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About 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.

437 S. Coast Highway Suite 112
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian

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

ALL MENUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Cross Street:
Dhalia (next to California Pizza Kitchen)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 481-2787

Website:
http://www.solanabeachcrush.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Wednesday-Saturday

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.

Parking Details:
Additional parking is located in the back.

Public Transit:
Coaster Station less than .5 miles

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
Birthdays, anniversaries, holiday gatherings, wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, total-buy outs and much more.

Crush - Solana Beach Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (434)
Fit for Foodies (401)
Notable Wine List (274)
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Good for Groups (270)
Special Occasion (239)
Great for Outdoor Dining (214)
Romantic (185)
Vibrant Bar Scene (183)
Hot Spot (161)
Great for Lunch (71)
Late-night Find (53)
Kid-friendly (48)
Great for Brunch (32)
Bar Seating (21)
Casual (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Live Music (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Happy Hour (14)
Authentic (11)
Cozy (11)
Business Meals (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Healthy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
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Outstanding Value (4)
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Disabled Access (3)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2016

Great food but our server was horrible. Very unattentive, forgot an entire order for one of six of us. It was a birthday celebration and we wanted a special desert brought after the meal. It never came.
I will give it one more try but hope that we do not get that server. We did share our experience with the manager on the way out. Hopefully for the restaurant sake it did not fall on deaf ears.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2016

great food, took a long time
noise level prevented conversation

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 11, 2016

Very good food although somewhat overpriced for pasta. Medium-to-good wine list. Best going on nights when they have "deals" for discounts on wine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 9, 2016

We went for an early dinner as we had another engagement in the early evening. As such, the restaurant was pretty empty. The menu was interesting and the food was fine - nothing spectacular but decent. My one comment was the wine list. I had a glass of chardonnay which was way overpriced - $18 for a glass. The service was fine, but of course with few other dinners, it was not unexpected. When we arrived, the women behind the counter created us. I said we had a reservation which I commented was not needed but she didn't even bother to ask my name or check off the reservation. She seemed inexperienced. Overall I'd give the place a C+.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 5, 2016

This restaurant is consistently excellent! From the food to the service!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 3, 2016

We went after a trip to DelMar and were not disappointed! We had a table of 8 but were seated comfortably. Everything from the drinks to the appetizers to the dessert was absolutely delicious! My daughter who wasn't a big fan of California food, wanted to go back over and over.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2016

Thursday night is 50% off on btls of wine that are listed for $50 or more. However, they "were out of those, sorry" (only has an over priced wine.) not a good experience.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 2, 2016

Prices are too high.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Exceeded expectations!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 22, 2016

I have been going to Crush since it opened many years ago, replacing the Pacific Coast Grill in the space. Crush was always a creative, fun and value restaurant with great promotions, like 'Meatball Monday" where you could buy meatballs for $2 and happy hour half price appetizers. Their food has always been good, but not extraordinary. Meatball Monday and happy hour half price appetizers are now a thing of the past. However, when I looked at their dinner menu in June, their dinner prices were still reasonable. To my chagrin, when I dined there on July 22, they had raised their main dish prices by about $7 per entry. Eggplant Parmesean is now $26 and chicken Parmesean is now $28. It appears that they have used the Del Mar race meet as an excuse to price gouge customers. The food was OK but the prices are not. The menus on their website contain no price information. Now I know why. I will not be returning to Crush, and that's a shame, because it was a short walk from where I live. I will continue to use the other restaurants in the Beachwalk Center.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2016

We love crush especially for a special occasion and it is kid friendly however the prices have gone up tremendously so we won't be going as much as we used to.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 21, 2016

Food was good as was service when they were visible. Food was very slow coming out. We waited over 45 minutes for for our main courses and felt like we were forgotten about. I thought the restaurant would be reasonably priced based off its $$ rating. I would rate it $$$. It was very pricey. Especially for the casual service we received. Presentation of food was nice and good was tasty. Wouldn't be my first place to recommend or return to.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2016

Awesome on all levels! We will become regulars.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 8, 2016

too noisy and the specials of the evening, including a pork chop! were $50.+ which are all terribly overpriced for a restaurant of that ilk.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 8, 2016

We will not be back to Crush again. We were going on a weekly basis however due to the many dogs and the unsatisfactory food at our last dining experience we will not be back. The person at a near by table decided to put her large bulldog up on the bench cushion, the dog was filthy, and got the cushions filthy for the next diner it stunk horridly, I couldn't take another bite, I asked her kindly to p0lease put her dog down by her that the smell was terrible. She said she knows it and was sorry. Our short ribs were not cooked enough, we have them often and know what they should be like. Our bill was $230 for 2 people, we don't have a problem spending money if it's good food and a nice ambiance, Crush was not. Please forward my comments to Crush. Thank you kindly. Taunya Daley

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 24, 2016

We've been to Crush before and enjoyed the previous experience. Since then the menu has been replaced and the new pricing is simply out of market for this type of dining. We won't be returning.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 19, 2016

This was my second time visiting this restaurant. It will likely be my last. This return trip for Father's Day Brunch was based on the excellent dinner experience we had had about a year ago (?). Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for this visit...
We were surprised to arrive to a nearly-empty restaurant at 11am on Father's Day (after the restaurant website encouraged reservations). When I mentioned this to the waitress, she acted overwhelmed to the "impending" crowd (which never happened during the time we were there). While the waitress was polite, that's where the positives end - we had to seat ourselves on the patio, and when she brought the menus we had to ask for the Fathers Day specials menu, which I had to remind her a second time to bring; I had to remind her to bring the drink that my father had ordered; the breakfast potatoes (which are A LA CARTE!) came quite a bit after my father's breakfast was served; my stepmom's salad was missing the arugula (which the waitress eventually brought separately, but never apologized for); the kitchen was on slow-motion for a restaurant that wasn't nearly filled; and the waitress never offered coffee or dessert to us a the end. Although the food we had was tasty, the negative experiences do not warrant another return visit (which is too bad, because the first time was great!)

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 7, 2016

This was a very pleasant experience for us. From the friendliness of our hostess to the great service from our waiter George, to the wonderful food, we we very happy with the entire experience. We were there for our anniversary and we were treated to a free bottle of wine (a Tuesday night special) and a gelato for dessert!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Mushroom bolognese is amazing best I've ever has!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 28, 2016

We use to dine here all the time. Something is different. Maybe new management? It's just okay now

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 20, 2016

The service was really bad. It took really long for one of our guests at our table to get their food. We paid the bill and were getting ready to leave as the food was coming. So disappointing because I love this place but my husband never wants to go back again:(

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 18, 2016

We were a post lunch time, pre- dinner group and pre happy hour group, so it was quiet. Which was good for us because we wanted to catch up and we had plenty of privacy. They were serving a full menu and nice drinks . We had a nice wine with our meals. The accommodating bartender waited on us in the restaurant portion. Good service and we were very comfortable. We even had a sleeping baby with us. The atmosphere and decor was very nice. A nice non-corporate feeling place. Clean and pleasent with an outdoor eating area too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 7, 2016

The drinks and ambiance make this place worth the visit. Highly recommended the meatball appetizer. So yummy. In fact the apetizers were probably better than the entrees.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 5, 2016

first customers to walk into the place on Cinco de Mayo - looks like we interrupted the staff meeting pre open - our waiter Jacob was fantastic - he was attentive and prompt without hovering - he not only waited our table but also tended the bar - I ordered the Crush Burger and my wife ordered the chicken sandwich - both fantastic and delicious - my Sculpin x 2 was perfect pour with just enough chill and head and my wife's Hendrick's tonic with cucumber was spot on - we've had dinner here many times but first time for lunch - won't be the last

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 30, 2016

We like this spot for a predictably good meal and good wine without breaking the bank. However, I note that portion sizes have gotten smaller while prices have grown which is too bad.
It's still a great spot, tho.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Such a great date night spit! Everything was great- the service, food, ambiance, etc. Highly recommend!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 7, 2016

Our waiter provided excellent service! He was very attentive. My friend and I were very impressed with the eggplant parmesana although the pepperoni gluten free pizza could've been a little bit better. Nonetheless we'll be back again!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 27, 2016

My friends and I enjoyed a great Sunday brunch al fresco. The food was delicious and the service was very attentive and responsive. The downtown area provides a nice area for post meal walk.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Went for Easter brunch. Hidden gem with neat outdoor seating and cool decor inside. Amazing caprese salad and good bottomless mimosa deals

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 27, 2016

We had Easter brunch at the restaurant. The menu descriptions are very good, unfortunately the food was not as expected. Salad ($14) was quite small and contained mostly quinoa. Short rib benedict was tasty but poached eggs needed to be redone as they were completely cooked through. Steak was very small portion and was supposed to come with hollandaise, but instead came with salsa?? Salmon croissant had zero flavor but was improved with capers. Salmon special with risotto was ok but salmon was well done which is amateur in my opinion. The wait staff was underprepared for the rush and we lingered long after we were done for the bill to be completed. Perhaps the regular staff had a nice day off for Easter. I would try the restaurant again because most of the reviews were great and maybe it was just an off day.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 25, 2016

The food was remarkably good and our server, George was awesome. Chicken piccata outstanding and so was the Chilean seabass and the wild mushroom pizza. I would recommend to friends and go back in a heart beat!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on March 18, 2016

Good food. It was a little too loud for talking but that is a common thing these days. I liked the staff and the presentation of the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 18, 2016

great food and service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 18, 2016

Terrific Food for those who eat well! But the noise is tough on the ear.
Great service, great food, Good wine and wonderful salads!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on March 3, 2016

Chair wobbly, no table cloth. House salad very good, Ceasear salad terrible! Awful dressing with very little taste. Partners pizza was "pretty good", my short ribs were not hot. Modest bottle of wine and the bill was nearly $140. Server was good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 2, 2016

We have been coming to Crush for over 3 years. As we live in Del Mar area, it is easy for us to get to. Great wine list and excellent service. Something for everybody on the menu!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 28, 2016

The only reason I gave 3 stars on service is because when we first arrived, there was just two of us and then a large party of ten came in right behind us. The place was fairly empty and the hostess was standing at the bar talking to the bartender until someone told her to seat us. It was a clear view, so there was no way she missed the 12 people standing at the door. It did take a bit for our server to first come to our table. However, she gave us excellent service from that point. I don't know if maybe she didn't know we were seated or if someone else was supposed to have our table, but considering everything I would definitely recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The free range chicken was awesome on the pre-set Valentine's day menu. The fritters lacked taste and there should have been an option for soup vice 2 salads. The desert was also lackluster. Overall it was a non climatic dinner meal.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2016

The Valentine's Prix Fixe menu was delightful and had options for vegetarians. Our service was excellent and we look forward to returning to try the regular menu.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Took my wife for valentines dinner and we fell in love with the food, service and environment especially the great music

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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