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Gourmet Dining in La Jolla

Enjoy a classic Italian dinner at our onsite restaurant, Manhattan of La Jolla that offers a wide-ranging menu of pastas, steaks, and seafood in a romantic setting. Savor a delicious Caesar salad made tableside, homemade eggplant parmigiana, or just relax with a glass of fine wine. Don't feel like eating out? Guests staying at The Empress Hotel can order room service directly from Manhattan of La Jolla. Room service is available nightly for dinner and three days-a-week for lunch. On weekends, a piano player adds to the atmosphere, and during the afternoons from 4 to 6 pm, guests can enjoy happy hour in the bar on weeknights.

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Charming Downtown La Jolla Restaurants

When you're in the mood for a culinary adventure, stroll through the beautiful village of La Jolla to get a taste of the large variety of dining options. The Cottage serves classic brunch and breakfast meals like eggs benedict, and Cody's offers similar fare but with an ocean view. Prepkitchen offers seasonal cuisine in a fun, airy atmosphere and Whisknladle is known for their American comfort food.


Italian-2182 Avenida De La Playa
La Jolla
Tel: 858-454-1589| Visit Site

The Cottage

American-7702 Fay Avenue
La Jolla
Tel: 858-454-8409 | Visit Site

Marine Room

French, Seafood- 2000 Spindrift Drive
La Jolla
Tel: 866-644-2351 | Visit Site

El Pescador Fish Market

Seafood- 634 Pearl Street
La Jolla
Tel: 858-456-2526 | Visit Site

Eddie V's Prime Seafood

Seafood, Steakhouse- 1270 Prospect St
La Jolla
Tel: 858-459-5500 | Visit Site


American- 8030 Girard Ave
La Jolla
Tel: 858-459-0040 | Visit Site


American- 910 Prospect Street
La Jolla
Tel: 858-964-5400 | Visit Site

Brockton Villa

Breakfast & Brunch- 1235 Coast Blvd
La Jolla
Tel: 858-454-7393 | Visit Site

George's at the Cove

Seafood-1250 Prospect St,
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel: 858-454-4244 | Visit Site

The Taco Stand

Mexican- 621 Pearl Street
La Jolla
Tel: 858-551-6666 | Visit Site

Manhattan of La Jolla

Italian- 7766 Fay Ave
La Jolla
Tel: 858-459-0700 | Visit Site


California Cuisine- 1044 Wall St
La Jolla
Tel: 858-551-7575 | Visit Site

Bubba's Smokehouse BBQ

BBQ- 888 Prospect St
La Jolla
Tel: 858-551-4227 | Visit Site

Puesto Mexican St Food

Mexican-1026 Wall St.
La Jolla
Tel: 858-454-1260 | Visit Site


Mediterranean-7955 La Jolla Shores Dr.
La Jolla
Tel: 858-551-3620 | Visit Site

Bernini's Bistro

Italian-7550 FayAvenue
La Jolla
Tel: 858-454-5013 | Visit Site

Prepkitchen La Jolla

American-7556 FayAvenue,
La Jolla, CA 92037
Tel: 858-875-7737 | Visit Site

Rooms & Suites

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Ocean View Room


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  • certificate of excellence award from Tripadvisor
  • Great experience

    "Great location. Walking distance to the cove and village. Having a valet which was really convenient. Very clean hotel. Great friendly staff. Shames was very very Nice and helpful. My experience was great."
    -Sadi M

  • Empress Saved our Anniversary Trip, Thank you!!

    "My husband and I visited La Jolla for our 20th anniversary. Our Air BnB reservation fell through in a very bad way, and we had to find a hotel for the next six nights, STAT. While my husband was dealing with Air BnB, I set out to search for something in the same area so we could..."

  • The Room Even Had A Piano

    "Came to La Jolla for a quick weekend trip from Los Angeles. Read all the good reviews and decided to give The Empress a try. Glad I did. The hotel is on the corner of Fay and Silverado in the heart of La Jolla Village, within easy walking distance of all the Village stores and restaurants and La Jolla Cove."

  • Amazing European Experience in La Jolla

    "From the moment I booked this hotel the staff, mainly Shamiss, was professional, courteous and exceeded my expectations! The Hotel is perfectly located in the heart of the city, making the best restaurants, coffee shops and stores in easy walking distance..."

  • Lovely historic hotel close to everything in La Jolla.

    "This is a gorgeous renovated hotel right in the middle of La Jolla. Parking is not available but they do have curbside valet and there is a parking garage over the road. We were lucky to be there on a Sunday so we were able to park free on the road until the morning. They have the yummiest cookies at check-in"-Vivienne N