Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I park? 

There are many parking options in La Jolla. There is a public Valet just north of Duke’s on Prospect, free street parking, and numerous options for garage parking with a fee.

Do I need to wear a mask? 

We are complying with all CDC and San Diego County COVID-19 regulations. Guests are required to wear a face covering when entering the building and any time they are not seated at their table.

Do you have touchless ordering option? 

We provide menus via QR code so that you can look up the offerings from the comfort and safety of your own phone. Single use paper menus are available upon request.

Do you have touchless payment option?

We have touchless payment available through UpNGo. Simply scan the QR code on your bill when it arrives and check out using one of the many payment options.

How is Duke’s La Jolla keeping me safe? 

We are keeping our guests and employees safe by not allowing anyone with symptoms of illness inside the restaurant; checking temperatures of guests and employees upon arrival; washing our hands often; wearing masks; using EPA approved disinfectant on high traffic areas and surfaces at least every hour; maintaining 6 feet of distance between tables and barstools; disinfecting tables, chairs and barstools after every use; providing single use and digital menus; discontinuing use of shared crayons, condiments, linens and more; wearing gloves while preparing your food (and changing them often); and providing a touchless payment option. Please feel free to ask our team if you have any questions about our COVID-19 protocols.

How can you keep our staff safe?

We are in this together! Please help keep everyone safe by staying home if you are sick, wearing a face covering whenever you are not at your table, not asking to move tables once you have been seated, washing your hands frequently, and maintaining 6 feet of distance from our team and other guests.

Do I need a reservation? 

Reservations are recommended for our dining room. The upstairs Barefoot Bar is available for walk-in guests.

Are you seating inside? 

Yes, we are allowing seating inside at 25% capacity per San Diego County guidelines. We are also seating our two heated, open air patios.

Can I make a window request? 

Your reservation guarantees you a seat, but not a specific table. Please let the greeter know when you check in for your reservation if you have any special requests and we will do our best! Accommodating a request for a specific table may require a considerable wait beyond your reservation time.

Is there a time limit for my seating? 

Due to capacity limits imposed by COVID-19, we request that all guests limit their seating to 2 hours.

Can I do a private event? 

We are taking reservations for spring and summer events. Please call (858) 732-0007 or fill out the form on our website to inquire.

Are tables reserved for single household only? 

We are able to seat individuals from different households at the same table if they request to be seated together (i.e. have one reservation together). Unfortunately, we cannot accept any last-minute additions to your party and can only seat the number of people listed in your reservation.