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Best American Restaurants in La Jolla


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A photo of Mediterranean Room - La Valencia Hotel restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • La Jolla
Booked 34 times today
The Mediterranean Room at La Valencia Hotel excels in offering a sumptuous American cuisine selection. Combining the lively Californian atmosphere with a fantastic menu, it has quickly garnered rave reviews. Patrons value its broad selection, ranging from the acclaimed WAGYU BURGER for lunch and enticing CORIANDER SUGARED PERSIMMON SCALLOPS for dinner to a unique weekend brunch like the LOBSTER BENEDICT. Diners often compliment the restaurant on the creativity and substance of its dishes, saying that the food is "amazing." They also note the excellent customer service and the stunning Pacific views. The service is described as impeccable and the atmosphere as beautiful and refreshing. Reviewers specifically praised the hummus appetizer and salmon dish, vouching for a return visit for the outstanding food, view, and service.
A photo of Brockton Villa restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • La Jolla
Booked 29 times today
Brockton Villa is a hidden gem in the Californian culinary scene, known for its delightful Californian cuisine. Located on the picturesque La Jolla Cove, its breathtaking views have impressed several patrons. As one review states, "You could not ask for a better view of the Southern California coastline while enjoying a fabulous meal." Customers regard the food as "delicious," "amazing," and "top notch," particularly mentioning the French toast and hanger steak as favorites. The restaurant is also celebrated for its excellent service and unique atmosphere, offering what several reviewers describe as a "joyful California experience." Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Brockton Villa provides an extraordinary dining experience, capturing the essence of Californian cuisine and culture.
A photo of NINE-TEN restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • La Jolla
Booked 26 times today
Located in Southern California, NINE-TEN is a culinary haven acclaimed for its Californian cuisine. With a regularly changing menu featuring imaginative flavor combinations, NINE-TEN has received high praise from customers who can't wait to return. Its offering 'Mercy of the Chef' tasting menu stands out particularly, showcasing the essence of Californian cuisine where ingredients take center stage. Several customers recall the exceptional taste of dishes like house-made Corn Cream Raviolis, Duck Breast, and Scallops, which left pleasant surprises. The service is praised to be attentive and professional, contributing to a memorable dining experience. Many also found the wine pairing perfect, with the wine list offering a wide selection. With such plaudits, NINE-TEN unquestionably embodies the best of Southern Californian dining experiences.
A photo of Aldea La Jolla restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • La Jolla
Booked 4 times today
Mermaids & Cowboys stands out as a top-notch Seafood restaurant nestled in the charming village of La Jolla. This spot has been applauded by visitors for its impressive menu that seamlessly blends fresh seafood and succulent steaks, creating a delightful gastronomical experience. The bone marrow crab cakes and the freshness of the seafood are particularly praised in numerous reviews. Patrons report an enjoyable dining experience complimented by the professional, friendly, and attentive staff. The exciting vibe coupled with the tasteful decor adds to the allure, making Mermaids & Cowboys a must-visit for quality seafood cuisine. Indeed, it's no surprise that this gem has become a new favorite spot for many.
A photo of The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • La Jolla
Booked 27 times today
The Shores Restaurant at La Jolla Shores Hotel is a testament to fine American cuisine. Many reviewers have applauded the restaurant's fresh and delicious food, notably the swordfish and carne asada fries. The restaurant also takes pride in its exquisite coffee that's noted as fresh during dessert time. The stunning view of the sunset over the Pacific Ocean further enhances the dining experience, lending a sense of tranquillity and peace. Diners also praise the friendly and attentive service, as well as the welcoming atmosphere. The Shores is recognised for serving delectable food in an unforgettable setting, leaving a lasting imprint of a quintessential American dining experience.
A photo of Paradisaea restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • La Jolla
Booked 31 times today
Paradisaea, located in Bird Rock, San Diego, is lauded for its exceptional Californian cuisine. Patrons are consistently impressed with the restaurant, praising the organized kitchen, knowledgeable staff, perfect ambiance, and live piano performances. Particularly highlighted are the freshness, quality, and unique flavors of the food, with many commenting on the evident dedication to creating each dish. Standouts include the Milk and Honey Sundae and the Mandarin Creamsicle dessert. Reviews mention the innovative menu, with one customer describing the jalapeño Caesar salad as a "game-changing twist". The service has also been praised as excellent, despite a few isolated experiences. "An amazing experience," "excellent food and service", and "highly recommend" are among the recurrent phrases in Paradisaea's reviews.
A photo of The Fishery restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Pacific Beach
Booked 44 times today
Based in San Diego, The Fishery has earned its reputation as one of the best seafood restaurants in the area. Customers are captivated by the outstanding food and service, with many describing the seafood as fresh, innovative, and healthy. Top choices from the menu include oysters, mussels, swordfish, macadamia-crusted Alaskan halibut, and mouth-watering seafood linguini. Newly appointed Chef Jon Bautista receives high praise for his creativity and skill, with dishes like amberjack carpaccio and king salmon cooked in brown butter winning diners over. The quality of the seafood at The Fishery is excellent and the restaurant has become a neighborhood gem, with many customers returning frequently to savor the delightful cuisine.
A photo of Bernini's Bistro & Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • La Jolla
Booked 17 times today
Bernini's Bistro in La Jolla, California is hailed as a gem of Italian cuisine. Reviews from patrons highlight its excellent Italian food, service, and an atmosphere that makes you forget you're in California. The restaurant consistently impresses with plentiful and tasty pasta dishes, beautifully presented and perfectly cooked meals. It is recognized as a top-notch choice for Italian food lovers, even compared to Italian trattorias in Boston and Italy itself. This locals' favorite is praised for its unique vibe and attentive staff. Frequent customers denote it as their go-to spot for authentic Italian cuisine, always leaving eager to return for more.
A photo of The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • La Jolla
Booked 56 times today
The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines is often touted as an excellent choice for American cuisine. Located in a scenic and peaceful setting, diners compliment both the ambience and the food. Customers consistently praise the exceptional quality of dishes such as the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, the oak smoked short rib hash, and the tri-tip. Many remark on the restaurant's ability to offer a relaxing and upscale atmosphere that complements the delicious cuisine. The reviews frequently mention an attentive and friendly service, making the entire dining experience at The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines a memorable one.
A photo of The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar- La Jolla restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • La Jolla
Booked 17 times today
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar in La Jolla offers an exceptional seafood cuisine experience. Customers rave about their "knowledgeable and courteous" staff, as well as the stunning presentation of the food. Many recommend their raw seafood tower, praising it as "absolutely fabulous". The seafood specialties, such as the lobster risotto and the cioppino, boast of rich and fresh flavors. One notable review cited their "outstanding food" as a "quite a nice surprise". The excellent service further enhances the dining experience, with servers like Paul and Kelly receiving accolades for their attentive and professional conduct. As one satisfied customer puts it, "Their seafood is always on point and their service is always thorough and professional."
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