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925 B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Downtown / Gaslamp
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$30 and under
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Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Tuesday - Sunday: 4:00pm - close
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contemporary American, American
Norma D. Martinez
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wine
A lot of available parking spaces around the area.
A word from Chaplos
Chaplos offers an array of choices with it's diverse American menu which varies from a casual lunch to a relaxed dinning atmosphere. With high ceilings and a bar reminiscent of the 1920's era Chaplos focuses on offering unique service along with an unforgettable experience.
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Diners' Choice Winner
From the outside I was unsure
because it seemed like it was going to be an office building restaurant. But after entering the restaurant I was super impressed. Great service & good food."
Dined on 2/28/2014
We were attending an 8:00 p.m.
music performance at Symphony Hall on Valentine's Day and realized our challenge getting a reservation that evening and within walking distance. Chaplos was a very pleasant surprise and a great find! Located only two blocks away its menu was diverse, well-prepared and delightful. We particularly enjoyed the short rib, and the tuna appetizer was creative and subtle in flavoring and uniquely presented on flat bread. There is a lovely antique bar where several couples gathered for drinks and appetizers while booths provided quiet and a nice ambiance for romance. Kudos to the chef and general manager (both of whom were on hand for the Valentine's rush) for an unexpected memorable evening."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Chaplos has a great feel about it.
Upon entering above you, beautiful tiffany lamps glisten. As you are taken to your table, you notice the large neighborhood bar beckoning you to sit. The employees are very friendly and attentive. The cobb salad, ravioli and salmon farafelle were delicious. It's definitely worth a visit!"
Dined on 2/21/2014
Location 5/5 Service 3/5 (awesome
waitress, terrible host) Food 2.5/5 (45$ a head, taste was good, but seemed really cheap) Decor 1/5 (we were sat at a table missing the V-day decorations!!!) Price 1/5 (way over priced for what you got, drinks were 10-15 for a couple sips) I would say on a normal night this place would prolly be worth the money, dont go here for a special occasion. OH AND THEY SERVED US LUKE WARM TAP WATER!!!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
First time customer. Went there
for a business lunch. Nice setting and good food. Mahi-mahi sandwich was terrific."
Dined on 1/29/2014
Close the the Symphony Hall and
Civic Center Plaza but, a slight distance from the vibrant Gas Lamp District night scene. Entrees were delicious, in particular the salmon and bone in rib eye steak. Cocktails were just OK but the wine selections were very good."
Dined on 1/25/2014
What a beautiful restaurant and
the wait staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful. But unfortunately, the food was not well prepared. We had the Mussels and Clams as an appetizer. Fabulous broth, but the shellfish was over cooked and tough. The short ribs and the lamb chops were also medium-well to well. We ordered a Beet salad that was supposed to have grilled peach, but no peach was found and I think the beets were canned. We ordered something chocolate for dessert, but got apple instead and needed to get to a play so we ate the apple anyway. The wine and bacon wrapped asparagus were excellent. Sorry Chaplos. You have all the makings of a great restaurant, except a good chef. And it wasn't even busy when we were there."
Dined on 1/18/2014
We were hoping for more of a place
with a vibe given it was a Friday night but the place was virtually empty. The interior is amazing, the good was delicious and the service was great. Hopefully they find a way to get more people in because it has potential."
Dined on 1/17/2014
Went to Chaplos because I received
a gift certificate, but now I'll return because it was such a find! Our waiter Jose was attentive, knowledgable and fun besides. The food was amazing. The wedge salad drizzled with blue cheese, crispy onions and basalmic was creative and delicious. The short ribs were so tender I didn't need a knife... The drink menu was fun too with cocktails named for places. We had one named for Maui that took me back to that island paradise. Go to Chaplos and have a wonderful time!"
Dined on 1/14/2014
We went here on a recommendation
from someone else and was very pleased overall. Since it is located on the outskirts of the gas lamp, we were able to park on the street and, therefore, did not have to pay (after 6:00 pm) which started the evening right. Our waiter was very attentive and pleasant. My only negative comment was the portion size of my Raviioli. I am a petite woman who never (!!) finishes a meal; however, the portion of the Ravioli was just right for me which means it would not have been enough for my husband. On a positive note, it was very tasty!!"
Dined on 1/4/2014
Our dinner was excellent, starting
with the service, barely any wait for our food, great wine list! The food was excellent and it was also very nicely presented. We were there on a Friday night just when they start dinner so it was quiet. It looks like a great place for anything from drinks, brunch, lunch, etc"
Dined on 12/27/2013
Very convenient for symphony
nights. Good food. Music too loud and distracting to meal. Excellent service. Adequate wine list."
Dined on 12/14/2013
Our server was very nice and tried
his best, but overall the restaurant was disappointing. It didn't seem as if they had enough people on staff to serve patrons in a timely manner. Our drinks took almost 30 minutes to be delivered and arrived after our meal was served. The food was okay, but nothing to write home about. The server raved about the beet salad, which my friend ordered, and it was very underwhelming. She thought they may have forgot the dressing on it. The decor is cool and the restaurant was full, but I likely won't be back anytime soon."
Dined on 11/16/2013
This was our first visit to this
restaurant and we felt right at home. Great atmosphere, service, food and drinks. It is two blocks from Copley Symphony Hall making it ideal for a pre or post event meal."
Dined on 10/27/2013
Granted I've only been there
during the week for dinner and once for Sunday brunch. Three visits now and the staff has been great. I do think they need a host especially because the door is oddly around the corner from the main bar and service area. The food is great and not overpriced and the drinks are good with an adequate beer and wine selection. The happy hour from 5-7pm being half off all drinks is what all places should emulate. They even have a late night one from 9-11pm on Fri and Sat. The brunch ceviche bar and make to order crepes are awesome and I'd go back just for the dual chilaquiles. I gave the ambiance a 3 instead of 4 just for the music which is a bit too odd but the layout and decoration is cool."
Dined on 10/9/2013
He had great recommendations, was
very accommodating and helpful with the drink and food selections. Very friendly and very conversational but not overly so to the point where it might have been annoying."
Dined on 9/26/2013
I pass by Chaplos everyday after
work and decided to check them out when i saw them on the Restaurant Week list. I made a reservation and at last moment had to reschedule and they were very flexible. The decor is awesome, even my 10 yr old daughter liked the huge spoon on the window. We were seated and our server was very nice. My husband wanted to try a drink he'd heard of but was no longer on their menu, ( The Flapper) but the server went ahead and made us a few rounds anyway, that was great of him. We braised short ribs which were one of the best i've had. My daughter had their pasta with salmon which i ate from too because it was so good We were very satisfied with our food and service and will recommend this place and return for more."
Dined on 9/20/2013
The food was amazing and the
service was exceptional. We have told out friends about this hidden Gem!"
Dined on 9/15/2013
Service was great. Our waiter knew
lots of information about the menu and made excellent suggestions. We were never rushed and had a pleasant and leisurely evening with a 4-course meal with Napa Chardonnay, Calamari, Asparagus caprese, Salmon and Ravioli, and cobbler. The food is fresh and brought to the table immediately--- hot when it needs to be and cool when it needs to be."
Dined on 9/8/2013
Food was very tasty. Great service
from out waiter Matthew. Will come back again. Fries were delicious!"
Dined on 8/18/2013
Food expensive and just okay. Nice
music. No drink list offered."
Dined on 7/29/2013
Made to order ceviche and gourmet
fish tacos made this place a brunch destination"
Dined on 7/28/2013
Food was just OK, as was the
service. I don't regret going, but I'm in no rush to go back."
Dined on 6/29/2013
I have eaten at Chaplos for both
brunch and lunch. Both times I found the food to be very good, the staff to be exemplary, and the ambience to suit any age group. My husband and I most enjoyed the made to order ceviche at brunch, and the fish sandwich at lunch. I also enjoyed the interesting cocktails! We live downtown and will definitely return."
Dined on 6/23/2013
I really enjoyed the nice
ambiance, friendly service, and tasty food. Good prices and great portions on their food. It was very interesting how the place was classy yet casual. The $5 valet was very nice. Overall, nothing was perfect, but for the food, ambiance, service, and price, it was well worth it! I will come back again... especially for the happy hour!"
Dined on 6/20/2013
I've had lunch here twice now. I
love the retro atmosphere with "smoky" music playing and old movies on the TVs. Lunch menu is small and slightly on the high side but everything I've eaten was excellent, so I guess fairly priced for the quality. The tomato soup was outstanding, the mahi-mahi sandwich was excellent including a very good ciabatta bread, I really liked their shoestring fries seasoned just right with good pepper and not too much salt. Servers were very friendly and helpful. It's also a great place for take-out as they pack everything very well and are really helpful about getting the timing right."
Dined on 6/13/2013
Went here to use a coupon deal and
was pleasantly surprised! The decor is great, the ambience lovely, and the food was heavenly. Service was sort of slow, but maybe we came at a busy time? Our food took a little while, but they offered us dessert as an apology, and it was the best tasting apology ever! My husband could not stop exclaiming while eating the steak & mashed potatoes dish, and my lamb was delicious as well. The caprese flatbread was incredible, and the berry crisp was out of this world! Would definitely recommend for the food experience!"
Dined on 6/7/2013
Unexpectedly, didn't realize that
they offered a Sunday brunch. Menu includes the traditional American fare, but we were more excited about the ceviche and chilaquiles bar. You had your choice of either a mole or red sauce on the chilaquiles. Both were delicious. Our favorite though was the ceviche bar. Chaplos was also a beautifully decorated restaurant with a great vibe and service. Can't wait to go back for dinner."
Dined on 6/2/2013
This is about the 4th time we've
eaten at Chaplos and they have all been great. It's kind of out of the way but has great food and service and a really cool atmosphere. Will be going back again soon!"
Dined on 5/29/2013
ordinary .. menu too limited in
both steaks (no filet mignon) and fish ..."
Dined on 5/25/2013
We enjoyed the Grilled Bleu Cheese
sandwich and the BBQ Pulled Chicken sandwich, which come with choice of salad or fries. We opted for salad, a tasty blend of mixed greens, garbanzo beans and tomatoes. Reasonably priced at $11 each. Brewed ice tea at only $2 is a neighborhood bargain. Will return for $5 Happy Hour tastes/drinks."
Dined on 5/15/2013
It was a last minute find, as it
was a partner with the symphony, which allowed you free valet parking, plus they give you a coupon if you give them your e- mail address. The food was tasty, and the portions were just about right. The Polenta that we had for an appetizer for very good. There is a reason that the valet parking is free with tickets to the symphony, the valet guy left at 9 pm, and since the symphony gets out about 10, the keys were supposed to be left with the hostess. Where the car was parked was down some back stairs, which the guy that was helping us didn't seem to know, he pointed towards the elevator and said "down there". The door to the stairs was next to the elevator."
Dined on 4/18/2013
Outstanding service. Lovely
atmosphere. Food was good but a little disappointing. Nice menu. Nice wine list."
Dined on 3/20/2013
We dined here before a symphony
concert. A wonderful find! Will be back!"
Dined on 3/15/2013
From the hostess to the pastry
chef, everyone in this restaurant will make you feel welcome, comfortable, and satisfied. We were every waiter's nightmare: obnoxious 20-something year olds with a groupon, celebrating a friend's b-day... hehehe The food was delicious, good portions: crispy, tasty calamari; tender pork ribs; enormous rib-eye; tasty salmon, etc. The service was superb! It's rather pricey, I must admit, but definitely worth it. The restaurant setting is attractive and elegant but not luxurious. In other words, everyone's welcome!"
Dined on 3/9/2013
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