Recently, I had the opportunity to visit George’s at the Cove in San Diego. They have three different menus and areas to drink and dine in. We enjoyed dinner at the Modern Restaurant, which had a lovely view of La Jolla Cove and the Pacific Ocean. They also have a rooftop bar, which we didn’t have time for, but I’d like to go back again and try it out.
If you are looking for a place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, I recommend you consider George’s. While their price point is high, the food, service and ambience are excellent.
Let’s get into the details! First of all, drinks. Their craft cocktail list was impressive, but they lacked a large wine by the glass list. There were plenty of bottles of wine, (expensive, and over priced) for those who are inclined to that sort of thing. If you bring your own bottle it will set you back $25.
For a starter I chose the snapper crudo, which was delicious and light. This was the only food item I ordered that I thought was a bit over priced for what it really was. A piece of raw fish with some fresh veggies.
As an entree, I ordered the duck, which was cooked two ways, served with asparagus, leafy spring greens, marinated cherries, and grilled onions. This was ridiculously tasty. The roasted duck melted in my mouth and paired very nicely with the red wine recommended by our waiter. Then there was the duck carnitas, which was prepared with a caramelized sauce, and I couldn’t get enough of it. The fresh vegetables were cooked to perfection, and the presentation was very pleasing.
For dessert, I ordered the chocolate tart with cinnamon ice cream. The tart was more of a chocolate lava cake than a tart, but it still tasted wonderful! And the ice cream was delicious paired with the hot chocolate lava cake.
Overall, George’s atmosphere, service and food were excellent, but very pricey.
Like I said before, it’s a nice place to celebrate something special, but isn’t a good casual date night place. There’s TONS of other places in San Diego to go to for that.
Until next time, keep savoring life’s joyous moments!