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Crush - Solana Beach
Crush - Solana Beach

Crush - Solana Beach Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.solanabeachcrush.com
  • Email: crushsb@gmail.com
  • Phone: (858) 481-2787
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Friday 11:30am- 2:00pm, 4:30pm-Close. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 4:30-Close. Happy Hour 4:30pm-6:30pm everyday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Michael Lina
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Crush can customize a menu, or choose from one of our menu packages. Crush has appetizer packages, as well as full seated dinners either plated or family style.
  • Entertainment: Live Music Wednesday-Saturday
  • Special Events & Promotions: Birthdays, anniversaries, holiday gatherings, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, total-buy outs and much more.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Coaster Station less than .5 miles
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Crush - Solana Beach
Our passion is to serve the best cuisine and provide the most exciting dining experience at our Solana Beach location. Every employee will make the commitment to achieve excellent through gracious, friendly and professional service. Crush takes pride in serving the highest quality of food in a unique and inviting atmosphere. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Our server was great and very knowlegeable about the food preparation and menu. We have always had a good experience here, but the music and our server made it exceptionable. The night we were dining there. There was an accoustic guitar played who was fabulous. Noticable but not intrusive. He definately added greatly to the ambience of the restaurant!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This was my first time to Crush with friends who live nearby and it was a great experience . The food was very fresh (I had the halibut) and our server David made an impeccable recommendation on a great bottle of red . The live music from the bar area fit perfectly with the vibe of the restaurant and added to the evening."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food was pretty good, but we waited over 45 minutes for our check."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "After a trip from Seattle to this pleasant coastal community, we experienced a wonderful dinner surprise with a remarkable menu, excellent service,and low background noise. All of the serving people were friendly and attentive. Chef Michael was remarkable in his creative renditions of what is often standard fare. Don't miss this opportunity to eat well!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our server was excellent, there when we needed him but allowed us plenty of time to enjoy our wine and conversation before making up our minds on our meals. My sea bass was the best I had ever had. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Great restaurant. We visited for the first time and were not dissapointed. We will definitely retutn!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Every Monday night is " meatball Monday"!!!! $2 meatballs that are delicious and filling! Get a meatball or 2 with a yummy Caesar salad and you will be in heaven. There are comfy couches to lounge on and the service is always attentive. Crush is my new favorite!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I made reservation for 4 for the birthday dinner for my husband. I mentioned on open table that it was a birthday. The service was outstanding, very nice selection of food and all our questions on sustainability of types of fish were answered. The food was very good. We ordered a selection of 4 appetizers and all four of us chose different entrees. This way we had a chance to try a variety of foods and everything was good. My husband received a very nice birthday dessert on the house as well, which was a very nice touch. The owner was there and stopped by our table at the end of the dinner and asked how we liked it. It was a caring and nice conversation. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Menu offers a wonderful selection of well presented and good size potions of very tasty food!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My wife and I had a very nice dinner here. Both of us had pasta dishes that were very good. Unfortunate thing was many of the food choices were not available by the time we were there (8:15pm reservation), so I had to change from my first preference. Our waiter was very good to try and accommodate us. Ahi appetizer and beet salad were very good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Greatly enjoyed our dinner at Crush. The Chilean sea bass and Fitlet Mignon were cooked to perfection, perhaps a bit heavy on sauce but outstanding flavor. Creme Brulee was the best of the best. Wine pours were exceptional! Only drawback is the setup in the restaurant is very noisy."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Good food and good service. A very casual place with bad acoustics. It is not easy to carry on a conversation without saying what about 20 times. Would not go again on a busy night, but nice for casual dining when not too busy.."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Came in for restaurant week and had a wonderful dinner! The mac n cheese and spaghetti meat balls were great! Service was also great."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "The food is one note...the tasty but average tomato based sauce is used for all dishes. Had the chicken parmesian...sorry...overcooked/rubbery. The meatball appetizer was the best. 30% off on wines was a hit...Tuesdays. Now, about the smell in the restaurant: If you have ever been to Italy then you would know that even though they use some garlic in their food, you never really smell it very strongly. THIS PLACE SMELLS LIKE THEY PUT ROASTED GARLIC ON EVERY SEAT AND TABLE IN THE PLACE. Makes the bouquet of even the best wines non-exisistent. So...If you really like the roasted garlic smell for days after you've dined...then this is really your place (some people really love that smell...personally, I burned my clothes later that evening)."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Love the ambience of this place. The $35 restaurant week menu had many favorites - such as meatball appetizer - and the Caesar salad and eggplant parm were excellent. But - my husbands entree of the mac and cheese " with sausage" was disappointing - smallish portion, not flavorful, and tiny tiny crumbles of sausage barely worth mentioning. Much better Mac and cheese elsewhere. Only 2 choices for dessert but they were both good. Generous wine pours, and they offered 30% off bottles. Very attentive service, perhaps because et 6:00 on a Sunday weren't busy."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Steak and fish were excellent. Meatballs satisfied a true Italian. Didn't care much for clams linguini cheesy texture."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We enjoy crush for many reasons great food, great ambience, reasonable prices, and above all, we ca walk across the street for dinner. Residence is 509 S Sierra!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Great server, very attentive and friendly. Love the half off of pricey wine. Very, very good food and I am demanding there as a chef, myself. The menu is creative blend of innovation and tradition."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Food was very good and we were pleased. The wine discount/special was also very good. Our hesitation with the review is with the service. We didn't feel that the service was up to par at times. At the beginning it was very slow until my wife said something because the drink wasn't done right and we kept waiting for another replacement drink that never came."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "First time at Crush. Food was delicious across the board. A filet, chicken piccata, mama's meatballs, sea bass, gnocchi with ragu.,, all spectacular. A decent wine list but a Lucile top heavy on the mid and high prices wines, but a nice eclectic collection. Service was a little slow at the beginning bug the pacing on courses was better. The restaurant was pretty noisy and it was at times hard to carry on a conversation. Overall a great night out and we'd definitely go back and would recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Loved this little wine bar tucked in the middle of other businesses and restaurants! Super live entertainment and great food and wine list. The owner came to our table, asked us how everything was....would definitely go back! Great martinis as well."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "My husband and I went there to take advantage of their Happy Hour only to discover that it was very limited especially in the wine and beer offerings. I had hoped to get a glass of chardonnay at the happy hour price and was told I'd have to settle for a glass of Pinot Grigio which I didn't. My husband had the same experience in the beer offerings. However, the appetizers were delicious and well presented. Very nice atmosphere in the restaurant . We ate in the bar area which was nice. Our sever was new, but provided good service. All in all quite a nice night out. Though we'd certainly like to find a nice restaurant where we can enjoy Happy hour for less than $100."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We brought two out of town guests to the restaurant. I was so embarrassed. The waiter forgot my appetizer and brought it much later. Then, he forgot my main course altogether. I ordered a salad instead - something quick. Then, he completely forgot the chocolate dessert we had ordered. When we finally got his attention, he apologized and brought us an entirely different dessert. The food was good. But the service (which is always slow) was the worst I have ever had in any restaurant."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "The food was very good; we enjoyed everything we ordered. Unfortunately the noise level was so loud it was difficult to have a conversation. If something was done about the acoustics I would enjoy it more. Dinner is a social event and when I go out to dinner I like to talk with the people I'm with, without having to shout."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Good local restaurant in Solana Beach, it was our first time there, two couples, had two lamb dishes, one Salmon and one scrimp dish. My Salmon dish was very good, large piece prepared well. The menu is pretty simple and limited but offers an adequate number of meat and sea food dishes. The prices were average to a little above and the ambiance was great. The service was a little slow but the restaurant was pretty crowded, Saturday night, 7 pm. The noise level was a little high but acceptable. We would probably go there again if it were closer but there are a number of similar restaurants nearer to our house which are as good or better."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Had heard that Crush was a happening spot. Got there on a Wednesday night at 7:00 pm. Only a few diners. A great band was playing. By the time we got done with dinner, there were a handful of people in the bar. Disappointing that no one was there. Food was pretty good as was the dinner service. Just needs to have a larger crowd."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Been there twice and both time the staff has been super friendly and the food is outstanding. I love the VIP Appreciation Night, you cant beat a free bottle of wine! I will be back again!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "The idea of having spaghetti and meatballs at an Italian restaurant may sound passé, but given the exquisite sauce, seasoning in the meatballs, and some sort of cream cheese (?) in parts of the sauce made it a most memorable meal. Everyone enjoyed their meal, and the desserts were good, too. I ride my bike past this place a couple times a week and never knew it was there, but WOW...glad we found it."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "Great Food, Great Service and Great Ambience. Can not say enough good things!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "All was great! Except, the busboy cleared the plates while I was still eating. This is a training issue."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "Went to Crush to celebrate several birthdays. We had a group of 14 ladies. Everything went smoothy. Drinks were perfect and food was delivered hot and delicious. No complaints, everyone had a great time !!!! I would definitely book another event at Crush!!!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Absolutely no complaints. Food was excellent, wine was excellent and the service was delightful."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Was early date night taking advantage of their early bird 2 for $25 (4:30-6:30) deals. The bolognese tagliatelle was amazing. Spare the meatballs. Good wine list."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "The youngsters cluster all patrons together, even though the restaurant is empty. The art of dispersion is not practiced here. Food is good here. Service is very good. The noise form the lounge area can detract from the dining experience."
    Dined on 9/6/2013