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“Great service, nice setting”

George's at the Cove
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Ranked #21 of 1 244 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ivanhoe
Description: George's at the Cove is a renowned three-level dining destination located in the heart of La Jolla overlooking the Pacific Ocean and northern coastline. We offer three distinct restaurant and bar concepts – one fine dining and two casual – with stunning ocean views and award-winning cuisine. Known for its splendid rooftop setting, the popular George’s Ocean Terrace – complete with a newly expanded and elevated bar – offers casual al fresco fare for lunch and dinner that is perfectly complemented by sweeping ocean views. Recently reinvented from floor to ceiling, the all-new George’s Level2 – located on the second level – is elevating the craft of cocktails with housemade ingredients and handcut ice. Featuring all the classics and innovative modern creations, like the signature Sea3, Level2 offers a variety of cocktails well-suited to any taste. On the lower level, George's California Modern is a contemporary fine dining restaurant and bar featuring seasonally-driven California cuisine. Guests are invited to explore “San Diego on a plate” through a la carte or tasting menus inspired by the lifestyle, ingredients and sense of place that is San Diego. Whether celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to enjoy the San Diego lifestyle to its fullest, George’s at the Cove is an essential part of any visit to the region.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We ate on the upper level, while it was crowded it wasn't overly loud. Food was very good, service was even better. My wife went to the bathroom right before they served our main courses, waiter saw she wasn't there and came by and brought her food back to the kitchen to keep it warm (cool spring evening). Little things like that are a welcome sight in today's service industry. Stayed after in the bar downstairs and had nice conversation with some other diners and the bartenders.

Call ahead for reservations.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

You have much better eating options than this one.
The place is nice. We were a party of 7 and 6 of us though that each of our plates could have been better. They were so so. Not worth the price. Most of us had one type of fish or another all where on the dry side. The waiter asked “if we all wanted bread“ I believe a restaurant of this level should not ask if all the table wants bread. They should simply serve it. The waiter was friendly but the service was s l o w like molasses. The amount of time to receive the appetizers and then the main meal and then dessert was unacceptable by any standard. I would not return. Too bad.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We stopped for lunch and ate on the second level. The food is very good, tasty, and fresh, the servers friendly and knowledgeable, and the views spectacular. George’s is very popular, sonI recommend making reservations, especially if you want to eat on the rooftop deck.

Thank Bill13669
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We booked ten places at the bar for Saturday Lunch and had one of the most relaxed and satisfying family gatherings possible.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Just had lunch. Sangria was awesome. First time I had albacore tuna grilled and it was great. Service friendly, busy and bustling.

Thank bethanygirl51
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