La Jolla Recommendations
My boyfriend and I are going to visit La Jolla from the Bay Area next month. We will be there a short amount of time. Looking for restaurant recommendations for places with a view, good food and not outrageously expensive. Open to various types of cuisine, mostly seeking relaxing, vacation worthy experience with solid food and good service. I realize that most places in La Jolla are fairly expensive.
Nine-Ten and Manhattan are worth a stop by.
And of course La Valencia, is essential for the La Jolla experience.
I really like Whisknladle. They are doing great farm to table smallish plates. They also now have a selection of $3 tapas. We recently tried the homemade salami, shrimp, patatas bravas and lamb meatballs with couscous. It was a great selection and that and a salad made quite a meal. I really enjoy sitting in the bar area.
Coffee Cup Cafe for breakfast, brunch and casual lunch
Roppongi's for their happy hour (all apps/tapas 50% off from 4-6 pm every day. 3-4 of them make a meal)
2nd George's, esp for the formal dining downstairs.
Nine-Ten is also very good.
The Cottage is decent for breakfast.
Piatti's for lunch or dinner.
skip Brockton Villa--food is meh, even though there's a view.
Tapenade has excellent food and service, but they are located slightly inland from the water a few blocks.