The Marine Room
Great view. Disappointing food.Our first visit to Marine Room. The space gave us a very warm and inviting welcome when we entered the restaurant. However the food in every category was average at best, considering the 5 star status it enjoys. Crab cakes were drenched in a sweet sauce. Mushroom appetizer however was very good with unique ingredients. Kids chicken was a bit bland, specially it was low on salt. Sea bass was a bit bland. Halibut was excellent anf flaky but the mint sauce was.... Well.... It was kind of funny. Scallops were very good. Creme brûlée was good but not worth $15 and it lacked limoncello flavor. Overall.... They had the best view in the city.... Period. However, the food was quite a diappointment.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMarine Room La Jolla CaliforniaI first visited the Marine Room in 1957. It was Top Class then and is still Top Class. The prices are a little different, but the food has got better as the time has rolled by. Everything about it can only be described as "BRILLIANT". This occasion was for a very special birthday for my wife, and it showed. The staff in all the areas we were in contact with were perfect. I cannot recommend anything that could have made it better.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways exceptionalWhenever we visit San Diego the Marine room is at the top of our list for a must done evening.the service is quick and the servers are attentive. It really is a great venue for an exceptional meal!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAn experienceWe hadn't been to the Marine Room in years and are very glad we went. We spent 2 1/2 hours there enjoying our wine, the ambience, the incredible view of the Pacific Ocean, the delicious food -- the entire experience. We will definitely make our way there more often. It's an all around delight. Our waiter was very good - he's been there 32 years. It's pricey but worth it.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Perfect PlaceWhat can you say about the Marine Room except that it is Perfect. We we seated at table on the terrace with a wonderful view and the waitstaff were exceptional!! We all chose the lobster 3 course special with wine pairing it was declared SUPERB by all 6 of us. The wine pairings were perfect and one person in our party request the name of one of the wines so he could find it back home. If you miss the Marine Room, you miss THE Best restaurant in San Diego!!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMReviewOnly disappointment involved the booking request to indicate any special occasion. I indicated that my wife and I were celebrating our 11th anniversary, having been here for our 1st, and that it was also her special birthday celebration. Typically, some sort of acknowledgement takes place. However nothing happened. Did not affect our enjoyment of the ambience, food, desert, etc. Just a bit of a disappointment.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food, service,Outstanding food, service, and ocean view place this restaurant among my top choices in the San Diego area. The lobster bisque had a unique flavor that made me not want to see the bottom of the bowl and the scallops were cooked to perfection. The ambiance was perfect for easy conversation around the table. A bevy of well trained staff attended to our every needs and had extensive knowledge of the menu items and spices used in their preparation. I try to visit the Marine Room when my travels take me to San Diego.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMJust an amazing and relaxingJust an amazing and relaxing atmosphere looking right at the ocean.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSetting can't be beat. BelowSetting can't be beat. Below average bar service. Waiter was very good. Once we ordered, he suggested that we change to a less "heavy" salad to share, which ended up being the right suggestion. HIs wine recommendation was also outstanding. We had scallops and sea bass. Scallops and sea bass were very good, but don't think I would order the sea bass again, but would absolutely re-order the scallops. Surprised the waiter didn't clean off the table thoroughly before our after dinner drinks served. Again, you can't beat the view!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a beautiful view of theWhat a beautiful view of the sunset to go with a wonderful meal.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent romatic place forExcellent romatic place for sunset dinner. FOod was great and they have an expansive wine list to choose from.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMabsolutely breathtaking viewsabsolutely breathtaking views from all ends, we were very well taken care of, and will definitely be back4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievable view with greatUnbelievable view with great food and service. Highly recommend if in La Jolla.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMJust Awesome from the scenicJust Awesome from the scenic view to the great staff and the food was excellant!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experience. GraciousWonderful experience. Gracious staff and fine dining at its best.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ambiance and great foodGreat ambiance and great food with an amazing view of the ocean waves.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent and romantic!All I can say is I love the view and the food was great!!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe wen t there to celebrateWe wen t there to celebrate a birthday and it was really a nice experience. The wait staff were very personable and the whole night was a real treat.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, but a waste of money.The food was very good. However, the menus are pretentious and difficult to understand, especially the dessert menu. It looked like someone overused a thesaurus to find every uncommon word to describe a dish without ever actually saying what it was. Also, the food is way, way overpriced for what you get. Most restaurants would only dare charge about 50-60% of what this place charges for the same dish. It's a waste of money.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dine at the Marine RoomWe dine at the Marine Room 3 times each year for birthdays and anniversary. The food is always memorably tasty and unique. We are always just full enough when we leave. The service is always faultless and attentive. We never feel rushed and never feel neglected.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI have dined at the MarineI have dined at the Marine Room on a number of occasions, but this was my first time having Brunch there. I prefer ordering from the menu vs brunch. I was a bit disappointed with the brunch selection. The 2 best items I enjoyed there were the prime rib and the eggs benedict, which were the best I've had. The mimosas (which are not included in the price) are with Perrier Jouet and was delicious.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMy three guests for EasterMy three guests for Easter Brunch were struck by the beauty of the dining room and the spectacular setting. They, and I, were impressed by the variety, quality and presentation of the truly delicious dishes, as well as the friendly, impeccable service. In all, it was a very impressive dining experience.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect again. A must visitPerfect again. A must visit if you're from out of town.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a night!!!What an elegant classy restaurant ! My boyfriend and I tried this restaurant and we were so impressed. I had the tuna special and it was by far the best tuna I've had since moving to California a few months ago. My boyfriend had the diver scallops and petite filet mignon special and although the filet was petite he said its the best he has had! We had a very expensive bottle of wine and it tasted so much better because we had it at the marine room. We will definitely be back!!! Thank you so much to Lisa for helping us with the wine and also our server Rick who was just so pleasant and fun.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLive music in the bar theLive music in the bar the evening we were at the restaurant was very good. Wine pour was a little light, but wine was very good.
We commented after the dinner that every bite of everything we chose was simply delicious. The Caesar Salad, although not prepared table-side as noted on the menu, was the best we have had in years. Ahi was amazingly delicious and the Butterfish was excellent.
Too full to think about ordering dessert.
Would definitely return to this beautiful restaurant.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good wine, veryGood food, good wine, very nice service, great view, great presentation. The birthday treat was tasty
and appreciated. I was expecting a quieter,
more romantic atmosphere.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food selection and veryGood food selection and very well prepared. Attentive and courteous service.
We will go again when visiting La Jolla.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMProbably the most breathtakingProbably the most breathtaking view of the waves in all of Southern California.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery positive experience.Very positive experience. I have several food allergies and the chef worked with me and the waiter to make all my entrees perfect. This included the waiter asking several questions and coming back to double check. Everything was delectable and the service was great. The view is obviously amazing and really worth the entire experience.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe requested a window tableWe requested a window table when we made our reservations several days in advance and were disappointed not to receive one despite many being available at the time of our arrival. It was a special occasion for us and the disappointment did not enhance our experience.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM