MICHELIN Guide 2019

A.R. Valentien

  • 11480 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla
  • 50 - 74.99 USD
  • Contemporary
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Every element of this setting seems to exude a California-casual meets country-club vibe. Inside, choose from one of the Craftsman post-and-beam dining rooms, warm with amber lanterns and stained-glass light fixtures; or simply head outside to dine on the patio overlooking the pool and 18th hole of Torrey Pines Golf Course. The city's unending growing season means that there is a boundless harvest of local ingredients to inspire this kitchen. Begin with Dungeness crab flan surrounded by watercress, Belgian endive and roasted grapes, drizzled with tangy balsamic dressing. Then, indulge in elevated comfort foods like chicken under a brick, set over Tuscan kale and cannellini beans in tomato sauce. The brûléed lemon sabayon tart is above par and pure joy.


The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal


Very comfortable


50 - 74.99 USD

  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • ˆ Brunch
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • r Outdoor dining
  • Ä New establishment in the guide

A.R. Valentien

+1 858-777-6635
Opening hours
Lunch & dinner daily

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