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Cafe la Rue - La Valencia Hotel

3.8
3.8
77 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary European

Café La Rue is temporarily closed.

Café La Rue translates to "the street," and in La Jolla all streets lead to La Valencia Hotel and her chic, casual bistro designed as a European brasserie perfect for people watching. The eatery's natural light and airy art deco-inspired ambiance is accented with original mural paintings that mirror the café's own sidewalk seating along Prospect Street. As La Jolla's best interactive venue, a chef driven rotating seasonal menu ranges from shared plates to elegant entrees built with sustainable ingredients from local providers. Evening specials are served al fresco under the twinkling lights of the village-front courtyard, where delectable flavors mingle with irresistible live music and balmy ocean breezes.

Bring your four-legged friend to enjoy our dog menu available on our dog-friendly patio.

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Menu

Starters

  • Deviled Eggs$9.00

    whipped egg yolk meringue, mustard, paprika, dill

    • Roasted Street Corn$11.00

      tostada, cotija, charred lime, chili, pickled onion

      • Charred Brussels Sprouts$12.00

        kimchi, guanciale

        • Market Ceviche$14.00

          lime, radish, tomatillo aioli

          • Tuna Crudo$17.00

            sesame, avocado, cucumber, ash aioli

            • Mediterranean Mussels$18.00

              saffron, roasted garlic, lemon, toast

              • Oysters Rockafeller$16.00

                smoked kumiai oysters, bechamel, bacon, cornbread stuffing

                • Artisan Cheese + Charcuterie Board$24.00

                  chef's selection of meat, cheese + accoutrements

                  On Toast

                  • Avocado$12.00

                    8 grain, radish, sea salt, cold pressed olive oil

                    • Cold-Smoked Salmon$14.00

                      sourdough, aerated cream cheese, cucumber, dill, everything spice

                      • Wild Mushroom$13.00

                        8 grain, crispy prosciutto, balsamic glaze

                        Greens

                        Add chicken $6 | salmon $8 | flank steak $10

                        • Baja Caesar$15.00

                          romaine hearts, cotija, pepitas, tortilla strips, corn, chipotle caesar dressing

                          • Petite Spinach$14.00

                            lentils, cucumber, soft egg, crispy brussels sprouts, white miso dressing

                            • Roasted Beet$13.00

                              wild arugula, blackberry, fromage-blanc, purple basil vinaigrette

                              • The Wedge$14.00

                                iceberg, smoked blue cheese, tomato, cripsy prosciutto, pickled red onion

                                Flatbread

                                • Burrata$14.00

                                  herb pesto, arugula, roasted tomato, lemon, grilled artichoke

                                  • Achiote Pork$15.00

                                    charred tomatillo, crema, monterey jack, cilantro, pickled onion

                                    • Crispy Brussels Sprout$14.00

                                      bechamel, pea vines, chevre, mushrooms, balsamic reduction

                                      Sandwiches + Wraps

                                      served with market salad or french fries

                                      • La Rue Burger$16.00

                                        white cheddar, lettuce, pickled vegetable aioli

                                        • Crab Cake Blt$17.00

                                          smoked bacon, avocado, tomato, old bay aioli

                                          • Seared Salmon Sandwich$15.00

                                            watercress, tomato, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, basil aioli

                                            • Grilled Buffalo Chicken Wrap$15.00

                                              crudite slaw, blue cheese crema

                                              • French Dip$17.00

                                                prime rib, whole grain mustard, provolone, horseradish cream, au jus

                                                • Roasted Eggplant Wrap$14.00

                                                  squash, mushroom, muhammara, almond, alfalfa sprout

                                                  Features

                                                  available after 5:00pm

                                                  • Chimichurri Steak$24.00

                                                    flank steak, grilled vegetables, market greens

                                                    • Fish + Chips$21.00

                                                      jalapeno tartar, crudite slaw, salt + vinegar

                                                      • Roasted Mary's Half Chicken$22.00

                                                        grilled vegetables, goat cheese bread pudding

                                                        • Strozzapreti Pasta$19.00

                                                          wild mushroom, arugula, hazelnut, lemon zest, brown butter

                                                          Sweets

                                                          $10 each

                                                          • Creme Brulee

                                                            fresh berries, mint

                                                            • Chocolate + P. B.

                                                              graham cracker crust

                                                              • Fruit Tart

                                                                seasonal berry gelee

                                                                Libations

                                                                • The Pink Lady$16.00

                                                                  belvedere vodka, basil, watermelon, lime

                                                                  • Spicy Margarita$15.00

                                                                    herradura reposado, jalapeno, pineapple, chili

                                                                    • Summer of Love$13.00

                                                                      limoncello, strawberry, mint, cava float

                                                                      • La Rue Old Fashioned$14.00

                                                                        rittenhouse rye, luxardo cherry, orange zest

                                                                        • Cucumber Swizzle$16.00

                                                                          hendrick's gin, cucumber, lime, basil

                                                                          • La v Sangria$12.00

                                                                            white or red, proprietary blend

                                                                            • Blood Orange Lemonade$13.00

                                                                              absolut vodka, lemon, blood orange

                                                                              • Boston Sour$13.00

                                                                                buffalo trace bourbon, lemon, egg white

                                                                                • Old Thyme Mule$14.00

                                                                                  ketel one, thyme, elderflower, ginger beer

                                                                                  • Watermelon Fresca$13.00

                                                                                    xicaru mezcal, watermelon, mint, lime

                                                                                    Bubbles

                                                                                    • Poema Cava, Penedes$12.00

                                                                                      • Bouvet Brut Rose, Loire Valley$14.00

                                                                                        • Moet & Chandon, Epernay$18.00

                                                                                          • Veuve Clicquot, 'Yellow Label', Reims$25.00

                                                                                            White + Rose

                                                                                            • Ca'montini Pinot Grigio, Trentino$12.00

                                                                                              • Ferrari-Carano Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County$12.00

                                                                                                • Foxen Chenin Blanc, Santa Maria Valley$15.00

                                                                                                  • Au Bon Climat Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County$15.00

                                                                                                    • Jaffurs Viognier, Santa Maria Valley$16.00

                                                                                                      • ZD Chardonnay, California$20.00

                                                                                                        • Chateau de Rouet Rose, Provence$12.00

                                                                                                          Red

                                                                                                          • Terrazas Malbec, Mendoza$12.00

                                                                                                            • Smoke Tree Pinot Noir, Sonoma County$13.00

                                                                                                              • Stolpman Syrah, Ballard Canyon$14.00

                                                                                                                • B.R Cohn Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast$15.00

                                                                                                                  • Patz & Hall Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast$19.00

                                                                                                                    • The Prisoner Red Blend, Napa Valley$25.00

                                                                                                                      Beer

                                                                                                                        Draft

                                                                                                                        • Stella Artois$8.00

                                                                                                                          • Delirium Tremens$11.00

                                                                                                                            • Stone Delicious IPA$8.00

                                                                                                                              • Belching Beaver P.B. Stout$8.00

                                                                                                                                Craft

                                                                                                                                • Green Flash Lager$8.00

                                                                                                                                  • Alesmith .394 Pale Ale$8.00

                                                                                                                                    • Coronado Mermaid Red$8.00

                                                                                                                                      • Ballast Point Sculpin IPA$8.00

                                                                                                                                        • Mother Earth Cali Creamin'$8.00

                                                                                                                                          Imported

                                                                                                                                          • Corona$7.00

                                                                                                                                            • Beck's N/A$7.00

                                                                                                                                              Domestic

                                                                                                                                              • Budweiser$7.00

                                                                                                                                                • Coors Light$7.00

                                                                                                                                                  Libation Hour

                                                                                                                                                  3pm - 6pm daily

                                                                                                                                                    Bar Bites

                                                                                                                                                    • Pommes Frites$5.00

                                                                                                                                                      pickled vegetable aioli

                                                                                                                                                      • Deviled Eggs$6.00

                                                                                                                                                        whipped egg yolk meringue, paprika

                                                                                                                                                        • Vegetable Dip$7.00

                                                                                                                                                          market vegetable, sundried tomato, spinach, pita

                                                                                                                                                          • La Rue Sliders$8.00

                                                                                                                                                            white cheddar, lettuce, pickled vegetable aioli

                                                                                                                                                            • Salt + Vinegar Chicken Wings$9.00

                                                                                                                                                              seasonal crudite

                                                                                                                                                              • Artisan Cheese Board$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                artisan cheeses, crostini, jam, mustard

                                                                                                                                                                • Oysters Rockafeller$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                  bechemel, bacon, cornbread stuffing

                                                                                                                                                                  Sips

                                                                                                                                                                  • House Bubbles + White + Red Win$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • Draft Beer$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                      • Well Drinks$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                        Weekly Specials

                                                                                                                                                                        5:30pm-9:00pm

                                                                                                                                                                        • Supper Club Sundays

                                                                                                                                                                          $35 three course dinner + $10 whalers

                                                                                                                                                                          • Paella Mondays

                                                                                                                                                                            $19 paella + $10 sangria

                                                                                                                                                                            • Baja Tuesdays

                                                                                                                                                                              $3 tacos + $10 margaritas + $5 coronas

                                                                                                                                                                              • Shucks + Champs Wednesdays

                                                                                                                                                                                $9 half dozen oysters + $10 glasses veuve clicquot

                                                                                                                                                                                • Prime Rib Thursdays

                                                                                                                                                                                  $19 prime rib dinner + $10 martinis

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Live Entertainment

                                                                                                                                                                                    monday-thursday

                                                                                                                                                                                    Last updated: April 23, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                    What 77 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                                                                    3.8
                                                                                                                                                                                    3.8 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                    • 3.6Food
                                                                                                                                                                                    • 3.9Service
                                                                                                                                                                                    • 3.9Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                    • 3.5Value

                                                                                                                                                                                    NoiseModerate

                                                                                                                                                                                    67% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                                                                                                                      StuartB

                                                                                                                                                                                      Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food1service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                      A group of 10 of us reserved a table at Cafe La Rue last New Years Eve and we had an excellent time. A group of 8 of us reserved a table again this year for New Years Eve. The staff and service were good. All of the meals were poorly prepared. Several of us ordered a steak salad. The steak was tough and flavorless. An order of flat bread was cold as was the chicken breast in another meal. Our group was in La Jolla for five days of vacation and Cafe La Rue was the worst food we had by far. Extremely disappointed. We will not go to Cafe La Rue again.

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. J

                                                                                                                                                                                      Jack

                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                      19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 1, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                      This old LaJollan not the least upset with the redo of the old tired Whaling Bar. Love Cafe LaRue and wish more people would accept it.

                                                                                                                                                                                    3. CR

                                                                                                                                                                                      CherylR

                                                                                                                                                                                      Baja California Sur

                                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 19, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                      We arrived at 5:30 and there were no other people in the restaurant. Since it was happy hour that was not a good sign. While wine and beer was $10 and good quality we ordered off main menu for dinner. The menu consists of mostly sandwiches and similar light fare. When it arrived we were shocked at how small the portions were. For a turkey burger that was priced over $20 it was tiny. I ordered a $17 Caesar salad and it barely covered 1/2 the salad plate. All in all, service was friendly and La Valencia is always beautiful but don’t go for the food. Apparently more people knew this than me because even by time we left, place was still mostly empty.

                                                                                                                                                                                    4. c

                                                                                                                                                                                      carrie

                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                      103 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      103 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 15, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                      Always nice - we bring our friends.... too bad it’s almost empty....

                                                                                                                                                                                    5. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 3, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                      Made a reservation for 8pm on a Monday and got there and the restaurant was closed!

                                                                                                                                                                                    6. L

                                                                                                                                                                                      Lynda

                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on October 12, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                      Staff is very kind.

                                                                                                                                                                                    7. JK

                                                                                                                                                                                      JK123

                                                                                                                                                                                      Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on September 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                      Fantastic food and service- beautiful atmosphere - we loved it!!

                                                                                                                                                                                    8. K

                                                                                                                                                                                      Kary993

                                                                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on August 11, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                      We normally go here but this night was particularly slow and food not good nor service.

                                                                                                                                                                                    9. C

                                                                                                                                                                                      Chane1957

                                                                                                                                                                                      Montreal

                                                                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on July 6, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                      Jarrod was our server and he was great. Very friendly and informative. We needed to move our table and it was not a problem . The fish n chips and black bean burger were perfectly cooked. Fun dining experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                    10. CY

                                                                                                                                                                                      ChristineY

                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on June 27, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                      Server Jarred was wonderful very patient and attentive. Made the evening a real treat for the 4 of us.

                                                                                                                                                                                    11. KW

                                                                                                                                                                                      KenW

                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                      29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 17, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                      We love the atmosphere dining outside with our dog, Millie. Jared is our regular server and he is very personable

                                                                                                                                                                                    12. w

                                                                                                                                                                                      worldtraveler

                                                                                                                                                                                      Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 18, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food1service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                      Went there for the oysters and champagne Wednesday and had oysters that are nonexistent. A dozen of their oysters don’t even add up to one real oyster. What a waste of money!

                                                                                                                                                                                    13. IM

                                                                                                                                                                                      IndiaM

                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 7, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                      Cafe la Rue at Hotel la Valencia is a lovely place and a wonderful stop to show off beautiful La Jolla to guests. Service is excellent but the food is hit & miss. This time I had the cheese and meat plate. Very expensive for the tiny amount of food on the enormous plate that took up our entire table. I also ordered the ceviche which was basically inedible. I have had wonderful food there but this visit was a disappointment.

                                                                                                                                                                                    14. SB

                                                                                                                                                                                      StuartB

                                                                                                                                                                                      Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on January 1, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                      Reserved a table for 10 people on New Years Eve. Upon our arrival we were greeted by our server Cassidy who was a fantastic server and an excellent representative for the restaurant, our table was spacious and extremely comfortable in a lovely location we all had a fabulous time.

                                                                                                                                                                                    15. RA

                                                                                                                                                                                      RALPH

                                                                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on November 23, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                      had turkey dinner cold. sliver of pie for ten dollars. coffee cold not good at all

                                                                                                                                                                                    16. DM

                                                                                                                                                                                      DavidM

                                                                                                                                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on October 21, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall2food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                      Local resident. Inside seating atmosphere zero. Sevice and food was fine. Bring back the Whaling Bar!

                                                                                                                                                                                    17. c

                                                                                                                                                                                      carrie

                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                      103 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      103 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on October 9, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                      what has happened to the Happy Hour offerings???? They were once VERY GOOD and ABUNDANT

                                                                                                                                                                                    18. s

                                                                                                                                                                                      segolen

                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on October 8, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                      Waitress was so nice and helpful!

                                                                                                                                                                                    19. DM

                                                                                                                                                                                      DaveM

                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                      66 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      66 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on August 12, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                      Food was great. Best French Dip I've had in a long time. Good wine-by-the-glass selection.

                                                                                                                                                                                    20. JA

                                                                                                                                                                                      JerryA

                                                                                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on August 5, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                      With only one waiter to handle a full room she did a great job.

                                                                                                                                                                                    21. A

                                                                                                                                                                                      Ambrosia

                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on August 3, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall2food2service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                      I went with two friends for Thursday Night Prime Rib at 6:00 o'clock and we could not hear ourselves talk. Earplugs should be at every table. The music was waaaayy too loud for dining. The room apparently has absolutely no sound absorbing materials so the Cafe was loud enough to cause me to want a decibel meter. We could not carry on much of a conversation and had to often repeat what had been said. One waiter actually stood near our table and shouted several times diagonally across the bar to get the attention of another waiter who was maybe eight to ten feet away. The food was okay but who cares when the dining experience was so horrible? If I were at the bar and slamming shots, the evening might have been enjoyable. Sadly, I was trying to have a nice dinner in a place that has such a nice history in La Jolla. La V can no longer bask in its former glory; it seems those days are GONE. No reason to go back to this dud of a place.

                                                                                                                                                                                    22. AB

                                                                                                                                                                                      AnaB

                                                                                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on July 30, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food2service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                      Service was good, both hostess and server were on point. Food was a bit pretentious, very little portions and pretty much tasteless. Desserts on the other hand were delicious but nothing that you cannot find somewhere else for half the price. Price was excesive. The ambiance was quiet and the view over la Joya Cove was gorgeous. If not for the view there is probably nothing that would bring me back to this restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                                                    23. CI

                                                                                                                                                                                      CharlesInCharge

                                                                                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on July 26, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                      Pretty mediocre food. Pizza was kinda lame, as was the salad. Server didn’t really understand what vegetarianism was. Beautiful building though! Solid oysters.

                                                                                                                                                                                    24. h

                                                                                                                                                                                      historicdine

                                                                                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on June 22, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                      Delicious food, excellent service, nice location. I will visit there again!

                                                                                                                                                                                    25. J

                                                                                                                                                                                      Jf2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on June 17, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                      Great food and ambiance! Would definitely recommend and come back!

                                                                                                                                                                                    26. CT

                                                                                                                                                                                      CatherineT

                                                                                                                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on June 15, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall2food1service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                      Mediocre food - veggie dip was block of cream cheese with arugula and pasta dish was nothing like proposed on the menu. The place would need a little updating and upgrading

                                                                                                                                                                                    27. AC

                                                                                                                                                                                      AlanC

                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on June 8, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                      We wanted a good meal for a reasonable price and found this place had a Thur. special Prime Rib dinner for $19.95. The food was very good along with drinks and service. They also had live entertainment in the lounge which was good. We returned the following evening for live entertainment on the courtyard patio which was just fantastic. Drinks are a little pricey but,after all , this is La Jolla !

                                                                                                                                                                                    28. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on May 14, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                      Wonderful food and fun atmosphere

                                                                                                                                                                                    29. x

                                                                                                                                                                                      xteaguy

                                                                                                                                                                                      Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                                      34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 9, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                      Comfortable with good service and food

                                                                                                                                                                                    30. DW

                                                                                                                                                                                      DawnaW

                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on April 1, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                      Great location but food was mediocre. Crab cake sandwich had to be returned because it was burnt! French Dip sandwich was ok but nothing special. Ceviche was good but not a standard ceviche with a tomato base.

                                                                                                                                                                                    31. TL

                                                                                                                                                                                      TishL

                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 23, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                      Went for Prime rib/martini special on a Thursday night. Cool vibe, great food, terrific service.

                                                                                                                                                                                    32. B

                                                                                                                                                                                      Buntz

                                                                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                      790 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      790 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on February 22, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                      Had nice, very casual meal in hotel bar setting. 6 oysters for $9 were a bargain appetizer. Fish and chips and 1/2 chicken were quite good entrees. Enjoyed the lounge pianist.

                                                                                                                                                                                    33. C

                                                                                                                                                                                      Carl

                                                                                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 30, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                      The dining was great once we got seated, but the reservation experience was not so good. They had never heard of us. In fact, they don't take reservations. I'm not sure what this place is doing on Open Table. You should either get this sorted out with the restaurant or remove them from Open Table.

                                                                                                                                                                                    34. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on December 26, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                      It was closed even though we had reservation Via Open table ...... the hours are wrong on his AP And trying to find a place to eat while on Vacation is Not Fun

                                                                                                                                                                                    35. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on November 24, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                      Enjoyable meal on Black Friday. A good escape from shopping just to people watch and have a wonderful lunch. Beet salad was great!

                                                                                                                                                                                    36. DJ

                                                                                                                                                                                      DianeJ

                                                                                                                                                                                      Miami

                                                                                                                                                                                      39 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      39 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on November 5, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                      We enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere at Cafe le Rue. Limited menu but we liked all the choices. Our server was great and the food was delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                    37. DO

                                                                                                                                                                                      DORIS

                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                      20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on October 31, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                      The service was very poor. Our food did not come out for over 1/2 hour. Our salad came first, then the entree and then the appetizer. The waiter never asked us if we wanted more wine. There only maybe 2 other tables with costumers. So it wasn’t because they were busy. Very disappointed.

                                                                                                                                                                                    38. GA

                                                                                                                                                                                      GinaA

                                                                                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on October 15, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                      My friend’s Mother was here visiting from out of town. I only see her every 2 years, so I wanted her to experience the La Valencia.

                                                                                                                                                                                    39. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                                                      24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on September 23, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                      Wonderful and delicious. Service was great.

                                                                                                                                                                                    40. LS

                                                                                                                                                                                      LindaS

                                                                                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                      Dined on September 5, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                      They claimed they did not have a reservation for me even after I showed them my email confirmation. There were plenty of empty tables but that's not the point. Service was slow - waitrress disappeared for long periods of time. Disappointed in food. Too bad as the ambiance is very nice.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    Cafe la Rue - La Valencia Hotel is rated 3.8 stars by 77 OpenTable diners

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