5 Romantic La Jolla Restaurants to Dine at This Valentine’s Day

Looking for a romantic place to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Treat your sweetheart to one of these incredible La Jolla restaurants

Marine Room

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Indulge in a truly unforgettable four-course dinner at San Diego’s “Most Romantic Restaurant.” Savor main course options of Wild Honey Kalbi Glazed Cobia, Plugra Agrume Butter Basted Lobster Tail and Center Cut Black Angus Filet Mignon. Top off the evening with our Dessert Trilogy of Gianduja Chocolate Crunch Orb, Star Anise Rumchata Pot De Crème and Pistachio Halvah Gelato. Reservations (858) 459-7222.

The Shores Restaurant

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Treat your Valentine to a romantic oceanfront four-course dinner including main dish options of Pacific Ahi Tuna Steak, Maine Diver Scallops, Maple Leaf Farm Duck and our Three Sweet Tastes for dessert. 

Nine-Ten

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Soft candlelight, romantic music, and a four-course, prix fixe menu are sure to set the mood at NINE-TEN this Valentine’s Day. The special menu will be offered from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm for $110 per person or $155 per person with wine pairings (plus tax and gratuities).  Click here to learn more and see full menu. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (858) 964-5400 or online here. (Passport Unlimited program and other discount programs are not available.)

Herringbone La Jolla

Celebrate love with a decadent 4-course prix-fixe dinner for $88 a person. Reservations (858) 459-0221. 

George’s at the Cove

Enjoy a 3-course dinner for $95 or $125 per person with a complimentary glass of bubbles and chocolate truffles. Reservations (858) 454-4244.

Don’t Miss the 3rd Annual Lunar New Years Party at Mandarin House

Mandarin-HouseMandarin House will be hosting its 3rd Annual Lunar New Years part & Cancer research fundraiser.

Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 8pm – 11:59pm.

The event will feature:

  • Casino night
  • Traditional Lion Dance Performance
  • Food and Drinks
  • Great Raffle prizes
  • Music all night long

$20/Ticket. Purchase yours today before they sell out! Go to Mandarin House at 6765 La Jolla Blvd for tickets, or buy online at Facebook.com/mandarinhouselj

100% of proceeds to be donated to Cancer Research Institute & Scripps Cancer Care. 

To learn more about The Mandarin House, click HERE.

Where To Watch Super Bowl LIlI in La Jolla

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It’s Super Bowl time again! If you want to celebrate with fellow San Diego and La Jolla folks, we have some of the best spots for you to check out. Enjoy, and as always, celebrate responsibly.

Karl Strauss Brewery La Jolla

If you love cracking open a bottle of Karl Strauss at home, then you must go check out the La Jolla Location. Strauss has been proudly serving California since 1989, and their drinks are brewed fresh at their Main Brewery in Pacific Beach, San Diego. Have a real experience and pay a visit to Karl Strauss on game day.  Sandwiches, salads, and appetizers are also served. Sunday hours are 11 am – 9 pm.

The Shack

Nothing says Super Bowl better than a favorite spot by the locals. Located steps away from Windansea Beach in La Jolla, The Shack offers delicious food and great beer and cocktails. Plus, the fact that they’re pet friendly, have a sweet firepit, and 12 TVs make it even better. Feel right at home and watch the game at The Shack.

The Lot La Jolla

Why not catch the gruelling action on the gridiron, then relax with a flick at The Lot La Jolla? Patrons will enjoy a choice of either indoor or outdoor viewing areas in the restaurant, bar and patio at La Jolla hot spot. The Lot always goes big with Super Bowl Sunday, so be sure to call and make plans!

Celebrate the Season at The Marine Room and The Shores Restaurant

0-1Celebrate the season and let The Marine Room and The Shores Restaurant take care of the cooking!

Enjoy Christmas Eve specials from The Marine Room including the Spindrift Trilogy of Lobster Tail, Diver Scallop, Wild Prawn or Colorado Lamb Osso Buco. On Christmas Day savor an à la carte menu that features Cervena Farm Elk Medallions, Blackberry Cider Brined Mary’s Farm Turkey Breast and Pistachio Crusted Maine Lobster Tail.

Ring in the New Year with a culinary celebration to remember. Choose from an exquisite five-course menu that features Mulberry Wine Braised Imperial Wagyu Beef, Dill Pollen Butter Basted Maine Lobster Tail. Seating begins at 8:30 p.m. Cost is $185 per person and includes live music from the Whitney Shay Band. For those looking to ring in the New Year a little earlier, a three-course dinner for $115 per person is available at 5:30 p.m.

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Rejoice In the spirit of the season at The Shores Restaurant with amazing Christmas Eve à la carte dinner specials that include Maine Diver Scallops, Crispy Skin Sea Bass and Angus Bone-In Ribeye Steak.

Gather your family and friends for good tidings and cheer with a gourmet Christmas Day Buffet.  Treat everyone to a feast fit for a king, complete with appetizers and side dishes like our Stone Crab Salad and Ginger Butternut Squash Soup. Savor main courses including our Shores Seafood Paella and Brown Sugar Glaze Bone-In Kruse Ham. The buffet is available on Tuesday, December 25 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is $64 per person with special pricing for children 12 and under.

Before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, The Shores Restaurant’s seasonal menu features plenty of options for the kids, plus à la carte specials including Crab Dynamite Hawaiian Ono, Citrus Glazed Maine Lobster Tail, Nebraska Prime Aged New York Steak. Make it an evening to remember!

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La Jolla Juice Bars We Love

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Looking to launch your health kick this summer? La Jolla is the perfect town to do so!

Stop in for an ice-cold green juice from one or more of these insanely-awesome juice bars in La Jolla.

Juice Kaboose
7556 Fay Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

What we recommend: The Green Lemonade. For over 20 awesome years, Juice Kaboose has been offering La Jolla residents and visitors alike with a healthy abundance of lip-smacking green juices, and their Green Lemonade is certainly no exception. Created with fresh apple juice, fresh lemon juice, ginger, spinach, cucumber, celery, and honey, Green Lemonade is an energizing choice for any La Jolla day when you’re seeking a refreshing juice to chill with. And hey, as an added bonus, the blend of honey and ginger fuels the body’s immune system and fights off any of those nasty toxins that may be coursing through your body.

Lean and Green Cafe
7825 Fay Ave, Suite 180
La Jolla, CA 92037

What we recommend: The Ultimate Green. Lean and Green Cafe’s Ultimate Green juice is prepared with all organic ingredients, including apple, celery, cucumber, and spinach. Spinach is bursting with wall-to-wall antioxidants and vitamins A, C and K. Oh, too high-cal you say? Not. The Ultimate Green remains a low-calorie, healthy green! This particular drink is perfect right after surfing or after an intensive yoga session, so ask for one for your “ultimate” cool-down.

Nekter Juice Bar
834 Kline Street
La Jolla, CA 92037

What we recommend: The Greenie. This is Nekter’s signature green juice. Made fresh to order, this juice is an invigorating assortment of parsley, spinach, kale, celery, cucumber, lemon and apple for a hint of sweetness. Parsley is a particularly favorable ingredient, because it acts as a cleansing agent by promoting optimal kidney function. The Greenie’s ingredients are rich and contain appetite suppressant veggies.

Juice Crafters
935 Silverado St
La Jolla, CA 92037

What we recommend: Green #2. Juice Crafters takes pride in their cold-pressed juices and on-the-spot made-to-order smoothies and bowls – and for excellent reason! Greener #2 is a cold-pressed concoction of kale, spinach, romaine, parsley, cucumber celery, apple and lemon. Rife with vitamins A, C, E and K, this juice has the perfect purifying properties that make it a fantastic and satisfying post-work out drink.

So drink up! Here’s to good health not just in the summertime, but all year around too! 


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Serving the San Diego area for over 80 years, Blue Book Media Group has been generating enormous amounts of revenue for local businesses in the La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe areas, along with San Diego County businesses wanting to do business in these same areas thanks to their consistent advertising with our media brand. Our local La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe Blue Books (annual community guides) are so revered and used by the long time area locals that they refer to our print and web resources as the Bible of La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe.

We would like to offer our diverse annual print, web, app and social media marketing/advertising platform to your local business as a way to help you generate new clients and customers to increase your revenue. If you or someone you know would like to see a true increase in their business, customer base or sales, please reach out to us by phone at 858-459-7939. We look forward to sharing information on our successful established diverse advertising resources with you.

We are thankful to have so many local businesses who have been advertising with us successfully every year since the 1940’s. We would like to be able to bring you the same huge ROI we have brought other local businesses each year due to their advertising with us.

For more information on our nearly 500-page annual Blue Book community resources, our website, our app, or our social media platforms, please call 858-454-7939 today.

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NEW Tasting Menu at The Marine Room

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Fans of The Marine Room rejoice! A NEW tasting menu available at The Marine Room, “Le Voyage,” available Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

The Marine Room, a San Diego landmark and award-winning coastal treasure for over 75 years, invites you to celebrate Spring and join them for their new “Le Voyage” Tasting special, as well as their highly anticipated High Tide Dinners. With sweeping panoramic views of La Jolla Shores, culinary excellence and first-class service, they invite you to be amazed by the incomparable ocean-front experience The Marine Room offers.

“Le Voyage” Table Tasting Dinner – Embark on a global culinary journey with this new, six-course, prix fixe tasting menu designed by Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver. Le Voyage is a dining experience showcasing signature dishes from the restaurant’s dinner menu including Ocean Trilogy (Lobster Medallion, Ahi Tuna Tartare, Hiramasa Sashimi) Main Diver Scallop and Hudson Valley Foie, Cervena Farm Elk Medallion and a “Share the Love” dessert quintet. The monthly evolution of the Le Voyage menu will feature unique ingredients provided by the goodness of Mother Nature’s Land and Sea. Available Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Cost is $115 per person. Full table participation (but no passport!) required.

High Tide Dinners – The Marine Room welcomes their signature High Tide season back this spring with dinner dates starting in April. With numerous anticipated high tide dates, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to see nature in action and witness eye-level waves crashing against the thick, protected, floor-to-ceiling windows of The Marine Room. High tides typically range between 4 and 5 feet above sea level, so the predicted 6- to over 7-foot high tides during these special evenings will make dining at The Marine Room a memorable experience. Enjoy a seasonal menu with à la carte choices fresh from the farmer’s market and nightly dinner specials.

The Marine Room welcomes their signature High Tide season with dinners on:

  • April 27-29
  • May 26-29
  • June 10-13, 23-27
  • July 9-13, 23-27
  • August 7-11, 22-26
  • September 5-9
  • October 5-7

For peak tide times and complete menus, visit MarineRoom.com. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 858.459.7222or by visiting our website.

Great Spots for Easter Brunch

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Whether you’re an Easter morning church-goer, Easter basket opener, or just appreciate good brunch, come 11am, you’re going to want to go get brunch at one of these fabulous places. Hop on down and enjoy! Cheers!

The Marine Room

For well over 75 years, The Marine Room has been a seaside staple in La Jolla. Long celebrated for its superb views and surf pounding outside the restaurant’s windows, the culinary embodiment of luxury draws people from La Jolla and well beyond. This Easter Sunday, The Marine Room will serve its holiday brunch buffet beginning at 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The awesome and ever creative menu includes Mary’s Farm Chicken Forestiere, Spindrift Seafood Crêpes, Pomelo Kalbi Glazed Black Cod and more

Nine-Ten Restaurant

NINE-TEN will be hosting a delicious Easter Sunday Brunch. Enjoy the best of the local harvest this Easter Sunday with a special a la carte Brunch menu prepared by Chef Jason Knibb. Also featured is their acclaimed Pastry Bar, and bottomless mimosas for just $16 per person.

The Shores Restaurant

Easter brunch on the water- does it get any better than that? You’ll find something to satisfy every taste with Clove Spiked Natural Iowa Ham, “LCS” Benedict, and more. There’s also a complete children’s station, plenty of tasty sides and seasonal desserts.

George’s at the Cove

A long time feature in the quaint seaside community of La Jolla, George’s at the Cove only serves brunch twice a year, and Easter Sunday is one of those special occasions. Easter brunch will offer a California Modern Spin: The Freshest Local Ingredients, flavor updates to classic favorites, exceptional service and picturesque ocean views.

Where To Enjoy Christmas Dinner in La Jolla

You got through the mad shopping rush. You made sure everyone on your Christmas Card list has one on the way. Your house is decorated and beautiful. You’re only human so this year why not enjoy yourself by eating out instead of adding one more task to your already busy schedule? With plenty of options for dining in or takeout, there’s no need to fret. Enjoy a fabulous meal made even better because somebody else handled the cooking! Here’s a list of some restaurants you’ll find open.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines

There are a few great choices at the Lodge at Torrey Pines. A.R. Valentien is one of the best fine dining experiences in the Greater San Diego area, and you’re sure to enjoy their farm to table approach and attention to detail that makes eating there truly sublime. Choose breakfast, brunch, or dinner but call soon because the reservations book quickly. 858-777-6635. Looking for something a little more casual? No problem. The Grill & Bar is an excellent choice for breakfast, brunch, and dinner as well. Make your reservation for The Grill & Bar with a call to 858-777-6641.

La Valencia Hotel

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How about a sumptuous four course meal along with great ambience with a beautiful ocean view and holiday music? From lobster bisque to Mediterranean cuisine to classic European fare, the options here are truly endless. Make your reservations at 858-454-0771

The Marine Room

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The Marine Room is an area favorite and one taste of the incredible seafood you’ll find here explains why. With carefully prepared shellfish and delicious fish, you’re certain to be impressed. Of course, if you want something from the land or the air, there are great choices from duck to Black Angus filet mignon. One taste and you’ll understand why the Marine Room has been a fixture of La Jolla since 1941! Make your reservations by calling 866-644-2351.

Mandarin House

Looking for Asian food? The Mandarin House will be open all day from 11 am to 10 pm. Whether you order a special or a family style meal or if you indulge in the a la carte choices of traditional appetizers and entrees, including noodles and rice, vegetables, beef, poultry, and seafood; you and your guests are sure to leave full and happy! Call 858-454-2007 for reservations.

Nine-Ten Restaurant

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The Nine-Ten brunch is already a Christmas tradition for a great many in the know in La Jolla. With a focus on fresh ingredients, a great deal of it locally sourced, the brunch is truly a special experience. Reservations are available  by calling 858-964-5400 so make your plans today.

The Shores Restaurant

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The Shores brunch buffet is a fixture for many of us in La Jolla. It’s no wonder, too, because the food is excellently prepared and a great variety is available. Make your reservations by calling 866-644-2630.