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Urban Solace
Urban Solace

Urban Solace Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.urbansolace.net
  • Phone: (619) 295-6464
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 10:30am - 4:00pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Matt Gordon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We do have limited availability for larger groups. Please contact the restaurant for more details.
  • Entertainment: We feature live bluegrass music every Sunday for our famous "Blue Grass Brunch", from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: University
  • Public Transit: We are located at the transit hub of 30th and University Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Generally there is plenty of street parking available as well as the North Park parking garage directly across from the restaurant. Entrance to the garage is on 29th Street just south of University
A word from Urban Solace
Join us at Urban Solace Restaurant, featuring New American Comfort Food and a fantastic selection of West Coast wines, handcrafted beer and a full selection of liquor.
We are located in the heart of North Park’s “Restaurant Row”, near bustling neighborhoods of Hillcrest, South Park and University Heights, and just north of Downtown San Diego and Balboa Park. We are open seven days a week and feature our famous “Bluegrass Brunch” every Sunday.
Reservations are generally only for the interior dining room. The patio is reserved for walk-in guests. On special occasions such as New Years Eve and Valentines Day, the patio is used for reservations as well. If you do not want to sit outside, please call the restaurant once you have made your reservation online.
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Diner Reviews
  • "From overseas. Came for dinner. Ambience was nice, chose to sit outside but you can smell the smoke from the streets, couldn't be helped. Service was fine, friendly, basic, average, enough. Food wise; ordered the biscuits (savory scones) which were excellent. Must try! Mains; 1/2 roast chicken with grits; very average, skip. Pork belly: well cooked, garnished with spring onions/green onions and coriander/cilantro. So I think a side of creamy, cheesey, mashed potatoes is out of place. Braised beef cheeks; had better, better than the chicken. Steak; best of the 4, ordered medium, must be the cut because it was quite "stringey" and tough - should have ordered medium rare or rare. Disappointed, wasn't disastrous. Wouldn't return."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The food is really excellent. Pricy, but you get what you pay for."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Every time I take someone new to this restaurant, it just shines! The food is always stellar and the waitstaff is friendly and knowledgeable. I love this place!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I think my expectations were set too high. The food was very good but a little high for the selection, quality and creativity."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Walking in, we were greeted very warmly and loved our server. I wish I could remember his name. We sat outside in the patio and it was very cute. Some funky art on the walls and draping lights. The food is a little pricey. We paid about 23 for their meatloaf plate and almost 18 dollars for chicken and dumplings. I thought it was all just Ok (except for the biscuits! YUMMMMM), but my boyfriend loved everything."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "These were the best Fried Oysters I've ever had. Including the sauce. (And I'm from Maryland!!). The Beef Cheeks were outstanding as well. I'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Chicken and dumplings were delicious. Hangar steak was cooked perfect and the tartare was yummy. Urban also has good selection of beers and great cocktails. Service is always excellent as usual."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was our second time here and the experience was just as good as the first time. The menu has options that should meet anyone's needs and the wine prices are excellent. Alyson, our server, provided us with good information as we were narrowing down our choices and it was a pleasure having her interact with us. The overall meal is a great value for such good and interesting food. Four of us each had a dinner and we shared three appetizers/sides and two bottles of wine and the bill was about $200. The outside dining area really reminds me of New Orleans. If it ever rains in San Diego again, I would love to eat out there and enjoy the experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Just found this place in North Park on 30th, just below University. Great service. Good Food."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great place, great atmosphere, great food, but service was very slow. Overall, very good. I have been here many times and will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "GREAT sums up the experience my wife and I just had here. We decided to try Urban Solace for the first time for my wife's birthday and will definitely be coming back. The service was great, attentive but not pushy. Our waitress gave us recomendations when we asked but never forced anything on us. The drinks were well mixed and unique. And of course, the food! The duckaroni was rich and creamy but the arugula kept it from becoming to thick with each bite. We had the tuna chop chop, hanger steak and pork belly as well which were all familiar yet unique with their additions and sides. GREAT"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I never thought I would find chicken n' dumplings that could rival mine, but these are pretty darn close. The fried sage and firm dumplings made me forget howuch I disliked drop dumplings. Our waitress was pure perfection and was able to answer every question. Next time I'm in SD I will definitely visit Urban Solace."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Right out of the chute, we were informed that they don't carry "the usual name-brand" liquors. This is a problem if you are Grey Goose martini drinkers. And, we are. The organic vodka we were offered instead, didn't compare. The appetizers were ok. Yellow tail chop chop -- very average, fried oysters -- good. My friend got the duck confit and she said it was delicious. Others at my table ordered the sea bass (over sauced) and the quinoa burger (good). Lastly, I had the burger with avocado. The garlic was overpowering. They pride themselves on the organic meat and yet I couldn't even taste it. All that I could taste was garlic. A very disappointing night considering the amount of great restaurants around town."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Love the variety on the menu. And when we couldn't decide which draft beer to order, samples were forthcoming. That made deciding easy."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Finally was able to take husband to this restaurant which I had already tried and am pleased to say it did not disappoint."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food is amazing. Menu changes with what's in season. Priced right. Been here several times and never disappoints. The smoked tomato jam is house made. Love it!!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We typically love Urban Solace and like to take our friends there. That being said, of the four people in our party, one had what a really good meal ("Pulled Chicken and Dumplings"). Both of the Sea Bass orders were over cooked and smelled fishy. The Beef Cheeks were fattier than I remember. While the meat tasted good, the ribbon of fat running through made it difficult to eat."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Be prepared to be wowed! They aren't kidding, the 'Not your mothers meat loaf' is nothing like my mom ever made. This is my new fav restaurant in San Diego."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We'd been to Urban Solace once before several months ago and were eager to find an excuse to return. The atmosphere and decor can only be described as early miscellaneous and oddly welcoming. It did feel a bit like coming home, even though we'd only been there once before. Allison was our waitress and was wonderful; a marvelous advisor for choices to be made. Some of our party was late getting to the restaurant, but there was no problem getting a table for those on time and service while waiting. The food is very unique (I had the Duck Confit with allspice rub-YUM!2 of us had the Chicken and Dumplings and 2 the prime rib special.) Everyone was pleased with their choices. Desserts were WOW! It is pricey, but overall, SO worth-it!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Unfortunately I had the sea bass which was so dry over done . I wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Just got back in town from Vegas...Was hungry and all the lines. This made me feel I was back in SD. Great spot. Good food...Totally worth it."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Dining at Urban Solace is exactly that….peace and quiet in the midst of a noisy neighborhood. Sitting in the patio, it is as if the world has fallen away and you are left to enjoy artistically presented and delicious food. This was the first time for the friend I had invited, who has food allergies and the chef gladly accommodated her requests for altering the menu item. Our server was attentive and the meal quite enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Cant wait to come back soon....every time I visit my daughter in San diego!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I LOVE Urban Solace and it has yet to disappoint. I haven't been here in over a year and the familiar favorites were still on the menu and were delicious! This place is ideal for brunch or date night."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We have eaten at Urban Solace many times for lunch and dinner and never been disappointed. This fact held true for our first brunch there last Sunday on Father's Day. We had a delightful and tasty brunch for four. The food was great as always. We started with the delicious biscuits, a must. The food served around the table included the Salmon Eggs Benedict, Kitchen Sink Biscuits and Gravy, EGBLT and the Beef Cheeks Hash. Everyone loved their food and left with full bellies."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The wait staff was very helpful regarding the beer and dessert selection. And my main entree was good. I am disappointed that they seem to have taken the fried green tomatoes off their menu, as this was my favorite appetizer. I've tried the shrimp and grits twice now and have been disappointed with it both times. Although the grits were creamy, it was rather bland, and the shrimp were tough. But otherwise, my food was good, and the black velvet cake was amazing."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Went there Saturday evening to celebrate our anniversary and because of my hearing it took a while to find a table that was quiet. They were terrific at working with me. Then came great food and service. Food was very fun and yummy. Go for the watermelon salad while they have it."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I love the "not your momma's meatloaf" but it's the cheese biscuits that I crave !!! The orange-honey butter and smoked tomato jam spread on the biscuits is to die for. I tried the duckaroni for the first time and it was delicious !!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Best burger I have ever eaten there. Can get loud depending on the crowd. Can get chilly bring a jacket. Great beer selection. Good prices considering the quality food. You can dress up or down. Very nice. Will return soon hopefully someday."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We enjoyed dinner on the patio. Good menu choices, tasty food, nice wine selection. We want to come back for their Sunday Brunch with Bluegrass music. Very nice place for dinner."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We've been to Urban Solace many times. Food is outstanding every time. Minor misstep with our order this time (food wasn't exactly what we had ordered). Tasted wonderful, but should have been adjusted on the bill. Seemed to be a minor disconnect between wait staff and the kitchen, as both orders were not correct. First time in many visits that we've had that happen. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Very accommodating for our large party of twelve for lunch, celebrating a graduation. Excellent service. Every single person loved their meal, including drinks and desserts-- absolutely zero complaints."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "the restaurant was an amazing find! you made our 16th year wedding anniversary a great and memorable experience! we will definitely keep coming back and bringing friends and family along!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Our experience was probably not typical, in that we had a late lunch/early dinner in the middle of the week. That said, our experience at Urban Solace was very pleasant. Service was prompt and helpful (our server made some good beer suggestions). The food was well prepared comfort food (e.g., burgers, pastrami) that was very tasty and ample portion size. A great place for fun, relaxing casual dining with good beer and wine list and fun food."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant. I enjoyed everything about it. Sat outside in the patio. Good ambience. Different style of cuisine. Everyone in the group loved their meal. Great location. Super cute decor. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I came here after reading stellar Yelp reviews, however I was disappointed by the experience. The food we ordered was subpar and not memorable, but perhaps we ordered the wrong thing. I would be willing to give this place another try."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had a great lunch at Urban Solace. The pastrami sandwiches are very good and they have some of the best fries in town. And, for three of us, the price was very reasonable."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We took two friends who had never been to Urban Solace before, and had a lovely lunch on the patio. Each of the four sandwiches was delicious, and unfortunately left no room for dessert! We've been here many times and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Urban Solace is always a great go to for a weekend brunch (unique menu), taking guests who are in town to dinner or just anytime we want incredible, unique food full of flavor. This night was no different. Such a great time and a wonderful waiter too."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My husband and I have been going to Urban Solace since it first opened, and the food quality is always reliably good. They had an excellent prime rib special for dinner, and I cannot stress the food quality enough. However, our service was a bit lacking (slow, forgot a drink order (but then comped the drink), and generally not as attentive as I would have liked) but this is a minor quibble. I wish they had a better selection of beers on drought. Their selection was heavy on lighter beer (claritas, saison, and weissen). They only two IPAs and no pale ale on drought, and, I know this is petty, but they were $7 and $8.50 and were served in a fancy tulip glass instead of pint glass. I hate it when I feel like I am getting gouged on beer"
    Dined on 5/11/2014