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Harry's Bar & American Grill
Harry's Bar & American Grill
  • Address:
    4370 La Jolla Village Dr
    San Diego, CA 92122
    Neighborhood:
    La Jolla / Golden Triangle
  • Cuisine:
    Italian
    Price: $30 and under

Harry's Bar & American Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.harryslajolla.com
  • Phone: (858) 373-1252
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 11am-10pm
    Saturday 5pm-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
  • Executive Chef: Alejandro Vicens
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have three options for private events at Harry’s Bar. The first is our Hemingway room which offers elegance and privacy for up to 18 guests. We also have the Atrium with seating for up to 50 guests and features views of the beautifully landscaped office park surrounding Harry’s Bar. Finally, we are also able to make distinctive semi-private arrangements in our main dining room for any size group. In addition, you are welcome to take over the entire restaurant with sufficient notice. Our private event coordinator is available to assist in creating a unique event in our warm and inviting atmosphere.
  • Private Party Contact: Chelsea (619) 729-1031
  • Entertainment: Join us and be delighted with our Live Jazz band every other Saturday from 6pm to 9pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Executive Way
  • Public Transit: Because of the proximity with UCSD and UTC shopping center, we have several bus stops and diverse means of public transportation.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Harry's Bar and American Grill is located near a self-parking structure which we validate for 3 hours, as well as a highly efficient and convenient valet service for just $3. Located just past Executive Way on La Jolla Village Drive in the Northern Trust Building.
A word from Harry's Bar & American Grill
...a close relative of the world famous bar in Venice, Italy. Our restaurant is a first-class destination whether you are in the mood for a light lunch with friends or business associates, craving a traditional Italian favorite, or looking for an exquisite, romantic dinner.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Truly the best restaurant in all of San Diego to me. I have been having lunch at Harry's for ten years and I see a lot of the same people working there to this day. They mix up the menu and aren't afraid to get creative while keeping an almost snobbish sophistication without going overboard. It's a pleasure to eat there."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Last minute choice on a Friday night and what a great find! Food was superb, and both steak and sea bass were perfect. Service was excellent and they went the extra mile to ensure that our dining experience was a pleasant one. Good selection of reasonably priced wines too. Harry's is a restaurant we will definitely be visiting again!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Always the freshest fish and well presented...wonderful wait staff and a great patio!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We just had a wonderful meal and with half off a bottle of wine it was very reasonable. They had great live jazz featuring Jaime Valle and Holly Hoffman. These master musicians were not too loud and helped to create a five star ambience. We will definitely be back to Harry's."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very pleased with the experience. I would definitely recommend to others."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I did have a reservation since I used Open Table but when I arrived I was seated in a far off corner of the patio instead of the dining room. I was fine with it except the wait person never seemed to make it out to our table. We did get drinks but no bread, ever. She did not check on us even one time throughout the meal until it was time to drop the check. This place has always been a go to lunch place but it usually has better service. The food was good- I had a sea food cobb and that was lovely."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The new ownership has significantly improved all aspects of the restaurant - ambience and menu. Staff is now well trained."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Great place for a business lunch. Good food and quiet enuf to talk."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Harry's is tucked in between business buildings, although it is close to a large shopping center. Unlike the Harry's in Venice, this Harry's was quiet and not busy. We started during happy hour on a Friday night and our meal went into the evening hours. It was not loud, nor did it become crowded. Initially the crowd seemed to be folks from the local businesses having a drink after work, then was older clientele. Complimentary garlic bread and bread sticks were served- highly recommend at least a taste of these. The meat and cheese board was delicious. Veal piccata had excellent taste and did not require a knife to cut the meat. I had the fillet medallions which were perfect. The wine selection was a bit limited, but adequate. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Valentine's Day dining was great! Good food and entertainment to boot."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We found Harrys to be conveniently close enough to walk to from home. The food was very good, as was the wine. A particular favorite was the garlic bread served before dinner. It was quiet for a Friday evening after work which recommended it to us for further possible outings."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We had a most wonderful family dinner. The place is very romantic, relaxed and quite. The service was excellent. Our son asked for Spaghetti Bolognese, although it was not on the menu, the waiter promised my son, they would prepare one especially for him. Indeed, the entree was fresh and delicious!!! We loved the onion soup, which was rich very tasty. We enjoyed the salmon dish and the wine recommended by the waiter was excellent. We had a great experience and definitely will return for more dishes. Highly recommended!!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great lttle place to enjoy good food and have a conversatin where you are not competing with the ambient noise."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "always the very best fish preparation- Their Salmon Slad is a wonderful lunch meal-"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We went here for my husband's birthday. We thought the menu was quite extensive - enough choices for a wide variety of tastes. The service was wonderful. The hostess was very welcoming. Our server was very attentive and took the time to talk to us. The food was excellent and just the right amount. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We dined on the outdoor patio, in front of the fireplace, with an additional ceiling heater fired up. The room cleared quickly and it was ours alone for the rest of the evening. We ordered an expensive bottle of wine from 2007, and I tested it. It was turning, falling apart. I asked to have a wine expert come out and verify it, because you don't just reject a bottle if you don't like it. Indeed, it was souring and we ordered a different bottle, even more expensive which was an absolute beauty. Our dinner was cooked perfectly and everything was fresh and delicious. The staff turned down the lights for us to add to the romantic atmosphere, and brought us a birthday tiramisu at the end of the evening. Loved it!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I will come back. Loved the bread and crackers, ice tea and the good service. Would like to come back for dinner and martinis."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "The food was tasty, the service was friendly and attentive, the prices were fair, the menu is just right. This is the kind of place where you could easily spend several hours and never know the time had elapsed...very European in that regard. We'll be back, for sure."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The restaurant was very nice, good service and the kids enjoyed themselves. The accommodated to the kids. The lamb and risotto were very nice and not too heavy or fatty."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Fun and vibrant atmosphere. The food was out of this world and the service was superb. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Harry's is always a great place to take a client. I am sure that the diner and bar scene are just as goo I have just never been."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I've eaten here before & was well pleased. This time, however was far below expectations particularly in view of the fact that I took someone from out of town. He was not impressed. Food: meh, overpriced, not worth the money. Service: indifferent, rushed."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We enjoyed our evening with friends at Harry's! The service was great, the food was delicious, and it all worked out to be a nice evening!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Took my wife for her birthday and had a very nice meal. Petite filet was delicious. What was different was that you could not select your sides. You had to go with the potato and veggie of the day. In our evening's case, roast potato and what appeared to be watercress. But it was good. The shrimp cocktail appetizer was also unusual but very tasty. 10 peeled shrimp in Harry's homemade cocktail sauce with chopped onions and avocado. Decor is very nice, lots of room and excellent for parties large or small."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Always a great high energy power lunch location! Classy, efficient and tasty."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "This is a nice restaurant with a decent wine list. Many options to chose from on the food list as well. Comfortable dining atmosphere. Would not hesitate to return."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This is a nice place for a business lunch. Not much of a view, but no one seems to mind. Service is impeccable. Food is very good. Never thought of going there for dinner given its location and inconvenient parking."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My wife and enjoyed another great evening at one of our favorite places! Never disappointed !"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Bright, up tempo restaurant in midst of UTC. Good variety of lunch selections. Outdoor seating a plus."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Inside ambience is good, except three was an ok lounge act so we opted to sit on the patio. Restaurant did not handle the busy holiday crowd very well. Waitstaff communication and organization was lacking.Everyone was friendly but food was only ok."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated Valentine's Day here. We had an early reservation and had our choice of sitting indoors near the bar or outside on the patio. On the recommendation of the hostess we sat inside and were treated to nice live music and a lively atmosphere. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The drinks were great. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. I would definitely eat here again and recommend it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We really do like this place....food is good (other than..clams could be bigger and Caesar salad doesn't have a lot of flavor)......We've had the same server twice now and she lacks personality. Other than that.....we do recommend it."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "from casual to dressy, we saw T-shirts and ties. Wait staff was attentive even tho' they brought the wrong dish to my date. They made up for it quickly."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "On paper Harry's looks good: classic italian offerings, low-level mood lighting, mid-priced, etc... I'm relatively new to the area and exploring various eateries, and Harry's is in my neighborhood so I have been looking forward to trying it. Disappointingly, food fell short in quality for price paid, had a mass-produced quality rather crafted. Service was polite but lacked polish."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Ideal place and location for to take clients for lunch. But can be very loud. So, I prefer the outdoor patio which is less "energetic" with respect to the Noise Level."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "I alsways ask for a table in the outside garden-like atmosphere of their enclosed patio. You are surrounded by pine trees and sunlight, which makes for a wonderful ambiance! The food is always fresh, well presented and DELICIOUS! Excellent service by wonderful waiters who are very professional."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "The setting and ambiance are very nice. We had to ask the waitstaff several times to bring water, coffee,etc. the food ( lobster bisque, censor salad,chicken salad) were adequate but not especially good. The convenience to work in the UTC area make it an easy spot for a business lunch."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "My wife and I (early 40's) have been coming to Harry's for nearly 10 years now and it just keeps getting better. Saturdays are great as the have live Jazz every other weekend and always 1/2 off bottle of wine. The food is outstanding and there are enough changes to keep us trying new things. The Italian classics are always good. There is a full bar where I can order my custom martini and not get a bad look from the bartender. The location is a little hidden but they validate parking from the lot in the back which is great. The crowd is usually older and so if you want to eat early make a reservation."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great experience! Had dinner meeting and perfect atmosphere for discussion, eats and drinks!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Excellent service and food preparation. Reasonable prices and helpful servers."
    Dined on 1/18/2014