The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

4.5
1212 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.

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
What 1212 people are saying
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vipjonc
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel was excellent took great care in his service

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vipYaulandaS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the lamb shank and smoked chicken. Both are exquisitely done

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice celebration

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent!!! I love their staff. Food was okay. The menu selections were better a few months ago, especially for vegetarians. It seems like they have fewer vegetarian items to choose from. But we just love the location and the feel of the place. Of course, the view is breathtaking!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Food was fine, but after our order was taken we were never checked on again and had to track down the sever to ask for salt & pepper and again for our check.

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Sandy
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Thanks

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MeganR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely that they have expanded number of outdoor tables and put up clear glass to help cut down on wind while you are eating and enjoying the views. Such a nice spot...particularly for lunch on a sunny day... Claudia could not have been lovelier to help us with lunch.

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TammyA
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place!! Fantastic food and excellent service from Daniel!!

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vipMariW
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food

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vipVickie
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always The Lodge is great. Unfortunately it was a bad day for planes.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Family was in from out of town

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KathrynR
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This is a lovely place to have lunch with the view of the ocean and good food.

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SuzanneE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good, but the service was just okay. There only seemed to be a couple of people working the entire patio area, so maybe that was the problem. We ordered hot water with lemon and honey before ordering breakfast, and after getting the hot water and lemon within a few minutes, it took another 15 minutes and 2 additional requests to get the honey. I ordered a muffin to nibble on before getting our breakfast order. After a long wait, I was told they were out of blueberry muffins and asked what I wanted instead. I changed my order to a bran muffin, but when the breakfast entrees arrived, there was the blueberry muffin - which the wait staff explained they were able to get upstairs from the main dining room. All in all, not the best experience for us.

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NormanL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

For $25.00 the ceasar salad with a tiny 3 oz piece of over cooked salmon was quite disappointing.
When dinner rolls were requested; were advised that they no longer provide them. Instead stale bread was served. My guest had the sloppy joe. My middle school cafeteria served a better version. Lunch was not good.
Our lunch was

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BrownBunny
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Ordered the usually delicious beet salad and it arrived as just a plate of lettuce , lacking the pecans, goat cheese etc etc. if the cook is new and got the salad prep wrong at least the server should have noticed the plates had only lettuce.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fresh salads with salmon added! A little breezy when seated and they we able to move us to a more protected table. Beautiful setting at the Torrey Pines Golf Course!

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vipSDKiki
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Great for group outside dinner! Food and service outstanding.
The view - the best!

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vipWayneD
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always reliably good food and service. But in the current post-shutdown period, the service and kitchen staff seem to have upped their game to a new level. Congratulations to the Grill for putting on a great meal.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Normally, the patio at Grill is reasonably quiet. However, the afternoon we were there, the Marines were conducting some kind of exercises overhead that were at times deafening. Obviously, this is beyond the restaurant’s control but it did make conversation difficult. Otherwise, the food, service and setting were, as always, wonderful. The smoked pork torta was delicious.

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vipLocal3FAN
San Diego
66 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always the food is of high quality and delicious. Nothing beats the view. I love it here for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Post-golf dinner. Never disappoints.

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vipArieli
Central Coast
29 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service in a gorgeous setting over looking green grass and ocean.

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vipHarveyC
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most beautiful ocean front

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Uknick
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hangar steak was excellent. Food was great across all orders. Atmosphere was perfect. Service fab. Not rushed or delayed

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vipDawnSanDiego
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we arrived, we felt welcomed and special. The service was attentive, friendly and helpful. The venue, overlooking the south course of Torrey Pines was lovely. We had several different items on the menu and all were prepared quickly and were delicious and tastefully presented.

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Foodz
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It took 15 minutes for someone to come to our table. We had to go up to the hostess and let her know that we’re waiting. Then the waiter had attitude with us once he came like we were annoying him. Our calamari was fishy. The steak was so bland, no flavor at all. And the falafel was average. The only good thing were the fries. About 30 minutes after eating, I had stomach pains and cramps for about 2 hours. I just tried to go to bed to feel better. Not the birthday dinner I was expecting!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Food very, very mediocre

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vipCindi
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I don’t know how you could go wrong with this place. The view alone makes it all worthwhile! I had the roasted vegetables with quinoa. The pesto was a little heavy, but the purple carrots were just amazing. We will definitely be back!

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vipNicki
Palm Springs
37 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for lunch and really enjoyed the food and view of the golf course.

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vipTimR
San Francisco
128 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The worse service ever, will not return

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Barbz
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grill has changed up their menu and it is excellent. One of our favorite spots for dinner after we attend the races at Del Mar!

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vipFred
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Lamb shank under seasoned and sat and steamed until well over cooked. Chicken came with red in the dark meat section. Very disappointing. Order the burger, maybe

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vipBrunch
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The skirt steak was outstanding!

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GaryC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

If you're not familiar with the location, you need a map to find it (after you get to The Lodge). Better makings needed. The service was pitiful - especially for a resort of this caliber. Two of the three guests were very pleased with their meals. However, the third was greatly disappointed. Perhaps that was because he asked for minor adjustments to the menu item. Fish was excellent, but portion size was a disgrace. Vegetable substitutions were greatly overcooked and poorly presented. Had to go home and eat a big bowl of cereal and berries to feel like I'd had a meal. Hard to believe they couldn't do better than this.

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WilliamA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed. Several large groups having dinner impacted the noice level and stressed the service.

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JohnT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Good and service was great.

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vipDowntowndiner
San Diego
95 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful and cozy setting for lunch! Sandwiches (we enjoyed the Reuben, BLTA with Pimento cheese and the Roasted Chicken) we really big and really tasty. And those sweet potato fries - WOW! Server was attentive and friendly!

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CarlsbadTK
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great with only one slight issue. I assume that this was due to COVID related issues, but the kitchen seemed slow. Our meals were delivered hot and fresh, but took a bit longer than in the past.

This will not impact our opinion of the Grill and we will return. Simply offering some helpful comments.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wry good just hard to get in

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KimB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

My expectations were that the service would be exceptional. We sat at our table for at least 5-10 minutes before anyone even came over to acknowledge us. And then it was an "I'll be with you folks in just a minute". Then we didn't even get a cursory "how is everything" or "does anyone need anything". Disappointing. Especially for how much breakfast costs there. The ambiance was fantastic and thrilling to look out at the golf courses. I would still recco it but they need to step up the service.

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 4.5 stars by 1212 OpenTable diners.

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.