Great Maple La Jolla - UTC

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$30 and under
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We are Great Maple, a Modern American Eatery. We pride ourselves on our “made-from-scratch” recipes, where seasonal ingredients, unique presentation and cooking with intent transform long-loved classics into newly-loved favorites.

We view the great maple tree as our emblematic commitment to quality, responsible products, creativity and the culinary will to make things great! Come enjoy our heartfelt enthusiasm and laid-back dining experience, where good times create good will.

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GabrielaD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic and fairly priced!

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rambrose9
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Good food. Great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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MariaW
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most of us ordered the lobster 🦞 eggs benedict on a popover. All great! The portions are big so good for leftovers! If you like maple 🥓 bacon than you need to get some. Delish!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on Sunday for brunch, ate inside, very airy, light restaurant. Our group had different dishes, and loved them all. Try their lavender lemonade, it is the most beautiful served. The Don't be Done cocktail was so delicious, if u love pineapple, gotta Try! We could not of had better service. Everyone was outstanding. Note, the menu at La Jolla, where we ate is different from Hillcrest.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was all good and serving sizes are just right. Out table, where we sat, was attached to a wall and the paint was chipped at the connection to the wall. It caught me off guard because the restaurant is nice.
The beignets are FANTASTIC! I have had them at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans and these are on the same level if not better.
Was happy they hadn’t close due to the CoVid19 measures.
Support the young employees and enjoy.

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CarolK
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

We had a reservation and were seated within 5 minutes of it. A server came over within 10 minutes and took a drink order. She left 4 empty water glasses for 7 people on the table. Then we waited 20 minutes for the drinks to arrive and we still had to ask for water and more glasses. The server came back with water and glasses and took our food order. Then we waited another 1/2 hour for food. Those of us with coffee were never offered a second cup. A party of six that was seated an hour after us got their food the same time our meals arrived. Two of our 7 dishes were cold. We were compensated for one of the cold meals which was returned.

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GailS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Portions are large, consider sharing. Service was excellent and food delicious. Noise level very high, so consider if have hearing issues.

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Deidre
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The service was decent. The food was not. One of the worst turkey burgers I have ever had. Overcooked and had a nasty topping on it that was thick and awful. When we told them it was bad they offered us one coupon for a free donut....nothing off that horrible order. I will not be dining here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

the beignets are delicious!!!

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JeffreyD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm 72 and have eaten a lot of pancakes. GM's are standouts. My wife thinks they whip the egg whites before putting them in the batter. I think it's alchemy. Either way--best ever. Judy's omelet was good, too, with an ingenious use of fingerling potatoes. Both were presented beautifully by well trained and smart staff. Plenty of great free parking nearby. Value measure is middling only because the package is aggressively priced so you're probably going to indulge for special occasions and I noticed several large tables of happy people.

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vipCelina
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was great as always.

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KenC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food. Recommend making a reservation.

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viplidi
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Casual type dinner with limited but quality food options. Service was outstanding.

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SamanthaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in on a rainy Saturay in Feb & chose to sit at the bar since there was plenty of seating. Service was great, with the bar staff checking in on us and plenty of banter. The maple bacon donuts and fried chicken is 100% worth the hype.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday every real nice

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vipVictorB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Missy, was wonderful. Give her a raise!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The service was slow and the food was not hot when it finally arrived. I needed to help the server open the wine. Needless to say she was not trained how to pour wine and could use more server training. She was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Love the ambiance and the food was great. Service was horrible. We sat down immediately because I made reservations on opentable however after being handed the menu, we sat at our table for at least 15+ minutes and were ready to walk out especially since other tables that sat after us were being serviced. From my experience, someone should have maybe asked if we wanted anything to drink within those 15 mins of sitting there but instead of initially leaving, I stopped one of the waitresses to see if we could get some service. She did eventually help us but she said they didn't anticipate being as busy as they were so then she took our order. I looked around and there were maybe 10/100 tables taken. Is that considered busy? I've never been in the food industry so I am legitimately asking? I saw other waitors and waitresses so I don't even think it was a staffing issue. After ordering we did get our food in a timely manner and it was delicious. I had ordered coffee and asked the waitor for more creamer. He came back with 2 percent milk because he said and I quote"I can't find the creamer. " That's unacceptable. Is this not a brunch restaurant? If you couldn't find it, wouldn't you think to ask someone else. I highly doubt you were out of creamer especially at 9:30am when majority of people had ordered coffee as I noticed. Lastly and strike 3, the waitress asked us if we wanted and I quote, "coffee to go" She literally brings an empty coffee cup and I was instantly confused. Is she suggesting I take my almost empty cold coffee home? As my friend and I walked out, we laughed because we didn't know the comedy show was included with our brunch. I will probably take my business else where.

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vipMagnolia61
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

With all of the glowing reviews I'd read, perhaps my expectations were particularly high. We were seated quickly by a very friendly hostess, but then took a noticeably long time for our waitperson to arrive - and the venue was not crowded. White cheddar biscuits... nearly inedible. These were "drop biscuits" (as in not fluffy, flaky biscuits). Very dense and dry and dull, except for an odd, sharp taste - yes, from the white cheddar, I get it - but overall just not good. The whipped maple butter we thought might soften the experience was not whipped. It arrived in a tiny stainless container, hard as a rock and a strange color... we wondered if it had been sitting for a while, uncovered, in an overcold refrigerator. Chicken & avocado toast... well, the fresh fruit was very good. The two pieces of flattened chicken lying next to the toast had a bit of salt and heat and were not completely dry. The avocado [bread] toast was true to description, except that the bread was barely, if at all, toasted. Continuing with "true to description," on the bread was a thin layer of smashed avocado with a slight hint of basil and probably some salt mixed in there somewhere - with a few pieces of thinly sliced lettuce on top of the avocado to add, I suppose, a bit different shade of green for eye appeal. Awful? No. But for our first restaurant stop to start our San Diego visit, we left feeling a bit blank. Oh, and the "service dog," (yeah, right) slobbering on the seat of the chair at the table right next to us was, well, just slobbery.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!!!

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MikeC
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Friends visiting from Washington DC and we recommend Great Maple poor decision. 11:15am reservation, asked for a booth and they put us next to a family with out of control kids.
Ordered Two Eggs , Vegaterian Scramble, Pancakes, and French Toast, and we asked for separate checks. Guess what only three items showed up—eggs and scramble were lukewarm, French toast was burnt and we had to ask twice for the pancakes.
The bill came and it was not separate.

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vipScotty
San Diego
70 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service, and decent food. Only complaint is a (almost literally) small one. The table for two is too small. We had breakfast, each with one side, with coffees and a glass of mimosa. Every square inch of the table was full, and so crowded that we had to be VERY careful lifting the wine glasses and putting them back down, in case we tipped them over.

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HildaS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are EXCELLENT. It is a bit pricey, but no more pricier than the other food establishments in the area. The patio is a great and much more comfortable than inside, but it does tend to get loud once it starts to fill up. Great Maple is VERY popular on the weekends and fills up quick, so reservations are highly recommended if you don't want to wait.

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CarmenW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants! The bacon, maple donuts are a MUST!

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vipTorontiff
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food took a little longer than I would have liked to get to the table, but the wait staff were wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Love, love, love their food but the service always seems to be a bit slow. It took about 15 minutes after we ordered before our coffees arrived.

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vipCathyJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We want to like GM, we've been several times. There always seems to be an issue, random circumstances tend to make our experiences less than ideal. Last night it was the extended wait on each item ordered. Drinks took forever to arrive. Appetizer...so long to arrive. The restaurant was barely 25% occupied, seems they are losing their appeal.

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MikeC
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had brunch with friends, our server was great, the food as always was superb and we will be back

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Foodietree
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, wish I remembered her name, 2 bottles of champagne... was awesome! Food was delish, ambiance lovely, prices were pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great! Accommodating and great service

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vipluv2eatout
San Diego
64 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Huge portions of heavy comfort goods. Good flavors.

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stef
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with family to celebrate my birthday day. Everything was great, this is one of my favorite places to eat. I work in the mall and this is always the place I recommend when asked "what's good to eat here?"

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Bdaydisappointment
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

I made a reservation on open table for sat jan 25 to celebrate my birthday and try out restaurant week. It was a party of 4, 3 adults 1 baby. I am very disappointed with our experience. We arrived 15 minutes early and I advised the hostess it was my birthday and that I had noted that also on the reservation. We were offered a seat out in the patio but it was too cold for us even with the heat lamps. So they seated us at a location inside the restaurant in a booth where we were told they couldnt accommodate a high chair for my 18 month old.
We ordered and were waiting for our food for over 45 minutes, we were told that the chilaquiles which are on the special menu were holding our order up. So they gave us complimentary biscuits to settle and wait.

Once we finally ate I was given the bill thinking maybe they would discount something due to the long wait but they didn't.
I paid, told our waiter, again told him it was my birthday and nothing. I was told you give ice cream or some treat? I was hoping something to share with my son and parents since it was a special occasion and maybe that would soothe the long wait we experienced.

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vipDurejo
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience from reception to meal. Definitely continues to be a favorite of mine.

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vipFrenchie
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The menu is limited. The food is overpriced. I had a Kale Brie salad with 3 little pieces for $15! My guest had a Caesar salad with pieces of chicken for $18. Nothing out of the ordinary. I will not return.

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MartenH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I would you recommend Great Maple La Jolla - UTC to a friend

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vipAloanbyanna
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - great food!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente! Muy rico!

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vipCarl
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Slow day with more staff than customers, yet the service was still awful

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Great Maple La Jolla - UTC is rated 4.5 stars by 578 OpenTable diners.

Great Maple La Jolla - UTC does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://greatmaple.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.