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Tapenade Restaurant - CLOSED

7612 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4841
+1 858-551-7500
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
30 Jun 2015
“Will re-open in different location”
18 May 2015
“Great Dinner..”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
7612 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4841
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21 - 30 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 20 October 2013

I expected the typical quality but not the Euro-level prices. The food was pretty good with pleasant touches, blue cheese on a watermelon cube, crab cakes with mango. The leg of lamb was actually deboned with slices of the meat, with cuts more like noisettes,...More

Thank betamax12345
Reviewed 12 August 2013

After a family trip to Paris, coming back to the States we craved good French food. This restaurant nailed the wonderful gourmet cooking you get in France. Try the wild mushroom ravioli. Our entire family ate everything on their plates. Excellent service! Lovely dining room.

Thank Wifeola
Reviewed 29 June 2013

We were there on a Monday night and it was very quiet. Gentleman who seated us appeared to be manager or owner. Nice French accent and quite charming. Waitress: Not so much. Food was great, but pricey. I would definitely return.

Thank umichfan
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Just returned to my hotel after dining in Tapenade. Quaint restaurant and nice atmosphere. The quality of my dishes was a mix of excellent to good. The crab salad was devine; yet, the lobster dish lacked a certain je ne sais quoi. As to the...More

Thank Maria T
Reviewed 15 April 2013

I went here for a business dinner and we all got a variety of things to try as appetizers. We all loved the mushroom ravioli and escargot the best. I got the salmon which was good but I wished I had gotten my colleague's scallops...More

Thank PinaColada02
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Classy restaurant and enjoyed salmon and wine; nice quiet atmosphere, attentive staff; Natural homemade desserts;

Thank Princessia
Reviewed 30 March 2013 via mobile

Having just returned from Paris, I was eager to eat French food. I was not disappointed by Tapenade. The food was quite good, the wine list was large, and the service was excellent. Unfortunately, the locale has a strip mall feel. To their credit, the...More

Thank Basketballfan
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Dined twice in three days, delighted both times. On first occasion was treated by natives, one of whom has a serious shake. Waiter took great pains to dispense wine in small portions to avoid spilling, same for the water. Service and food up to highest...More

Thank robert h
Reviewed 21 February 2013

This white linen restaurant offers a wonderful dining experience from the moment you are greeted through the entire meal. Fantastic servers are always there but never noticeable. The food is a delightfully prepared with simply elegant flavors in perfect portions.

Thank Steven858
Reviewed 18 February 2013

he service at Tapenade was very attentive without being intrusive. The meal started with a complimentary canapé, a bite size morsel that was full of promise about how the rest of the meal was going to taste. The tapenade offered with the bread was delightful...More

Thank christineo_sd
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$80
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7612 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4841
    (Pearl Street and Kline Street)
  • Public Transportation: Torrey Pines Road at Virginia Way
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-551-7500
  • E-mail
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