This is a great restaurant if you want to sit somewhere for a good meal and a fabulous 180-degree view of the La Jolla coastline. I love bringing visiting friends and family- after eating we can go shopping, walk down by the La Jolla cove or drive over to La Jolla shores. You can almost even see Torrey Pines Reserve from here.
This area almost feels like it's own little city, but La Jolla is still part of the city of San Diego. A tip- if you're driving from downtown San Diego, try to avoid rush hour. There's only four lanes going in and out of La Jolla, so it can get bottle-necked around those times. In the morning is around 7am and most traffic is headed into La Jolla, whereas the evening traffic can begin as early as 4 pm and is worse leaving the area.
Dinner prices are high, so I recommend going here for lunch. It's usually not crowded the earlier you go. If you're not hungry, have one of the many cocktails, I always go for the mojito!