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A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
+1 858-777-6635
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sablefish” (7 reviews)
“duck” (18 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at the Lodge at Torrey Pines to celebrate our wedding anniversary, with a package which included a Friday play and a Saturday brunch. The Valentine restaurant was highly recommended, and quite convenient for dinner before our play. Since we had informed the...More

1  Thank bsimosd
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for allowing us to help you celebrate your wedding anniversary. It is so great to hear that you both had a wonderful weekend and were able to experience our Escape to Margaritaville event in addition to enjoying a meal at A.R. Valentien. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a date night with my wife after leaving the kids at the day care center. It's a beautiful hotel with gorgeous views to the sea beyond the golf course. The staff was very attentive, knowledgeable and mastered well the art of balancing...More

Thank hola_bg
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is so wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your date night with us. Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the views from our terrace and that our staff provided you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely local La Jolla landmark. The hotel has been done into an old, English style inn. The rooms are lovely, but dark. The spa is beautifully done. The patio is small, but intimate and looks over the pool and golf course. Brunch...More

Thank gloshurma
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the Craftsman style of the Lodge as well as the Sunday Brunch at A.R. Valentien. We hope to welcome you again in the future.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We were a bit early for our 6:00 p.m. dinner reservation & enjoyed a cocktail in the bar area. It's a bit small, but had comfortable chairs & GR8 munchies. We finally did get to our meal & truly enjoyed the experience. Our table was...More

Thank Terry G
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Your review was so wonderful to read. It is great to hear that you were able to enjoy cocktails in the lounge before dinner. We are so pleased that your dishes exceeded your expectations and that you had an overall outstanding experience. We look forward...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Must be serendipidity to have just seen the movie about Jeremiah Tower the day before we had reservations at A.R. Valentien. The chefs at this beautiful restaurant have elevated fresh Americana California cuisine many levels to defy excellence. Like ourselves, you will be astounded. First...More

Thank Wayne G
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for your generous review, your words were such a joy to read. It is wonderful to hear how much you appreciated not only the atmosphere of our restaurant with its Craftsman-style woodwork and paintings from the Arts and Crafts Movement but also our...More

Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable meal---amuse Bouche cauliflowers soup, ribeye, sablefish, tomato burrata, carrot soup and more. All exceptional, including two incredible desserts. Attentive service was appreciated. Foodies interested in some of the interesting prep--the kitchen was kind enough to share their secrets and special touches. The manager stopped...More

1  Thank HOBY_1986
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

It was a pleasure reading your kind words. We are pleased to hear that you delighted in our unique farm-to-table menu and that the service exceeded your expectations. Thank you for sharing your experience, and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Truly excellent farm-to-table fare. Superb service. Beautiful building and location overlooking the Torrey Pines golf course. If weather permits, ask for a seat outdoors for an even more pleasant evening. The atmosphere is quiet and congenial to conversation. If you bring a client here, it...More

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Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words. It is wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed the farm-to-table cuisine as well as the atmosphere and the view. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Reviewed 30 April 2017

The good: the food was well executed. Everything arrived exactly as ordered. Charcuterie and cheese selections was excellent. Entree were cooked as ordered, and the accompaniments were interesting and well done. The wine list was surprising: all-domestic (which makes some sense in San Diego) and...More

Thank jbkster
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

We greatly appreciate your honest feedback. It is delightful to hear that you enjoyed the dishes as well as the wine selection, however we are sorry to hear that the service from our wait staff did not exceed your expectations. Our establishment makes it a...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

There are not many options within walking distance of the Lodge, but if you are looking for an upscale dinner experience, the Valentien is a great choice. There were a good selection of entrees that were presented nicely. The wine list was extensive and offered...More

Thank Joe K
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you for your delightful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our seasonal farm-to-table menu and our selection of wines. We hope you will be able to join us again soon.

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We couldn't get an advance tee time so we decide to come for lunch so that we could check out the grounds and pro shop. We sat on the outdoor patio, which was heated and they even offered blankets, in order to soak up some...More

Thank catvu26
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed lunch on our outdoor patio and that the service exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

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cortez94559
I'll be a solo diner at AR Valentien. Don't want to sit at a table by myself at this romantic venue. Can I sit at the bar and enjoy the dinner menu from that spot? Thanks.
1 February 2017|
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Response from JimFitz2 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can. They are very accomodating.
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susan T
vegan options for breakfast and dinner
30 May 2016|
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Response from SanDiegoWayne | Reviewed this property |
They do a great job of specialty food on demand.
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susan T
vegan options for breakfast and dinner
30 May 2016|
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Response from SDBrad | Reviewed this property |
Yes they offer vegan and other options and our server was very understanding and came back with a couple of great recommendations from the chef.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$65
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 14:30
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
    (Callan Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-777-6635
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Description
The Grill offers a casual and convenient San Diego dining experience located adjacent to the practice putting greens and starters club house of the Torrey Pines Golf Course. Whether dining inside or on the patio, you will find a complete menu of your favorite items and beverages.
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