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

The Steakhouse at Azul La Jolla Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.azul-lajolla.com
  • Email: azul@brigantine.com
  • Phone: (858) 454-9616
  • 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: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • 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 (858) 268-1030
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "On the last night of our trip, we tried Azul. Very nice steakhouse in the Cove section of LaJolla. Wonderful sunset view of the ocean from the large dining room. Very classy, friendly service. Great cocktails, tempting menu and somewhat more reasonable than many steakhouse chains of this level. Wide range of options. Would definitely recommend."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was a great place to take our family (including teenagers) to watch the sunset and enjoy upscale tasty food! They were very accommodating to get us a table right at the window with a great ocean view of the sunset. This will be a dinner that my teenagers will never forget. Everything we ordered was outstanding!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I love the fact that they were able to accomodate my seating request. The service, the food and the view made it the perfect evening."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I loved the every thing about this this restaurant from the food to the service. They even brought us out a special dessert that was on the house, that said Happy Anniversary. Every thing that I requested was met. the staff was excellent, I had the sword fish and it was mouth watering. I would recommend this place. If you are in the La Jolla area this is a place that is a must to dine at."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I wonder why we keep coming back, and then I remember how absolutely fantastic this place is! Ever since Brian took over managing it, it's been a terrific "go-to" place for a nice evening out. Now I wonder why we don't go more often!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This place was highly recommend for the food and great views. The views are OUTSTANDING. The food not so good. For that kind of money I highly recommend spending it at Ruth Chris, Great Views and Great Food."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This place was not only superbly elegant but amiable from the host to the gentlemen filling the waters. A complete 360 of friendliness. The steak was perfect as well as the rest of the meal. You guys definitely put of a sense of genuine care for the restaurant and it's customers. I will forever recommend this place for anything. Thank you so much-you guys were awesome!:)"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We celebrated our son's Bar Mizva (13 b-day) at Azule. It was a huge success! Our son was greeted with happy birthday and a beautiful greeting card from Azule was waiting for him on the table. The staff reserved for us a table with an ocean view so we could see the magic sunset. The scenery was perfect for joy and happiness. Each starter or Entree was a party of tastes - absolutely delicious. The wine was superb. For desert , Azule surprised our son with a gift - a yummy chocolate cake with a "Congratulation chocolate bar". The party was full of joy with many magic moments to remember. We will recommend Azule to our friends and return to celebrate our next special occasion. Thank you so much!!!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Azul is always very good. This time, however, my NY strip steak, although prepared properly, was gristly, beyond the band of fat that is normal. My wife's meal was great, so I won't quibble, but I was somewhat disappointed. Fine service, as usual."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "One of the best dining experiences ever! Steak cooked to perfection and very flavorful as we'll as tender. The view was fantastic and the service was the icing on the cake."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was a great evening. We had a wonderful cove view. The food and service were excellent."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Loved the grilled shrimp appetizer and 1020 chopped salad. Also, the rack of lamb was very good. Restaurant was very accommodating when it had to be sent back briefly for further cooking. Our server was very good - attentive but not hovering. Tenderloin was not successful this time, but has been a favorite in the past. If they still have it, order the apple bread pudding for dessert. And of course the view - oh the view. Get there when the sun's going down - it's gorgeous. Would definitely recommend it and will continue to return."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "View was great. Thought the food was average for the cost."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I recently dined here with friends for a girls' Sunday brunch. We had a gorgeous view overlooking the Cove & every morsel of our food was delicious. Our server, Johan, & all staff were attentive & courteous but Johan made it particularly enjoyable with his quick wit & kindness. Thank you for a wonderful outing!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "we had a nice dinner - good steak and potatoes… not inexpensive but worth it for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Great for steaks and seafood with spectacular views over the Cove during the day. Got my steak just like I wanted - in-between medium rare and medium! Attentive and friendly service."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My wife had the 8oz Filet Mignon and I had the 24oz bone-in Ribeye. Both our steaks were great tasting and their steak sauces are very good. Great place and great view!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "The view of the cove was beautiful and the lighting was romantic. My wife's dinner selection was absolutely perfectly prepared. The St. Andres Fromage was a delightful starter. My Wagyu ribeye was cooked perfectly, however I could not distinguish the difference between it and domestic prime beef. The shoestring fries could have been crispier to my taste. The service and setting really made the evening for my wife and I. We would definitely return for future occasions."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "As a former hostess/waitress, I feel like I can be empathetic to the staff when I dine out. I also know when the staff is not trying very hard. I had a disappointing experience at The Steakhouse. The bad experience started with the hostesses who were dismissive, curt and unfriendly. The waiter was hurried and rarely came back to the table. There were two female managers going around talking to customers but they did not come to our table. I realized again that a restaurant staff's job is to make you feel welcomed, excited to have you there, open to questions and to make sure you have everything you need. I did not feel any of these things when I left The Steakhouse. I just felt disappointed."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The menu was just very ordinary. No creative ingredient combinations, but the steak house staples were there. We went for Valentine's and I ordered my filet mignon medium rare. It came out rare and bloody so the server took it back and brought it out charred on the outside and still bloody in the center. The manager then came and took the steak back again to be "butterflied" which based on my initial ordering was counterproductive. Needless to say I did not eat steak that night. Additionally we were charged for sides that never came. Overall I would say there are a lot if great steak restaurants on San Diego and this just isn't one of them."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We loved the restaurant...the service...and the food. Customer service was outstanding. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went there for our Valentine's dinner. I picked the place because of the ocean-view, but it was a foggy night (not their fault), that is why I will review this focused on food and service: - Service: Jon was phenomenal, his recommendations were spot on. And it was his birthday, so happy birthday Jon! - Food: Limited menu, which is good for people that do not know what to eat. The Valentine's menu was not fantastic, it was average. Prime rib was to die for. The crab cake (I believe it only came with 1) was very good. Scallops were al-dente. Rack of lamb was a little on the burned side. Halibut was good. The desserts were way below average, (do not get the carrot cake!) I would recommend skipping dessert here."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our waitress was very attentive. We were seated at a corner table and had a great view of the ocean. The wedge salad was really good and the mashed potatoes that came with my filet were also delicious. Very romantic - great place to go for a date night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The perfect end to a wonderful day! The Rack of Lamb was excellent! The service above reproach. we felt like the only customers in the place, even though it was packed. Heather and the rest of the staff were magnificent!! We have not been able to stop raving about our experience since. We will definitely keep recommending it to our friends."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We arrived 10 min late for a 6:45 dinner reservation due to La Jolla Traffic. They held reservation and were understanding except didn't accommodate our request for window seat for 4."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Celebrated Valentine's Day here a day early - our first Valentine's Day celebration of what we hope will be many, many more. My date had visited before at the bar but had never had dinner here. It was a big hit with her, and if she's impressed, I'm impressed. Food was wonderful. View was spectacular. Wine and champagne terrific. Service excellent! We'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "A good selection of ala carte entree's. Be prepared to pay extra for both sides and sauces. Enjoyed and would return."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This establishment is such a gem. The ambiance and view are sublime. Perfect for any occasion. I've been coming here for 4 years and have never once been disappointed. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We would recommend Azul to anyone. Outstanding food with great attentive service. Good wine list. Comparable to if not better than Donovans."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "GREAT service and wonderful food!! The entire staff was friendly and attentive without being intrusive! Even the valet got in on things by giving us a coupon for a free appitizer! OVer all it was a wonderful experience!!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Loved the service and the food. We will definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I can't think of anything bad to say about my experience at Azul. The dinner was gourmet, our waiter was a total professional and was attentive without being overbearing, and the dessert might be the best I have ever had. Add that to an entire wall of windows offering a cliffside view of the Pacific, and I'd say that for anyone looking for a world-class steakhouse with soft lighting, Ella Fitzgerald playing quietly in the background, fantastic service, and affordable valet parking, this is your new spot in La Jolla. *a note of caution: if you intend to go there on on busy nights, the traffic is brutal. Give yourself a few extra minutes to navigate the congested and winding roads of La Jolla, and valet parking is probably your best bet."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Service was great. Food was just as we requested, and was very good."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Went for my wife's birthday and the staff was amazing. Everyone made her feel special and she loved every minute of it. Food was excellent and cooked perfectly. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "When I go to a steakhouse of this caliber I expect perfection on the steaks at the very least. I ordered the most common temp "medium rare" and instead got medium well. They took it back and replaced it with a medium rare BUT decided to give me a cut that was a quarter fat, by the time I cut off the fat my steak looked pitifully tiny. So I just sent that back as well and gave up on them. The wait staff was competent but the kitchen staff was a disappointment especially since it was for a special occasion. They can't be this bad all the time, but it was my first experience and I was ruined by it so will be going to Georges next door who produced the best steak I have ever had last time I was there with my wife."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "My husband and I took my mom to Azul for her birthday. When I made the reservation, I had informed the restaurant that we were celebrating this special occasion. Not only were seated at one of the best seats in the house, but, when we arrived at the table, there was a birthday card with a sweet message waiting for my mom. Our party of 5 completely cleaned our plates and were very impressed with the service, as well. Thank you, Azul, for making my mom's birthday so special!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "While we manage to visit a number of different chain and local gems, I was glad we chose Azul this time when visiting La Jolla. The service / staff were incredible - working together to both provide and clean up dishes and meals. They were very professional and polite and service to me is everything! We both got Filets and one was cooked perfect and the other was slightly under cooked. I wish we had gotten there earlier to enjoy the views as all we saw was fog and dark skies. However, given the service, I will be back. There were children in the restaurant which I don't mind at all given I have children of my own; however, I did mind the two that showed up screaming while their parents enjoyed their meal I did mind."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "It's hard to not give this restaurant high marks with it's location and mostly excellent food and service but for this price point I always expect the best and our experience fell a bit short. For the most part everything was tasty and well prepared but to be real critical the steaks were not warm enough in my opinion and the waiter did not do a good job explaining the gorgonzola/port wine sauce I ordered with my rib eye. It was described as having gorgonzola baked into the crust of the steak when in fact it was part of a rather heavy sauce poured over the steak. The sauce was tasty but when you are paying $30 for a steak you don't want a over bearing sauce poured over it. Everything else was done very well including the side dishes."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Amazing food! Fantastic service!!! We went after dark, I would recommend going before sunset for a incredible view. Cant wait to go back"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Great steaks excellently prepared and presented. The rest of the menu is more limited, e.g., although on the ocean would not recommend for seafood options. High recommend for the view while the sun is up - beautiful view of the ocean. Nice wine selection at reasonable prices. We enjoyed the dinner."
    Dined on 12/24/2013