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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.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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.
Dhalia (next to California Pizza Kitchen)
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music Wednesday-Saturday
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.
Additional parking is located in the back.
Coaster Station less than .5 miles
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
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.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!)
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!
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:(
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.
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
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.
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.
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