AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

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1158 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
*Daily specials from A.R. Valentien are available for curbside takeout from The Grill at Torrey Pines. Please visit https://www.lodgetorreypines.com/the-grill.*

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 lemon ricotta pancakes for breakfast, chicken “under a brick" with braised cavolo nero and shaved garlic for lunch, as well as the chicken liver pâté available for lunch or dinner. Guests have the option to dine in A.R. Valentien's elegant California Craftsman dining room or sit on the outdoor terrace which boasts stunning views of the Torrey Pines Golf Course.

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MaraP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely wonderful! I went there for my one-year anniversary. They made a point of marking the occasion in a very special way. The manager, Dan, was incredible!

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Lodge's signature restaurant A.R. Valentien. It brings us great joy knowing that our staff provided you with such a warm welcome to help celebrate this special occasion! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Lindakay
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the swordfish and short ribs. The swordfish was the best I’ve ever had. My companion said his ribs were excellent. We especially liked the crusty bread served with the meal. Service was attentive and prompt. Lovely restaurant; we chose to eat indoors this time but outdoor dining is available with heating to ward off any chill. Both options overlook the sea if you choose. Perfect for a special occasion.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for your thoughtful review of A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the regional cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Jeff Jackson! Thank you again, and we are looking forward to you joining us again soon.

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BillM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was good. Food was fair. Nice environment

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are dedicated to providing a five-star experience for each and every guest. We would like the opportunity to connect with you to learn more about how we can further elevate the overall guest experience. Should your time allow, please send us a private message with more details. Thank you, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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vipMonica
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place

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vipDineWell
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

San Diego's best breakfast is here! The apple-bran-spinach muffin top is brilliant, the lemon ricotta pancakes ethereal, everything about this place from the food to the setting is outstanding.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! The lemon ricotta pancakes are a guest favorite! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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RichardW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with professional yet friendly service on a relatively quiet elevated deck. The view was of the pool which might have been better but we were satisfied we were getting our money's worth.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your most recent visit to The Lodge’s signature restaurant A.R. Valentien. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the regional cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Jeff Jackson! Thank you again, and we are looking forward to you joining us again soon.

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doctord
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall choice of food is unique to many similar restaurants which feature fine dining. Service was excellent.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on March 2, 2020

It was our pleasure to have you here with us at The Lodge's signature restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the regional cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Jeff Jackson. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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KrisS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect!

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RitchE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting - service was superb and food was great!!!

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful visit of superb service, stunning views, and delicious cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Jeff Jackson. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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vipcpsd
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience.

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vipsth18
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot for a upscale lunch. Sit outside overlooking the pool. Food is outstanding. We love the 3 course local lunch.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on February 25, 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 love our local lunch tasting menu. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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DianeE
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful venue, with wonderful service. Great for a special celebration.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience at The Lodge’s signature restaurant A.R. Valentien. It is our pleasure to have you here with us and allowing Executive Chef Jackson to prepare memorable meals for your special occasion. Thank you again, and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

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ChristopherW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant refused to honor our reservation.

I booked a reservation through a link on the restaurant's website, which took me to OpenTable. At the restaurant the receptionist told me there was no record of our reservation. When I showed her the email confirming the reservation, she said that they sometimes had problems with reservations made through OpenTable. She said that since we didn't have a reservation, there was no table available.

She offered us an outside table, which we found unacceptable.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on February 21, 2020

We are sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies. Our restaurant was experiencing connection issues during at the time of your visit. While we are happy to hear that our team was able to offer you a table on our heated terrace, we are disappointed to hear that you chose to dine elsewhere. We hope that you will afford us another chance to earn back your trust back in the near future.

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vipJWMIII
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

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ChrisM
San Diego
15 reviews