Torreyana Grille - Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Made reservations for a late lunch on a Saturday at 2:30, but when we arrived was told they stopped serving lunch at 2:00. I didn't see that posted anywhere on the lunch menu or online, so was disappointed to have to order off the Bar Menu instead. The BBQ wings were fatty and way too spicy. The taco plate was bland. The avocado chicken salad was quite tasty but cost $21 which is very steep for a salad. The waiter was wonderful and only charged us for what we were satisfied with, but the dining experience as a whole was rather disappointing. I had been to this restaurant one other time this year and the food from the regular lunch menu was very good - enough to make me want to go back and take my husband. Based on this experience however, we probably won't eat here again. But for others who are considering it, make sure to call and confirm you are arriving at a time when you can order off the regular lunch or dinner menus.
Ambiance is wonderful along with the service, wine, and food. 10+
The sea bass was unbelievable! Best I’ve ever had. All the food was above our expectations
Ambiance is “hotel bar” dining which is not what we expected but the wait staff made up for it.
In town for a wedding. Had dinner with relatives. Love the ambiance and service was fabulous.
The food however is a terrible value for such mediocre quality food.
Many entrees are around $50. Pork chops were so dry it was hard to cut and chew it. It was left uneaten. Salmon was good but not great for its over $35 price.
The ribeye is one of the expensive entrees and the cut of meat is so thin . The steak looked a bit grey and was not fresh or any kind of special aged beef or even prepared with a rub! It was so thin and something you might see a Sizzlers. At $50 they could have offered a better quality meat!
The star of the table were the nachos. That’s unfortunate because this was supposed to be a fancy dinner for our reunion.
Unfortunately we won’t be back
Breakfast with santa
We love Torreyana. We especially love the Manager, Marco. He’s so caring.
Best SANTA breakfast! So many pic ops.
The crab salad I ordered tasted good but had no crab in it.
Not typically a hotel restaurant diner, but made an exception twice for this delightful find with incredible views and outstanding food. Great selection of food options, the service was spot on and while not cheap, the portions and quality justified the prices. The Ahi dishes were exceptional and generously portioned.
Our server was very cordial, spoke Spanish with us, and fixed a little problem with our order. The glazed salmon on vegetables was terrific!
Food was expensive and while that is not a problem for me the food wasn't that good so it was a disappointment ($800 for a party of 9, yes we did have cocktails!).
That would have been ok, I really have low expectations for Hotel Restaurants but the staff at the bar were slow and rude both times we were there and normally higher end hotels have the bar thing down but clearly the La Jolla Hilton did not.
The hotel is nice but go somewhere else to eat and drink.
Many of the staff have worked here for more than three decades and they are very friendly and attentive. Imagine a hotel dining room with great food and a professional staff who appreciate their guests. I usually have sandwiches soup and salads here and they are great! Ask for Ty, Raul, Antonio, and the other staff who have been assisting guest since the place opened!
Easter brunch not as good as it used to be!
Very limited selection of food to choose from on buffet. What was there was cold and had been sitting for a long time. Not worth the money they charge. Suggest they consider more variety than eggs, potatoes and bacon. Service was slow and no one to buss table or refill water glass.
The Torreyana Grille is in a lovely location and has a really nice ambience. We made reservations and showed up a few minutes late. They were still able to find us a seat despite a busy weekend. The server was very attentive and took our order right away. The buffet had a lot of selection. We ordered from the buffet as well as ala cart. My son enjoyed the chocolate chip pancakes. I ordered the egg/protein breakfast (or something like that) The over easy eggs were very bland and one of the eggs yolks was broken. The turkey bacon was so-so. The bagel provided was not so great. It was a lot of money. If staying at the hotel, that breakfast would have been free for me as a Hilton Gold member. As someone coming in from the outside, it was a very large $15+ bill. I think the buffet was like $25. Anyway, whatever. it's just money. Service great. Food could be better. That's all.
food was OK... service was better than average
We had a group of 12 women there (who all asked for separate checks!) and we all agreed the food and service was wonderful! We will go there again.
I responded yesterday. No-one greeted us so we sat ourselves and waited to see a hostess and then you asked why we did'nt go!
Poor service. Food served cold.
Not a very welcoming restaurant - has a weird vibe and is a shame because the location is stunning. Too fussy & posh.
I would highlight pleasant atmosphere, variety of table options, and polite service.
Was New Year’s Eve Special dinner
Pre fix with limited choice for appetizers, main course and desert
This restaurant is our favorite hotel, home away home, and we did not go out of the hotel when everyone is drinking. Was perfect setting for us, enjoyed the dinner and music, then to celebrate the new year without driving home.
We arrived at the time we had requested. We were told by the waiting staff to wait for hostess to seat us. There were many parties already waiting for the hostess. After an additional 15 min wait without any hostess showing we left and walked over to the Torrey Pines Lodge Grill, where we were seated within 1 minute.
It was fabulous! Santa was there, activities for kids, warm and inviting for all!!! Friendly staff and the best staff! I hope they do this again next year!
Great spot for breakfast Business meal
We celebrated Thanksgiving with dinner at the Torreyana Grille. We were a party of five adults and it was our first time at this property. We arrived one hour before our reservation time , but were still seated promptly. The service staff was top notch and very attentive throughout the entire dinner. For dinner, four members of our party ordered the traditional Thanksgiving dinner and it was excellent. The fifth person ordered a prime rib dinner, cooked medium. The prime rib was brought to the table at the same time as the traditional turkey dinners, but the meat was extremely rare. At first the person did not want to complain, but within five minutes realized that it was too rare for their taste. They asked that the it be cooked a little more and our waiter, who was very accommodating, took it back to the kitchen. Unfortunately, when it was returned to the table it was overcooked to the point of being inedible. We chose not to make it an issue and nothing was said at the time. This was the only reason for the less than perfect rating in the overall and food categories.
Delicious. Ahi tostados, guacamole with pomegranate seeds, asparagus with a poached egg and the Mexican style seafood soup were all amazing!
One of the worst restaurant experiences.
Just a few highlights:
The bread that was served was half baked and cold. The fish that was served was super salty. The atmosphere resembled a train station more than a restaurant at a higher end hotel in La Jolla, California. Service couldn't have cared less. Major changes and upgrades required.
Food was good and service was great. Perfect location to get together with others attending the symposium at Scripps
Very slow service and food mediocre. Waited a long time for order to be taken. No one at host station when we arrived.
Great service, tasty food, and a wonderful view of the golf course. Kudos to the team, including Leah and Marco.
Lovely. A little noisy for our over 80 crowd.
Too expensive for the food offered. Would not choose this for special occasion and we visited for mothers day brunch.
The reason for the recommendation is due to the fact it is the only restaurant in the Hilton.
We went on the 31st for New Years dinner, the service was terrible and also the food was not good at high prices, when commented this to manager was rude and all he said was sorry. There are many options near so avoid special ocassions here not worth the value!
If you seat in the Bar area ask for Bin, Great personal waiter
Also our grill Host and Server up front was Michael (spelled different ).Great young guy that goes out of his way to please you too.
Lousy service. No water, never saw the server after the order until the check arrived. Then she came with the check -- never asked if I wanted another drink or dessert. It took almost 5 minutes to be seated even though the restaurant was rather empty.
The crab cakes were good--almost all crab.
Very quiet at lunch time on a Monday, nice outdoor dining space, waiter was excellent and when he heard we were celebrating a retirement, he brought us an extra dessert. Food is very good but it's expensive for lunch; about $30 per person.