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A. R. Valentien

A. R. Valentien Review

Known for his insistence on in-season, fresh-today produce and seafood, chef Jeff Jackson writes menus daily for this cozy room in the luxurious, Craftsman-style Lodge at Torrey Pines. His take on food combinations is simultaneously simple and inventive, as demonstrated in appetizers of smoked trout with potatoes and turnips, and porcini mushroom and chestnut soup with bacon and apple. In addition to the à la carte menu, a nightly three-course tasting menu explores the day's market through the eyes of the talented chef. At lunch on the outdoor terrace, consider the "Drugstore" hamburger: a grilled patty is placed on top of lettuce, tomato, and condiments, and is then topped with cheese before being steamed to perfection on its sesame seed bun.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 11480 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037 | Map It
  • Phone: 858/777–6635
  • Website:
  • Location: La Jolla

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • No breakfast Mon.–Fri.
Updated: 12-03-2012

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