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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)
Local Ingredients (4)
Outstanding Value (4)
Scenic View (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Live Sports (2)
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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Casual, Vegan, Live Music, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·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

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vip
 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Diego)·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.

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vip
 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 12, 2017

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

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vip
 (San Diego)·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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 10, 2017

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

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 (Orange County)·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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·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.

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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·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 ...

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 21, 2017

I always enjoy meals at Crush. Love the ambiance and the menu, especially the baby kale salad. Live music is a nice touch. Wine and cocktail list a little pricey, however.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Great service along with great food made for a very enjoyable evening out with friends. The osso buco was delicious and paired nicely with a 2010 Barolo from their wine menu. Also the prosciutto and melon appetizer was fantastic. We have dined at Crush in the past and will certainly return!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 19, 2017

The host was friendly and accommodating. The waiter was slow, the 4 salads took almost 20 minutes to get and I had to ask for the check. There were maybe 10 patrons in the restaurant so don't understand why the slow service. I think the restaurant should just close for lunch right now. We won't go back.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on April 17, 2017

We have been meeting our friends here for 2 years. . ( 1/2 way). Crush had a good menue in the past,but it has changed. Eliminated meatball Monday. 😳Meatballs continue to be delicious.
However main courses are very overpriced for a casual restaurant with no tablecloths. Salmon about $30 for nothing special etc.
new menus had make your own pasta, a little confusing. Pizza was delicious. Dinner salads were fresh & decent size. Wine by the glass was a little high ($12-22) with very limited choices by the glass.
Also the waitstaff need to clear the table almost before each person was done was annoying. Properly they should not clear until Everyone is done.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Servers forgot us, food was late and not that good, bottomless drinks were awful, ate 2 hrs after reservation.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The food is spectacular every time we've been here. It's labeled as Italian, but their dishes seem to span several cuisines. And it's all good.

And above all, this place is worth the crappy San Diego traffic to try one thing; the butterscotch pudding - it's to die for. One of our absolute favorite desserts of all time.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 6, 2017

We were on vacation in Solana Beach and tried Crush on our last night there. We were very pleasantly surprised with the decor, so comfortable. Nice cushy chairs and good size tables. The food was very good as well as the wine. There was someone playing great guitar music too. Our waiter was excellent, keeping good track of us. We will definitely go there again when we are in CA next.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We first discovered Crush in February and decided to go there again for our 33rd wedding anniversary. Really loved it in February, but was a little disappointed this time around. Great attempt by waiter, but felt like he had too many tables to watch and when the meal was brought out by other staff, the pasta was missing asparagus, and it took the wait staff at least 10 minutes to come check the meal. When the kitchen admitted they forget to add the asparagus, it took another 5+ minutes and then they brought out a plate of grilled asparagus versus recooking the pasta WITH it in it. With a ticket of over $300 for 4 people, I expected more. Will I go back? I'm not sure....lots of options in San Diego.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 24, 2017

This was very disappointing . The service was terrible. They brought the wrong salads then took them back and brought the meals and the salads came 30 minutes after the meal. They did not come back to refill wine water etc. the waiter was not apologetic and charged us full price for everything. I should have read the reviews 1st. I will not be back. I'm a former waitress so I do realize that mistakes will be made. However, the way the waitstaff handles it is everything. To apologize and possibly comp a salad or dessert would've been the appropriate thing to do.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Over the years, I've always loved CRUSH!
It's our go-to place for birthdays too. Great friendly service. Yummy quality food. Best Fritto Misto ever. Highly recommend Crush!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We've been here several times although it has been awhile. They have since changed the menu and added a build your own pasta dish and build your own pizza. Two of us went for pasta and found that it was very expensive for the pasta/sauce/one infusion (like a vegetable or a meat)-- about $25!? Beet & burrata salad was delicious but burrata portion was small. Service was extremely slow. Wait staff would promise something then not deliver (like bread for the table). Food was alright. At one point, our wait staff asked if we were still waiting for dessert when it had already been eaten and dishes cleared...Unfortunately, I felt like we could make all these items at home.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 7, 2017

This restaurant to too noisy. The first time there was live music - advertised as Wednesday through Sunday. The food was good so I tried it on a Tuesday and it was still so loud, terrible acoustics -- and then live music started! So disappointed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Chiopino in a tomato sauce is just shell fish fish in sauce that tasted straight out of the can nothing great not worth 41 and they served it with burned bread

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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We made the reservation for our anniversary using Open Table. We arrived at 6:30 for our 6:45 reservation. We were greeted at the hostess table by a woman who rudely stated shhhh as she looked at her computer. After we gave her our name she said that they were very busy and that we would have to give up our table after 90 minutes. WHAT? I never heard of anything like that in all my 60 years of dining. She claimed that making a web reservation we were only allowed 90 minutes to eat. Is Open Table aware of this? The waitress was very sweet and tried hard but was obviously new and untrained. We had to go to the manager to get our check and I believe he was aggressive in seeking out the waitress because she came to our table with the check visibly shaken. This place used to be good but this night we were disappointed in the way we were treated and the food was over priced and below mediocre.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Joe made our visit an enjoyable experience. He made a great wine recommendation. The "create your own salad " option was fun, and I had no one to blame if the ingredients were wrong😀.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Used to be good but this time it was not. Pizza was not as good as it used to be. The poor bartender was left alone to service all tables for most of the time we were there, eventually other staff started to help out but none of them were really focused on what they were doing. The background music was too loud, hard to even hear person next to you speak. There was no seating host at the entrance. Took over 30 minutes for the pizza to be prepared.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Great lunch and dinner spot. Just went for weekend brunch and it was yummy and not crowded.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We were looking for a restaurant that had both live music and outdoor dining. We found Crush and were not disappointed. We ended up sitting inside closer to the music. Turns out it was very chilly that evening so sitting inside seemed the wiser decision. The food was oustanding. We had the margherita flatbread and chopped salad. The flatbread was delicious. Fresh mozzerella, tomatoes, and basil was awesome. Add the good food to a cocktail and an IPA and what more could you ask for...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 20, 2017

The food was fantastic and we enjoyed the selection, especially the baby kale/quinoa salad and mac and cheese with fennel sausage. Service was friendly but a little slow.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 17, 2017

The food was surprisingly good - so good, we came back the next night for take out.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 17, 2017

The food was excellent and the service provided by joel was also excellent. Further, the owner took the time to check with US to see how all the food and service was in, also, thanked us again when we left

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on February 15, 2017

WE HAVE EATEN AT CRUSH MANY TIMES. OUR MEAL WAS DISAPPOINTING AND WE DID NOT FEEL THAT A $6.00 PLATE/SPLITTING CHARGE WAS 'REASONABLE'. IF WE HAD KNOWN ABOUT, WE WOULD NOT HAVE AGREED TO IT. FOOD NOT AS GOOD AS IN YEARS PAST.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great date night or valentines dinner place! friendly attentive staff. Fantastic food!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Our waiter appeared pretty drunk...not incoherent but definitely not on his A game. The food was hit or miss. The squash blossom appetizer and chicken parm were good but the grilled bread that came with my entree was burnt in several places and the sausage and spice in the mussels dish were overpowering. The pasta pricing was also confusing and WAY expensive. The live music was great but any closer and we couldn't have had a conversation. Not a horrible experience but I can't imagine we'll go back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2017

While the food is OK and the wine list is good, everything is EXPENSIVE. Best to go there on Wednesday when wine by the bottle (if over $50) is half price. Then, wine prices are what every other restaurant charges normally.

Very loud - if you don't mind.

Food good but over-rated.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Live Music, Casual, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options
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