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About Cusp Dining & Drinks

Dining at Cusp is a treat for your senses. Enjoy coastal fare with an emphasis on fresh seafood like Scottish Salmon or Lamb roasted to perfection. Rustic flatbreads from our pizza oven and savory sides compliment our fresh pastas and entrées. Savor Chef Ingrid’s flavorful dishes, chat with friends, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Pacific from our 11th floor dining room.

Enjoy the view, while sipping a custom craft cocktail made with our housemade infused spirits and fresh juices.

Not just for special occasions (but perfect for that, too), Cusp is your neighborhood spot. Stylish and relaxed, Cusp is the place to chill out with your friends while enjoying craft cocktails and creative cuisine—the stellar view is on the house.

7955 La Jolla Shores Drive
11th Floor
San Diego, CA 92037
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Dining Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am
Weekend Brunch:7:00am- 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11am-5:00pm
Weekend Lunch: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Bar: Open Daily 7am-10pm
Happy Hour: Served Daily 4pm-6pm
Dinner: Monday-Sunday: 5:00pm-10pm

Cross Street:
Torrey Pines

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 551-3620

Website:
http://www.cusprestaurant.com/

Catering:
Combine Cusp’s delicious Coastal cuisine, stylish atmosphere, stellar service, and the most beautiful ocean view in San Diego to make your private dining experience unforgettable.



Cusp Dining & Drinks and Hotel La Jolla will make your private dining celebration a success! Choose from our creative, seasonal menus or let Chef Ingrid customize a menu to suit you and the occasion. Using the finest local and seasonal ingredients let Cusp host your birthday, anniversary, wedding, reception—we are only limited to your whim and imagination!

Parking Details:
Validated Valet is available at the Hotel La Jolla for Cusp Dining & Drinks and our Hiatus Pool Side Lounge...Free Of Charge!!

Public Transit:
North Torrey Pines Road and La Jolla Shores

UTC 150

Executive Chef:
Ingrid Funes

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Combine Cusp Dining & Drink’s incredible views with the outstanding talent of Executive Chef Ingrid Funes and her culinary team for a private event unlike anything else in San Diego.



Located on the 11th floor of the newly renovated Hotel La Jolla, Cusp’s flexible space can accommodate up to 80 people in full privacy. Perfect for rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, bridal showers, or whatever you can think of, let the friendly staff at Cusp help you bring your event to life!



We offer full A/V capabilities and customized menus that fit your needs.



Whether an intimate dinner for a few, or a feast for many, Cusp will make your event a truly memorable experience—and our incomparable view is on the house!

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Private Dining

Located on the 11th floor of the newly renovated Hotel La Jolla, Cusp’s flexible space can accommodate up to 80 people in full privacy. Perfect for rehearsal dinners, anniversaries, bridal showers, or whatever you can think of, let the friendly staff at Cusp help you bring your event to life!

Cusp Dining & Drinks Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Romantic (13)
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Special Occasion (10)
Happy Hour (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Casual (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Business Meals (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Authentic (2)
Waterfront (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

We decided to go here for Valentine's Day, and it was a very enjoyable experience. The ambience is great, the view is amazing, and the food and service is superb.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

My SO and I went here for Valentine's Day and loved it! Our reservation was for a little before sunset, so we lingered over drinks at our table. The service was absolutely wonderful, and we were taken care of by the wonderfully sweet Josie (even through the Valentine's rush, she was cool and collected). Overall, we enjoyed Cusp, and will definitely be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Phenomenal food and service. Good for couples or small groups with no kids. Amazing view of La Jolla especially during sunset. Highly recommend this hidden gem!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Always a delightful experience. Food is fresh, great flavors. I had the scallops , perfectly cooked. The view can't be beat, especially at sunset.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great service , food , wine and view. What more to ask for.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service and great views! The porridge was amazing!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on January 29, 2018

All in all was o.k. but disappointing compared to the expectations we had after reading the great reviews. Table was dirty with candle wax. lunch menu not leaving many options and "flatbread with cheese" is a fancy way of just saying a pizza. Waiter said he would check in the kitchen about a dish we asked about but never came back. Waiters carrying jugs and misc. stuff from the storage to the kitchen via the seating area throughout all of lunch which was a bit disturbing. Had problem finding a reservation for lunch through Opentable but once we got there we were the only ones in the restaurant the whole meal. The big plus are the views to La Jolla.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Beautiful setting. Great Food and Great Service
Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and it was a very easy place to converse.
We will be returning for Happy Hour to watch the sunrise later in the season when the sun sets more in the center of their view.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fantastic experience! The decor and ambiance was gorgeous. The service from valet to bartender to waiter was phenomenal. The view is amazing. And best of all, the food was incredible. We had the beet and rocket salad, the crab tostada, the sea bass and salmon entrees....omg!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food and drink selections. Nice ambiance. Waitress was a little slow.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The service, as usual, was impeccable. Wait stuff is very professional and personal. The food is outstanding and so is the view of La Jolla shores.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Went to see the sunset as it's on the 11th floor of the hotel. You get a great view of La Jolla Shore and Bird Rock with the sun setting as you dine. The bartender (Mark) is usually the one there when we go and he's never disappointed. I'm picky about old fashions but he always delivers. Happy hour is also solid for what you get in views. Depending on what you buy your meal can be very expensive or not too bad. My wife and I like to go there several times a year for a nice and quiet sit down dinner.

Tags: Organic, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We came with another couple and enjoyed a cozy booth overlooking the city lights. The food was outstanding! Fresh local seafood and presentation was very attractive. We enjoyed the scallops, foamy lobster seafood risotto, fresh catch of the day and roasted brussel sprouts with an egg. Everything was delicious and our waiter Steve was very professional and knowledgeable. This is a hidden gem. We will be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Location and view were superb. Server very friendly and informative - food choices , wines, desert - attentive but not overly so.
The presentation, flavouring and sides were all excellent !

View of La Jolla , ocean and hillside homes worth it even without the great food and drink

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was delicious, service top notch. Ask for Stephen. Although you miss the ocean view at night, the twinkling lights of La Jolla are beautiful.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for Christmas dinner the restaurant was cold and not heated disappointed by the menu and wine selection for four people we walk out with a 500.00 dollar meal that was far from superior

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The staff were lovely. We went with kids and it was fine. The food was nice but I wish they had a better selection for dessert. The ambiance was nice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Holiday with family

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

What a disappointment! I chose the restaurant based on reviews from OpenTable and Trip Adviser; both of which were predominantly four stars. We went for lunch on a Sunday. The menu was extremely limited, with only a few salads and a handful of sandwiches. Nothing innovative, nothing creative; I ended up with a Cobb salad, and my husband had a turkey wrap in a tortilla with hummus and avocado. The sandwich was cold and the turkey was dry. The chicken in the Cobb salad was also tasteless. The view is beautiful, and perhaps this is a good place for a drink… but don’t eat here! There are so many amazing restaurants in La Jolla, don’t waste your time here.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Serene setting. We arrived at sunset. Staff was friendly but polite. Perfect timing on service. Food was priced perfectly. We will be back next time we're in San Diego.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I took my girlfriend here to celebrate our first year of dating. They took several steps to make sure our experience was enjoyable and special. I am very impressed with their service mindset to make sure every customer felt cared for. Great view and great food too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Coffee, Organic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was good, but the service was top notch. Steve was engaging, attentive and made out anniversary dinner super enjoyable.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A good restaurant with a fantastic view and great service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was a special evening for my husband's birthday dinner. We hadn't been to the restaurant in several years and when I asked him where he wanted to go, he said let's try "Cusp" again. Dennis was our server and we remembered him from many years ago when we first dined here. We were pleasantly surprised to see Dennis is still there. What a great guy! Service was impeccable and food was delicious! Better than we remember from last time dining here. We learned there is a new Head Chef (Ingrid Funes) and she stopped by our table to ask how things were. My husband had the scallops and I the Sea Bass. Everything was prepared and seasoned perfectly and as a foodie these comments do not come easily. We were pleasantly reminded that we love this restaurant and will be back very soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great dinner. The chicken curry special was exceptional. Wine was amazing value - Cakebread Chardonnay for $57/bottle - I think it was incorrectly priced!!

Great place to go before going to the La Jolla Playhouse.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very good for dinner, special ocacion, nice view, affordable

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Off the beaten path, but nice setting, spectacular sunset view. Good food/drinks, fairly priced.

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our Tradition for Virgo Birthdays. We generally come for sunset dinner, tho the Brunch was Yummy and Fun. Great celebration for my Mom's 90th Birthday. Juan took extra good care of her!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This has become one of my favorite places to take visiting co-workers. The servers aren’t stuffy, the sunset views are breathtaking, the food, drinks, and wine are great. What more can you ask for? I’ve probably been 3-4 times because I know it’ll impress my co-workers from the east coast. Plus, it’s not too far from our Sorrento Valley office and we don’t have to go all the way into La Jolla, which I dread doing during rush hour. I’ll keep bringing them here and one day I’ll bring my husband when I can actually afford to pay on my own and not through my company. It’s pricey for a reason. Maybe for our anniversary next year?

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great view, good ambiance and excellent service. The restaurant week menu was extensive with a lot of interesting options and combinations. Overall a very good experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Beautiful views, really cool decor, great ambience. Watch the check, as so many restaurants do, they overcharged for the glass of wine I ordered. I find it is NEVER in the customer's favor so always watch your check. It was only for a few dollars but it's the principal. They corrected the issue saying there was a misprint on the wine list, but again, those mistakes seem to happen often in my experience and never in customer's favor.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Had the seafood pasta dish, which was perfect. My husband had the salmon with farro and veggies which he loved. Sunset was amazing and wine selection good, my only negative experience was the "deconstructed pavlova " which was nothing like a pavlova at all
Super sweet lemony pudding with berries and a sprinkle of some kind of dry thing they called meringue no whipped cream, which might have salvaged it?
So, the desert was a bust but I simply wouldn't order that, and I certainly would return

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 26, 2017

This was our 1st time @ Cusp. Our service was great, food was AMAZING & unique..Chef Ingrid is knocking it out of the park. Beautiful views.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 26, 2017

First time to Cusp for restaurant week.. Sunset view of La Jolla Shore is very nice. Couples tables line the windows for front row viewing. Good for an anniversary or special meal but is a pretty loud place. Food was excellent and well prepared. Would make a return trip with friends

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The view was spectacular. We were fortunate to arrive just in time for sunset. The servers were friendly and informative.

We had the 3-course Restaurant Week menu, which had a lot of choices. They did forget the ice cream on one of the desserts - but all the food was delicious.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent brunch at Cusp! I can't say enough about the view, every table & booth have great views to the Pacific. The service was outstanding and our food was excellent. We will be returning!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

6 th wedding anniversary and The whole night was exceptional! Hats off to chef Ingrid. Cusp is definitely a top favorite, if not THE favorite of ours!

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 (Memphis)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Chef Ingrid Funes has created a superb menu that rivals a Michelin star restaurant. The food was so great on Thursday night, that we went back on Friday to try other entrees. Both nights were awesome. The sunset view on the eleventh floor was incredible. Cusp is a great jewel of a restaurant with great food, a beautiful view from any table, and excellent service. The photo was Friday's special with a rich mole inspired by Chef Funes' Salvadorian influence. We have enjoyed the cuisine of Heinz Beck in Rome and commend Chef Funes for impressing us with her talents. Bon appétit!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

amazing food and service

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Oh the view and sunset were memorable!!!We loved the unique foods and flavors. The cerviche was wonderful. That halibut special was cooked to perfection. The chef Ingrid came by our table to greet us which was special. Service was attentative.
Only complaint is we had a reservation through open table that offered 1000 points but we received the regular 100.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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