The Marine Room | Fine Dining in La Jolla

La Jolla Blue Book presents our latest “Quiet on the Set” video featuring The Marine Room.

Located in La Jolla at one of the most scenic spots in the world, The Marine Room restaurant is a favorite among San Diego visitors and residents. An award-winning machine, it is without a doubt one of the best restaurants in San Diego.

San Diegans have enjoyed the tradition of fine dining with one of the best beachfront views at The Marine Room for more than 70 years. This La Jolla landmark has become synonymous with fine dining and elegant ambiance. As the Pacific Ocean waves splash up to the floor-length windows, diners are treated to award-winning cuisine in an atmosphere to be remembered

Experience award-winning cuisine by Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver. Executive Chef Bernard began his formal training in 1978 with legendary Georges Paineau at Le Bretagne Restaurant in Questembert, France. Chef Guillas promotes sustainability and uses ingredients when they are at their peek. Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver, an equally supporter of organic foods and sustainable agriculture, serves up creative dishes by utilizing unique ingredients from around the world such as lemon myrtle oil from Australia, annatto seed from South America and sour plum from China.

The Marine Room hosts many events year round, from weddings to their famous high tide dining. Experience a high tide dinner available May through August for dramatic surf crashing onto their floor-to-ceiling windows. Relax at the end of the day with drinks and gourmet small plates in the lounge during their happy hour Sunday through Friday 4 to 6pm. The Marine Room is open seven days a week, reservations are highly recommended, and valet parking is also available. For more information about special events or private dining please visit their website.

For more information visit The Marine Room or contact them at,

2000 Spindrift Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-203-8511

To learn more about restaurants in La Jolla, visit our La Jolla Restaurants guide.

Dine at the Best Restaurants in La Jolla

If you’re a foodie, then add La Jolla to your list of favorite places. The area is home to some of the best restaurants in California, and no matter what you crave, you’re sure to find something that suits your taste buds. Whether you are yearning for a romantic restaurant or the excitement of sitting at the Bar of an incredible Sushi restaurant, you will find these and virtually any other craving satisfied by the dining found in the Village.

Below are brief reviews of some of the most popular restaurants in La Jolla, along with a little bit of information on what types of food they serve. Please keep in mind that these aren’t the only eateries in the area – far from it – but are generally considered to be among the best places to dine.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse is a premier restaurant, and if you love the taste of a great steak, you have to visit. In addition to steak, they offer a variety of other dishes, including seafood. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse has great desserts and an impressive wine menu that has more than 100 choices. If you are looking for an upscale dining experience and an excuse to dress up, Fleming’s is one of your best options.

The Marine Room Restaurant is another one of the top choices in La Jolla. The restaurant offers steak, seafood, and a full menu of other items. Some of the things that make the Marine Room such a popular choice are the atmosphere and its location right on the beach – with stunning views of the La Jolla coastline. The restaurant is actually a part of the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, which offers a hotel and can make a great place to stay while you are in town.

Since the 1950s, the Whaling Bar and Grill has been a popular spot for locals to dine and have a drink in La Jolla. The atmosphere cultivated in the restaurant evokes the feeling of an old world pub. The restaurant is a part of La Valencia Hotel, and it can make a convenient place to dine if you are staying there. Even if you aren’t staying at the hotel, you might want to stop into the restaurant for their great beef, chicken, and seafood dishes. They have a full menu and bar, so you can be sure to find something that suits your taste. La Valencia also boasts two additional top-notch restaurants – the Sky Room and the Mediterranean Room and Patio.

With a casual but elegant atmosphere and fresh seasonal cuisine, Nine-Ten is yet another of La Jolla’s favorite restaurants. Rated by Gayot restaurant reviewers as one of the top 10 best restaurants in San Diego, Nine-Ten is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They serve “Evolving California Cuisine,” where menus are dictated by the local harvest. You can enjoy indoor or outdoor dining at Nine-Ten, and for special events or parties, reserve one of their several private dining rooms.

These are just a few of our favorite local restaurants, but this list is by no means exhaustive. If you’d like to browse for more La Jolla restaurants, please visit our restaurants page where you’ll find a complete list of La Jolla’s fabulous dining establishments – from fast and easy diners to haute cuisine.