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Crush - Solana Beach

451 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Saturday - Sunday: Brunch 10am-2pm, Dinner 4:30pm- Close
Monday - Tuesday: Dinner 4:30pm- Close
Wednesday - Friday: Lunch 11am - 3pm, Dinner 4:30pm- Close

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Phone number
(858) 481-2787
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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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.
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Cross street
Dhalia (next to California Pizza Kitchen)
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Parking details
Additional parking is located in the back.
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Public transit
Coaster Station less than .5 miles
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Live Music Wednesday-Saturday
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Special events & promotions
Birthdays, anniversaries, holiday gatherings, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, total-buy outs and much more.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Lori (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Crush is a great place for a romantic dinner with your honey or food and drinks in the bar with live music in the background.

Wanderer (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

The prices seem to have jumped up since the last time I was there. The server was overwhelmed and service slow. I was disappointed compared to past experiences

vipErika (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on June 9, 2017

Ok, so the food at Crush is super good. Fresh, Italian and very tasty. The meatballs and the stuffed squash blossoms were favorites and the pizza is worthy of a return visit. The only negative is the noise level which is quite loud. We even sat in the back of the restaurant far from the bar and it was still hard to hear my friends across the table.

vipLucy (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on June 5, 2017

Supherb fiod. Scallops are out of this world. Service not so great. This was my third time there. First time service was fine. Second and third time not so good. Seems like it's not policy to pick up the plates after your finished eating. There wasn't a lot of people dining so we could look around the whole place. The waitress was frequently and for pretty long periods of time no where to be seen. But she was very nice and the bus boy did bring out the food promptly. Just didn't bus the tables.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2017

We came here for date night. We had an early reservation and the restaurant was almost empty which was nice. I'm sure it gets busy later but we are on the early train with little kids at home with the sitter. Dinner was great. We weren't too hungry so we split an appetizer, salad and fish entree. The cucumber spicy margaritas were fantastic. Service was great!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2017

David is the man! Excellent food, service was perfect. We were taken great care of!

vipLucy (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on May 22, 2017

Waitress left for a car considerable amount of time. Our dirty plates sat on the table during that time even though the bus boy passed us a few times.

vipimpeccable (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

Much too expensive. Great food if you don't mind spending 25/30 bucks for pasta and a minimum of $45.00 for wine you can buy at the store for $10.00.

vipScott (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

We come here frequently. Great bar, great food, great service. It's a neighborhood favorite. Just go!

vipDissapointed (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on May 10, 2017

Waiter service was poor frequently had to have others call him. Also spaghetti bolognese although good very over priced and I had to remind waiter to bring out Parmesan cheese etc. so in all overpriced for poor service

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on May 10, 2017

New server very inexperienced. Felt bad for him. He shouldn't be all on his own.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined on May 3, 2017

Went to Crush on 5/3 for dinner. Service was slow and lacked motivation, it seemed. Wife's pasta dish was very disappointing: soup bowl size of gnocchi with pesto sauce and two, two quarter size scallops. Price? $29. My small pizza? Only had two of the four meats ordered. Price? $24. Glass of $15 retail per bottle Riesling for my wife? $13. Dessert was supposed to be chocolate croissant bread pudding with chocolate gelato. Received what? Very dense traditional bread pudding with raisins and vanilla gelato. Waiter said this is their version despite there being no hint of chocolate nor croissants. Raisins in chocolate bread pudding? Are you kidding? I make a excellent version of this at home so I know what it's supposed to be. Total bill? $100. Don't live in the area but are there 4-5 times per year and won't be going back.

vipPasta (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

The restaurant is sort of hit-or-miss. The owners have changed over a few times so I am never sure what to expect. However, this past visit was our last. The waiter kept forgetting items and hardly ever came by our table. Not sure if he had another section on the other side of the restaurant or what, but he was terrible. The food was ok, but for the price, we expect better.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

The food is classic italian and done quite well. However, for the prices you would expect a bit more. I enjoyed the simpler items on the menu.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on April 28, 2017

This was our first time at Crush and we will definitely be back again - service was outstanding and we sat in the little courtyard and thoroughly enjoyed our meal - ordered a bunch of different appetizers and a dessert to die for ...