Eddie V's - La Jolla

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Seafood
Join us at Eddie V's in La Jolla and let the comfortably sophisticated environment, sparkling atmosphere, and sounds of live jazz that fill the air set the tone for an exceptional dining experience. Choose from a varied selection of the finest seafood available, or indulge in our critically acclaimed prime center cut steaks, aged 28 days and broiled to perfection. Complement your meal with a selection from our wine menu — an award-wining list of more than 200 wines curated by our Master Sommelier. If a more relaxed experience is desired, visit our V Lounge where you can sip classic and creative cocktails, and enjoy signature appetizers against a backdrop of soulful jazz and seductive lighting. Whatever the occasion, from a quiet weeknight dinner to a special private event, let us handle every detail. We'll do the work. You bask in the glory.
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Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Mark was outstanding as well as the food and presentation. The level of service we experienced from the entire staff was excellent.

DF
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max Diamond. Best waiter EVER.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Will be coming back again

SP
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service provided by Stephanie D. We thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and the food. Wonderful location.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was

h
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and view
The sea bass w crab lump was amazing
The wine was well managed at the fire pit
Awesome

U
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The service was not very good. We had to wait quite a long time to get our initial drinks and even longer to get our second drinks. It took the waiter about 25 minutes or more to take our order for dinner.

LL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a delayed holiday team dinner for a party of ten. As soon as we got to the restaurant, we were treated like VIP’s. We were seated at a table with an incredible view of the ocean. We wanted pictures, and our server, Alex, went outside with us, and took a ton of pictures of us with four different phones! We had two servers for our entire dinner, including staff who kept our drinks full and our table clean. The level of service by the staff here far exceeds any other restaurant in San Diego. We are true foodies, and we take customers out to dinner all the time. No other restaurant compares in terms of service. The food was ridiculously fantastic! We were eating off each other’s plates so we could taste as much as possible. Not one single dish was a disappointment. The sides were amazing. I had intended to be good with my diet, but that all went out the window as soon as the bread basket arrived:-). Alex really went above and beyond. Our boss’s favorite dessert is bananas foster, which hardly any restaurant here can make because it is flambéd. Alex not only got the chef to make it for us, but it was served on the house! Along with a couple other amazing desserts that we could not get enough of! I can’t say enough great things about this restaurant. We will most definitely go back. We will absolutely bring our customers here. And for sure I will book this restaurant for our quarterly executive dinner! Thank you Eddie V’s for a fabulous dinner.

BM
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic ! upstairs outside view with heaters and live music in the bar area... it was very nice. It is not inexpensive but the quality was very good. Good service as well.

HC
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

There was an extraordinarily large and LOUD group near us which really made it very difficult for 3 of us to enjoy our own conversation which we had difficulty hearing. Not pleasant!
Hilda Cohen

l
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

When we arrived they had given our table to someone else, and didnt realize until they walked us over to it? It appeared the whole restaurant was overbooked and in disarray as we were not the only customers in limbo. The wine by the glass tasted as if it had turned and was not high quality for the caliber of the restaurant. The steak and crab were quite good, but the crab fried rice was soggy and tasted over buttered and salted - it used to be a stand out at Eddie V's.

f
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Steve was phenomenal!!! Made us feel special and taken care of and let us take our time. He also got us a special dessert because we were celebrating our recent wedding.

Views were amazing. Service superb. Food even better. I can’t say enough about how much I love this place!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly exceptional service by Steven!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always...in every way!

NB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant atmosphere enhances the dining experience. Delicate and delicious.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was good, food wasn’t worth the price.

KS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good experience for my wife’s retirement. We have been coming back to San Diego for over 40 years.

OT
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s Always a great place to go for any reason!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabuloso

Experiencia inigualable

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J
San Diego
59 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Came for our anniversary. I’ll start with the good: The hostess did wish us a happy anniversary; the server was friendly and also mentioned our anniversary; there was a small scattering if pink petals on our table, which was cute; and we were given a complimentary mini bananas foster dessert that was delicious. However, our sealed patio table had a chilly draft coming through the plastic barrier; a loud table of millennial girls was right by us; and we had to request twice for our candle to be lit. Not the serene atmosphere we expected. The service was also surprisingly slow for the level of restaurant that this is, especially given that we were celebrating a special occasion. It took over 15 minutes to just get our starter soup and salad, which they did apologize for. We also ended up pouring our own wine. I don’t mind doing that, but typically places of this caliber pour the wine for you. The food was good but definitely not great. Definitely overpriced for the quality, unfortunately. Everyone was nice, but we left feeling a bit underwhelmed. Truluck’s still firmly holds the trophy for best food, atmosphere (if you go post-sunset) and service.

JG
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

I love the food and the place, THAT IS when they seat you inside the restaurant. They placed us in what was a improvised saloon so they could take more costumers. But felt completely out of the atmosphere of the restaurant.
Dont do that

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Christina was fantastic! Friendly, personable, good suggestions on food and drink. Ambiance was lively and didn’t feel rushed since we were there eating, drinking and socializing.

R
Miami
62 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We love Eddie V´s but this time there was something going wrong. First we ordered 6 oyster but one oyster was missing in the half shell, than au gratin was cold, not eatable , than there was only one espresso so we had to share the last espresso in the restaurant and at the end the uneatable au gratin was on the bill! To many mistakes for one dinner! Service was great and she tried to make things right.

d
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Chef in town. Thank you all for a wonderful New Years Eve! So glad we made the reservation.

PG
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special thanks to everyone at this restaurant for an amazing dinner and service! Thank you for working on New Year’s Eve To making our night special! Our Steak and lobster was delicious! Thank you!

OT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

New Years Eve

p
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible! Perfect New Years. Stu Milner was great. Abby Geyer was over the top. Both were recognized appropriately!!

JN
San Diego
60 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time over all , service, food , people, valet parking , little more pricey since the last time we have been. But really love your place. Thanks for the memory . Once again awesome time.

LB
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went on New Years Eve for dinner at 5 p.m. The restaurant was extremely busy but our server made the evening very enjoyable. The food was terrific and we enjoyed the meal and introducing family to Eddie V's. It was a wonderful end to 2019.

AB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Service and food were excellent. The manager surprised my son with Ahi Nachos and dessert for his 21st birthday. What an awesome treat! The only downside was a large party seated near our table -- guests were standing in the aisle loudly greeting each other and enjoying their drinks before dinner with no care for others diners. It was disappointing the manager didn't ask them to take a seat. Despite this, we would give it another try simply because of the great food and service.

J
Guadalajara
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y comida muy rica

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J
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the server, Christina. She was charming and very friendly. The food was delicious but the service was special.

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Laura was amazing and did an outstanding job! She was extremely personable while also knowledgeable and handled my (sometimes difficult) family with the utmost respect and grace. Thank you, my family loved the experience. I always love returning to Eddie Vs.

-James

D
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great lunch experience celebrating a birthday.
We were pleasantly surprised by their new and improved menu.
We started with lobster bisque and crab & corn chowder, both of which were very tasty and contained generous portions of lobster and crab, respectively. The beet burrata salad was very refreshing with tasty fresh mozzarella cheese and light dressing.

For entree, we had the Norwegian Salmon that was expertly prepared with carrots and spinach with a mustard sauce. The low calorie Broiled Swordfish was cooked perfectly and served with a light citrus-based sauce, avocados, peeled grapefruits, diced red chiles and chives👏

Above all, Laura’s service was exceptional 👍🙏🏻 She is one of the best servers around. Her courteous & attentive service style should be a role model for aspiring great servers everywhere.

Overall, we rate our recent lunch experience very highly and recommend Eddie V’s as an exceptional value.

SP
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Service was great and Rebecca made it extra special. She did a great job meeting our needs. Beautiful evening.

j
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Waited 10minutes after being seated for water, bread, water, anyone to come by. Service was very good after the initial wait. We were seated with a view of La jolla bay which was great but the room did not feel like it should be in a upscale restaurant like this. Drinks were good. Worst wedge salad from upscale restaurant, looked like pre cooked costco bacon on it. Steak and creme brulee were outstanding, sides were average. Would rather go to Flemings, Island Prime, Ruths Chris or Donovans in the future.

k
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time celebrating my daughter’s 9th birthday! Everyone wished her a happy birthday from when we checked in, was seated, and to top it off, they provided her a signed birthday card from the entire staff! The location at where we were seated was perfect. We had a corner spot by the window overlooking the ocean!
The food was phenomenal...my filet mignon was cooked to perfection, the crab legs and ahi tartare were delicious as well! The kids loved their food and ate it all up. There was even room for dessert, which we were able to share. The birthday dessert was simple, yet satisfying. The kids absolutely loved the mango sorbet!
Amy was a fantastic server and provided us with great customer service. She took great care of us! I would totally recommend this place and hope to be back again soon!

OT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Service was excellent and food outstanding as always. Had a beautiful table looking out over the ocean. Highly recommend calamari appetizer and bone-in rib eye!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in La Jolla. Great service, location is obviously A+. Don’t think about it, just go!