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AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

4.8
1285 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
AR. 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.

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Special menus

  • Celebrate the Craft

     $213.35 per person 
     Prepaid
    Oct 15 - Nov 5, 2020
    Set on A.R. Valentien's spacious terrace, join us for four-course experience during the Celebrate the Craft Dinner Series. Chefs Jeff Jackson and Kelli Crosson join forces with special guests for a curated menu showcasing regional farms and vintners. A portion of the proceeds benefits Slow Food Urban San Diego. Four-Course Menu | $165++ per person Seating is limited. Reservations are available for parties of 2, 4, and 6 people.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1285 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ClarenceG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special- place deserves Michelin star- near perfection.

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SarkisY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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cherylf
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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

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vipAllergies
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
79 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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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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
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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vipDakini
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The food was extremely disappointing and we could never reccomend and doubt we will return. Even the presentation was poor. Clearly they changed chefs since Covid since we have eaten there for many years before Covid and always had excellently prepared meals. The steak preparation was especially a joke to look at and to try to eat.

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

We are so sorry to learn that your visit fell short of expectations. It is our goal to provide all of our guests with exceptional experiences in the heart of La Jolla, and we apologize that this was not your impression. We have shared your feedback with our culinary team and hope that you will afford us another chance in the near future.

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vipJanet
San Diego
79 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were perfect! The amuse =bouche before dinner that the restaurant provided was so delicious Lobster and cucumbers Just wonderful! The drink menu is creative and fun and there is a great wine list. Cannot say enough good things about this very special restaurant, Everyone in your party will come away feeling that they had a very special experience.

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 appreciate your kind words and love hearing how special your dining experience was. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicest hotels in San Diego. Food was excellent. A number of little extras from the Chef is a nice touch. We were celebrating an anniversary. Our names and a happy anniversary wish was typed on the menu.

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

Thank you for joining us for such a special occasion! We are elated to learn that you enjoyed your dining experience and hope to welcome you back again soon!

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JSR0328
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is special! We didn’t expect the experience we had to be SO AMAZING! The food was absolutely spectacular and so was the service. The restaurant manager Paul made it extra special and I can’t thank him enough for his attention and expertise. Also, the wine and port selections are awesome...needless to say we walked away very happy! Can’t wait to go back!

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience at A.R. Valentien. We are happy to hear that your time with us was special! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to hosting you again soon!

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StevenB
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Attractive setting, excellent service & cocktails, food very disappointing & overpriced

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vipLeslie
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary dinner and it was very special.
The lamb chops and skate were both delicious. For our appetizer we had chicken pate and tuna carpaccio. All delicious! Coconut tres Leches for dessert with a nice port.
Beautiful atmosphere and great service.

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 anniversary. We are elated to learn that your time with us was special and hope to welcome you back for future celebrations to come.

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Rafiki
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful outdoor dining experience. Cuisine, wine, and service all excellent.

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Brian
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary. Couldn’t be happier.

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vipJoMarie
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy cooking from Julia Child to Alice Water's inspiring recipes. Our meal at A.R. Valentien was memorable! We savored each course -- the chef's treat of halibut ceviche, plum salad, tuna carpaccio, duck breast, and coconut cake with coconut sorbet. The waiter made excellent wine selections. I could not find anything amiss. The dressing on the salad was unbelievably restrained but delicious which made the greens, plums, and nuts shine. The duck breast was done perfectly. Of course, the outdoor terrace setting was beautiful with the sun set.

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vipMary
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere is amazing and food was good but not as good as The Grill!

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vipLiveToEat
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to not love this place. We've been going for years, and it never, ever, disappoints.

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FulviaB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place!

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trencherman
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

excellent, delicious food. Menu is a bit brief and could do with more variety amongst appetizers and main courses. Ambiance was pure heaven and made the dining experience most enticing.

Service was slow and this probably was due to all the food made to order.

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Sharonk
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on vacation at Torrey Pine and this meal just capped our stay. The waiter was very pleasant and attentive and the food was one of the best we had in a long time. He also brought some tasting treats with each of our course and they were delicious and very generous.

FAQs

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines is rated 4.8 stars by 1285 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.