Dining Out: After 5pm, In La Jolla
Some of my Favorite La Jolla Village & Shores Restaurants to enjoy views, atmosphere drinks & dinner are:
Duke's: The newest edition to Prospect Street, the main drag in La Jolla Village, is Dukes La Jolla, a very trendy Hawaiian Fusion, muti-level restaurant with ocean views. I received advanced notice they were coming because I helped on of the managers find a rental property, as they were moving to La Jolla from Hawaii. Very trendy, upbeat atmosphere, great service on the slower side and the food was amazing…lots of fresh fish dishes to choose from. It's loud inside, which makes conversation challenging at times, but the energy is palpable.
Here are my bride & I at Dukes with some of my favorite clients & now friends in La Jolla.
Eddie V’s: is amazing too, great food, two levels to dine on including an outdoor deck with ocean and La Jolla Caves views from their bar/deck. Live Jazz on some nights and upscale service and food. They have a great variety of upscale menu items and so many great ocean view seats to enjoy what La Jolla is all about!
Manhattan: The classic Italian dining experience, especially if you like to dress up, with amazing service reminisent of a forgotten time is Manhattan inside the Empress Hotel La Jolla. Enjoy fine dining while transporting back to the 1940’s for a great Italian meal to the live piano and vocal sounds of Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Andrea Boccelli & Paverati; performed by some our great local musicians.
Celebrating my bride Ailina's birthday at Manhattan!
Roppongi: is a really nice Japanese restaurant with a fun atmosphere. It’s up their with Roy’s Hawaiian/Japanese Fusion. I’m a sushi snob since it’s one of my specialties when I make dinner at home. I’ve had some amazing sushi in SF and around San Diego and I find that larger sushi restaurants just can’t compete with the family owned sushi restaurants. None the less, we have lunch here once in a while in the sidewalk seating area (right on Prospect Street, La Jolla's main drag in the village) and dinner occasionally inside the very cool-Japanese motif dining room.
MARINE ROOM: Now we travel to La Jolla Shores to include one of the most old school, fancy dining experiences (like Manhattan, but now we’re in France, not Italy). The Marine Room, which is on the water-literally! The entire western wall is in the surf and serves as a sea wall, which means waves are splashing beneath and occasionally on, the windows at high tide. Marine Room is a unique and quite romantic dining experience, where we celebrate anniversaries and the occasional big close of escrow. This (for my budget) is a 1-2 special occasion time of year place for dinner, but more we go often for happy hour food & drinks; the bar area enjoys amazing views too. I hear they have a great Sunday Brunch, but I have not attended yet.
Celebrating one of many wedding anniversaries here at Marine room with my bride Ailina.