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George's at the Cove
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Ranked #11 of 1,239 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, 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. 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.
San Diego, California
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25 reviews
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“One of San Diego's best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have dined at George's on several occasions, usually for a special occasion. The setting and decor are beautiful with fabulous ocean views. The food presentation is very creative and the food itself is absolutely delicious. The chef uses the freshest locally grown ingredients. The smoked chicken, broccoli and black bean soup is a signature and is just about the best soup we have ever tasted! Do yourself a favor and try George's - you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited November 2013
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San Diego, California, USA
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“Nice location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

What a great location. Went with friends, food was great, little expensive but beautiful view right off beach.

  • Visited February 2014
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San Diego, California
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“Nice Place to Dine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

we have been there a few times, nice dinner place especially for special occasions... Food and service are both good and consistent. Was there for new years eve but not too special because we had to sit at the bar area. Ocean view is fantastic if you got good seats.

  • Visited December 2013
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“The best of the best in San Diego!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Every meal I've ever had at George's has been amazing. The food, atmosphere and especially view simply can't be beat! I prefer dining on the Terrace where it's more casual and affordable but if you have a special event and want to go all out, the formal dining room is stunning as well. I take almost everyone that visits us there and it never fails to impress and make for a great experience. Also great for lunch & happy hour!

  • Visited February 2014
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San Diego, California
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“Very good food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

George's is an institution. We celebrate big occasions here. We have had great meals and some OK meals. If you sit upstairs or on the ocean side of the dining area the atmosphere is terrific. Main complaint is that drinks are overpriced and not too well made. (We have about 5 experiences of this). The food is excellent and the waitstaff is very professional and does a good job. Reservations are really a necessity on weekends as this is a POPULAR place. We return in good faith everytime although it can be pricey if you get into the wine list. La Jolla favorite for us.

  • Visited September 2013
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