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Croce's Park West
Croce's Park West

Croce's Park West Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.crocesparkwest.com
  • Phone: (619) 233-4355
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch

    Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm

    Lunch

    Daily: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    Dinner

    Daily: 5:00pm - close

    Happy Hour

    Mon-Fri 4pm - 6pm & 9pm - Close

    Sunday 3pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: James Clark
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Croce's Park West accommodate private parties from 12 - 200 people. Please contact Evelyn Caballero or Tania Nelson at 619-232-2891.
  • Private Party Facilities: Croce's Park West accommodate private parties from 12 - 200 people. Please contact Evelyn Caballero or Tania Nelson at 619-232-2891.
  • Private Party Contact: Tania Nelson (619) 232-1193
  • Entertainment: Croce's Park West offers live music Wednesday through Sunday. We also have Movie Mondays and Talking Tuesdays. We have Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4pm - 6pm and 9pm until Close. Our Sunday Funday Happy Hour is from 3pm until Close. Please visit our website for all schedules.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Olive St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is available starting at 6pm for $5 Sunday through Thursday, $7 Friday and Saturday. There is also street parking.
A word from Croce's Park West
Welcome to Croce’s Park West, our neighborhood Restaurant and Bar in Banker’s Hill. Our American menu highlights small plates, specialty craft beers, cocktails and award-winning Wine List. We offer very distinct areas; large patio, lounge, cozy booths, upholstered chairs and our “Expatriate Room” for live music, special events and corporate parties.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Croce's has carried their level of attention to quality of food, service and ambiance to this new location. Our guests were very impressed!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Croce's does not disappoint. We dine there on a regular basis because the ambience created by the owners and the food is always excellent. If you have not been, put this place on your "to do" list."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My lady & I had a very nice evening. She had the salmon special, I had the thick pork chop. Both were excellent. Very large sized salads, even my half size kale salad was plenty. Enjoyed Valley of the Moon cabernet. We'll be back. Convenient dining spot after a movie at Hillcrest Cinema."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I think $10 drinks at brunch are outrageous .. I wouldn't buy one at this price but if they were $7, probably would have had two. Otherwise our group thought brunch was great .. And undiscovered at least on Saturdays"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Staff was wonderful. Food was amazing. A must go-to if you are in San Diego!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We had a great meal and fantastic service for dinner. Our waitperson was knowledgeable and friendly. Ingrid came by to say Hello which is always a nice touch."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "As a kid growing up listening to Jim Croce's music and then discovering his son A.J. as an adult, I was not going to pass up the chance to eat at a restaurant I had heard about for years during a recent trip to San Diego. After a day of Segway tours and doing all the siteseeing we could, we were somewhat hesitant to keep our reservation for 8 pm but we are glad we did. We were greeted at the door by Ingrid Croce (surprise #1) and then she came to our table when she heard we were fans of A.J.'s and talked to us for a few minutes (surprise #2). The biggest surprise though was how great the food was which was matched by superb service and a nice band playing in the back room. Hungry while in San Diego, visit Croces's Park West!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Following the lead of a noted restaurant reviewer in town I ordered the Duck. It was tough and not very flavor able. On the other hand my wife ordered a fish salad that was extraordinarily good. The martinis are true doubles; all you need is one. The Latin jazz group playing was very interesting and gave us all something to talk about. I liked the ambiance of this restaurant and would give it another try."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Always enjoyed when located in Gaslamp and now has a more upscale vibe without the attitude. Food exceptional and service on a level with the best anywhere. Can't go wrong with this one."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We had dinner with the live jazz quartet on a Wed. night. The music was nice & not bad for high school kids, they do have some potential. Dinner special salmon dish didn't seem to be a practical presentation, very difficult to eat out of a bowl- suggest a place with a slight edge for the juices. Salmon was tasty thou. The chicken dish that was served with quonoa had way too much garlic in it and it overpowered the dish. I will not order that again. The chicken itself was borderline as I like it to fall off the bone a bit since I use a knife & fork and it did not. I would recommend cooking your chicken a bit more. Our service was good to start & then they forgot about us and it took a long time for us to get dessert and the check."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "This was our first visit to croce's new location after being quite a fan of the gaslamp location. The food was great but maybe a different ambience affected my whole experience. Just not as mind blowing and a definate "do over". Weirdest of all was the creme brûlée. We love that dessert and they put a hint if lavender ? Really? Never met a creme brûlée I didn't like. Other than that a good experience."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Croce's for our 43rd Wedding Anniversary Dinner. When we made reservations, I told them it was our anniversary. When we arrived they acknowledged that and it seemed we got the best table we could have asked for. The service was excellent in every way. I ordered goat cheese salad and a full order Duck Confit. My husband ordered the salad Sea bass entree. My dinner was delicious and I tasted the sea bass which was done to perfection and so tasty. I got the creme brulee desert; it was really good. We ordered a bottle of wine. Among the more expensive wine were several lower priced California wines priced for our budget. We ordered a Reisling. We were happy with it and would order it again. The jazz was very good."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We have come to Croce's new location several times prior to Old Globe performances. It's nice to be able to walk over. The food is always excellent and it is great to have the option to order half portions of several salads and many entrees. Wait staff is attentive and well informed."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I have dined here at least 4 times and the food and service are always very good. Ingrid stops by your table when she's there and greets you like an old friend. It's so nice to have this place out of downtown and in a part of town that is easier for traffic and parking."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Great dinner. Got 6pm reservations (before the crowd). Lovely service. Got a bit noisy when the band started up, but good idea to put them in a different room. Food very good, tasteful combinations. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We loved the comfortable, cushioned dining chairs. We also thought the jazz trio was fabulous. Will dine here again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant since it opened. The decor is very nicely done with a flair for understating, which makes it even more enjoyable. The staff were first rate with our waiter, Bob, seeing to our every needs. The Manager/Sommalier, Michael Simpson, was very helpful with the wine list. All in all a most pleasant evening."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Did not clean table off after taking away meal waiting for desert"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Had a great time. Dinner and the music was excellent. I will be back again also will tell family and about the restaurant. Thanks"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "A happy hour or dinner in this self designed Speak Easy is a wonderfull experience. Ambiance with Nice life music and special invented creations that will thrill your taste."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great Caesar Salad! Scallops with risotto good but way to salty."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food ia delicious, the service is first class but, of course, it is the live jazz that makes Croce's Park West unique. Brilliant San Diego-based jazz musicians like virtuoso trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos and prodigiously talented pianist Joshua White can be heard there every night. It is the finest combination of dinner and music in San Diego and perhaps on the West Coast."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "No live music on Tuesday's is a plus for me so I'm able to talk with the people I'm dining with. Food and service were excellent and the noise level would have been quiet except for the group at the next table - this can happen anywhere."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We have been to Croce's several times and have always had excellent food and service. We went for dinner on Sunday night July 6. If this had been our first time there we would not be returning. Both the food and service were lacking. It took forever for the server to even acknowledge us. She seemed to have too many tables that she was responsible for. It took 10 minutes from our drink order to drink delivery. The restaurant was not full and the bar was bordering on empty. The service went downhill from there. Each course took a little longer and the table was never bused until the next course came. TOTALLY out of character for Croce's. The breading on the shrimp was mushy. The one bright spot was the whole sea bass which was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Very disappointed; Service was extraordinarily slow, dirty dishes sat on our table for 15 minutes, before anyone came over to remove them. Waitress forgot which wine we ordered for dinner, we were halfway through our meal before it arrived. Crispy duck was not crispy, very dry and 2 drops of sauce. A dessert menu was left, took another 10 minutes for someone to come back to our table and take our order."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We always enjoyed Croce's in the Gas Lamp, but this new location really serves it well. We went for brunch and they did not disappoint. Best Bacon Bloody Mary's with an extra kick! A+ food and service was on spot! We were also treated to beautiful piano music while dining. Outdoor patio was packed, as it is dog friendly. Great addition to Hillcrest."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "A relative who lives in San Diego recommended Croce's a few years ago, though he had not dined there. He met us at their new location the other evening and enjoyed his recommendation! The food is excellent, and service was great! Our table was in the "regular" restaurant, which was next to the glass window that separates it from the music room where live jazz is performed. That room was full, and people seemed to really enjoy it! A great experience, and yes it is owned by the late Jim Croce's widow!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I have to say, I was a bit disappointed. The old Croce's was one of our favorites in SD. To be fair, we sat outside and may have missed a lot of the new locations attraction. Will give it another try and sit inside. Miss the vibrance of the GasLamp district. Our guest meals were awesome, according to them. The lamb was give 5 stars. my chops were ok and my wifes ribeye was bad. Still enjoyable but not the notable evening we used to have at the old location."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Try out their Park West fries with 3 dipping sauces, this is good. It's good that they have half portions for some of their entrées so I ordered the braised short ribs which was tasty. It's a good place to try."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I be always wanted to go to Croce's when it was in gas lamp, but never made it. We finally went for our 17th anniversary. It was better than I imagined!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "After 6 months this place continues to surprise me. Food options change daily and the bar continues to be fun. GReAT wine options and the best dirty martini in the city!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We were pleasantly surprised on our first visit to Croce's new location. It's better than ever. The food was very tasty with a bunch of interesting choices on the menu. The service and music were pitch perfect. What a great vibe. We'll be back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I like how you can get lunch or brunch on weekends. Our server was really great - friendly, helpful, but not intrusive. Its a wonderful space to sit and enjoy great music and food."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Just love this place. Great food, excellent bar scene and still romantic. Music is excellent, movie night is a blast and wine paring night is fantastic."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have been searching for a dining and entertainment ambiance for a while and this was it. My husband and I were on our date night and we had the corner table that faced the band. It was a romantic setting. The jazz band was great, very energetic! It will be our definite go to place for our future date nights."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "First time to Croce's and definitely won't be the last! We had a reservation and were seated immediately. Hostess was super friendly! Our server Jessie did an amazing job describing the food. I ordered something a bit out of my comfort zone...duck fettuccini. It was divine! They were busy, but we never felt ignored and Jessie went our of his way to get us a table in the room where we had a great seat for the live music that night. The owner stopped by our table to see how we were doing and allowed us to gush about our memories of her late husband's music. Excellent wine choices and the chocolate hazelnut ice cream...wow! We'll be back on our next trip to San Diego!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "there was very poor service and very little attention to the guests as people….very inadequate to what they started…seems to lack some direction…..actually it was quite sloppy….."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The entire evening at Croce's Park Wesst was superb. They were nice enough to include a free birthday dessert as well. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "VERY VERY DISAPOINTING, SERVICE SLOW AND THE RESTAURANT WAS ALMOST EMPTY.VERY UNHAPPY WITH THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD. PRICES WERE SKY HIGH WAY ABOVE ALL LOCAL RESTAURANTS. WILLNOT RETURN."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "THIS WAS A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND EVERYONE SAID HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND AT THE END OF BRUNCH BROUGHT A WONDERFUL CHOCOLATE CAKE. VERY, VERY NICE"
    Dined on 6/22/2014