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Permanently Closed - Rooftop La Jolla

67 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (83)
  • Scenic View (73)
  • Good for Groups (40)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Rooftop La Jolla is, simply put, La Jolla's premier restaurant and lounge for everything that is fresh, trendy, and enticingly tasteful. Our second story location and glass enclosed patio, complete with dining tables, booths, firepits, and a separate bar, provides guests with a world class view of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Inside, Prospect Bar & Grill is home to several wide screen televisions displaying the most current sports packages, as well as pool tables, luxurious oversized booths, and a highly impressive full bar.

Let the friendly staff of Rooftop La Jolla serve you your choice of our expertly-crafted drinks, paired with the signature cuisine that has shaped Southern California's culinary culture. Indulge in our generously portioned appetizers or entrees, and sit back within comfortable view of the ocean vista and famed Prospect Street. Each visit to Rooftop La Jolla is further complimented by live music during the week.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Californian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American
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Hours of operation
Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Friday and Saturday 11:30am - 4:00pm; Tuesday-Thursday Dinner: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Closed Mondays
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Phone number
(858) 454-8092
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
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Cross street
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9  based on all time ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on January 10, 2017

Open mic night was just too loud for the area trying to perform. With that being said the waitress was great and the food was good. Great roof top spot for a ocean view.

BNNorthCounty (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2017

The Smoked Gouda Mac was amazing. 5 star for sure. The location was great. We sat around the fire and it was very comfortable although it was a cool night. We were there at night but I am sure during daylight there are some nice views of the ocean. The staff was nice. Our meals were ok, the vegetables and mashed potatoes were very good. We would go back to try some other items on the menu and for the Smoked Gouda Mac ofcoarse.

vipJCKSTAR (Portland)
1.0  Dined on January 4, 2017

Restaurant was not open.

vipAllure40 (Orange County)
1.0  Dined on December 19, 2016

First I had a confirmed reservation using the open table app - confirmed by open table - for a party of 13 on a Monday. I drove an hour with a car load of guests to meet out of town guests to enjoy a sunset dinner only to find they were closed! Closed on Mondays! I finally got ahold of the manager who said open table couldn't get it straight. 13 people all standing outside wondering what to do. I guess I need to be more careful and not trust a confirmed reservation on OpenTable.

Allan (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on December 9, 2016

Very loud with bad acoustics. Couldn't hear the music over the noise. Couldn't talk over the music. Food was okay. Not terribly cozy. Patio looks nice with a view, but it was closed for a private party.

vipStephen (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on November 17, 2016

Sports bar basically. With meh food, attentive service, but mostly attentive to their mates.

No. Thank. You.

vipKinevil (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

Was disappointed that nachos had fake cheese sauce instead of real cheese. Bathroom was still (under construction). Hopefully will improve with time since new.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2016

Customer service and Food is great, we visit here a couple times a year. Me and my girlfriends favorite restaurant in San Diego.

TKwaach (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

No one checked is in so we just seated ourselves. We did get a dirty plate for appetizers but our server quickly replaced it and every other request we had, such as moving the umbrella around and changing the channel to show the Alabama college football game was also quickly met. There really was nothing else that I could complain about and that was minor and we weren't unhappy at all with our experience.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on September 9, 2016

We had a 6:45 reservation and were promptly seated at a table with a beautiful view. After 15 minutes, nobody stopped by even say, "I'll be right with you." It was as if we were invisible. We got up and left. The manager told us to have a nice night on our way out.