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The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theshoresrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (858) 456-0600
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast (Daily): 7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Lunch (Monday - Saturday): 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Brunch, a la carte (Sunday) 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Dinner (Nightly): 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

    Happy Hour (Monday - Friday): 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Shores Restaurant in La Jolla is perfect for special occasions and offers you and your guests the rare opportunity to dine on the beach. Located along the sands of La Jolla Shores, the Shores Restaurant offers innovative cuisine delicately prepared with freshest ingredients in an unparalleled waterfront setting. For more information or to book your next special event, call (858) 551.4658 or email ShoresDining@TheShoresRestaurant.com today.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Shores Restaurant puts you and your guests at the ocean’s edge. Located along the sands of beautiful La Jolla Shores, the Shores Restaurant offers innovative cuisine delicately prepared with fresh ingredients in a one-of-a-kind waterfront setting.

    Our culinary team will create the perfect menu to suit your event. Then, our full-service catering staff will carry out your ultimate vision to assist you in planning all the final details and finishing touches. The result - a gathering that is both delicious and breathtaking in every way.

    Plan your next special event at the Shores Restaurant today: * Rehearsal Dinner * Graduations * Showers * Milestone Birthday or Anniversary * Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
  • Private Party Contact: Amii Cambaliza (858) 456-0600
  • Entertainment: Stunning ocean views of the La Jolla coastline.
  • Special Events & Promotions: The Shores Restaurant hosts a variety of events with special menus, including seasonal holiday menus. The Shores Restaurant’s spectacular oceanfront views, exemplary service, and outstanding wine list make for a dining experience you won’t soon forget. Be sure to try the monthly Sip & Savor menu, weekday Happy Hour, Divas that Drink wine special every Wednesday, and much more.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Avenida de la Playa
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Underground parking is available at the La Jolla Shores Hotel. Shores Restaurant patrons receive 2-hour parking validation.
A word from The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel
Welcome to beach dining – La Jolla style. Walk straight from the sand into The Shores Restaurant, where you’ll enjoy fantastic ocean views, our open-air patio, a casual ambiance with warm hospitality, and a family-friendly menu meant to please any kind of taste. A big part of the California lifestyle is beach-style dining. The Shores Restaurant is a perfect example with dishes designed by award-winning Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, nightly specials, and an a la carte Sunday Brunch, the delicious fare is complimented by unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean just outside the floor-to-ceiling windows, which run the length of the dining room and adjacent lounge.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Perfect place for celebrating special occasions. Staff served complimentary champagne to us and another table to celebrate our anniversaries."
    Dined on 9/10/2014
  • "First experience here was great, second experience was really lacking in service and food quality"
    Dined on 9/9/2014
  • "We took an out of town interview candidate to this restaurant to enjoy the great beach and sunset views. He enjoyed the location. We all liked our food choices (salmon, butterfish, swordfish entrees), and we also shared three dessert choices. All items were very good, and we liked the free parking under the building."
    Dined on 9/8/2014
  • "We're always in search of a fish restaurant that has a variety of fish (not just shell fish variations.) It's difficult to find in San Diego, be we did. A wide-range of fish types and both of ours were absolutely done to perfection: moist and flavorful and plated with style but not overboard. This was total enjoyment: drinks, food, service and the bonus was a fabulous sunset. It's a local gem and now at the top of our go-to fish list!"
    Dined on 9/5/2014
  • "The server was very nice but the water glasses were dripping with what looked like creamer. She did bring us other glasses but, they too had creamer on the side; she also apologized. We had Jambalaya, Fettuccine, and tacos. The food was pretty bland especially the Jambalaya which is suppose to be bursting with flavor."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "The Shores Restaurant has long been a favorite for Sunday Brunch. Aside from the Marine Room, I don't know of any other restaurant sitting directly on the beach with the views the Shores has to offer. Service is always very good, as is the food, and the views out the expansive windows of the beach and coastline down to the cove are fantastic. I ordered what I usually order - Chilaquiles - and they were great. I was a bit surprised at how few guests were in the dining room on a spectacular Sunday noon in August. The beach outside the windows was packed. We will definitely return!!!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "I love the Shores for any special occasion or just to relax by the beach . We live here but take stay vacations here at this hotel a couple of times a year."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We chose The Shores so that our friend from Vegas could enjoy an ocean view and we weren't disappointed. The view was great, the service was prompt and friendly, food was prepared quickly and it was delicious....we will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Nice setting, beach view. Table setting nice. Food overpriced and nothing spectacular or particular or delicious."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We tend to forget this great restaurant with a million dollar view. Eight of my long time friends and I enjoyed a very good lunch, fantastic view and exceptionally friendly service. We all live several miles away and have to travel on our crowded, busy freeways to get to La Jolla, but it is worth the trip to relax and enjoy The Shores. Several of us have had dinner there after plays in the LJ Playhouse. We will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Extremely slow service and interior is tired. Reminded me of a cafeteria. We came for breakfast. Food was ok but I wouldn't come back. So many more places to go in the area that are way better. The only good thing about this place is the view."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We waited one hour from order to get food. The server felt bad and brought us bread and soup on the house. Like pulling teeth to get attention. Badly managed and well below what could be done at this sand side spot."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "While the view was great, the food was only fair and the service was slow."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Friendly staff, very accommodating to dietary needs. The chocolate ganache is a chocoholic's dream!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "The view is stunning but that's where the positives end. Service was so slow. We sat for 15 minutes without being greeted by wait staff. I had to ask for water at that point. Then we waited more for someone to take our drink order, which happened after 10 more minutes when we asked the hostess to send someone over. Two of us ordered fish dishes and the fish was horribly over cooked. I'd suggest checking it out for sunset cocktails but go somewhere else for dinner."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Ate here once before and was quite pleased. Went Sat. nite as party of 8 and Kelly could not deal with it. Place wasn't even that crowded. Very slow and had trouble with the drink order, etc. Never asked how food was after entree was dropped off piecemeal as my wife's fish was overcooked. Very sad."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Two of us came for lunch. It extended past their closing for the afternoon. However, the waiters cleared our table, we paid the check and they let us stay there and visit after all had left. That was very nice."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food very good. Price high but not unreasonable. Right on the beach. Plenty to sights to see."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I ordered the Panko Crisp Ono w/ pacific slaw, citrus aioli, sweet bun--unfortunately the fish was overcooked; the waiter never came back to see how the food was and when the busboy cleared the plate he wasn't invested in how my meal was .... my dining partner had the Baja shrimp tacos and said they were good. I also ordered the "1/2 bottle" Edmeades Zin for $19 but was charged $22 -- I called and the bill was cheerfully adjusted."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We were celebrating a birthday and were seated promptly. The guest of honor and two others were a few minutes late and the waitress was very accommodating. She came over to get drink orders for those that were there. When everyone arrived and had a few minutes to chat she came and took orders. The food arrived shortly thereafter, hot and tasty. We had brought a cake which she brought in so that we could sing and then she took it away and cut it and served it. The service was excellent and they made our party a very special occasion."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We go back to the Shores for many special occasions. The view is spectacular being just yards from the ocean and the food, ambience and service never disappoint. Special attraction is the underground parking, particularly since summer parking in La Jolla is a real challenge."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Reserved a table to have dinner and watch the fireworks and it was perfect."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Way too pricey for what you get. $11 for a kids hot dog!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Sitting almost at water edge cannot be beat! They have a great wine list. Foor is very good. Service great!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "My date and I had the Butterfish, which was divine: mild but not lacking in flavor, tender and flakey. The Louis Jadot Chardonnay offered a mouthful of taste, but was not sharp or astringent. The server was at hand when needed but not hanging over us asking "How was that last bite?" The window seat overlooking the seashore was awesome. This is surely among the very best ways to visit and enjoy the beach."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Server is not to be found , food take a while to serve . I have to asked 3 times for her . But the waiter who serve the water was great refill us water when needed."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had out of town guests and wanted to show them the beach. The person confirming the appointment as much as confirmed we could have a window table. - once we arrived the hostess immediately took as to a table away from the window. When I asked about my request,she somewhat rudely informed me that was all they had. We would have waited for a window table but no such option! - other than that, we had a pleasant evening and the food was very good."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Perfect for a quiet dinner with a view of the La Jolla Shoreline."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was fine, as was the service. More than anything, it's the view that shines."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great service, a little pricey, For seafood, it is far behind my favorites such The Fish Market or Jakes. but its location and views on the beach make for an enjoyable dining experience. You are paying for the location and not the quality of the entrees."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I was expecting more when I went to this restaurant. Particularly because it was listed as one of the top restaurants to visit. Very disappointing. My husband and I went to the bar area first and had a cocktail and appetizer. The potato skins were so overloaded with sour crème it was difficult to eat. We sat at our table for dinner and I ordered the special Halibut. After all, it was my birthday weekend....the halibut was over done. I sent it back, they brought another halibut and it was the same. Not impressed."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I had a reservation for a birthday dinner with seven friends. Window view was beautiful looking right out at the ocean. We waited so long for our food service after we gave our order we had to call the manager and ask why. It turned out there was only one server on-duty that evening and he had his hands full. When the food finally came each one of us was disappointed and felt our entrées were rather dry and tasteless. However the prices were the same as any fine/good restaurant with much better food. Server trying his best but we felt it was the fault of the restaurant for not having adequate help. Not one of us plans to return there anytime soon for dinner. Waste of great view."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The price was very reasonably consider that it's ocean front. But the food was really mediocre. Low noise level because it was almost empty there (it was a Sat night too)."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "After viewing the menu on line I expected this to be a top notch place to take business associates from the east coast. The menu and the view looked amazing on line. When we arrived we were seated near a window that does look out to La Jolla Shores beach and the view was amazing. The view inside the restaurant left much to be desired. This place is in need of a renovation. After being seated we were left alone for 15 minutes without being offered water or cocktails. We had to flag down our server. We ordered drinks and appetizers at the same time and once again waited for 10 more minutes before receiving drinks. The food was good but in no way should it demand the prices listed. I would steer clear. Won't be going back."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The ambiance was excellent with large windows and a beautiful view of La Jolla cove. It is also pleasant and quiet. An excellent place to relax and converse. The meal was very good with primary emphasis on the singular main item. The rolls were excellent although whole grain would have been preferred."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Service was terrible and I'm easy to please. It took them 10 minutes to come take my mimosa order and another 10 to bring it. Our kale salad was delicious and served 30 minutes after we sat. The entrees took forever to come.. Literally 65 minutes after we sat. The only saving grace was the view. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Go for drinks in the bar and to enjoy the view. If you stay for dinner you will be eating a very average meal. Its all about the outdoor scenery here. Even the interior design is mediocre."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Our 3 course prix fixe took 2 hours. After the main course plates were cleared, we were told that the dessert would be right out but it took 20 minutes after that. They seemed to be under staffed."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food was okay. The crab cake appetizer was terrific. The service was not good. Could not get our waitresses attention for service. Another server came over and took care of us a few times. I was really disappointed with both the food choice on the menu and the service. We will not be back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Million dollar view came in handy and very impressive. Food was good. Mama was very happy."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
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