San Diego Burger Club went to “The Grill & Bar at Lodge Torrey Pines” for lunch today. That’s a weird name for a restaurant but they make up for it by serving a very good burger. The “Drugstore Style Hamburger” at “The Grill & Bar at Lodge Torrey Pines” gets an A- and makes it into our top 10 — knocking newcomer Boomerangs off the list.
Today’s visit was the start of our “Summer Beach Tour” — a trip up the coast to have burgers by the beach and enjoy the views and the summer weather in San Diego. As you can see from the picture on the right above, the view from the Grill at Torrey Pines can be spectacular. Unfortunately for us, the Grill was very crowded today and we had to sit inside. Nevertheless, that did not detract at all from our enjoyment of the fine fare served by the Grill today.
The Grill only serves one hamburger — a “Drugstore Style Hamburger” consisting of a burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and mayonnaise on a sesame seed bun. You can add cheese if you like. I have tried adding and subtracting from the burger several times, and have concluded that it’s best if you just leave it alone. They have the recipe down right. The fries were very good as well — not too thick and cooked perfectly. They were a little undersalted for my taste, but that was easily fixed at the table.
Everyone really enjoyed their meal and felt an A- rating was very justified. Welcome to the top 10 “The Grill & Bar at Lodge Torrey Pines”.