Yet another only-in-La Jolla experience. When money is no object and you want high-drama cooking and views, book a sunset table at this clubby dining room outside the town center. You’ll feast on highly stylized contemporary-fusion meats and seafood, while waves splash against the window at high tide (April–August).

The 34-page wine and cocktail menu is dizzying. Lounge menu too (4pm to 6pm Sunday to Friday).