10 La Jolla Restaurants Picks For San Diego Restaurant Week

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San Diego Restaurant Week (Sept 21-26, 2014) is a great time to taste some of San Diego best restaurants. Enjoy delicious dining and excellent views from some of La Jolla best restaurants, from casual to high-end cuisine. Every restaurant specially prepares a prix-fixe menu which can include your choice of an appetizer, one entrée, and dessert. There are a total of thirty-five participating La Jolla restaurants for San Diego Restaurant Week this year. Here are our top 10 must try in no particular order.

Note: Some menus have not been posted yet.

Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria
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Address: 811 Prospect Street La Jolla, CA 92037
Cuisine: Italian
Prices: Lunch: $10; Dinner: $25
What To Get: Amici’s is a fun place for large gatherings and excellent pizza which is what we recommend to get for lunch and dinner. For dinner start off with the 5-pc flame roasted lemon chicken wings, followed by your choice of any 10″ pizza, and don’t forget to leave room for dessert — New York style cheesecake.

Brockton Villa
Address: 1235 Coast Blvd La Jolla, CA 92037
Cuisine: California
Prices: Lunch $15; Dinner $35.
What to get: For this three-course offering we recommend to start out with the Brockton Villa’s “Epic Chowder” made with Sea Clams, Blue Crab, potatoes and Saffron cream. For the main course stick with the seafood theme and choose the Grilled Citrus Swordfish cooked with citrus Beurre Blanc in a roasted red pepper emulsion. Save room for dessert and go with the “World Famous” Coast Toast a la Mode! This favorite breakfast dish will be served with a side of Tahitian Vanilla Bean Geleto.

SEE ALSO: The (Absolute) 10 Best Mexican Restaurants In La Jolla.

The Marine Room
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Address: 2000 Spindrift Drive La Jolla, CA 92037
Cuisine: French
Prices: Dinner $45
What to get: San Diego Restaurant Week is the perfect time to try out this favorite La Jolla fine dining restaurant which showcases their most popular dishes during SDRW. During SDRW THe Marine Room will be offering a three-course dinner with your choice of an appetizer, main course (with a choice to upgrade to signature options), and dessert. If you upgrade a must have is the Maine Lobster Tail served with a side of cumin gouda polenta, nashi pear, and Absinthe butter or the Braised Kurobuta Pork Cheeks with Maple Kabocha , Cloud Ear Mushroom, Field Peas, Aged Marsala (pictured).

NINE-TEN Restaurant
Address: 910 Prospect La Jolla, CA 92037
Cuisine: California
Prices: Dinner $45
What to get: Nine-Ten is one of La Jolla’s best fine dining restaurants led by award-winning Chef, Jason Knibb who was recently named San Diego’s 2014 “Chef of the Year” by the California Restaurant Association. For this three-course dinner we recommend to start out with the Squid Ink Spaghettini made with bay scallops, uni, chili flakes, lemon, cilantro flowers, and uni emulsion. Second course you can’t go wrong with the Local Sea Bass served with leeks, baby potatoes, pancetta, clams, pickled pearl onions, craker foam, corn & clam emulsion.

Crab Catcher
Address: 1298 Prospect Street La Jolla, CA 92037
Cuisine: Seafood
Prices: Lunch $20; Dinner $45
What to get: For lunch: Crab Bisque with Maryland blue crab slow roasted garlic crostini, finish it off with a chopped grilled chicken and kale salad. Dinner: Crab Bisque, Black Mussels Fettuccine, and for dessert try the Paradise Pie served with Macadamia nut ice cream, on a chocolate cookie crust, with warm chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and an edible orchid.

George’s California Modern
Address: 1250 Prospect St La Jolla, CA 92037
Cuisine: California
Prices: Dinner $45
What to get: George’s will be serving a three-course dinner with wine pairings available for an additional $25 per person. Their menu is probably one of the most extensive one for SDRW. Here are some of our favorite — Appetizers: Bay Scallop Ceviche, fish tacos, and grilled octopus. Entrees: Roasted Jidori chicken, 28 Day Dry Aged Ribeye, and Maine Lobster. Dessert: French Macarons, warm chocolate tart, and freshly made sorbets.

Herringbone
Address: 7837 Herschel Ave La Jolla, CA 92037
Cuisine: American
Prices: Lunch $20; Dinner $45
What to get: Herringbone will be serving a three-course meal for both lunch and dinner. Here are our faves — Lunch: mixed greens made with a champagne vinaigrette, Lobster Roll made with Maine Lobster on a Brioche Roll, for dessert enjoy a hazelnut bar. Dinner: Start off with Buffalo Ranch Octopus or Yellowtail tartare. Main entree try the Seared Diver Scallops served with corn, zucchini, okra, tomato, and corn broth. For dessert try the Dulcey Tres Leches with Adriatic Fig “chips”, vanilla chiffon, and salted caramel “froyo”.

Beaumont’s
Address: 5662 La Jolla Blvd. La Jolla, CA 92037
Cuisine: California
Prices: Dinner $35 per person; $50 w/ Wine Paring, 4oz per course
What to get: Beaumont’s will be serving a three-course menu which includes a starter, main dish, and dessert. For the main entree with recommend this popular dish — Mary’s Free Range Chicken served with sweet corn, hominy, morita chili, oaxaca crisp, paired with Elk Cove Pinot Noir

Puesto La Jolla
Address: 1026 Wall st La Jolla, CA 92037
Cuisine: Mexican
Prices: Lunch $15; Dinner $25
What to get: TBD

CUSP Dining & Drinks
Address: 7988 La Jolla Shores Dr La Jolla, CA 92037
Cuisine: California
Prices: Dinner $35
What to get: TBD

Prepkitchen La Jolla
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Address: 7556 Fay Ave La Jolla, CA 92037
Cuisine: American
Prices: Lunch $20; Dinner $35 (20% gratuity added to all check during SDRW)
What to get: Prepkitchen is doing something interesting this year. Instead of choosing from a limited pre-fixe menu you can choose any two dishes (app and entree) from their regular menu! Since their entire menu is open we recommend to be a little dventurous and try something new or stick with what you know (we won’t judge). Let’s hope this starts a new trend!

SEE ALSO: Dine at the Best Restaurants in La Jolla.

Whisknladle
Address: 1044 Wall Street La Jolla, CA 92037
Cuisine: American
Prices: Dinner $45 (20% gratuity added to all check during SDRW)
What to get: The sister restaurant to Prepkitchen is also mirroring their menu for SDRW. Choose any three dishes (app, entree, and dessert) from their regular menu. Explore the menu and enjoy!

Bijou French Bistro
Address: 1205 Prospect St La Jolla, CA 92037
Cuisine: French
Prices: Dinner $45
What to get: Bijou is perfect for a light dinner and a great way to experience their menu for the first time. Start off with heirloom tomatoes, chicken fricassee for main entree, and apple tart with creme fraiche for dessert.

**BONUS – Mary’s English Kitchen (Not on San Diego Restaurant Week but offering a Restaurant Week Special)
Address: 7918 Ivanhoe Ave La Jolla, CA 92307.
Cuisine: English
Prices: Dinner (Thursday to Saturday 5pm – 9pm) 2 for 1 on entrees when you order a starter and dessert. (entrees start at $16)
Menu: Choose from three starters, six main entrees, and three desserts. All main entrees are served with a buttery garlic mashed potato, wild rice with sauteed house selected garden vegetable (excluding ravioli and fish & chips).

To see the complete list of participating La Jolla restaurants please visit, SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com. Which restaurants will you be trying during SDRW this year? Share you fave by leaving a comment below!

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (vanessa@lajollabluebook.com)

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