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“I wanted to like this place... just not good food”
Review of The Julian Grille

The Julian Grille
Ranked #8 of 27 Restaurants in Julian
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 2 May 2018

First, the good part--the restaurant is in an old, restored home (1920s probably). It was beautiful! The food, however, was not. The cream of mushroom soup was so salty we had to send it back. The Italian meatball soup was fair, so we ate it. We ordered a shrimp pasta dish, and although the shrimp was cooked nicely, it tasted like it was boiled. The pasta sauce, again, was too salty, but we didn't send it back. Service was great, so I'm giving 2 stars.

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Stopped for lunch. Limited menu. Patio dining on plastic tables and chairs had a pleasant setting....inside dining also available. Salads and sandwiches were OK, but totally uninspiring, lacking in presentation and flavor. Hostess and server were nice, friendly.

Thank Jan B
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Stayed in Julian for a weekend. Dinner at the Julian Grille was fantastic. Everything was prepared well.

Thank Mylene B
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

We were a hungry and tired party of 7 that showed up without a reservation on Sun night at 7:30 pm . The servers seemed nice but the hostess had a rude and very poor style of communication. Essentially she refused to seat us which is understandable as they close at 8:00 pm . However the way she talked and seemed to have no convey no desire to want to help . When I inquired about if they were any other restaurants around she wasn’t even helpful with that information either . If you are in restaurant business besides good food , good service is equally important. This lady needs to learn the art of communication and I surely will not willingly want to come to this restaurant given how rude and unprofessional the hostess was !

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

I discovered this restaurant eight years ago. It’s in a quiet little town in an old house. They have quite an extensive menu including delicious home made soup. The staff was accommodating and attentive. I have a wheat allergy and although they don’t have gluten free items listed, they made sure I had no problem eating. We had come into town the Back way from the Salton Sea so we were ready for a break. Our late lunch was great. Very quaint.

Thank Bensus
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