Excellent experience for our 35th anniversary. The staff was attentive to our needs and very welcoming. The food was fantastic and presentation was nice. I would highly recommend the Mediterranean restaurant.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Saturday night
What a lovely evening we had at The Mediterranean! I love The Valencia! Great server 'Brittanny'.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We chose La Valencia because
We chose La Valencia because it seemed like the perfect place to have breakfast with some out of town family members -- beautiful, serene, elegant and sure to have fine food and great service. Everything was indeed perfect, except for the serene part. The construction (and destruction) of the famous and beloved Whaling Bar was sad to be around, and a huge noisy table of about 15 energetic and boisterous Brazilians (is there any other kind?) was sort of holding the dining room hostage. No one could hear anything, and even the waiters and hostess said they couldn't hear themselves think....
The hotel is under new ownership and they are making changes (even the oatmeal doesn't come with fresh berries anymore).
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely view. Good food.
The food and service were good. View was outstanding. The dining room was very quiet, which was pleasant, but it was a little sad that there were so few diners. The bar down the hall was hopping.
4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
one of the great sunday brunch spots, ahh the dessert buffet, and what a view!!!
4/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always beautiful. Always good
Always beautiful. Always good food, well served. Always quite expensive, but worth it for the quintessential old La Jolla experience.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A requisite indulgence!
The service, cuisine, stunning view, and attention while dining at The Mediterranean, is a pleasurable experience, not to be missed. Locals and guests are in for a truly luxurious experience. The staffs' attention, makes luncheon a seemingly, effortless bliss.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great lunch experience with a view!
Delightful Lunch! Great experience, excellent view. Food and service exquisit!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really nice food, but the old-school service is what sets this place apart. George, our waiter, was a great problem-solver, and we were cared for hand-and-foot. Anniversary meal, so we were greeted by champagne and ended with a chocolate torte, both on the house. A wonderful experience.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great lunch overlooking the cove
Outstanding lunch over looking the cove in La Jolla. The English pea soup with dungeness crab was fabulous as wa the lobester salad and the Reuben all washed down with a some nice Foley Chardonnay and some Alsatian Riesling. Great service, great food great view. Not inexpensive but this is a million dollar view.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful scenery often comes with lackluster service or cuisine. Not so here. Everything was terrific, especially the paella. Will come again soon.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Endless ocean view and great food
Endless ocean view and great food. Always try to sit at the very end table on the terrace. My favorite place in all of San Diego.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never disappoints. Best view in La Jolla, great food and extraordinary service.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The huevos rancheros were about the best I've had.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dining experience was
Our dining experience was lovely. There was a classical pianist playing all evening, the maitre d gave us an additional appetizer to try compliments of the house which was very nice. Service was good, atmosphere was very pleasant outside overlooking the La Jolla Cove.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service couldn't have been better!
Food was great up to the desserts. Quite a let down for 2 of 3, but the Crème Brulee was wonderful.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week Menu
We visited 6 restaurants this week and this was the BEST Restaurant Week menu provided! So many choices and such great choices!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality not quantity, with a view!
Service was outstanding and sitting outside overlooking the ocean view was relaxing and private. The appetizer of crab cake was so small I really couldn't ever share a bite! The beef entree was delicious but more than enough for 2. I was looking forward to the Oreo cheesecake but it was no bigger than a cake pop. My friend did better with delicious and ample Brussels sprouts appetizer, great salmon, and creme brulle. Wine was same price for 1drink as for equal in a bottle. I would go back and order off the regular menu next time but it was a nice experience!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the few quiet restaurants
We selected the Mediterranean because we had out of town guests and wanted to have a quiet place for conversation. We could not have had a better environment - nice round table for 5 next to a lovely fireplace. The dining room was surprisingly empty on a Thursday evening, especially with such a nice menu and excellent service. The bar was packed and lively. Two of our guests were vegetarians and there were several good choices. The lobster bisque was fabulous, also the scallops. All dishes were beautifully presented and the wine lise was excellent and well priced. We had a great time and would definitely come back.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thank you from the McGrath party(6)
My thanks to Jeff and staff for allowing us a special reunion of cousins from San Diego and Australia! We could not have felt more indulged and, as the last to leave, we so appreciate the ability to have had the time to linger, laugh and enjoy such special ambiance. Jeff' went out of his way to accommodate a memorable evening for my family, our friendly and capable waitress was superb. The menu was varied and the food outstanding - salmon was delicious, filet mignon cooked to perfection.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a good experience.
Overall a good experience. They were a little short on waitresses and so a little slow on service. The online site did not really explain that the Oceanview Room was an outside patio experience. We were able to switch to an indoor restaurant called The Med Room.
A little too cool for outside right now. That needs to be better noted in the write-up. Food was good.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, the view, the service - A+. I have been dining here for many, many years, and it is always a memorable meal.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM