Dining Out in La Jolla

Here are a few ideas for a romantic summer evening in La Jolla.

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George's at the Cove
George’s at the Cove, in the heart of La Jolla on Prospect Street, has a fabulous view from their Ocean Terrace.
George's at the Cove
Relax and enjoy the sunset or a romantic evening under the stars or grab a seat at the bar for a glass of wine. (858) 454-4244
Jai by Wolfgang Puck La Jolla
A world-class dining experience with rich Asian tradition and flavor can be found at Jai by Wolfgang Puck La Jolla on La Jolla Village Drive.
Jai by Wolfgang Puck La Jolla
Executive Chef Yoshinori Kojima presents a special late night, three-course dinner after 8 p.m. that’s available for just $30. (858) 638-7778
Hotel La Jolla
Enjoy a great happy hour menu that includes Chilean Sea Bass Skewers or smoked salmon potato cakes along with impressive views at Clay’s La Jolla.
Hotel La Jolla
The restaurant, run by Executive Chef Clay Bordan, is located on the 11th floor of Hotel La Jolla and offers live entertainment almost every night of the week. (858) 551-3620.
At Nine- Ten on Prospect, you can enjoy the “Mercy of the Chef” – a special prix fixe menu that includes matching wines. Cost: $80 each/$120 with wine pairings. The restaurant also offers a three-course menu for $42/person. (858) 964-5400
The beautiful grounds of Estancia La Jolla offers a great Bodega wine bar or dinner inside Mustangs and Burros.
Estancia La Jolla
The outdoor fireplace and patio offer a great place for a casual dinner or late night drink. (858) 964-6500.
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The Lodge at Torrey Pines, on North Torrey Pines Road, offers amazing views.
The Lodge Torrey Pines
Each Thursday, The Lodge at Torrey Pines presents a communal Artisan Table dinner, by reservation, on the Terrace at A.R.Valentien, the signature restaurant at The Lodge.
The Lodge Torrey Pines
Enjoy a four-course meal including a variety of seasonal dishes in a convivial, less formal setting, with ten to sixteen at the table. Cost: $85. (858) 777-6635
Cody's La Jolla
After a walk along La Jolla Cove, cuddle up on the terrace at Cody’s La Jolla and enjoy an afternoon or brunch date. (858) 459-0040.
Cody's La Jolla
If a morning or day date is more your style, Cody’s, the restaurant in the seaside cottage on Girard Avenue, is a perfect fit.
A cozy bistro on Avenida De La Playa, Barbarella’s offers oysters on the half shell and other tempting dishes for a great lunch date or brunch date. They also offer a wide range of pasta for that perfect evening out. (858) 454-7373
Piatti La Jolla
In the center of Piatti’s patio, you’ll find a lovely tree filled with lights. If that, along with some red wine and pasta, doesn’t make for a romantic evening you’re in some serious trouble.
No matter what you order – whether it’s your all-time favorite Piatti entrée or something new – be sure to leave some space for the flourless chocolate cake. (858) 454-1589
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