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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%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (9 reviews)
“duck” (21 reviews)
“tasting menu” (8 reviews)
Opens in 8 min
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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Food
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Value
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LOCATION
11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
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1 - 10 of 582 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and the server was very attentive. The food was good. The wine we pared with our meals was fantastic.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank melbac957
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner at the Lodge during the holidays is a special treat. On Thursday’s, Fridays and Saturdays carolers sing around und the tree in the festively decorated lobby. Mulled wine and fruit cake are there for listeners to enjoy. The menu has enough choices for a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank faycassi
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a beautiful breakfast each morning. The view and the service were only outdone by the food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Keith and Amy W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanksgiving dinner at A. R. Valentien… tasteful and a comfort, the way Thanksgiving should be! We enjoyed the classic turkey dinner that was traditional but none-the-less excellent in ALL respects! Kuddos to the chef for the superb small details that were totally enjoyable and perfectly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank happytrails7777
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Arriving 20 minutes early, we told the hostess we would have a drink at the bar and to please tell us when our guests (whom we had not previously ever met) arrived. 40 minutes later, in search of what we thought were late guests, we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent dining experience, and for choosing A.R. Valentien when entertaining guests. While we are happy to hear you found the food to be outstanding, we are concerned that the service did not meet your expectations. Providing...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018

We had a memorable meal at Valentien's. Sitting outdoors under an old beautiful tree in the early evening was just beautiful. The food and service was excellent as were the cocktails. Cant beat the ambience.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 876gaf
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience with us. We are so pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance of our terrace alongside the food and cocktails. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant on an October evening, dinner outside. Well-chosen wines, beautiful dishes. Mashed potatoes as you have not had it before and service there to Serve. Flexibel and kind. Reasonable price.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wllmbox
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience. It is wonderful that you could enjoy dinner on our beautiful terrace and that the wines, dishes, and service all exceeded your expectations. Thank you again for your feedback, we look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 19 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Adtravel75
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2018

Thank you for sharing your dining experience. We are very pleased to hear you find the farm-to-table menu, wine list, and views to be excellent. We appreciate your kind words, and look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 11 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JEnriquez
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

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

Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank psturge0n
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

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

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H5507JOlisab
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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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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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