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The Marine Room, San Diego, CA
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The Marine Room

$50 and over
Seafood
For generations of San Diegans, the “Seahorse” symbol of The Marine Room has long stood for its dramatic on-the-surf location and California coastal cuisine. Considering this rare blend of culinary excellence, uncompromising service and beachfront setting, it’s no wonder The Marine Room has become a true San Diego landmark. We invite you to San Diego's iconic dining destination and experience how each tide brings something new to The Marine Room. You’re not reserving a table – you’re joining a 80-year tradition.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
Experiences are available.

Why we love it

Executive chef: Alex Pailles & Michael Vaughn

This is an iconic La Jolla gem. What was French fine-dining is now a standout sustainable seafood spot serving local bluefin tuna with edamame and pickled ginger. The dining room is still the place to go for a killer oceanfront view—especially during high tide, when waves crash against the windows.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Californian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 459-7222
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    The Marine Room will enhance your event with a masterful menu. From elegant three-course meals and tray-passed hors d'oeuvres to lavish buffets for lunch or dessert, The Marine Room is more than great dining; it is an experience to be remembered.
  • Private party facilities
    Our oceanfront event venue in La Jolla is an ideal location to host your next special event or celebration. Whether it is a business meeting, family milestone, wedding, or just a friendly get together, we strive to exceed all of your expectations. For pricing & availability, call our catering team at 858-551-4666.
  • Private party contact
    Catering Department: (888) 653-0630
  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Cross street
    1950 Spindrift Drive, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available for a nominal fee. Street parking is also available.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Rising Tide Dinner

    Jun 4 - Jun 6, 2024
    As the summer moon works its magic, The Marine Room invites you to witness the awe-inspiring spectacle of the rising tide during our exclusive early seating dinner. From 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, savor the anticipation as the ocean swells to the moon's command, right outside our windows. Delight in a limited a la carte menu or indulge in a specially curated three-course dining experience, thoughtfully crafted by Chef Alex Pailles. Join us for a magical evening, where nature's splendor meets culinary excellence.
    Rising Tide Dinner Photo
  • High Tide Dinner

    $165.00 per person

    Jun 4 - Jun 6, 2024
    Each summer, the moon’s gravitational pull orchestrates a breathtaking display of nature right outside our windows. The Marine Room will be celebrating this incredible spectacle with an unforgettable dining experience. Starting at 6 pm, The high tide dinner will feature a specially curated four-course dinner by Chef Alex Pailles, live music, and a celebratory toast at Sunset. Guests will have the option to select our Chef's Table experience, where they will receive additional menu courses from the Chef, a wine pairing from our Sommelier, optimal window viewing, and a parting gift as a memento for their high tide experience.
    High Tide Dinner Photo

What 7,817 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Romantic

  • San Diego

    Seafood

  • San Diego

    Romantic

  • San Diego

    Seafood

7,817 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great and the food was just as good.

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  2. ChrisC

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last time we went to the Marine Room the service was suspect and the food was ok. What vast improvement a year makes. Food was amazing especially the Filet and Caesar and the service was top notch. Kudos

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  3. LorettaT

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Risotto was gummy, lobster special was small, scallop tasted like ammonia, beet salad and yucca fries were good, pea soup was excellent

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, what a gem of a restaurant. Our server Kevin was so attentive and the quality of service was TOP TIER. It’s hard to find a place that truly delivers what you pay for and we felt so special all night. Every step of the meal of delicious and the drinks were worth every penny.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    overall, the experience was amazing. The food was perfect. Great views all around and the staff and service were wonderful from the servers to the bartender chefs, and hostess everything was perfect for a nice evening with my dad. The view was incredible definitely an experience would highly recommend expect a bill that is very high I think for the two of us we paid 400 and then it came out to 500

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  6. retired

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A musty smell as you entered restaurant. Valet parking a shame at $15.00. The lobster bisque and swordfish were both overly salty.

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  7. HughD

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly an exceptional experience! Friendly staff all around. Among the mocktail choices, the almond fizz is a favorite.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at our table for 25 minutes before they took our drink order then it took another 20 min to get them

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  9. Myla

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. We celebrated my fiancés birthday and what a beautiful celebration filled with delicious food, yummy drinks and excellent service.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly, it was a pretty big disappointment because it was just “eh.” They forgot to give us bread until after the entree had come out, which was a $285 porterhouse. The chimichurri was the best part - a letdown at that price. The waitress didn’t tell us the special soft shell crab appetizer, at $80, was deep fried, so about two bites of crab. We had a bottle of wine, two dessert cocktails, the soft shell crab appetizer, and steak for $650. I was disappointed in the experience both food and service.

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FAQs

The Marine Room is rated 4.7 stars by 7817 OpenTable diners.

The Marine Room does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 61 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Marine Room

1904 Spindrift Drive, San Diego, CA 92037

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    1950 Spindrift Drive, San Diego, CA 92037
  • Neighborhood
    La Jolla
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Californian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available for a nominal fee. Street parking is also available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (858) 459-7222
  • Catering
    The Marine Room will enhance your event with a masterful menu. From elegant three-course meals and tray-passed hors d'oeuvres to lavish buffets for lunch or dessert, The Marine Room is more than great dining; it is an experience to be remembered.
  • Private party facilities
    Our oceanfront event venue in La Jolla is an ideal location to host your next special event or celebration. Whether it is a business meeting, family milestone, wedding, or just a friendly get together, we strive to exceed all of your expectations. For pricing & availability, call our catering team at 858-551-4666.
  • Private party contact
    Catering Department: (888) 653-0630
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