Truluck's is an upscale, Southern-style seafood haven at which you can savor the freshest catch from a menu that changes with the tides (almost). Along with tender, juicy steaks, nightly live music, more that 100 wines by the sampling, glass, and bottle, and a value-oriented cocktail hour, Truluck's is a charming choice for a delectable meal. It's also a well-rounded establishment that should please both connoisseurs and recreational wine drinkers.
Truluck's is a luxury restaurant brand first introduced in Houston nearly 20 years ago. At present, all but one of the chain's locations are situated in Texas and Florida. The La Jolla destination, the first on the West Coast, is in the Aventine Center directly across from the Hyatt Regency La Jolla.
The sizable wine collection is displayed in a glassed-in, temperature-controlled enclave, that links the bar and dining room. Behind the bar, a Cuvee system allows all wines essentially to be on-tap. The décor balances masculinity and femininity: gigantic fish mounted over the dark wood trim and deep, red leather booths contrast with centerpieces of subtly lighted pink orchids submerged in tall, cylindrical vases. These decorations give light and color to an otherwise dimly lit interior, and little touches like crab-shaped light fixtures on the walls speak well for the restaurant's design.
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So make your way to Truluck's for some of the freshest sea food in town. To get the most for your money, stop by on a Wednesday when they feature "50 Wines for 50% Off," or on Sunday when the cocktail hour lasts all night in the bar and on the outdoor patio. And every night, the "Date Night Menu" offers the choice of soup or salad, an entrée and a shared dessert for just $39 per person.
8990 University Center Lane, La Jolla
Lounge opens at 5pm daily
Serving Dinner Nightly: