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Date
Wed, 5/23
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8:00 PM
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Pamplemousse Grille

4.6
1304 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Pamplemousse Grille offers upscale French Continental Cuisine featuring grilled seafood, meats, game and daily specials. With his first restaurant, Pamplemousse Grille, Strauss makes a personal statement on the pleasurable dining experience -casual yet elegant, inspired yet straightforward, quality food that delights all the senses.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Continental, Asian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Daily 5pm;
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4:30-6:30pm
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Phone number
(858) 792-9090
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeffery Strauss
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Catering
The award-winning chef is the top caterer in the county. All sizes can be accommodated.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jimmy Durante Blvd.
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Parking details
Street parking available as well.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1304 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Awesome as always!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Excellent flavors, service and presentation. Comfortable and reliable.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Flat out fabulous food.. The trio of meats was an amazing sampling and the blackened sea bass was divine. Wonderful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It’s always special at Pamplemousse,the food is second to none and we adore all the staff there. Bree and Ilius at the bar and Jerry in the restaurant! Manager Steve always makes you feel welcome and Chef never misses greeting his guests during your meal.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We looked forward on celebrating our anniversary at Pamplemousse but somehow our reservation for 2 became one for four which started an evening of disappointment and aggravation. We were seated after a twenty five minute wait and never felt like the staff wanted us there. Food quality is still ok although my wife’s special dish included truffled mashed potatoes which were served cold. Noise level was bad where we were seated, it wasn’t the special night we were seeking.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Everything was great. From service to the food. Great for special occasions. The sampler appetizers awesome. And lobster grilled cheese.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Dinner was excellent but noticed upon walking in the air filters needed to be changed. It very much smelled like old grease.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

So sad that they add 3.5% extra because of minimum wage increase, they charge enough for the food the they can afford to pay their waiters the extra $1.50 per hour.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

We love the booths arrangement. It makes hearing our friends much easier

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

This is a long time favorite for us. It was a treat when we used to live in the area, and now that we moved a few hours North it is an even bigger treat when we venture down in this direction. Everything was spectacular for our whole party from lobster avocado salad, halibut special, and pear tart... Yum!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Service from Alexa and John were Incredible, I dont think they could have been any better. We went for my mothers birthday and everything was perfect. Mom got The fish trio, which was a thing of beauty as well as delicious. I got the lamb stew, which I've had before and loved it again! You cant go wrong if you are looking for a class place from start to finish. Chef Jeff and his team show their love in every meal! thank you

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Great selection of dishes and wine. Priced fairly for the type of restaurant it is. Overall a great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Still one of North Count’s best restaurants. San Diego Jewel for sure

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

My birthday

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The sushi and pate starters were exceptional. I had the mixed grill of game meats. Also very good. My date had the miso cod. Really an excellent meal.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our party of six thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Pamplemousse. Everything was first rate; cocktails, food, service. Wine recommendations were excellent. Some of the highlights were the incredible lobster ravioli, Kimchee seafood martini, grilled sea bass, and everything else! Go! You won’t be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Yum yum yum. We went for our 5th anniversary and while the location is meh the food is anything but. We started with the lobster grilled cheese and the lobster salad. Both incredible. Then my hubby got the steak with lobster fried rice and I had Dorado. Both beautifully prepared and presented. The steak was a perfect medium rare and the fish was savory and delicious. For hubby he had the sorbet and 8 chocolate dipped caramels (to go) and I had the pear tarte tatin. All made in house and impeccable. Our server was French and perfect and very knowledgeable. The bill was $248 before tip. We drank water and I had one vodka tonic. So definitely spendy but well worth it, we’ll be back.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The food is really good but the prices are too high for what it is. I found it to be a good meal but not a memorable one. The food was too fussy.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

We had a great dinner and Leonard is awesome! He made our evening so wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Best restaurant in San Diego!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

In a word Magnifique. I always visit the Pamplemoose when on town and it NEVER disppaoints.
Wonderful varied menu including so many delicious truffle dishes, great service always and the most extensive wine list i've ever seen including some rare gems.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We love this place and have never been disappointed. Went with four friends and shared lots of different dishes spanning the menu. You will not be disappointed. Wine list is huge so don’t hesitate to ask for help.

We will be back.

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1.0Dined on March 15, 2018

My husband & I made a reservation for dinner at 6:30 pm. We were seated in a very nice booth and the waitress quickly took our drink order. She came back after our drink to explain the specials so we ordered a beet salad and the special surf and turf dinner. Our salad had some greens that tasted like flowers and little taste. I had to ask for some additional drizzle dressings to give it some flavor.
Our surf and turf arrived and we were absolutely in shock! Our piece of meat was brown, square and overcooked, a we had ordered it medium rare. Our lobster tail was overcooked as well, to the point of being mushy meat. We like our lobster with a nice firm taste. There was no drawn butter served with the lobster, as we're used to have it, but instead we did have a container of delicious burnoose that saved the fact the meat was not a good cut of meat nor was the lobster of good quality. A filet should be thicker than the cut of meat we were served.

Our horror came when we were given the bill! We just paid $120 for the surf and turf entree and to think it was inedible! We should have sent it back as the chef came out from the kitchen and was sitting a few tables away having a nice visit with the guests. If we weren't so hungry and didn't want to wait for another entry, we would have sent it back.

I was truly disappointed with our experience and don't feel we'll go back any time soon.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Wonderful foie gras! Very nice selection of wines - this is the only place I have found that offers the Merry Edwards sav Blanc. Lovely selection on the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Always outstanding. Bree and Ilius at the bar are great, our favorite server Jerry remembers your order from the last visit and how you like it served...pretty awesome! Pamplemousse is our go to restaurant when we want a special night out.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent restaurant. We are never disappointed and often go here for special occasions

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Loved the food and our waiter was great!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Some of the best food in San Diego County, and tremendous service

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Great dinner

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We went to celebrate a few family members’ birthdays. We were extremely pleased with the entire experience. The food was creative and delicious, and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. It was fun to have Chef Jeffrey come out and mingle with the patrons. Will definitely be back!

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Not as good as it used to be. Server had a superior attitude. Food was overcooked and underseasoned. Fine martini. Not worth the price

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Consistent amazing food

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

All around great restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

For 20 years, Pampy has been the best restaurant in San Diego. The food is always great and the staff treats us like family. Whenever I stray to a new restaurant, I'm often left wondering why I've subjected myself to high prices, terrible service and a $20 parking fee. Do yourself a favor, stop going to to all these new hot spots and just go to Pamplemouse. You will never be disappointed.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great specials. A lot of different options. Accommodating to gluten free needs

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Another fabulous meal. Valentine's Day lamb chop and beef filet were exceptional. I appreciate that they are always willing to accommodate my gluten sensitivity. This is our go to place for a special occasion, or when we just want an exceptional dining experience.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Our favorite place for a special occasion . Waitstaff is excellent--very caring. Food is delicious and nice presentation.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Our server was friendly knowledgeable and had great timing. He made suggestions based on our brief conversation that were perfect for us.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent retaurant.
Excellent food.
Excellent service.
Expensive but worth it.

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