Great Maple La Jolla - UTC

4.5
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512 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Specials

Wine & Dine Wednesdays

On Wednesdays, enjoy half-priced wine bottles with purchase of an entrée (excludes bubbles).

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 6, 2019

Ends: November 7, 2118

Availability: Wed 9:00AM-4:00PM

Happy Hour

Enjoy $2 off wine, along with food and drink specials from 3:30 to 6:30pm, Thursday through Sunday!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 7, 2019

Ends: November 8, 2118

Availability: Sun 3:30PM-6:30PM
Thu-Sat 3:30PM-6:30PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Eat, drink and be merry! Enjoy Christmas Eve brunch at Great Maple from 8 am to 3 pm.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Make your last brunch of 2019 count! Join us at Great Maple for New Year's Eve brunch from 9 am to 4 pm. Space is limited, reserve today.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 512 People Are Saying
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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Trendy spot. Great beignets with a lemon sauce! Food was very satisfying with good portions!

A
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I enjoy the menu and overall look of this location compared to the one in Hillcrest

KB
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with lots of healthy options.

G
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived 15 minutes prior to our reservation and got checked in 15 minutes after our reservation time. We waited another half an hour and one customer leaving told us that they waited ONE hour to get service at their table! So we left and end up eating at Nordstrom’s restaurant 😉

r
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food, good ambience, central location, but our server was distracted or something. We ordered 3 donuts, and were brought out 6, plus a bag of beignets. Nicely, we were given those complimentarily. Maybe it was too noisy and he couldn't tell what we were ordering, not sure. Also one of our party ordered a turkey patty and got ground beef, which would've totally ruined her day, if she hadn't had two of us test it first.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and decor. Service was a bit slow but not a deal breaker. Their “sweet options” (pancakes, french toast, doughnuts) are really what you need to try here.

D
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best salmon ever- moist n tasty

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Really cute restaurant with great ambiance, but I just found the food to be very lackluster.

D
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service we had was even better. Loved the stylish decor! We will definitely be back.

H
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

While the food was good, the atmosphere was very unappealing, down a long stairway and chopped up visually inside the restaurant. After taking our order and bringing drinks. we sat for 30 minutes without our appetizer and finally complained. The whole lack of organization by the staff was troublesome. This was very disappointing as we had enjoyed two meals at the Hillcrest location in the past and looked forward to trying the UTC site.

L
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is great. Interesting menu. Great wait staff. Hard to find the restaurant at the mall. Very noisy at lunch on a Saturday.
Loved the veggie burger, BLT and turkey burger...we saw the fired chicken and donuts go by and it looked yummy. We did indulge in the beignets with lemon curd...incredibly tasty.

Eat here , it’s great.

DS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch there was great! One suggestion: when sitting outside, try to not to get the northwest corner table. There's a half pane of glass that is open to Genesee avenue and the road noise can be quite loud, combined with the flies that are coming after the scrumptious food. Other than that we had a fantastic experience!

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious! Great place for a lunch!

NL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Thought this would be a similar experience to dining at the hillcrest location, but it's completely different. No personality, the dishes are different. It's noisy and cold and the food wasn't that good. I'll only be going to the Hillcrest spot.

FD
Tahoe
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serving brunch 7 days a week. Always busy but never wait more than 10-12 minutes for your table. Friendly staff, clean restaurant and the food is from heaven - it’s that good!! Huge portions so don’t be afraid to split, you will not go hungry. There’s something for everyone. Coffee is fresh and strong.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and vibe!

JB
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Loved the choices for breakfast or brunch. When the construction is all done this place will be rocking.

MV
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

AL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kylie was a great server! We had never been to the restaurant before and she gave us great suggestions and add ons to our meal.

EW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have recently relocated back to SD, and we've already been to Great Maple four times! The food is crazy good and fresh, the staff is nice and it's in a great location. This past weekend, a couple brought their lovely dog in and they were seated next to us. Our autistic teen is terrified of dogs, and the staff worked quickly to resolve the issue without upsetting either party, which we greatly appreciated.
FYI, getting the Breakfast Smash with chorizo instead of pork sausage is a life changing experience. Thank me later.

EI
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Ordered brunch veggie scramble; asparagus was tough; dish looked unappetizing; too much fingerling potatoes

OT
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good but not special. I think I would have been more satisfied with a turkey burger and a salad. I didn't think the meal was worth more than $30. I can get a great great meal for $30 at Urban Plates where the food seems very healthy.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food on a Sunday afternoon, very quiet and laid back, also pretty relaxing. Loved the ribs!

J
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was slow despite not being busy at 3pm. However, they realized that I was not happy with service, and the manager was very nice and professional, and offered her apologies. She did make it up to us with incentives for us to return.

OT
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great food. Great service. Grilled chicken salad is a must. Healthy and filling.

H
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the plating was beautiful. Wait Staff was very attentive. Fun place for any meal!

JK
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We like Great Maple and decided to try the UTC location. It’s a nice restaurant but the food we had wasn’t as good as we’ve had at the other location.

HC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Nice place. Noise ambient.

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V
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Usually Great Maple (UTC and Hillcrest locations) are great. However our recent experience (yesterday) at the UTC Great Maple was very disappointing. The service was incredibly slow and unattentive (they took at least 15 minutes, probably more, to greet us at our table and to give us drinks). They also never cleared our plates after the initial apps. Not sure what was going on there. They were nice enough, but we felt like we could've gotten up and left and no one would have noticed or cared. The water guy was great, though.

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Las Donas espectaculares

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S
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From ambiance, to food and service. It better than what I had expected. Our server was attentive, offered to move us when the sun was in our face. Informed us about the emergency light that went off which was due to a test. We went to try out their restaurant week menu. The mister ordered the Truffled deviled eggs and the Salted Caramel Pork Ribs, my friend and I ordered the Maple Glazed Salmon, I did the Mini Modern Caesar and she did the Cup of Today's Soup. Everything was super delish.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great for brunch! Great service as well. Recommend calling ahead or making a reservation. The restaurant is very popular.

SO
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service! We were seated outside and it will be a lot nicer once the construction on the street is done, but it didn't bother us too much.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t come across a diner in SD that can boast a menu or ambiance like that!!... highly recommend!

KG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the fish tacos and my friend loved the grilled chicken bowl!! Lovely time!

E
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food was great. Service was exceptional, server always checked on us at right times, was informative and attentive. Food was great, some folks from our group didn’t chose wisely, but quality of food was still above par. Thank you great maple.

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great location for Brunch. The portobello fries were great. A little noisy, but could still hold a conversation. If your looking for a brunch spot in UTC area, give a try.

KS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so nice. The food was delicious and plentiful. One guest in our part should have been informed that the donuts would take awhile and be ordered sooner than later...(for take out). We had to wait a bit. Just a suggestion.

OT
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service with great foods and beverages. Way too noisy, but honored our request for a quiet(er) table.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food: Four of us decided to share the French Toast Strips, Beignets, Lobster Popover Benedict, Chicken Avocado Toast. Two of us had the Peach Bellini while the other two had Pickle Bloody Marys.

We definitely over ordered, but absolutely don't regret it! I'd definitely reorder any one of the dishes again.

Service: Great! She was friendly, attentive & knowledgeable about the various menu items.

Atmosphere: open & airy. Not too loud, but definitely not quiet. Music was appropriate & fun.

Would definitely recommend this place & will definitely return!