The Marine Room

Since opening in 1941, The Marine Room in La Jolla, has become renowned for its beachfront location, spectacular sunsets and high tide surf that creates incredible activity right outside your window. In fact, when the tides are right the restaurant offers special High Tide Dinners. All tables are positioned to take advantage of the remarkable sights.

Executive Chef Mike Minor comes from Las Vegas where he gained a reputation for innovation and creativity. He has worked with the likes of Wolfgang Puck, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger.

The menu is billed as “Coastal Flavors of La Jolla” and it does not disappoint. Some menu highlights; George’s Bank Diver Scallops, pecan crust, citrus celery root, sea beans;  Ahi Tartare Cones, serrano soy, kaluga caviar, chive; Local Foraged Farm Mushrooms, black garlic, madeira, truffle; Baja California Swordfish, potato puree, spring onion, shrimp, aji amarillo; Red Walnut Venison, butternut squash, brussels sprouts, balsamic, bread pudding; Spendrift Cappuccino Cobblestone Pie, hazelnuts, chocolate nuggets, maker’s mark bourbon sauce; Organic Lavender Lemon Cake, strawberries, wildflower gelato, mint crystals.

Nice cocktail list and a very good “wines by the glass” list.

ROMANTIC QUOTIENT: Whether the waves are pounding the windows or there is a glorious sunset, this restaurant is warm and intimate.

The Marine Room lures a well-heeled crowd to its sleek environs. Set within a luxury beach resort in the exclusive La Jolla enclave, it feels every bit the posh club. It’s also a romantic spot to celebrate a special date, thanks to those dramatic sea views at sundown—when a spectrum of colors light up the sky. Land a table at high tide, when the waves come crashing against their westward-facing windows, for a truly enchanting experience.

AAA Four Diamond Award
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
Most Romantic, Best Special Occasion, Best Chef, Best View and Best Service (La Jolla) – San Diego Magazine