Awards & Accolades

National Accolades

One of the “Top 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America"


“U.S. Top 100 Restaurant” (California Modern)

Opinionated About Dining (OAD)
"...In business since 1984 and known as George's by the Cove for more than 20 years, perceptions changed when Chef Trey Foshee started offering diners the opportunity to eat at Table Three..."
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One of San Diego's “10 Best Foodie Spots”

USA Today
"...If you dream of an exquisite but unpretentious restaurant (that happens to overlook one of the country's most beatific seaside coves) you've dreamed of George's. Chef Trey Foshee's cuisine is what's described as California Modern. It's both healthy and indulgent at once, super fresh and so well presented it's almost a shame to eat. Fish, game, meat and veggies have found their shaman here. You will too...."
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Top Eatery Pick in “San Diego Weekend Trips for Romance”

USA Today
"...George's at the Cove just screams "special night out." Mention it upon booking a table and they'll make certain you commandeer a quiet table with a breathtaking view of the Pacific. If the sunset doesn't take your breath away, a crafty cocktail or vintage wine paired with chef Trey Foshee's so-right-now, locally inspired menu will..."
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Trey Foshee Named One of “America’s Best New Chefs”

Food & Wine Magazine

Trey Foshee Named in “Best Chefs America”

Best Chefs America

“Top 25 Southern California” & “Top 25 New American” (California Modern)

Opinionated About Dining (OAD)
"...Located in the heart of La Jolla Village, the combination of "solid food" and "an exceptional view" make it "the best restaurant between Los Angeles and the Mexican border..."

One of the “World’s Top 10 Restaurants”

Fodor's Choice

Fish Tacos Featured on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate”

Food Network
"...They have taken the whole fish taco concept and taken it to the next reinvented classic I've ever had..." —HGTV Host, Aaron Sanchez

“World’s Hottest Rooftop Restaurants” (Ocean Terrace)

Travel + Leisure
"...Diners gaze out at Scripps Park and the northern San Diego coastline to the crashing Pacific beyond. Whatever the season, you can hear the squeals of swimmers at La Jolla Beach Cove below..."
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Golden Dish Award

GQ Magazine

San Diego’s “Most Popular Restaurant”

Zagat Guide to San Diego

Award of Excellence

Wine Spectator Magazine

Gourmet Magazine’s Pick for “Where to Eat Right Now”

Gourmet Magazine
"...Together, the chef and [Chino Farms] create sublime moments in George's formal Ocean View Room...San Diegans have always thought of George's as the city's big-deal restaurant. Now that the food soars, it really is..."

Fine Dining Hall of Fame Award

Nation's Restaurant News

AAA Four Diamond Award

Automobile Club of California

One of the “Top Restaurants USA”

Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA)

Local Accolades

One of “12 Awesome San Diego Restaurants for Your Wedding Day”

Eater San Diego

One of the “10 Best Patios for Summer Dining”
"...George’s at the Cove absorbs the beauty of the sea with one of the grandest patios for al fresco dining. Pull up a seat on the Ocean Terrace and take in the stunning views of the Pacific..." Read Full Article Here

“Best Service”

San Diego Magazine, Readers' Pick

“Best of the Best” Fancy Restaurant Category

San Diego Magazine, Readers' Pick Overall Winner

One of the “38 Essential San Diego Restaurants”

Eater San Diego
"...Chef Trey Foshee at George's California Modern is cited as a guiding force in the San Diego food culture and one of the first champions of local seafood..." Read Full Article Here

“Best Outdoor Restaurant,” “Best Lunch” & “Best American”

La Jolla Light

“Best Vegetarian”

San Diego Magazine, Critic’s Pick

“Best Vegetable Dish” (TBL3, California Modern)

Gastro Bits
"...The carrot cooked from the coffee crust grill was an amazing preparation. The carrot was prepared to actually taste similar to meat in heartiness and texture. The flavors meshed together incredibly well..."

“Most Romantic” & “Super Diners’ Favorite Views”

San Diego Union-Tribune

“Best First Date Bars” (Ocean Terrace)

San Diego Magazine
"...A memorable night starts with a sunset, amazing specialty cocktails, and ultra modern décor..."

Silver Fork Award (California Modern)

San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles

“Favorite Dining Patios”

San Diego Reader

Golden Medallion: “Best American” (Ocean Terrace)

California Restaurant Association

“#1 Best Restaurant” (Ocean Terrace)

North County Times

One of the “City’s Best Views”

944 Magazine

One of San Diego’s “A-List” Dining Choices

San Diego Metropolitan Magazine

“Best Restaurant View” (Ocean Terrace)

Ranch & Coast Magazine

Trey Foshee Named “Best Chef”

San Diego Magazine, Editor's Pick

Trey Foshee Named to “Inaugural Chefs Hall of Fame”

San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles
"...Foshee's menus are highly seasonal and his dishes made with invention and the freshest-possible local ingredients. That's his brand of California Modern cooking..." Read Full Article Here

“Best Place to Take Out of Town Guests” & “Best Outdoor Dining (Ocean Terrace)”

San Diego Home & Garden, Readers' Choice Awards

“Best Proposal Spot”

Citysearch, Best of Citysearch

“Best Service” & “Best Dining With A View”

San Diego Magazine, Readers' Pick