AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines

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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
*A.R. Valentien will be temporarily closed until further notice. Our team at The Grill at Torrey Pines looks forward to serving you with curbside takeout.*

AR. Valentien is the signature restaurant at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, the AAA Five Diamond resort. Executive Chef Jeff Jackson is synonymous with the farm-to-table movement in San Diego and the ever-changing menu showcases fresh market-driven seafood, meats, produce, and dairy products.

The menu offerings at A.R. Valentien are determined and influenced by what ingredients are available at any given time during the various seasons. Popular dishes include lemon ricotta pancakes for breakfast, chicken “under a brick" with braised cavolo nero and shaved garlic for lunch, as well as the chicken liver pâté available for lunch or dinner. Guests have the option to dine in A.R. Valentien's elegant California Craftsman dining room or sit on the outdoor terrace which boasts stunning views of the Torrey Pines Golf Course.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 23, 2020

Ends: March 24, 2119

Availability: Wed-Fri 5:30PM-8:30PM

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MP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely wonderful! I went there for my one-year anniversary. They made a point of marking the occasion in a very special way. The manager, Dan, was incredible!

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Lodge's signature restaurant A.R. Valentien. It brings us great joy knowing that our staff provided you with such a warm welcome to help celebrate this special occasion! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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L
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the swordfish and short ribs. The swordfish was the best I’ve ever had. My companion said his ribs were excellent. We especially liked the crusty bread served with the meal. Service was attentive and prompt. Lovely restaurant; we chose to eat indoors this time but outdoor dining is available with heating to ward off any chill. Both options overlook the sea if you choose. Perfect for a special occasion.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for your thoughtful review of A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the regional cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Jeff Jackson! Thank you again, and we are looking forward to you joining us again soon.

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was good. Food was fair. Nice environment

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are dedicated to providing a five-star experience for each and every guest. We would like the opportunity to connect with you to learn more about how we can further elevate the overall guest experience. Should your time allow, please send us a private message with more details. Thank you, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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M
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place

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DW
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

San Diego's best breakfast is here! The apple-bran-spinach muffin top is brilliant, the lemon ricotta pancakes ethereal, everything about this place from the food to the setting is outstanding.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! The lemon ricotta pancakes are a guest favorite! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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RW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with professional yet friendly service on a relatively quiet elevated deck. The view was of the pool which might have been better but we were satisfied we were getting our money's worth.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on March 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your most recent visit to The Lodge’s signature restaurant A.R. Valentien. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the regional cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Jeff Jackson! Thank you again, and we are looking forward to you joining us again soon.

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d
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall choice of food is unique to many similar restaurants which feature fine dining. Service was excellent.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on March 2, 2020

It was our pleasure to have you here with us at The Lodge's signature restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the regional cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Jeff Jackson. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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KS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect!

RE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting - service was superb and food was great!!!

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful visit of superb service, stunning views, and delicious cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Jeff Jackson. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back again soon.

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c
San Diego
56 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience.

s
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot for a upscale lunch. Sit outside overlooking the pool. Food is outstanding. We love the 3 course local lunch.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on February 25, 2020

It was our pleasure to have you here with us at The Lodge’s signature restaurant A.R. Valentien. We are delighted to hear that you love our local lunch tasting menu. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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DE
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful venue, with wonderful service. Great for a special celebration.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your dining experience at The Lodge’s signature restaurant A.R. Valentien. It is our pleasure to have you here with us and allowing Executive Chef Jackson to prepare memorable meals for your special occasion. Thank you again, and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

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CW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant refused to honor our reservation.

I booked a reservation through a link on the restaurant's website, which took me to OpenTable. At the restaurant the receptionist told me there was no record of our reservation. When I showed her the email confirming the reservation, she said that they sometimes had problems with reservations made through OpenTable. She said that since we didn't have a reservation, there was no table available.

She offered us an outside table, which we found unacceptable.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on February 21, 2020

We are sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies. Our restaurant was experiencing connection issues during at the time of your visit. While we are happy to hear that our team was able to offer you a table on our heated terrace, we are disappointed to hear that you chose to dine elsewhere. We hope that you will afford us another chance to earn back your trust back in the near future.

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JW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

CM
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, view, and service.
Can’t say enough.
Bartender not the friendliest.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We appreciate your kind words and love hearing how impressed you were with the stunning views and dining room service. We appreciate your feedback and have shared it with management in our efforts to always be providing the highest quality service to each and every guest. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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BV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant could be intimidating at night, but it was just right for lunch. It's located within the hotel, overlooking the pool, golf course and, ultimately, the Pacific Ocean. Dress for the day was golf casual, but at night I imagine more formality is required. The food was great, with an eye towards Middle Eastern preparations and spices. My wife enjoyed the sea bass and I ate every bit of my swordfish. The prices were on the higher side of reasonable, but worth it because of the ambiance and extraordinarily attentive service. We enjoyed a glass of champagne along with a split of sauvignon blanc. Then I saw Far Niente's dolce desert wine and had to enjoy it once again. So while the food was not super expensive, adding in the alcohol really boosted the bill, making it a splurge lunch rather than a very nice lunch. Still: worth it. Would go back anytime!

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on February 19, 2020

Thank you for your glowing review of The Lodge's signature restaurant A.R. Valentien. We are delighted to hear that you had a splendid day of superb service, impressive views, and delicious cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Jackson. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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MW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience wonderful the sun just setting. Food and wine delicious, always consistent each visit.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for continued visits to The Lodge's signature restaurant A.R. Valentien. It is our pleasure to have you here with us and allowing Executive Chef Jackson to prepare memorable meals. Thank you again, and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

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DA
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous and the service impeccable. We brought in our on bottle of wine and when the server was pouring we offered him a taste and in turn he brought us a very nice taste/pour of a reserve cab that was delicious. Unfortunately, I wasn't feeling well so we left earlier than intended but it was a very nice evening and a very nice experience. I definitely would recommend for anyone looking for a nice place to dine.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on February 18, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to hear that our staff provided top-notch service! We are sorry that your visit was cut short but glad to hear that you had a wonderful evening here at A.R. Valentien. Thank you again, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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JR
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Made a Sunday brunch reservation and advised we were celebrating two birthdays. Seated a half hour late despite reservation and dining area was 2/3 empty. Food was very mediocre (eg frittata overcooked and dry, potatoes and toast hard, coffee warm) The service was atrocious. The server started by asking about coffee service and never asked about cocktails - we asked after he served the coffee. He brought the bill when the birthday girl was halfway through her meal and had never asked whether anyone wanted dessert much less acknowledging the birthdays and before the gifts were opened. The one dessert dish that was ordered was very good. The quality of the meal and the service was much degraded than our previous experiences there.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you choosing to dine with us for a such a special occasion. We love impressing our guests, and we’re sorry to hear that we fell short of winning you over on your recent visit. We are aware that you requested a certain table upon arrival, therefore, the wait time was longer than expected. We appreciate your feedback and have shared it with our team in our efforts to always be providing the highest quality service to each and every guest. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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CG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

If you are staying at the lodge it is a nice place to eat but not anything special. The surroundings are beautiful but the food was average.

AR Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines
Responded on February 12, 2020

We always value guest feedback as it allows us to know what guests loved most about their visit with us, or how we can further elevate the overall guest experience. We regret to learn that we may have fallen short of meeting your expectations and apologize if that was the case. Should your time allow, please send us a private message with more details. Thank you, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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AC
1 review