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“Delicious food, beautifully presented.”

George's at the Cove
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Ranked #11 of 1,241 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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.
Reviewed December 20, 2013

We were recommended to this restaurant by some Australian friends who dine there each time they are in San Diego and we were not disappointed. The food was outstanding, both in flavour and in presentation. We ate in the downstairs fine dining restaurant and had the 'tasting plate' menu as it was the last night of a very long holiday. This restaurant is amongst the best that we have dined in over many years.

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Been there 2x - both in Bar area with little wait, food and view are both really good. Hold out for a table by or near windows on a day when cove is visible.

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Reviewed December 16, 2013

My husband and I celebrated our 14th Anniversary at George's. The staff took extra good care of us to ensure we had a fabulous night. They decorated our dessert plate reading Happy Anniversary and gave us a bottle of olive oil as a gift.

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Reviewed December 13, 2013

Great location for an afternoon lunch in LaJolla! The view from the rooftop terrace is beautiful. Fish and shrimp tacos both terrific--fresh and flavorful. Good service. Good wine and cocktail menu. Also in the heart of La Jolla if you want to do some shopping pre or post meal!

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Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

This place has a magnificent view out over the sea. This is a great selling point of the restaurant but the relaxed atmosphere & classy menu are not to be forgetten.

It would have been too easy to let the view do the talking, play it safe and serve burgers or substandard food. Luckily Georges does not, the menu has a albeit small selection of entrees and sandwiches. I had the clams in spaghetti which was fresher than an icy morning and had lovely sweet tomatoes alongside the spag and clams.

The staff are friendly, keen and knowledgable about the food, they encourage you to ask questions about the food so you can make the right choice.

The only minor gripe is that whilst the food on the menu sounds, looks and tastes nice (there were 3 of us and no complaints) there isnt a massive amount of choice. By adding a few new dishes this place would be even better.

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Thank Rich2112
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