San Diego Restaurants

A.R. Valentien

  • 11480 N. Torrey Pines Rd. Map It
  • La Jolla
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Red-wine braised short rib
  • Creamy chicken liver pâté
  • Patio that overlooks the resort pool and the famed 18th green at Torrey Pines South Course

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Champions of in-season, fresh-today produce and seafood, executive chef Jeff Jackson and chef de cuisine Kelli Crosson have made this cozy room in the luxurious, Craftsman-style Lodge at Torrey Pines one of San Diego’s top fine dining destinations. Their food combinations are simultaneously simple and delightfully inventive—duck breast with celery root risotto; ahi tuna with grapefruit and crispy quinoa; or swordfish with chorizo and charred scallion salsa verde. Lunch and dinner tasting menus ($40 and $75, respectively) are like a walk through a farmers’ market. Still there are menu perennials like the silky chicken liver paté. In good weather, enjoy meals plus ocean views from the terrace.

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The Lodge at Torrey Pines, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, California, 92037, USA

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Published 07/06/2016


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