT SERVICE and food. Will come back when we have more time to enjoy the view.

  • Visited July 2013
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San Diego County
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing view - great service”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Go to the BAR. It is cheaper. Go after the lunch rush. Enjoy the spectacular view of the ocean and La Jolla cove. Food is delicious, service is great. Nice way to go to George's in a more casual way. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited July 2013
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Clearwater, Florida
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228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Excellent views”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

The views from the Terrace are unparalleled. We make a point to visit George’s Terrace each time we visit San Diego. We have been lucky enough to enjoy spectacular sunsets each evening we have dined on the Terrace. The food is delicious, this visit we had the halibut with fresh corn and snow pea nightly special, which was superb. Our waiter, Martin was awesome, great recommendations. Make reservations and enjoy!

  • Visited July 2013
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