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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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Give thanks over a bountiful buffet and a relaxing oceanfront view. Enjoy a variety of savory appetizers, delicious main courses including Herbs De Provence Butter Basted Tom Turkey and Rosemary Roasted Angus Prime Rib, seasonal sides, delicious pies and a children's station. $58/person

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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4.0

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4.2

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4.3

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4.0

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Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (5)
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Bar Seating (4)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Our food was very good, the service was adequate but the ambiance was not what I remembered from previous visits...much too noisy! Probably the summer vacation crowd.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Horrible food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Short ribs were to die for. Lovely view of the ocean and the sunset. Limited wine list.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Overall very good. I noticed there wasn't any music in the background--that could have been nice.

They used to have white tablecloths as well. Felt more casual than it used to be.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Amazing service and great views!

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 31, 2017

The scenery was nice (ocean front) but the food and service was average at best and not worth the price. Would not recommend it

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 29, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Wonderful setting and delicious food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

It was so good and I would definitely like to visit again when visiting San Diego.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My mom loves brunch at the water that's why we went here for mother's day. Wouldn't come back until next Mother's Day.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went here for Mothers day brunch. Paid a lot of money for sub par food and service. Mimosas were not even included, which at this price point, should have been. The only saving grace was the view, which is great.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 9, 2017

This restaurant offers excellent surfside views. It has been a favorite of mine for many years.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Excellent food and service. The view is fabulous.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Service was very poor. Server was not attentive, not hospitable and acted as if she did not want to be there. She forgot many things, order accuracy, drinks and follow up. I even had to go get my drink from the bar myself because she forgot it twice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Incredible view. Terrible food.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Great spot! We went early on a Saturday for breakfast/brunch and were pretty much the only people in the restaurant, but had really great service and the food was delicious. Great people watching/views of the beach.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Service is excellent , the foods ok but my steak is cold n over cooked !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Went there for my birthday with friends. The view is amazing which was the main reason I picked the place. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. My only issue was the service. It was pretty slow.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Excellent! The views are amazing and the food is delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Very nice dinner at sunset with good friends, good wine and great food.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The food was disgusting. Extremely disappointed.
Waiter was nice but that is all. I will never go back and will deter anyone I know from doing so. It almost ruined our Easter.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2017

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

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 12, 2017

So kid friendly it is adult hostile - kids screaming and throwing things, sloth-like service and overpriced frozen food and a weak wine list. But the view is great!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Outstanding food and sunset view is the best that we have had in CA!

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Everything was very good

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2017

The location is remarkable because on the beach at La Jolla Shores. But the décor is old and tired. the service was abominable. No one at reception for 10 minutes. Waiters were amateurish. Food was ok, but in light of surroundings, overpriced.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 24, 2017

You will love this little gem in the neighborhood, very romantic cozy and delicious

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Took my working group to enjoy a casual lunch. Food was good and the view of the beach can't be beat. Service was very good although we were there on a Monday and it was slow. Not sure how the service would be when busy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 17, 2017

The food is always nice -nothing overly outstanding but all good. And, you can't beat the view of the ocean. They also have a great happy hour menu which we've done other times.

Tags: Waterfront, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Amazing food. Great atmosphere and the view of the sunset was priceless. For the three of us, appetizers dinner and drinks we spent about $100 total, can't beat that.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 15, 2017

We loved the menu choices and all were happy with their selections;
service should have been better since there were only 2 other tables.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 12, 2017

There was a large party of about 20 people and not enough waiters/waitresses. Food took a long time. Felt sorry for the one waiter for a large area. I've been before and didn't have to wait so long. Someone came over an apologized.

Tags: Scenic View
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