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Great Maple La Jolla - UTC

4.4
4.4
1344 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are Great Maple, a Modern American Eatery. We pride ourselves on our “made-from-scratch” recipes, where seasonal ingredients, unique presentation and cooking with intent transform long-loved classics into newly-loved favorites.

We view the great maple tree as our emblematic commitment to quality, responsible products, creativity and the culinary will to make things great! Come enjoy our heartfelt enthusiasm and laid-back dining experience, where good times create good will.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:30 pm Blunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 886-7403

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    events.utc@thegreatmaple.com: (858) 886-7403

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    Genesee Ave.

  • Parking details

    Parking structure outside of Nordstrom; utilize entrance off of Genesee Ave.

  • Public transit

    MTS Trolley and Bus at our Front Door.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,344 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. AW

    AnnaW

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    For the exception of the unfriendly hostess who appeared to not want to be there, our experience was good. Waiter was great and food was good.
  2. JR

    JordanR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    They were closing the facility so I don’t know if that’s why our experience was bad. My husband had egg shells in his food twice, mine had no flavor, it just wasn’t an overall good experience like it normally is.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was extremely slow. Food took forever. Not a great experience.
  4. EM

    ElsieM

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our friendship Christmas celebration. It was crowded, but our server Andy was great. Disappointed that the restaurant will be permanently closing. 😔
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    We always eat at this restaurant to be honest half of the time the service is good and half is bad. But today the hostess was so rude. Yes, I made a reservation last minute and booked a bar table, everything else was unavailable except outdoor. From the time my husband and I arrived, the hostess was so rude. Omg even though I had a reservation she told me she didn’t have a table for us. She said is either outside or you can wait around 40 minutes. We decided to take the outside table which btw was so cold and loud with all the cars and people walking by your side. After 10 minutes we got very disturbed once we realized that she was sending all the Hispanics outside. I never knew this restaurant was racist. Wow! We went back and talk to another hostess not the blonde with short hair from first time. This other hostess was much nicer and when I told her we were freezing outside and that I had a reservation at the bar she immediately gave us a table at the bar. The server was so nice. She actually made up for all the inconveniences we had. The food today was dry (French toast logs ) the bacon and blueberries almost inexistent . It was a very unpleasant breakfast today only for the server. She was lovely attentive and very helpful!
  6. CB

    CristianeB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    It took a while to be seated despite having a reservation.
  7. MR

    MikeR

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Everyone in my family has been and raves about it. I went this morning and ordered the House Smoked Beef Brisket Hash. Not sure what constitutes 'smoked' but the brisket was less than ordinary. Albeit tender it had zero flavor. While I'm sure it wasn't, l'd of sworn it was boiled, but perhaps they keep it in some flavorless liquid because it sure wasn't flavorful in the least. The grilled bread had marks but otherwise no grill flavor and it was like I pulled a slice off the counter. Very ordinary. My daughter has been before and loves it and had the Silver Dollar Pancakes and said they were nothing special. Service was great but based on food I'd have no reason to return. I will however based on everyone's feedback but without that and based on the food today, nope. But next time I'm trying some of the decadent looking items as that seems to be what most rave about. Oh, bacon was good. :-) Order
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The food was unseasoned. Really boring.
  9. LL

    LoriL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful! Bloody Mary’s so good.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Poached eggs came out hard boiled, took 15 minutes to get replacements. Not work the $24.00.
  11. JR

    JosetteR

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! We took our boys there and we were able to finish most of the food. Service was great even though we went during a busy time. Love this place and location
  12. CL

    CindyL

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Love the menu. Love the food. The place is super noisy so hard to hear / carry on a conversation. Our server was very nice but hardly checked on us - we had to track her down when one person in our party didn't get their food then again when we had been ready for a while for the check. Sadly it looks like this location is closing later this month
  13. DS

    DSW4

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time. Very sorry that this location is closing!
  14. M

    Maggie

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service
  15. A

    Arturo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server we had was fantastic! I believe his name was Nicholas. He was attenuative and nice. We had a decent size party for my office's Christmas party and he handled us like a pro! Thanks for turning on the heater for us!
  16. TL

    TheLadyStephanie

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is so tasty! I heard that this location is closing which makes me sad. Going to miss it as it is around the corner from me.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nos gusta desayunar ahí cada vez que nos encontramos en el área
  18. OG

    OneGourmet

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The breakfast was not exceptional and was highly overpriced. Simple scrambled eggs with potatoes and a slice of toast should not cost $15.95, plus $4.95 for coffee.
  19. F

    Foodie

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    First impression was awful. Arrived early so proceeded to use restroom. As I was Walking towards restroom I could see into the kitchen and observed two employees goofing around grabbing on each other’s bodies. When I entered the restroom I immediately noticed how dirty and unkept it was. The toilet seat in the handicap stall was so loose I almost fell off the toilet. I came out and was taken to our table and immediately noticed food crumbs all over the benches of our booth. The hostess didn’t make us feel very welcome and it was at that point I decided to get up and leave. I have been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time and because the prices are very high and I was already disappointed I did not want to be upset over the possibility of receiving lousy food. I was probably more uncomfortable with knowing that the two goofing off in the kitchen we’re gonna be the ones making my food as well. I just don’t get it and I question management.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sad this location closed. Their salted caramel pancakes were the best!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nuestro lugar favorito de desayuno
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving weekend brunch was delicious! Got there early before the rush and it was lovely on the patio.
  23. S

    Suzanne

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! Clean and relaxing atmosphere!
  24. M

    Mabel

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great staff! Will definitely be coming back and recommending 😊
  25. A

    Adasol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Vibes are great and the server was very kind to us!
  26. MJ

    MarleneJ

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Egg dish was okay. Potatoes were barely lukewarm and we had to ask our server for hot potatoes. Very noisy. Hard to have a normal conversation. Won’t be going back.
  27. CN

    CasualNCorondao1

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service. Food was good, just a little heavy and sweet, but they know that.
  28. S

    Sandiegoreview

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    I ordered the salmon and it came to me raw. Not undercooked but raw. They apologized and brought it out again. It was again raw. The server expressed frustration that they were messing up the order but by the time I got edible food, everyone else was done with their meals.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was nice, she liked it a lot.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The food was amazing like always! But our server forgot about us for a very long time.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Awesome cauliflower hummus!!!! It’s a shame the owners are closing this store!!!!
  32. KR

    KkRic2016

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I been coming here for awhile now. I really enjoy breakfast here, food is delicious and plenty to share.
  33. K

    Kiki

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Our drinks were not good. You couldn’t take a sip without your entire mouth and throat burning. Our food was not the greatest, only the chorizo was good. The beignets were on the tougher side.
  34. EQ

    ElaineQ

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The hostess argued with me about my reservation where she said it was for inside. Started to argue with me! There was no special selection through Open Table for inside or out. I asked for outside when I arrived. Food served cold; average taste. Too crowded.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Food and service were mid. Ridiculously expensive.
  36. b

    briyesmi

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the La Jolla location. The ambiance is always nice and service is great too!! We always order the French toast logs and chilaquiles….. they never disappoint. The waiters and waitress are awesome. Thank you Briana (our waitress) for a great experience!!
  37. SO

    ShellOfCarlsbad

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Unfortunately it was not what I had hoped for despite the fabulous menu I had been wanting to experience. SERIOUS issues with little gnats and flies. Swarming, landing in your food. What a shame. They put some fans in to try and deal with it but they have a real problem to solve there. Hello San Diego Vector Control? Health Dept? Did see they have a few health violations in their Yelp write up. To make things worse, a member of the waitstaff said the insect infestation was because the city had been doing some work on a sewage project across the way, which dislodged them. Won’t go back to this one. Staff seemed slightly annoyed that customers were annoyed. Everyone was shooing their food. Maybe will try one of their other locations. Too many other options at UTC where you don’t have gnats & flies landing in your food. I’m not picky or one to complain but this was just wrong and needs attention. Lots of unattended tables that needed clearing, which added to the insect attraction. I know, real bummer. And no, the meal was not free.We couldn’t eat the humus b cause the gnats landed in it, so they didn’t charge us for that. Too bad.
  38. NF

    NadiaF

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had reservation and it took 15 minutes to be seated even when tables were available. Our server only came to our table 2-3 times, never checked if we needed something else after they brought the food. Love this place overall but i think they need to work in their customer service.
  39. d

    dawnh

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Very VERY overpriced!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was very good breakfast food. A lot of unique options.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Great Maple La Jolla - UTC is rated 4.4 stars by 1344 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Genesee Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:30 pm Blunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking structure outside of Nordstrom; utilize entrance off of Genesee Ave.

  • Public transit

    MTS Trolley and Bus at our Front Door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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