About The Med at La Valencia Hotel
La Valencia’s signature “Great Room” restaurant reminiscent of a villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea - this tile frescoed dining room with a grand fireplace is flanked by French doors to a sunny garden patio and canopied trellis arbor and by expansive windows framing the coastline and surf of the Pacific Ocean and Scripps Park. With its 7th floor terrace, adjacent to La V’s signature La Sala Lounge, The MED features al fresco ocean dining overlooking La V’s colorful gardens, sparkling pool and scenic coastline.
New American cuisine takes prized inspiration from the melting pot of American culture and diversity. Executive Chef Alex Emery uses inspiring preparations and techniques to prepare the fresh and abundant bounty found in California’s farms rich with sustainable and organic providers. The seasonal fare is a captivating collection of familiar and unfamiliar dishes with unexpected ingredients served against the backdrop of the California coastline.
San Diego, CA 92037
American, Contemporary American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday | 6:30am - 11:00am
Sunday | 6:30am - 10:30am
Saturday & Sunday | 10:30am - 2:30pm
Monday - Saturday | 11:00am - 2:30pm
5:30pm - 9:00pm | Nightly
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Entertainment in La Sala Lounge: Wednesday - Sunday 6pm - 10pm
2 hour street parking is available throughout the La Jolla Village.
Valet is located on Prospect Street in front of the Hotel.
Silverado St & Herschel Ave
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Med at La Valencia Hotel Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I decided to come here for brunch on a Saturday and we had a wonderful time of it. The service was attentive and excellent and the food was amazing (she had the quiche du jour and I had the salmon hash). I will definitely return and recommend it to friends and family!
The six course meal was great and surprisingly filling, however, the serving between each course was way too long. Each course was more delicious than the previous with the dessert being just amazing. Our waitress was good, gracious and accommodating.
I'd recommend this restaurant for the food, view and ambience, but it is pricey. Be prepared.
Had a great Valentine's Breakfast here. Even though it was a bit chilly that morning, we opted to sit outside but they had heaters to keep us comfortable. Great decision what a spectacular view. Prices was very reasonable compared to other La Jolla breakfast spots. We ordered the Eggs Sausalito & La Jolla Omelete, tasty tasty tasty!! The new chef sure is scrambling things up nicely. I look forward to a nice lunch or dinner our next visit.
Sadly the service was awful. There were so few people in the restaurant and the server was slow, had no personality and messed up our orders. We sat so long without anyone even bringing water and the drink order took way too long. The hotel is not worth the view.
I have never had better food in my entire life and I have dined at many restaurants around the world. Every dish is carefully planned and executed bringing the ingredients together like a symphony. Yes it's pricey, but well worth every bite. My wife and I could not have been more pleased with the tastes, the ambiance, and the service. Eat slowly and enjoy the experience as we did.
I made these NYE reservations on December 1 (the first day able to make the NYE reservations.). We have eaten there on NYE for 4-5 years in a row. We were a party of six. We were seated, for the first time, in the "outdoor" eating area. It was cold and uncomfortable. Every time the door opened we got another blast of cold air. I asked to have the heater turned on. The waiter said the heater was broken. I suggested they use another one that was a) not by the door and b) working. They did move one but by and large we were pretty cold and uncomfortable all evening. I would expect more when paying $371 for each couple.
This was our first time dining at The Med, the food was great and being seated by the beautiful Spanish tiled fireplace in the winter evening imparted a cozy, romantic, and quiet atmosphere. Our starters of Crab & Grilled Avocado and Parker House Rolls were delightful. My dinner entree was the Brown Butter Halibut, which was one of the most palate pleasing dishes I've ever had, with its melange of textures and savory and sweet flavors, while hubby enjoyed his tender and flavorful Filet of Beef entree, which was artfully served on a wood stump platter. The only negative about our dining experience was we felt they were understaffed that evening. Our server was knowledgeable, pleasant, and professional, but we think she was stretched thin between attending to the guests in the dining room, where we were seated, and the needs of the large group of guests having their Christmas party on the outdoor front patio. Consequently, our order of stewed carrots was forgotten, and when we pointed it out, it wasn't added to the bill. It was a nice surprise when our server brought out a deliciously rich flourless chocolate lava cake with berries for my birthday. We also took the time to stroll down to the romantic garden area out back, which overlooked the ocean. The garden was
beautifully lit up with lights for Christmas, and this was where we admired La Valencia's famous Spanish "Pink Lady" tile portrait, then on our way out, we strolled through the prettily decorated lounge area off the hotel's lobby. Despite the minor glitch of our forgotten stewed carrots appetizer, we enjoyed a pleasant dinner and evening, surrounded by an appealing Spanish like ambiance.
Major disappointment. Food ranged from bad to average and service was acceptable for a Chili's not a restaurant that is charging $85 per person for a Thanksgiving meal. My friends and I have been going out to nice restaurants every Thanksgiving for the last several years and have had great experiences until now. We don't mind paying
The ambiance of this restaurant was very intimate and inviting. The appetizers were delicious. The desserts were delicious. The dinner was not worth the price. I ordered the chicken brick and it was very chewy, it looked like it was raw, I even complained about it to the manager, and she did not even take the dish off my bill. Not what I expected from a fine looking restaurant like this. I had a dish I had them take back because it was not good. The second dish I refused to pay because it looked like it was raw, and very gummy.
The service was amazing however. The servers were very pleasant and accommodating.
I would go back for the drinks and appetizers, but not for the main courses.
I ordered the fish tacos and sent them back because the fish was off, and I ordered something else. My husband ate his lunch by himself while I ordered another wine I had not intended to order. I ate by myself and no offer was made to make up for the experience. I was even charged the higher price of the 2 meals.
They charged hot water for $4/cup. I cannot believe that they say it was hot tea. How terrible about this suck restaurant. I will never went to there again, and I will tell all of my friends never be there. Their service are ugly and bad. Even more for that bad service, they mandatory charged for 20% of the tip.
It was our 20th wedding anniversary and La Valencia hotel was our honeymoon destination. So we came back to spend our special anniversary there again. Our waitress Lisa was aware of our anniversary and she made sure we had the most romantic table, with the best view. The food was exceptional and she surprised us with a complimentary delicious desert with a special message on the plate. Now, we are looking forward to spend our 25th anniversary there again!
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