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About AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

In our signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien, Chef Jeff Jackson showcases, fresh market driven seafood, meats, produce and dairy products.

The menu is determined and influenced by what is available at any given time during the various seasons. Certain farms have been commissioned to produce items specific to the Lodge. Local small fish and seafood companies who deal in regional Southern California and Baja "catches" are utilized, as well as other west coast purveyors.

Out of respect for the quality of the foodstuffs available, the cooking is somewhat restrained in order to take advantage of the natural flavors and textures of the ingredients.

Because of this more "hands off" approach and the use of simple seasonings, various olive oils, and intense broths and juices as flavoring mediums, the dishes retain their nutritional integrity as well.

11480 North Torrey Pines Road
San Diego, CA 92037
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
BREAKFAST
Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat - Sun: 7:00 am - 11:30 am

LUNCH
Mon - Fri: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

DINNER
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
North Torrey Pines Road and Callan Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(858) 777-6635

Website:
http://www.arvalentien.com/

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment
Wednesday thru Friday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Catering:

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet or self parking for our guests.

Public Transit:
Bus stops a short walk from the hotel.

Executive Chef:
Jeff Jackson

Private Party Facilities:
The private dining room is complimented with artwork, wooden walls, and two large windows overlooking the terrace. There is a $500 minimum for lunch and a $1000 minimum for dinner.

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

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
* Artisan Dinners on Thursday Nights *

Enjoy a unique farm-to-table San Diego dining experience at The Lodge's signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien. This intimate, communal meal is set on the heated outdoor terrace overlooking Torrey Pines Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean.

* 15th Annual Celebrate the Craft *
October 29, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tickets are available for $135* per person

Join us as The Lodge at Torrey Pines presents one of Southern California’s premiere food festival created to showcase regionally grown ingredients, the finest chefs, food artisans, wine, and craft beer.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Lodge at Torrey Pines’ signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien, and enjoy a prix fixe four-course meal featuring the tastes of the season.
starting at $110 per person ($55 under 12)

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Christmas Eve promises to be scrumptious at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge. Enjoy a prix fixe four-course meal from renowned Executive Chef Jeff Jackson in the timbered indoor-outdoor dining room overlooking the 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course.
starting at $110 per person ($55 under 12)

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Christmas Eve promises to be scrumptious at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge. Enjoy a prix fixe four-course meal from renowned Executive Chef Jeff Jackson in the timbered indoor-outdoor dining room overlooking the 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course.
starting at $110 per person ($55 under 12)

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Say farewell to 2017 with a Gala prix fixe five-course meal from renowned Executive Chef Jeff Jackson. Beckon in the New Year in style while dining on the patio or elegant dining room of A.R. Valentien.
starting at $125 per person ($65 under 12)

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.6

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4.7

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4.1

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (51)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Scenic View (45)
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Romantic (43)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Good for a Date (39)
Quiet Conversation (37)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Fit for Foodies (31)
Worth the Drive (30)
Notable Wine List (25)
Local Ingredients (23)
Business Meals (23)
Cozy (17)
Tasting Menu (17)
Authentic (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Seasonal (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Waterfront (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Organic (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Healthy (6)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Live Music (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Staff, both wait and valet, were exceptionally attentive! At our request, we were seated inside. A short time later another group of ladies were seated at a table immediately behind our table, causing us to be concerned that we would have to talk over each other. Blessedly, their table conversation went unnoticed by us!

We felt the drinks were too expensive for the small amount of alcohol. I ordered a "Bloody Mary", while a friend had a double "Martini".

My entree was the swordfish, which was juicy and tasty. The accompanying corn serving was great. My friends had the hamburger which was tasty, but too thick/tall to get into their mouth around. One gal discarded her bun.

Dessert was delicious! We ordered Cream Burlee and the upside down cake. Both were just the right amount to finish off our meals.

The valet service were friendly and speedy in retrieving our vehicle. They not only expressed they would look forward to seeing us again, but also recommended that we stroll through the garden which apparently has plants native to the Torrey Pines preserve!

Again, it was an enjoyable lunch and ambience!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Fabulous service with really nice special touches, like having a customized menu with "Happy Anniversary" on the top. Food was absolutely delicious as well. Would recommend it to others and is wonderful for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We returned, this time to celebrate my birthday. Steve G was our waiter, and he was delightful.. helpful fun, energetic. Thank you!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Anniversary

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Went for lunch since we are visiting San Diego for our anniversary. Gave us a special anniversary menu to take home!! Super cute!! The service was amazing and all the people who work there were super friendly. The food was pretty good, had the duck and seared tuna. The view was amazing!! It was a great experience.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere with beautiful views and historic ambience. Also excellent service
and outstanding food. Menu is full of fresh, local ingredients, prepared to bring out the food's natural flavor. Intimate, cozy atmosphere full of charm. Thank you.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Nos encanto venir y ya somos frecuentes. La comida está preparada con mucha elegancia y los sabores están muy bien balanceados. El servicio es excelente y su pan fuera de serie!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Service was great and the attention to detail was top notch but the food was just ok. Although my wife did love her steak. For the high price, I expected more.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Exceptional meal, as always. Great for business lunches and dinners. Family loves coming here. perfect all-year-round.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Organic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Positives: The food is brilliantly prepared and very healthy, with a spectrum of flavors using great ingredients. The corn muffins are "to die for." The ambiance is awesome.
Negatives: my flatiron steak was a little undercooked and tough and a little pricey.
Summary: great food, service & venue, but a little pricey.

Tags: Organic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food was perfection and the atmosphere is wonderful. The service was attentive but not overly so, we'll definitely be going back! It's among our favorite restaurants now, only wish we had gone sooner!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We were with friends who were celebrating their anniversary. The food was excellent and so was the service. I would recommend Valentines for a quiet dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Service was great , but food was average

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Went for anniversary dinner. Quiet and comfortable dining room and outdoor seating as well. Have enjoyed this restaurant in the recent past. Service friendly and attentive. Good drinks. Corn soup and a tomato salad were quite tasty. Main course of pork chop was overly smoky but very juicy and tender. Chickpea accompaniment was unsuccessful. Only a few dessert choices but strawberry tart was satisfactory and was followed by extra plate of small sweets which were good. Overall a nice evening but the food wasn't at their usual level.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Wonderful setting, couldn't be better. I have been here numerous times as it seems like a special place. The food was not as spot on as it usually is. Service is great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very Good every time. The local vegetables make an outstanding meal

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Superb. Everything was perfection. The wine list is extensive but extremely reasonable. Ingredients were wonderfully fresh. And you can't beat the decor.

Tags: Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The ambiance, food, service were all around excellent; the duck is to die for!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here and it was amazing. Our waiter, Bradford, was attentive and friendly. Our food was delicious and the ambiance is classy!

Tags: Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

What a pleasure it was to have lunch at AR Valentine. I let them know ahead of time we were celebrating my daughter's acceptance to college and they went far above and beyond to make her feel special. Also, the food was flawless and the view spectacular. I look forward to returning for dinner sometime.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 7, 2017

The food was wonderful! Loved the beautiful vegetables from local producers.

Tags: Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Excellent service & food as always. Gorgeous sunset and setting.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Seasonal, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I enjoyed the quiet and the ability to have a meaningful conversation. The staff were attentive and the food came out promptly from the kitchen. We had fish perfectly prepared. It is a beautiful place with a great panorama of the sky and the rich greens of the golf course.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The food and service were top notch. The atmosphere was inviting. There is seating in the lodge and on the patio. The seared duck breast with duck confit leg was one of the best duck dishes I've ever experienced. The vegetables and salads were fresh. The smoked trout appetizer was perfect - not oily and not dry. Excellent wine list with mostly California varietals and a knowledgeable servers. The fresh bread, especially the corn muffins, were delicious. The cost for dinner with cocktails, a nice bottle of wine ($80), two appetizers, entrees, coffee and shared dessert were about $125/per person. Not too bad for a special occasion. I would definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Memphis)·Dined on August 3, 2017

This was the second time eating at this beautiful restaurant and it does not disappoint. The outside alone is beautiful and impressive and as soon as you walk through the door you know this is going to be special. The service is impeccable and you feel relaxed while enjoying the beautifully cooked food. The view from the terrace is as beautiful as it looks on the TV and the fact that this is a well renowned golf course just adds to the venue. I would highly recommend the bar and the restaurant for any occasion if you want to be spoilt.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Awesome brick chicken

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The ambiance was excellent, as was the food. The waiter was attentive (though after being offered more bread, my husband had to ask a second time for it). We appreciated being brought a complementary serving of vegetables. We enjoyed the reference on our menu to it being our wedding anniversary. The bar tender was helpful when I asked questions about their selection of single malt whiskys.
I was surprised that I wasn't offered gluten-free bread (yes, I had made it known when I booked the reservation that I must eat gluten-free, and this was later confirmed).
I was shocked to see the "Minimum Wage Surcharge" on our bill.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Absolutely top notch food, view, and service! Every time we come I am impressed by the originality and the quality of the food - superb! The wine list is well thought out as well.

Tags: Organic, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

My client and her tax preparer and I meet for lunch at The Lodge regularly and unfortunately yesterday's service was horrible. I would not expect to have to ask for butter three times. Lunch took over 2 hours and that s too long to have to be away from the office. Service was exceedingly slow and for no apparent reason - the restaurant was only moderately full. Disappointed.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 24, 2017

All ways a treat to go to this restaurant . The Evans family has created a very special hotel, restaurant and atmosphere. You will not be disappointed in this family owned place. The fresh flowers, views, service, menu, and food never fail to impress me each time I go .

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

An overall excellent experience. Fine food, attentive service, helpful sommelier, elegant and subdued ambience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We expected better service from this restaurant

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Live locally so visit seasonally. Menu items are all deliciously prepared. Service is excellent. Views are beautiful.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We had a wonderful time at the restaurant. The waiters are always pleasant and well trained. Our meals were excellent. I had halibut. My martini was well made. This is a go to place for special occasions!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Incredible/beautiful venue, great service, incomparable views, and very good food too. Party of four, celebrating a 93rd birthday; personalized menu is/will be a keepsake - Thank you!. Total came to about $180, incl tip/no alcohol, so not inexpensive, but neither is the setting and service. Def a spec occasion consideration - everyone in our party loved the food and Miguel, our server.
Icing on the cake was a very well known TV celebrity, seated at the adjacent table ... the place was discreetly 'abuzz.'

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I hope the chef stays for a very long time. Every dish I have tasted is excellent. Service is friendly but professional and unobtrusive. Quiet enough to actually carry on a conversation even when the dining room is full. Love this place.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 21, 2017

AR Valentien is a truly exceptional venue for imaginative cuisine. Food is locally sourced. Views out toward the golf course and ocean are spectacular. This is an ideal location for special occasions.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Absolutely Phenomenal service. So grateful for the overwhelmingly attentive hospitality.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Been awhile since my last visit. Glad to see the same staff for the most part which is itself a comfort. Impeccable food and service. Not inexpensive but worth the money in every respect

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Terrific food and beautiful ambience. A really lovely place to dine. We sat on the outdoor deck on a lovely summer evening and were able to have a nice four way conversation. This is just not possible in so many noisy restaurants these days. We love A R Valentien!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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