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Great Maple La Jolla - UTC

4.5
4.5
1279 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are Great Maple, a Modern American Eatery. We pride ourselves on our “made-from-scratch” recipes, where seasonal ingredients, unique presentation and cooking with intent transform long-loved classics into newly-loved favorites.

We view the great maple tree as our emblematic commitment to quality, responsible products, creativity and the culinary will to make things great! Come enjoy our heartfelt enthusiasm and laid-back dining experience, where good times create good will.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:30 pm Blunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 886-7403

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    events.utc@thegreatmaple.com: (858) 886-7403

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Cross street

    Genesee Ave.

  • Parking details

    Parking structure outside of Nordstrom; utilize entrance off of Genesee Ave.

  • Public transit

    MTS Trolley and Bus at our Front Door.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,279 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    American

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  1. JR

    JudiR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    The food is unique and very good. But it's very noisy. Very difficult to have a conversation without yelling across the table. If you're dining with just two people it might be okay, but a larger group is....exhausting.
  2. EG

    ErikaG

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We where there for brunch for my husband’s birthday the staff unfortunately had no sense of urgency lack service and are all over the place. They are unorganized and just make such a nice place a disaster! Food was good but overall lacks 100% with service. I totally understand its Saturday but for example once seated the young lady attending our table asked if we needed anything we said coffee please, 15 min later no coffee we asked a young gentleman who was nice enough to give us coffee considering we weren’t even his table.
  3. SB

    SeanB

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Maple never disappoints.
  4. EO

    EatsOuttaLot

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Food was brought to the wrong table, then had to be remade quickly, and came out undercooked, late. Was sat along the street, but was expected, still a poor location to sit and seems to get less server visits. Also people walk their dogs along the street so you get to see that while you eat. Lastly there was no compensation whatsoever for the late undercooked food. I ended up sending it back, politely, but was then left with a partial meal. The person I was eating with was already half way finished with their meal by the time I was able to send my meal back and didn’t want to delay the meal longer and eat by myself.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food good experience
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy delicious food 😋
  7. KT

    KatherineT

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was Palmer and she was great. Food was wonderful!!
  8. NB

    NancyB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent! Our server, Palmer, was outstanding. Food was delicious. You must get an order of Maple Bacon donuts to go.
  9. AM

    AdriM

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, recommend the lavender lemonade, chilaquiles, French toast.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Deliii todo
  11. n

    nicoleh

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very big portions, great staff, pretty area and nicely decorated!
  12. CL

    CassandraL

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a Cute place for brunch! We originally sat in the car but asked if we could move to a shorter table with no problem at all. The hostess (dark hair w/tattoos) was so extremely helpful and sweet. You could tell she enjoyed her position and made sure everything ran smoothly. We had two different server (their names have slipped my mind) but they were both very attentive! Never had to ask for a drink refill! Food was amazing (get the maple bacon donuts!!!) and came out very quick even though they were busy! We will be back!
  13. LW

    LisaW

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. The French Toast Logs are outstanding!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service, good food. However because we went on a summer morning and this location is relatively open, there were a lot of flies which we had to dodge left and right and quite honestly, ruined the experience :( I’ll be back in the winter haha!
  15. SF

    SamF

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was really nice helpful.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Unfortunately lots of gnats
  17. ML

    MLSW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Service was amazing. I highly recommend this place.
  18. KC

    KayleeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for a birthday brunch the server was amazing and so was the food !
  19. CM

    CarolynM

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Service was non-existent. We sat down and a different server (not ours) brought us tiny cups of warm water and told us our server would be right with us. We waited 15 minutes and no one ever came so we had to flag down a different server and placed our order with him. When our food came out, the girl who brought it out sighed as she dumped the plates on our table and then trudged back into the kitchen. We didn’t see our server until probably 45 minutes in since we sat down. We both ordered the fried chicken and donuts. The fried chicken was not good. I was expecting a chicken thigh or leg but it was a dry thin piece of chicken breast. And the donuts were very dense. The flavor was very monotonous as the fried chicken lacked seasoning so the dish just tasted like maple syrup. Our server didn’t come refill our waters in the tiny cups. It was a hot and muggy rainy day so we were very thirsty and needed water to wash down the sugar from the dish. We won’t be coming back. Horrible service, mediocre food.
  20. DS

    DianeS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great brunch meal with my son. Food was delicious (loved the brisket and the doughnuts!) and our server was awesome. Highly recommend!
  21. CM

    ChrissyM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The donuts were amazing. Go only for those. The rest of all the dishes were highly overpriced, unseasoned and bland, and some were downright terrible. Service was slow.
  22. JC

    JessicaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    The hostess literally looked and said she was miserable. It was hot inside and several flies were landing on our food and buzzing around. It was a weird experience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Always good food but mediocre service
  24. AU

    AnjanetteU

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent tasty brunch. The portions are huge so you may want to split your entree. The service was outstanding especially with the blistering heat this weekend in San Diego.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! The French tots logs were HUGE!!
  26. n

    nicolleh

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    So we had a reservation and they seated us quickly. Claire was out waitress and she was great and absolutely quick and friendly. The food was honestly mediocre. We had a chorizo skillet and it lacked seasoning and flavor. I had the chicken and doughnuts and it was so sweet but the chicken itself was salty but that maple was overly sweet and the portions were good. Chicken was not enough for the doughnut. Maybe smaller donuts and same size chicken. For $65 was it enough food? Yes but was it worth the $65? No. Flavor I expected to be on point. Maybe next time.
  27. ML

    ML90

    Orange County

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal! Nicholas was the best. We really enjoyed our visit. Thank you
  28. B

    Bipin

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food quality was not up to the mark and there was too much noise
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    MAPLE BACON DOUGHNUTS WHODATHUNK
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the place and our server Briana was awesome. I give it a 5 star experience
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Too much noise, the food took a lot time and for the price it’s not so good
  32. TK

    TamaraK

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I feel like the quality of this place has gone down the past 2 years. The food was nothing special and the service wasn’t great either. Super disappointed in my last visit.
  33. m

    milanjade

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The atmosphere is really nice, beautiful restaurant and delicious food. The chilaquiles were so yummy and the maple bacon donuts are such a treat! Service was the only slight downside, a bit inattentive but still a nice brunch!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Bombarded by flies, seems to be a reoccurring issue whenever we eat here. I’ve eaten at plenty of outdoor places and never have this issue. For being such a known establishment, I’m surprised they aren’t trying doing anything to address this issue.
  35. N

    Nina

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    I like the food I ordered and the service was nice! But there were so many flies around our table and in the general area in the restaurant- not outside. I was surprised there were so many that it was hard to concentrate on my conversation with my friend. My friend and I were both swinging our hands around so the flies wouldn’t land on our food and drinks. This is the first time I experienced this to happen.
  36. HG

    HeleneG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    There were way too many flies in the restaurant. Took clients there and the whole time we were swatting flies throughout our whole meal. It was embarrassing.
  37. MM

    MattM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, fun food, big portions, great for kids too!
  38. AP

    AnnP

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is very good. The signature dishes are definitely worth the price. The rest of the menu is fine as well, and although pricey you get a lot of food. The bacon maple donuts are delicious but get them with the chicken instead of as a dessert item.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, you can not go wrong eating here
  40. C

    Ckkkk

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Server forgot about my reservation and food wasn’t that good — do not recommend

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Great Maple La Jolla - UTC is rated 4.5 stars by 1279 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Great Maple La Jolla - UTC

8675 Genesee Ave., San Diego, CA 92122

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Genesee Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:30 pm Blunch Mon–Fri 9:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking structure outside of Nordstrom; utilize entrance off of Genesee Ave.

  • Public transit

    MTS Trolley and Bus at our Front Door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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