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About George's Ocean Terrace
Occupying the upper level of iconic George’s at the Cove in the heart of La Jolla overlooking the Pacific coastline, George's Ocean Terrace features a casual bistro menu developed by Executive Chef/Partner Trey Foshee and his team. Consistently named the region's best outdoor dining by the likes of San Diego Magazine, San Diego Home & Garden and Ranch & Coast, and Zagat's most popular restaurant, the Ocean Terrace experience is quintessential Southern California.
George's Ocean Terrace serves lunch and dinner daily.
San Diego, CA 92037
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily: 11:00am-4:00pm, Dinner Sunday-Thursday: 4:30pm-10:00pm, Dinner Friday-Saturday: 4:30pm-11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking is offered but not always available. Take advantage of convenient curbside valet service or the many affordable lots nearby.
Multiple lines serve La Jolla Village, with the nearest stop located at Torrey Pines Road & Exchange Place. It's a short 5 minute walk to the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Planning an event? We'd love to hear from you. Please call Kristine Fogarty at 858-454-4244 ext. 129 .
Private Party Contact:
Kristine Fogarty: (858) 454-4244
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wine
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George's Ocean Terrace Ratings and Reviews
An incredible experience every time we dine at George’s . The food is delicious, the view is breathtaking and the staff are excellent . Perfect place to bring out of towners or just to remind yourself why we live in San Diego.
The Chicken Broccoli black bean soup is a must!
Have visited George's many times over the years when visiting San Diego area. This visit was a little disappointing and seemed to have declined from a service perspective from previous visits. We had told the restaurant in reservation that it was a meal during our honeymoon.....and we reminded them of it when we arrived with best friends who were also on a delayed honeymoon (they got married earlier in year in England). There was no acknowledgement of the special occasion at all.
Two of us ordered the "famous" soup -- which has been a favorite over the years. On this visit the soup was served barely warm -- and was sent back......and it was extremely thick, almost stew-like. Not as we remembered it. We don't remember the waiter apologizing for the soup being cold -- he may have, but someone else brought back the new bowls of hotter soup. Entrees were all good. Dessert -- a new item, Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake, was decent, but quite dry -- and lacked the moistness and sauce of a traditional sticky toffee dessert.
I would probably go back to Georges and give them another shot -- the ambiance and views are hard to beat....... Hoping that some of the misses on this visit were anomalies during their remodeling projects.
You cannot beat the scenic views and ambience. It is wonderful to sit at the bar and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Tables along the wall on the ocean are in high demand. It took quite some time for our food to arrive. The filet mignon and the special short ribs were fantastic. We were comped on desserts due to the long wait for food, I believe.
The best service we had came from the young man going around making sure everybody had water. Our server rarely came around and we felt invisible to him. The menu didn’t have great choices and some parts of the meals actually tasted as if they came from a box. Probably won’t come back again.
We had company from England and Bali. In my research to find a restaurant in La Jolla with an ocean view that served excellent food, we selected George's Ocean Terrace. This being our first visit we looked forward to it being a special event. There were 5 adults and 3 children. The Child menu was good. I ordered Spaghetti with clams....lots of clams but the sauce was flat and cold. My husband ordered your burger.........he said it was ok but nothing special. Our adult guests ordered from the salad menu and said there's were very good. The wine was excellent. The service was very good. I would have second thoughts about returning.
George's has amazing ocean views! Would reccomend any of these dishes: octopus appetizer (grilled to perfection!), skirt steak, alaskan halibut and for the dessert the toffee caramel cake with homemade coconut gelato - OMG!! You will not be disappointed at George's! The waitstaff is super friendly as well! Next time we are in town we will definitely be going back.
The place to go when in La Jolla! I was there for dinner at the beginning of a wedding weekend. From start to finish, the place was great. I had requested a table by the water when I made my reservation and they called me to tell me that they couldn’t guarantee it and that all the tables had a nice view of the ocean. When I arrived, they were happy to tell me that they had a great table for me right by the water! The service was friendly and timely. My friends and I shared the ceviche, octopus , mussels and soup- all which were very good. For dinner the skirt steak was excellent. The halibut was very good, but a little plain. We didn’t have dessert.
A wonderful dining experience.
Everything was great except the Ceviche had hardly any fish in it. When we told the server after we finished it, he said that we weren't the only diners who had complained about this
Didn't take it off the bill or even offer a desert (not that we would have taken it, were full)
Still left a great tip for the service & the great table they gave us
While the location is unrivaled and the food different and fresh, the service leaves very much to be desired. Our server seemingly forgot about us, didn’t refill drinks, check on us, or even get out bill for us. Disappointing service always ruins an experience.
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