Croce's Park West
Croce's Park West

Croce's Park West

  • 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: Russell Rummer
  • 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 at 619-232-2891.
  • Private Party Facilities: Croce's Park West accommodate private parties from 12 - 200 people. Please contact Evelyn Caballero at 619-232-2891.
  • Private Party Contact: Evelyn Caballero 619-232-2891x
  • Entertainment: Croce's Park West offers live music every night of the week. 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.
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Croce's Park West reviews from OpenTable diners
182 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (118)fit for foodies (101)special occasion (95)romantic (87)hot spot (56)vibrant bar scene (48)notable wine list (47)good for groups (46)great for outdoor dining (37)late-night find (36)great for brunch (19)great for lunch (18)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Neighborhood Gem
    JellyBean
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Coming to Croce's Park West is like coming home. Great food, excellent drink and fine fine music. We love coming here for the ever changing menu. Whether you come here for brunch, lunch or dinner get ready to be surprised with excellent food and warm atmosphere. A pleasure to eat and enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent dinning experience.
    Freecam
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Superb food and the staff is excellent and attentive. Looking forward to returning with just my wife. Would also like to sample the lunch fare. I recommend Croce's Park West to anyone seeking a unique dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and entertainment too!
    timatwlb
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We received a very friendly welcome considering that it was our first visit and were shown to a table perfect for listening to the music without being intrusive. The service was exceptional and the food was excellent. Had a wonderful evening and have booked to return before we leave San Diego. Highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such great service, food and entertainment.
    Michaelle1
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Menu was interesting and unique. Food was great. Short ribs were succulent. Service was outstanding especially hostess at front. The featured entertainment was BESOS DE COCO.... amazingly talented and a joy to be in the presence of. Croce's is a definate venu for us on our next trip to San Diego.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Agnieszka
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We went there for brunch, 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Everyone was very happy with their food. It was really really good. The kids had pancakes and french toast. It was even too much food for them so they got to go boxes. We had the original eggs benedict and the duck confit eggs benedict. They were both delicious! The sauce was perfect. We asked to see the dinner menu and we will definitely go back for dinner. There was so much on the menu we wanted to try. We liked the live music during brunch, that was a nice touch. Wish the bottomless mimosa was less, my boyfriend felt it was a little over priced compared to our other brunch place. Only get the bottomless mimosa if you're going to have more than 2 glasses. I'm glad I read their reviews on Yelp and had a chance to look at the pictures that others posted. We'll go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3rd time at Croce's Park West
    Moppy
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I've noticed that, now after coming here three times, that the kitchen isn't very consistent. The first visit, my short ribs and mac were very good, only problem was not enough sauce on the rib. Second time, macaroni was pretty dry, but very tasty, and plenty of sauce on the rib, which was delicious. The latest visit, my mom got the chicken. The leg was way undercooked, but the meal was taken off the bill. My short rib had a medium amount of sauce and macaroni was really creamy. There was less flavor in both than before which was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reunited
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I was recently reunited with Croce's since I hadn't been in a few years and was surprised to find they'd moved from the Gas Lamp. Was impressed with their new location and the amount of space they'd acquired. Great ambiance, deep plush booths and dark wood. The music was first class as usual though not necessarily my style the evening we attended. But true appreciation of music crosses all genre's so it was nice to experience something a little different that evening. The staff and service were incredible. Still and always recommending Croce's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st Timers
    xray54
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I've always wanted to go to Croces' Park West. The jazz scene seemed very very good. I decided to go this time because an old high school friend of mine was playing. We waited a few minutes for our table even though we had reservations. We had to wait 45 min. until I asked for a waiter. If it wasn't for the fact that I came to see my friend play I would have been very irritated. BUT the food was incredible. I hate brussels sprouts but they were prepared in such a way that I couldn't stop eating them, the steak was well prepared and the presentation was good. The ambiance was exactley what I expected, inviting and comfortable. The price was less then what I expected. Aside from the wait I will return. OFTEN
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dining experience
    DelMarFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food, the service and the ambience have all contributed to making Croce's Park West one of our "go-to" favorites in the neighborhood. We have a great relationship built with a sweet server named Sarah and she not only remembers us, but she remembers what we had and like last time and then recommends something new that she believes would be something we'd like. We haven't been disappointed yet! Thanks Sarah! The music is just the right volume and we can be close enough to enjoy it, yet enough away to still have a great conversation. Just a great balance. Frenchie gave us an excellent recommendation for a Chateau Ste Michelle “Col Solare” 2008 which was a great choice giving us a fantastic red blend that worked well for both the Pinot lover and my preference for more of a Sangiovesi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome time, great food, great service!!!!
    malebeatieVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The Music the night we were there was wonderful, the musicians came by after the show to say hello to every table, that was a classy touch!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Possibly Better than Downtown
    whodatRX7
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    First time at the new Croce's location, west of Balboa Park. Excellent food. Appetizer and main dishes were great! It was a little smaller than I had envisioned. A major portion was taken up by the entertainment / music area in the rear. Made a last minute reservation and was able to actually get a table early. For the most part, could hear the music well into the main part of the restaurant. Definitely a different vibe as compared to downtown / gaslamp area. Likely better as not impacted by all the craziness. The people that know of the new location and want to enjoy, go anyway. Great selection of artists. I would / will go again, even outside of a saturday night.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Enjoyed the ambiance and was pleased with the service. Food was tasty and I left completely satisfied. Would recommend for any type of special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining and entertainment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was our first time to Croce's Park West. We went to Croce's Downtown frequently, and the new resturant is wonderful. It is warm, welcoming, and the food is delicious. The entertainment is wonderful and makes for such a nice evening. We enjoyed our experience and will most definately return very soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner
    firstdate
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Amazing dinner for 4 of us - food service and atmosphere wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!!
    Crocefanmusicandfood28
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    A fantastic edition of the original site, Croce's has charm, wonderful ambience, a heartfelt and moving tribute to the namesake by a loving and engaging wife. The food was brilliant, the ambience enveloping and the service second to none. Highly recommend it and will be back every chance I get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    dmiller
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I have been enjoying Croce's for over 20 years. They have move to new location and I was a bit skeptical but they delivered on service and food as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food terrible
    lady4law
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We had a reservation, but forced to wait 15 min although restaurant was almost empty. Waited 15-20 min for our drink, 1/2 hour for eggs, Benedict and the eggs were cold. We were a party of 3 but only 2 meals were brought to table other party waited until other meals were almost completed to recieve hers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEEJ
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great place. ...... Enjoyed a wonderful dinner.....ambiance so enjoyable....went 2xs in 1 week
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing Food, Service & Ambiance
    Catherine
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I frequent Croce's and am continuously impressed with my overall experience at this fine dining establishment. The entire staff is courteous, attentive, professional and knowledgable. The menu/food, regardless of the time of day, is always innovative and delicious. And, the ambiance is warm and inviting. Finally, the live music is incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pleasant Dining.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I love that there are options to choose half or full portions for dinner. An excellent idea for small appetites! Also really like the circular tables, great for conversation over a meal. Friendly servers and delicious meals, fun atmosphere, nice wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Makes for a special anniversary
    Gourmenot
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Service was excellent, food was great, atmosphere was cordial and relaxed. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ConnieVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    What a fantastic move for the restaurant to Banker's Hill. We enjoyed everything about it. The food (New York steak, ribs and pork chop) were fantastic. Jessie our server was perfect and Ingrid stopping by to say hello and wish me Happy Birthday was quite the treat. Everything was perfect. We will definitely be back. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BIRTHDAY BOY
    LUV2EATPRIMERIB
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    MY DATE TOOK ME THERE FOR MY BIRTHDAY. SAT IN X-PATRIATE ROOM. GREAT FUN, BUT VERY LOUD. JAZZ BAND PLAYED. FOOD WAS GREAT. SERVICE WAS O.K. I'VE BEEN HERE SEVERAL TIMES IN THE PAST. NEVER FAILS TO IMPRESS ME. WE'LL BE BACK, YOU CAN COUNT ON IT!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice decor
    KBPB
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Had a great dinner on Tuesday! My first time visiting the new Croces. The decor is beautiful. Lots of people for a Tuesday, I am glad the restaurant is doing well. Loved to have dinner with the background playing live jazz...what a treat!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome find!
    Court
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I am a foodie and only want to experience unique, local places when I travel. People were friendly. Menu was innovative and delivered in taste. And the scene was funky and fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of this world experience
    SDVisitor2014VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The whole evening at Croce's was amazing! What a great place. From the hostess greeting us like celebrities and taking us to a fabulous talbe to the bartenders creating terrific drinks to the staff creating and serving a fabulous meal to the amazing music from the jazz ensemble... I simply can't say enough good things. I definitely recommended this as a special experience for everyone to enjoy. Again, amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food needs to be improved
    jackie
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The remodel of the space was done very well. It is a beautiful space, very private, well suited for romantic dinners, etc. The back room looks like a very lovely party space. The service was very good. Everyone was very attentive. The food was marginal. it was not up the standards of Bankers Hill, the new places in Mission Hills or most of the upscale places downtown. The menu needs an overhaul and the quality needs to be up'd.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, fabulous entertainment
    BarryNVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    i was in San Diego on business and went to Croce's with two colleagues. I had the braised short ribs and my colleagues had duck. The food was prepared exactly as ordered and we all raced about the food. We were able to clearly hear the combo that was playing New Orleans Jazz and American standards. If you're in San Diego, don't miss this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We went to Croce's specifically to see a band perform which contains a friend of ours. We were very pleasantly surprised with how fantastic the food and service were while we were there. The menu is pretty fancy, and everything we had was completely delicious. We got to meet Ingrid Croce and spoke to her for a little while, and her gracious and welcoming presence really makes this a special place. It was terrific!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and wine
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We had dinner on a Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. The service was impeccable, the food was fantastic. We ordered three appetizers and shared them. The Brussels Sprouts are divine. We ordered two small plate dinners and also shared those. Everything was great. The sommelier was wonderful and helped us select a wonderful bottle of wine. All in our party would definitely recommend and return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always great
    beatnickVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We go to Croce's every time we're in town. Food is always excellent and service is just how we like it, attentive, professional and friendly. I like the new location away from the Gaslamp.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The service was slow. We ordered an appetizer and it can with our meal rather than with the drinks. Also the wine list is quite limited. The only white is Chardonnay and that is not many people's preference. The food was outstanding and the idea of half portions is great. The music was very nice and not at all loud at our table enabling dinner conversation without having to shout.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Welcome to the neighborhood!
    PickyEater
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Absolutely fantastic experience! Great food, great service and great ambience! It is a very welcome addition to the Park West/Hillcrest/Bankers Hill neighborhood! Upscale without being stuffy or pretentious! I will be back several times over!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Has it all!
    JazzyKayeight
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great food, ambience and jazz. Couldn't ask for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A Gem
    joytodine
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Croce's offers it all for those who enjoy an eclectic dining experience in an uptown neighborhood atmosphere. Much easier access than Gaslamp. Food presentation and taste top rate. Service excellent. Foodies will enjoy taking pictures and sharing the experience with others. I will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Croces
    Magpie
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The food was delicious and we had great service. However the music was not great. We would have preferred to have softer music so we could have enjoyed dinner conversation.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best food and ambiance
    Buergermeister
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Croce's is the most reliable and exquisite dining experience around. The service is outstanding, the food scrumptious (my favorite is the scallops which are seared to a perfectly sweet crust with the most juicy interior), and the ambiance relaxed and romantic. Michael, the sommelier, always has a great suggestion for pairings, and the small plates are a god sent for me. We recently went during a life performance by Todo Mundo, which provided a high quality background for our dining experience. Ingrid Croce supports local up and coming youth jazz, and the best performances have been by Gilbert Castellanos playing with high school and college students' combos. An experience not be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch is a Must!
    SDRWFindVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The Croce's Brunch menu is extensive and delicious. Friendly service and wonderful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    diamondintheruff
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My date and I wanted to check out Croce's. Loved his music growing up, and thought how cool to visit his wife's place. The service was better than most places. Friendly server's went out of their way to make us feel welcomed. Food was a 7 out of 10 and keep in mind we are very picky. Good wine selection. The only negative here was a disappointment in the music selection. it's a very subjective point, so we could have been on a off night (Friday). It was jazz, which I do like. Just was expecting something different. We would go back good though.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VictorVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Cocktails glasses TOO SMALL. Restaurant nearly empty and they tried to seat us at a small table next to another couple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate