AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Roasted Liberty Duck Breast And Confit Leg
Farro Filled Cabbage Rolls, Tangerine, Tokyo Turnips
Caramelized Sea Scallops
Butter Braised Radishes, Sugar Snap Peas, Escarole
Little Gems, Caramelized Glacier Blue, Poppy Seed Dressing
Awesome place as always! Had a really good birthday experience there.
It was a wonderful dining experience. I would love to return.
We reserved a number of tables for our party of 13 to accommodate social distancing; however, the venue could not place us near our aggregate party. Our table of 4 was far from the other members of our group. We were told that a table top 5 five near our party was "reserved" which precluded us from dining near our friends, which was very odd. Move a table! Given that we paid for 13 diners, one would think they would have made an accommodation of some sort. Food is good, staff is very polite, but not cooperative.
Our server was very snooty as if she was doing us a favor for being a waitress during Covid. We appreciate everyone that continued to work during the pandemic but no need to have an attitude about it!
Excellent food and service.
This is one of the finest gourmet restaurants at which have had the pleasure of dining. You can tell simply from reading the menu that the food is going to be exceptional. Needless to say, it was, in fact, quite exceptional. Our server was Andy and the sommelier is Paul. They both were fantastic and made our dinner and even more enjoyable experience. I definitely will go back to this wonderful restaurant the next time I’m in the San Diego area.
Beautiful dining experience. Stunning sunset view, delicious cuisine and attentive, friendly service. Highly recommend
We had a wonderful evening. Great service and food.
Loved the special details celebrating our anniversary.
We love Torrey and AR VLentein. It is our “magic” place.
Where else can you watch a stunning sunset, imbibe an elegant chardonnay, a well structured cabernet, a longed for Manhattan, and an ice wine for a marvelous finale, and savor the memorable lobster minestra, oysters rockefeller, swordfish with mussels and fennel, and duck breast and confit? A.R. Valentien is the place to dine right now!
Loved the food, the service, nice architecture and nice view for sunsets.
Excellent service and a 5 star meal
Enjoyed a birthday dinner, outdoors by the pool due to Covid. Service was excellent and food was outstanding. We look forward to going back when we can dine indoors again.
Warm and cozy on the outdoor terrace. It was a pleasure to have a delicious meal in surroundings both beautiful and safe.
As usual good food and great service. We are glad they are open again.
We’ve been dining here for years and our experience has always been memorable. Everything from the staff to the food to the plating is executed at the highest level. But what my wife and I really enjoy is the way the people make us feel special. Whether it’s the warmth of our server or the sommelier sharing a taste of a new wine they’ve discovered. This is what a special night out is all about!
Eating at AR Valentien every year for our Anniversary is always such a pleasurable experience.
Excellent food and service. There on the 1st day they were open - everything was very smooth,
Beautiful and comfortable outdoor dining with great service. Would like to see more mainstream dishes on the menu, but what we had was good.
Wonderful food, ambiance, service, and setting!
We always have a good time and a good meal at AR Valentine it’s one of our favorite restaurants.
We also like to go there for special occasions.
We’ve traveled the world and this is by far the most wonderful meal we have ever experienced. Every dish was exceptional. It was so good we returned the following night!
Excellent food and great service!
Great food & service & management
The ambiance, food and service were great. It was a very good value.
Fantastic food! Lovely server!
Bday they forgot the cake
Outstanding meal and service!
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!).
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.
Had an incredible time here with my mom. We absolutely enjoyed our dinner experience.
This is my third time here and the food is consistently excellent!
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!
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?
The service was great. We were just hoping to have a real special meal. It was good.
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.
Food was fantastic and service was impeccable!!
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.
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.
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.
Amazing place to eat with an amazing menu. One of San Diego's finest restaurants.
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.
AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines is rated 4.8 stars by 1325 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.