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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)
“tasting menu” (8 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 11:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free 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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1 - 10 of 527 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

this really is a fine a restaurant. it lives up to its reputation. Super good service, excellent food among the best in San Diego, great setting. Worth a special occasion !!

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Truly lovely; wonderful staff; food was creative without being pretentious; being on the porch in the evening for cocktails and dinner is best

Thank belorelei
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your wonderful words. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your cocktails and dinner on our terrace and that the service exceeded our expectations. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I ate breakfast there for our 20th anniversary. We wanted to share an elegant experience even if only for breakfast at the lodge. I was so excited to show my husband who loves architecture and building the finer details of each room...More

Thank hurt70
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We appreciate you sharing your recent dining experience with us. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special celebration. It is concerning to hear that the service did not meet or exceed your expectations. We would like to sincerely apologize for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Somewhat disappointed in the food, excellent service! Food portions have gotten smaller and accompaniments are minimal! Ordered gnocchi for an appetizer and extremely disappointed with portion size for the price-was planning to share but not enough to share! Ordered duck and was expecting confit but...More

Thank baldeagle46
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your honest feedback. While we are delighted that you chose our establishment to celebrate your anniversary, we are concerned that the menu items and service did not exceed your expectations. We extend our apologies and have shared your feedback with our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines is one of my favorite upscale restaurants in the greater San Diego area. We have taken friends to this beautiful California Craftsman styled masterpiece for regular dining and celebrations for decades, but lately we wonder if they...More

Thank No B
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent dining experience with us. We greatly appreciate your continued patronage over the years. We have shared your feedback with our team, in our efforts to always be providing the highest quality service and cuisine. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary week with dinner at AR Valentien. The atmosphere is a warm and welcoming lodge. The pate selection was nice, and I had the chicken liver pate, which was smooth and served with sourdough bread. My husband's squash and...More

Thank Nancy S
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We would like to wish you a happy anniversary and thank you for sharing your special occasion with us. We appreciate your kind words on our farm-to-table menu and cozy atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great wine, remarkable food, extremely friendly host and sommelier. Romantic quiet restaurant. Nice atmosphere .

Thank Greg H
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our farm-to-table menu as well as the wines. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Can't beat this experience. Food is top quality and beautifully presented. Services is not overly done,but always available. The room is beautiful and excellent for conversation. Just know, you will pay for this pleasure

Thank joe g
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so pleased to hear that the food, service, and atmosphere all exceeded your expectations. Thank you for dining at A.R. Valentien. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Great food, atmosphere and professional staff. We were impressed and spoiled here! We were given special seating, enjoyed delicious food and presentations of it. They even made us a special anniversary plate of appetizers and desert!More

1  Thank TJNelson68
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

We would like to wish you a happy anniversary and thank you for allowing us to be a part of this special occasion. We are pleased to hear that our staff was able to provide outstanding service and that you were impressed with your entrée...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

You feel instantly comfortable as you are led to your seats. But the best is yet to come. This is one of San Diego's most amazing Chefs. If you read a review that says otherwise just remember that everyone comes from different experiences. I traveled...More

Thank Chef M
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are pleased to hear that your dining experience exceeded your expectations and that you thoroughly enjoyed the dishes prepared by our Chef. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

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Response from gloshurma | Reviewed this property |
5 mins to the la playhouse from torrey pines lodge
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Response from Wayne G | Reviewed this property |
This is a first class top restaurant in a well-known American setting. Business casual is about as dressed down as you might feel comfortable. Being a golf course restaurant, you can expect some casual golf attire at the... More
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I believe you can. They are very accomodating.
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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