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“Perfect rooftop view!”

George's at the Cove
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Ranked #21 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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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 August 19, 2014

I know the food is important, but I have to take a second to share what an amazing view this restaurant offers. While eating, we enjoyed watching the seals resting on the rocks along the water and listening to the waves splashing on the rocks. We ate on the rooftop deck and enjoyed every second. Food was very good, service was good, and the view was fabulous! It was a nice, romantic meal for both my husband and for me.

Thank Klompy5
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Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

The food here is unbelievably good. The drink selection is unique and the food is served in a timely fashion. The rooftop was pretty packed, but our food was served quickly and there was nothing to complain about. I had spaghetti with clams and for dessert, the sticky toffee pudding cake - which tasted like a bowl of Autumn.

I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Laura M
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

The upstairs main restaurant had a long wait so we chose to eat downstairs where the same food was served. The view looking out over the water was the same but the perspective from upstairs was higher. Service was exceptional, the fish tacos were my best meal in Ca this trip, cold drinks were replenished without me even noticing. Watching the swimmers, divers, snorklers, and kayakers was exciting. Go solo, as a couple, as a family. A parking garage is down the street.

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Thank IlovealaskaManhattan
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Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Delicious gourmet menu with a beautiful view. Ceviche was so pleasing. Vodka infused drinks were only $7 on Mondays. I had the strawberry with lemonade. Refreshing and delicious. Service was great.

Thank Shakgirl28
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Reviewed August 18, 2014

George's is my favorite place to take out of town visitors to convince them that I do indeed live in Paradise. Generally I like to eat on the terrace because it reinforces that in Paradise you can eat outside, and the view is simply spectacular. My favorite time to go is just before happy hour for the view and between the crowds. If they are offering the shrimp cocktail- get it!!!

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Thank Shelly A
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