Dining with Dolphins: George’s at the Cove

A lot of restaurants in San Diego promise ocean views, but how many deliver jumping dolphins viewable from your chair?  George’s at the Cove in La Jolla can provide just that, aside from top-of-the-line dining experiences in food. Set out practically on top of the ocean with huge glass viewing walls to the water, this is an unforgettable venue.

George’s offers three types of dining: California Modern, George’s Bar, and Ocean Terrace. California Modern is the indoor, trendy-in-an-understated-way dining room that brings you amazing dishes that are carefully thought out and always in season. The dinner menu combines a mix of fantastic lighter samplings and soups with amazing seafood and meat selections. The lamb chops couldn’t be cooked closer to perfection and the seabass is impeccable in both taste and presentation.

Ocean Terrace is the lighter, more laid-back side of the George’s, but with the same top-notch quality of both ingredients and service. A great lunch menu is presented at the Ocean Terrace, with selections as varied as their baja items including fresh grilled tacos and Mexican style shrimp cocktail, along with more traditional lunch items such as sandwiches and salads.  Set on the rooftop terrace, you enjoy sweeping ocean views while enjoying your food.

George’s Bar is the relaxed indoor setting that rounds out the three options of the restaurant. They boast a bistro menu and casual vibe that allows you to feel comfortable in your jeans while meeting your friends for dinner, while the high heels and button-down shirts head to California Modern. Their dinner menu is much simpler and smaller than California Modern’s, but the items they do offer are delicious.  The Asian skirt steak and the Niman Pork Ranch Milanese in particular are exemplary choices for taste and variety.

All in all, George’s at the Cove has something for everyone, and everyone is going to enjoy this outing.  You could even make it a three-in-one day with Ocean Terrace for lunch, George’s Bar for appetizers, and California Modern for dinner.  You’d have to be rolled home from stuffing yourself with such goodness, but it’d be well worth the roll!