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Great Maple La Jolla - UTC

4.4
4.4
1326 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:30 pm Blunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 886-7403

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    events.utc@thegreatmaple.com: (858) 886-7403

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    Genesee Ave.

  • Parking details

    Parking structure outside of Nordstrom; utilize entrance off of Genesee Ave.

  • Public transit

    MTS Trolley and Bus at our Front Door.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,326 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OG

    OneGourmet

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The breakfast was not exceptional and was highly overpriced. Simple scrambled eggs with potatoes and a slice of toast should not cost $15.95, plus $4.95 for coffee.
  2. F

    Foodie

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    First impression was awful. Arrived early so proceeded to use restroom. As I was Walking towards restroom I could see into the kitchen and observed two employees goofing around grabbing on each other’s bodies. When I entered the restroom I immediately noticed how dirty and unkept it was. The toilet seat in the handicap stall was so loose I almost fell off the toilet. I came out and was taken to our table and immediately noticed food crumbs all over the benches of our booth. The hostess didn’t make us feel very welcome and it was at that point I decided to get up and leave. I have been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time and because the prices are very high and I was already disappointed I did not want to be upset over the possibility of receiving lousy food. I was probably more uncomfortable with knowing that the two goofing off in the kitchen we’re gonna be the ones making my food as well. I just don’t get it and I question management.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nuestro lugar favorito de desayuno
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving weekend brunch was delicious! Got there early before the rush and it was lovely on the patio.
  5. S

    Suzanne

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! Clean and relaxing atmosphere!
  6. M

    Mabel

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great staff! Will definitely be coming back and recommending 😊
  7. A

    Adasol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Vibes are great and the server was very kind to us!
  8. MJ

    MarleneJ

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Egg dish was okay. Potatoes were barely lukewarm and we had to ask our server for hot potatoes. Very noisy. Hard to have a normal conversation. Won’t be going back.
  9. CN

    CasualNCorondao1

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service. Food was good, just a little heavy and sweet, but they know that.
  10. S

    Sandiegoreview

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    I ordered the salmon and it came to me raw. Not undercooked but raw. They apologized and brought it out again. It was again raw. The server expressed frustration that they were messing up the order but by the time I got edible food, everyone else was done with their meals.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was nice, she liked it a lot.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The food was amazing like always! But our server forgot about us for a very long time.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Awesome cauliflower hummus!!!! It’s a shame the owners are closing this store!!!!
  14. KR

    KkRic2016

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I been coming here for awhile now. I really enjoy breakfast here, food is delicious and plenty to share.
  15. K

    Kiki

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Our drinks were not good. You couldn’t take a sip without your entire mouth and throat burning. Our food was not the greatest, only the chorizo was good. The beignets were on the tougher side.
  16. EQ

    ElaineQ

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The hostess argued with me about my reservation where she said it was for inside. Started to argue with me! There was no special selection through Open Table for inside or out. I asked for outside when I arrived. Food served cold; average taste. Too crowded.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Food and service were mid. Ridiculously expensive.
  18. b

    briyesmi

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the La Jolla location. The ambiance is always nice and service is great too!! We always order the French toast logs and chilaquiles….. they never disappoint. The waiters and waitress are awesome. Thank you Briana (our waitress) for a great experience!!
  19. SO

    ShellOfCarlsbad

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Unfortunately it was not what I had hoped for despite the fabulous menu I had been wanting to experience. SERIOUS issues with little gnats and flies. Swarming, landing in your food. What a shame. They put some fans in to try and deal with it but they have a real problem to solve there. Hello San Diego Vector Control? Health Dept? Did see they have a few health violations in their Yelp write up. To make things worse, a member of the waitstaff said the insect infestation was because the city had been doing some work on a sewage project across the way, which dislodged them. Won’t go back to this one. Staff seemed slightly annoyed that customers were annoyed. Everyone was shooing their food. Maybe will try one of their other locations. Too many other options at UTC where you don’t have gnats & flies landing in your food. I’m not picky or one to complain but this was just wrong and needs attention. Lots of unattended tables that needed clearing, which added to the insect attraction. I know, real bummer. And no, the meal was not free.We couldn’t eat the humus b cause the gnats landed in it, so they didn’t charge us for that. Too bad.
  20. NF

    NadiaF

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had reservation and it took 15 minutes to be seated even when tables were available. Our server only came to our table 2-3 times, never checked if we needed something else after they brought the food. Love this place overall but i think they need to work in their customer service.
  21. d

    dawnh

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Very VERY overpriced!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was very good breakfast food. A lot of unique options.
  23. CS

    CSS12

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. The selection on the menu has something for everyone. The maple/bacon donuts were to die for...and the mimosas were perfect. We will be back.
  24. AU

    AnjanetteU

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The location, ambience, food and service were remarkable! An excellent dining experience. Our group of 8 physical fitness fanatics enjoyed Sunday Brunch at Great Maple UTC/La Jolla and our waiter was amazing!!! His patience, recommendations, attentiveness and great smile made our dining experience memorable!
  25. KR

    KenyaR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for brunch! Fresh food and fast service…
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Very noisy, food less than average but pricey. The only good thing was the latte. The service was just serviceable.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Lovely ambiance, friendly service and timely waiters. The fried chicken was very dry and I also ordered a kale salad that had way too much dressing. I have been here before and was trying something different. I was a bit disappointed. It depends on your choices . I would still go again for sure and request dressing on the side 😊
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was quick! We had a question in regards to the drink made. They gave us the recipe! Fantastic overall! The chicken does need a little salt but still good!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very professional and did not rush us at all! Great!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great food!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Had a reservation and had to wait for a table still. Our sitting did not accommodate 5 people well at all. The table we were seated at, every time the wind blew, tiny leaves and dust would land all over the table and food. The food took over an hour to be served and it was served cold. We understand that it was a busy brunch morning but a hour wait for cold food is unacceptable. We will not be dinning here again and definitely don’t recommend it to anyone else. Save your money and time!
  32. O

    Obby101

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for Sunday brunch @ 11:30 with a party of 5. Impeccable service, delicious food. I had the brisket popover & the beef was tender & flavorful. Food was served incredibly fast & our waiter kindly checked in on us several times to ensure we had everything we needed. I will definitely be back!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was great. Busy, yes. Loud, yes. Service, on point. Food, superb, company even better
  34. EM

    ErinM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We have an overall good experience and the service was great. However, I would likely not come back because I felt the food was just ok for the price being charged.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Waiter wasn’t very attentive. Didn’t seem to mind that our coffee had been empty for quite some time. Asked twice for refills, finally another server refilled us. Food and atmosphere was good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rhonda was great , service and food amazing!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! The service was on point. The waitress was attentive and gave us some great suggestions. Loved the restaurant vibe and decor. I would recommend and come again when in town.
  38. ST

    StephanieT

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I think the quality has declined a bit at Great Maple, or maybe I should only stick to breakfasts. The fries were cold and the brisket sandwich was heavy-handed, with big chunks of meat that were hard to chew and a sauce that was too sweet. Next time I'll just order doughnuts.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my folks for brunch, our server was really sweet. Love the portion sizes here and we got a little bit of everything; sweet, savory and healthy and shared it all, family style.
  40. AF

    AlanFoodReview

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    This was the worst food that I have ever eaten. The beef brisket was fatty, chewy and generally not edible. Everything we ordered was so unhealthy and lacking in taste. The only "good" food we tried was the maple bacon donuts...if you can overcome the overwhelming visual presentation that looks like a heart attack waiting to happen. Very disappointing food, but the service was fine.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Great Maple La Jolla - UTC is rated 4.4 stars by 1326 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Great Maple La Jolla - UTC

8675 Genesee Ave., San Diego, CA 92122

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Genesee Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:30 pm Blunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking structure outside of Nordstrom; utilize entrance off of Genesee Ave.

  • Public transit

    MTS Trolley and Bus at our Front Door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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