The Marine Room
Wonderful gemWe got engaged here and just celebrated our 10 year anniversary! It was wonderful!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerArrived early -enjoyed great happy hour food & drink.
Dinner itself was great experience -- very relaxing and view of ocean was beautiful.
Food presentation was great. Food itself was also excellent.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery romanticCelebrated 19 years with my wife here. Beautiful location great view at sunset ...perfect.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSea BassThe appetizers were great, the wine was great, the vegetables etc were great, BUT the sea bass was over-cooked and, as result dry. My wife and I love sea bass and order it often. We have had much better.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVon goAs marked in my review . A great place I have loved for many years. We asked many questions on wine , food and the history of their dinning menus and they answered in a very caring fun loving way, even when the staff had to research the answers. My special Lady was thrilled.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMClassic GemA real restaurant with excellent knowledgable service. Outstanding food and ambience. A complete dining experience.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love going to the MarineWe love going to the Marine Room and try to get there anytime we're in La Jolla.
It is a very spectacular setting and the food and service are a bonus.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGorgeous ViewAmazing location with a panoramic view of the ocean. We had 7pm reservations and watched a beautiful sunset.
This would be a great place for a romantic special occasion, however parties larger than 2 do not get tables at the window with the best view. Not a good place for a group to dine. Extremely expensive, but wonderful service and good good. The view is the star here.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation celebrationI had my daughter and son and their significant others. They are all in the mid to late 20's. it was quiet but not too quiet. I was respective of others dining and so were my kids. There was a couple dining close that asked to be moved. I think it was more personal than noise level. They were looking for a romantic evening and sitting next to our table wasn't their choice.
All in all it was an amazing dinner and the kids knew how special it was to eat at the Marine room. Amazing food, and a wonderful experience for all. My parents loved going there and I held up the tradition after their passing s last year. They were there in spirt.
Thank you for a wonderful experience!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a great experience,It was a great experience, the restaurant has such a nice view. We had to wait for a while since there was high tide and people were not leaving the tables, but it was worth the wait.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMtop notch food on the oceanI read about this place in a CAA/AAA review. It's one-of-a-kind. Excellent food. We loved avocado fritters, scallops, steak and cobblestone pie. Very romantic and unique as we were there for high tide. The experience of the ocean waves pounding against the windows was unforgettable. Staff is very friendly. Server went out of his way to give us tips on unique travel experiences in California and answered lots of questions about the history of the Marine Room. Make a reservation though. Luckily we had one....lots of others waited for a table because they didn't reserve.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat VenueWhat a spectacular view. Went to high tide dinner for my son and daughter-in-laws birthday celebration. Food great, view spectacular and the service was excellent. Only complaint is we were seated next to the band and singer...had to shout across the table to have a conversation.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss the tatersFood was great except for the potatoes. They don't offer baked or plain mashed. The mushroom mashed were terrible and the other kind wasn't much better. But, maybe you have to be some kind of potato expert to like them.
View was awesome!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTaking a boss to dinner?Leave a great impression. Food, service and ambiance were exceptional. Priced well for the quality of food and unique setting. Watch the waves literally crashing just outside the windows. Plenty of great and a few exotic menu options. You'll easily find something you cant wait to try. Highly recommend.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstandingthe marine room, we visited 20 years ago. today is the same excellent resaturant, food, service. will travel from las vegas every year now on my wifes birthday.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHit and Miss - Pass on wine pairingWent for one of the Sunday lobster nights. For $75, we got three courses with wine pairings. The added $25 for wine pairings was not a good value as the "pours" ranged from 2-3 ounces. In all, essentially a glass of wine (maybe a quarter more). Considering that glasses were selling for $10-12, and many bottles were priced under $50, we would have been better off with a bottle or simply ordering by the glass. My lobster with dill pollen was far too salty. My wife's lobster with pistachio crust was excellent. Dessert was wonderful - a trio of small dessert offerings. The panacotta was wonderful, the other two really good. The best course was the appetizer - a Humbolt Fog Brulee, which was exceptional. In all, an excellent dinner.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat view, great foodI took my parents here for the first time. They really loved the view of the ocean even though we were seated at the very back of the restaurant. The food was delicious and the wine was great. The servers were a bit slow but that was probably because the place was super full that night. I would definitely go again.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOn the BeachWe sat in the perfect table for two, and it seemed as though we were on the beach, yet were dressed for a formal evening. The food was superb, and the service sublime. We saw swimmers, seals, and a beautiful sunset. What a gem!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMClassyVery nice special occasion restaurant. Service was excellent.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMStill a great place to dineWe have dined here for over 30 years. It is still one of the very best. The chef has tweaked the traditional menu very nicely.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMmeal you wont forgetmy lady is a chef and thus a friend recommended to us thus restaurant. we were both blown away by the food, ambiuance, and service. who knew hanachi could be so tender! everything was lovely and service was great. mention a special occassion and they will do something for you (they gave us an unbelievable complimentary dessert)
marine room is a must for everybody at least once.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMCame here for dinner afterCame here for dinner after our small wedding and was a fabulous experience. Started with drinks and appetizers and they were great. Then moved into the dining around and sat front row to the Pacific Ocean. Service was excellent as were all the food items. Fantastic experience!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time, will be a secondI had never been here, heard about it plenty of times. The food was excellent, the service was good too. I wasn't too happy that there were so many kids there... but maybe it's not like that all of the time, it was after all Mother's Day. I would definitley return there again.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's DayMy mother is 90, some of us took her there for Mothers Day, it was perfect! She loved the restaurant and felt very special. Everyone enjoyed the food and the scenery - service was great.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for special occasionsGreat for special occasions, but pricey for being a regular go to place5/11/2013 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 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 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 AMGreat ViewView and food expectacular. However, days before I requested to let the chef know it was my boyfriend celebration and to either add a candle on the dessert or anything to make special for my better half, and it did not happened. A little too expensive but worth it. I reather visit during summer when I can enjoy SD beautiful sunset.4/12/2013 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 AM