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AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, San Diego, CA

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

4.7
4.7
1947 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
A.R. Valentien, the signature restaurant at the AAA Five Diamond resort The Lodge at Torrey Pines, features innovative California cuisine served in a breathtaking setting overlooking the Torrey Pines Golf Course and Pacific Ocean coastline. Executive Chef Kelli Crosson uses only the best local provisions, and the menu changes daily depending on what's offered at local farmers' markets, as well as from other local growers, ranchers and fishermen. The restaurant's wine list features California wines exclusively, including a variety of boutique wineries from throughout the state.

A.R. Valentien’s sophisticated design includes artwork from the restaurant’s namesake, Albert Robert Valentien, and a spacious outdoor terrace. Special events include the seasonal Artisan Table dinner series and Celebrate the Craft, an annual charity event benefiting the slow food movement.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Californian, Fine cuts

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Wed–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 777-6635

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Jackson

  • Catering

    The Lodge at Torrey Pines offers exceptional catering services for every occasion. Reach out to our talented team for additional information at https://www.lodgetorreypines.com/meeting-catering

  • Private party facilities

    With a California craftsman design, A.R. Valentien's private dining room is complemented with artwork, wooden walls, and two large windows overlooking the terrace. There is a $1000 food and beverage minimum.

  • Private party contact

    A R Valentien Reception Desk: (858) 777-6635

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    North Torrey Pines Road and Callan Road

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary self parking for our guests.

  • Public transit

    Bus stops a short walk from the hotel.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,947 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Romantic

  • San Diego

    Good for special occasions

  • San Diego

    Romantic

  • San Diego

    Good for special occasions

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  1. MG

    MattG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Answer is yes. One of the best meals without question but also the service and ambiance was off the chart. If you have Ted, you are in for a treat. He had some serious passion behind the menu and will go above and beyond to make sure you are enjoying your time, food, and experience. Will be back very soon.
  2. BJ

    BarryJ

    Amarillo

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice meal. Excellent service. Lamb, sablefish and scallops were all very good. Aps of citrus salad and hen yolk raviolo were outstanding. Chocolate black sesame Marjolaine was delicious. Very nice ambiance. Nice wine list. Prices are high, but about what expected at resort.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded 4 days agoDear Barry, it's a pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed the delicious cuisine at A.R. Valentien. Our culinary staff will appreciate your positive comments. Please come back for another unforgettable experience in our refined and elegant dining room. We look forward to welcoming you back.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely evening, from start to finish. Highly recommend!

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded 4 days agoDear guest, it's a pleasure to hear how thoroughly you enjoyed your recent dining experience at A.R. Valentien. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your recent visit. We look forward to you joining us again soon.

  4. TD

    TedD

    San Diego

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always it was a wonderful dinner and our guests thoroughly enjoyed it also.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded 4 days agoDear Ted, thank you for celebrating your birthday at A. R. Valentien, where Executive Chef Kelli Crosson uses only the best local provisions and the menu changes frequently depending upon what’s offered at local farmers’ markets. We're glad you and your guests enjoyed your meal and our elegant ambiance. Wishing you a very happy birthday and many more to come. Your loyal patronage is greatly appreciated. We look forward to you dining with us again soon.

  5. I

    Influencer

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner and service! Veal cheek appetizer and signature duck breast and confit leg were incredible!

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded 4 days agoDear guest, we delighted to hear that you enjoyed our exquisite cuisine, crafted by Executive Chef Kelli Crosson, and that our staff's service was exceptional. It will be a pleasure to elevate your dining experience again soon.

  6. BH

    BradleyH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! I had the duck breast and my wife had the scallops, both were perfectly cooked. The soup from fennel and celery root was amazing.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 24, 2023Dear Bradley, our kitchen staff will be especially happy to read this review, thank you. The duck breast and scallops are both guest favorites; we're glad you enjoyed them (and the soup!). We look forward to you dining with us again.

  7. H

    Hungry

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to dying here! Excellent food, terrific service, quiet atmosphere. A rare find in world of overpriced, loud bistros.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 24, 2023Dear guest, we value your comments and were pleased to welcome you back to A.R Valentien. Thank you for expressing such great satisfaction with your dining experience. We look forward to your next visit.

  8. DB

    DanB

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Did not get bit heat menu or bday dessert

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 24, 2023Dear Dan, thank you for pointing this out. We apologize for the oversight. Birthdays are something we usually take pleasure in celebrating, but it appears that we had no information about yours. It would be our pleasure to serve you again in the future.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated outside

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 19, 2023Dear guest, thank you for taking the time to rate your experience at A.R. Valentien. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the outdoor patio with sweeping views of the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  10. LL

    LhyzzaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food topped w/ excellent sevice. Mano, our server, knows his stuff. Thank you.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 19, 2023Dear guest, it was a pleasure to welcome you to A.R. Valentien. WThank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed the tasty cuisine and outstanding service. Executive Chef Kelli Crosson and Mano will be delighted that their efforts have exceeded your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

  11. D

    Davenport

    San Diego

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary with a spectacular meal at A.R. Valentien at the Lodge at Torrey Pines. We started by splitting a delicious citrus salad. For our main course, my wife had Colorado rack of lamb, and I had sable fish. Superb food. Extraordinarily fine and highly knowledgeable service by Connor. And all this in a beautiful and very quiet setting. Paul was also very attentive and knowledgeable. All in all, this was one of the finest dining experiences we have had in a long, long time.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 14, 2023Dear guest, happy anniversary! Thank you for your thoughtful review of A.R Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. It is our pleasure to have you here with us and allowing Executive Chef Kelli Crosson to prepare a memorable meal for you. We are delighted to hear that Connor and Paul provided exceptional service for your special day. Thank you again, and we look forward welcoming you back soon.

  12. t

    tylerd

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place and service is always beyond

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 10, 2023Dear Tyler, thank you for your return visit to A.R. Valentien. It's a pleasure to know that you enjoy our tasty cuisine, outstanding service, elegant ambiance. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

  13. J

    Jerry

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    The service was excellent and we enjoyed our evening. Neither one of us are big eaters, so we skipped the first course and after a glass of champagne ordered our Entrees. I chose the bouillabaisse. After removing the oyster & clam shells the actual seafood was very very minimal. I wanted protein not a piece of bread & cream sauce in my $50+ Entree. The dessert was ok.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 10, 2023Dear Jerry, thank you for dining at A.R. Valentien. It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the outstanding service and your overall experience. We appreciate your feedback about the bouillabaisse and have forwarded it to our culinary team for review. Thank you again, and we hope to welcome you back soon.

  14. ML

    MichaelL

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had excellent food, drinks & service to celebrate our 53rd wedding anniversary. Thanks to all at ARV for helping to make it a memorable night. We shall return!

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 10, 2023Dear Michael, happy anniversary and thank you for allowing A.R. Valentien to partake in your celebrations. Our Executive Chef, Kelli Crosson, really cares about using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients in crafting A.R. Valentien's seasonal menus. She will be pleased you enjoyed the cuisine. We look forward to sharing another memorable dining experience!

  15. CM

    CarolM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    For as many diners are there were- only about 6 entrees to choose from was limited. Would love to see a great, creative, vegetarian entree added.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 10, 2023Dear Carol, we appreciate hearing from you. Thank you for the 5-star review of your recent experience at A.R. Valentien. We have shared your feedback with our culinary team for consideration. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back.

  16. E

    Eric

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    We went for my wife's birthday. Easy to make reservations and they had made a customized menu (with her name), which was very nice. However, they seated us in an odd seat, where we faced this poor couple all evening from the side, and we had the loudest drunk people at the table next to us. We could barely hear each other. The appetizer was good, and the lamb was good. But my wife's steak was fatty/Tough and not good at all. The desert selection was poor, and we didn't pick anything. They brought out a "happy birthday" small plate as we were leaving, after we had paid! The server was sweet, but overall service wasn't in the class we would expect. The front desk girl even laughed as we walked out (weird & uncomfortable). We had been there a few times before and always had a good experience - really disappointed for this one.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 10, 2023Dear Eric, thank you for dining with us. While we appreciate your positive comments about the ease of reservations and the customized menu, we apologize that the rest of your experience did not meet your expectations. Our apologies also extend to the quality of the steak, the excessive noise, and the level of service provided. We strive to provide our guests with the best dining experience and are disappointed that we let you down. We hope you will return in the future for a better experience.

  17. WJ

    WhitneyJ

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Connor and Paul made our experience wonderful, unique and unforgettable! The food was amazing, especially the smoked trout first course and the bouillabaisse. Wine was excellent!

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 8, 2023Dear Whitney, we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our locally sourced cuisine, specifically the trout and bouillabaisse. Thank you for dining at A.R Valentien and taking the time to give us a 5-star review. It will be our pleasure to welcome you back again soon.

  18. S

    Susan

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Waiter and staff were excellent. Quality of the food superb. Clean and elegant dining room. Did not like the jazz music. The chef is obviously very creative and talented. We weren’t crazy about many of the selections on the menu. I had the spaghetti squash which was excellent and my husband had the trout which he enjoyed. Even though we did not order dessert the chef sent out a small plate of a variety of cookies etc. Bread was excellent- good variety. The waiter let us try the beet soup which was surprisingly delicious.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 8, 2023Dear Susan, it's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your recent experience at A.R. Valentien. We appreciate the feedback about the specific dishes as well as the music. We take pride in our dining experience and strive to ensure every guest leaves satisfied. Thank you for recognizing Executive Chef Kelli Crosson's talent. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

  19. ES

    EricS

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This place is boujee. Higher priced items, but we were well taken care of. Plus, a few extra perks due to having an anniversary. Definitely recommend.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Eric, Happy anniversary and thank you for allowing us to be a part of the celebration. Thank you for allowing Executive Chef Kelli Crosson to prepare a memorable anniversary meal. We are glad you enjoyed the little extras we look forward to hosting you again soon.

  20. j

    jeff

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, wonderful ambience, terrific service, and great food. What more could you ask for?

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Jeff, thank you for the compliments. We value your comments and were pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at A.R. Valentien. We look forward to your next visit.

  21. CR

    CarlsbadResident

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner with delicious crab encrusted sea bass and chocolate espresso pot de creme.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 4, 2023Dear guest, thank you for letting us know that you enjoyed the sea bass and pot de creme dessert. At A.R. Valentien, our Executive Chef, Kelli Crosson, really cares about using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients in crafting our seasonal menus. We look forward to elevating your next dining experience!

  22. BJ

    BeverlyJ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the great restaurants in the San Diego area. I have never understood why it does not have Michelin star equal to Addison's. One of the great secret great dining experiences

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 4, 2023Dear Beverly, thank you for your positive review and recommendation of A.R. Valentien. It means a lot to us to be described as "one of the great restaurant in San Diego." We appreciate your loyal patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love love love this place. The staff is wonderful and kind. The food it amazing and the setting very intimate.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on January 8, 2023Dear guest, thank you for your enthusiastic review. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Kelli Crosson, A.R. Valentien serves only the finest local products and seasonal fare in a refined and elegant environment. We are glad you enjoyed the intimate setting, our world-class service and delicious offerings and look forward to serving you again soon.

  24. HO

    HOLLYM

    Washington DC

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous. Gorgeous food, impeccable service, lovely ambience. The best lamb shank in the world. They really care. They go above and beyond to make your experience is perfection.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on December 30, 2022Dear Holly, thank you for your kind words about your recent visit to A.R. Valentien. It will make our culinary team happy to hear that you consider our lamb dish to be the best in the world. Our exemplary staff will be delighted to know that they made your experience memorable as well. We look forward to welcoming you back in the new year and wish you all the best.

  25. MD

    MarleneDS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    You will never make a bad choice by going to A.R. Valentien's at The Lodge. Sitting on the deck, you have to contend to some degree with the fly-by planes from Miramar Airfield but this does not detract from the overall experience. The food, service and ambiance are wonderful. The choice is always good and varied and prices are reasonable for the place and overall dining experience. This is where we go for birthday and anniversary celebrations, for entertaining guests and clients, and for treating ourselves to quiet intimate lunches or dinners. In the growing list of good restaurants in San Diego, A.R. Valentien's is a constant and never disappoints.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on December 30, 2022Dear Marlene, we thank you for your continued visits and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed lunch on our patio. Whether you're coming together for breakfast, lunch or dinner, A.R. Valentien's welcoming ambiance, delicious locally sourced cuisine, and world-class service promise a memorable experience. Whatever the occasion, we look forward to serving you again. Best wishes for a happy new year!

  26. L

    Lindsay

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this place! The staff goes above and beyond to keep you happy and the food is fantastic. Definitely going back.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on December 29, 2022Dear Lindsay, thank you for sharing your recent dining experience at A.R. Valentien. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our exquisite seasonal fare and personalized attention from our staff. Our team looks forward to elevating your next dining experience. Best wishes for a happy new year!

  27. HB

    HungryBear

    San Diego

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We absolutely love this Restaurant. 2nd time in 3 weeks. It’s always perfect in every way. Oh yea then there was the Sunset.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on December 28, 2022Dear valued guest, thank you for your return visit to A.R. Valentien. Delicious regional cuisine crafter by Executive Chef Kelli Crosson and amazing sunsets are a winning combination. We appreciate you sharing your experience at A.R. Valentien and hope you come back soon for another unforgettable experience. Wishing you a safe and happy new year.

  28. R

    Ranoa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Willow was our server. What a fantastic human being. The deck was almost empty and Everything was like always.... Excellent. Every bite and sip was 5 Stars.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on December 28, 2022Dear Ranoa, thank you for your loyal patronage of the years. We are thrilled to have been a special part of your mother's 80th birthday celebration. Thank you for letting us know about Willow's exemplary service and for your 5-star review. It is most important to us that your meal and dining experience were beyond satisfactory. We look forward to welcoming you back and wish you a happy and safe new year!

  29. CM

    ChristopherM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! By far the best restaurant in San Diego. The service was beyond expectation and the food was delicious. The staff went above and beyond to help us celebrate. We sat inside. ​The ambience was perfect and the seating was very comfortable. I highly recommend!

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on December 28, 2022Dear Christopher, thank you for your kind words regarding your visit to the A.R Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. It was our pleasure to have you here with us to celebrate your anniversary! Nothing makes us happier than knowing our staff and delicious cuisine enhanced your celebration. We hope to have you back in the near future and take part in more of your life’s celebrations and milestones. Wishing you a joyous new year!

  30. AI

    AnnI

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it. Our server was wonderful, the holiday decor was fabulous. Such a treat in a classic and classy setting.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on December 28, 2022Dear Ann, thank you for dining at A.R. Valentien. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Kelli Crosson, A.R. Valentien serves only the finest local products and seasonal fare in a refined and elegant environment. We are glad you enjoyed our holiday decor and experienced excellent service. We look forward to serving you again soon. Best wishes for a safe and happy new year!

  31. RD

    RomanticDiners

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely, memorable pre-Christmas dinner with our adult children!! The service was impeccable, the food divine and the ambiance superb. My only regret is I did not order the mushroom ragu, but my husband gave me a bite. Yumm! Also gluten-free accommodation was off the charts. Like I was a real person instead of gum stuck to the bottom of the wait staff’s shoe!! So grateful for that knowledge and attention to detail, but mostly just a special evening we will remember forever.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on December 24, 2022Dear guest, nothing means more to us than hearing that you had a memorable dining experience at A.R. Valentien. It's our pleasure to accommodate our guests' dietary needs and provide exemplary service. We hope you join us again soon for another elevated experience and we wish you a joyous holiday season.

  32. E

    Edie

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Breakfast is my favorite meal at A R Valentien and this holiday treat proved to be as exceptional as ever, enhanced by seeing the Christmas decor in the lobby. It's always a delight to arrive here and the staff are most welcoming.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on December 24, 2022Dear Edie, thank you for your loyal patronage. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and the holiday ambiance throughout our hotel and restaurant. It would be a pleasure to welcome you back in the near future. Wishing you a happy holiday season.

  33. DA

    DominickA

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food setting and service. Sommelier very knowledgeable with excellent wine list. Very festive evening in a truly beautiful lodge.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on December 24, 2022Dear Dominick, we appreciate your kind words about our Sommelier's expertise and holiday decor. Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed dining at A.R. Valentien. Your recommendation is much appreciated and we look forward to your return. Happy holidays!

  34. CR

    ConnieR

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening. Food and service was outstanding.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on December 24, 2022Dear Connie, thank you for joining us at A.R. Valentien, The Lodge's elegant and refined signature restaurant. We're glad to hear you enjoyed our outstanding cuisine and service. We look forward to welcoming you back and wish you a joyous holiday season.

  35. VS

    VickiSC

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    delicious holiday lunch with a very accommodating, holiday spirited server. highly recommend!!!

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on December 24, 2022Dear Vicki, we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our world-class service and holiday cheer! Thank you for sharing your recent lunch experience with us; we're happy it was a good one. We hope to see you again soon and wish you a happy holiday season.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lodge always has a way to make your experience magical. From the setting, to the service to the food, this place has it all. Special thanks to Chef Kelly and her team.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on December 24, 2022Dear guest, it's a pleasure to hear that you had a "magical" experience at A.R. Valentien. Executive Chef Kelli Crosson and her team will be delighted that their efforts have exceeded your expectations in crafting high-quality, exquisite seasonal fare. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Happy holidays.

  37. JD

    JeffD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So special & lovely.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on December 22, 2022Dear Jeff, thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your most recent visit to The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ signature restaurant A.R. Valentien. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our elegant and refined restaurant's regional cuisine, exceptional service, and memorable ambiance! Thank you again, and we are looking forward to you joining us again soon. Happy holidays from our team.

  38. S

    Sandy

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ambience-attentive service but not overbearing. Excellent presentation

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on December 22, 2022Dear Sandy, thank you for your kind words and recommendation of A.R.Valentien. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our world-class service and the presentation of our delicious dishes. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another elevated dining experience. Wishing you and yours a safe and joyous holiday season.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We sat at the terrace. Lovely ambience, quiet and calm. Our server was very knowledgeable and we appreciate his personal recommendations on the dishes and wines. Everyone was warm and friendly. They helped make our anniversary celebration feel so special and memorable.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on December 24, 2022Dear guest, Happy anniversary! Thank you for your thoughtful review of A.R Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. It was our pleasure to have you here with us. We are delighted to hear that your server provided exceptional service for your special day. Thank you again, and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Happy holidays!

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    Michele

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines is our go-to venue for special occasion celebrations. We returned last evening to celebrate my husband's birthday. Our new favorite waiter, Connor expertly, knowledgeably and without rushing us, he guided us through our meal (which was suburb). We look forward to returning, and we'll definitely request that Connor be our waiter.

    AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey PinesResponded on December 19, 2022Dear Michele, we strive to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions as much as possible, and to offer our diners variety. Thank you for sharing your experience with Connor. We are thrilled to hear that he attended to your dietary needs with expert care. Thank you for celebrating your husband's birthday with us, and we hope to have you back in the near future and take part in more of your life’s celebrations and milestones. The team at A.R. Valentien wishes you a very happy holiday season.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines is rated 4.7 stars by 1947 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

11480 North Torrey Pines Road, San Diego, CA 92037

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North Torrey Pines Road and Callan Road

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Wed–Sun 8:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Wed–Sun 11:30 am–2:30 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Californian, Fine cuts

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary self parking for our guests.

  • Public transit

    Bus stops a short walk from the hotel.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeff Jackson

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 777-6635

  • Catering

    The Lodge at Torrey Pines offers exceptional catering services for every occasion. Reach out to our talented team for additional information at https://www.lodgetorreypines.com/meeting-catering

  • Private party facilities

    With a California craftsman design, A.R. Valentien's private dining room is complemented with artwork, wooden walls, and two large windows overlooking the terrace. There is a $1000 food and beverage minimum.

  • Private party contact

    A R Valentien Reception Desk: (858) 777-6635

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