AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

4.8
1300 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
A.R. Valentien is the signature restaurant at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, the AAA Five Diamond resort. Executive Chef Jeff Jackson is synonymous with the farm-to-table movement in San Diego and the ever-changing menu showcases fresh market-driven seafood, meats, produce, and dairy products.

The menu offerings at A.R. Valentien are determined and influenced by what ingredients are available at any given time during the various seasons. Popular dishes include brandt beef rib cap roulade as well as the chicken liver pâté. Our elegant, timbered indoor-outdoor dining room overlooking the 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course is open for dinner service Wednesday through Thursday.

Support AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2020

Embrace the holiday season this Christmas Eve at A.R. Valentien. Crafted from the freshest ingredients of the season, savor a special prix fixe four-course meal from renowned Executive Chef Jeff Jackson. The restaurant features outdoor dining overlooking the 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2020

Bring together family and friends for a Christmas day to remember. Join A.R. Valentien for a prix fixe four-course meal from celebrated Executive Chef Jeff Jackson. Savor the flavors of the season while sipping on a sparkling wine and enjoying views of gorgeous Torrey Pines Golf Course.

What 1300 people are saying
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vipRobertD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service & management

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JanetF
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, food and service were great. It was a very good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Lovely server!

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vipJennabelldvm
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bday they forgot the cake

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service!

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RobinG
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

This was unlike other experiences we've had at your restaurant. No plates were cleared (bread plates, first course, extra dishes, no water refilled, no waitress to check on us. Our table was a mess with no room on it. We didn't order desert because we just wanted out of there (and we were dying of thirst!).

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EricD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

When moved inside to one of the reception rooms, the charm of this place falls apart. If you can't be in the restaurant or outside, I'd skip. Also, in these covid times, the menu selection is greatly reduced. But still very good food.

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viplolo
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an incredible time here with my mom. We absolutely enjoyed our dinner experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time here and the food is consistently excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our wedding anniversary dinner and it was above expectations. The staff went above and beyond professional service! All the dishes were delicious, the wine, and desserts!

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vipJOANNB
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisitely prepared food - the sablefish was so tender and succulent, and my husband ate every morsel of his steak and pronounced it spectacular. Our appetizers were also lovely (a tuna tartar that was perfect, and a scrumptious plum salad). The wine list always offers wonderful choices, and we shared a slice of moist, dense carrot cake, one of the best ever. All this while enjoying the stunning sunset over the Pacific. How could a dinner be any better?

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vipHappyorUnhappyfoodie
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service was great. We were just hoping to have a real special meal. It was good.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on November 13, 2020

We love impressing our guests, and we’re sorry to see that we fell short of winning you over during your most recent visit. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the near future.

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vipJH08
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and service was impeccable!!

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on November 12, 2020

It was our pleasure to have you here at The Lodge at Torrey Pines! We are delighted to hear that you had a memorable dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Rocky
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful outdoor setting watching the sunset above the golf course, ocean and evening sky. Plenty of space between tables, great waiters, outstanding food. Winelist features California wines and some Oregon wines. Have eaten here several times, and it has always been great.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you for your continued visits to the A.R Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. It is our pleasure to have you here with us and allowing Executive Chef Jackson to prepare memorable meals. Thank you again, and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

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ClarenceG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to eat with an amazing menu. One of San Diego's finest restaurants.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on November 12, 2020

We appreciate your thoughtful review of the A.R Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. Thank you for joining us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special- place deserves Michelin star- near perfection.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you for your glowing review of The Lodge's signature restaurant A.R. Valentien and we appreciate your kind words! We honored to have been recognized by the Michelin Guide in 2019. Thank you again, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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SarkisY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on November 12, 2020

It was our pleasure to have you here with us at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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cherylf
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special craft dinner pairing chef, farmer and vineyard for each course was amazing. Very unique experience. Food,drink and service were topnotch. Outdoor setting with wonderful views added to a fantastic dining experience. If you get the chance definitely memorable and worth it

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you for joining us for our Celebrate the Craft Dinner Series! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us and look forward to welcoming you back for future events!

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vipAllergies
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful - patio tables are well spaced apart. View great. Feels like a safe environment in which to enjoy fine dining

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on November 12, 2020

Thank you for joining us at The Lodge's signature restaurant A.R. Valentien. We appreciate you taking the time to recognize us for our dedication to providing an exceptional resort hotel experience with a safe and sanitary environment. Thank you again, and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

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vipSteveT
Orange County
47 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You don’t go here to have your favorite. You don’t go here to acquire a new favorite. You go here to be part of a culinary performance that may never be duplicated again. Above the love of the food, we gained appreciation for a rare set of artists, both farmers and chefs. They don’t make curtain calls, so trust your waiter to guide you for the best experience, since it is truly an interactive performance.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appericate your kind words and love hearing how knowledgeable you are about A.R. Valentien as it was one of the first farm-to-table restaurants here in San Diego years ago! Thank you again, and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

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BillieR
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Vista, excellent service, and very good food.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for joining us at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. We are elated to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience and hope to welcome you back again soon!

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BillD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate on the outdoor patio, table for two, overlooking the pool (and people, slight minus) and the golf course and sunset (more than made up for people). Creative, but not crazy presentations. Excellent respect for the ingredients.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for dining at A.R. Valentien. We are elated to learn that you joined us during sunset time - it is truly magical time of day here at The Lodge! We appericate your review and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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DarrylS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting. Excellent service and the Pear Salad and fish and chicken were very tasty. I would make the effort to enjoy another meal at AR Valentien. They were also dog friendly on the terrace!!

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you joining us and sharing your experience. We are delighted to hear that our staff provided excellent service. From all of us here at The Lodge, we look forward to hosting you again soon!

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vipChrisrm
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the ambiance, the food, and the view over the golf course as the sun went down. We also appreciated how kind the staff was to us and we appreciated their service.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the sweeping views of the Torrey Pines Golf Course during sunset - it is truly magical! We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back again soon!

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vipJanet
San Diego
82 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I go to the Torrey Pines Lodge quite frequently. Lately I am a little disappointed with their portions and menu selection, I usually try different things on the menu. This past time I tried the vegetable pie. It really was pretty bad Very little sauce, some mushrooms and couple other things and put in a puff pastry shell straight out of the frozen food section This is not the kind of food I expect from the Torrey Pines Lodge The deserts were very small and did not seem as fresh as one might want The only consistent thing was the bread which is always good. I think you can do better.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for you continued visits to The Lodge at Torrey Pines. We appreciate your feedback and have shared it with our culinary team.

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vipSteveP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a memorable experience with outstanding service and ambiance and the food is always incredible! I look forward to them opening back up for lunch in AR Valentien.

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TimP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had reservation for 6 people Seated on time, great table outside. Service was excellent. Special treatment as it was my wife's birthday. Food was on the high end price wise , but the general ambiance was well worth it. we had almost everything on the menu and it was all very good. Would definitely go back again for a special occasion.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for your thoughtful review of your dining experience at A.R. Valentien. We are elated to learn that your time spent with us was special in honor of your wife's birthday. We look forward to welcoming you back again for future celebrations to come!

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vipKimD
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This could not have been better. Out standing Food, service, and ambience. Even in the midst of Covid restrictions. My birthday was once again made a memorable experience. Will return again and again. Also love that the menu periodically changes. The special touches add to the experience.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for choosing The Lodge's signature restaurant A.R. Valentien to celebrate your birthday! We appreciate your recognition of our attention to detail and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a memorable anniversary dinner here in a beautiful outdoor setting with unique and flavorful dishes! Highly recommend for a special occasion.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

We are delighted to hear that you had a memorable dining experience here at The Lodge's signature restaurant A.R. Valentien. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to welcome you back again for future celebrations to come!

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KenD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice. Food was great. We'll be back soon.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for joining us! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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HartonA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the tuna carpacio and the rib cap steak. both were perfect! for wine, I had the Frogs leap Zin. Really nice. and the Dao Cab. My wife drank most of it! Super. great experience.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate your kind words and love hearing how impressed you were with menu offerings. Thank you again, and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

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AbdullahN
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best customer service 👌, friendly staff, very nice and romantic environment, and the manager is very friendly and professional and the chief free sample is amazing.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for your glowing review of The Lodge's signature restaurant A.R. Valentien. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to hosting you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Amazing vibe and service.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for joining us. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Delightful
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating two delayed birthdays due to Covid-19. It was such a pleasure to have made reservations for 1/2 hour before sunset and were seated outside to enjoy it! Need I say more?! The food was delicious and service outstanding. It was quite expensive so although we will visit again, it will be awhile. Excellent choice for special occasions.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

It was our pleasure to have you here with us at The Lodge's signature restaurant A.R. Valentien. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the special evening celebrating two birthdays! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

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vipLocal
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience it was to dine at this restaurant! The setting is lovely, everything we ordered was terrific, wines were great, and servers were friendly, personable, and professional. This is a must go if you are in the area. We were celebrating our anniversary and they truly made it special.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for your thoughtful review of The Lodge's signature restaurant A.R. Valentien. We appreciate you choosing us to help celebrate your special occasion and hope to welcome you back for future celebrations to come!

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Victor
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and decor. Excellent food and service. Highly recommended

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for joining us and sharing your kind words. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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LeeG
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Duck confit and sablefish were delicious. Service great too!

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you dining with us and sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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vipRaymon
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The wine expert asked me if I had any questions while I was looking at the list. I told him not at the moment. He went away and never came back. Others of the staff couldn't find him. I ended up making the decision myself and chose a $400 bottle that I was sure would be good. It was, but I'm certain the expert could have led us to a choice that would have fitted our group at probably well under that.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and sharing your concerns. While we can assure you that you choose an exquisite wine, we are sorry to hear that our Advanced Sommelier did not assist you in choosing a wine. We strive to provide superb service to each and every guest and we regret we missed the mark on this one. Thank you again, and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

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GaryT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We and our guests enjoyed our evening immensely, as usual.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

We are elated to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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JohnD
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here every time we visit San Diego. One of the best restaurant's around

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2020

Thank you for your continued visits to The Lodge's signature restaurant A.R. Valentien. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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FAQs

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines is rated 4.8 stars by 1300 OpenTable diners.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.lodgetorreypines.com/collections/gift-cards/products/gift-card-resort.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.