Celebrate Mother's Day with the 'Pink Lady' and make your reservation for our Mother's Day Brunch Buffet! Enjoy a menu full of your La V favorites and special items our culinary team has created in honor of every mom. Brunch includes bottomless sparkling wine and mimosas!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
A lovely oasis of beauty and calm, with excellent service.
Had a great Sunday brunch outside overlooking the water! Service was great, Classic Bloody Mary was the best I've had in a long time, and food was very good. The cast iron cinnamon roll is not to be missed! I had the Lobster roll - amazing. There were 5 of us and 4 of the 5 entrees were excellent -- But the shrimp chilaquiles were just OK: the shrimp was not super fresh, eggs were undercooked, and sauce was not all as flavorful as it should be. All in all will def be back though!
Breath Taking views. Exquisite food, service could have been a little better.
Fantastic food with and even better view!
The hostess table was hard to locate. The hostess was extremely slow in seating us after we found her. The heaters on the patio were out of propane. The food was not yummy at all and overpriced. We had a very poor experience.
Went there for brunch- definitely a solid choice for a terrific view and indulgent brunch fare.
*Ask to sit outside to enjoy a spectacular view of the Pacific from the terrace
*Nice selection of Mimosas and Bloody Marys (the latter almost a meal in itself- had La V = shrimp, bacon, and Himalayan salt)
*Med Spreads starter is large and has one of the best tzatzikis we've ever had
*Biscuits + Gravy is hearty and filling
*Lobster Monsieur came with market salad and tasty smoked fennel soup
*Service is prompt and cheerful
*Parking is very challenging. Use one of the nearby lots or valet through the hotel
*Lobster Monsieur used cheaper, drier claw meat, and there was a hair in my spinach
*Brunch Board was average
*Men's restroom had no paper towels or toilet paper
Despite these cons, the pros won out. A nice way to spend a relaxing brunch in La Jolla with a killer view.
Our food was cold, service forgot our drinks, no refills after we got them, bread was tough and old.
Great location and classic interior design with great views.
Get drinks don't eat there!
Visiting our 91 year old Mom - dined here for lunch - this is a first class dining experience!
Edgar our waiter was so professional and kind! Next time we are in town/ we will be back !
Went for Easter Brunch. I was expecting phenomenal food, but it was just OK. I think it's hard to prepare for that many people. But it was fun, and the Easter Bunny made it's rounds.
La Valencia is one of my absolute favourite places to dine. The food is amazing along with the service and view. I’ve never had a bad experience or meal in over 20 years of dining with them.
I reserved a table for 6 in advance and requested a table with view and specifically told the hostess that my uncle is 80s something years old and this will be his first time out of the house for years. Two Hostesses told me they will try their best. When we got there , there were a lot of empty tables but they sat us the farthest to the buffet with no view. My uncle who 80s had to walk 2 stairs every time he needed to get his food. It was disappointing
They were doing construction. The noise was terrible. I would have appreciated being told up front. When we complained they moved us outside then they basically ignored us. Ruined a birthday brunch. Will never visit this place again.
The current menu is just abysmal, very odd items, our party of three struggled to find anything to order. Would have left if we weren't there as guests. We did each order an entree but just pushed it around the plate, left hungry. Not every diner wants trendy food choices, there should be at least one item in each category that is simple and doesn't have ingredients one has never heard of. The only salad was kale...yuck! I have eaten there several times before without a problem.
Elegant atmosphere and wonderful food. Our server, Rebecca picked the perfect wines to go with dinner. The scallops were fantastic, the sea bass superb and the octopus tender and flavorful. The dark chocolate mousse with milk chocolate cremeux , chocolate sponge, white chocolate coconut ganache, almond pavlova and cherry gelato was seriously the best dessert I’ve ever eaten.
The La Valencia is historically a wonderful place to stay or dine.
There is not a better view or location.
We were at the restaurant for a small shower and the service was impeccable and the food was just perfect for our brunch.
I would highly recommend it for couple, quiet celebrations, and an very nice place to dine.
Its a lovely restaurant but not stuffy.
Excellent. Our fave “go-to” for Sunday brunch.
The restaurant has some beautiful views of the pacific and an old world charm. Unfortunately, the food does not justify the cost of the experience. We ordered the brunch board to start - $18 for two pieces of cheese, a small choc croissant, a small butter croissant, and a few pieces of fruit? Hmm - the pastries were pedestrian and puny.
I had the blue crab and goat cheese omelet. Not bad - a decent amount of blue crab, but it was generally lacking in flavor. My wife had the chilaquiles without the shrimp. Again - no flavor. We had asked for jalapeños but didn’t get them. The fresh toast was good, and the açaí bowl was fine.
I would have expected more for $120 (incl tip) for 4 people with only two coffees as beverages.
Amazing everything especially the service! The wait for food was incredible !
Great view and good food. Had a really nice time there. Beautiful place to have brunch.
Beautiful location, very relaxing, with a delicious menu! Easy kids menu as well.
Restaurant was beautiful & not very crowded. Waitress was exceptional & the food excellent
Overall meal was good. The view from the patio was excellent and the service was very good. Great place for a nice lunch
The location and food were excellent. Service was slow by any measure. Initial greeting by server took an extended time. That said, drinks arrived timely after we ordered. We ordered a mixed green salad to share as the first course and that took more than 20 minutes to arrive. It was clear that other tables were being given celebrate status treatment as we watched them receive attention from our server. When the entres arrived, the food was outstanding and the recommended wines were excellent.
February evenings are still chilly in La Jolla and at one point the outdoor heater near our table was taken away and given to another table. All the heaters were in a row down the center aisle and this heater was pulled out of the main aisle and placed within a few feet of the table just seated. Nobody asked or even acknowledged the need for a move.
The Med at La Valencia hotel is a gem! The outdoor terrace has amazing views of the La Jolla shoreline. They have an extensive wine list. Our waitress was amazing! She made us feel as though we were her only table. We both ordered the lobster roll. Mine came with a generous side salad, and the other came with tasty french fries. Everything was just perfect!
Superb, always. Serving staff was exceptional. Food was wonderful. “Customer first” was obvious. Guest was, as all of our guests are when we come in, most impressed.
We’ll be back soon.
Delicious food, served expertly by very professional staff, in a gorgeous setting with a fabulous view of the Pacific. Couldn't have been better!
This review is only critical of the food itself.
Service and ambience and cleanliness were all excellent.
We were given a beautiful table right on the corner of the balcony, closest to the water.
My partner chose a lobster roll , which was excellent,
and a salad of mixed greens, which was not.
My salmon hash was poorly put together- the salmon and potatoes very over cooked, and eggs were slightly over cooked. I was surprised. Salmon hash is not that hard to prepare.
It also turned out the hot water for tea was lukewarm.
There are a lot of beautiful places to dine with a view in La Jolla. I would have to think twice about returning, if I’m planning to eat....
We really enjoyed the patio of the Med while enjoying a nice brunch
I love the ocean view and the fresh air. The food was mediocre.
The hotel needs better maintenace. There is mold growing on the exterior white ceiling, and the common areas were not very clean.
Business was slow on a Saturday night. It must be off-season. There were just a few occupied tables.
There was only one waitress who was busy and appeared to be doing everything, but she was very professional and nice. We sat by a window, and there was a large pink rag left there from window cleaning. Nobody noticed until we asked to have it removed. (See photo.)
Drinks were good. Bread was unremarkble. Our main courses were delicious, but I wish my dish was a little hotter. It was just luke warm, but very tasty.
The ocean view was excellent, and it was an overall nice experience.
Met friends for Sunday brunch to celebrate a friend's birthday at this beautiful spot in la Jolla. Service was excellent, the food was delicious and there was a fun selection of different types of mimosas. We enjoyed everything and hope to return soon!
I live locally and this is one of my favorite places to dine. The food is excellent and the ocean view is spectacular.
This is my favorite “special brunch” place. The views, staff and food are outstanding. Just perfect place.
One reminder is to bring your sunglasses.
This was our first time dining at The Med. We based our selection on the reviews I read before we visited from out of town. Our reservation was for 7:15 pm. The food was good but we won't be returning. The appetizers we chose were delicious, mushrooms and a mediterranean hummus platter. We didn't eat one of our main dishes because it was very fishy. I cook scallops all the time and these were not good. Our server didn't charge us for the dish which was nice. The prices were fine and the service was pretty good but overall I wouldn't go again. I think this might be better as a lunch experience especially because you could then see the view because at night in the winter its too dark to see it.
The food was wonderful, the staff was very gracious and it was a pleasant experience.
I recommend the hotel/restaurants and I plan to go back
I have been here so many times before and been nothing but ultimately impressed. Today the salmon was very fishy and not fresh tasting. I must say when we pointed out to the staff however they took 2 entrees off of our bill and brought us a special treat. They really tried hard to make it right. If you go for brunch and want the what is usually delicious salmon belly hash, please ask if the salmon is very fresh!
Mixed review. Quiche was lackluster and the fruit on the plate was not ripe or flavorful. Server forgot my order of an english muffin.
When we were seated the table was dirty - a few areas were sticky. I asked the busboy to wipe the sticky areas and he wiped one area. I had to ask again to wipe the other areas.
I ordered a Bloody Mary which came with tired looking lemon and lime wedges that had spots on them.
Sorry to give such a critical review but that was my experience. Thank you for the opportunity to give you feedback.
Excellent food and service in a gorgeous setting. Couldn’t have had a better evening meal with friends.
We went to the Hotel for an enjoyable New Years Eve dinner at $150 per person.The service was very slow and very inattentive. The servor appologized several times for not being able to get to us as she was over-booked and they were grossly understaffed.
Very disappointing for the Med!
We could have had a better experience with just as good food with much better service at the Marine Room or another upscale venue for the same or less money.