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The Med

1132 Prospect Street, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
+1 858-454-0771
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
American, Healthy, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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LOCATION
1132 Prospect Street, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
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Reviewed yesterday

This is not a review of the restaurant, as I did not eat there. My husband and I stopped for a drink at the bar after walking the water front on a hot day. I have never before reviewed a bar, but this experience was...More

Thank travelinda20
Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd booked on-line for an evening meal. Not being guests at the hotel , we weren't certain where to go and had to wander around a bit on our own before someone appeared and showed us through to the restaurant. Once at a table we...More

Thank Geoff & Barbara
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Important Guest, Our apologies that our staff checked in on you both much too frequently. It appears that we did not gauge your dining goals correctly. I am puzzled on your comments regarding a central reception area? We do have signs at the entry...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was spectacular. The food was incredible, we got the best table in the house, drinks were delicious, and the view was amazing. I did, however, thinking that it was a little outlandish on the price. The cost as much as dining at the...More

Thank howneatisthat
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Expensive Guest, Cheers from THE MED and thank you for joining us. We are happy to know that your dining experience was incredible as it should be. Our dinner menu pricing is on par with our ocean view neighbors in La Jolla (we check)...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started with a Mediterranean hummus plate, the best I've ever had. Encircling the hummus was a ring of homemade tzatziki, with a dollop of what appeared to be a remoulade of roasted red pepper, centered on a pool of olive oil. Later that evening...More

Thank Ivan B
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Food Lover, Yum - you ordered all of my favorites! Thank you very much for the 5 Stars and decision to dine at THE MED. From our ocean views to our savory cuisine to our personable staff - we are driven to deliver a...More

A TripAdvisor Member
Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I discovered this place while exploring La Jolla. As we walked in we were immediately greeted by I believe it was a manager Tim, he recognized her on a date and showed us to a very romantic table overlooking the ocean our...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Surprised, Many thanks for the 5 Stars - THE MED is indeed romance central with wonderful service and exceptional ocean views. I am very pleased that our team shared so much great information on our cuisine and preparation. The scallops are one of our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem inside La Valencia Hotel. Stunning sunset views and a great atmosphere. We had Rebekah as a waitress and she was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was extremely well prepared, had great presentation, and tasted fantastic. Highly recommend this amazing...More

Thank Kimberly M
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Gem, Thank you for the 5 stars - we love that you describe your experience as stunning - that makes our day. Rebekah is one of our greatest service stars and we thank you for the extra compliments. Your table is waiting for your...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

The ambiance/staff pull the boutique charm of The Med together. The food and drinks were delicious, it is a shame I couldn't try everything on the menu. Sweeping views of the Pacific are unparalleled and make the dining experience really stand out in San Diego....More

1  Thank chelmers24
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear Date Night, Thank you so much for the 5 Stars - and for the added kudos to Johan and Tim. Although you couldn't try everything last time . . . .please remember we'll always here 7 days a week to serve up more great...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

On Saturday evening The Med came highly recommended to us as the preferred local venue of choice. There are few places in the world where I have experienced such a grand ambiance matched with unparalleled ocean views. In addition to the beautiful environment, the service...More

Thank Pearl733
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear Royalty, I adore your comments and review and yes - you are absolutely royalty to us and family as well. Thank you very much for including so many of our staff in your note; this means a great deal to the team. We just...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Fabulous food, gorgeous ocean view, beautiful dinning room, romantic piano music, and impeccable service from Johan. It was the perfect way to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We couldn't be more pleased.

Thank Scott S
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear 25th Anniversary - Congratulations and thank you for celebrating this milestone anniversary event at THE MED - we love special occasions just as much as regular occasions! Come back soon! Mark Dibella, Managing Director

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Fabulous server Johan!!!!!!!! Professional, accommodating and personable!! Excellent food.... pairing of flavors/ingredients fantastic!! Wonderful way to celebrate our 33rd anniversary!!!More

Thank JJ K
SoCalSunsoul, General Manager at The Med, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear Anniversary Guest! Happy 33 years and wow - that is exceptional. We are happy you celebrated at THE MED and are very pleased that Johan made the experience more memorable. Come back soon - our new dinner menu launches in August! Mark Dibella, Managing...More

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Robert S
17 December 2016|
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Response from SoCalSunsoul | Property representative |
THE MED offers exceptional ocean view dining (amazing seafood) in a classic but casual setting. Dress jeans and shirt work well, jackets are not necessary but no tank tops or T-shirts. Mark Dibella, General Manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$26 - US$46
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1132 Prospect Street, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037
    (Herschel)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-0771
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at La Valencia Hotel
Description
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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