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About The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

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 Sunday 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.

8110 Camino Del Oro
San Diego, CA 92037
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast (Daily): 7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lunch (Monday - Saturday): 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Brunch, a la carte (Sunday) 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner (Nightly): 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Happy Hour (Sunday - Friday): 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Cross Street:
Avenida de la Playa

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 456-0600

Website:
http://www.theshoresrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Stunning ocean views of the La Jolla coastline.

Catering:
The Shores Restaurant in La Jolla is perfect for special occasions and offers you and your guests the rare opportunity to dine on the beach. Located along the sands of La Jolla Shores, the Shores Restaurant offers innovative cuisine delicately prepared with freshest ingredients in an unparalleled waterfront setting. For more information or to book your next special event, call (858) 551.4658 or email ShoresDining@TheShoresRestaurant.com today.

Parking Details:
Underground parking is available at the La Jolla Shores Hotel. Shores Restaurant patrons receive a discounted parking fee.

Executive Chef:
Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani

Private Party Facilities:
The Shores Restaurant puts you and your guests at the ocean’s edge. Located along the sands of beautiful La Jolla Shores, the Shores Restaurant offers innovative cuisine delicately prepared with fresh ingredients in a one-of-a-kind waterfront setting.

Our culinary team will create the perfect menu to suit your event. Then, our full-service catering staff will carry out your ultimate vision to assist you in planning all the final details and finishing touches. The result - a gathering that is both delicious and breathtaking in every way.

Plan your next special event at the Shores Restaurant today: * Rehearsal Dinner * Graduations * Showers * Milestone Birthday or Anniversary * Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

Private Party Contact:
Jennifer Bresnan: (858) 456-0600

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Shores Restaurant hosts a variety of events with special menus, including seasonal holiday menus. The Shores Restaurant’s spectacular oceanfront views, exemplary service, and outstanding wine list make for a dining experience you won’t soon forget. Be sure to try the monthly Sip & Savor menu, weekday Happy Hour, Divas that Drink wine special every Wednesday, and much more.

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Savor a holiday buffet featuring seasonal appetizers, delicious main courses, a children’s station and decadent desserts. Menu highlights include Orange Tarragon Glazed Smoked Salmon, Eggnog French Toast, Plum Wine Glazed Bone-In Ham and more! $58 adults, $29 kids 8-12 yrs, $4 7 and under.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year at The Shores, a place the whole family will enjoy. From the ocean view, warm hospitality and a kid friendly menu, it will be an evening for everyone to remember. In addition to our full dinner menu we have added a special menu including Hawaiian Pink Snapper and more.

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

4.3

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4.3

value

4.0

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2012

Terrific food, beautifully presented !
The $30 menu is always imaginative and delicious... thanks to chef Amy.
And the wine list is very good, with a nice variety. But the Wed. wine special is fantastic!
Service impeccable - Kimberly is especially friendly and knowlegable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 3, 2012

Loved the atmosphere and the food was wonderful!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 1, 2012

Appetizer Mussels were awesome!!! Highly recommmended! Salmon unfortunately was farm raised, but it was deliciius (I'm just not a fan of Farm Raised Salmon)!
Window seating is recommended...very beautiful!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 30, 2012

Best onion rings ever! Hot & crunchy...yum!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 28, 2012

Love the view of La Jolla Shores while we are enjoying our meal. Food was delicous! Service was excellent!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on May 27, 2012

Wait staff needs more training.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2012

This is a decent hotel casual restaurant with a competent kitchen and staff. So everything is good without being particularly memorable. :) Except for the spectacular view, of course, since the dining area sits right on the beach. It did prove an ideal choice for a casual brunch with friends: omelets, french toast, eggs benedict and the like are featured on the menu, so there's something for everyone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 19, 2012

We ate here for our 10th wedding anniversary and were promptly seated at the window overlooking the Pacific. I had the butterfish and my wife had the scallops. Both were outstanding. If it wasn't for the fact that we live in Florida, this would definitely be a regular spot on our restaurant list.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 19, 2012

Amazing view! The scallops were perfectly delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 18, 2012

Great ambiance, excellent food and service.I'll recommend it to my friends and family.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2012

The Mother's Day brunch was a bit disappointing. Given the price, I expected it to be of the quality I get at a Hilton or at the RB Inn. Instead, the food was "OK". Nothing to rave about, and certainly not what the high price would indicate. Additionally, the food was rather difficult to find, since the various 'stations' were spread out all over the restaurant. The best part of the brunch was definitely the omelettes.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2012

The brunch was good but very expensive for what it was. Did not even come with a complimentary glass of champagne. They also did not seem to be prepared for the Mother's Day brunch crowd as the lines were long at every area, tables jammed in between stations so it was hard to move around and the omelet station had one server and took a half hour to get through the line. This was a reservation only brunch. Seems they could have determined how many servers and food to keep on hand.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2012

we've dined at The Shores many times before but was disappointed when they charged us for a Mamosa for the Mother's Day brunch. We didn't mind the charge for the brunch (which we enjoyed) but the $9 for the Mamosas was outrageous. With so many restaurant choices, I doubt we will return.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2012

Unique and Tasty experience with great location in Palo Alto. Must try to those traveling to the area and looking for something unique.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 2, 2012

The food is good quality, not inspired, but good value. The view and the ambiance make the experience great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 1, 2012

We dined at The Shores for the Chef Celebration dinner, a delicious event where the proceeds go to a culinary scholarship fund. We got to taste dishes from five different San Diego chef's and loved every bite! We love The Shores on regular nights too, Chef de Cuisine Amy DiBiase is amazing! Serving food that is simplified, fresh, local and innovative. The ambiance and wine list are out of this world there too. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 26, 2012

The Shores is reliably gracious, delicious and pleasant. The view is fantastic, rain or shine, whether we are watching the sunset, the waves, the kayak classes, scuba divers, tourists, or the sea birds... This is Old La Jolla at its relaxed, unpretentious best.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 25, 2012

Great views up and down the coast while seaated just above the sandy beach. Outstanding wine list with many choices by the glass or half bottle. Free underground parking. Check on-line for monthly and/or daily specials on wine, prix-fixe dinners, etc. Well-behaved kids would have a good time here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 23, 2012

We were a group of 5 dining at the Shores. We were very satisfied with food, service etc. The view was fantastic. We tried 4 different desserts and 3 of them were worth 5 starts!
A very nice restaurant to go have a beuatifull calm dinner with stunning ocean views.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 19, 2012

Absolutly first class experience all around.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 11, 2012

Waiter and view were nice. Petrale sole was a disapointment. My wife's flatiron steak was good, she said.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 3, 2012

Just OK for me. The menu was surprisingly limited and the food was good, not great.
Service was good.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 31, 2012

While the restaurant is not elegant, the view can't be beat. When you walk in one might think the food will be average. We were amazed at how good our meals were. The wine list isn't extensive but what's there is good and reasonably priced. Service was first rate. Admittedly, we were there early so that we could get a window table and the restaurant was quiet. We'll be back.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on March 27, 2012

We really did enjoy the food. The salmon and mussels were cooked perfectly and the french fries were good with truffle oil. The only dish that was a bit underwhelming was the brussel sprouts, which would have been better roasted and then shredded.

Granted, we went on a weeknight, though the dining room was very empty. This was surprising because the food and service were very good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 21, 2012

The food and service are brilliant. Amy diBiase is a magician in the kitchen... great tastes and presentation. Servers (esp. Kimberly C.) are knowledgable and enthusiastic. Can't beat the view (although the space needs some sprucing up) !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 10, 2012

I thought the food was great, very creative, service was really good, friendly and accommodating. Would recommend over some of the other pricier options in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 5, 2012

We always take out-of-town guests here, because the view at sunset shows them why we're so passionate about living here...plus it's a treat for us to try new dishes (always exciting & delicious)...always excellent service & you always feel as if you're in a private dining room because it's so quiet. Love this place!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 29, 2012

Went here with my girlfriends for dinner, and I actually hadn't been to The Shores in years. I would say the food has greatly improved, with a much more interesting menu. The setting is very nice, and the noise level was wonderful, since you want to do a lot of chatting with your girlfriends, and that can be very hard in a noisy restaurant. We enjoyed ourselves and will add this restaurant to our list!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 25, 2012

Beautiful view, creative and tasty food from Amy diBiase, great service. Sip and Savor menu is a great deal for 3 courses for $30 or $45 including wine pairings. All of the wines were delicious. Room needs updating, and still looks like an older motel dining room. But otherwise this is an exciting new choice in SD dining.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 17, 2012

Several things from the regular menu were quite good, the "tasting menu" where everything had chocolate was not so good. The things that do not normally have chocolate (i.e., scallops) were just odd, and the desserts that do normally have chocolate were not that tasty.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 17, 2012

Enjoyed the views, devise was good, food was bland.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2012

Wonderful location in The Shores, with validated parking at the Hotel (steps from the beach, with incredible views). Our waitress couldn’t have been more knowledgeable or nicer. We went with out of town guest and had a great time. I selected the veal from the 3 course special menu and it was delicious. Nice wine selection also. I will definitely be back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2012

This is a wonderful restaurant. The service is excellent and the view is outstanding. The food is delicious. I definitely recommend this restaurant. Great for special occasions, too.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2012

Our party of 6 was pleasantly surprised to find this great 'hidden' gem with excellent food, service and a good wine selection. Very pleased and will definitely return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2012

The food was very good, but the place was almost empty - and this is a hotel on a Thursday night. The bar did have some people in it, and one other couple came. Unfortunately even though there were plenty of empty tables with views of the beach/ocean, they were seated at the table right next to us.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2012

The Shores Restaurant never fails to deliver. The food is great, view is amazing, and it's a great plance for a romantic getaway with your wife/girlfriend or to enjoy a nice breakfast with the family.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2012

They extended restaurant week ( 3 courses for $30, with wine $45). We selected the wine pairing. No rush (Friday night at 7PM) and the choices were great: lobster as main entre; tho the sides (celery root and saurkraut a bit odd). Wines complemented well.
Service was good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2012

Interesting menu choices...tough to characterize.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2012

We had an amazing dining experience at the Shores Restaurant for San Diego's Restaurant Week. The food was awesome and we also tried their wine pairings which were excellent. The parking below the hotel/restaurant makes this an easy spot to enjoy...right on the beach.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2012

Nice location, great service, good food.

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