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Mar 23, 2006 02:37 AM

La Jolla- Georges at the Cove

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This board has said some very good things about Georges at the Cove. Can someone explain about their various rooms/sections (do they really have 3 levels?!?). The fine-dining room seems most appealing right now. How is their menu structured. Any fav. dishes? Thanks very much.


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  1. The website includes menus for each room.


    1. I recommend asking for the "oceanview room" when you make reservations at the downstairs (formal) section of their restaurant. Their smoked chicken soup is a signature dish. Their menu varies by season. Had a lovely lobster dish one time. Another time - a remarkable lamb dish with vegetables layered up like a napolean.

      Their tasting menu (w/ or w/o wines) is really fun. You can try a little of everything.

      Had a dessert with chocolate and hot chiles - it was a knockout. enjoy.

      1. George's has 3 levels to their place. Rooftop terrace with a casual menu and view of water, midlevel bar with some view of water and downstairs indoor formal dining with view of water from some tables. The best food is the formal dining menu. I distinctly remember eating the rooftop menu (it was my first time at George's) and wondering what the fuss was about the food. Then I ate downstairs and "got it."

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        1. re: daantaat

          We have eaten on the outdoor terrace, and found the food very good for casual, pretty dining. In particular I remember an EXCELLENT piece of halibut very well prepared. The signature soup was very tasty, and I was sceptical, "black bean , brocoli and smoked chicken" sounded, on the menu, like a sad leftover idea from the 80's. but my SO ordered it and I wound up enjoying more than a couple tastes and would order it again....
          but , of course if you are in the mood for a more elegant meal, the inside menu is a bit more interesting...

          1. re: ciaolette

            I quite like the terrace - it is affordable, the view can't be beat, and the food is very good, albeit not as good as the lower dining rooms. I had a lamb and penne pasta there that knocked my socks off.

            1. re: JS

              i also thought the food, service and view amazing on the 'terrace.' the seared ahi with delicate buckwheat noodles was delicious.

              1. re: sam

                I have been looking at Georges menu, but ending up at the AZUL. Both at the bar and in the dining room. It is my favorite restaurant in SD.

                But I have wondered if a stop at Georges was in order.

                1. re: Mike

                  You really should try Georges. We love the Outdoor Ocean Terrace because the view is spectacular. The price is not too bad considering the location. I would definitely make reservations though and get a table next to the edge. They reserve half of their seats and save half for walkins. Time your dinner so that you are there when the sun is definitely a must see if you are visiting San Diego.



        2. always enjoy Georges when we are in La Jolla. It can be a bit touristy but, the views are outstanding.

          1. A November 19, 2006, article in the San Diego Union-Tribune said that George's was in the process of a major renovation and that "demolition of the lower-floor restaurant has begun." Anyone have any info on whether or not the whole place is closed during this period, or just the downstairs fine-dining? A quick look at the George's website gave no clue that anything out of the ordinary was going on.
            . . . jim strain in san diego.

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            1. re: Jim Strain

              The fine dining part of the restaurant will be closed for the month of January and most likely (knowing construction) the month of February.