Dining Spotlight: La Jolla

Discover San Diego’s Neighborhoods with our Summer Sweepstakes. Join us every week as we showcase the best in what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in some of San Diego’s most unique neighborhoods. This week’s spotlight is on beautiful La Jolla.

Combine world-class chefs with spectacular views, and you’ve got a recipe for culinary excellence. La Jolla offers everything from exquisite fine dining, to the best in brunch and organic desserts. Here are some of my top picks for dining in La Jolla.

Rooftop dining at George's at the Cove

The Icons

Award-winning restaurants like George’s at the Cove (an oceanfront icon) and The Marine Room (a San Diego tradition since 1941) are as well-known for their exceptional cuisine as for their spectacular panoramic views.

Brocton Villa's famous Coast Toast

Brunch on the Beach

Brockton Villa has been serving award-winning breakfast, lunch and seasonal dinner service for 20 years. Not to be missed are the Crab Ipanema (eggs benedict with crab cakes served with a spicy tomato coconut sauce), and the world-famous Coast Toast.

Cups' Chris Jones chocolate-vanilla swirl cupcake with mocha frosting

Sweet Treats

Organic cupcakes, cupcake-infused ice cream and shakes, and all-natural strawberry milk on tap. Where is this heaven on Earth you ask? Cups in La Jolla, that’s where. Not only is its menu to die-for, but Cups is also recognized as the first 3-Star Green Certified Bakery in San Diego so when you eat there, you’re also doing something good for the environment (if not your waistline).

Roppongi's BLT Sushi Roll

Happy Hour and Tapas

Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar features an award-winning Happy Hour. Get half-off the full Tapas and Sushi menu daily from 3:00 – 6:00 pm on the patio. While there, don’t miss Roppongi’s take on the BLT; the Sushi Style BLT comes with crab, bacon, avocado, arugula, and tomato with a tarragon aioli.  Delicious!

We want you to experience Roppongi’s bold and imaginative New Asian cuisine. Comment below by Monday, June 13, 2011 at 10 a.m. and get entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Roppongi. Tell us, what is your favorite restaurant in La Jolla?

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Courtney

About Courtney

I love fashion, Gerbera daisies, and yoga. I recently moved back to San Diego after 10 years of living in LA. I couldn't be more excited to rediscover the best activities, views, food, and more in this amazing city. My husband of two years is my partner in crime (thankfully he loves exploring SD as much as I do).

What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day?

My perfect day would start with a cup of tea (no matter the temperature outside). A breakfast burrito from Pipe's would definitely be in order. Then I'd go for a leisurely bike ride or walk at the beach with my husband. We’d eat sushi for dinner, watch a movie at home, and drink a glass of red wine.

What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?

It’s impossible to pick one thing! I love biking, walking, shopping, dining outside.

Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?

Linguine and red wine. Done!

Latest music purchases for my iPod player are…

Josh Tuner, Keith Urban, the Best of Elton John

33 thoughts on “Dining Spotlight: La Jolla

  1. The Shores Restaurant in the La Jolla Shores Hotel is another great spot to eat. Their “Neighborhood American Cuisine” is created by the chef at the much pricier Marine Room Restaurant – and the two places share the same wonderful beachfront view.

    More than once I’ve watched dolphins diving through the waves while I enjoyed lunch in the restaurant or a drink at The Shores popular bar.

    The hotel provides parking in their garage for diners – an important factor during the busy summer months at the beach. Just be sure to ask the staff to validate your ticket before leaving the restaurant.

    Cheers!
    Elizabeth

  2. We have been to Marine Room during our Honeymoon. It was awesome. Fantastic meals and at sundown the liveguard came and paddeld on a Surf Board just in Front of the Windows.
    We will come back once we make it back to lovely La Jolla!

  3. The Marine Room by far!!! When the tide is high and the waves crash on the windows; it’s amazing! Add their delicious food and you’ve got a perfect dining experience.

  4. Definitely George’s at the cove. I take all out of towners there. Love the view and it only gets better with their 250 cal. Martinis! ;0)

  5. I swear, my favorite restaurant is Roppongi. I always take my visitors there because I know they’ll be blown away by the menu. Mmmm 🙂

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