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    About the Marine Room

    For more than 75 years, celebrities, world figures, residents, and visitors have made it a tradition to come to The Marine Room to enjoy its spectacular seaside panorama and inspired cuisine, from fresh seafood to unique and inventive seasonal dishes. The combination has made it one of San Diego’s best restaurants and one of the region’s most iconic dining destinations. 

    Since its opening in 1941, The Marine Room has become famous for the pounding surf that creates dramatic displays outside the restaurant windows. And today, award-winning Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and his team of tastemakers have introduced a culinary renaissance in La Jolla, with inspired dishes like Skuna Bay Salmon, Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna, Angus Beef Filet Mignon, and Cervena Elk Loin. The imaginative cuisine is more than matched by the up-close view of the surf. All tables, both window-side and elevated booths, offer reach-out-and-almost-touch views of the incoming water. And patrons seated window-side during an unusually high tide can savor the food as plumes of surf cascade off windows only a few inches away. 
     
     

    RECENT AWARDS

    • 2018 Best French Restaurant in San Diego: California Restaurant Association, San Diego Chapter
    • Reader’s Choice Best Fine Dining: Gay San Diego News (2018, 2017)
    • USA Today Top 10 Online: 10 Restaurants in La Jolla You Must Try (2018)
    • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame 2018
    • Critic’s Pick for Best Water View: San Diego Magazine (2018, 2017)
    • Readers Pick for Best Water View (runner up): San Diego Magazine (June 2018)
    • Gold Medal for Best Atmosphere: La Jolla Village News (2018, 2017)
    • Gold Medal for Best Lobster: La Jolla Village News (June 2018)
    • Gold Medal for Best Ocean View: La Jolla Village News (2018, 2017)
    • Silver Medal for Best Overall Service: La Jolla Village News (June 2018)
    • Silver Medal for Best Chef: La Jolla Village News (June 2018)
    • San Diego Eater.com: 38 Essential San Diego Restaurants (Spring 2018)
    • Trip Expert: Experts’ Choice Award 2018
    • Four Diamond Rating: AAA (2014-2018)
    • OpenTable Diners' Choice Award (2015-2018)
    • Top 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America: OpenTable (2011-2017)
    • 2017 DiRōNA Achievement of Distinction Award
    • Best Restaurants in La Jolla:  Ocean view, Romantic, Brunch: LaJolla.Com (2017)
    • #1 Romantic Restaurant - Best of 2017: San Diego A-List (August 2017)
    • #18 French Restaurant - Best of 2017: San Diego A-List (August 2017)
    • Most Romantic Restaurant, UT San Diego "Best Of" (2017, 2014)
    • Best Executive Chef (Bernard Guillas): Ranch & Coast Best of (2017, 2014)
    • Gold Medal for Most Romantic: La Jolla Village News (June 2017)
    • Bronze Medal for Best Seafood: La Jolla Village News (June 2017)
    • San Diego Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year: Luxury Travel Guide (2017)
    • Silver Winner Best Romantic Dining: San Diego Downtown News (April 2017)
    • Best View: Ranch & Coast Magazine (February 2017)
    • Best Special Occasion: Ranch & Coast Magazine (February 2017)
    • Médaille de Mérite Orange ribbon with medal: Bernard Guillas (December 2016)
    • #3 Best Seafood: Best of La Jolla 2016, La Jolla Light (September 2016)
    • Gold Medal for Most Romantic: La Jolla Village News (June 2016)
    • Gold Medal for Best Ocean View: La Jolla Village News (June 2016)
    • Silver Medal for Best Chef: La Jolla Village News (June 2016)
    • Silver Medal for Best Seafood: La Jolla Village News (June 2016)
    • 2016 Ranch and Coast Readers’ Choice Best Special Occasion (February 2016)
    • 2015 OpenTable Diners' Choice Award (September 2015)
    • 2015 Best French Restaurant in San Diego: California Restaurant Association, San Diego Chapter
    • Best of the Best, Fancy: San Diego Magazine, Readers’ Pick (June 2015)
    • Best Special Occasion: San Diego Magazine, Readers’ Pick (June 2015)
    • Best Asian Fusion: San Diego Magazine, Critic’s Pick (June 2015)
    • Gold Medal for Best Ocean View: La Jolla Village News (June 2015)
    • Gold Medal for Most Romantic: La Jolla Village News (June 2015)
    • Silver Medal for Best Seafood: La Jolla Village News (June 2015)
    • Top 50 Restaurants in San Diego, Marine Room named #14: ZAGAT (April 2015)
    • AAA Four Diamond Award (2014, 2013)
    • Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence 2014
    • Best Romantic Restaurant, CityBeat (October 2014)
    • Top 100 Best Scenic View Restaurants in America, OpenTable (August 2014)
    • Best View Reader' Pick, San Diego Magazine - (2014)
    • Best Special Occasion, San Diego Magazine - (2014)
    • Gold Medal for Best Ocean View, La Jolla Village News (2014)
    • Gold Medal for Most Romantic Restaurant, La Jolla Village News (2014)