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La Gran Terraza - University of San Diego

4.4
780 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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La Gran Terraza is a California bistro featuring farm-to-table lunch and dinner. The Grand Dining Room and terrace have fantastic views of Tecolote Canyon and Mission Bay. O'Toole's offers tapas, nightly happy hour, a cozy fireplace, local craft beers and an excellent wine list.

The Grand Dining Room offers a lunch buffet and an a la carte menu. For dinner (Sept-May), we offer a varied menu from tapas to innovative entrees and divine desserts.

Visit our website for a calendar of special events.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-1:30pm. A la carte and buffet. Complimentary valet during lunch. Dinner in Grand Dining Room (Sept-May Tues-Fri 5-9pm, Summer June-Aug: Fridays 4-8 pm).
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Phone number
(619) 849-8205
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Private events are custom designed to fit your needs. Please email us at terraza@sandiego.edu. We will work with you to create an unforgettable dining experience for you and your guests. Weekends are available for your special event - book today!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Linda Vista Road, on the University of San Diego campus
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Parking details
Comply with all campus parking regulations. Meter info is available at entrance and parking lot kiosks. Complimentary Valet parking is available during lunch, Monday through Friday, between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm (in front of the Hahn University Center).

Handicap spots are available in front of the Hahn University Center.
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Public transit
~ Linda Vista Road at USD Main Driveway - Bus
~ Morena Trolley Stop within 1 mile
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Special events & promotions
Private events are customized to fit your needs. Please email terraza@sandiego.edu. We will work with you to create an unforgettable dining experience for you and your guests. Weekends are available for your special event - book today!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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La Gran Terraza, located on the campus of the University of San Diego, offers stunning views of Mission Bay and Tecolote Canyon and exclusive ambiance, making it the ideal venue for private events.

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What 780 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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4.7
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4.4
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samm (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on December 22, 2017

Had family in town for the holidays and they loved the view, the campus and the food was terrific, even though it was the last lunch before they closed for the Christmas holiday. The prime rib was very tender and seasoned nicely and the selection of salads was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

Took mom for her 95th birthday and was disappointed with the cold buffet. I was hoping for some warm food. Buffet has always offered warm food in the past; I’ll be sure to ask what is being offered next time I make a reservation.

$35 for a cold lunch, plus two $5 tips (service and valet).
Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 20, 2017

Always have eaten from. your delicious buffet.
Understand you are eliminating the punch card...sad but I do understand.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Great!
Food excellent
Ambience excellent

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CathyT (San Diego)
2.0
Dined on December 15, 2017

Staff overworked and noone specifically assigned to your table....this never happened before....we will try again, but this past week's lunch I even had to take my credit card out to the hostess...noone was picking it up and took over 30 min. for lunch to arrive. Had to ask for it.

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foody (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

This was the Festival Tea. It was lovely. I recommend that you go next year

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EdgarK (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on December 7, 2017

Wonderful dinner for my birthday. Carolers made it more special. Food buffet wonderful. Staff Betty did a great job taking care of us. We will definitely come back. Would love to take guests.

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vipamyv (San Diego)
3.0
Dined on December 1, 2017

Everything took too long. Getting server attention, getting food, bill plus one meal never came. Manager came over to table to apologize and offered JUST the person who's dinner was missing a cup of coffee. And then charged us for it. Needed to complain to get it removed. Very sloppy.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on November 16, 2017

Great place! Excellent food and service, a beautiful restaurant!

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Maryam (San Diego)
4.0
Dined on November 16, 2017

Great venue. My only challenge this time was that the valet was full. I would have preferred to do that instead of park and pay for parking. Also, after i checked in to the restaurant they let me know there is a code for 1.5 hours of free parking. That would have been useful before I parked and paid!
The Thanksgiving Menu was good. The food was tasty.

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