All tables have an incredible
All tables have an incredible view of the ocean and La Jolla from the top floor of the hotel. A perfect place to watch the sunset.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We liked it so much, we came back.
We tried it a few nights earlier and were so impressed that we returned. Everything is notable, though the cocktails are extraordinary!
My spouse loves the Gimlet and I really liked the Manhattan.
We started with the crab salad flatbread, which was again wonderful. I tried the pepperoni rolls, which were quite good. My spouse had the baked rigatoni, and I had the paparadelle one more time. Everything was delicious.
The views of sunset over La Jolla are remarkable. We are really glad to have found CUSP!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous again! My new favorite place in San Diego. (I live in Denver) Had the salmon - delicious, and no carbs! Others had the Tomato Braised Eggplant and said it was a wonderful blend of spices, and the Sea Bass was amazing too. We of course had the Toasted Quinoa, X2, but also tried the Pork Belly - I'm not a fan of pork belly, but the sauce was delicious!
Will be back! Going to sit at the chef's counter next time!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
5-star lunch experience!
Four of us enjoyed a delightful girlfriend lunch on a Wednesday, celebrating two birthdays. Service was outstanding; the warm and friendly staff made it special without being intrusive. Decor and ambiance were fresh, clean and modern, and of course the views were breath-taking; fun surprises were floor-to-ceiling view windows even in the ladies room, as well as soft sheer curtains along the hallway. Food presentation was photo-worthy, and we were all very pleased with our choices: curried chicken salad sandwich seasoned perfectly, four-cheese flatbread lush with rich delicious melt-y goodness, an irresistibly juicy cheeseburger, and perhaps best of all, mussels in a spicy chorizo-tomato broth! We'll definitely be returning!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just a wonderful experience
Just a wonderful experience with delightful food! we had an amazing time!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
GTG... Good to go!
I made reservation and had a few request and they own up to them. I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great that a new place has
Great that a new place has come to an old location. Service & foor great
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food with insane ocean view
Was really pleasantly suprised with how good the food was at Cusp for breakfast, with that view and the great service and food we will definitely be back
5/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good. The
The food was very good. The view was fabulous. Teddy, our server, was wonderful.
5/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great View, Great food
The View from the 11th floor of the La Jolla cove is impressive and commanding. We dined at 5:30 PM and had a great view the entire time. It was a Sunday and not very busy. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. The food is very good. It is a great spot for smaller groups, romantic meals, special occasions. We were seated next to a family with 3 young children who were all well behaved. Not recommended for small children who cannot sit still.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great addition to La Jolla.
The view is amazing and so was the food. A little disappointed waiting for food service. Not busy at all, and kitchen was really SLOW!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cusp Dining and Drinks is so beautiful. I love the decor and the food is delectable. They have something on the menu for most, including fun appetizers and a kids menu. The dining room is great for a special occasion or a group dinner. Make sure you try one of the hand crafted cocktails or just pair a great wine with your meal. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, I love CUSP!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great view, stellar cuisine
From the super staff and ocean view to the cuisine and wine and drinks lists at the top floor restaurant in the Kimpton Hotel La Jolla, everything was most enjoyable. Delicious salads, roasted quinoa with yellow tale appetizers, great homemade pastas and perfectly prepared salmon with vegetables. I would come back - and i will!
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best View in La Jolla
Excellent spot for lunch--the food is good and the view can't be beat!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome table for two
The tables for two are sort of half an egg shape and we sat more beside each other rather than directly across from each other, right beside the floor to ceiling window. It was rather romantic sitting beside my chick. And then there's the view. It's great. And the food is awesome. And the service impeccable.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hard to beat
I haven't been back to this location since it was redone. The bar is beautiful and has amazing views. The dinner tables are positioned to take advantage of the view - which can't be beat. The menu was very interesting and the food was fantastic. It was hard to make up our minds what to chose. The fresh fish was prepared perfectly. It was cloudy for our sunset dinner - but we will be back to see one. Everyone was very friendly and the chef even came out to talk to us. What a wonderful place to sit and enjoy being in San Diego.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very special evening!
We had a fabulous experience at Cusp! The hostesses gave us a warm welcome and showed us to our table with a spectacular view of the sunset over the Shores. The friendly waitstaff was polite and helpful and did a good job of describing the food and making suggestions. The chef surprised us with a complimentary appetizer...everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Our waiter was busy but didn't miss a beat, and there was a vibrant energy in the atmosphere...lots to look at and enjoy. We will be back soon. Thanks to all for a very special evening!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Jolla Sunset
We took out of towner's to dinner here! They were awestruck not only with the view, but the food as well! A great dining experience. Will definitely return. The food is beautifully presented and delicious. Staff very knowledgeable and on the spot!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Food with an Awesome View!
My friend and I came in on the 4th of July. Cusp has an incredible view and viewing the fireworks here was amazing! Before the "show" we had a great dinner. I started with the ceviche which was super fresh and delicious. My main course was the pasta and meatballs. While this dish was simple, it tasted incredible. I don't know what the ingredients were or how the chef did it, but it was awesome. The chef came by to check on us and somehow the discussion that I don't really like vegetables came up. 10 minutes later the server brings me a small cast iron skillet with perfectly sauteed zucchini and summer squash with a lemon beurre blanc sauce....needless to say I ate, and loved, my veggies. :) What an amazing evening! I totally recommend Cusp!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
As an in-touch member I receive periodical offers to events and special offers. In this case, it was a price fix three course meal for $35. When the bill arrived we were charged for dessert and up charged for eating steak. The waiter corrected the dessert charge yet wasn't authorized to remove the up charge for the steak. When you offer a price fix you should indicate any exceptions on the email offer and not show up as a surprise on the check.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food, nicely presented with fresh ingredients.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was absolutely superb. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. The busser the server were on top of everything immediately when needed. This is what I will remember most. The view at sunset is unsurpassed. I recommend this restaurant.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The view from Cusp is without a doubt one of the most beautiful in San Diego County.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and View
Overall very good but a few service hiccups. Went on a weeknight for a major anniversary; told them in advance and called to confirm they knew. On arrival we were told we had time for a drink, but when we wanted to be seated they had filled the window tables and wanted to put us in a booth by the kitchen. Ultimately they made it right by opening up a new section to seat us by the window. A comp glass of prosecco came with my main course of filet...nice but wrong. At the bar: no-can-do for a flavored martini and no suggestions. The cosmo I had was great but totally different and the bartender explained it with a 'everybody else does it wrong' attitude that just left me feeling a little unwelcome. We'll be back though. Great food and view.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
scenic, lovely venue
CUSP is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to dine. It was recently renovated and has a beautiful view of the La Jolla shores. There is a small bar and restaurant to fit both a drink and dinner atmosphere. The service is genuine and the food amazing. Love this place!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
SD Native Loving The Experience
Never write reviews or give feed back, however had to take time to write this one. Took my wife on Sat eve to have a bite to eat and to enjoy the view of the sunset. The whole experience was excellent and the view breath taking that we'll be enjoying your establishment again real soon.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful place to go
Amazing view and good quality food (smaller portions). Impressive drink selection and very friendly, helpful staff
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful view, good food,
Wonderful view, good food, good service! Great spot to take visitors from out of town.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine dining to match the view
Well thought out modern California influenced menu. The sea bass entree is one of the best I've had in San Diego. Great DIY Manhattans from the bar. Worth the trip to La Jolla Shores.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
DINNER OK, LOVED BREAKFAST
As an "older" couple we found the dinner food a bit creative for out tastes. The cocktails were really well made - great Pisco sour, I did like the special appetizer (spicy tomato soup with grilled cheeses), and we found an enjoyable CA wine.
However, we were impressed when we returned for breakfast. My husband really liked the pastrami & eggs, and the cinnimon french toast was delicious (expecially with the struessel). And it was light enough outside to enjoy the lovely ocean view with our good capuccino. A lovely way to start the day!
8/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lunch with friends. Menu is
Lunch with friends. Menu is limited, but food was excellent as was the service. And, you can't beat the view!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends from work and I came for a quick lunch. It was delicious! We split the pepperoni rolls and the crab flatbread as an appetizer. Each of us had a different sandwich too. While each was great, my favorite was the grilled cheese. Woo hoo for comfort food! The staff were able to get us in and out during our break. Thank you Cusp for a memorable time! We can't wait to do it again!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would have preferred a wider
Would have preferred a wider variety of lunch choices on the brunch menu and the service became lax when the brunch time wound down.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
what a difference....
Amazing view, great food, superb service. I'll return for sure.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sunset view
Really great service , the waiter was so caring that rarely see that these days.
Food was the top quality
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The view from the restaurant is just the beginning! The premium cocktails and delectable appetizers set the stage for a wonderful meal (the flavor of the braised short ribs was contrasted nicely against the ricotta gnocchi). Just make sure you save room for dessert!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cusp is by far a wonderful dining experience! Great service especially, exceptional dishes, fresh and thoughtfully prepared with top o the line ingredients, chef specials, extensive craft cocktail menu with build your own drinks, and reasonably priced! My favorite dining place! Views! Beautiful ambiance! And even though it has top of the line faire, it is a relaxing environment where diners can feel at home! Thank you!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice ocean view
We stayed at the Hotel La Jolla, a Kimpton Hotel which was fabulous. Cusp is located on the 11th floor and
Have an incredible view of the ocean and La Jolla. A bit pricey but the food and service were good. Mediterranean
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cusp is another Kimpton Gem
Atop the Kimpton Hotel La Jolla, Cusp is a great place for a wonderful dining experience with unbeatable views of La Jolla, from La Jolla Cove on up towards Torrey Pines. The food was great and the service was spot on. Will definitely be back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great meal at Cusp. I put in a request for a nice view for our anniversary and they were happy to oblige. They even gave us champagne for toasting . The service was great and food very tasty. Thank!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
My out-of-town guest and I went for a quick bite at 8:00 pm. The place was empty, which I have to attribute to the date, because the food was good (particularly the lamb burger and the almond cake) and it looks like it's set up to host a vibrant bar scene.
Wednesdays they offer half-off any bottle of wine when you order from the menu, so we enjoyed a decent bottle of red for only $18.
I'd go back, especially if I am guaranteed to have the whole place to myself.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Incredible view even through
Incredible view even through the haze of fog . Friendly staff who are willing to take the time and not rush us through an amazing dinner.
Both my husband and I ordered grilled sea bass on a bed of saffron risotto with chorizo.
Every morsel of this dish was delicious and prepared to perfection.
We definitely plan to return and bring friends. Also hope to attend one of the bourbon tastings that are offered during the week.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect in every way. Look
Perfect in every way. Look forward to coming down from LA again soon!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best dining in La Jolla!
The service was AMAZING, and we had a lot of fun talking with our server and the bartenders. The view is delightful and the space of the restaurant is unique in a way that's is spacious but cozy, with so much style. Our food and drink were outstanding and my gluten free diet was catered to without question. I can not wait to go back!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Must Return
This was a first time visit since it was remodeled and renamed. It was also our Anniversary and the staff overwhelmed us with such special attention that we immediately put Cusps on our 'must return' list.
We look forward to revisiting again and again.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent service and view of the ocean. Food items were delicious and well-presented.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cusp never disappoints!
We brought our family for a birthday celebration. Cusp didn't disappoint. They made the evening so special. Food was amazing and the view spectacular!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff was perfect. Attentive but not overbearing, well trained in their jobs.
All tables have a view of the pacific or La Jolla.
Every part of the meal was delightful. The pear flat bread was divine. The pork roulette; tender and delicious served on fingerling potatoes. My vegetarian wife loved the roasted artichokes.
The Cusp restaurant was one of the highlights of our trip.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great plus a view
The food was excellent and the bar is really exceptional. I had several interesting cocktails over the course of three days that we stayed at the hotel. Be bold and order a drink that sounds good and that you've never had before.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have brought numerous out-of-towners to dine at Cusp and it never disappoints! From colleagues to clients, friends to family everyone is immediately amazed by the spectacular view (the best in in LJ in my opinion)! The craft cocktails are unlike any in SD and the food is always inventive and delicious. The staff is friendly, excited about their food and very knowledgeable on all their dishes. So if you have a question.. ASK! They help guide you to a culinary heaven.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM