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“A great resort--and a wonderful restaurant”

A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
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Ranked #7 of 1,252 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$65
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Callan Road
Description: The Lodge’s signature restaurant, A.R. Valentien, highlights regional San Diego cuisine served in an elegant, timbered indoor-outdoor dining room overlooking the 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course. Executive Chef Jeff Jackson sources only the best local provisions, and the menu changes frequently based on seasonal fare available. The restaurant takes its name from a talented early 20th-century California artist whose works are exhibited throughout the restaurant.
Reviewed 7 August 2018

What a wonderful experience to discover the delicious food at a fantastic resort!! After a nice relaxing cocktail it was even nicer to sit down to a perfectly cooked steak at A.R. Valenien's. To be so relaxed in such deluxe accommodations was the beginning of an extra nice visit to Torrey Pines.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words and for sharing your dining experience. We are absolutely pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your cocktail and steak. We look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

Our server Morgan was very helpful in our dinner selection.
She checked on us and asked if we liked our dinner.my husband had the dinner with wine paring and he loved every course.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience. We are very pleased to hear both of you enjoyed your dinner along with the wine pairing, and that our staff provided you with exceptional service. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

We arrived a day before the conference started and enjoyed a wonderful meal at A.R. Valentien's. It has an almost luxury meets rustic feel about it but the food and service were both top notch. The food choices were very good as was the wine list and they had very interesting daily specials that showcased "Homegrown" ingredients. I would have loved to have had another meal here before we left, it was that good.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for sharing your wonderful dining experience with us. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our unique farm-to-table menu as well as our wine list. We look forward to your nxt visit.

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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to AR Valentien over last 2 years. It is without doubt, the highlight of our dining experiences when visiting. San Diego. The staff led by Steve G was exceptional. Every dish is a standout and the ‘complimentary chef extras’ - cold leak pre course, beignets w desert, sorbet intermezzo, pan roasted cauliflower, etc - all above and beyond. Highly recommend patio overlooking the course and sunset!!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our farm-to-table menu, and that you found the service and the view to be exceptional. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

On the day before Father's Day my son & I took my husband, who was recovering from heart surgery, for a "special" breakfast. It was "special" all right. We have NEVER been treated so shabbily or with such condescension at a restaurant - EVER. Service was non-existent. Our designated wait person literally DISAPPEARED after taking our order. And he did NOT assign another wait person to take his table so we were TOTALLY IGNORED, except for when they brought the check, of course. I literally had to run down another wait person to ask what happened to our order. My son's breakfast NEVER CAME. I was shocked upon leaving the restaurant after we had paid the check, that our "missing-in-action" wait person MAGICALLY APPEARED to say "thank you". Did he think that was FUNNY? Totally unacceptable for a supposedly upscale restaurant. We were so disappointed in this restaurant that we CANCELLED the reservations we had made for dinner on Father's Day. Will NEVER ever go back!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thank you for your feedback and for your honest review of the restaurant. We would like to extend our deepest apologies to you and your family for the poor quality of service you experienced on what was supposed to be a special day. This does not reflect the high quality of service we strive to provide each and every guest with, and we sincerely apologize for this. Your feedback has been shared with our management team. If you would like to discuss your experience further, please send a private message to us with your contact information. Thank you, and again our deepest apologies.

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