Impressive restaurantWe celebrated the Birthdays of two members of our party. The restaurant has a impressive menu. We enjoyed the fresh halibut and also the duck entrées. The wine list was extensive and the Sommelier a helped us pick out the perfect wine. The entrées and food are expensive but worth it. It's a great place to celebrate special occasions. Recommend jackets for men and formal dress for women. Not a place for young children.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dining experienceIt's unusual for us to visit a restaurant like this so it was a real treat. Not that we haven't before. Our servers were engaging and friendly but allowed us to follow our own schedule. We were impressed with the specials of the day and opted to try a couple of them. The food was exquisitely prepared and presented. Everything we had was absolutely top notch. We are very value conscious when it comes to wine and we selected a lower priced wine that exceeded our expectations. All in all, we were after an extraordinary dining experience which we most certainly had and left with a strong desire to revisit Pamplemousse and recommend it. The decor is elegant but relaxed. The art interestingly whimsical fitting the Southern California culture.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy sixth visit over the lastMy sixth visit over the last 15 years with a new guest and I continue to be very pleased with the excellent cuisine and service!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome-mousseAs always Pamplemousse is such a great place to dine. I love coming here to eat and I wish I could afford it to eat here more often but when I do get the chance I love eating here. The food is a work of art and cher Jeffrey Strauss is amazing. Perfect mix of beaty taste without compromising one over the other. I can't wait to come back here again.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I absolutely lovedMy wife and I absolutely loved everything about it.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery expensive but great foodVery expensive but great food with good portions..3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI've dined in many (if notI've dined in many (if not most) of San Diego's fine restaurants and this was among if not the best! The food was amazing!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite restaurantMenu is diverse and creative. Portions are relatively large so it's easy to over order. Food is incredible...everything from truffled burger and fries to ahi lollipops. Wine list is very extensive for medium to high (don't care about $) budgets3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect once again!Always fantastic! The Hamachi and Tuna Tartare and Lobster Salad are truly some of the very best starters in San Diego restaurants and are perfectly executed every time. We are very frequent visitors but never tire of the menu choices as they revolve enough to present a large number of excellent choices. Very rare to find a restaurant that can be the family favorite, but also be the go-to choice for executing an important business function.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSometimes awaken in the middleSometimes awaken in the middle of the night dreaming about the Truffle Fries! Even our kids have fallen in love with the truffle as a result of this restaurant.3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAsk for WorthingtonMy husband and I live in Geneva and are used to eating well in France. As a result we tend to be snobbish about food, but were delighted with our overall experience at Pamplemousse Grille. Our attentive and pleasant waiter Worthington provided excellent food and wine recommendations and superb service. The black truffle fries are terrific. My husband was disappointed by his pink abalone, but everything else (bread, vegetables, French Burgundy and California (Turley) wines, fish, mixed game platter, tart tartan) was excellent. Flavors were subtle and complex.
I loved the decor and was especially pleased by the calm environment and separation of tables that made it possible to eat and carry on a conversation at the same time.2/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed another outstandingEnjoyed another outstanding meal here during SD Restaurant Week in January 2013. Food, quality and service are a can't miss here. Nice menu selections for our three course prix fixe meal. Really appreciate the continued participation of Pampelmouse Grill for SD Restaurant Week.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding outstanding outstandingOutstanding outstanding outstanding. Enjoyed another great dining experience at Pampelmousse Grill. Entree selections were excellent as well as outstanding service. Quality, consistentcy and service are their greatest assets.11/11/2012 12:00:00 AM