Ocean Terrace - George's at the Cove

4.7
3723 reviews
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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.
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PN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The host seated us where we preferred, the wait staff was excellent and the food and ambiance was outstanding!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very accommodating to the weather

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JU
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It so amazed! What a great view
And Fish Taco are so great

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WD
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting with ocean views. Couldn’t have been lovelier! Great wine and the food was tasty. Very good service!

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j
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was amazing food and the view breathtaking ..would definitely go again

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JH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were excellent. We went for Valentine's day and had the prix fixe menu. Service was very attentive and food came out like clock work. We originally had a reso outdoors and the waiter was very kind to find us a table indoors because it was a little windy and chilly. We had a drink at the bar for a short wait until a table cleared inside. The host and every staff were very friendly and accommodating.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great view and great food

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JB
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The view can be beautiful, depending on seating. Food was average at best.

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NB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner! Loved the food and view.

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views. Lovely staff. Ideal spot for a celebration

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Like the place a lot!!

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M
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place but they didn't honor our seating request t be near a heater or by the glass. Food was ok. Sevice was interesting.

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DB
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Couldn't have enjoyed our experience more!!! The wait staff was so great. The food was amazing, and the view could not be beat.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & amazing view

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

To close out annual family trip for 2019 we wanted to sip champagne at sunset with the ocean view from George’s which is spectacular

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KF
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view. Great service. We had the skirt steak and the potato gnocchi with shrimp. Delicious.

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LS
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We started on the second level for drinks and moved upstairs to the rooftop for dinner. Drinks were overpriced ($22 for a sazerac, $18 for an unbalanced last word) and the food was a bit pricey too ($18 for burratta) but portions were good. It was quite cold and the waitress brought us two blankets each which was a welcome surprise. Blankets were new and clean ikea types. Would recommend rooftop for a romantic seaside date in warmer weather, or cold if you want to snuggle.

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r
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

I had made reservation for myself and sister for lunch. We use to enjoy dining there as a family. She has moved to MA . She flew in for the week and I thought this would be a great place to sit on deck for view and I had always loved the soup. We could not get a table with view had to sit against wall. Okay fine I thought . When order arrived soup cold her dish was bland. Over priced and we left it. I was so disappointed. I sent texts to everyone we will never go back.
Hostess was short with customers that we even commented she must have been having a bad day.
Valet parked in from and cane out with a huge ding on passenger door . Never again . I appreciate service and can find other restaurants with view for lunch. I was disappointed .

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice environment! Beautiful sunset, attentive and helpful wait staff and good food.

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ST
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredible experience. The food, service and views were all spectacular!

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SD
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our experience. The drive was worth it. The food was delicious.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We don’t like that host for today, she gave us the bill without asking!!! And she told us that you need to pay!!! WTF

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R
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without a doubt the best recommendation my friend made to me was to reserve a table at George's. Reserve a table outside and enjoy the best of La Jolla!

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MF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for romantic ocean views and a nicely varied restaurant week menu. All three courses were outstanding.

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P
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dinner ever with the best view ever. It was restaurant week and the value was off the charts. I love this restaurant!

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JB
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome !! Great views. Very good food. Decent value given ocean view dining.

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m
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We tried this place during Restaurant Week, and it didn't disappoint! Very happy with the friendly service and outdoor ambiance. Will definitely visit again.

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m
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there and just as good as I remembered.
Excellent food, service by Abraham and view!! Next time in San Diego I’ll definitely come back!

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get together with friends from Pasadena and always outstanding service and great food. There is no better ambiance than George’s On The Cove!

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FA
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had multiple choices to go to other restaurants during restaurant week but good food and excellent service put us back again at George’s. And the restaurant did not disappoint. I would go back here again and again to bring my other set of friends and family members. The price is reasonable and the quality of food is always excellent. Parking is a problem but it makes it up with an ocean view terrace. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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s
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always love being outdoors with a view of the ocean! Went for Restaurant Week and really enjoyed our meals (except for the two salads). I ordered the beet salad and could have done with more beets and NO prosciutto! The shortrib and sticky toffee pudding were amazing! Would order them again! Nice evening out!

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T
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Your hostess was very rude to everyone. I think she really needed to go to charm school!

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R
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hard to beat the terrace view when the weather is cooperating. We had a great waitress and the food was excellent.

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WC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Pear and Endive Salad, Duck Confit, and the sticky toffee pudding. I would recommend it all. Went with a few friends, we had different items. It would take too long to list every different thing we ordered, but I would recommend it all! Seriously starry eyed. They do things with salad that I've never even thought of. Not usually a fan of salad but they do some magical salads. The 2nd floor is cold at night in the winter, but there's definitely enough heaters that it's toasty with a nice jacket. Can't recommend this place enough. I paid the $$ willingly. Would go back for special occasions. Especially during sunset.

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JT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great location and food!! Wanted to go again!!

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OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, reasonable because it was restaurant week, 3 courses for $30. Service was excellent and views were terrific. Drinks were good too!!! Great Experience!

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TL
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a great night. The view is amazing. The blankets were such an amazing touch. A bucket list destination action.

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Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There isn’t a more beautiful vista, better service or tasty food. Such a wonderful experience and afternoon at George’s Ocean Terrace. I look forward to doing this again.

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DR
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food

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JZ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The views and the food are outstanding. The waiters and staff are friendly.

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