photo credit: Deanna Sandoval

The Marine Room review image

The Marine Room


2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla
View WebsiteEarn 3X Points


OpenTable logo

The oceanfront Marine Room has been a fine dining French restaurant since 1941, but in 2021, a new chef took over and really made this place a destination for sustainable seafood. The updated menu consists of finely executed surf and turf with unexpected elements that probably require some tweezer action, like hamachi crudo in coconut aguachile and wagyu with onion ash and sweet drop peppers. A year later, they added a cozy lounge with an exclusive menu of dry-aged bluefin carpaccio and lamb lollipops.

That lounge is great for a meal of light bites if you want something more casual than a full, multi-course white tablecloth dinner. But for longtime lovers and pals, the dining room is the place to go for an unparalleled sunset dinner—especially during King Tide season when the waves actually wash up against the restaurant’s windows.

Sign up for our newsletter.

Be the first to get expert restaurant recommendations for every situation right in your inbox.

By signing up, I agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Featured in

Suggested Reading

The Best Restaurants In San Diego guide image

Our go-to fish taco spot, a restaurant tucked into a wine shop, frosty adult slushies, and more.

Fort Oak review image

Fort Oak in Mission Hills is where to go for expertly charred seafood dishes cooked over a Santa Maria-style wood-fired grill.

Long Story Short review image

Long Story Short is a great restaurant inside a wine shop that highlights local San Diego produce.

Artifact review image

Artifact, in the Mingei International Museum, is a museum restaurant you'll actually want to go out of your way for.

Infatuation Logo
2023 © The Infatuation Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store