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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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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“amuse bouche” (9 reviews)
“duck” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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€€€€
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11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Food was 10! service was 10! the hotel this restaurant resides is 10! Wife had the fish (see picture attached) - i was scared it will be dry since we didnt had good experiences with places that serve good steaks to have good fish ,...More

Thank Kai K
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the steak and the fish as well as the service. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 3 June 2018

We just left brunch at A.R. Valentine. Over the last 15 years,our family has gone there at many, many times, for brunch, holidays, and dinner. I don't know what's happened, but I can officially say: It's Gone. Our waiter, a young woman left .. I...More

3  Thank buzzearl
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for your comments and for your honest review of the restaurant. We would like to sincerely apologize for the poor quality of service you and your family received during your Brunch with us. This is not by any means the quality or the...More

Reviewed 30 May 2018

the service, wine list and food was very good. The management made made a point to check with each table to ensure success. I recommend it without hesitation.

Thank larrybsmith241
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for sharing your dining experience. We are so pleased to hear that you found the service, dishes and the wine list to be wonderful. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 29 May 2018

Had lunch today at A.R. Valentien. Service was very good to excellent. Food was good to very good, down rated because the eggplant was too salty and the chicken in the pasta was too fatty. What's up with the 3% surcharge stated at the bottom...More

1  Thank jwg2
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for your comments and for dining with us. We appreciate your honest review of the restaurant and are pleased to hear you enjoyed the service and many of your food selections. We’ve forwarded your comments about the surcharge onto our management team for...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018

We live in La Jolla,yet this was our first time at A.R. Valentien. We went to celebrate our 33 rd wedding anniversary and they did not disappoint. We were thrilled to see our names on the menu, and they gave it to us as a...More

Thank oscarandrafikismom
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

First and foremost, we would like to wish you a Happy Anniversary! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special celebration. We are so pleased to hear that the dinner and service went above your expectations. Thank you for sharing your...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018

ate her w wife and son. very pretty and the service is great, however the food is not up to the price. i found the food heavy and did not blow my mind at all.More

1  Thank nycnyc12
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

We appreciate your honest feedback on your recent dining experience. We are pleased to hear that the service was great, however, we are sorry to hear that the food did not meet your expectations. Your feedback has been shared with the team, and we hope...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018

Very rewarding dining experience. Had an out of town visitor, we wanted to impress and succeeded. Excellent amuse bouche , excellent small first course risotto, I had super tasty halibut, they substituted mushrooms for mashed potatoes I did not want. Guest had very rewarding steak,...More

Thank Peter G
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent dining experience. We are delighted to hear you and your guests enjoyed the cuisine and the atmosphere. We appreciate your feedbacl, and look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is one of the top restaurants in San Diego housed in the beautiful Torrey Pines Lodge, built in the Craftsman Style. Even if you end up eating some where else, it is a pleasure just to experience the ambiance.

1  Thank Constance F
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for your kind words; we are so happy to hear how much you enjoy the architecture and the ambiance of the property. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 25 April 2018

This is located at the actual hotel/lodge at the Torrey Pines Golf Course. Obviously the views are beautiful and you can see the golf course up close. Went for a business lunch - very high end food, service, atmosphere. You were able to select eating...More

Thank 19801DE
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the views and the cuisine. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 23 April 2018

We had a great waiter and very good seafood out on the deck on a wonderful evening. Everything was good, but it was expensive.

Thank Philip R
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for sharing your dining experience. We are pleased to hear you received great service from our staff and enjoyed the seafood dishes while dining on the terrace. We appreciate your feedback, and look forward to welcoming you again.

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