A.R. Valentien

$$$$ La Jolla American Fodor's Choice

Fodor’s Expert 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.

American Views Quiet Breakfast Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

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

858-777–6635

www.arvalentien.com

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

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