The Torreyana Grille
The Torreyana Grille
  • Address:
    Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
    10950 North Torrey Pines Road
    San Diego, CA 92037
    Neighborhood:
    La Jolla / Golden Triangle
  • Cuisine:
    Californian
    Price: $30 and under

The Torreyana Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lajollatorreypines.hilton.com/
  • Phone: 8584504571x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Chef David Umatum
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self Parking complimentary with parking validation for up to 3 hours. Discounted Valet parking with parking validation.
A word from The Torreyana Grille
The Torreyana Grille focuses on regional attributes using fresh and natural products while exhibiting our abundance of seasonal seafood. Menu selections are innovative and simply prepared with value and speed of service in mind.
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The Torreyana Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (4)special occasion (3)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)fit for foodies (2)romantic (2)notable wine list (2)good for groups (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great spot
    GeeRuss
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went to Torreyana to celebrate wife's 50th. Though the menu was small there were a variety of choices and the food was amazing. We had 2 different steaks and both were prepared perfectly. The sides were delicious as wel.. They had a nice wine list and everything was very reasonably priced. Would recommend to friends.m
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    anniversary0807
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I had been there but my friend hadnt and she was so happy. The service and food (lunch) was exceptional. I will definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Convenient because it's part of the hotel. The complimentary bread was the best thing we ate. Soup was cold. Steak was tough. Vegetarian meal (forgot what it was) was good enough. Great service though. Brunch was a different story however. Excellent service and good food choices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 59 reviews are from the The Torreyana Grille reviews archive.
  • Plentiful Spread @ Torreyanna Grill
    JHP3
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The brunch had a very good number of selections. Very flavorful beef selections. Plenty of sea food selections, including crab claws and peel-and-eat shrimp. Bottomless champagne, mimosas and juices. Loved the omelettes and eggs benedict. Very plentiful spread (though a bit pricey), with excellent desserts. Excellent views to the ocean. And...the service topped all (thank you, Fernando!).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RayL
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Restaurant has nice views. They seated us at the window while there was a party on the deck in front of us so kind of questioned that and moved. Good service, pretty good food, wine much overpriced.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Our family of 7 including two kids under 5 had a great time at Easter Brunch! The buffet was very good with a great dessert selection. My kids were very happy with the cute Easter cookies and fudge pops. If they offer the Bloody Mary Bar - do it!! So fun creating your own garnish masterpiece! There were a lot of people there for brunch, but it didn't feel crowded. I did think the $63.95 price for adults was a bit much, but it was Easter and you're in La Jolla.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, atmosphere, and
    MooseVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Good food, atmosphere, and service for a "hotel" restaurant. I would not eat here unless I was staying at the hotel.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for Valentine's date
    shush
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    They had special menu for the Valentine's day. I had the "Beef Tenderloin", and it was awesome! The place had nice candle-like-lamp on the table, live music, water stream.... great ambiance for special dinner date.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is the most impersonal
    Miner53VIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    This is the most impersonal dining experience we have had in many years. The waitress was pleasant, but disappeared after taking our order. This is the kindof jplace that givs a "hotel dining room" a bad name. Food was humdrum, mostly seemed lkie canned food, no inventiveness. Couldn't eat it all as there was virtually no flavor.........except for the bad taste that the extremely high prices left us with.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first time experience!
    Marco
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    This was our first time to the restaurant and our first time spending Thanksgiving at a restaurant, but we had a really great time. The food was delicious and such a variety to choose from. The dessert tables were as plentiful as the entrees and the carving station had a great selection of cuts and meats which were all very tender and moist. We would definitely come back to eat here for a brunch or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Thanksgiving Brunch
    medusa2468
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    I've been to many buffets in SD, and this Thanksgiving Buffet is among the best. They had a wide selection of food with wonderful presentation on everything. I loved the paella display - and it tasted great, too. They had traditional Thanksgiving choices, but had a lot of seafood and other choices, including many more sides than I was expecting. It was a little tough not to just skip right to the dessert area and spend the whole visit there. Our servers were nice, funny, and more importantly - attentive and good at their job. With this my second Thanksgiving here, I've now decided it's not even worth looking elsewhere for our Thanksgiving brunch. Looking forward to next year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The visit to the restaurant
    wineloverVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2013
    The visit to the restaurant WAS NOT our first time, thus we will definitely will dine there whenever we have a chance, however for the visit this time was awful - we had a change of plan (schedule change) so made a reservation one hour earlier than the originally scheduled reservation, but we ended up taking all our foods back. We just had a glass of wine and breads while we waited for 45 min. I do not believe the problem was with the server, but the kitchen? It was not a experience we would like to repeat.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The buffet was very large,
    Shannon
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The buffet was very large, with a lot of options. The carving station was good and so was the omelet bar. The pastries/desserts were a little bland, not very sweet. However, the chocolate fountain was very good. The kids really liked the fountain and walking around outside. Our reservation was at 2pm, which I recommend on holidays like Mother's day. Considering how much quieter it was, the service was slow. We had a party of more than 6, which guaranteed them a 18%. They did not try any harder than they had to because they were guanteed a tip.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was disappointed in the
    loprabbit
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    I was disappointed in the Brunch selection @ this venue, for the price it was not worth it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Whenever we are visiting the
    wineloverVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Whenever we are visiting the area, we enjoy this restaurant. Service is always great. It happened to be a busy weekend, the restaurant was busy and crowded with "gala" attendees later the evening. Still we enjoyed the dinner, but not stayed as long as usual.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a great experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    We had a great experience. The service was excellent and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • uncrowded romance for meat eaters
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    It's a quaint little restaurant in the hotel itself, Valet parking is only $4 for three hours with validation. Ambiance is nice with a water moat along side a great portion the of the dinning area. We were seated quickly, it seems as though it's almost always empty in there since it's such a remote location. The menu is NOT designed for vegetarians at all, all entrees but one, (squash and eggplant) contain either stake or sea food, lamb etc... the "vegetable quinoia" was a joke it was red quinoia with sparse amount of peas in it but the waitress exchanged it for the very delicious purple potatoes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We only ate at the grille
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    We only ate at the grille for breakfast two mornings during a conference we were attending; in both cases we were meeting with customers. For a hotel restaurant it was fine but it was overpriced for the quality of the food.
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  • Food was outstanding. service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    Food was outstanding. service was second to none. High end hotel, it's what you would expect to receive when spending this kind of money. Very pleased overall.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and relaxed atmosphere;
    GonzoVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2012
    Good food and relaxed atmosphere; the lamb was perfectly cooked and the sea bass was perfectly seasoned and paired. Highlight of the night was the service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spread for the Christmas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Great spread for the Christmas buffet with live music and great service. James B
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • With family members out of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    With family members out of town for Christmas, my son and I wanted to still have a special day together so we chose The Torreyana Grille. It was a great choice! Their buffet focused on quality dishes rather than quantity and the service was exemplary and attentive to our every need. The live music added to the ambience as well. We would definitely come back for another holiday meal and bring the ones who missed out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thanksgiving buffet was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Thanksgiving buffet was very good. $75 total per person with tax and tip. I thought it was a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The variety and taste of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    The variety and taste of the brunch items were great. Plentiful and fresh seafood and great holiday dressing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even if it a hotel restaurant,
    Gr8dinerVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    Even if it a hotel restaurant, the food was excellent but the maitre d'e did not recognize differnt groups of diners.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Breakfast buffet is not as
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Breakfast buffet is not as good as it use to be. The selection is much less. What happened to the lox?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Chilean Sea Bass was surprising
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/3/2012
    The Chilean Sea Bass was surprising good and light. The service was fast and good after a slow start at the hostess station. There isn't much of any "atmosphere" to talk about. Maybe someday they would update this hotel, it needs a refresh badly!
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  • Service was a bit slow; food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Service was a bit slow; food was "decent" but not spectacular.
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    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I wasn't very impressed with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    I wasn't very impressed with their brunch. The food wasn't bad, it was just OK. I expected more from a hotel like this, especially when you have such an amazing view!
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  • Abandoned and Disappointed
    HungryBear
    Dined on 4/17/2012
    We stopped into the bar before our reservations to have an appetizer and cocktails. When our cocktail waitress was there to provide service, she was good. It was time to close out our check, she left the check and never came back. Waited for about 15 mins. No one paid attention to us. Ended up leaving the bar and entered the adjacent Restaurant with our unpaid check. Handed the check to the Hostess, asked to combine it with our Dinner bill. She agreed. Finished a good dinner with outstanding service by Jose and proceeded to check out. Upon reviewing the bill it appeared that the bar bill was included. We paid our bill and started to leave. They suddenly remembered that our bar bill had not been included. Another mistake? Yes. So SAD.
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  • the Easter Brunch was absolutely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    the Easter Brunch was absolutely delicious. My only concern was that the price was not posted on the web site prior to our choice. The brunch was more expensive than I had anticipated. The web site posts price as being average of $30. additional pricing for Easter Brunch. Overall, it was very very good, I have recomened it already.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After reading good reviews
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    After reading good reviews here on Open Table, we booked our Easter brunch at the Hilton. First of all the staff was great. Excellent service, we had a nice table looking outside. No complaints. However,the food was just mediocre. Really boring. The desserts tasted like they came from the grocery store bakery. At those prices I really think it should have been a lot better. More creative and better executed.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My family had a wonderfully
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    My family had a wonderfully Easter thanks for everything
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was pretty good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    The food was pretty good, but for a $57 brunch I would have expected to be blown away. The service was just right, she was around wehn needed but not overly intrusive.
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  • When we got there we were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    When we got there we were the only ones in the restaraunt at the time and the service by our waitress was above and beyond. She went out of her way to make our dining experience a wonderful evening and I would definitely come back. I recommend the shrimp and crab nachos they were AWESOME!!! Thanks again and will see you guys soon!
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  • Disappointing Valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Disappointing Valentine's Day experience. The food was very average and the environment wasn't very special. Service was average at best.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic New Year's celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    We celebrated New Year's at the Torreyana Grille and it was wonderful! The food was better than expected with a nice variety and well presented. My wife has a couple of odd food allergies and the wait staff and chefs didn't bat an eye. Besides pointing out dishes that would avoid the problems the chef suggested other dishes he could modify. New Year's was celebrated with a small jazz combo that was very entertaining. If you are looking for wild drinking, out of control 20 somethings gyrating on the dance floor this is the wrong place. If you like jazz and and the great American songbook in a laid-back good time atmosphere with great food and spectacular service the Torreyana Grille is the spot for you.
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  • The Christmas Brunch buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    The Christmas Brunch buffet was fabulous. Wide variety of selections to please different palates - a plus for our large and eclectic group. Everything I tasted was well-prepared, and everyone in the group found something to satisfy them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had Christmas "brunch" here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    Had Christmas "brunch" here at 4pm in the afternoon. The restaurant was nearly full when we came but the buffet was well stocked and constantly attended. The food was good quality for buffet. Service was good. Enjoyed the live jazz they had...so did the kids!
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    We had dinner here on thanksgiving and were more than pleased with our experience. They offered a thanksgiving buffet, that was a little pricey but well worth the money. The food selection was amazing and came with endless champagne. Our server was incredible and would recommend requesting Raul if you ever dine in, he was awesome!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate