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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
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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LOCATION
11480 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-1045
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1 - 10 of 522 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great wine, remarkable food, extremely friendly host and sommelier. Romantic quiet restaurant. Nice atmosphere .

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't beat this experience. Food is top quality and beautifully presented. Services is not overly done,but always available. The room is beautiful and excellent for conversation. Just know, you will pay for this pleasure

Thank joe g
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, atmosphere and professional staff. We were impressed and spoiled here! We were given special seating, enjoyed delicious food and presentations of it. They even made us a special anniversary plate of appetizers and desert!More

Thank TJNelson68
Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We would like to wish you a happy anniversary and thank you for allowing us to be a part of this special occasion. We are pleased to hear that our staff was able to provide outstanding service and that you were impressed with your entrée...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You feel instantly comfortable as you are led to your seats. But the best is yet to come. This is one of San Diego's most amazing Chefs. If you read a review that says otherwise just remember that everyone comes from different experiences. I traveled...More

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

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We are pleased to hear that your dining experience exceeded your expectations and that you thoroughly enjoyed the dishes prepared by our Chef. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were seated outside on the terrace, which is serenely lovely and picturesque. Allow me to stress that the food was lovely, the service attentive and always courteous. But I regret asking to be seated at a table on the patio for reasons I will...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent dining experience. We are grateful to have been the venue for the birthday celebration and are pleased that the dishes, service, and the view all exceeded your expectations. That said, we would like to apologize...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I almost gave this 4 stars despite the outstanding food and outstanding service by our waiter Steve, because not every person we encountered was hospitable. This is a country club with members, we are not country club people, so there is that. Steve however, saved...More

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

Thank you for dining at A.R. Valentien. We are so pleased to hear that the cuisine and service provided by our staff exceeded your expectations. It is wonderful to hear that your server was able to utilize their knowledge of our menu and wine pairings...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok but the server kept interrupting a business lunch to ask stupid questions. Get a grip. Aside from being rude, it's unprofessional and irritating. If someone is talking it's not cool to interior them so you can turn a table.More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent dining experience. While we are pleased you chose our establishment to host a business luncheon, we are concerned that the service did not meet your expectations. We would like to extend our apologies to you....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go there frequently for special occasions since I live around the corner. I love the restaurant and the friendly service. Paul, the sommelier, is great. Before dinner tour the pro shop at the adjacent golf course.

Thank baltoro
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your dining experience. It is wonderful to hear you enjoy dining with us and that the service is always friendly. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We habitually eat here in spite of the way that we are not staying here. The organization and sustenance are dependably staggering. Extremely propose.

Thank mandylynnl466
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for dining at A.R. Valentien. We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 13 September 2017

5 Star in every way! Eat outside on the patio. This is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.

Thank CLReviewer
Stephanie C, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to hosting your next special occasion.

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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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Jasmine61
24 July 2017|
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Response from Wayne G | Reviewed this property |
This is a first class top restaurant in a well-known American setting. Business casual is about as dressed down as you might feel comfortable. Being a golf course restaurant, you can expect some casual golf attire at the... More
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Response from JimFitz2 | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can. They are very accomodating.
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
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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