Eater National's rundown of the 25 Most Underrated Restaurants in the U.S. Right Now features a San Diego institution that's deserving of more national attention. The Lodge at Torrey Pines' Jeff Jackson oversees the culinary efforts of the property and humbly turns out consistently great food; of note too is the talented cadre of chefs who've trained in his kitchen. Though it merits more widespread admiration, The Lodge's local fans are loyal and true A.R. Valentien, its fine dining outpost, was a favorite spot of the late Naomi Wise (SD Reader), and the restaurant critic's friends still hold an annual dinner there in her honor. [~EN~]
25 of the Most Underrated Restaurants in the U.S.
by Candice Woo