Pamplemousse Grille

4.8
1728 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Recently renovated Pamplemousse Grille is known for their New American - French Cuisine featuring grilled seafood, meats, game, and daily specials. Come taste their infamous lobster and truffle grilled cheese, smoked seafood medley, or their duo of game in the upscale yet casual French Country Kitchen atmosphere.

Experiences

  • Pacific Classic

    $135.00 per person

    Aug 21, 2021 only

    Celebrate your wins with a delicious meal from Pamplemousse Grille's special Pacific Classic menu. (Menu can be viewed on our website under the "Menu" tab) ***Taxes, fees, and service charge is not included*** You will be charged at the restaurant for your dinner, but will be asked to provide your credit card to secure the reservation. Your card will not be charged unless you have not met the cancellation policy outlined.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1728 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NathanW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal outside under the tent and our server Shane was incredibly kind and gracious. Solid choices for children as well. Exceptional cocktails and wine list. Definitely recommended for a lovely dinner after a day at the races.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very unique menu, creative and outstanding. Service was excellent. Definitely a must when In Del Mar

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vipLulapon1
Houston
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service1ambience4

We were so disappointed. We came especially for the Sunday spaghetti and meatballs, but they aren’t doing it anymore, so we left

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vipJanet
San Diego
96 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful Everything done to perfection Starting with the complimentary assorted breads and muffins and specially topped butter to the complimentary cookie. This restaurant is the tops. My pork chop was done to perfection with delicious truffle mashed potatoes and fresh corn. You can pick from an assortment of meats and there is a list of starches and veggies you can add to your plate , no extra charge. I feel the restaurant is priced especially reasonable for all that you get. Very impressed!

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MICHAELN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and wonderful food. Consistently the top restaurant in San Diego.

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vipjillk
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An epicurean delight! From the Lobster grilled cheese appetizer, to the Bison Steak, everything was cooked to perfection. The service was extremely attentive to all our needs from drinks to water.

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vipfood1st
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oysters on the half shell, lobster avocado pamplemousse salad and mixed grill meats were all delicious, well prepared and well presented. Doughnuts with dipping sauces were delightful.

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vipBestServiceEver
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Amazing food! We loved our black Pearl caviar, Kobe wagyu and Maine lobster. John was very welcoming and professional! He recommended a robust, flavorful french red wine to pair with our steak. Will come back!

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vipWorksoplad
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The oysters were amazingly fresh. The lobster ravioli was outstanding, as was the bone in ribeye -cooked perfectly medium rare. For dessert we had two orders of the salted caramels which were to die for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Worst restaurant experience in many years. We are exactly the clientele they should be attempting to attract. Seated us at table in the middle of the floor even though there were multiple open quieter tables on the side that they clearly were saving for “regulars.” Too many (unfilled) seats both outside and inside (doubling capacity) but not enough kitchen staff or waiters (plenty of bus staff). Food was slow and ok but nothing special. Salmon entree had had a salt shaker dumped on it. In the face of repeated sensible complaints, the wait stuff genuinely apologized snd acknowledged the situation. Management, however, were snooty, aloof and essentially gave up on us. Worse, the back slapping owner who mauraded from table to table conspicuously was sure to avoid ours. Clientele mostly disproportionately aged - didn’t get the sense they were filling with the 50’s crowd as opposed to the 80’s crowd - and apparently some horse racing types as the track is across the street. Maybe this place once was great - but if so, they clearly are resting off past laurels and it shows abysmally in the service in particular. Over-extended waiters. Slow food. And management that is in critical denial and living in yester-year. We eat out frequently at high end restaurants and basically never write scathing reviews. But it would be unconscionable to not let other potential diners be aware to avoid at all costs.

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PatrickC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and services was outstanding! We were celebrating a birthday for my wife and she couldn't have been happier. Highly recommend.

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vipGeraldM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in the San Diego area. Highly recommend for a nice evening out. The food and the service are always top notch here.

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PenelopeR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. So many menu choices is was difficult to pick a favorite.
A bit difficult to find the restaurant entrance.

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FoodDudeBroGuy
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, and very reasonable prices given the quality. Service was excellent as well.

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vipEastcoaster
Central Coast
63 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and offerings. A large selection….all outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dishea

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vipMeredith
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. The food is excellent. I never go home with a happy tummy and smile on my face!

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vipJavaDog88
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. Wonderful restaurant. Bring your appetite and a thick wallet.

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joelk
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

a great evening food was outstanding with a great variety of choices Service was excellent, professional and helpful. Although it is an fine dining the restaurant prices were comparable or favorable compared to other fine dinning experiences.

Highly recomment.

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TerryM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Disappointed. Went for a 51st anniversary dinner. Not as elegant and quiet as I remembered from years ago. Food is expensive and not worth the price. Would not go back.

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vipRNBER
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and staff! Well be back again and again.

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curmudgeon
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Haven't been here in many years. The food is still, in my opinion, the best in San Diego County. My venison chop was the best venison I have ever had. Each dish (including the rolls) were exceptional bordering on religious experience. The cocktails are truly craft and exceptional as well. My smoky based cocktail had smoky simple syrup made on the premises and very skillful muddling. Had to have two of them. My only complaint about ambience is mostly you could only hear a monotonous bass line. Too clubby for my taste.

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vipmarzfoodie
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service the food was great. The portions are large and could easily be shares. The lobster ravioli, the sashimi trio, Cesar Salas with white anchovies and grilled pork chop were all excellent.

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vipsanta
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Best wine list in San Diego County.

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vipCarlsbadFoodie
San Diego
117 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decadent dining experience. Presentation and flavors are impeccable. Great service. From cocktails to dessert, everything was wonderful. Try the pamplemousse martini, sashimi trio, bison entree, banana foster and lemon tarte!

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MaryC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only tiny issue we had was the closeness of tables so that we could hear every word of conversation at the next table. That is what accounts for one star less for ambience and noise level. Otherwise, the food was heavenly and the service was impeccable! We will highly recommend it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top quality! Highly recommend sea bass. A little bit pricey. But worth the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food

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vipStranman
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very loud group next to us celebrating birthday. Ruined a special dinner ridiculously expensive wine list.

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vipLisaW
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous , one of favorite places to eat .

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Michele5280
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding!! Food was amazing, drinks were delish, service was impeccable...

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Welldone
San Diego
83 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my wife. The Lobster Avocado Salad was perfect, my Ribeye special perfect and my wife’s Salmon was above average. Service was excellent.

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vipStevenM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first dine-in experience this year. Nice to get back to normal. Nice
to see the quality and good food has been maintained.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jerry was excellent as well as all the waitstaff

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vipDSAII
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the lobsta' and truffle grilled cheese sandwich for my birthday, and delighted in so many other extravagances...great price for the Nickel & Nickel bottle of Cab and Jonathan's service was impeccable. A great journey with great friends and outstanding food, and a sweet compliment from the chef about my age!
What a completely fulfilling and joy-full experience!
Grazie mille!

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CarolC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely perfect night for 2 people in love. We enjoyed every moment. The food excellent...as always. Alexis was out server and she was great. We are going back for fathers day and that was my love's choice. He just loved it and so did I.

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vipFandBFanatic
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal and great service. We are lucky to have this great restaurant in our area...

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60ishFoodie
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pamplemousse never disappoints. Always a 5 star experience. Our meals were incredible. The ambiance was beautiful, intimate, and relaxing. Our party of four had a wonderful evening. Jeffrey Strauss is masterful👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

FAQs

Pamplemousse Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 792-9090.

Pamplemousse Grille is rated 4.8 stars by 1728 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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