The Marine Room

★★★★☆
Elegant Dining on the Surf
  • 2000 Spindrift Dr

    La Jolla, CA 92037

    Cross street: Roseland Drive

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  • 858-459-7222

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The best dining experience, took my girlfriend here when we first met and now we are married I'm not saying that the marine room is the reason we are married but taking her here for a first date didn't hurt me. The view is beautiful and

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★★★★★

The best dining experience, took my girlfriend here when we first met and now we are married I'm not saying that the marine room is the reason we are married but taking her here for a first date didn't hurt me. The view is beautiful and

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I'm not sure how one can better a dining experience that is heavenly like the Marine Room's. It's my most favorite restaurant in San diego.

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★★★★★

I'm not sure how one can better a dining experience that is heavenly like the Marine Room's. It's my most favorite restaurant in San diego.

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The Marine Room is beautiful. The service is amazing. Our window table was all we imagined it would be. (last night) But let's be real.......\r\n\r\nThe food was ""just okay"" & way over priced for what it was. And my opinion does come with some experience in the kitchen. I mean it was good food; very pretty. But it was no better than 100 other restaurants around town. I've had the same yummy Merlot in DelMar, along with fabulous food & a better sunset, for almost half the price. My salad last night, had a fancy name, but it was just greens, with a bite of fruit, a crouton & a sliver of cheese. Some of the greens absorbed the vinegarette, which made them a bit soggy. But the vinegarette was one of the best I've tasted, so..... The ugly brown sauce my pork cheek & scallops were sitting in, had a strange smell & no taste, and added nothing to the dish. The deserts we had were awesome.... Yeah for that!\r\n\r\nI do get it, why people want to eat here. And why they want people to know they ate here. But it has nothing to do with the food being superior. What ever makes you happy; go for it. All in all, I'm so thankful we can now cross the Marine Room off our list. \r\n\r\nBon Appetit! \r\n

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★★☆☆☆

The Marine Room is beautiful. The service is amazing. Our window table was all we imagined it would be. (last night) But let's be real.......\r\n\r\nThe food was ""just okay"" & way over priced for what it was. And my opinion does come with some experience in the kitchen. I mean it was good food; very pretty. But it was no better than 100 other restaurants around town. I've had the same yummy Merlot in DelMar, along with fabulous food & a better sunset, for almost half the price. My salad last night, had a fancy name, but it was just greens, with a bite of fruit, a crouton & a sliver of cheese. Some of the greens absorbed the vinegarette, which made them a bit soggy. But the vinegarette was one of the best I've tasted, so..... The ugly brown sauce my pork cheek & scallops were sitting in, had a strange smell & no taste, and added nothing to the dish. The deserts we had were awesome.... Yeah for that!\r\n\r\nI do get it, why people want to eat here. And why they want people to know they ate here. But it has nothing to do with the food being superior. What ever makes you happy; go for it. All in all, I'm so thankful we can now cross the Marine Room off our list. \r\n\r\nBon Appetit! \r\n

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My Husband and I have been coming here for years for any of our special occasions. The view along with the food and level of service are unmatched in San Diego. Thank you for always making out experience one to remember. Will keep coming back year after year.

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★★★★★

My Husband and I have been coming here for years for any of our special occasions. The view along with the food and level of service are unmatched in San Diego. Thank you for always making out experience one to remember. Will keep coming back year after year.

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I like this place, the foods are very good and the view of the sunset right by water is great... and you are literally right by the water... The portion is small but it looks and tastes amazing.

2
★★★★☆

I like this place, the foods are very good and the view of the sunset right by water is great... and you are literally right by the water... The portion is small but it looks and tastes amazing.

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I really enjoyed my time at this restaurant. The last time I was here was about 20 years ago for a special occasion. This still seems like a special occasion place to me.\r\n\r\nMy ratings: 10 point scale\r\n\r\nFood: 8.5\r\nPresentation: 9.5\r\nService: 9\r\nView: 9.5\r\nAmbiance: 9\r\n\r\nI will definitely be back, this is a very special place.

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★★★★☆

I really enjoyed my time at this restaurant. The last time I was here was about 20 years ago for a special occasion. This still seems like a special occasion place to me.\r\n\r\nMy ratings: 10 point scale\r\n\r\nFood: 8.5\r\nPresentation: 9.5\r\nService: 9\r\nView: 9.5\r\nAmbiance: 9\r\n\r\nI will definitely be back, this is a very special place.

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It doesn't get any better than this oceanview unless you go sit on the beach. This restaurant goes right out onto the sand and the waves actually crash up against it. You can't get any closer than that! \n\nTheir food and drinks are delicious and I recommend them especially if you have a significant other.

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★★★★★

It doesn't get any better than this oceanview unless you go sit on the beach. This restaurant goes right out onto the sand and the waves actually crash up against it. You can't get any closer than that! \n\nTheir food and drinks are delicious and I recommend them especially if you have a significant other.

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One of my pet peeves around the industry is when a restaurant has a short promotion and then tries to use it as advertising forever.\n\nThe Marine Room had a $0 corkage fee for, as best as I can tell, under a year and now it is back to $25 per bottle.\n\nSince they haven't corrected any of their online ads, people should be aware.

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★☆☆☆☆

One of my pet peeves around the industry is when a restaurant has a short promotion and then tries to use it as advertising forever.\n\nThe Marine Room had a $0 corkage fee for, as best as I can tell, under a year and now it is back to $25 per bottle.\n\nSince they haven't corrected any of their online ads, people should be aware.

Cons: Corkage Fee is Back

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The marine room was on our list of fine dining in La Jolla, we were visiting form Phoenix Az, and my sister and her husband visiting from Kansas City. We had reserved a table by the window 2 weeks prior. Upon arriving at our reserved time, we were kinda met by 2 very lack luster ladies in black....stated no available window dinning, those were only for parties of 2, we were not told that when the reservation was made....left to find our own, table with NO APOLOGIES! Found a table, and our order was taken by the same snooty waiter we had on our visit 6 years ago....food was OK, nothing spectacular for our fine dining experience. Way overpriced, will we be back....not on your life!

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★☆☆☆☆

The marine room was on our list of fine dining in La Jolla, we were visiting form Phoenix Az, and my sister and her husband visiting from Kansas City. We had reserved a table by the window 2 weeks prior. Upon arriving at our reserved time, we were kinda met by 2 very lack luster ladies in black....stated no available window dinning, those were only for parties of 2, we were not told that when the reservation was made....left to find our own, table with NO APOLOGIES! Found a table, and our order was taken by the same snooty waiter we had on our visit 6 years ago....food was OK, nothing spectacular for our fine dining experience. Way overpriced, will we be back....not on your life!

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I've eaten here maybe half a dozen times. Here are the constants: Great food, great view, great wine.\r\n\r\nWe've gone for holidays twice for the prix fixe menus which have all been excellent. We've been lucky to get a table by the window everytime despite it being packed. Highly recommended.

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★★★★☆

I've eaten here maybe half a dozen times. Here are the constants: Great food, great view, great wine.\r\n\r\nWe've gone for holidays twice for the prix fixe menus which have all been excellent. We've been lucky to get a table by the window everytime despite it being packed. Highly recommended.

Pros: Food, wine, special menus

Cons: Staring enviously at the people who got the good tables

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The Marine Room is one of the most beautiful experiences of fine dining in all of La Jolla. Resting right along side the beach the sun sets a gorgous shine on the water and the sound of the waves hitting against the side of the rocks sets a relaxing atmosphere to just enjoy a great meal with your friends and family. This sounds nice and innocent right? The Marine room tries to claim the beach in front of their restaurant as theirs. They claim it by putting their beach chairs and umbrellas for their guests on the beach and asking any local who sits there to move. While their service is great their hospitality to the locals are not and they need to learn that the money is not always everything!

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★★★★★

The Marine Room is one of the most beautiful experiences of fine dining in all of La Jolla. Resting right along side the beach the sun sets a gorgous shine on the water and the sound of the waves hitting against the side of the rocks sets a relaxing atmosphere to just enjoy a great meal with your friends and family. This sounds nice and innocent right? The Marine room tries to claim the beach in front of their restaurant as theirs. They claim it by putting their beach chairs and umbrellas for their guests on the beach and asking any local who sits there to move. While their service is great their hospitality to the locals are not and they need to learn that the money is not always everything!

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We loved this restaurant for it's unique location (almost IN the ocean) and would go there to watch the surf crash against the glass. The food used to be mediocre but they got a new chef
and now you get a great meal and an incredible view.

Best time to go is when there is a high tide and big waves.

Warning-- it can be expensive. We save the Marine Room for out of town company or special brunches.

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★★★★★

We loved this restaurant for it's unique location (almost IN the ocean) and would go there to watch the surf crash against the glass. The food used to be mediocre but they got a new chef
and now you get a great meal and an incredible view.

Best time to go is when there is a high tide and big waves.

Warning-- it can be expensive. We save the Marine Room for out of town company or special brunches.

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love everything about this place. my family usually come at least once a year for 4th of july. you can see fireworks while you're dining here and the view of the ocean frm the window is amazing. very romantic and family friendly. this one time we had went, my sister requested some disney songs and the man was so nice to play all of them. good steak, good dessert, highly recommend.

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★★★★★

love everything about this place. my family usually come at least once a year for 4th of july. you can see fireworks while you're dining here and the view of the ocean frm the window is amazing. very romantic and family friendly. this one time we had went, my sister requested some disney songs and the man was so nice to play all of them. good steak, good dessert, highly recommend.

Pros: everything =)

Cons: they used to make salad right in front of you but now they don't =(

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We went there on a weekend which was very busy. We waited an hour to get our table even though we had reservations for a specific time. Almost everyone there were waiting that long to be seated. The worst was the hostess who could care less about the wait and was extremely rude and nonchalant. For such an expensive and high end restaurant, we were surprised by her attitude and service. When asked to speak with the manager though, he was very pleasant and tried to make up for the wait. Our waiter was also very kind and thoughtful. The food was very average, definately not worth the amount it cost but the view is very nice, especially if you have a window table, which is also very hard to get.

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★★★★☆

We went there on a weekend which was very busy. We waited an hour to get our table even though we had reservations for a specific time. Almost everyone there were waiting that long to be seated. The worst was the hostess who could care less about the wait and was extremely rude and nonchalant. For such an expensive and high end restaurant, we were surprised by her attitude and service. When asked to speak with the manager though, he was very pleasant and tried to make up for the wait. Our waiter was also very kind and thoughtful. The food was very average, definately not worth the amount it cost but the view is very nice, especially if you have a window table, which is also very hard to get.

Pros: Service. Ambience.

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I will agree with the previous review.. this is a definite special occasion restaurant... It's situated right in the heart of La Jolla Cove... the restuarant has the most beautiful view of the Pacific along with cliffs... it is absolutely amazing.... that being said, I would have to say the the food was mediocre (nothing special if you ask me), but the service is good and the view makes it perfect.

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★★★★★

I will agree with the previous review.. this is a definite special occasion restaurant... It's situated right in the heart of La Jolla Cove... the restuarant has the most beautiful view of the Pacific along with cliffs... it is absolutely amazing.... that being said, I would have to say the the food was mediocre (nothing special if you ask me), but the service is good and the view makes it perfect.

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This classy restaurant is one of my favorites. The location is breathtaking right on the shores of La Jolla, request to be seated by the large windows that overlook the ocean. The food is superb and the menu offers the chef's specials. Definately a special ocassion restaurant.

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★★★★★

This classy restaurant is one of my favorites. The location is breathtaking right on the shores of La Jolla, request to be seated by the large windows that overlook the ocean. The food is superb and the menu offers the chef's specials. Definately a special ocassion restaurant.

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Last September my family traveled to San Diego for my son's graduation from Marine Corp boot camp. The night of his graduation we went to the Marine Room in La Jolla to celebrate. This restaurant was recommended by our insurance agent, of all people.

I have a hard time deciding what I like the most about the Marine Room. The setting was great. It is right on the ocean with large windows all the way around three sides of the restaurant. We had a corner table with a view over the ocean, and looking down the beach where a wedding reception was going on. What a terrific view! Unfortunately we weren't there at high tide when the waves actually crash against the windows.

But on the other hand the food was also terrific, and offered some innovative combinations and good presentation. The Caesar salad was made at the table. Ahi Tuna sushi with Thai peanut sauce. And seafood that would melt in your mouth. And since I have a real sweet tooth I really enjoyed the Creme Brule for dessert.

The service was also great. As we were leaving the host told us that we had the best table in the place, and if we came back to ask for table 25.

My other son will be going to boot camp next year, and we will surely go to the Marine Room again.

The dinner was rather expensive, but at least in my opinion worth it.

One thing to remember if you ever go to the Marine Room is that if you all of a sudden find yourself in a residential area you may not be lost. The restaurant is a little out of the way.

PROS: Great Service and food
CONS: hard to find at first: location wise

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★★★★★

Last September my family traveled to San Diego for my son's graduation from Marine Corp boot camp. The night of his graduation we went to the Marine Room in La Jolla to celebrate. This restaurant was recommended by our insurance agent, of all people.

I have a hard time deciding what I like the most about the Marine Room. The setting was great. It is right on the ocean with large windows all the way around three sides of the restaurant. We had a corner table with a view over the ocean, and looking down the beach where a wedding reception was going on. What a terrific view! Unfortunately we weren't there at high tide when the waves actually crash against the windows.

But on the other hand the food was also terrific, and offered some innovative combinations and good presentation. The Caesar salad was made at the table. Ahi Tuna sushi with Thai peanut sauce. And seafood that would melt in your mouth. And since I have a real sweet tooth I really enjoyed the Creme Brule for dessert.

The service was also great. As we were leaving the host told us that we had the best table in the place, and if we came back to ask for table 25.

My other son will be going to boot camp next year, and we will surely go to the Marine Room again.

The dinner was rather expensive, but at least in my opinion worth it.

One thing to remember if you ever go to the Marine Room is that if you all of a sudden find yourself in a residential area you may not be lost. The restaurant is a little out of the way.

PROS: Great Service and food
CONS: hard to find at first: location wise

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La Jolla's Marine Room owes its reputation as much to chef Bernard Guillas as to the wall-to-wall beachfront view. Guillas continues to be a central player in the evolution of San Diego cuisine, both in championing farm-fresh, locally…

 

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