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A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
+1 858-777-6635
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sablefish” (7 reviews)
“duck” (20 reviews)
“tasting menu” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Value
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LOCATION
11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
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Reviewed today

We had a great waiter and very good seafood out on the deck on a wonderful evening. Everything was good, but it was expensive.

Thank Philip R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Seasonal goodness with a changing menu. You can't go wrong with a dry aged steak and a big California Cab!

Thank Jeff Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lodge is beautiful, the atmosphere serene. The waitress and other staff who visited to say hello, were genuinely friendly and interested in us. I ordered Braised Sea Bass and was very disappointed with the very small size. It verged on the mean. The fish...More

Thank Taiscemara
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience. We are pleased to hear the service and the dishes your friends ordered exceeded your expectations, however, we are sorry to hear that the Seabass dish did not. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we have shared...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We has an amazing Easter breakfast at AR Valentien. Veal Cheeks with poached eggs and hollandaise.....Spaghetti Squash with eggs and olive oil toast points...the food and service were stellar. My second visit in 4 years .... go and have a great time.

Thank jrdyer
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience. We are happy to hear you enjoyed Easter breakfast with us and found the dishes to be delightful. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying at The Lodge so we had breakfasts and dinners at AR Valentine. The food was exquisite. Everything 5 star. The staff were well trained and accommodating with every request. Chef is very involved, you notice it in little touches here and there....More

Thank NorminT
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed multiple breakfasts and dinners with us and that you found the cuisine and service to be top notch. We hope to welcome you again in the near future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jeff Jackson, the chef is extraordinary. We love the restaurant and service, the Lodge at Torrey Pines is a stunning place. The pancetta wrapped shrimp with roasted beets was delicious. We are tickled pink by the sumptuous scrumptiousness of the best grilled cheese ever!! Steak...More

Thank Boyd H
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your dining experience. We are delighted to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed our unique farm-to-table menu created by our chef. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We came for my birthday dinner. Hubby is Omni and I am vegan. Trip advisor states Vegan friendly but upon reading the menu, I was a little scared. Our server Stewart was very knowledgeable and assured me the ONE main course option they offered which...More

Thank vaj31389
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience. We are so pleased to hear that our staff was able to provide you with a wonderful suggestion for your meal and make your birthday memorable. We look forward to welcoming you both back in the future.

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Can only speak for breakfast which was mediocre. Salmon was “cured” not smoked which translates as raw and not sushi quality. Frittata was egg, cheese, and undercooked boiled potatoes. We were not seated outside because of rain and did not try dinner although the menu...More

Thank saltymd
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your dining experience at A.R. Valentien. We pride ourselves on having excellent food and service, but it sounds like we did not deliver during your visit. We apologize and hope that you’ll give us another...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018

This restaurant is a delightful find, if you are looking for quiet ambiance, excellent food, and excellent service. Although a little pricier than average, it is well worth the experience, especially for your special occasions. Valet parking is free, if you dine at the restaurant....More

Thank DrDSanDiego_CA
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review. We are so pleased to hear our establishment’s menu, atmosphere and ambiance exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

We’ve decided that the outside deck at A.R. Valentien is now our favorite lunch venue, especially for special occasions, so for our 22nd Valentine’s Day, we loved it!! My husband recommended the lobster and the dish was incredible... I would highly recommend it! It is...More

Thank 2beans2000
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

We appreciate your kind words, and thank you for taking the time to share your Valentine’s Day lunch experience. It is so wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed your meal on our beautiful terrace. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Lisa B
27 November 2017|
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Response from 681glorialj | Reviewed this property |
AR Valentien main dining room does not have take out dinners on Christmas Eve but they do have take out available at the Grill at A R Valentien on Christmas Eve.
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Lisa B
27 November 2017|
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Response from Aviv T | Reviewed this property |
not sure, but I wouldn't recommend it. it's a fine establishment with great ambience.
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Tlindmt
4 October 2017|
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Response from gloshurma | Reviewed this property |
5 mins to the la playhouse from torrey pines lodge
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$65
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
    (Callan Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-777-6635
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Description
The Lodge’s signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien, highlights regional San Diego cuisine served in an elegant, timbered indoor-outdoor dining room overlooking the 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course. Executive Chef Jeff Jackson sources only the best local provisions, and the menu changes frequently based on seasonal fare available. The restaurant takes its name from a talented early 20th-century California artist whose works are exhibited throughout the restaurant.
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