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


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. 


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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.

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.


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!


Holiday Dining at the Marine Room and The Shores Restaurant

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The well-established Marine Room was recently named one of the “100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America” by Open Table. Now The Marine Room is exceedingly pleased to announce a succession of holiday themed events featuring scrumptious menus from award-winning Executive Chef Bernard Guillas, and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver. The menus feature San Diego area ingredients with an international slant. The Marine Room provides extensive views all the way to La Jolla Cove, culinary distinction, and a definitive and uncompromising service. The San Diego landmark offers patrons the occasion to experience fine dining at its best all throughout the upcoming holiday season.

Thanksgiving Day – Why not enjoy a festive à la carte menu for a delightful, stress-free Thanksgiving, where everyone gets to eat what they crave. Guests may opt from a broad selection of delectable dishes including Autumn Mushroom Cocotte, Sweet Corn Coconut Blue Crab Bisque, Moroccan Tagine Lamb Osso Buco, Woodchuck Pear Cider Brined Turkey Breast, Whole Roasted Organic Kuri Squash, and Center Cut Black Angus Filet Mignon. If those dandies weren’t enough, follow them up with seductive desserts such as Heirloom Apple Gateau, Five Spice Pumpkin Torte and Gluten-Free Valrhona Chocolate Red Currant Dacquoise, all sure to fulfill your sweet tooth cravings!

High-Tide Breakfasts – These awesome breakfasts’ are certainly a Marine Room tradition! Be sure to make it a point to revel in an enchanting breakfast buffet, as waves from the expansive Pacific pound against the Marine Room’s floor-to-ceiling windows. This extraordinary morning buffet includes Poached Eggs Benedict, Grand Marnier Chocolate Brioche French Toast, and wait for it, Preserved Stone Fruit Blintz. The Marine Room’s High Tide Breakfasts are presented on limited weekends: November 18-19; December 2-3, and 16-17 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The price is a mere $48 per person.

More about The Marine Room

In the event you haven’t heard, the stylish restaurant was also voted “2017 Most Romantic Restaurant” by the San Diego Union Tribune, and “2017 Best Executive Chef” by Ranch & Coast Magazine. The Marine Room and its renowned Executive Chef Bernard Guillas, offers patrons international cuisine rooted in French classics. Its remarkable, panoramic views, consummate service, and exceptional wine list have made The Marine Room San Diego’s foremost dining destinations for well over 75 years. The Marine Room is owned and operated by La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc., and is located at 2000 Spindrift Drive in La Jolla. Visit www.MarineRoom.com for more information and to make reservations today.

Ring in the Holidays on the Beach at The Shores Restaurant

The Shores Restaurant is conveniently located on the beach at La Jolla Shores, and is proud to announce its fantastic seasonal menu. The well-known and appreciated restaurant provides panoramic observations all the way from La Jolla Cove to Scripps Pier. The Shores is truly a La Jolla paragon of delight and provides patrons with a distinct opportunity to dine elegantly mere steps from the beach, as well as an occasion to experience a California-style holiday season.

Thanksgiving Day Buffet – Give mom and grandma a respite from cooking turkey and all the blessings that go with it this year and head on over to The Shores for a veritable feast sure to please one and all. Delight in a diverse selection of flavorful appetizers, and appealing main courses inclusive of Herbs De Provence Butter Basted Tom Turkey, Chorizo Rainbow Chard Frittata and Rosemary Roasted Angus Prime Rib, autumn sides, lip smacking desserts, and considerably more. The Thanksgiving Day Buffet is available on Thursday, November 23, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $58 per person and special pricing is available for kids 12 and under.

 About The Shores Restaurant

The Shores Restaurant was voted 2016 Readers Choice “Best Sunday Brunch” by the La Jolla Village News and the beneficiary of Open Table’s Diners’ Choice Award. The Shores Restaurant offers up state-of-the-art American gastronomy replete with fresh area ingredients, family-friendly fare, stunning oceanfront panoramas, and, of course, splendid service. Conveniently located inside the La Jolla Shores Hotel, and next to Kellogg Park, The Shores Restaurant is owned and operated by La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc., which also oversees the historic and award-winning Marine Room restaurant. The Shores Restaurant is located at 8110 Camino Del Oro in La Jolla. Visit www.theshoresrestaurant.com/Menus/ThanksgivingBuffet for more information.


Summer Bucket List: High Tide Dinner at The Marine Room

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In La Jolla, dinner is best enjoyed with an ocean view–and nobody does it better than The Marine Room! Combining award-winning cuisine and panoramic views of the ocean, High Tide Dinner at The Marine Room is the definition of “oceanfront dining.”

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Easter Brunch & Dinner Guide | La Jolla 2013



George’s At The Cove
Chef Trey Foshee invites you to enjoy a special Easter brunch menu on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at George’s at the Cove. It’s a California Modern take on Easter favorites, including Brioche French Toast, Eggs Benedict, Chilaquiles, Thai Snapper and Prime Shortrib Hash.
• George’s California Modern opens at 10:00 a.m. for brunch.
• George’s Ocean Terrace opens at 11:00 a.m. for lunch.
• George’s Bar opens at 10:00 a.m. for drinks, with food available at 11:00 a.m.

The Marine Room
Enjoy breathtaking ocean views during a special Easter Brunch Buffet featuring Vanilla Ricotta Blintz, Buchmann’s Ranch Cage Free Eggs Benedict, Coriander Pesto Crusted Colorado Leg of Lamb, Seafood Bouillabaisse, a variety of delicious desserts and more. Cost is $58 per person, special children’s pricing applies. Sunday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


La Valencia
Gather with friends and family to celebrate Easter Sunday with an extravagant holiday buffet featuring Whole Prime Rib, Leg of Lamb, Wild Pacific Salmon and La Valencia’s Signature Paella. Kids are in for a treat with special activity Easter baskets, egg hunts in the ocean view garden at 11:30am & 1:30pm, and a visit from the legendary Easter Bunny. Sunday, March 31st – seating times: 10:30am-2:00pm
Price: $85 per person │ $38 per child (12 years old and under) plus tax and gratuity
Reservations Required │858.551.3765

The Shores Restaurant
Enjoy an exquisite brunch buffet featuring seasonal cuisine like Con Pane Chocolate Bread French Toast, Whole-Grain Mustard Crusted Prime Rib, Iowa Bone-In Ham, a variety of desserts, a children’s station and more. Cost is $46 per person, $23 children 6 to 12 years, $4 per year children 5 and under. Sunday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fresh, homemade pastries and breakfast breads, salmon smoked right in their own kitchen, brioche french toast, their famous short rib panini and blood orange sorbet are just a few of the reasons why NINE-TEN is La Jolla’s gathering place for Easter Sunday. Sunday, March 31 st, 2013 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Brockton Villa
Brockton Villa will be offering some Easter Brunch specials on Sunday, March 31st 8am-3pm.


Cusp Dining & Drinks
Cusp will be serving up a $25 brunch buffet with $12 bottomless mimosas. To sweeten the deal, kids under 10 eat free, and they’ll get a little present for Easter on their way out. Sunday, March 31 from 10am to 3pm.

Flemming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Enjoy a delicious 3-course menu for $36.95* from 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Also offering a tasty 3-course children’s brunch for $17.95.* Regular menu available from 11:30 a.m., brunch menu available only through 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31st.
Plus, receive a $25 dining card valid for a future visit.**

In addition to their standard brunch menu, Herringbone will be offering a maple glazed smoked ham with poached eggs, asparagus and hollandaise for $16. Chef Amanda has also created a special Sunday Supper menu:
First: Confit Hare Terrine OR Pissaladiere, caramelized onion and anchovy flatbread
Second: Roasted Leg of Lamb, Sauce Persillade, Hot Cross Buns OR Brown Sugar Glazed Mangalista Ham (House Cured), Sweet Potatoes
Dessert: Carrot Custard Pie, Gingersnap Crust
Sunday, March 31st. Please call for reservations at 858-459-0221

A R Valentien
Enjoy a delicious 3-Course prefix Easter Brunch or Dinner. Easter Brunch will be offered from 12pm – 4pm. Easter Dinner is from 4pm – 10pm. Adults are $85 and Children are $40. Sunday, March 31st.

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

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