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The Med

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Contemporary
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1132 Prospect Street, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 (Herschel)
+1 858-454-0771
06:30 - 22:00
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Palm Springs, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful food and please ask for Luis. Exceptional service is the norm here!! Epicurean delights that you remember after the meal over and the service that is state of the art!!

Thank Johnabs2009
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this review

Dear Great Guest, Luis is fabulous - just like our cuisine and setting - thank you. We're thrilled that your dining was spectacular and look forward to your return. Ciao, Mark Dibella Managing Director More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It doesn't get better than the La Valencia bar and The Med cuisine! Unbeatable view Torrey Pines and the ocean. Excellent bar staff. Superb service (Johan was exceptional). Spot on menu and flawless execution from the kitchen.

Thank jbkster
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this review

Dear Stunning! We agree, it doesn't get much better but .... we always continue to create even more things to ensure dining at THE MED is enticing! That includes new seasonal menu selections, nightly seafood options and of course our every changing live entertainment in La Sala Lounge. Many thanks! Mark Dibella Managing Director More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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129 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered the special of jumbo prawns and scallops - truly a wonderful dish - everything cooked perfectly - the chef came over to the table to check on everything - that's always special - the wine and the service were also excellent - the waiter was fun and friendly - would easily revisit -

Thank Ron C
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this review

Dear Exceptional, You selected some of my favorites (especially the prawns) - thank you! Our team is thrilled that you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope you return soon. In June we launch our summer dining services including paella Monday's, Baja tuesdays and Supper Club Thursday's (and more)! Ciao, Mark Dibella, Managing Director More 

San Diego
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I was incredibly disappointed with the Med at the Hotel Valencia. My friends raved about this place and took me there for a birthday brunch there on 22 April 2017. Immediately, I was disappointed when I arrived. Although, we had a reservation we had to wait and the host was not very informative of why I had to wait. When... More 

Thank Dana P
Rita M, Director of Sales at The Med, responded to this review

Dear Dana, We are disheartened by your experience, this was not our standard of service. We would very much like to connect live so that we can offer more than an online apology. If you could contact us at info@lavalencia.com, we would love to make this right for you. Rita Moore Director of Sales More 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We ate at The Med several times as we were staying at the hotel. We ate on the outside patio that has gorgeous views of the ocean and the ambience is just lovely, very romantic. The breakfasts and dinners were both delicious and the service was excellent. Loved the Halibut!

Thank Diane H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The food, the people, the service.....wonderful meal in a lovely ambiance. Even with two large groups in the restaurant when we were there it was still a lovely evening.

Thank Pbaileyglobal
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this review

Dear Fine Dining, Many thanks for the 5 Stars and compliments - we are thrilled that your experience was a hit and are eager to see you back soon. Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director More 

San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We were walking around La Jolla trying to decide where we wanted to go for dessert and a night cap and popped into the MED, and we could not have been happier with our decision. We bumped into the chef as we were walking in and he was very friendly and personable. We chatted for a bit and he walked... More 

1 Thank dgutty99
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this review

Dear Anniversary Guest, Congratulations and thank you for spending part of your anniversary at THE MED. We are happy that your nightcap was made more special by our special attention to the celebration details! Ciao - Mark Dibella, Managing Director More 

Naples, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Excellent Restaurant. Our waitress, Natilee, was the best and very friendly and attentive. We highly recommend The Med. Food was superb. We dined on the outdoor patio with wonderful ocean views.

Thank Joesponder
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this review

Dear Excellent, Natilee is awesome indeed - thank you. We are thrilled that your MED experience was a hit and our staff is ready to show off more exceptional dining when you return. Cheers, Mark Dibella, Managing Director More 

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136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Wonderful Mojito and fresh lunch choices. Coupled with the view and that you are in La Jolla, this is a great spot for a beverage or bite. Service is attentive but not overbearing - delightful experience.

1 Thank dibotu
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this review

Dear Balcony Guest - Bravo and thank you for dining with us - there is nothing more captivating that al fresco meals on our ocean view terrace - we hope to see you back soon. Mark Dibella, Managing Director More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We were on our way to another restaurant and were walking by - the valet was very friendly and asked if he could help us - we hesitated & LOVED the look of the hotel, so asked to look at a menu. The hostess was wonderfully accommodating - got us a seat (although foggy - so limited view of the... More 

Thank laurawatters
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this review

Dear Surprise! I too love the lobster brioche - great choice! But more importantly, thank you for stopping in the MED for brunch....San Diego Eater just ranked us #2 best brunch in the city. We hope you make it a weekly tradition since we serve brunch Saturday AND Sunday! Ciao, Mark Dibella Managing Director More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$26 - US$46
American, Seafood, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1132 Prospect Street, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-0771
  • This restaurant is at La Valencia Hotel
La V's signature restaurant is reminiscent of a villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. With its 7th floor terrace, adjacent to La V's signature La Sala Lounge, THE MED Ocean View Restaurant features al fresco ocean dining overlooking colorful gardens, a sparkling pool and the dreamy pacific coastline. Each of THE MED's three separate dining areas -the casual patio, main dining room and ocean view terrace- offer a new experience with a full range of menu choices. Live music entertainment can be heard Wednesday-Sunday in La Sala Lounge (adjacent to THE MED terrace) which is a great accompaniment, before, during or after dinner. Whether for spontaneous dining or an elaborate tasting prepared by the chef, you'll find THE MED a delicious escape any day of the week!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?