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Great Maple La Jolla - UTC

4.5
4.5
1218 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are Great Maple, a Modern American Eatery. We pride ourselves on our “made-from-scratch” recipes, where seasonal ingredients, unique presentation and cooking with intent transform long-loved classics into newly-loved favorites.

We view the great maple tree as our emblematic commitment to quality, responsible products, creativity and the culinary will to make things great! Come enjoy our heartfelt enthusiasm and laid-back dining experience, where good times create good will.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:30 pm Blunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 886-7403

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    events.utc@thegreatmaple.com: (858) 886-7403

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    Genesee Ave.

  • Parking details

    Parking structure outside of Nordstrom; utilize entrance off of Genesee Ave.

  • Public transit

    MTS Trolley and Bus at our Front Door.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,218 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for Brunch

  • San Diego

    Great for Brunch

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  1. J

    Jenny

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food is nice to look at. Go here if you want pics for IG. Don’t go here if you want food that tastes as good as it looks. The environment is beautiful. I was so disappointed with the food and drink. Cold drinks weren’t cold. Hot drinks served in water glasses so it was impossible to handle until you let the drink cool off. So many execution errors from front of house, service and the kitchen. One and done.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    We have dined at Great Maple a handful of times. We took our out of town relatives there today and the service was terrible. Was never offered water if any of our refills.
  3. AK

    ArielleK

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    One of my go to’s! I love how beautiful this restaurant is. It’s really the best atmosphere, the food is wonderful and the staff work very hard.
  4. TM

    TizianaM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space, liked the ambiance. First impression of the menu: shock no. 1: price! Very pricey. 2nd look: kinds limited breakfast menu, in our opinion but we always find something that we like. 2nd impression: massive portions!!! We had to take half of the order home. So, the price is not bad, since you can have 2meals out of it. Food was very delicious!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Made reservation specifically for outdoor dining and was seated indoors. When I asked the hostess she made me feel like I was being a pain rather than helping to address the issue.
  6. RJ

    RJDyer

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food5service3ambience2
    First observation: Hosts, servers, and kitchen staff had masks on their faces but very few worn correctly. Second: We had a reservation. Arrived 3 min early. People came after us and were either later or early, but seated before us. All of us had the same number of people. Hosts were aloof and dismissive. There were four black people seated at the restaurant. Yet, three of the black people were all seated in the same area. Food was great. Server was adequate. Table and area were clean. Recommendation: Perception matters. I’ll stick with the Hillcrest location moving forward.
  7. PM

    PaulM

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had family morning breakfast with some friends. Very good food with good prices
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    I get Father’s Day can be busy for some restaurants. However, I have to say the experience here could have been so much better with just a little effort on the part of the restaurant. We arrived right on time for a 1:45 reservation. As expected there were a lot of people outside and inside waiting to be seated. However, the person I checked in with said and I quote: they are bussing your table now and it should be ready shortly. While we stood there waiting to be seated, I saw roughly 10-15 people walk up and either check in or follow up after checking in and I overheard the hostess say the exact same thing to every person. So, 20 minutes after checking in and after watching everyone getting seated, I walked up asking for an ETA. The response? Yup! Oh, they are bussing your table I will go take care of it right now…I said thanks and turned to walk back to where my Wife and Daughter were standing…guess what? Ya, the hostess who said she was going to check in my table? Ya, she didn’t MOVE! About 10 minutes later we were seated at a high top table that was the size of a postage stamp. Then the waiter comes over now 30 minutes past our reservation and he tells us the kitchen is backed up and orders are 30-40 minutes behind. Ok, so after waiting 30 minutes to be seated now your telling my food is 40 minutes out..:if I order right this very second?! To say this was sub optimal would be an incredible understatement. Now, how hard would it be for the hostess to say before we waited 30 minutes for a table, “the kitchen is backed up, you’re probably looking at an hour, minimum before you eat”If ya do that, you allow your customers to make a decision as to if they want to wait or not. You will also thin the crowd out a bit reducing wait time for those Committed to eating there. Instead they misled everyone creating an incredibly frustrating experience. I get it, this place is very popular and my review will not make any difference to them. Had to get it off my chest
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server Taylor was wonderful and thanks to her kindness and caring approach we will be back. It was a busy day and the kitchen was having trouble and didn’t send out one of our meals and the other one of them came without the title ingredient. Busy times happen in restaurants and we know everyone does their best but Taylor was true outstanding!!
  10. F

    Foodie

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Didn’t like that there were small gnats flying into my food.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Tables are cramped (to close to each other so little to no privacy ) food is mediocre at best , cost for food and drinks surpasses the fine dining restaurants located in same UTC mall so way over priced for a breakfast place . Service is very slow and full of mistakes so server has to come back 5 times to the table which is annoying for them and us . Place is just hype and not sure even why ? So many better options specially at that price
  12. JE

    JEROME

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tried churro donuts. They were okay. The french toast is enough for two people. It was pretty good. The scrambles are meh. I have had better. All in all its was a 7/10
  13. PA

    ParshuA

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    You should try one time at least to experience. It’s good but not excellent.
  14. B

    Betty

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant is lovely. Had been to Great Maple in Hillcrest and it is super tight compared to the UTC location - very open and comfortable. Service was nice. Not a place you go to if you are hoping for a cozy and quiet area. However, the food was good. My friend ordered avo toast with egg whites and it was ok. I got the squash blossom popover with poached eggs, mushrooms, spinach and potatoes and it was quite good. One thing to note is that it's expensive. Your cobb salad goes for $24.99 - It has to be incredible if it costs this much. Price point is a bit high but was a fun experience. May come back. Oh, if you go to the UTC restaurant note that Great Maple does not validate parking.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overpriced for what you get
  16. T

    Tori

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Such good food, such a cute place, only wish the service was better .
  17. NE

    NETOGM

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    I love GM!.. specially this location. It is just unfortunate that for the last three visits I have encountered servers who don’t come by often or the food is nos properly delivered. I understand it’s a staffing issue that will hopefully improve very soon. Food is always outstanding!! Love the french toast logs and any kind pf scramble…
  18. G

    Gilhotspot

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. Great food and great service.
  19. BW

    BubWey

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Took 30 minutes for our food to arrived. The noise was crazy.
  20. PC

    PatriciaC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ellie, our server was great and attentive! She was very friendly.
  21. k

    kanako

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service is very good. But there was some bugs. It’s was awful.
  22. N

    Natali

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Really unfriendly host and waiters. The women at the bar had a great attitude and were friendly.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Chilaquiles I’ve ever had! The rest of the food and drinks were amazing too but definitely get the chilaquiles :)
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful place for Sunday brunch! We were seated as soon as I checked in. The server, Taylor, was warm and kind. She was helpful and accommodating especially with her recommendations. The food was good. The ambiance was so chill! It’s a classic.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing as always!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Wife ordered
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish I remembered our waiters name. He was the best with EVEEYTHING. Service. Attentiveness. Recommendations. What a good time
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  29. l

    lomalo

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    A friend and I went for breakfast. The restaurant was very loud and it was difficult to have a good conversation. . The food was expensive. My eggs were over cooked and the bacon that was supposed to be in my scramble was difficult to find. The cappuccino I order was $5.00 maybe more. It came in a small glass that was too hot to pick up. All in all, I was very disappointed and probably won’t be going back there.
  30. RB

    RogerB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was good but they were very busy. Think it is overpriced compared to other good choices
  31. S

    Sidewalkers

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    I read good reviews about this restaurant. The food was ok & portions. Very small. I ordered the egg scramble. The sidewalk patio seating leaves a lot to be desired. I get that they are making the best of the situation on the sidewalk . I think a barrier between sidewalk & street would be more pleasant . I won’t return . Maybe Hillcrest loca has better ambience.
  32. D

    Dwwaar

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Not great, staff seemed overwhelmed and food was okay. Poor gluten-free options
  33. DT

    DarrellT

    Palm Springs

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Server was great. Food was meh and a bit expensive for meh food.
  34. j

    jennifers

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Had reservations, arrived early. We were sat late, service was great but food came out super late, some of it was cold. Kind of disappointed with the while experience.
  35. T

    Tanpij

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for lunch with my daughter. We both enjoyed it very much. Make reservations, it’s a highly popular place
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and wonderful food
  37. KJ

    KilsisJ

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The staff was great. There were 4 of us and we did it family style, we got things to share. We started with beignets which were good with a lemon sauce. Then we ordered chilaquiles, French toast, brisket and donut with fried chicken. The drinks were also good.
  38. MT

    ManuelThinking

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Mothers Day breakfast
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great ambiance.
  40. TH

    TheHunter

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great location and the food was super tasty. Would definitely go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Great Maple La Jolla - UTC is rated 4.5 stars by 1218 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Great Maple La Jolla - UTC

8675 Genesee Ave. San Diego, CA 92122

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Genesee Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:30 pm Blunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking structure outside of Nordstrom; utilize entrance off of Genesee Ave.

  • Public transit

    MTS Trolley and Bus at our Front Door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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