It's taken La Jolla a long time to get a truly stylish, hip nightspot; most places that try don't last long. But this stylish restaurant/lounge on the 11th floor of the Hotel La Jolla, overlooking La Jolla Shores, has created a lasting buzz. It helps that the older hotel underwent a complete makeover when Kimpton hotels took charge, turning the nondescript 70s style building into a super-chic haunt for trendy travelers from LA and beyond. As befits the scene, there are lots of shared plates including crab stuffed squash blossoms and a tapa-inspired flatbread with garlic roasted shrimp and, chorizo and manchego cheese. Several tables are set with all chairs facing the sea view. There's always something extra happening, including occasional Jazz Supper Club nights, lobster and crab specials, sunset menus, wine nights and more.
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7955 La Jolla Shores Dr, La Jolla
Our Rating Neighborhood La Jolla Hours Mon-Fri 7-10:30am and 5-10pm (open till 11pm on Fri) Sat-Sun 8am-2pm and 5-11pm (10pm on Sun) Phone 858/551-3620 Prices Main courses $16-30 Cuisine Type American Web site Cusp Restaurant