La Jolla is full of delicious restaurants, some with a great view of the ocean, so it’s hard to know which ones to pick when visiting from out of town or even as a local living in the San Diego area. The Steakhouse at Azul is known for its stunning view of La Jolla Cove, so we just had to try the food.
We arrived just before sunset and the hostess seated us right along the open windows. Our attentive waiter offered recommendations for both the heavier Buena Vista Pinot Noir from Carneros and a glass of the not too sweet Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc from Napa while we watched the sun sink behind the water.
The staff here really know their wines. It didn’t surprise me to learn, after our meal, that The Steakhouse at Azul has won numerous awards in Wine Spectator for the Best Wine List. We even learned that the Buena Vista Winery is California’s oldest winery, founded in 1857. Thanks to The Steakhouse at Azul, I now have a new favorite Pinot Noir.
We started our meal off with two unique salads. The Roasted Beet and Heirloom Tomato Salad came with diced kalamata olives and a light burrata cheese. The Wilted Baby Spinach Salad was topped with smoked bacon, cherry tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, parmesan cheese and finished with a light shallot vinaigrette.
I chose the filet mignon with a creamy roquefort sauce, which came with mouth-watering mashed potatoes. The steak was cooked perfectly and our server was kind enough to add blue cheese crumbles to the top, per my request. Scott’s Colorado Rack of Lamb was flavorful and not overdone like some lamb dishes tend to be.
For dessert, we tried the Banana Cheesecake that looked like a cupcake and tasted divine.
If you are looking for a fine dining restaurant or steakhouse in La Jolla, we highly recommend trying The Steakhouse at Azul.
1250 Prospect Street La Jolla, CA 92037