The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla
The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla

The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.azul-lajolla.com/
  • Phone: 8584549616
  • Hours of Operation:
    Ocean-View Steakhouse: 4:00 pm Monday-Sunday
    Garden Patio: 4:00 pm Monday-Sunday
    Happy Hour: 4:00-7:00 pm Tues-Sunday
    Monday 4:00pm to close
    Lunch: 12-3:30 pm, Fridays & Saturdays
    Champagne Brunch: 10-2:30 pm, Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Carmine Lopez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From take-out hors d'oeuvres and party platters to elegant wedding receptions, Chef Carmine Lopez will custom tailor a menu and service package to meet your special event needs. With catering from The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla, you can trust that your most important occasions will flourish under our attentive expertise.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private event areas are available for weddings, receptions and special events of all kinds. Wine Room - 22 guests Garden Courtyard - 60 guests seated, 100 guests standing Main Dining Room - 160 guests seated, 200 guests standing Full restaurant buy-outs will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Food and beverage minimums apply for private space. Please contact our group events representative for current menus and detailed information.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Hawley 8582681030
  • Special Events: Wine dinners offered seasonally - limited seating available.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking recommended, limited street parking also available, and public garage parking is located one block beyond restaurant entrance.
A word from The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla
Located on fashionable Prospect Street, tucked in alongside La Jolla's most exclusive shops, boutiques and galleries, The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla is La Jolla village's premier ocean-view steakhouse.

The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla serves 100% USDA prime-aged steaks, chops, poultry and a variety of fresh seafood.

Outdoors, a garden courtyard patio features starlight dining around a contemporary glass-encircled fire ring. A casual patio menu is available, with amazing Happy Hour specials offered daily. $7 drinks, $1 off all beers, and a variety of food items for $10 or less.

Indoors, floor-to-ceiling windows shamelessly reveal why The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla was voted best in its class. An intimate private Wine Room is glass-surrounded, insuring unobstructed views of the Pacific Coastline.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla reviews from OpenTable diners
78 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (64)romantic (53)special occasion (49)notable wine list (21)great for brunch (16)fit for foodies (16)good for groups (15)neighborhood gem (15)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (6)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Bad start, good save
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were seated and waited over ten minutes before our presence was even acknowledged. Ten minutes after that we were still waiting to order drinks. We preceded to walk out and were convinced to stay by the regional manager. He and our new waiter did a great job of salvaging the evening. The food(steaks) were good but not great. Had the initial 20minutes been more pleasant our rating would have been higher.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was our 40th anniversary and all three of our kids came to town. In addition we had my 96 year old mother From the beginning the attitude was caring and very professional Our waiter was attentive and humorous without being overbearing We had an excellent bottle (actually two) of wine The steaks were perfect as were the sides It's not made for folks on a budget but well worth it. EVERYONE had a wonderful evening
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, service, &view!
    SDTravelMom
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Went for our anniversary. Top notch all the way. Filet mignon & trout were both excellent. View of the cove is always amazing. Service was outstanding. Received wonderful card with best wishes for our anniversary and they treated us to dessert. They made our special evening an unforgettable night. Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely night as always
    HaloDeckVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We simply love this place. We come regularly just because we enjoy great steaks, but we also come on special occasions, this time our Anniversary. The food is always well prepared, the service is excellent, and you cannot beat the views in La Jolla. BUT, what makes it special, and why we always return, is the manager Brian. He makes sure that this place ticks with the precision of a Swiss watch. He always remembers your name, and even your food and drink tastes. Thank you Brian and staff for another wonderful evening and dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • joyousVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our first time here & we were very impressed. This is just a lovely place & view! We decided to do a Tapas small plate style dinner & ordered 4 appetizers (mussels, crab cake, ahi poke, lamb pops) & 2 sides (brussel sprouts, mac & cheese). Everything was so delicious with wonderful flavors & beautifully served. Our waiter, Dennis, was terrific & took great care of us. We already have been telling our friends about Azul & look forward to going back there whenever we are in the area!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and experience
    Bklynrob
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The location is great. The view is amazing. The service is fantastic and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. The food was good but not fantastic. Overall I'm very satisfied and will come back. Great place for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • By far the best!
    cassie66
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had an awesome time!! I had the T Bone and mac and cheese delicious. The bread is Amazing!! The spinach salad as well as ceasar salad was to die for! All of it. My mouth is watering just writing about it!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unfriendly waiter
    WillCVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It is a shame that with everything else being great that the waiter lacked manners and was unresponsive or happy. The support staff was friendly and attentive, but the waiter really ruined the dinner for five including a bottle of wine. After speaking with the manager (Brian Sussman, who failed to even offer even a complimentary dessert) he was surprised since the waiter had been trained at Eddie V's, maybe he isn't with Eddie V's for a reason? Disappointed WC
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nancym
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Beautiful view, great service and the food was incredibly good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2Dinning
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our experience was fantastic. The shrimp cocktail was unbelievable, the sauce delicious. The ribeye steak cooked to perfection, better than Mastro's and half the price. We will come back and will tell all my friends about it. I did not know it was part of a group of restaurant that includes the Brigantine, which we like a lot.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unbelievable Experience
    Tina
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We celebrated our daughter's 18th birthday @ The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla & it was spectacular!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, not appealing presence
    Ashstoys
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was good but in terms of presence there really wasn't any. My filet mignon was very good but it had no special seasoning, was cooked a perfect rare as I like it. The mashed potatoes had no seasoning or flavor to them. For the amount of money that you pay it really is just paying for the meat and not really too much else. I ordered the addition to come with my filet and that was a lump crab cake that was a really good size, very thick, it was awesome. The asparagus that come with it was 3, yes 3, pieces of asparagus. My husband got the addition to his New York Strip (that had about 1/4 size of the steak in gristle) the scallops. He was very happy with the flavor of them but he only got 3.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    jefepad
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We had a great dinner with a great view and the staff was terrific. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    SDfoodie
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    From the moment we sat down we were treated truly as guests in their establishment. With all prime steaks the food was perfect and the view was awesome. Not cheap but worth every penny
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unforgettable Birthday
    MissK0606
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I decided to go here for my boyfriend's b-day after looking at so many different options in opentable. I left a request to get seated where we can see a great view of the ocean and they didn't disappoint, the view from our seat was amazing. Our server greeted him hbd and gave us a complimentary dessert at the end of our meal. My boyfriend loves steak and he said that's one of the best steaks he's had. The service wowed us, we really felt taken care of celebrating a very special occasion. Thanks "The steakhouse at Azul" for making this event a memorable one. We will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak in San Diego
    Kachoch
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went here for my husband's birthday dinner & he absolutely loved it. The shrimp cocktail had the largest shrimp I've ever seen. When the main course came I wasn't impressed with the presentation considering the prices, but the rib eye was cooked medium to perfection. It melted in your mouth. My husband also enjoyed the crabcake which was actually mostly crab and not fillers like we usually see. We got the bacon Mac n cheese which was the bomb too. The server brought out a free birthday dessert which was a perfect ending, chocolate peanut butter cake! Thank you Azul!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La jolla at it's best.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I wanted to go some place special after watching the movie 'America" in La Jolla Friday night and Azul did not disappoint. The filets were perfectly cooked and the trout was exquisite with a seasoning that both my wife and mother-in-law raved about. The servers took extra care to make sure our every need was met. We will be back again the next time we are in the city!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our 43 wedding anniversary. Azul gave us a perfect table by the window looking out at La Jolla Cove. The steak was perfect! They gave us a wonderful desert. The service was great. Another outstanding dinner experience Thank You
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic for Anniversary
    SeanVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I took my wife to Azul for our 16 year weeding anniversary. Not only was the food fantastic, when the staff knew about our anniversary they turned it up a notch and treated us like royalty. Best Experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    Vluna
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I was extremely pleased with the attention to detail, service and my perfect filet mignon. Great views as well. Overall, wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great resteraunt.
    gregory
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The food was excellent, good pour on the drink. Servers were very attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Views with Good Food
    Callitlikeiseeit
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a good time and a good dinner for my wife's birthday. The atmosphere and views at sunset were great. Overall the food was good. My steak was served warm, not hot, as if it had been sitting in the window to be picked up while the waiter served two other tables. I had a 9 oz Filet cooked med rare Oscar style. I would say it was good, but its doesn't compare to Donovan's Steak and Chop House.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best steaks!
    Merlynda
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The steak was so tender and seasoned to perfection! It melted in my mouth from my first to last bite! I also had the shrimp cocktail and warm spinach salad which were good, but nothing to write home about. I recommend making reservations and ask to sit by the window. This restaurant has one of the best views of La Jolla!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never got the window . . .
    Wantedthewindow
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We made a reservation for our anniversary and specifically requested a seat at the window. When we arrived we were told that sorry-no window seats available, only a table "near the window." We were a little miffed, but fine, we'll take it. When we were seated, there was indeed a table open at the window, so we asked why we couldn't be seated there. We were told "that table was reserved." UH. . . WHAT?? WE also had "reserved" a table at the window, didn't we?? The highlight was the good food and service. Needless to say, the restaurant is good and we have recommended it to others in the area, but we will not likely return again anytime soon due to this reservation issue.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible!
    DiningHeaven
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This restaurant is by far one, if not the best dining experiences we have ever had. The manager Brian, was constantly greeting customers and familiarizing himself with what kind of a meal you were looking for as well as making recomendations and helping explain their menu. Hats off to our servers Gabrielle and Yohon, we cannot wait to dine with you again. If you are looking for more than just having dinner out, Azul provides a dining experience second to none. Congratulations you really know how to make a customer feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, but Lousy Service
    RoJM
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The food and ambiance was outstanding, but the service was one of the worst. While the waitress and busboy were nice, the restaurant schedule one waitress and one busboy for this entire dining room. we would wait 10-15 minutes for waitress or busboy sighting to ask a question; clear the table and even bring the food to our table. Given the prices, I wouldn't go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine dining views
    prefersprivacy
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    My husband and I were seated right by the window with views of the water, with seals frolicking below! Just lovely! I enjoyed every food item that I ordered and the raw oysters were delicious with only lemon and pepper - you could really taste the delicious briny flavor. Both the server and busser were very professional and eager to help. I would return for sure, the next time I visit SD!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    boulderVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    What an excellent place for dinner...awesome martinis
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect evening
    CPostVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Everything was great. It was a perfect evening of fine food, good service & an exquisite view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful view, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Beautiful views of the La Jolla coast and a romantic, relaxed atmosphere. Mostly a steak place - with many different types of cuts to choose from. I would recommend the Wagyu Ribeye - it was beyond tender and very flavorful. We also had the shrimp cocktail. One cocktail to share for two people is plenty, because these are the largest, tastiest shrimps I have ever seen or imagined. Deserts are also unbelieveable. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu and the service too was top notch. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite spot in La Jolla
    ShobyVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My husband and I have been coming here for years. It is hands-down our favorite place to go in La Jolla. We have always taken our dog on the outdoor patio area for happy hour, but this time we had dinner with the parents inside. They sat us at an ocean-view table and the view was amazing! We just can't get enough of this place. Favorite happy hour item: Steak frites.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MOTHERS DAY
    HappyCustomer
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was my second time dinning at Azuls and it was just as good as the first. I took my mom here for mothers day and she was very impressed. I chose a window seat for us during sunset so she could enjoy the beautiful view Azuls has to offer its guests. We were also very impressed with the service we received and the knowledge the waiters had about the items on the menu. We will definitely recommend this restaurant to our friends in the future and hope to be back some time soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    Coleward
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. Happy to enjoy Mother's Day with my family and have some good food. I had the crab cake eggs Benedict....yum!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very nice view
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We were looking for a great steak and had high hopes for this restaurant for the meal and the view. The staff were all wonderful as was the view. The steak, however, was a bit disappointing. They have clear charts on temperature of the meat…but they didn't do a very good job of hitting that chart. I wanted mine medium rare + (not medium). It was served medium + which was disappointing since there was much discussion about it with the server when ordering. The way it's cooked is a personal preference so some might not be bothered by this method…but it appears it was cooked on a flat grill method, which to me is just like pan frying it…not how I want a filet mignon prepared. Beneath the preparation, the quality of meat seemed good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 6/10
    Zippitydoodah
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My overall experience was pretty good. First I went to brigantine a couple months ago and the ribeye was AMAZING and the service was phenomenal!!!!! I tried azul because I heard it was the same company but a better view. So I thought why not? Before I got in I called to make sure I had a window seat for my reservation and I got hung up on two times. Our waiter pronounced (yo-han) was amazing. He was very helpful and had extensive knowledge with the restaraunt. My porterhouse steak was a little more than tough. I just felt like I paid 100.00 for a steak that I could've made better at home. But other than that everything was pretty good. But I will definently be going back to brigantine :)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Excellent food, excellent service. Beautiful view of La Jolla cove!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It feeds the whole person!
    Gastronome
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I am a regular at Azul and always enjoy the fantastic view of the shore and ocean. Their food and service are consistently good. Their brunch menu on Sundays is very reasonable with the great view as a bonus for out of town guests. Although it is Azul Steakhouse, their seafood items are equally supurb. The ambience is as good as any of the restaurants on Prospect Place in La Jolla. The"Wine Room" can be reserved for special celebrations of larger parties.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 677 reviews are from the The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla reviews archive.
  • Outstanding Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Both steaks we had were perfectly cooked and seasoned, I like a restaurant confident enough not to put salt and pepper on the table.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We celebrated a birthday and upcoming wedding with family members. Everyone loved their food and enjoyed the experience very much.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Succulent steak!
    SummerSally
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla was delicious! I had a filet with a special Gorgonzola and Port sauce which was magnificent! The flavors were delightful and the steak was cooked perfectly. We had an ocean view table and you really can't beat the beautiful view overlooking the ocean. The restaurant is located in a quaint section of La Jolla and it is a nice area to walk around. We were entertaining out of town guests and they raved about the view and the food! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.