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7955 La Jolla Shores Dr, Hotel La Jolla, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3301 (Torrey Pines)
+1 858-551-3620
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 11:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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San Diego, California
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This was our first visit to this restaurant in its current rendition. (This restaurant has had former names under different and earlier managements.) First of all, the restaurant, on the top floor of its host hotel, has a world-class view of the La Jolla Shores area. That is a clear plus. Particularly on a nice sunny day. Our party of... More 

Thank myrevue
Redondo Beach, California
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The food was a bit pricey but the view was spectacular. We had breakfast. The service from the server I must say was first class!

Thank MsTravelBug1970
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Cusp is a beautiful restaurant atop the highest building in La Jolla offering a world class view with a world class menu. I highly recomend.

Thank JimFitz2
Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The view is worth the visit. Coffee and newspaper, with incredible vista will start any day right. Suggestion to mangement: 8am is too early to be playing 1980's classic rock (Def Leopard, REO Speedwagon and screaming White Snake). 5 star goes to 3 star on that alone. Class it up and match the view to the mood in the morning.... More 

Thank Glenn L
Marina, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Views from the 11th floor were amazing. Service is very friendly. However, perhaps due to the fact that the bar area was very busy, service was not as attentive as we would have liked. We shared the beet salad (tasty & fresh), and the cheese plate (mediocre selection served with stale bread). Overall not a bad selection for happy hour.

Thank italeleven
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great view during our Happy Hour! Bartender was very fun and made a mean Old Fashion. Had chips and dip....yum!

Thank Kim I
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302 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

This restaurant, on the 11th floor of the Hotel La Jolla was a pleasant surprise. The views are wonderful. The service greatly exceeded our expectations. The food was very good. Overall, a most enjoyable experience.

Thank MrJoelB
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I am wary of hotel restaurants so my expectations weren't high when I went up to Cusp. I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent service and genuinely good food. I greatly enjoyed sipping my sparkling wine and nibbling on lobster gnocchi while watching the sun set over the ocean.

Thank Lynn P
San Diego, California
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We experienced very friendly and helpful service, but the food could have been a little better. I love octopus and order it every time I see it on a menu. The octopus here was in a very delicious preparation, but the octopus meat itself was so tough, old and chewy, it must have either been under a heat lamp for... More 

Thank SDnative5
Ridgefield, CT
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Went here for dinner with my daughter. You are up on the 11th floor with great views of the water. We both had clam chowder, not bad, a bit watery though. We then had lobster gnocchi that was inedible. The waiter seemed stressed and kept apologizing to us and every other table. My daughter and I both ended up getting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7955 La Jolla Shores Dr, Hotel La Jolla, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3301
    (Torrey Pines)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-551-3620
Dining at Cusp is a treat for your senses. Enjoy coastal Mediterranean fare with an emphasis on fresh seafood like grilled salmon crusted in Moroccan spices or albacore roasted to perfection. Rustic flatbreads from our pizza oven and savory sides compliment our fresh pastas and entrées. Try our ocean-fresh ceviche or raw bar while sipping a cocktail made with our housemade infused spirits and fresh juices. Savor Chef Ingrid's flavorful dishes, chat with friends, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Pacific from our 11th floor dining room. Not just for special occasions (but perfect for that, too), Cusp is your neighborhood spot. Stylish and relaxed, Cusp is the place to chill out with your friends while enjoying craft cocktails and creative cuisine-the stellar view is on the house. Daily Happy Hour from 4-7.

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