Mother's Day is one of only two occasions throughout the year that we serve brunch at George's California Modern. We have a very special 3-course menu planned. Open 10am-2pm for brunch and 5pm-9pm for dinner.
George's Level2 and Ocean Terrace will also be open from 11am to 10pm.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
The reception desk was very helpful with making our reservation and accommodating and earlier requested time upon arrival. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive.
The Caesar salad has pepper flakes on it which is very surprising. I would suggest that you not have the pepper flakes on the salad as most people do not like hot items. Maybe suggest it on the side?
Good food, great views, but strange smells
Be careful if their check out machine. I wanted to tip 15% but the machine some how glitched and became 15 dollars. The waitress was standing right there when you are tipping as well...
George’s Ocean Terrace was absolutely amazing. The food was great, the view was beautiful, and the service could not have been better. Everything about this restaurant speaks perfection.
I bring my team here at least once a year to celebrate key successes. This year I was disappointed at how we were treated at checkin counter. The person flat out told us she can’t sit us in unless everyone in the party was there. She did with out any smile or courtesy and was like whatever. Our server was nice and food was good, but our experience didn’t start on a good and warm note.
We were visiting the area and were able to get a last minute reservation for 6 people. Was a bit chilly, but they provided blankets.
Every April we fly in from the East coast and make our first stop in San Diego at George's. This year brought friends and wanted them to experience this dining experience. Fabulous as always! We especially would like to mention our waiter who we also had the pleasure of meeting last year. He is truly accommodating and on top of things!
First time going. Had an out of town guest & wanted to have fine dining experience with the ocean setting. Unfortunately there wasn’t a fine dining quality menu. I was hoping to treat her to crab legs or other large entrees. It was basically a light lunch. I was disappointed as well as embarrassed.
The food was great & the view of the sunset from the patio was perfect. A wonderful experience!!
We were late for our reservation because of traffic. The hostess did a great job of getting us seated as quickly as possible. Everything was outstanding and would definitely try again when visiting San Diego.
We were very surprised how busy, loud and crowded it was on a Friday at 2:45pm. So glad I made a reservation! The only reason I did was because open table popped up. It was my birthday party. And hadn’t been here for many years. I made a great choice and had the fish sandwich, which was very good. My other choice would have been the short rib Panni, my daughter had it so I got a taste. Meat was excellent, but bread in that was very disappointing. Too bad they didn’t use the same bun as my fish sandwich. It was very appetizing at all. Service was great. But I was surprised for being outside how loud and hard it was to talk. We had the cream Bruile for birthday celebration it was so yummy smooth and delicious.
The weather was cold the night we were there, but the server provided blankets. The view and the food were both amazing. The only unpleasant part of the visit was the host; the gentleman working as the 'host' that evening was very unfriendly, almost as if we were inconveniencing him by having a reservation and actually showing up to eat. Otherwise everything else was amazing.
George’s never disappoints. I can’t me here every time I’m in San Diego. Do yourself a favor and visit. And make sure your reservation is on the Ocean Terrace, you will not be disappointed.
Vacation. Rushed service. Average food. Didn't feel welcomed.
Mother’s 86th Birthday. I notified upon reservation and was not acknowledged. Food, ambiance, and service was fine.
Host[a man] was so snooty and rude. Waiter couldn't have cared less that we (or anyone else) was there. Have been eating here most of my life when visiting La Jolla, but may take it off the list.
You cannot get a better view of La Jolla than George’s Ocean Terrace. Cocktails are absolutely amazing and handcrafted. Definitely go to the bar area for a drink before heading upstairs!
The view was gorgeous and the food was amazing! I had the short ribs and they were melt in your mouth delicious. George’s terrace is a must in La Jolla!
Service was good
Stunning Sunset. We made a reservation a month ahead of our visit but still waited for over an hour past our reservation time to get a table on the outside ring of tables near the ocean.
When I made reservations ahead of time I expected to be seated where I can enjoy the view but they just put us where ever....
Never mentioned anything about our special occasion which is our wedding anniversary. :(
Amazing views, attentive staff and great food. Perfect evening had by all!
George’s is always great. The setting, the door and the service are always great.
You can never go wrong with the food and experience
Had not been to the restaurant for a while and I was a little disappointed in the food.
It was pretty ordinary and not particularly well presented.
Service was friendly enough, but food was miserable. Go for drinks and views, not food.
Causal, very good food.
my go to favorite roof top restaurant in the US Beautiful views
Great view and good people watching. Unfriendly server seemed annoyed with our young but well behaved children. Even though it was one of their birthdays. Menu was disappointingly light on seafood offerings. Nice wine list.
We came here to enjoy a good meal and watch the sunset on our last night in La Jolla. The whole meal was a disappointment from start to end. As is the case with many of these sunset dining restaurants, the hour around the time of sunset is complete chaos. Service is far from friendly and the kitchen invariably gets backed up, leading to dodgy service all around. I started with the mussels appetizer, and it arrived at the table after all of the other appetizers. The mussels were cold, and yet had been very over-cooked. My main course salmon, however, was under-cooked. Our main courses were served so quickly following our appetizers that we had barely finished them before our mains arrived at the table. In fact, we had to hold up our own appetizer plates so the servers could put our main course plates down onto the table (which disappointingly was a tiny high-top), and then we had to hand them our appetizer plates to take them away. Our server seemed a bit overwhelmed, not because he was at all incompetent, but just because service over the sunset hour is insane, with most of the tables in the restaurant having been sat at about the same time. There were many other minor issues, too numerous to list. I definitely would not come back here. There are better places to see the sunset (such as Point Loma) and then go off to a fine meal afterwards.
Everything was excellent!!
Great food. Attentive and friendly service. World-class view. Fairly priced. Unbeatable value.
Came here for Sunday brunch during a bachelorette trip and I'm so glad we chose this place. Ocean views were amazing and our server was personable. Everyone enjoyed the meals they chose; the cocktails were refreshing. I'm already looking forward to coming back when in La Jolla!
View is great, but the food is average at best. Our pasta was over cooked, and the skirt steak was highly recommended but we found the seasoning to be lacking in flavor. Our service was par. Still, I would come back for the view alone!
We found George’s on the terrace a perfect start to our afternoon in La Jolla. The views are spectacular and the food was fresh and well prepared. We enjoyed the ceviche, grilled ahi sandwich and shrimp tacos very much. Everything was well executed, fresh and delicious. Just simple good food at a very reasonable price considering the location. Would definitely return for a lunch with a view.
Ate a mussel that tasted like death!! Thought it was a fluke then bit into another rancid one. They took it off of our bill but were not apologetic about the clearly bad mussels. We finished our drinks and left.
Our cocktails were good. We were seated at a table with not the best view. Very much a party atmosphere.
Amazing view! The service was outstanding! The blackened fish tacos were delicious!