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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
  • "My group came during restaurant week so we got to try a variety of house specialties and I would recommend every dish we had especially the corn bisque. Also the view of La Jolla Shores was unbeatable."
    Dined on 9/29/2014
  • "came here for a 1-year wedding anniversary & could tell it was a mistake the minute we walked in; we came from the beach side near the bar. Despite our obvious confusion about where to find the hostess stand, both manager and bartender just stared at us while we wandered around looking for the hostess. server was terrible, we sat for 10 minutes before being helped; there were 4 other tables in the restaurant, none of which she was waiting on. Waited for our meals for an hour, all the while being ignored by our server, clearly avoiding us rather than addressing us and offering another round of drinks. Just an acknowledgement of some sort would have been appropriate. Will never come here again. Shame, because the view is beautiful."
    Dined on 9/29/2014
  • "Lack of choice in entrees. Soup was cold. Short rib tough. Too many items I do not care for."
    Dined on 9/28/2014
  • "We tried this restaurant while staying in LA Jolla and we had a wonderful dining experience. The food was great and what a view to enjoy with your meal!"
    Dined on 9/28/2014
  • "Service is good but food is not really good. The mahi mahi with noodles has no flavor, the noodles were not drained so it became soupy. The corn bisque is not hot at all. The place is too busy and it may have affected the quality of food."
    Dined on 9/26/2014
  • "We enjoyed our special dinner at the Shores. The food was good, but the fish sounded more flavorful than it actually was. Of our 2 meals, each course for one of us was very flavorful, and the other's was a bit bland. It wouldn't take much to add a bit more flavor. The wine pairings were excellent, and the service excellent. All in all, we enjoyed the meal very much."
    Dined on 9/26/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants. My husband is gluten free and he always finds something he can eat. Kelly, our server is absolutely the best. We always ask for her when we make our reservations. She knows the answers to our questions even before we arrive on what my husband can et. The food is always great too. Highly, highly recommend."
    Dined on 9/26/2014
  • "First time back in 3-4 years....and we like the changes and upgrades. It was "dank" and old before....much nicer now. Wanted to see what former Roy's Chef Percy Oani was doing now as Exec Chef here. It certainly needed a shot in the arm....and he succeeded in doing just that! Had the Restaurant Week menu and liked it very much.....(although the lobster tail was pretty small...4...maybe 5 oz max)....but we were dining in FlavorTown from Appetizer thru Dessert! Presentation was wonderful and the service we had from Kelly was top-notch! We'll be back soon....for the view, service and the Chef's magic! - John & Beth"
    Dined on 9/25/2014
  • "The ambience is great at this beach side hotel restaurant. They even shine a spot light on the water so you can still see it after dark. Good noise level despite the obnoxious toddler seated next to us. Overall, good food and a nice restaurant."
    Dined on 9/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed the restaurant week menu with its many choices. Also did the excellent wine pairing. Our server was attentive, timely, & pleasant. You can not beat the view at The Shores. Well, maybe by the Marine Room, but the Shores is a close second."
    Dined on 9/24/2014
  • "Have eaten here for lunch and dinner and every time it is a relaxed meal. Lunch was recent: turkey club, crab cake sandwich, and seared salmon in broth. Sandwiches are perfect size and the salmon broth was delightful. Service is attentive and response. And who could beat the ocean view and validated parking."
    Dined on 9/23/2014
  • "This is our second year going to The Shores for Restaurant Week and we were not disappointed. The food selections, wine and service were top notch."
    Dined on 9/22/2014
  • "Location,location,location. Right on the beach and it didn't hurt we had a perfect sunset. Went for restaurant week and had great food and service. This was our first visit and we'll be back."
    Dined on 9/21/2014
  • "We've eaten here in the past and the food and service was much better. 2 of us had the upgrade to the lobster tail and it was small and overdone. Service was slow. I doubt we will come back."
    Dined on 9/21/2014
  • "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
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