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A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
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Ranked #8 of 1,250 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 25 - USD 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 November 2018

We had a memorable meal at Valentien's. Sitting outdoors under an old beautiful tree in the early evening was just beautiful. The food and service was excellent as were the cocktails. Cant beat the ambience.

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

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience with us. We are so pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance of our terrace alongside the food and cocktails. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant on an October evening, dinner outside. Well-chosen wines, beautiful dishes. Mashed potatoes as you have not had it before and service there to Serve. Flexibel and kind. Reasonable price.

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

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience. It is wonderful that you could enjoy dinner on our beautiful terrace and that the wines, dishes, and service all exceeded your expectations. Thank you again for your feedback, we look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 20 October 2018

If nothing else, the setting of the lodge and the view from the restaurant is worth a stop. Good selection of both seafood and meat in American style modified with Californian touch, but still hearty. Wine selection is extensive and the service is excellent. Overall, a very good value.

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

Thank you for sharing your dining experience. We are very pleased to hear you find the farm-to-table menu, wine list, and views to be excellent. We appreciate your kind words, and look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Get a table outside (they have warmers), get there while there is light, watch the sun set over the golf course. Food is a touch precious and expensive but it is worth the splurge.

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 12 October 2018

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We appreciate your kind words, and look forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

A. R. Valentien was far and away the best meal/service/ambience combination I have ever experienced. Every detail was masterfully crafted and executed. The tasting menu with wine pairing was a wonderful selection that was a joy to experience from beginning to end.
I cannot recommend this highly enough!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Megan N, Manager at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for sharing your recent dining experience and for your kind words. We are pleased to hear that our farm-to-table menu along with the wine selection, high quality of service and ambiance surpassed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

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