Located on the brink of the San Diego shore, The Marine Room serves contemporary surf'n'turf cuisine in its stately dining hall, with enchanting views of the ocean to keep company. Along with its divinely crafted cuisine, this 1941 culinary stalwart boasts of a well-heeled clientele that includes several celebs and world figures. Award-winning Executive Chef Bernard Guillas along with his stellar team leads the kitchen, whipping up specialties such as the Skuna Bay Salmon, Angus Beef Filet Mignon and Cervena Elk Loin. The elegant confines of this establishment also include an elevated seating area that lets its guests enjoy the azure waves gently crashing against the window.
This coffee purveyor now rivals Starbuck's for bragging rights for the world's most popular coffee. The bright and lively coffeehouse is a central meeting place for both locals and visitors of La Jolla. Outdoor and indoor seating allow a picturesque break from all the local shopping. Bulk sales of coffees and fine teas are available. Fresh-baked pastries and light lunch selections, including sandwiches and soups, are sold here as well.
Sister restaurant to Humphrey's by the Bay in San Diego, the Grill offers fine food perched on top of the Sheraton La Jolla Hotel. Light, open Asian-flavored decor provides a cheerful background for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The signature Prixe Fixe meal offers dramatic dining for two, beginning with a bottle of Chardonnay or Merlot, proceeding with a soup or salad course, a selection from eight entrees and a shared dessert. Entree choices include Halibut Macadamia, Prime Rib, Filet Mignon or the "Taste of San Diego" shrimp.
Only steps away from the famous La Jolla Shore, this establishment is always crowded with locals, ranging from college students to business professionals. An eclectic assortment of tables and chairs is accompanied by lively jazz music playing overhead. In addition, a surprisingly extensive menu features breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Popular entrees include the Tuna Melt, Shrimp Pasta Salad, and Turkey Lasagna. Meanwhile, dozens of pastries line a glass display case at the order counter. Choose from tarts, cakes, croissants and danish.
The Shores Steak & Seafood restaurant combines classic steakhouse favorites and innovative coastal cuisine with spectacular oceanfront views. Their focus is on exceptional quality and fresh local ingredients. The restaurant's surf-side views and inviting atmosphere make for a dining experience you won't soon forget. The restaurant is located at the Sea Lodge Hotel on La Jolla Shores. Call or visit their website for menus and reservations.
The atmosphere at this popular restaurant and bar is best characterized as colorful. The bright yellow sign, along with a front door featuring yellow, blue and green prints, welcome guests into the restaurant. Once inside, guests will notice colorful tabletops as well as mural-covered walls. The small, busy restaurant offers juke box music and a big bar. Carne asada- grilled steak, tops the menu, including combination of tacos, tortas and burritos. The place also offers marinated steak with a cheese enchilada and guacamole. Jose's Court Room is the place for great craft cocktails and delectable eats done the authentic Mexican way.
This trendy La Jolla joint is "the spot" for nightlife and premium cuisine. The bar is popular among thirty-something professionals. Expect to find large crowds, particularly on weekends. Many customers visit this place for one main culinary reason: steak. Utilizing the famous Al Farber's Char-Crust Spices, this restaurant offers a bevy of tantalizing steak specialties. Try the hometown-favorite Junior Seau Steak. And, for those customers who cannot get enough of the homemade barbeque sauce, purchase a bottle to take home. They also serve great hamburgers and sandwiches.
Nine-Ten, located a few blocks from the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, offers an interesting Californian dining experience. It is a popular venue for business lunches and social meetings too. Start your day with the breakfast that offers fresh breads and pastries and more. Bite into the crispy Belgian Waffle or Cinnamon French Toast. For dinner, go for the prix fixe menu that comes with pre-selected wine. There is also a five-course tasting menu offered daily until 9p. Still room for more? Indulge in the homemade seasonal ice creams. If you are not a dessert person, go for the cheese menu, which features cheeses from California. The extensive wine list comprises of local and international wines. The three private rooms and garden with spectacular views of the ocean make this restaurant a suitable venue for parties.
Bobboi Natural Gelato is well-known for using organic ingredients that offer a fresh and seasonal surprise. Uniquely flavored gelatos are made everyday at their premises using organic Californian milk, organic sugar and organically grown seasonal fruits to ensure freshness.
You may not see this restaurant's name plastered on many La Jolla tour guides, but this cozy spot is a favorite among long-time La Jolla residents. In fact, the restaurant is one of those well-kept secrets that locals have known about for years, but tour guides have yet to discover. This adorable restaurant hosts outdoor patio dining, as well as indoor seating by the fireplace. Try the Filet Mignon, served with Prosciutto potatoes and leek fondue. Northern Halibut is another customer favorite, complete with potato croquettes and herb salad. Wine is available by the glass or bottle.