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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
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 3 min
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If nothing else, the setting of the lodge and the view from the restaurant is worth a stop. Good selection of both seafood and meat in American style modified with Californian touch, but still hearty. Wine selection is extensive and the service is excellent. Overall,...More

Thank Adtravel75
Reviewed 1 week ago

Get a table outside (they have warmers), get there while there is light, watch the sun set over the golf course. Food is a touch precious and expensive but it is worth the splurge.

Thank JEnriquez
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We appreciate your kind words, and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A. R. Valentien was far and away the best meal/service/ambience combination I have ever experienced. Every detail was masterfully crafted and executed. The tasting menu with wine pairing was a wonderful selection that was a joy to experience from beginning to end. I cannot recommend...More

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Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience and for your kind words. We are pleased to hear that our farm-to-table menu along with the wine selection, high quality of service and ambiance surpassed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Torrey Pines Lodge, so had the opportunity to eat in this restaurant several times. Service was impeccable and the food was excellent at each meal. If you can sit outside on the deck, take advantage. The hostess even took the time to...More

Thank Dennis S
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for sharing your recent experience. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed dining with us on multiple occasions and that our dedicated staff provided you with extraordinary service. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, superb service and wine! Had trouble deciding to eat my Argentine flank steak with or without the exquisite French style sauce! Great special 70th birthday dinner. Nice and darkly romantic!More

Thank Bruce W
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience, and thank you for letting us be a part of your special celebration. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the ambiance as well as the food. We look forward to welcoming you again...More

Reviewed 7 September 2018

AR Valentien its an amazing restaurant from the moment we were greeted by the hostess until the moment we walk out the door every single detail was amazing, service and attention to detail made our special evening very memorable. Diego our server was outstanding. Thank...More

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Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience and for giving us the privilege of being a part of your special evening. We are very pleased to hear your entire experience from the moment you arrived until you departed was above your expectations. We look...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I was really excited when we decided to spend my birthday weekend in La Jolla and immediately made a lunch reservation on a Monday at AR at The Lodge. We were able to get a table outside and they even customized my menu with a...More

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Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

First and foremost, Happy Birthday! We are honored to have been part of your special day. We appreciate you sharing your experience and are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our unique farm-to-table menu and received great service from our staff. Thank you for sharing...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

What a wonderful experience to discover the delicious food at a fantastic resort!! After a nice relaxing cocktail it was even nicer to sit down to a perfectly cooked steak at A.R. Valenien's. To be so relaxed in such deluxe accommodations was the beginning of...More

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Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your dining experience. We are absolutely pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your cocktail and steak. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Our server Morgan was very helpful in our dinner selection. She checked on us and asked if we liked our dinner.my husband had the dinner with wine paring and he loved every course.

1  Thank Donna B
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience. We are very pleased to hear both of you enjoyed your dinner along with the wine pairing, and that our staff provided you with exceptional service. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Reviewed 5 July 2018

We arrived a day before the conference started and enjoyed a wonderful meal at A.R. Valentien's. It has an almost luxury meets rustic feel about it but the food and service were both top notch. The food choices were very good as was the wine...More

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Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for sharing your wonderful dining experience with us. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our unique farm-to-table menu as well as our wine list. We look forward to your nxt visit.

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Lisa B
27 November 2017|
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Response from 681glorialj | Reviewed this property |
AR Valentien main dining room does not have take out dinners on Christmas Eve but they do have take out available at the Grill at A R Valentien on Christmas Eve.
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Lisa B
27 November 2017|
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Response from Chef M | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they do. Just call and find out!
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Tlindmt
3 October 2017|
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Response from gloshurma | Reviewed this property |
5 mins to the la playhouse from torrey pines lodge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$65
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 14:30
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
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 Lodge’s signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien, highlights regional San Diego cuisine served in an elegant, timbered indoor-outdoor dining room overlooking the 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course. Executive Chef Jeff Jackson sources only the best local provisions, and the menu changes frequently based on seasonal fare available. The restaurant takes its name from a talented early 20th-century California artist whose works are exhibited throughout the restaurant.
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