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THE LOT - La Jolla

4.3
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503 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Continental
THE LOT is San Diego's premier luxury cinema and dining destination. A high energy social hub for craft coffee, artisan pastries, elevated cuisine, premium spirits and sophisticated wines.

We offer lunch and dinner in our restaurant, patios, or in-theater. We serve brunch on weekends and host multiple events for the whole neighborhood to enjoy.

THE LOT was established in 2015 and was inspired by and created for this neighborhood and honors the sea, art, culture, food, music, weather, and the people that make La Jolla so singular and inspiring. Customizing and creating the ultimate entertainment and lifestyle experience is our obsession and we are excited to share this curated experience with you.
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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 503 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGaryL
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience4

the restaurant is dirty. they clean the tables but not the floors. when we complained we changed tables. still dirty. the restaurant was mostly empty. we want to support this business. but this is sheer laziness and neglect. the ought to be super scrubbing. but no.

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Clau6iaB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the lot. The only thing that I didn’t like is when I told our captain that the my capuchino was cold, he just warm it up in the microwave instead of make another one 😖
Not cool.
On the other hand, They need more servers. Two for the whole Lot was way too much!

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KathyleenB
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Casual easy ambiance for simple gay together

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vipmarebear
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Mexican fiesta

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vipHenryT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, nice place and easy parking.

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GregM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Our reservations were absolutely MEANINGLESS!
A black man & oriental woman were occupying 2 of the best tables when we entered and I inquired of them whether 1 table was available.
Salt & pepper lied to us & management did NOTHING about it.
We MIGHT go back for a date night movie but never return to the restaurant/bar.
Overall, I can't recommend it.

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KUAG
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and location was great. Highly recommend

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Larson47
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A stylish and inviting atmosphere with a beautiful outdoor area. Good food, great service. Loved it and will be back.

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JohnS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, they sanitized after each customer left their table and great service.

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Thomas
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food with an awesome view! I recommend the French Toast!

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BRIDGETTE
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I was very impressed with this place. The ambiance is what got me for sure. The food was AMAZING!!! However I do have to say I was extremely unimpressed with the service. The waitress didn't come back for almost 20 minutes. After we asked for our fire to be turned down because it was so hot.... she never came back. We had to ask a bus boy who helped us and refilled our drinks. He should be getting 10 out of 10. Not impressed with the waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing time, came in with extra guests and had no problem accommodating us. Lovely facility with great service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

No host or hostess. Staff was scrambling to seat us in an empty restaurant. The staff seemed deflated but I will chop it up to the demoralizing effect of COVID. Knowing this I’d go back and would encourage others to give them boost while they are trying to get their confidence back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely amazing!! I love it food was great and cocktails we amazing as well. Perfect birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and the food, and Guillermo took good care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided on this spot for a casual breakfast with my my daughter (9) & husband. Not only were we able to quickly get a reservation on Open Table, the location & spot was great! Surprised it wasn’t so full like others nearby by, which is why we came here in the first place. Even tho they didn’t have a kids menu, she had a nice plate of pancakes w/ a side of fruit & delicious OG. I had an AMAZING veggie frittata w/ an iced matcha. My husband got chilaquiles, in which we were both surprised on how good it was. (We’re Mexican’s BTW). The atmosphere was great & the service was just as good (THANK YOU!). Overall, we’d def come back for more.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating out again since COVID. Felt extremely comfortable as we observed staff cleaning tables and chairs after other patrons finished dining. Server was knowledgeable and recommended delicious selections. Appetizers came out first as the main course followed just as we finished our appetizers. Couldn't say enough good things about our experience!

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SoniaR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Terrible food and terrible service

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PatriciaM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We needed last minutes reservations and The Lot was all we could get. We were very pleased. We got a nice table, our server was great and the food was very good too. We had a pleasant experience!

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vipJack2ndcity
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Poor cleanliness of tables. Not good in a Covid world. We had to have the waitress re-clean the table and chairs. Food was good but served poorly. We got our salad and appetizer and main course all at the same time. We will not go back until Covid restrictions are off.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Guerillomo was our server and he was exceptionally kind. Raphael, one of the managers was so accommodating as our group increased in size and he made our experience seamless. Beautiful, warm evening to dine outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was awesome. Beautiful establishment. Drinks were yum! Salad was bland and the chicken that went on it (Caesar and Mediterranean).

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WalterW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice restaurant with good prices.

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ConradV
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Went for our anniversary dinner it was a nice evening for an outside dinner but it began to get very cool. We were pleasantly moved inside to a warmer area and we were able to capture the Padre and Dodger game! Very nice evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, and ambiance! Loved having an awesome dinner and great drinks with some friends on a Saturday night. Will definitely be back!

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CourtneyJ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and avocado toast and calamari was awesome.

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vipskozz
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite place in La Jolla!

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vipskozz
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy! Great prices too!

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vipskozz
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great food and a wonderful ambiance too!

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CarlosL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They closed earlier and bartender was not able to acomodare one last drink because we were 5 min late

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food but the music is really ... boring... maybe switch it up....

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant but with way the managers and employees are running around are you all short staffed?

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vipDrvillaretina
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, nice place, the service was a little slow at first but the food came out fast ones the waiter got our order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service the bread and tomatoes made a great greeting

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taco Tuesday is where it is at turn up Tuesday on taco Tuesday

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service we are very happy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was very slow and took too long to check up on us to see if we needed anything

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible. Service is terrible

FAQs

THE LOT - La Jolla offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 777-0069.

THE LOT - La Jolla is rated 4.3 stars by 503 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.