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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.
San Diego, CA 92037
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.
Avenida de la Playa
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Stunning ocean views of the La Jolla coastline.
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.
Underground parking is available at the La Jolla Shores Hotel. Shores Restaurant patrons receive a discounted parking fee.
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
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.
The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel Ratings and Reviews
They do not allow dogs out on their outdoor dining patio and was rude informing me. Plus parking is a challenge so I parked in their underground parking structure. Upon leaving they gave me a hard time bc I would not pay. I will NEVER consider this place for anything.
A NOT so Happy Mother's Day Brunch at the Shores restaurant. Arrived at my 2:15pm reservation on Mother's Day, 5/14, and was very pleased at the location of our table so that we could look out onto the ocean. Nice view and atmosphere. Unfortunately, that is where it ended.
For such a nice high-end restaurant and expensive brunch, $58/person, you would think that coffee would be included in the meal. unfortunately, no.
And then, wouldn't you expect a large buffet? The only eggs you could get were in an omelette, no scrambled eggs or eggs benedict. No waffles or pancakes, just French Toast. While the bacon was good, the sausages were looking good, however, they were ice cold. It was if there was no water under the pan keeping it warm. I saw the sterno, just no steam when you opened up the dish. Not well attended nor maintained. And that was just for breakfast.
The lobster ravioli, chicken piccata and fish entree were also cold. In fact, the only food what was warm was at the children's table. They had the best food of the day.
To top it off, when we went to the carving table, there was a choice of ham or roast beef. Now, I don't know if it was just the time we were there, however, the meat was COLD! I had to go back and ask for another slice and it was only lukewarm. I could have used a microwave!
Very disappointing for a brunch. For $58 plus coffee, tax and tip, it ended up being $70 per person for a table for 3.
We celebrated Mothers Day with brunch here. An upscale hotel restaurant with a great view of the beach just steps away. Very good omelette bar, meat carving station and dessert table along with the sides. This is our second time celebrating a special occasion, Easter being the other. Highly recommend for special times.
We came for Mother's Day, and, while it was good, the overall experience really wasn't worth the high price. We had a beautiful view of the ocean from our table, which was our main reason for choosing this restaurant, but the food really wasn't outstanding, and somewhat limited in variety.
I was treating friends & family to dinner and was looking for a place with a view, casual with good, creative food & be able to have a conversation & not feel rushed...it was to thank my group for their support after losing my husband a month ago...so yes, it was a special occasion...our server, Lee was super, (along w/2 others)their service was very much appreciated...Lee recommended a few dishes to try & all very enjoyable! Desserts were just as good...
one friend will be returning with an out of town guest soon!
We came for Easter brunch. When I called to make reservations, I was assured that the food would be fresh and hot, even arriving at 2pm. We actually arrived at 1 and was able to be seated around 1:20. By 2:00....multiple dishes were empty (eggs benedict, french toast) and the roasted veggies were burned and cold by then and almost empty. The english muffins on the eggs were hard. We have been to many Easter brunches over the years in various locations throughout Southern California...in all cases EXCEPT for the Shores...soda, tea and coffee have always been included. For the price of $58 per person, we were VERY disappointed in the quality and presentation of the food and the fact that we were charged for basic beverages that cost penny's to make was disappointing. We will NOT be recommending this restaurant to others. We are a family of four that consistently spends over $1000 per month just eating out....we do know quality food when we are served it and the Shores fell way short.
Great place for Easter Sunday Brunch buffet. Food selection is awesome ranging from fruits, salad, omelet station (too much butter), pastry, ham, lamb, and beef. Many seafood dishes including butter fish. Attendants are very quick at filling your drinks or taking your dirty plates away. Beautiful ocean view with typical So Cal sunshine. We enjoyed it very much.
The Easter Brunch was severely lacking in selection for the $58.00 per plate price. One omelette station, which only offered two cheeses; gouda & pepper jack cheese (not kid friendly flavors). A carving station with ham and prime rib. The prime rib was cut so thin I could have used it for sandwiches. Details make all the difference!! Bagels but no cream cheese, charged extra for orange juice, pineapple slices were left whole (which took up the entire plate) instead of cut in half or quarters, kids table could have used some cute Easter sugar cookies.
Normally an excellent restaurant. Went there for Easter Brunch. Buffet opened late, food was cold, Eggs Benedict chafing dish empty. Food was inedible. Cold sausage, cold bacon, just awful. Restaurant manager comp'd one of the meals but who pays $59/person for a cold buffet breakfast. This wasn't worth $10
To put the review title in context, here is a short intro. My wife and I were meeting a friend for dinner on a Saturday night. We had a short list of favorites in La Jolla and Del Mar. The short list didn't work out -- no reservations were available. As a consequence, we ventured outside of the "familiarity zone" and ended up at The Shores. That turned out to be a choice that I rate as a solid "not bad."
Why doesn't The Shores get five stars? The reason is the menu. There doesn't seem to be anything on it that is truly outstanding (although I didn't try any of the $15 burgers). That said, all bases are covered and you won't leave hungry.
Some other rapid-fire comments: the garage is small and was a little tight for navigation in a mid-size SUV (Grand Cherokee); the view is spectacular; the dining room is spacious (no problem getting reservations on a Saturday -- and no bumping elbows with guests at neighboring tables); the service in our case was attentive and personable -- high marks for that!
So, The Shores left a good impression -- but didn't exactly make it to the top of our list. So, we may be back again -- on a night when all our favorites are booked.
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