The Lodge At Torrey Pines To Undergo Major Renovations | The Grill To Close For $2.5 Million Facelift

January 25, 2016

The Lodge At Torrey Pines will temporarily close its casual, in-house eatery The Grill as of February 1 to undergo construction with plans to reopen by this June. The restaurant's closure coincides with a year-long shutdown of Torrey Pines Golf Course’s world famous 18-hole northern course, which is slated to undergo extensive renovations.

The Lodge at Torrey Pines will start its massive overhaul by temporarily closing the doors to The Grill, the popular dining destination nestled alongside the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course. The Grill will undergo an extensive remodel that will include a reinvigorated patio design with an impressive outdoor wood-burning rotisserie as well as a revamped kitchen to make way for a menu overhaul from the property’s acclaimed Executive Chef Jeff Jackson. The restaurant is set to open before the summer.

A mainstay at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, The Grill has played an important dining role at the resort since its inception in 2002. Enhancements will transform The Grill’s current outdoor patio to include an overhead wooden trellis, several intimate fire pits and an expanded, and redesigned seating areas to both The Grill and The Bar. The focal point of the renovation is a vast, custom-built, wood-fired grill, which will serve as the inspiration behind Chef Jackson’s new menu.

“From a culinary perspective, this will be about crafting a menu based on wood-fired cookery as its foundation. The new wood-burning cooking suite is comprised of a grill, a rotisserie and an oven,” says Chef Jackson. “The options are endless. As with everything we do, the emphasis will be placed on the best ingredients, sound craftsmanship, honoring the classics and taking full advantage of that creative California spirit. Stay tuned for updates as we continue to develop and grow.”

Upon reopening, The Grill will churn out a selection of slow-cooked proteins and farm-fresh vegetables from the prominent alfresco rotisserie, while continuing to serve a full lineup of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Seasonal, local ingredients sourced from some of the region’s top organic farms remain an essential component of the menu. The Grill’s famous trademark Drugstore Burger and a few other favorites will still be available alongside an expanded selection of local craft beer.

During its closure, guests at The Lodge at Torrey Pines will be able to dine on-property at A.R. Valentien and The Lounge with expanded alfresco seating. For more information, visit