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About Permanently Closed - Rooftop La Jolla

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.

1025 Prospect St.,Suite 210
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, American

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

Cross Street:
Girard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 454-8092

Website:
http://www.rtlajolla.com/

Executive Chef:
Jamal

Additional:
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

Rooftop La Jolla - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

3.7

service

3.7

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (83)
Scenic View (73)
Good for Groups (40)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (30)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Hot Spot (26)
Great for Lunch (24)
Late-night Find (21)
Romantic (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Special Occasion (15)
Kid-friendly (8)
Great for Brunch (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Live Music (5)
Casual (4)
Fun (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Waterfront (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Outstanding Value (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Cozy (2)
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vip
 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Restaurant was not open.

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vip
 (Orange County)·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.

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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 17, 2016

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

No. Thank. You.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·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.

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 (San Diego)·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.

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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·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.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Great locations and great live music!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 28, 2016

Service could have been faster, but, overall, a good experience, although it does not overlook the Pacific Ocean, as suggested by its website. It has a distant view if you are seated on the street side.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2016

I am not sure why there were reservations open on the site when the restaurant was closed for renovation during the week. Reservations should not be accepted.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 23, 2016

Hard to rate appropriately when the restaurant was closed for remodel. Had to make other plans due to this issue.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 12, 2016

I'm from Boston and used Open Table to find a casual, comfortable restaurant and we found it with the Prospect Bar. Hubby got strip steak and I got strip steak & avocado salad and both were fabulous! We weren't rushed, waiter was fantastic, piano player was relaxing and you couldn't beat the view!! So glad we found this place & we'll be back!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 2, 2016

This is not a restaurant per se. It's a bar with bar/comfort food. They have thrown into the mix a bowl of quinoa, but why order anything but their junk food, if that's what they do well? I ordered a Mac N Cheese with gouda, bacon and jalapeños. No heat, really fatty pieces of bacon and gouda. And I ordered with chicken. Decadent. I felt the guilt all the way into the next day.

I went on an open mic night. Some really loud singers but also some pretty good talent. This was a business meeting. If you are looking to 'talk over dinner' don't forget to ask if it's open mic when you make the reservation.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 1, 2016

Had the seafood platter for a starter. Crab claws were grainy and non sweet, almost as if they had been thawed and refrozen several times. The cocktail sauce and shredded lettuce were hidden on the bottom of the crab cocktail... Surprisingly, the crab was bland as well. Underwhelming 6oz lobster, non delicate and stringy. Two glasses of wine, very generous pours. Miso sea bass, very good, cooked perfectly, yet both dishes served only warm, not hot. The dinners were served on top of my appetizers as if I was being rushed through my meal. Silverware served after dinners were placed down. Server said that he had a very slow day and seemed eager to get us out. Instead of showing us a desert tray, asked if we were done. With tip, the one hour experience for two cost 185 dollars. Definitely could spend that kind of money elsewhere for better service and food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 29, 2016

I found this restaurant on OPEN TABLE and was very pleased with the outcome. It had a decent view of the ocean and the breeze wasn't too cold. They had a band start playing around 9 which was a nice end to our evening. The salmon BLT was delicious. I will be ordering that again on my next visit. :)

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 26, 2016

The view is breathtaking and they have local musicians changing every 20min and that was beautiful! The food was great and very fresh! They didn't compromise on food which is amazing :-D

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Went there for an early dinner with family. They were great accommodating a big party with kids

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 4, 2016

We went there for the first time using a Groupon...It was one of our favorite places from our week-long trip to San Diego! It wasn't busy at opening time yet, the food was great, and our server was very good! Will definitely go back next time we are in California!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on June 26, 2016

Angel hair w. shrimp, amazing shrimp avocado appetizer, DELICIOUS mac n cheese w. shrimp, yummy bellini...little loud with music, but love the live mudic atmosphere and heaters :) A+++++

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 26, 2016

Great food and, on Sundays, great band (Mojo Jackson).

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 19, 2016

This place is known for watching sports (you can tell because once you walk in, there are large TV's in every direction that you look), so the noise was expected! It was also the night of the NBA finals so the lack of great service was expected too. Food was pretty good for a sports place, overall not bad!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 15, 2016

Great live music. Smoked Gouda mac & cheese was to die for

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vip
 (London)·Dined on May 22, 2016

Nice lunch on the outdoor patio with family. Guacamole and chips were tasty, as well as the fish tacos. Others ate the grilled tuna and grilled steak salads. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the staff was friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Loved the band "Shoeless". Great gal singers and talented guys on instruments. Enjoyed the salmon, wine list not extensive, but fine. Lively, good time. Will go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 18, 2016

My husband and I were in La Jolla recently for our first anniversary and we stopped at Prospect for a few drinks and appetizers. The waitress and bartenders were friendly and the food was delicious. We went to a couple other places that night for drinks but ended up back at Prospect because we really enjoyed the atmosphere. It wasn't too crowded for a Friday night and we had a great time with the bartenders and other patrons. Great experience! I highly recommend the shrimp avocado dip and lobster ravioli...very tasty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 18, 2016

Prospect has a beautiful view of the ocean and a great happy hour! A lot of places end happy hour at 6, but Prospect has happy hour until 7 and all items are included.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 1, 2013

My wife and I went to listen to live music and have a few cocktails. That's how our night started. The music was really nice not too loud. And then later the DJ started to play and the party was live. We will return for another fun night , with friends next time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 18, 2013

Great drinks and food was tasteful. Waiter was attentive and musicians playing during our time there were great.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 16, 2013

Prime location with a spectacular view in La Jolla. Amazing live music which made all the difference in my rating this place. Our server was kind of ditzy but I can't say she was mean. The stars fall when I get to the food: we ordered 4 things. A bottle of wine (they didn't have the 1st white we requested and there are only 2 bottles of Sauvignon on the menu). Clamari was boring. Steak kabobs were overcooked and flavorless. And the fish tacos were forgettable. We were also overcharged for our bill but we didn't realize until after we left. No big deal, it's not worth going back. Overall this place might be fun for some drinks and tunes but DO NOT EAT HERE IF YOU ARE A FOODIE because you will be very dissapointed. Sorry Prospect.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 11, 2013

The view from outside dining is awesome and love the live music.
The only complain I have was the food I ordered- tequila shrimp taco needs more seasoning. It doesn't really have any taste even with the guacamole and the salsa. The rest of our order though was very good- especially the beef kabobs and the flat iron steak. Overall, I would still go back but not order the shrimp taco.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 30, 2013

The service was horrible. Our waitress was slow and never came back to take our dinner order. I guess she assumed we were just having drinks even through we had menus. Food was just ok.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 23, 2013

The location is terrific. The waitress was lovely. However they appeared to be understaffed in the kitchen and servers. We waited an hour for our appetizer and 45 minutes more for our entree. Although we had a 6:30 reservation at a fire pit table we were really cold 2 hours later waiting for the check. I had to get up and seek out the waitress who had to ask a fellow server to take care of giving us the check. Of course there was no checking back to see if we wanted additional drinks or dessert or coffee. I think it was a lose lose night for all. The restaurant lost money because the waitress was going in so many directions she couldn't attend to us. I only tipped 10 % and that was generous considering the lack of service.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 21, 2013

Frito Misto Appetizer advised calamari & shrimp-only found two (2)shrimp! Also spent a wee bit too long in the deep fat fryer! Calamari was tender however. We had the fish and the Jumbo Shrimp Diablo.If those were "Jumbo" the next step down in size would have been salad shrimp.....Service somewhat slow,not a full house-what's up??

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on March 7, 2013

Loved the atmosphere.....live music was a bonus! Sat outside at one of the fire tables. Had a great meal with the exception of a mix up with the order of one in our party! Otherwise a great time. Food and service were great but especially enjoyed the live music. Will definitely recommend to family and friends. Definitely will return the next time we're in LaJolla too! The Gouda Mac n Cheese was to die for and several in our party had the Buffalo Mac n Cheese and loved it as well!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 24, 2013

Food was great, not too expensive and the view from the deck is great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 24, 2013

Brannon Ciora and his team have an excellent restaurant which we make sure to visit everytime we're in La Jolla. It has a nice view and very good food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 16, 2013

This restaurant was great. Make reservations because their kitchen closes early. They said that the kitchen was already closed when we arrived (8:30p) and that if we hadn't made a reservation they would no longer have been able to serve us food. The food was tasty, nothing to rave about. The ambiance was great. It was a nice size outdoor patio w/ lots of heat lamps and fire pits on the tables to keep everyone warm on a breezy evening. There was live music which just made our evening. The entertainer was Aquile from The Voice- Team Christina and he was amazing! He's there every Wed. & Sat. night. We had great seats in a booth but it was dark by the time we got there so I assume the partial view of the ocean would have been a bonus.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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