Best of La Jolla

The wait is over! The results are in! Here is how La Jolla Light readers voted in our 2017 Best of Jolla Reader’s Poll. There are quite a few new faces this year, and many of the "incumbents" are still on top.

This list includes businesses, restaurants and people whose excellent efforts make our area one of the most wonderful places on the planet in which to live, work and play. Your support and patronage will help them keep up their great work!

Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to all our readers who voted for them!


Accountant

  1. Steve Alpinieri, CPA
  2. Russell E. Ingledew, CPA Inc
  3. Witt & Associates, CPA's Inc.

American

  1. Harry's Coffee Shop
  2. The Lot
  3. Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Antiques

  1. Ross Thiele & Son
  2. The Faded Awning
  3. Ark Antiques

Architect

  1. Bennett + Associates
  2. Du Charme Architecture
  3. Marengo Morton Architects

Art Gallery

  1. Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery
  2. Madison Gallery
  3. Martin Lawrence Galleries

Attorney

  1. Joseph Sammartino
  2. Richard Wildman
  3. Bryan Garrie

Automotive Repair/Service

  1. Marco Polo Independent BMW & MINI Service
  2. German Motors And Imports
  3. Family Auto Service

Bakery

  1. Sugar and Scribe
  2. The French Gourmet
  3. Brick & Bell

Bank

  1. Regents Bank
  2. Wells Fargo
  3. Chase Bank

Boutique Fitness Studio

  1. Sparkcycle
  2. Rush Cycle
  3. Armone's Core Connection

Breakfast

  1. Harry's Coffee Shop
  2. The French Gourmet
  3. The Cottage

Brunch

  1. La Valencia Hotel
  2. Brockton Villa
  3. Duke's La Jolla

Burger

  1. Burger Lounge
  2. Jeff's Burgers
  3. Smashburger

Café

  1. Brick & Bell
  2. Living Room Coffee House
  3. Museum Café

Catering

  1. Giuseppe Restaurants & Catering
  2. The French Gourmet
  3. Girard Gourmet

Chinese

  1. Mandarin House
  2. China Chef
  3. P.F. Chang's

Chiropractic Clinic

  1. Active Rest Chiropractic
  2. Harmony Health Chiropractic
  3. Linea Chiropractic Center

Coffee Shop

  1. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
  2. Brick & Bell
  3. Pannikin

Complimentary & Integrative Health

  1. KOI Wellbeing
  2. Pacific Pearl
  3. Naya Wellness Center

Contractor/Home Remodeling

  1. Clay Leaf Building Contractor, Inc.
  2. Murfey Construction
  3. Grunow Construction

Convenience Store

  1. Dick's Liquor
  2. La Jolla Country Market
  3. Wine Time

Cosmetic Surgeon

  1. Dr. William Groff
  2. Dr. Stephen M. Krant
  3. Dr. Sabrina Guillen Fabi

Credit Union

  1. California Coast Credit Union
  2. San Diego County Credit Union
  3. Navy Federal Credit Union

Dance Studio

  1. Dance to Evolve
  2. Ooh La La
  3. Tap Fever Studios

Day Spa

  1. The Lodge at Torrey Pines
  2. Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa
  3. Massage Envy

Dentist

  1. D'Angelo - Olson La Jolla Dentistry
  2. Dr. Alicia Kennedy
  3. Dr. Susan Stuart

Dermatologist

  1. Dr. William Groff
  2. Dr. Darrell W. Gonzales
  3. Dr. Susan Stuart

Dessert

  1. The French Gourmet
  2. Sugar and Scribe
  3. Michelle Coulon Dessertier

Dry Cleaner

  1. Pearl St. Cleaners
  2. Margaret's Cleaners
  3. Ogden's One Hour Cleaners

Eyewear/Sunglasses

  1. Shade Shack
  2. Dr. Trainer
  3. ODO Eye Care

Family Restaurant

  1. Bubba's Smokehouse BBQ
  2. Piatti
  3. Beaumont's

Fashion Accessories/Shoes

  1. Francesca's
  2. Lolo
  3. Rangoni Firenze Shoes

Financial Planner

  1. Brian Zimmerman
  2. Lawrence F Andrews Jr.
  3. David D. Price

Florist

  1. Adelaide's La Jolla
  2. Bloomers
  3. Bridget's Blooms

French

  1. The French Gourmet
  2. Bistro du Marché by Tapenade
  3. Le Petit Bistrot

Furniture/Home Furnishings

  1. Roche-Bobois
  2. Ligne Roset
  3. The Faded Awning and MyOwnSpace (tie)

Gift Shop

  1. Hi Sweetheart
  2. Warwick's
  3. SeaMakers & Co.

Hair Salon

  1. Salon Elle
  2. Salon Spruce
  3. Cristina Q The Salon

Happy Hour Location

  1. Beaumont's
  2. We Olive & Wine Bar
  3. Whisknladle Bistro & Bar

Health Club

  1. La Jolla Sports Club
  2. 24 hour Fitness
  3. YMCA

Healthy Dining

  1. Trilogy Sanctuary
  2. Lean & Green Cafe
  3. Beaming

Home Electronics

  1. Deja Vu Audio West
  2. Modern Home Systems
  3. Alma Audio

Hotel

  1. The Lodge at Torrey Pines
  2. La Valencia
  3. La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club

Housekeeping

  1. The Maids
  2. Merry Maids
  3. Tidy

Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt

  1. Froglanders
  2. Bobboi Natural Gelato
  3. Baskin Robbins

In Home Care/Senior Assistance

  1. Seniors Helping Seniors San Diego
  2. Home Care of La Jolla
  3. La Jolla Nurses Homecare

Insurance Agent

  1. Tareq Purmul (Farmers Insurance)
  2. Jawad S. Bisharat (Allstate)
  3. Mike Martinez (Farmers Insurance)

Interior Designer

  1. AGK Design Studio
  2. Ross Thiele & Son
  3. Esteban Interiors

Italian

  1. Piatti
  2. Osteria Romantica
  3. Cafe Milano

Jewelry

  1. Bowers Jewelers
  2. Mythos
  3. Bellezza by Lyn and Bella Jewelry (tie)

Juice Bar

  1. Juice Crafters
  2. Juice Kaboose
  3. Nekter Juice Bar

Landscaper/Gardener

  1. Happy Roots Landscape
  2. Eco Minded Solutions
  3. La Jolla Landscape & Design

Linens & Bedding

  1. Martha Smith Fine Linens
  2. Everett Stunz Duxiana
  3. MyOwnSpace

Lunch

  1. The French Gourmet
  2. El Pescador
  3. George's

Margarita

  1. Lena Craft Mexican
  2. Su Casa
  3. Puesto

Mediterranean

  1. Piatti
  2. Marketplace Grille
  3. The Med

Men's Apparel

  1. Ascot Shop
  2. Tommy Bahama
  3. Ralph Lauren

Men's Formal Wear

  1. A Better Deal Tuxedos & Suits
  2. Brooks Brothers
  3. Jos. Bank

Mexican

  1. Puesto
  2. The Taco Stand
  3. Lena Craft Mexican

Mortgage Banker

  1. Greg Parker
  2. Chuck Helsel
  3. Dawn DuCharme and Janice Sedloff (tie)

Nail Salon

  1. Gloss Hand Spa
  2. The Nail Lounge of La Jolla
  3. Seabreeze Nails Spa

New Restaurant

  1. Isola Pizza Bar
  2. Green Door Cafe
  3. Waters Fine Foods & Catering

Outdoor Restaurant

  1. George's at the Cove
  2. Piatti
  3. Museum Café

Pastry

  1. The French Gourmet
  2. Sugar and Scribe
  3. Girard Gourmet

Pilates Studio

  1. Pilates Plus La Jolla
  2. Pilates of La Jolla
  3. White Light Pilates

Pizza

  1. Pizza on Pearl
  2. Isola Pizza Bar
  3. Carino's

Plumber

  1. Pat's Plumbing and Drains
  2. ASI Hastings
  3. Anderson Plumbing Heating & Air

Preschool

  1. The Gillispie School
  2. San Diego French-American School
  3. La Jolla Country Day School

Private School

  1. La Jolla Country Day School
  2. The Gillispie School
  3. Bishop's School

Resale Shop

  1. Take 2 Ladies Consignment
  2. Goodwill
  3. My Sister's Closet

Sandwich

  1. Girard Gourmet
  2. El Pescador
  3. PrepKitchen La Jolla

Seafood

  1. El Pescador
  2. The Marine Room
  3. Eddie V's Prime Seafood

Senior Living

  1. Casa de Manana
  2. Vi at La Jolla Village
  3. White Sands

Sporting Goods

  1. Bird Rock Surf
  2. Mitch's Surf Shop
  3. Surf Diva

Steak

  1. Donovan's
  2. Eddie V's Prime Seafood
  3. A.R. Valentien

Surf Shop

  1. Mitch's Surf Shop
  2. Bird Rock Surf
  3. Surf Diva

Sushi

  1. Sushi on the Rock
  2. Toshi-San
  3. Sushi Mori

Taco

  1. The Taco Stand
  2. Puesto
  3. Porkyland

Takeout

  1. Bubba's Smokehouse BBQ
  2. Burger Lounge
  3. El Pescador

Thai

  1. Spice & Rice Kitchen
  2. Aroi
  3. Chedi Thai Bistro

Trainer

  1. Paul Fishman, Sparkcycle
  2. Jeremy Manning / La Jolla's Finest Trainin
  3. Luke Hartest F45

Travel Agency

  1. Chayet Travel Network
  2. Cadence Travel
  3. Long Travel Dynamics

Veterinary Hospital

  1. La Jolla Veterinary Hospital
  2. Windansea Veterinary Clinic
  3. Bird Rock Animal Clinic

Wedding Venue

  1. Birch Aquarium
  2. La Valencia Hotel
  3. La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club

Wine Bar

  1. We Olive & Wine Bar
  2. LJ Crafted Wines
  3. Truluck's

Women's Boutique

  1. LF Stores
  2. Shade Boutique
  3. Sigi's Boutique

Yoga

  1. Buddhi Yoga
  2. Elite Yoga
  3. Kundalini Windansea
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