It was ok. We went for lunch. The ambiance was great! Food was overpriced for what we had. The caesar salad was bitter with literally ONE anchovy. I've had better salads at that price and portion. The kids meal was listed as pasta and meatball. No mention of sauce. While the portion was great, it was way too tangy and saucy for a toddler. The service was ok. She seemed busy so not as attentive as I would've liked.
Went there for Sunday brunch at 10am and learned their brunch doesn't start till 11:30am. Why? Overall experience was overpriced and underwhelming.
- Service was indifferent. Not directly rude, but certainly not friendly or anything that would make me want to return.
- $16 for Chilaquiles. That's chips, an egg or two, some cheese and chorizo, folks. I expected something fantastic for that price, but I've had better from a taco shop.
- $12 for a mimosa. That's maybe 3 ounces of OJ with a splash of the cheapest champagne ever... for twelve dollars. You can get bottomless mimosas at other brunches for 15 bucks; so one weak mimosa for 12 dollars was enough to realize the ripoff I was drinking.
- Our small group had a very simple breakfast (one alcoholic drink mentioned above), yet somehow we wrapped up a bill of well over a hundred dollars and still had to pay extra for parking.
The view is nice but there are a hundred other options at San Diego beaches that provide comparable atmosphere but with awesome food, better service and greater value for the price.
Delicious food, lovely atmosphere, great service.
Beautiful! Just what I was hoping for. Lovely view and great service. Our server, Susana was exceptional!
Great service, great views
I wouldn't go back there, place is too tired looking!
The view of the ocean and the warmth of the surroundings made for a special dining experience
Will definitely return and possibly eat
At the bar which looks
Straight out to the sea
Nice restaurant but food overrated. Most of entrees were too sweet. Wine was good.
Food was OK. Service was fine. The place needs serious renovating.
Great place for conversation with friends - quiet
Wonderful ocean view!
Sourdough dinner rolls are great
Seated in a quiet banquette far from a loud group. Wait staff very competent and responsive. The cuisine is creative and tasty. We go frequently because it is the best value in La Jolla.
So our server was very gracious and the restaurant ended up comping our meal. Unfortunately the Filet we ordered med. Well came out rare. We sent it back and this time it came out medium rare, not even close to med. Well. By now my companion wss preyyy much done with her meal. Oyher food was ok, nothing to write home about. Restaurant appearance seemed tired. Agsin server and oyher staff were good but overall not a grest experience on a prefix Valentine dinner.
Valentines dinner was awesome great service as usual and very tasty food
Love The Shores. Go there often and always enjoy the view , food and service. Great place to take visitors.
San Valentine’s day, was perfect!
Great food, a little dated decor, but great views of beach
Nice cozy ocean view booths and happy hour deals. Cocktails were weak on the alcohol, but tasted great, and the small plates were creative and yummy.
Old hotel. Very dated. Food was mediocre at best. Will not return. Services was fine. Noisy sitting outside due to proximity of pool and many children.
Excellent service, incredible view and a surprisingly tasty menu.
Enjoyed our first time dinning here!! The food was amazing and our server was even better. Not loud, which was good considering there were children and it still wasn’t loud! Definitely worth it!
Beautiful table with a view of the ocean for the birthday girl. Hostess and waiter were very friendly. They gave her a bday cake and candle that made her day. :)
We ordered the flight of mimosas and they didn’t have the orchid flower garnish and that was a bummer. Also glasses of champagne were not full and the pineapple slice was on the OJ not the pineapple juice. I saw a pic of the mimosas and that’s what brought me to the shores so I was a little bummed about that.
We always enjoy the Shores and try to snag one of the 3 booths in the bar if possible. You have great views of the beach, ocean and setting sun while you sip your drinks and eat reliably good food. The burgers and fish tacos are good, and the roasted Brussels sprouts are fantastic. The best I’ve eaten anywhere in San Diego.
What a great time we had at The Shores restaurant. It was a busy Friday night, but all of the staff were on their game. We ordered from the restaurant week menu and everything was delicious. And let's not forget that view! Wonderful experience I hope we can repeat soon!
One of the most creative menus for Restaurant Week. They showcased their pacific rim cuisine. Our meal was delicious, especially the poke and butterfish. You can’t beat the view literally on La Jolla Shores. The decor is definitely dated, but I am more interested in the food and outstanding view of breaking waves on the beach
I was disappointed to find that even though I made a reservation through Open Table, my table was not ready when I arrived. They said, "ten minute wait to clear & setup tables." So, we went to the bar to wait... and wait... and wait. After 25 minutes, I went back to the reception desk to see what the delay was, her reply was, "were almost ready." My friends and I really enjoyed the bar waitress. When she saw our frustration at the wait time, she quickly suggested that she could move 2 tables together and we could enjoy the same menu and sit right by the windows/view. The night was fine but with so many amazing restaurants in LJ/SD, I wouldn't recommend The Shores Restaurant.
Due to circumstances, we had lunch to celebrate our anniversary. The view of the waves at lunch, made in worthwhile, because evenings in January are not the best for seeing the beach, unless you are lucky enough to get a sunset. The food was great (I am a big fan of mahi-mahi) the waitress was fairly attentive (she kept my water glass full, which is a great thing for me. It was fairly quiet, which made the romantic lunch, nice. We would go again. The only drawback to me was that the menu said broccolini, which was what I wanted, and the plate came out with asparagus, which I would have asked to change, if the menu had said it. The waitress brought some broccolini, but I was pretty much done with my meal when it came.
We went for restaurant week but the food and service were still so good that we will go again. The location is great, right on the beach but parking is scarce if you are not staying at the hotel. We highly recommend it for its variety of dishes and especially the Mudd-pie ice cream dessert.
Great spot to watch the sunset just off the beach. Food is very good.
My go to restaurant .
Great food. I had fish tacos and ginger dumplings which were excellent. Food is all fresh from local farms and the view on beach is amazing. It’s a must try in La Jolla if you love fresh food with great options.
The food was abundant and delicious. The waitress was friendly and attentive. The view was incrediable being right on the beach. We enjoyed a lovely lunch.
Love the shores restaraunt. Great ocean view with good food, can't go wrong.
The food and presentation are exceptional, and of course, you can't beat the view and activity of La Jolla Shores. Parking under the building is so convenient, with one hour comped. Just wish it was for two hours, since it's rather expensive per hour, and one hour is not enough to really enjoy the food, view and each other.
New years dinner
Christmas family dinner with buffet. Lots of good selection
Christmas Buffet was not good. The food selection is small, much of it was for breakfast but this was diner, the quality was average, but the price was high. Disappointing...
The Christmas Day buffet was fantastic. It’s a bit pricey, but felt worth it given the ocean views and delicious food.
The buffet was good except the vegetables. Wish there was a larger selection of desserts.
Service was good.
I have eaten here many times, mostly for special occasions. This was for a Christmas dinner buffet. Nice selection of food; all very good and fresh. We sat in a booth towards the back, but being up high it still provided a great ocean view to the west. Nice sunset for dinner.
Christmas Brunch was nice. View was great. A little pricy for food selections.