1250 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA | Directions 9203732.849211 -117.271721
Monday To Sunday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 PM Monday To Sunday From 04:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Northern San Diego, Northern, Village
Excellent Seafood – I had a lovely meal at George's California Modern last Friday. Haven't been there since they remodeled and I was pleasantly surprsed how modern, young & non-stuffy it felt. I had been there prior and the food was excellent, but the atmosphere felt too stuffy. NO MORE! The great bar in the bottom level was very cool. Creative & unique cocktails! Our dinner was beautifully prepared (we had the swordfish, albacore & seafood stew) and tasted excellent. The service was top notch too! Highly recommended for locals & a great place to take your out of town guest. Especially for lunch at the top level of Georges which has such an amazing view.
I was disapointed. Good, but it does not live up the hype. – Ok, I understand that George's is an impressive restaurant. Creative, innovative, amazing, whatever. It's nice but not one of the best. As a foodie ,we enjoyed 5 great nights of dining in the SD area but I would rate George's at the bottom of the list of what we had. The food was fresh, beautifully presented with impeccable service all in a beautiful setting. But, it just didn't do it for me, it tasted, well, ok. Our group ordered the tasting menu because our waiter did a great job selling it. Skip it. It's items off the menu, instead pick what you want and move on. It's also very expensive, over $600 plus tip for 4 people.
Definitely the best restaurant in La Jolla – George's is awesome - The food is amazing (but not over-priced), the specialty mixed drinks at each of the bars are outstanding (they have an on-site mixologist that creates interesting, seasonal drinks with fresh fruits), the atmosphere is fun and inviting, and the view is spectacular (especially at sunset). Great date (or anytime) place!
Incredibly disappointing! – I went to George's California Modern for a special occasion with family expecting to have a terrific dining experience. I was really looking forward to showing my family what I believed to be one of the top restaurants in San Diego. We started off with mixed drinks that were good and fairly creative but nothing earth-shaking. From there the meal got progressively worse--out of three salads, one was good, one mediocre, and one down-right bad. They were even less successful with the entrees. Of the four entrees (one pork, two fish, and one vegetarian), three were salted to the point of inedibility. I certainly consider myself a salt lover and often add salt to my food but these dishes were so salty that they actually burned one's mouth and literally could not be eaten. Even beyond the extreme saltiness there dishes as a whole were simply unimpressive. The descriptions sounded creative, fresh, and interesting but nearly every entree disappointed. What was described as a delicous sole dish ended up being a poorly cooked, pan fried piece of sole, atop some greens and potatoes that tasted like licking a salt block, and covered in a pathetic hollandaise sauce. Not only did the dish lack any hint of creativity but it was executed terribly at that. It was all really quite bad and uncreative. Overall...a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT!
Soup at George's Upstairs: My favorite San Diego Eats – It is an understatement to say that I love George's Upstairs, and it is for one reason only: Their turkey, broccoli, black bean soup. It is literally the best thing I have ever consumed in my life, and on more than one ocassion I have skipped the entree entirely and just gotten more soup. I think I'va had the pork chop and something else before as a main, but I can't even remember them because my soup is clouding my memory. If you're visiting La Jolla, the views are absolutely incredible, and what better way to enjoy them than with a hot bowl of the world's best soup?
Editorial Review – Classy La Jolla institution gets a modern facelift, but maintains top-notch ocean views, award-winning menu and wine list.
During the summer you can't beat the Ocean Terrace for a lovely lunch or sunset dinner. The food is wonderful and a great value for what they serve. The specialty drinks are pretty good and the wine pours are generous. The view can't be beat and with great food George's Ocean Terrace isn't missing anything that makes a great dining experience.
A quick lunch bite... – I've only been here once for lunch up on the patio area and it was superb. It definitely left a lasting impression on me. I wish to try the place out for dinner but the restaurant is a bit far from where I live. We only went there in passing to San Diego.
The service was great and the food we ordered was good. The view from the patio was beautiful on a sunny bright day. Great for pictures!!!
Amazing food and service – The food is amazing, and the service is impeccable. They pay attention to every detail. It truly is worth the price! Ask for a table near the window for a gorgeous ocean view.
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