Enjoy exclusive benefits at The University Club Atop Symphony Towers.
For more than a century, this private club has made its home amidst the clouds, back-dropped by the city’s blue skies.
The University Club Atop Symphony Towers offers members a sophisticated venue to mingle while enjoying a stunning view of San Diego’s skyline. Founded 116 years ago, the club was initially created by 21 men and women who wanted to unite distinguished colleagues over interesting topic and common interests. Inspired by this heritage, The University Club offers the choicest in fine living and dining.
A view of the San DIiego skyline from symphony towers
Located on the 34th floor of Symphony Towers, the club’s contemporary décor lends to the inviting setting for business leaders to connect and establish new relationships within San Diego. Private meeting and event rooms are also available for larger networking groups, and members rely on the Apollo Lounge for a more casual, intimate setting.
Club Manager Tommy Trause recently answered FINE’s questions about this prestigious club.
FINE Magazine: How would you describe the atmosphere of the University Club?
Tommy Trause: The University Club is truly that — a club. Although we are fortunate to be located in the penthouse of Symphony Towers and boast 360-degree views of the city, bay and ocean, the true atmosphere of the club is a reflection of its members. They truly create a high-energy, exciting vibe at the Club.
FINE: Is it easy to join the University Club?
Trause: Membership is by invitation, through referrals from our existing membership. We are proud to represent over 3,000 members.
The staff at symphony towers, prepared to pamper you during your dining experience.
FINE: Who is the chef of the University Club?
Trause: Our Executive Chef Eric Mauritzen, has been at the helm for the past 13 years. He gained his classic instruction at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y.
FINE: What is your specialty dish?
Trause: It depends on which of the 3,000 members that you ask! We do an annual White Truffle Dinner, where we fly in truffles from Alba, Italy, and do about 10 courses. It is spectacular.
FINE: What kind of menu can guests of club members expect when they visit?
Trause: We serve Modern American cuisine. We provide both an elevated, special-occasion experience and a more everyday gastropub outlet.
The elegance and the ambience in the 1909 Founder’s Room entails more than just a spectacular view of the downtown. The wait staff delivers superlative service, and club members and guests have many exquisite choices from the menu, including broiled Maine Lobster served with mushroom pearl pasta, and a grilled Berkshire pork chop, served with roast red kuri squash, quince chutney with an apple brandy sauce.
San Diego skyline view from Syphony Towers.
Perhaps the club’s menu best sums up the dining at this exclusive club: “Over 100 years later, the Club still embodies the ideals cherished by its founding. In this vein, we hope you enjoy fine company, fine food and fine wine in the 1909 Founders’ Room.”
The University Club offers an escape with a spectacular view and exceptional benefits that includes three choices of membership levels: My Club, My Community, and My World. Perks include access to the downtown location, other private clubs and golf, depending on which membership. For information on membership, call director Casey Falkner at 619-798-9972.