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THE MED

1132 Prospect St, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4533
+1 855-818-6887
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (47 reviews)
“paella” (9 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Healthy, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1132 Prospect St, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4533
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is THE PLACE to be in La Jolla, esp. for breakfast or lunch. Lovely ocean views while you dine.More

Thank MaxineKentfield
MelissaK3098, Marketing Manager at THE MED, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Maxine, Thank you so much for your 4-star rating! I'm thrilled to hear that you love our breakfast and lunch offerings. I highly recommend you return soon and try our all new 7-day a week brunch menu as well! Kind Regards, Melissa King, Marketing...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018

We ate at The Med twice on our stay at the La Valencia Hotel. The menu offers a diverse mix of sweet and savory breakfast options; essential when you have six to eight family members dining together. It's also nice that they have a variety...More

Thank RH0s
MelissaK3098, Marketing Manager at THE MED, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Dear Recent Dining Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to give such wonderful feedback about breakfast at THE MED. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience and the variety of sweet and savory dishes our culinary team has created. I hope we...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

We had not been to the restaurant since it was called simply The Med. We knew it as the Mediterranean Room in years past. So we were expectant of fine food in an exceptional setting. Well, the view is still exceptional. The food, however, was...More

1  Thank myrevue
Melissa K, Marketing Manager at THE MED, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Dear Recent Dining Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share this valuable feedback with us. I am so sorry to hear that your recent dining experience at THE MED was not to your expectations. At THE MED we only offer specialty eggs benedict,...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a late lunch on the terrace at The Med. The decor looks like something straight from the Mediterranean - tile work, arches, wrought iron, etc. The view was truly beautiful! Our appetizers were stuffed leeks and prawns with chorizo. Again...More

1  Thank BamaBarb205
Melissa K, Marketing Manager at THE MED, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Dear Recent Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us the valuable feedback and a 4-star rating. Our incredible dining room is only enhanced by our iconic view over the Pacific. I am sorry to hear that you found your food...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I came here for dinner. The menu was a 3 course menu. The food was okay. It was was over priced in my opinion. (More expensive than Nobu if that gives u an idea) but the drinks and the view are the best u can’t...More

Thank Cberry18
Melissa K, Marketing Manager at THE MED, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Dear Recent Guest, Thank you so much for the five-star review! I'm so glad that your drinks and our incredible service, and of course our unbeatable view helped to make your dining experience spectacular. I am so sorry that you didn't find the food to...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Stayed at the Lodge at Torrey Pines and came in for dinner. Hotel is very nice and the setting and décor very nice. Food and service were disappointing. Ordered Paella and got what best could be described as an appetizer.(1 shrimp, 1 scallop, 2 mussels...More

1  Thank peter l
Melissa K, Marketing Manager at THE MED, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Dear Peter, I am so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your recent dining experience at THE MED. Our Executive Chef has created artful dishes for our dinner menu that are more in the French style of plating with smaller portions and exquisite beauty...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

As soon as we entered the hotel, we were greeted warmly and professionally by Concierge, Nancy Hirsch. She actually escorted us to the restaurant and made sure we got a beautiful table with an amazing view. Our server, Rebekah, was very knowledgeable about the menu...More

Thank elmarkling
Melissa K, Melissa King at THE MED, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Dear Recent Guest, Thank you so much for your 5-star review! I am thrilled that Nancy and Rebekah went over the top and made your dining experience exceptional. We can't wait to welcome you back for another great meal soon! Kind Regards, Melissa King, Marketing...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We were guests at the hotel and we generally don’t eat at the hotel we stay but decided to make an exception as the scenery is so lovely. So glad we did. Food was amazing, fine dining and exquisite. I had the yellow tail followed...More

Thank Kellyweybridge
Melissa K, Marketing Manager at THE MED, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Dear Recent Traveler, Thank you so very much for your kind words about THE MED! I am overjoyed to hear that you had a beyond fantastic dining experience. "Paella" has been a signature dish of the hotel for many years, but Chef Alex Emery's interpretation...More

Reviewed 14 May 2018

Four of us ate here for the Mother's Day Buffet. The table was on the balcony overlooking the ocean. Service was outstanding and we were made to feel really special. The buffet was excellent with raw oysters, crab claws, shrimp, Quiche, short rib benedict, and...More

Thank Osidemike
Melissa K, Marketing Manager at THE MED, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear Mother's Day Guest, First and foremost we thank you for choosing to celebrate Mother's Day at La V and also taking the time to share your comments. The entire La V team is thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful time at our...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018

Nothing makes dining as special as ocean views, great food and attentive service. We loved everything about The Med (prices a bit high, though) and would highly recommend it. We ate on the veranda overlooking the pool (with ocean views), inside at the window overlooking...More

Thank Cathy2010056
Melissa K, Marketing Manager at THE MED, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear Cathy, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful dining experience both on our Ocean View Terrace and in the main great-room style dining room. We hope we can...More

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ABCDpuppies
18 February 2018|
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Response from BandGUK | Reviewed this property |
Hi - sorry - we only ate there once, so can't definitely answer your question
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Kory C
13 November 2017|
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Response from BandGUK | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that we don't know. We were there on vacation from the UK.
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18 December 2016|
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Response from SoCalSunsoul | Property representative |
THE MED offers exceptional ocean view dining (amazing seafood) in a classic but casual setting. Dress jeans and shirt work well, jackets are not necessary but no tank tops or T-shirts. Mark Dibella, General Manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$26 - US$46
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1132 Prospect St, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4533
    (Herschel)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 855-818-6887
  • E-mail
Description
THE MED is the premiere dining destination of La Valencia Hotel with its commitment to innovative cuisine and uncompromising service. This inspired Great Room designed restaurant offers masterful seasonal seafood dishes that personify its rich Spanish influences re-imagined as California coastal cuisine. Headliner dishes like spicy Baja Shrimp Chilequiles, La V Lobster Roll, and show-stopping Surf & Turf tell a story of the freshest ingredients sourced locally and thoughtfully, captivating both the eye and the palate. Serving brunch, lunch, and dinner in both the comfortable and sophisticated dining room and on the iconic ocean view terrace, guests are enchanted by riveting views of the La Jolla Cove and the sparkling Pacific Ocean.
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