The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

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Welcome to beach dining – La Jolla style. Walk straight from the sand into The Shores Restaurant, where you’ll enjoy fantastic ocean views, our open-air patio, a casual ambiance with warm hospitality, and a family-friendly menu meant to please any kind of taste. A big part of the California lifestyle is beach-style dining. The Shores Restaurant is a perfect example with dishes designed by award-winning Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an a la carte Weekend Brunch, the delicious fare is complimented by unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean just outside the floor-to-ceiling windows, which run the length of the dining room and adjacent lounge.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Everything great in restaurant - service, food, ambiance, pace. After parking validation, still had to pay $10 because stayed 45 minutes over their time placed on parking ticket. x 2 cars. Ruined an otherwise great experience. Ask to have Susana wait on you - they are all great, she is superb.

DA
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place table facing the ocean. Service was superb. The meal was excellent. From the salad to the fish tacos to the sea bass to the cream brûlée. The only problem was a very loud lady on the table next to us that we learn all of her life story. But that was no fault of the restaurant

NP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here several times for lunch and dinner. The food is always delicious. The view can't be beat! The service has always been impeccable. This is truly a hidden gem!

HB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is in the hotel and I was leery. Hotels don’t always have the best food. But my hesitation was not warranted. The food was great Lee my server was awesome and you can beet the sunset view

AC
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is amazing, great service. The Eggs Benedict and blood orange mimosa was a great brunch.

DO
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Waiter brought wrong cocktail, food was a bit pricey for the portions. Garlic mashed potatoes tasted like they came out of a box!! Sad...

GP
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were out for a light meal and thought the menu looked promising. We ordered soup, a hamburger and fish tacos. All were tasty but the soup was cool and the tacos soggy. The meal “lacked greatness “

OT
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best secret in town! Like a beach club grill, without the high membership fee. ❤️❤️

h
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special gathering of friends reuniting.

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and decor, located directly on the beach.

b
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I would not recommend it to anyone. There is no signage for finding the restaurant from the parking garage. I have back trouble; walking is extremely painful. We walked for miles, it felt as if, before some kid told us to go to the lobby (which we couldn't find either) and ask. He knew where the lobby was and guided us to it. From there we tried to find the restaurant as there was no one at the desk. Finally someone appeared and gave us directions. I was almost in tears the pain was so severe. We were seated at a window table but there were two large parties near us. They were so loud I had to remove my hearing aids. The service was incredibly slow; our parking was for an hour and a half; we were at the table over two hours with no dessert or coffee and we had split a Caesar salad; my husband had cioppino, and I had the Crab, Lobster and shrimp sandwich. The food was good; the service slow and the restaurant was almost empty so there was no excuse. The trip to the restaurant from the parking garage is most unattractive. Signs would have made a major difference. It was the 60th anniversary of our first date and the experience put us both in bad moods. Not a successful celebration, to say the least.

S
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Noisy, expensive, overcharged for parking.

SW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely casual spot - on the weekend crab. Nice service and delicious fodd

BB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

A table with a view. Yummy food and the whales were swimming by us today. Very nice!

B
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First the view of the ocean and sunset was fantastic.
The salmon must moist and well prepared. There were several vegetarian options and I enjoyed the beet capriccio salad.
The hostess suggested flourless chocolate cake for dessert and it is not to be missed. We shared it and left feeling pleasantly stuffed.

TB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I have been going to The Shores since 2006. At first, we just went there for birthdays, holiday brunch or other special occasions. Now we go there often. Even though we live in La Jolla, That view never gets old, and since they change up the menu at least quarterly, the menu never tires either.

J
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food. Well stocked bar. Incredible view.

OT
1 review