The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
  • Address:
    11480 North Torrey Pines Road
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    Neighborhood:
    La Jolla / Golden Triangle
  • Cuisine:
    Comfort Food
    Price: $30 and under

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lodgetorreypines.com/dining.php
  • Phone: 8587776641
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Sunday-Saturday: 6:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Brunch (ala carte): Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Boling
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Join us every Friday and Saturday night from 6:30pm-9:30pm and enjoy live music from our guitarist, Mike Nelson.

    Proud Allied Members of the San Diego Brewers Guild, join us quarterly for our Craft Beer Dinner Series. Featuring local breweries, our Chefs and beer enthusiasts, Daniel Boling and Jeff Dibble, construct an inventive five course menu highlighting local and seasonal ingredients paired with each rare brew.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Callan Road
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Guests dinning at The Grill may self park in the Hotel Parking Garage or valet park complimentary.
A word from The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
The Grill offers a casual and convenient San Diego dining experience located adjacent to the practice putting greens and starters club house of the Torrey Pines Golf Course. Whether dining inside or on the patio, you will find a complete menu of your favorite items and beverages.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (30)great for outdoor dining (25)great for lunch (25)great for brunch (15)neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (6)kid-friendly (5)romantic (4)special occasion (3)notable wine list (3)good for groups (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • service is the problem
    kaycelldines
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    while the food remains good at this restaurant, the service is lacking. The servers are untrained and apparently unsupervised since a manager is very rarely seen.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Famous place to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The Grill sits right at the first tee and while you enjoy your meal, you can watch golfers tee off. Service was great, food great but the view of the course and the ocean is amazing
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a STAPLE IN LA JOLLA
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Always great food, easy breezy lunch; drinks; golf outing; great spot
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Golfer
    Pilot
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very disappointed after hearing reports that it was good. Service was slow, unorganized but very polite. The food , the strip steak, was mediocre and tasted as if thawed recently. It was tasteless although the calamari starter was very good. Can't recommend for other than a quick bite and rum.
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  • Very average
    Pilot
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Service is disappointing probably due to the practice of not having the waiter/waitress deliver the meals. The appetizers and meals are dropped off by what seems to be kitchen staff or bus boys who have no idea on how to present a meal. We had the starters literally dropped on to the table with no explanation of the various sauces accompanying them. The strip steak tasted like it has been thawed in water and was absolutely tasteless. Wine was ok but overpriced, as most California restaurants are.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Keep on the server if you are in a hurry. But good food and an idyllic setting
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service has improved
    kaycelldines
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    the food is very good here but the service never matched it. That seems to have improved but the staff can still be somewhat inattentive. There is never a manager visible.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • July 4 dinner
    cuisinier
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We have always enjoyed The Grill. This evening though I was somewhat disappointed in the service and the dish I was served - trout amandine. My wife's dish - seafood in Brodo - was excellent. The server was quite nice but seemed "in a hurry." The Trout Amandine was a bit salty, and the string beans not sufficiently cooked to al dente. I'm certain we will be returning because, overall, our experience has been quite positive. One more thought: I have found that holidays are not the best time to go to a restaurant, the food and service are never quite the same. Unfortunately, the 4th happened to be my birthday. Perhaps better to cook at home on major holidays.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service needs to improve
    kaycelldines
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    There are many servers who stand around and don't even look around at their tables to see if diners need anything. Themanagement should fix this. There was no manager on site. Maybe that is the problem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort Lunch Food
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    BLTA, yepl Sloppy Joes, yep. You can;t go wrong at the Grill. Great golf, food, service most every time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Torrey Pines Course and ocean views
    AnneD
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Slow service this time. Took a long time to get food ordered but all else was pretty good. IT was a business lunch so fairly short, but I still don't like it when a check is dropped while we are still actively eating. I asked what if we wanted dessert? And he was kind and talked about soem dessert options, but still. Food was tasty. Great location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lodge at Torrey Pines - gorgeous!
    CAandMAVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The Grill gives diners an opportunity to experience the beautiful Greene and Greene decor and the lavish golf course views without committing to a AR Valentien price tag! Eating outdoors is a must and the food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • clubhouse view!
    DinedWellVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    If you want to see a building and the Farmers logo this is the place for you. Really disappointed by it all. Food was so so. I will say the service was good. This would not be a place we would return unless it was for a drink after golf.
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  • Hold the Salt.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Service was great, nice spot with great service. The food was horrible. I ordered the calamari and they had mahi tacos on special. Both were non-edible due to heavy amounts of salt. I love salt. I use it when I cook and will use it when at restaurants if their food needs it for my taste. But this was by far, some of the worst food I've ever tasted as it was pure salt.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food; great view
    LJSDVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    At TP Golf Course, this is a great place for lunch or dinner or breakfast/brunch. Every meal I've had has been great. Quaint place with great service and food. YOu can sit outside too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Views are fantastic...food is great
    dnbgurley
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Love coming to The Grill. The hotel is gorgeous. The Grill has excellent food. Good choice for lunch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great burger on the mesa
    kaycelldines
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    All of the reviews about the burgers here were spot on! Well cooked, well dressed. The salad on the other hand was a huge disappointment. A waste of good greens with a taste-free, salt-free dressing. I'll splurge on the fries next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodforthought
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    good place for after golf, but not for a nice dinner or special occasion.
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  • Better than expected for dinner
    BFBSDVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Previously had good lunches at The Grill although a bit higher cost that other places on less expensive sites. Our first visit for dinner was considerably better than expected and priced fairly. The complementary home made potato chips and dip was addictive, the young lettuce salad used very fresh and flavorful ingredients, and the trout almandine was very good. A nice feature is that most main courses are available in two sizes. The smaller portion of trout was more than sufficient for us with the chips, salad, and accompanying vegetables. Service was friendly and knowledgeable and the only nit was that the waiter emptied the entire half bottle of wine we ordered into our two glasses after he opened it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 52 reviews are from the The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines reviews archive.
  • Lovely evening
    Beth
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    On the spur of the moment had a craving for the delicious biscuits. From the salad, wine sections to our delicious entrees, great service, we were so glad we went. We sat outside and watched the sunset over Torrey pines. It was a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service...fair...food, great
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    The servers are not consistent...somedays great. Today, we no one came to refill our waters/club sodas. food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not Your Typical Neighborhood Grill
    SDLabGuy
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    This was my first time experiencing the Lodge at Torrey Pines as I am not a golfer or aspire to be one. However I had a meeting scheduled with a potential client staying in the LaJolla area, so the Grille was a good choice. It's located near the putting green of this scenic and renowned San Diego treasure. Its warm, Mission styled interior is ideal for easy conversation, privacy, and great ambiance. The service by wait staff was attentive and wonderful. While we opted for a light lunch fare of salads, they were of fresh, not overly prepared and generous and refreshing vons beautiful spring afternoon. I highly recommend the Grille as a place to go to have a most relaxing and scenic dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good option for Lodge residents
    Herm
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Good variety dinner menu and wine list. Good service. Not good reservations through Open Table. The only options Open Table gave us were 4:45 or 7:30 PM so we took 4:45 even though it was tight to get there with our plane schedule. The place was nearly empty the entire evening. We could have arrived at 5:30 of 6 PM with no trouble.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Their burger lives up to the hype!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Incredibly well-managed restaurant, and though all four of us had the same thing (it was for my son's birthday) their famed Drugstore Burger absolutely lived up to the hype. One of the best hamburgers you can (or will) find anywhere on the planet. Nothing but the basics, but done to perfection with A+ ingredients all around. Spectacular, with a view of one of the world's great seaside golf courses as part of the bargain and truly excellent service. The restaurant manager here deserves a raise!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, kid-friendly
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  • Great spot for visitors to La Jolla
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Food is spot-on every time. Great old standbys - Burger, Sloppy Joes, Grilled Cheese, Cobb Salad, Tomato Soup. A perfect place for a beautiful, casual, enjoyable, great-tasting lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Great views; great food
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Service is on and off, depends on the sever. Food is always spot-on and delish
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Patio Overlooking Golf Course
    AbeilleVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Beautiful views on the patio for a nice lunch and craft beer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Local Work Lunch Spot
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    You can't go wrong with comfort lunch food - sloppy joes, BLTA, Soup, Grilled Cheese, Burgers - everything hits the spot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An essential stop in La Jolla, CA
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Always a great spot of lunch, golf, people watching and fantastic views.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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  • Pleasantly surprised
    PolitePescatarianVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I didn't know The Lodge even had a grill room. We love A R Valentien, but needed a quick dinner before an event so we thought we'd try The Grill. The staff was extremely friendly, the food came quickly and was good. I had the pasta with sage and butternut squash and my husband had the hamburger. While we were sitting there, I saw as many as ten burgers come out of the kitchen, so that's the popular meal. We also split an excellent strawberry and rhubarb crumble. The waitress brought extra homemade vanilla ice cream without our having to ask. It feels like a private club, but without the dues. They also have a guitarist Friday and Saturday nights. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • nice mistake
    DFJG
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I thought I'd made reservations for the main restaurant at the lodge...my bad as it was for Valentine's dinner. Not the ambiance we had in mind, but the food was very good and a little live music made it all work just fine.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • A great grastronomic experience
    cuisinier
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Pleasant atmosphere, relatively quiet, plenty of space between tables, very good service and truly excellent food. We will definitely revisit this experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Both food quality and quantity
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Both food quality and quantity were good. Servers were attentive but not overbearing. Grill atmosphere delightful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Little Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    We love the cozy, country club-like feel of the grill room. It's got a nice atmosphere with an upscale menu, but reasonable prices. You cannot get a better old fashioned hamburger in SD, also love the homemade dip and chips to start off with (in lieu of bread or rolls).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had one hour for lunch
    lkcguamVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    They seated us and then ignored us even though we said we had an appointment next . The food was good, but just,; nothing special.We had sandwiches on foccacia that came with limp green salad. It may have tasted better if we had had more than 20 minutes to eat and pay.
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  • A bit off today...
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Typically, you can't go wrong with the good old stand by...tomato soup and grilled cheese. Today, the grilled cheese was jacking in the cheese factor. I've ad better
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Outstanding Service Today!
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2014
    Again...can't beat the tomato soup and grilled cheese. A comfort foodies dream! My friend had the Cobb Salad - fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • After all, it's Torrey Pines
    JimAgainVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    In fairness, I just went for a quick breakfast, and I sat in the "grill" room. This is not the main dining area; it is more designed for golfers to have a quick bite when tee times and back nines are more "front of mind". I had the huevos rancheros, which was delicious The wait staff is very friendly and professional. The actually dining area - where dinner is served - is phenomenal, with a wide assortment of appetizers, entrees and an exceptional wine list.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside Patio Seating Advantages
    Anchi123VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The inside of the grill restaurant is rather small so we opted to sit outside in the patio area. Although the season is winter, the temp outside is tolerable if one is equipped with warm jackets and long pants. It was a nice view of the golf course and you can watch folks on the putting green as you eat. I'd recommend the drugstore burger. It's the best thing on their menu. :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch and Golf...what a treat
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Great spot to grab a quick lunch. Fantastic soups, sandwiches, burgers, salads.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic