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

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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.

La Jolla Restaurant | Cafe Japengo

La Jolla Blue Book presents our latest “Quiet on the Set” video featuring Cafe Japengo.

An award-winning sushi and Asian fusion restaurant, Café Japengo has been consistently ranked as one of the best restaurants in San Diego.

Experience exquisite culinary delights of Asia and the Pacific Rim from world-class chefs. Café Japengo’s menu incorporates Asian, French and Mediterranean influences for a truly unique experience. Executive Culinary Master Jay Payne signature dishes include, Vietnamese Pork, 10-Ingredient Fried Rice, and Scottish Ponzu Salmon.

In the mood for sushi? Then their award-winning sushi bar will sure please your appetite with classic and unique sushi creations by Executive Sushi Chef Gerald Warner. One of Sushi Master’s favorites is the TNT Roll, a tempura tuna roll stuffed with crab and avocado served with chukka salad and wasabi aioli.

A great place to take a date or enjoy happy hour after work. Located in the prestigious restaurant village of Aventine and directly across from the Hyatt Regency Hotel in La Jolla. Café Japengo is open Monday through Friday for lunch from 11-2, dinner and sushi bar open from 5 to close Monday through Sunday.

For more information visit Café Japengo or contact them at,

8960 University Center Lane
San Diego, CA 92122
858-450-3355

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Leucadia Pizzeria | La Jolla

La Jolla Blue Book presents our latest “Quiet on the Set” video featuring Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant.

A local Italian food favorite for more than 25 years, Leucadia Pizzeria has three locations throughout San Diego in La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas.

Leucadia Pizzeria in La Jolla serves lunch and dinner to diners in a relaxing atmosphere at their La Jolla location on Regents Road in the Vons Shopping Center. Their large covered patio can seat up to 60 guests, perfect for special occasions including birthdays, rehearsal dinners, and banquets. Leucadia Pizzeria can also cater any party or corporate event just as it has done for hundreds of off-site events over the last 25 years.

Dine-in during the week and take advantage of their lunch specials starting at just $4.99. Choose from pizza, pasta and subs, includes salad, garlic bread and a cookie. Also, check out their 1/2 off wine Mondays and happy hour specials.

Need delivery? Don’t fret because Leucadia Pizzeria’s delicious pizza, pasta, sandwiches, salads and gourmet desserts are just a phone call away. With delivery to all of La Jolla, Leucadia will deliver to all parts including Mount Soledad, Via Capri, Bird Rock and the Village. Leucadia is widely regarded as one of the best delivery restaurants in La Jolla because it covers the entire community and almost never keeps people hungry too long. Very few restaurants, if any, are willing to deliver to all of La Jolla and that makes Leucadia a great option. If you are enjoying a stay at any of the hotels in La Jolla village, you can enjoy this food delivered to your room.

For more information visit Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant or contact them at,

7748 Regents Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-597-2222

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Extreme Pizza | La Jolla

La Jolla Blue Book presents our latest “Quiet on the Set” video featuring Extreme Pizza.

Located in the heart of the village, Extreme Pizza is committed to serving the best quality pizza by using the freshest ingredients possible.

Serving up an innovative menu featuring exciting pizza combinations not available anywhere else, such as the new Hanoi Fever pizza which includes Shredded pork marinated in a spicy hoisin style sauce, mozzarella, peanuts, green onions, jalapeños, carrots and fresh cilantro. Their menu also includes freshly made salads, wings, “monster subs” and calzones.

In health-conscious La Jolla, Extreme Pizza is a perfect fit as it offers gluten-free pizza on gluten-free and dairy free pizza crusts. Create your own pizza with over 50 toppings to choose from or pick one of their many signature pizzas. Each pizza is available in different sizes ranging from 8” to 18” which serves up to 4 people or more.

Extreme Pizza delivers to all of La Jolla including hotels, homes and businesses. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, call or place your order online for delivery or dine in at the convenient and comfortable Kline Street location which includes a pet friendly outdoor seating area.

For more information about Extreme Pizza, visit Extreme Pizza or contact them at,

834 Kline St
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-729-1910

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El Indio Mexican Restaurant | San Diego

La Jolla Blue Book presents our latest “Quiet on the Set” video featuring El Indio Mexican Restaurant and Catering.

Located on India Street in San Diego, El Indio Mexican Restaurant is a family owned and operated restaurant, catering and tortilla factory.

El Indio is one of San Diego’s best Mexican casual dining and is home to the original taquito. El Indio first began as a tortilleria (tortilla factory) by founder Ralph Pesqueira Sr in 1940. He made fresh corn tortillas and branched out to an all out Mexican restaurant with his signature rolled tacos which he called “taquitos.” Today they offer an array of traditional Mexican dishes from tamales to tacos prepared daily with fresh ingredients made from their in-house tortilleria.

This popular place has also been featured in Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” and KPBS “Wonderland.” When at El Indio a must have are their world famous chips, made from their very own corn tortillas and a secret blend of spices. They also offer vegetarian friendly dishes such as potato tacos, cheese enchiladas and vegetarian burritos. Hosting an event or party? El Indio offers catering for small to large events.

El Indio is open daily from 8am-9pm and offers indoor and outdoor sitting. To learn more, visit El Indio Mexican Restaurant online or contact them at

3695 India St
San Diego, CA 92103
619-299-0333

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