Eddie V's - La Jolla
Eddie V's - La Jolla

Eddie V's - La Jolla

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.eddiev.com/
  • Phone: 8584595500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday through Friday: Lounges open at 4pm, dinner service begins at 5pm, close at 10pm Saturday & Sunday: Lunch from 11am-3pm, dinner service begins at 4pm , close at 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chris Gardner
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live music nightly in the V lounge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cave St.
  • Public Transit: San Diego Transit Authority Bus #30 stops at the corner of Torrey Pines Road and Prospect Street.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Ace Parking provides valet service in front of the restaurant on Prospect Street.
A word from Eddie V's - La Jolla
For the freshest seafood, steak, and rhythm the buzz in town is Eddie V's Prime Seafood in La Jolla. The menu features a tour of the best of what the world's oceans have to offer. Additional features include prime steaks, signature appetizers and salads, and house made desserts. Located on Prospect Street in the Village with expansive views of the Shores, the Cove, and the Pacific. Eddie V's atmosphere is a fantastic high energy dining experience. Visit our fabulous V Lounge where you can enjoy live music seven nights a week. We offer indoor and outdoor private dining rooms for all your corporate and social gatherings. Savor classic seafood starters like oysters on the half shell and famous All Lump Crab Cakes. Our Award Winning wine list features over 100 selections.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Eddie V's - La Jolla reviews from OpenTable diners
263 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (239)special occasion (194)romantic (166)great for outdoor dining (165)fit for foodies (111)notable wine list (78)vibrant bar scene (69)hot spot (66)neighborhood gem (62)good for groups (57)great for lunch (32)great for brunch (27)late-night find (23)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • Absolutely Memorable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Four of us just happened to have an outside upstairs reservation overlooking the ocean just in time for a sudden storm to come in. The wind blew, the thunder and rain came and quickly we became the only guests up there. The staff came out and rolled down the clear plastic cover to protect us and we all enjoyed a delicious dinner. Our server, Max made the night. We laughed and joked and had a great time and Max surprised us with an amazing Bananas Foster dessert. This night was truly awesome and a highlight of the trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I don't like having something sent back to kitchen bit they really blew it on cooking the filet mignon. Then they left baked potato with me and only took the meat. It really ruined the experience from that point. They made good on meat but it took everything away from meal. Will not go back. For the money spent it was less then perfect. I just needed to let this be known.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Felt Like Family
    SanDiegoDiner
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My fiance and I got married last Sunday. We celebrated with a nice dinner for 10 people at Eddie V's. We had great food and outstanding service. They really took care of us. Even included avery nice variety of delicious desserts on the house. We had the best ocean view in San Diego. Add Eddie V's to your list of fine restaurants in San Diego, and particularly in La Jolla.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    SaucyItalianVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    There was an upbeat, vibrant scene at this restaurant. We enjoyed cocktails in the bar first which were very good. Steaks were excellent. Bananas foster dessert incredible. If you love great steak, don't miss this place!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good to know this Restaurant
    Carlos
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Fantastic ocean view and cool wind. You can dream of a typical California dinning occasion. You can have it here at Eddie V's with their remarkable foods and their service. Definitely recommend this restaurant when you are in San Diego or La Jolla.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for special occasions
    Foodienoobie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Took my son for his birthday dinner. The restaurant is nestled above La Jolla Cove, and it is divided in several sections: indoor, outdoor enclosed, outdoor open. It was full with two private events going on (on a Thursday), but our seating was nice with reasonable privacy and a great view. Lobster taco appetizers were amazing. I had the swordfish and my son had the ribeye. Both excellent. It is a pricey restaurant and it may be a good strategy to share an entree and a number of sides or appetizers. Portions were generous, and service brisk and pleasant. All in all, an excellent experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiting for wine....
    sabkind
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Brought my mom to Eddie Vs for a late night dinner. The lower balcony was somewhat filled with seal smell but manageable. Live in Austin so know the menu. Had delicious as usual crab cake & chillean sea bass in broth that was scrumptious! The waiter however took 30 minutes to get our wine out to us - and a second waiter who seemed more seasoned & knowledgeable had to take up the slack. So meal seemed to drag on in term of pace. Great food - some of the wait staff just needs some additional training on menu knowledge & overall professionalism.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GLOBAL SEAFOOD, BUT NOT LOCAL!?
    woou71
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Highly recommended by a La Jolla local, I expected much better from Eddie V's kitchen than I was served this week. My Maine Lobster & Shrimp Bisque was just "nice", partially explained by my server when the kitchen replied to my inquiry that the brandy added to finish it was actually bottom-shelf Christian Brothers Dry Sherry. My seared Pacific Ahi Tuna was pleasant, but the odd Frisée salad overwhelmed the promised fruit garnishes and did nothing for the dish. Refreshing was the superlative service of Jerediah, who managed to be attentive without hovering. Learning this restaurant is part of a Texas-based chain explained a lot. I think La Jolla deserves better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Repeat, outstanding
    IntheknowVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Everything about our dining experience was perfect from the moment we walked through the door. The food, service and table location were all outstanding. To dine here is so much fun. It's always so busy. The Eddie V team must be doing something right. If you are looking for a great place for dinner with a LA, San Francisco, NY "state of mind", then this is the place to come to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous!
    RichS
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First time here and we were WOWED to say the least. Have been to the top restaurants in Vegas and Eddie V's is at that level. From the cocktails all the way through the dessert, it was fantastic. Eric W. our waiter had suggestions that were phenomenal. They have The Perfect margarita and it is perfect. The Sashimi, Swordfish, Filet... Outstanding. Banana's Fosters Cake AMAZING!!! Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eddie V's New Fav
    davedVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food is exceptional and our favorite waitress Ashley made the evening exceptional. We tried two new appetizers, the calamari and the lobster tacos and would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We´ve been fans of Eddie V´s La Jolla. But lately the service is not up to par. We waited nearly 50 mins to get our food and the restaurant was almost empty at late lunch time. The food was nothing to write home about. The meat was rather tough. Waiters were rather aloof. All in all not a good time. They´re missing the mark.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 5abadillas
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    "We loved the ambience of this place. We definitely would return. Service was excellent! We have a great waiter. He timed our meals perfectly, and wines were affordable."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    LA1015VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The perfect restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. We go to Eddie V's every year for our anniversary!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EDDIE V'S
    degostallionVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    great as always . 2nd time here, wont be the last
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view, basic food
    SoCalresident6401VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We wee seated on the lower outdoor deck, despite making reservations for the upper outdoor deck. The garbages are below the lower deck so there was a bit of a small. The band is on the upper deck and it's a bit louder/hard to talk during band times. The food is very basic - surf and turf, chocolate cake melted in the middle. This is a great spot for happy hour because the views are outstanding. You are paying for view and it's well worth the price to see it. After dark, you can only see the lights.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous evening
    Marsh
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I have to admit the name "Eddie V's" always sounded like some New Jersey mobster hangout, so I never paid attention to it. I finally checked it out online when a relative was coming to town-- I was looking for something new, read the great reviews, and decided why not? Oh my god, what a find! For one, it's a beautiful restaurant and unbelievable setting-- the old Chart House spot-- oh, that view! It was a gorgeous evening and we had a perfect patio table. Dinner was calamari (OMG!), wedge salad (that dressing!), chilean sea bass and lemon sole (both to die for). Dessert was bananas foster-- amazing. All the staff, including Rudy our waiter, were just fantastic. PERFECT evening! We are definitely returning! Bravo, Eddie V's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in La Jolla
    JG22
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I received a postcard from AMEX advertising Eddie V's and was intrigued enough to make a reservation for my husband's birthday. The view was gorgeous and the there were so many delicious options to choose from. Everything was delicious and our server very friendly. We never felt rushed and would highly recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ASK FOR MAX
    Minxy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    LIVE IN NM AND FOUND THIS PLACE ON LINE BECAUSE WE WERE GOING TO SD FOR A BDAY. FANTASTIC PLACE. NO PARKING TO SPEAK OF. 8 BUCKS TO VALET. SINCE IT WAS A BDAY THAT WAS OK. ASK FOR MAX AND PLEASE TELL HIM CYNTHIA SENT YOU!!! HE WILL TAKE GREAT CARE OF YOU!! SIT BY A WINDOW EITHER INSIDE OR OUT. VIEWS ARE THE SAME AND ARE FANTASTIC. OVERLOOKS LA JOLLA COVES AND CAVES AND THERE IS ALWAYS ACTIVITY GOING ON WITH THE WILDLIFE. FOOD COOKED TO PERFECTION. SURPRISE BDAY TREAT FLAMBE BANANAS FOSTER WAS DELICIOUS. GREAT STAFF. LOVE LOVE THIS PLACE.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    edwardVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great food, rose petals on the table, terrific service, and a wonderful view made our anniversary special. Add the fact that everyone,from the front desk to the busboys made a point of wishing us a "Happy Anniversary' and you have a special evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    dobie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was great. I have nothing good to say about the rest. We were placed next to a group and were divided by a rattan stand up wall. Might as well have been paper. They were loud, and after speeches vulgar and did I say loud? It ruined the experience and we will not come back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Services was lousy. Food arrived 1 hr. after ordered. 2 dishes were good. 4 dishes had to be returned because they were cold. 1 dish was prepared again and was hot but not edible. This is the first time this has happened to us; they claimed is was a back up in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gorgeous view
    Baw0929VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    One of the best views in La Jolla combined with the consistently high quality of Eddie V's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Business Dinner
    RobertKVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We chose Eddie V's for an important client dinner, and it couldn't have been better. Seated on the rooftop patio, the views were incredible for our midwest guests. Our server was appropriately attentive; his suggestions were spot-on and we appreciated the custom mixed appetizer plates. All 5 of us raved about the entrees. This is an expensive restaurant, but remains one of my favorites in San Diego. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and experience
    Drake
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    A unique location in La Jolla with a great menu, awesome coastal view and terrific service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scenic spot
    patolouco
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Amazing views straight from the table. Excellent service throughout the restaurant. Unfortunately the food didn't quite live up to the high standards. The food was either too bland or too strongly flavoured (i.e. the jumbo shrimps were over seasoned with garlic hiding all other flavours). Still worth a visit for the view and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eddie V's Is Now On Our Top List!
    Diningthoughts
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great view, great location, great service, and would confidently recommend to others! It is now on our top list of first places to think of to have a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view; food - so so
    LevloVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This used to be one of my favorites, but the last few times I have been there, the food was just okay. The steaks are still good but expensive without any sides included in the price. The fish dishes I have had were very bland. They are plated well but lack distinctive tastes. If you are looking for views, this is the place. If you are looking for a great meal, go to Pamplemouse
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jackVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    While the view is spectacular fortunately the food matches to make a wonderful experience. Generous portions in a relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fab position
    Schoey1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    What a place overlooking the sea. This is a must eat place. The Lobster was amazing and all our dishes proved to be special
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Exceptional Experience
    lifeisgood
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had mentioned we were celebrating our anniversary when we booked our reservation at Eddie V's, and every staff member was aware of it and made our evening celebratory and special. The hostess brought us complementary champagne, they had rose petals on our table with a signed card, and our dessert came out with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate. Service was top notch - attentive, upscale, and personable. Views are stunning, and the food was excellent. Perfect spot for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary celebration!
    SoCalEaterVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Eddie V's…. it could not have been lovelier. We had a drink at the bar while waiting for the window table to open (great martinis!!) and were then seated at a lovely window table; the staff had decorated the table with red rose petals and left an anniversary card on the table for us. Our server then came over with 2 glasses of champagne for us…. what an unexpected start to a lovely evening. Dinner was delicious with a beautiful presentation and then the waitress brought us a 'gift' dessert from the chef. Eddie V's outdid themselves to make our celebration really terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great view, spot on specific recommendations, high quality food & unique drinks, even having our car ready.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Already planned my next dinner here
    SDdining
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Overall the dining experience was great! Spectacular views, great service, and the food was nothing but the best.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Okay
    Marisela
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    a little disappointed that they were unable to accommodate me with my requests, dont think I will be recommending it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and view
    Jt86
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went to dinner around seven to sit outside - reservation on Friday was key. The table they had outside for us didn't open up so they sat us downstairs by a back window instead. The view was amazing and the food and wine were better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Jolla's Finest Steakhouse
    whocareswhoiamVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Eddie V's boasts the most beautiful view of La Jolla - even when seated at the downstairs bar you will face the view. The upstairs bar is casual fun. The wine list is very good. We tend to dine here on all our visits to San Diego because we are never disappointed. The view is a highlight, yet the service and food are always excellent. The steaks are prepared perfectly, flavorful quality. While it may sound odd to order rice at a steakhouse, the fried rice with fresh crab and mushrooms is a personal favorite. Our friends tried it and understood why I love it so much!!! The banana foster desert with butter cake is plenty to share and worth the calories. Amy, our server, was wonderful. The restaurant reserved us a round table, perfect
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  • brownie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    They made our anniversary special. Food and service were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr.
    EddieVLunch
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    While visiting La Jolla, we and another couple went to Eddie V's for a Sunday Lunch hoping to take in the scenery and marvelous weather. We got aces up in both! Eddie V's terrace dining levels are right atop beautiful La Jolla Cove, and providing expansive views of the Pacific. The food was well prepared, tasty and served with a very nice presentation. The cold crabmeat salad with avocado was impressive. Others selected the "BLT" salad, and it delivered as one would expect; all the goodies on a lettuce wedge. Service was casual, but professional and unhurried, and a heavy umbrella was adjusted nicely so we could sit outside without direct sun on the table. When we're back in La Jolla, we'll definitely try Eddie V's for dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner
    4everlove
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Husband and I celebrated 3 years of marriage. Hostess and managerial staff was awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.