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Pamplemousse Grille

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American, Contemporary
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514 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2750 (Jimmy Durante Blvd.)
+1 858-792-9090
11:30 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 17:00
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Montreal, Canada
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything was OK, but no "wow" factor to justify the price tag. I've had better food elsewhere that wasn't as pricy. Service was excellent. Ambiance is fine, but feels a bit crowded. All in all, just an OK meal but nothing memorable.

Thank WorldXplorator
Oceanside CA
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Super high prices for extremely poor quality food and service. This was the most disappointing meal ever. Roast beet salad with no flavor whatsoever. Overcooked meats, overcooked vegetables. There are so many GOOD restaurants in this county. And any one of them will give you a better meal. This place is only suitable for heavy smokers with no tastebuds left.... More 

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San Diego, California
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121 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I was invited to dine at Pamplemousse Grille in Solana Beach, and was reluctant because of the distance and time of day (rush hour). But what a treat it was! The food and service were outstanding. It is no question that we will return soon.

Thank Darrell92104
Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We ended up here by accident as the restaurant we wanted to go to had an hour and a half wait. We sat at the bar while waiting for our table and ended up staying. The reason we stayed was because of the phenomenal bar staff, Ilias and Bri, who were so warm and welcoming. They knew everything about the... More 

Thank NCL827
Toledo, Ohio
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258 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Very casual bar scene with good drink choices and excellent service. Dinner, tasting menu was exceptional. The mix of pasta, fish, and meat was great. Definite must in the area

Thank Anthony H
Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

My wife and I visited Pamplemousse Grill for the second time in our lives last night to celebrate our anniversary. Overall, the meal was extremely disappointing and we won't be back. I should start with the positive, the wine list was amazing as was the service. But not even great service and a delicious bottle of burgundy could numb the... More 

Thank Michael H
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This was our second time in pamplemousse after maybe 5-6 years, and it just keeps getting better. Great crab and tuna lollipops, and the meat is just fantastic with very good sauces. Also, wine list is outstanding! Service was very attentive and made our daughters 21st birthday quite an experience.

Thank Gilberto E
Solana Beach, California
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Pamplemousse is one of San Diego's best restaurants. It offers a wide variety of fish and meat dishes with a variety of compliments, including lobster ravioli. Portions are large and the menu is extensive, with many options to customize your dinners. The wine list is extensive and massive, with a strong focus on Napa and Bordeaux selections to accompany their... More 

Thank sdphil
San Diego, California
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This restaurant has been in San Diego many years and maintains its reputation of one of the city's finest. The menu is extensive, but pricey. The food is superb. The wine list his very extensive. It is well worth the cost.

Thank paul303030
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My wife and I love this restaurant. We'd been here before on a previous trip, and made it a point to come back, this time with our son. It was every bit as good as we remembered, and our son loved it too. I think we've created a foodie:) Great food, great service. Try the lobster truffle grilled cheese sandwich.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 50
American, Contemporary
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
11:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2750
    (Jimmy Durante Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-792-9090

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?