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The Med at La Valencia Hotel
We appreciate the continued support of our loving community and are thrilled to welcome you daily to enjoy your favorites at The Med for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus join us for weekend brunch every Saturday and Sunday.
Reservations are highly encouraged, especially on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner, The Med is the premier dining destination of La Valencia Hotel with a sophisticated dining room and iconic ocean view terrace with views of the La Jolla Cove and Pacific Ocean. Reservations encouraged. Ocean View Terrace seating IS NOT GUARANTEED and will be given to GUESTS PRESENT for their reservation based on what is AVAILABLE AT THE TIME.
Bring your four-legged friend to enjoy our dog menu available on our dog-friendly patio.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
pumpkin risotto | chanterelles | goat cheese
Blue Fin Crab Cake BLTA
bacon | avocado | bibb lettuce | tomato | tabasco aioli
brown rice | lychee | edamame wakame | avocado | macadamia nuts
The ambiance and service were on point. We will definitely come back.
Best lunch spot in La Jolla!
Had the lobster sandwich and have to say, it was very disappointing. It was all shredded claw meat with none of the tail which is much more delicious. At $24 one would expect it to be better quality.
We went to the Med for our anniversary with reviews saying it was romantic with great views. Nope. Little
tiny balcony with a lot of noise and absolutely no dress code. Paper menus, no cushions on the chairs. Not even a flower on the outdoor tables. If I was coming in from the beach, I might dine there for lunch. Go to Eddie V’s or Anywhere else for a special occasion.
Ate outside with ocean view. Terrific ambience. Ahi Poke salad excellent. Will go there again.
You can never go wrong with coming to The Med at La Valencia. I come here twice a month just because and the service is always 10/10!
We went for dinner on Mother’s Day. The food was amazing and so was the view. The service was spectacular. The drinks were unbelievable. We will definitely come back!
Went there for Mother's day. Very expensive and the food was not good at all. Very disappointed. The lambs was overcooked and barely warm, the side dishes were cold, they messed up the kids orders. Will never go back.
Beautiful ambiance, fabulous food and service. Excellent wine list and great cocktails!
The ambience was superb! It is enough just to be there!
Really bad service
They did so many mistakes about our orders
Waited a half hour for a table that we had reservations for. Staff was slow and awkward. Spent almost 500 dollars in taxes, gratuity, and fees!!!
We came here for Mother’s Day. Had a reservation. We were seated outside in direct sun. I requested to move inside, but they could not accommodate. I requested an umbrella, which they brought out but it did not cover the whole table. My wife’s soup was bland and I had a fruit plate for the first course. The staff was great, but our salmon entrees took forever to come out. Our kids were done eating their $50 hamburgers and fries and we were still waiting for the entrees. The dessert was the best thing there.
I could tell my wife was disappointed after she saw the bill. I feel like I let her down for Mother’s day. Maybe my hopes were high, but I guess I expected more for $100 a person with 20% gratuity already included. I learned my lesson and I hope it helps in making your decision. Have a good one.
Extremely over priced for the quality of food and service. Will not be going back
After wiping the leftover crumbs from the previous diner (!) from my chair, I sat and appreciated the view.
Service was fine, but not stellar - one of our party had to wait after the first course was served for a utensil?
The food was good and the drinks well prepared. The fireplace provides a nice ambiance.
Pricing was not clear to me, as there was a lower price listed for children. However, our 11 and 13 year olds did not qualify and were billed as adults. As the check came, that is. Although I had clearly stated on my reservation that we would be two adults, two kids. No explanation until the check arrived, and I asked about this at the table.
Overall, a fine view, and a good meal.
Of course, there are many other restaurants in LJ and SD that provide a view with clean tables and necessary utensils, as well as kid’s pricing.
Never felt more plainly taken advantage of. 30% in gratuities plus tax! It's my last visit there.
Because it was a prefixe brunch and automatic gratuity, it felt like our specific server didn't come to our table often. I had to ask several other servers for coffee refills, salt and pepper, additional silverware. It was really a disappointing experience for a $300 brunch for 2 people.
Mother’s Day dinner.
Wish they redid the interior to fit the original aesthetic of the hotel. Looks like a cheap re design for such an iconic hotel.
Mediocre food in a beautiful setting.
Pre Mother’s Day brunch. Amazing location. Great service. The weekend brunch menu seemed a bit limited but we enjoyed our time and meal, for sure
There is a nice view and hotel has historic charm.
The Val never disappoints!
The remodel of the Sala is dreary: dark colors —brown!sofa and dark blue chairs belong in Grandmother’s attic. I had to use my friend’s knife until finally one arrived. It took 3 hours! For our lunch to be finished. The service was incredibly slow. The food was mediocre at best.
Our anniversary dinner was wonderful. It was our first outing since the pandemic, and we were a bit hesitant, but we were impressed by the safety precautions taken. The view, food, service were all excellent.
The musician was WAY too loud! The food was lukewarm.
We celebrated a birthday No recognizing of the event
Even though it was noticed in the reservation
The food was great and there was live music!
We had an awesome time listening to the live music ( Jemille Vialet) during brunch.
Lovely dining experience, with a great atmosphere and vibe. Amazing view
Refreshing cocktails with a beautiful view. Great service and were accommodating for us to move seats for a better view and more shade.
We had lunch outside on the balcony on a beautiful sunny day. The view overlooking the Cove Park my friend had the caesar salad, both with salmon. All in all, a perfect day in paradise!
Fabulous food and fantastic ambiance. It was a beautiful evening on the terrace.
We had a wonderful time! The presentation was excellect, room was perfect, service was great. The only complaint was the price... a little too high in price, plus there was an automatic 20% tip and a service charge.
Great view. Loved the Spring Tea and every bit of what they served as part of it. Would love to go again soon!
We had the exact same Lobster sandwich at George’s yesterday and yours was not as fresh. We had told our friends how wonderful the food has been ( for the 10 or more years) and we’re disappointed. I hope it will be better next time. The Churchills
Highly recommended. The views - inside and out - were a gorgeous feast for the eyes. The food was excellent - we brunched on lobster salad, crab cake, frittata with truffle fries on the side. We enthusiastically recommend giving them all a try. The cocktails were delicious, as well. Our thanks to the team taking on so many extra tasks, with care and attention required by current Covid-impacted circumstances, and doing it all with a smile! We're very much looking forward to coming back to The Med very soon.
Great spot in La Jolla. Gorgeous view, great food, great ambiance, and outstanding service. Looking forward to going back to this spot.
Great place for a drink or to watch the sunset!!!!!!
Service was very slow. Was just food.
The Med at La Valencia Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (855) 818-6887.
The Med at La Valencia Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 823 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.