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The Main Dining Room at Paradisaea - Paradisaea, La Jolla, CA
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Paradisaea

$50 and over
Californian
A celebration of food, cocktails, art, and warm hospitality. Housed in the historic Piano Building, in the heart of the vibrant community of Bird Rock, Paradisaea is a destination restaurant and bar, that San Diegans frequent for crave-able, accessible fare, executed at the highest level.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Why we love it

Paradisaea comes from culinary industry heavyweights, including an Eleven Madison Park alum. Its mid-century tropical interiors, imaginative tiki cocktails, and fresh-caught fish entrees mean it's a casual spot that’s equal parts neighborhood gem and dream date-night destination.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 255-8011
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 439 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Californian

  • San Diego

    Californian

439 Reviews
  1. HowardB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was innovative and metriculosly prepared.

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  2. BillF

    San Diego

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the chef’s tasting menu and it was delicious. We especially liked the beets with whipped blue cheese and orange zest, the king salmon and cavalini dish, and the tender beef with exotic mushrooms in a carmelized sauce. The dessert was unique and memorable. Service was top notch.

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  3. tha8thmonth

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding. And the ambience was nice. Top Quality all around! Our only challenge was finding a parking spot.

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  4. MixedUpCafe

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The experience was nothing more than okay, and I felt like I was being rushed the entire meal. I barely had one sip of wine before the first course. Lots of amazing choices in the area, but for me, this is not one of them.

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  5. TBone52

    New York City

    134 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our third visit to this restaurant in recent weeks and my third review. This is a well located and very nice restaurant, with a beautiful indoor dining room and nice outdoor dining, even though it is on the sidewalk of La Jolla Blvd in Bird Rock. Keep in mind that this was Easter Sunday and we booked at 5PM not realizing it was Sunday brunch. I take responsibility for that mistake...BUT I think the restaurant made some significant errors on this occasion. First...the pricing was extremely steep at +/- $150 per person for a prix fixe three course menu. Only a few tables were occupied and we were told that it had been "quiet all day". Service was just OK. The busser was outstanding, but the server was unhelpful and rather stingy with her wine pour. The menu started with a very sweet basket of donuts and breads. Good...but very heavy on the sugar. I chose pea panna cotta for a starter which was OK. Others had salad that was OK. The main course of salmon was OK but a bit too "soupy". The lamb with gigante beans was quite good and the portion was huge. The dessert was a ridiculously large and sweet sundae...not exactly what we were expecting. We will likely return because this restaurant has great potential. Unfortunately, they missed the mark badly on their Easter Sunday offering on all counts...menu, service, pricing and promotion.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Each entree was incredible. There was no lack in the area of flavor. We enjoyed the Easter pre set brunch menu. 5 star each course. But the amuse was a basket of pastry’s, donuts danish and corn bread. Wonderfully baked. first course was a salad, the second petit filet and dessert. Dessert took 30 minutes, and the server said the chef was having a malfunction with the chocolate egg. With 3 cocktails total on the bill one being a mimosa brunch was $400 dollars. Overpriced. Possibly Easter premium? The buffet for Easter Sunday at the ball room in the hotel deli is 200 a person. (We annually attend this) And this is a buffet that DOES NOT SKIP on quality or luxury. This in contrast obviously made this brunch seem.. overpriced. As for service, could be improved. They hosted one brunch service. There wasn’t a need to shift change in the middle leaving us to ask the server assistant for bill, another cocktail and silverware. When brunch is $200/person, needs should be anticipated. I sat with my toddler on my lap for 20 minutes before waving someone down for high chair. Steak knives could have been put on the table as well instead of bread knives with the steak. The steak was tender enough that it still cut fine. FOOD AND ENVIRONMENT 5 star.

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  7. KirkP

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is stunning / beautiful. Outstanding service and the food was really a complete surprise and delight !! Loved every appertizer and entree. Just delicious. Now In my top 5 restaurants in San Diego !!

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  8. BobZorro

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I expected more. My veal medallions were excellent and the fresh scallops were good. The appetizers were fair and the 2 people that ordered steaks were displeased. I suggested they send them back but they kept them they were not eaten. The other 2 had the fish branzino I didn’t get a taste but they said just OK.

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  9. TBone52

    New York City

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an excellent place. I like everything about it. No complaints. Excellent food, drinks and wine. Very good service. Nice atmosphere and location.

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  10. LucyandColin

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations to sit outside, but it was raining. I received a call early in the day letting us know we would be moved to the dodo doughnut café, which was adjoined to the restaurant. We enjoyed sitting in that area, as it was much quieter than the main dining room. As for the service, food , friendliness and knowledge of staff, everything was absolutely incredible! Between the four of us, we had the scallops, the chicken, the branzino, and the pork chop. Every single meal was delicious to the last bite. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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FAQs

Paradisaea is rated 4.7 stars by 439 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Paradisaea

5680 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037-7523

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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