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May 7, 2012 09:32 AM

View lunch in La Jolla?

Have a brief time with my mother in SD and need something to do that she'll enjoy, so am looking for a place in LJ that has a good lunch with a view. I know of Georg's at the Cove -- looking for something a little less touristy.

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  1. Eddie V's..if they are not open for lunch, it's the stupidest move I know of any first.
    Crab Catcher
    La Valencia hotel
    The Shores

    'Something a little less touristy'....its La Jolla.

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    1. re: Beach Chick

      "Touristy" was the wrong word. What I meant to say was a little more intimate.

      1. re: SeattleSam

        It's all good..
        Being a long time former La Jollan, we all wish we could put the genie back in the bottle.

    2. The pack patio of the Mediterranean Room at La Valencia is lovely, and quiet.

      Depending when your mother will be visiting, Eddie V's will open early for the first time to serve brunch on Mother's Day. They plan to begin weekend lunch service on May 19th, but the date is not set in stone.

      Agree with BC, silliest move by a restaurant ever to not serve lunch with the $$$ they put into that space (including terrific outdoor spaces). We were talking to the former owners of the former Trattoria Acqua who agrees, he thinks the view far surpasses George's.

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      1. re: foodiechick

        Eddie V's will be opening for lunch sometime after mother's day from inside information. They are still working on the menu

        1. re: foodiechick

          La V Med room would be a great place for a lovely quiet, they have valet.

        2. for a more casual view, you could try lunch at the gliderport at torrey pines. it's outdoor dining at picnic tables.

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          1. re: rizzo0904

            What a spectacular idea. How's the food at the restaurant? Google says it's called Cliff Hanger Cafe)? The website looks pretty sad, but the views must be wonderful.


            Mr Taster

            1. re: Mr Taster

              The food is not good but the view is really good.

              1. re: honkman

                Honkman's standards are probably higher than most, but I've been told by a few people that work in the area that their sandwiches are pretty good (at least for that genre of food). I have yet to try them myself.