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Old World Restaurant Has Sold, Will Shutter After Three Decades

A Bird Rock institution will close.

It's the end of an era for Maitre D', which opened on La Jolla Boulevard in 1982; the old school French restaurant has reportedly been sold and will shutter soon.

The restaurant's frozen-in-time menu, almost glorious in its un-trendiness, features throwback dishes that include steak Diane, steak au poivre and crepes Suzette, all cooked table side; a palate cleanser of sorbet is served here in a swan made out of ice. 

According to The San Diego Daily Transcript, Maitre D' was purchased for over $2 million and the new owners are "actively looking for a new upscale restaurant" to take its place.

Maitre D' Restaurant

5523 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 456-2111 Visit Website

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