The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

4.6
962 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Providing guests with an exclusive view of the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course, The Grill at Torrey Pines is a popular dining destination at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla. A favorite place for gathering with friends and family, The Grill at Torrey Pines invites locals and visitors to lounge beside five cozy fire pits, taste local craft beers beneath an artfully designed trellis, and enjoy meals from the restaurant’s custom-built wood-burning suite.

This outdoor rotisserie serves as the foundation for nationally acclaimed Executive Chef Jeff Jackson’s slow-cooked, farm-fresh menu. Other favorites include the trademark Drugstore Burger, a true San Diego classic. Whether coming together for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, The Grill at Torrey Pines welcoming ambiance and thoughtful team promises a memorable experience for guests and an ongoing dedication to local ingredients, sound craftsmanship, and the creative California spirit.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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Starting May 9, 2021

We will be offering our a la carte menu all day with an addition of a Three Course Mother's Day menu for $54 from 5pm until 9pm.

What 962 people are saying
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RP92064
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Ambiance is relatively nice, but also very usual for this type of scene.
Food tasted okay, it was just not very flavorful, overall I'd say basic.
Service was "strange" - had lunch as a couple, but yet the waiter decided to split everything we ordered (without asking us, problem is wife ate fish - I don't) and therefore i was left waiting for her to eat her meal, while I was waiting for mine. Anyway, overall I have been to much nicer places around SD (for both the ambiance and meal quality)

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vipBGLTB
Dallas
131 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Had requested outdoor and had bad indoor table! No ambiance and came in from out of town with reservation made a while ago!

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Faith
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views. Great food and not noisy. We enjoyed it very much.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded 2 days ago

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience, Faith. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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KarenL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setting, food selection and service.
Highly recommend.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for joining us, Karen! We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Kathy
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view. Good food and pleasant surroundings. Excellent service.

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ElliotP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our breakfast was grossly overpriced based on the relatively mediocre quality. My omelette was overcooked and dry. Very disappointing, and I won't return.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded 2 days ago

We appreciate your feedback and would like to extend our sincerest apologies regarding your experience. We can assure you that these issues are not reflective of our standards and high service levels. In the future, we hope we will have the opportunity to host you again so that we might make up for our past shortcomings.

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vipSc135
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Really marginal food and the bartender messed up the cocktails. Overpriced. Waiter was great.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We apologize for not exceeding your expectations due to the inconveniences you experienced. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future.

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Codycoop1
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always the same, terrific.

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Bob12
Palm Springs
19 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at the Lodge at Torry Pines is always good. This is the first time we have eaten at the Grill as the normal restaurant was closed. You can eat inside or outside, we at inside since it was a bit windy outside. But the food and service were still outstanding. It was a bit noisy but that is because the Grill is near the golf course and we had some happy golfers reliving their games and having a good time. Still a good experience.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your continued visits to The Lodge at Torrey Pines. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at The Grill at Torrey Pines and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Nancyk
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great outdoor dining
food and service terrific
quiet elegant and casual
tables spaced safely apart

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RubenF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, as always. Try their coconut tres leches cake!

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for joining us at The Grill at Torrey Pines! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Grace
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It’s a beautiful place not for brunch they were out of some of the items on the menu and they didn’t have much to choose from. Don’t eat their chillequles they were horrible like mush!

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded 2 days ago

We are disappointed to discover that your visit fell short of expectations. We have shared your feedback with management and hope that you will join us again for brunch in the near future.

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NadineK
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great evening! Perfect table for a special occasion.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Grill at the Lodge at Torrey Pines! We are delighted to hear that our staff provided you with such a warm welcome for this special occasion and hope to welcome you back for future celebrations to come.

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Jack
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neither Grill nor restaurant ever disappoint. Its just that simple!!

But not so simple I realize for Jeff Jackson and crew to produce as they
always do.

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Papipoka
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, nice setting, and tasty food. Prices a bit higher but worth it.

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AprilM
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We watched the sunset over the ocean and the golf course and enjoyed a fabulous dinner including cocktails, ceviche and swordfish. There was a live guitarist... so charming. The service the food on the ambience were exceptional and we will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Restaurant week - lots of good food. Service was the low point but not terrible.

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HeatherR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great evening out. The live music was wonderful. The food was good. And service was quick.

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Grateful2BAlive
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I have been to the Lodge on a number of occasions and enjoyed good meals there. Unfortunately, tonight was not one of those occasions. Frankly, it was mediocre. I am no chef, but I can do a better job with swordfish. The sides were also uninspired. While I did not taste everybody's plates, this was the general consensus around the table. I should add, another very minor, but frustrating aspect of the evening was that we were charged for a dessert that we did not order. In short, it appears to me that it is a restaurant still trying to find its "legs." I am hoping that, as time goes by, things will start to click. Based on past experience, I would still recommend it.

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CarlF
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grill is always great, especially on a lovely Spring day. Their Ruben Sandwich is the best in San Diego and the service is very attentive.

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vipFrankH
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great place to eat, so pretty with the golf course in the background. The food is excellent not cheap but not overpriced.

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vipdoodah
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Best Drugstore Burgers and fries !!!!... hands down. The Reuben and onion rings are also amazing!

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vipbuzzc
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food, location and view all top notch at the outside grill.

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addavid
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to sit outside, look at the beauty and enjoy quality food.

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RichardC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A San Diego landmark that I have wanted to try. We went after sunset so there was no view. Will try again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table by the glass, warm heater above and an amazing view. We both had ceviche on plaintains which was different but it worked and swordfish in a ginger Asian sauce that was cooked perfectly and delicious. Dessert was tres leches with berries and also yummy. The service was very good and they offered blankets on this chilly evening. We went for restaurant week but would go back again!

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vipNYCgirl
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary dinner was marvelous! The sea bass ceviche was devine. The swordfish perfectly prepared ... tres leche was perfect. Love the atmosphere! Our server Stephan was terrific.

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BrentE
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location to have a meal and see a sunset. The food was seasoned perfectly.

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NathalyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon is delicious! And the selection of wines is good.

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vipMichaelS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Expectations meet. Very good!

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mattkc1
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Can't beat the view of the beautiful Torrey Pines starting and finishing holes. Food was delicious and fresh - salads and seafood. Service was very friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service.

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robertc
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

The lunch food was not very good and was over-priced.

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FrankD
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back out to a restaurant since Covid lockdown. Family agreed the food was just like we remembered... it was almost like we skipped 2020 and found something that felt like getting back to normal. The Drugstore burger has been my favorite for over 10 years.

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vipKathleenH
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding!

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vipGailE
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Fabulous location!
One of my favorite places for lunch!
Really casual and easy. Love the GF Wood roasted quinoa salad w roasted veggies. Super delicious and healthy!

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vipLindadelmar
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite and they're being soooo careful during Covid that we feel very comfortable!

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KevinL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall service was very good, food was just so so.

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vipKevin
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great birthday celebration. Wonderful sunset evening dining in the golf course!

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viplindafoodie
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and our meal was delicious
Very well prepared and waiter was very accommodating

FAQs

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 777-6641.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines is rated 4.6 stars by 962 OpenTable diners.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.lodgetorreypines.com/collections/gift-cards/products/gift-card-resort.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.