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Great Maple La Jolla - UTC

4.6
4.6
1238 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 33 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 1,238 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Great for Brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, you can not go wrong eating here
  2. C

    Ckkkk

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Server forgot about my reservation and food wasn’t that good — do not recommend
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fiancé bday
  4. LJ

    LifeJurnee

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been a fan of Great Maple for many years, but this was my first time at this location and we loved it. Parking is abundant in the mall parking structure, shopping is convenient, the food is always great; most of all it is a beautiful spot. Lots of seating indoors and outdoors.
  5. RT

    ReginaT

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service is great quality. The drinks are amazing. The scramble is very small portion but tasty.
  6. C

    Changuis

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our food, the doughnuts with maple and bacon, they were delicious. Our server was very pleasant. Definitely will be back again!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Excellent, except the waitress was not engaged in his customer service toward us. Other then that all perfect
  8. b

    briyesmi

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful
  9. SG

    SamuelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was very good. The hostess was very nice. However our server was not. we would have had a better experience had he been polite and around. We couldn’t order more coffee, and a cocktail like we wanted because he was never around or available.
  10. AC

    AndreaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the hostess to getting the check…. A great experience! Pleasant and attentive staff. Yummy drinks!! Great food! I ordered the Brisket sandwich delicious and messy. While my friend ordered the Chilaquiles which she enjoyed! Bring your appetite!! Fun atmosphere but not loud , which is nice when you’d like to be able to engage in conversation. A great little treat! Must try the donuts!!!
  11. t

    tedm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flavorful way of preparing our favorite breakfast foods.
  12. SE

    SamE

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation, we were seated right away. We ordered food and drinks and both came out quickly. We were in and out in 30 minutes for breakfast, which worked great since we had a baby with us. Food was great! Will return!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The hostess had a really bad attitude… we arrived and asked for a table for 7, she said it would be 2 hours to enter, we asked for 2 tables and she said it would be 1.5 hours and the tables wouldn’t be together… we made 2 reservations at OpenTable and they were available right away, when we showed her the reservations, she frowned at us, told us we couldn’t sit together (which we knew), and made half of the party wait for 15 minutes when there were plenty of tables available! And she sat us on opposite sides of the restaurant when there were 5 tables available next to where we sat. She shouldn’t be a hostess when she clearly doesn’t want to be one
  14. FV

    FirstVisit

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place for brunch. Located at UTC on La Jolla Blvd. we made reservations ahead of time so we only had a 5 minute wait after we arrived to be seated. We ordered the BLT, Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich, and French Toast Logs. It took about 20-30 mins for our food to come out and boy are they big portions! The French Toast was delicious with candied bacon and blueberries. The BLT came with heaping portions of crispy bacon and we substituted a salad for truffle fries. For the Chicken Sandwich we stuck with a side salad, but weren't wowed by it, it was pretty ordinary for an almost $20 sandwich. Service was nice. Overall, nice brunch spot if you are in the area.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place! Big location, indoor/outdoor seating, food was amazing, great presentation and excellent service!!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Service at the outdoor tables was very slow. Water glasses were tiny. We baked in the hot sun with no water for 30 minutes. The cappuccino came in a tiny glass with no handle so you had to chose between burning your fingers to have a hot drink or waiting until it cooled off to handle the glass. The brisket hash was fatty slices of brisket past it’s prime with that weird iridescent slime on it. Husband’s chilaquiles were good. Not worth the price.
  17. KD

    KamisDad

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience4
    I recommend this restaurant for its beignets and maple bacon donuts with coffee but will not recommend for its food. We were looking forward to the brunch menu with out of town guests. Sadly the food failed to impress. For example I had the brisket hash and it had no flavor. Apparently when placing the poached eggs on top the water was not drained adequately and was dumped with the eggs over the dish which washed away any good flavor overall rendering it flavorless. Sad because it could have been a good dish.
  18. u

    ups2011

    Palm Springs

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fried chicken and cooked to order maple donuts! Enough said!
  19. J

    Jenny

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food is nice to look at. Go here if you want pics for IG. Don’t go here if you want food that tastes as good as it looks. The environment is beautiful. I was so disappointed with the food and drink. Cold drinks weren’t cold. Hot drinks served in water glasses so it was impossible to handle until you let the drink cool off. So many execution errors from front of house, service and the kitchen. One and done.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    We have dined at Great Maple a handful of times. We took our out of town relatives there today and the service was terrible. Was never offered water if any of our refills.
  21. AK

    ArielleK

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    One of my go to’s! I love how beautiful this restaurant is. It’s really the best atmosphere, the food is wonderful and the staff work very hard.
  22. TM

    TizianaM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space, liked the ambiance. First impression of the menu: shock no. 1: price! Very pricey. 2nd look: kinds limited breakfast menu, in our opinion but we always find something that we like. 2nd impression: massive portions!!! We had to take half of the order home. So, the price is not bad, since you can have 2meals out of it. Food was very delicious!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Made reservation specifically for outdoor dining and was seated indoors. When I asked the hostess she made me feel like I was being a pain rather than helping to address the issue.
  24. RJ

    RJDyer

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food5service3ambience2
    First observation: Hosts, servers, and kitchen staff had masks on their faces but very few worn correctly. Second: We had a reservation. Arrived 3 min early. People came after us and were either later or early, but seated before us. All of us had the same number of people. Hosts were aloof and dismissive. There were four black people seated at the restaurant. Yet, three of the black people were all seated in the same area. Food was great. Server was adequate. Table and area were clean. Recommendation: Perception matters. I’ll stick with the Hillcrest location moving forward.
  25. PM

    PaulM

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had family morning breakfast with some friends. Very good food with good prices
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I get Father’s Day can be busy for some restaurants. However, I have to say the experience here could have been so much better with just a little effort on the part of the restaurant. We arrived right on time for a 1:45 reservation. As expected there were a lot of people outside and inside waiting to be seated. However, the person I checked in with said and I quote: they are bussing your table now and it should be ready shortly. While we stood there waiting to be seated, I saw roughly 10-15 people walk up and either check in or follow up after checking in and I overheard the hostess say the exact same thing to every person. So, 20 minutes after checking in and after watching everyone getting seated, I walked up asking for an ETA. The response? Yup! Oh, they are bussing your table I will go take care of it right now…I said thanks and turned to walk back to where my Wife and Daughter were standing…guess what? Ya, the hostess who said she was going to check in my table? Ya, she didn’t MOVE! About 10 minutes later we were seated at a high top table that was the size of a postage stamp. Then the waiter comes over now 30 minutes past our reservation and he tells us the kitchen is backed up and orders are 30-40 minutes behind. Ok, so after waiting 30 minutes to be seated now your telling my food is 40 minutes out..:if I order right this very second?! To say this was sub optimal would be an incredible understatement. Now, how hard would it be for the hostess to say before we waited 30 minutes for a table, “the kitchen is backed up, you’re probably looking at an hour, minimum before you eat”If ya do that, you allow your customers to make a decision as to if they want to wait or not. You will also thin the crowd out a bit reducing wait time for those Committed to eating there. Instead they misled everyone creating an incredibly frustrating experience. I get it, this place is very popular and my review will not make any difference to them. Had to get it off my chest
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server Taylor was wonderful and thanks to her kindness and caring approach we will be back. It was a busy day and the kitchen was having trouble and didn’t send out one of our meals and the other one of them came without the title ingredient. Busy times happen in restaurants and we know everyone does their best but Taylor was true outstanding!!
  28. F

    Foodie

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Didn’t like that there were small gnats flying into my food.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Tables are cramped (to close to each other so little to no privacy ) food is mediocre at best , cost for food and drinks surpasses the fine dining restaurants located in same UTC mall so way over priced for a breakfast place . Service is very slow and full of mistakes so server has to come back 5 times to the table which is annoying for them and us . Place is just hype and not sure even why ? So many better options specially at that price
  30. JE

    JEROME

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tried churro donuts. They were okay. The french toast is enough for two people. It was pretty good. The scrambles are meh. I have had better. All in all its was a 7/10
  31. PA

    ParshuA

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    You should try one time at least to experience. It’s good but not excellent.
  32. B

    Betty

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant is lovely. Had been to Great Maple in Hillcrest and it is super tight compared to the UTC location - very open and comfortable. Service was nice. Not a place you go to if you are hoping for a cozy and quiet area. However, the food was good. My friend ordered avo toast with egg whites and it was ok. I got the squash blossom popover with poached eggs, mushrooms, spinach and potatoes and it was quite good. One thing to note is that it's expensive. Your cobb salad goes for $24.99 - It has to be incredible if it costs this much. Price point is a bit high but was a fun experience. May come back. Oh, if you go to the UTC restaurant note that Great Maple does not validate parking.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overpriced for what you get
  34. T

    Tori

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Such good food, such a cute place, only wish the service was better .
  35. NE

    NETOGM

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    I love GM!.. specially this location. It is just unfortunate that for the last three visits I have encountered servers who don’t come by often or the food is nos properly delivered. I understand it’s a staffing issue that will hopefully improve very soon. Food is always outstanding!! Love the french toast logs and any kind pf scramble…
  36. G

    Gilhotspot

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. Great food and great service.
  37. BW

    BubWey

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Took 30 minutes for our food to arrived. The noise was crazy.
  38. PC

    PatriciaC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ellie, our server was great and attentive! She was very friendly.
  39. k

    kanako

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service is very good. But there was some bugs. It’s was awful.
  40. N

    Natali

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Really unfriendly host and waiters. The women at the bar had a great attitude and were friendly.

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 4.6 stars by 1238 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 33 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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