The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

4.6
1167 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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vipJanet
San Diego
101 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was entertaining people from Wisconsin and Texas. How could you miss with the wonderful ocean and golf views plus the sunset. We didn't see the green flash, but the scenery more than made up for it. The service was tops. the food delicious. We started with wines and local beers with onion rings and fresh made potato chips. The entrees of salmon , salads, sandwiches were wonderful and received high praise. Too full for dessert, but maybe next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During our two night stay at The Lodge, we ate breakfast and lunch at The Grill and one night had dinner there. Great food for all the meals and quick service once seated. At first we got seated in the bar section for dinner, which was quite noisy as expected, but we were soon thereafter offered a nicer table in the main dining area. The food definitely is great at both of the restaurants.

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vipJoeO
San Diego
100 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent menu items and it was nice to see the restaurant busy enough. Friendly and accommodating staff. Food was delicious. We had a plentiful Caesar Salad with grilled chicken and a delicious grilled chicken breast sandwich.

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vipRich
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to enjoy a nice lunch have a drink and watch the golfers. Service is excellent they go out of their way to do what’s needed to make your day memorable. Always excellent!

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BrittanyN
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a great little lunch spot. It was a beautiful day, our server was wonderful, and we truly had a great anniversary lunch together.

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GregR
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great burger and Ruben. Solid tomato soup and grilled cheese. The ceviche wasn’t great. The view is unbeatable. Our server was delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening, great food and service. The acoustic guitar and sunset put it over the top.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I had placed a note when making the reservation on OpenTable to request outdoor seating. The hostess came through and accommodated us outside! Thanks so much!!! It’s beautiful to sit by the golf course overlooking the water.

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vipRealtorCamille7
Palm Springs
272 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The Grill is located in a great setting with golf course and ocean views. It's fun to sit outside for the best views. There is a good menu selection and good service too. This is a popular spot so it's better to have a reservation. We had the avocado toast and skirt steak with roasted vegetables.

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vipLocal3FAN
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful location. And while places that are in these types of locations tend to have sub par food the Torrey Pines Inn is a big exception. The food here is great! Best Burger in town, excellent Ruben, my wife says the Salmon is also the best she's eaten. Great fries and onion rings. Salads are big and delicious. Can't say enough about this place. We come often to eat and watch the golfers and gliders while enjoying a great meal.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your continued visits to the Lodge at Torrey Pines. The Drugstore Burger and Ruben are the best! We love seeing guests return year after year, always leaving with the most positive of experiences. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience, and look forward to your next visit back!

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vipRealtorCamille7
Palm Springs
273 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Located at the wonderful Lodge at Torrey Pines, The Grill is a perfect spot for a nice lunch overlooking the golf course and ocean. Nice menu selection and great service. We had the hamburger and Caesar salad with rotisserie chicken. Vanilla ice cream for dessert! This is a fun and friendly restaurant!

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We appreciate your kind words and love hearing how impressed you were with our ambiance, service, and food! We look forward to having you visit again.

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YummyItalianeatery
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent! Fast and courteous. I had Falafel sandwich. It was good. Could have been a little spicier but it was cooked just right. Onion rings were very good. My friends ordered salads and enjoyed them. Clear, lovely day. Fun sitting near the golf course. Would go back.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to your return!

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SKPepper
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful setting with great service & food.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded 3 days ago

We thank you for taking a moment to share your experience, and we look forward to your return!

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nancy
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family vacation

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STrex
Wilmington
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Large portions of good food. Beautiful views. Can be chilly.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Grill at the Lodge at Torrey Pines! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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HumbertoG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

You pay for the location and views- Torrey Pines Golf Course if you like golf.
They allowed my small dog in the patio.
The food selection is a little small.
Overall, Good experience

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we love our furry friends. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our atmosphere at The Grill. We look forward to having you dine with us again!

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LocalGirl
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grill is a special spot in San Diego, unparalleled views of the golf course, beautiful surroundings, and excellent food. The Drugstore Hamburger is crave-worthy and a reason to make a reservation here anytime! Fantastic service too, Kenny was delightful.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Grill. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the iconic Drugstore Hamburger as well as Kenny's exemplary effort to ensure you left with positive memories! We know our staff will appreciate your recognition of their service, and we hope you have the opportunity to join us again.

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vipbsherida
San Diego
72 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This is my first negative review for the Grill at the Lodge at Torrey Pines. We love this place, but our dining experience this last time was terrible. Group of 4 for brunch and we ordered 2 market salads with salmon side. The salads lacked dressing and salmon was overcooked. Order of Chilaquiles which were fantastic a week ago, came out with dry pork, barely any sauce or dressing so chips were dry and hard. I ordered the Smoked Salmon Toast and there was no salmon anywhere on the plate. I told the server who took it back and 20 minutes later, when everyone was finished eating, the salmon toast was brought to the table. I took 2 bites and took it to go. We were offered 1 free dessert which was nice, and ordered the Lava Cake which was highly recommended by our server. As it was getting late, we requested the dessert to go. Again, 15 minutes later, she came out with a bag and said that they did not have the Lava cake so she gave us the Carrot cake dessert. When we got home, there was no carrot cake, but a piece of cheesecake that was horrible. Must have been a bad day. Service slow, kitchen mix ups and just a negative experience.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your most recent visit at The Grill. We appreciate your feedback and have shared it with our team in our efforts to always be providing the highest quality service to each and every guest. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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Janet
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table overlooking the golf course and the ocean. It was beautiful. Great service, delicious food. We really enjoyed our visit.

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NicholasL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great! Absolutely beautiful view!

Also, we waited a long time for our food and it came out warm like it might have been sitting out waiting to be brought to the table. My drink sat empty the entire night. She did not refill my drink even once. We waited almost 40 min for some to take our dessert order and another 30 min to get 1 slice of cheesecake.

Overall beautiful place, Amazing food, and I’m sure that the wait is rare experience! If our waiter had been better this would be a 5 Start review!

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your most recent visit at The Grill. While we are glad that you had an outstanding meal and ambiance, we are incredibly sorry for the issues you encountered with our service. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to welcome you back for a much-improved experience.

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ChristopherR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Our server was MIA. Food was delivered fast but everything was very slow. Water cups were dry for most of our meal, never checked on us. Dropped the check off but another server finished with us. Never said “thank you”. Poor service!!

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2021

We strive to create an exceptional experience for each and every guest and we are truly sorry that you experienced otherwise. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to welcome you back for a much-improved experience.

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PatriciaR
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grill at Torrey Pines is one of our favorites. The view from the Grill looks out to the Pacific Ocean over the beautiful Torrey Pines golf course. Sunsets are wonderful.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for your continued visits to The Grill. We love seeing guests return, always leaving with the most positive of experiences. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback, and look forward to your next visit!

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DarylM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very special location with delicious food. The staff was a bit overwhelmed on our Friday night, but highly recommend.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2021

We thank you for taking a moment to share your feedback, and we hope that you will afford us another chance in the near future.

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vipKevin
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening on the patio with good friends, live music, and great service and food!

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2021

We thank you for taking a moment to share your feedback, and we look forward to your return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service by Alec! He was personable, attentive and just an all around excellent server! However, the food was a notch below the excellent service -we had falafel sandwiches - the ciabatta buns were like something from a grocery store and the falafel was just okay, nothing special. It was like they were straining to do something vegan and it was not their forte. We should probably have stuck to their other dishes, which we have enjoyed in the past. The service, view and ambiance make it a worthwhile trip however! We’ll order something else next time!

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your most recent visit to The Grill. While we are glad that you had an outstanding experience with our team, we are incredibly sorry for the issues you encountered with your meal. We appreciate your feedback and we hope to welcome you back for a much-improved dining experience.

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PacoR
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great location.
Food was good. Being lunch time, we had a salad, sandwich, onion rings and dessert.
Salad, onion rings and dessert were good, the sandwiches were great.
Service was very slow, and it wasn't that busy...

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your most recent visit. The Grill embraces the nostalgia of cooking over an open fire and we are so pleased to hear you enjoy our lunch menu. We are looking forward to you joining us again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food quality was subpar, service was very slow and pretty awkward for the price point. Lovely view, which is I suppose what you are paying for. Won’t return.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 10, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. While we are glad you enjoyed the view, we are disappointed that the food and service didn't meet expectations. Please accept our apologies as providing a top-notch dining experience is our priority. We hope you will consider dining with us again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baja California
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends came to have lunch from LA area, Mark the manager went out of his way to accommodate us in a table outside so they could enjoyed the beautiful view of the golf course and the ocean . The food was delicious and the service superb. Definitely will come back and highly recommend this place.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 10, 2021

Thank you for choosing The Grill at Torrey Pines! From the service to the food, we are delighted that you had an enjoyable lunch with us. Thank you again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great servers at the table. Had to wait 30 mins past our reservation time because the hosts were very unorganized. Food was good and the view out to the golf course was beautiful.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 10, 2021

We are glad to hear you enjoyed the service, food, and views of the golf course. We also appreciate your feedback about the wait time and we have shared your comments with our team. Thank you and we hope to welcome you again soon.

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vipKevin
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing evening on the patio at The Grill

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 10, 2021

Thank you for your review! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Grill soon for another amazing evening on the patio.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The French toast was excellent, service was very good and the view is great.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 10, 2021

Thank you for dining with us! It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the French toast, service, and food. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit.

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ShawnaB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

The new menu is a disappointment. We ordered 4 different dishes and 2 of 4 we’re a disappointment all around. The other 2 we’re just ok.

Service is lacking but understand times are challenging.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 10, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to share your review. We strive to impress each and every guest, and we are truly sorry that we missed the mark during your visit. We have shared your feedback with our team and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back with an improved experience.

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DinerT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance - lovely view and very peaceful and pleasant for dining (could actually carry on a good conversation).
Food was good (not exquisite, but good). Service great. Of course, not inexpensive - but worth it for the environment.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 10, 2021

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the setting and service at The Grill at Torrey Pines. Thank you for dining with us and we hope to welcome you again soon.

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vipBillW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere. Food excellent. Service slow, but professional.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 8, 2021

We appreciate you dining at The Grill and sharing your review!

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Dino
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch on 10-6 on the patio was great! Our server, Nailei (sp?) was awesome and nice, and (cute too :). had reservations and was immediately seated. no complaints!

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 8, 2021

Thank you for joining us for lunch at The Grill at Torrey Pines! We are glad you had a pleasant dining experience and we hope to welcome you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All around great dinner

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you for joining us for dinner at The Grill at Torrey Pines! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience and hope you are able to visit again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First of all, it’s a beautiful setting on the golf course at world class Torrey Pines above the ocean in La Jolla. It’s a wonderful public course that presents like a private club.
The decor of the hotel and indeed everywhere on the resort is Gustov Stickley/ Frank Lloyd Wright’s Japanese aesthetic and authentic looking down to the landscaping.
The valets are stylish kilt wearers to embrace the St Andrews links look on the California Coast.
The staff here are plentiful and very nice, and professional.
We started with ceviche with plantain chips and shrimp cocktail with sauce, both were very good. We had only water and our glasses were kept full and cold. There was a deluge of unseasonable rain but we were fine on the patio under the covered pergola.
Two of our three entrees arrived 5 min before the last but it was fine.
The falafel burger was super delicious, the BLT and Torta equally great. They all came with a large amount of side offering, your choice of fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, or salad. We all had something different but no salads- everything was very good. Our waiter and others checked on us after each course, fine attention to detail and an enjoyable time had by us all. We will return again for sure.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 6, 2021

We are delighted to read your detailed experience at The Grill at Torrey Pines! It is wonderful to know that you enjoyed the service and food as well as the beautiful setting by the Torrey Pines Golf Course. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit.

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LindaJ
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious...we had the sea bass which was bathed in a tomato/potato/vegetable broth...and the Lava cake was incredible! A great place to go for Gluten Free!!!

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your food and found our menu great for gluten-free options. We hope to welcome you back to The Grill at Torrey Pines soon!

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AlanA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant week discount only made it more wonderful. Now that most other restaurants have raised their prices, the cost of a meal at the Grill is not that much more for the great food, service and views. I will be there more often. Thank you.

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you for sharing your kind words! We appreciate you dining with us during Restaurant Week and look forward to your next visit to The Grill at Torrey Pines.

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tammyb
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance! Sunset from the table!

The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on October 6, 2021

It is terrific to hear that you enjoyed an evening sunset and great service at The Grill! Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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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 1167 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.