Pamplemousse Grille

4.8
1655 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.

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 1655 people are saying
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4.8
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MadMac
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Hostess tried to cram 6 people into a small booth. Then moved to be Seated next to hostess stand where all guests are walked thru was not an ideal spot for a large party of 6 in a booth with 2 additional chairs in the pathway. Outside was extremely noisy from street traffic. Ambiance could be better.

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vipLtrain
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and great services.

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MinaK
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

service outdoors is not up to the usual standards.

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vipGolfergal
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine at Pamplemousse! It's the perfect spot for a special occasion because they never disappoint!

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PatrickH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Not rushed at all. On the expensive side, but well worth it.

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vipMarkK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Unfortunately, Pamplemousse Grill did not meet expectations — especially given the price point. The food was good but not great. The service was not super-attentive. The COVID-inspired tent, however, was well-spaced and properly warm.

The Basil Roasted Sea Bass was a bit over-done and the Mixed Grill of Fish was similarly uninspiring. The Mixed Grille was pretty solid.

As recent immigrants to San Diego, exploring the dining options has been a theme whenever permitted by the COVID restrictions. Other restaurants in the area are much better so Pamplemousse will not be getting into the rotation.

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vipjaaceb
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food and service were good, but sitting in a dark tent at a folding table really impacted the overall experience.

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DaveL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Just a delightful place to treat oneself for a special occasion or just because. And the food was amazing too! Nice find away from the noise.

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vipNancyF
Mexico City
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I joined a friend for dinner. Our waiter was excellent, good descriptions of the different meals and recommended a great wine. Lovely evening.

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viplsbg
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, staff, service. Outdoor seating nice also

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nwwhite
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely hands down one of the best restaurants here in the San Diego area. If you have never tried this place you are missing out on some of the finest dining San Diego has to offer!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The puoutsoor seating was very nice...ambiance lovely. Service was wonderful! As always, food was beyond excellent!

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vipDennisG
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time in this place and, while the interior is pretty modest, the service and food is off the charts! Foie gras tacos were literally out of this world... and so was Duo of Game. We will definitely come again soon!

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CAMOM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter dinner with family

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Carlos
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

we love Pamplemouse. service was great. most of food was delicious. meat was overcooked.
we had a great time.

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vipMartinM
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Pamplemousse is always wonderful. The outdoor tent seating is fine, but of course not as good as indoors.

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vipTGK3
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pamplemousse is one of the best restaurants in SoCal. The fois gras tacos are unbelievable. The wag Yu burgers with truffled cheese and truffled fries are the best in SD with real truffles. Sat at the bar for the first time in a year for a cocktail a burger and a fine bottle of Syrah. Best way to start feeling normal again. Highly recommend!

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KristinC
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service!

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vipDanielM
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience dining inside! Food was very good. Prices were decent. Service was great.

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viplsbg
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to see jeffrey and pamplemousse reopen. we sat in the tent in the parking lot near the open wall and felt very safe. not sure how we would have felt about sitting indoors or near the closed end. we are in the danger zone for health and co-morbidities. food and staff great as always! menu has a nice selection from the original phone book menu.

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DonL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal at Pamplemousse was definitely the best by far of the 4 highly rated restaurants we have tried since resuming dining after vaccinations.

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JimG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great evening with friends celebrating my wife's birthday. We were greeted by the Chef Jeffery and enjoyed being back to the restaurant since being shut down. Thanks You!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food, especially the smoked seafood appetizer. I want to go back just for that! We sat outside and felt very safe as the tables were at least 10 feet apart. The heaters were on so we were toasty warm. Excellent service. Delicious bread basket and every dish we ordered was perfectly prepared. Love this restaurant.

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vipAshleyG
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow!!!! Cannot say enough good things about this restaurant! Food is to die for. Staff is amazing. They have a HUGE wine list., more like a wine bible. We are huge on good food and wine, this is our go to spot in San Diego :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a magical date night of excellent delicacies from appetizers to dessert! Our waiter was informative and attentive. Off-menu foie gras tacos were a different take on the classic and absolutely awesome! Oysters were fresh and tasty! Lobster ravioli was more like an entree. And, my husband loved his Waygu beef and lobster. We ended the meal with a delicious pear tart! Well worth the splurge! Thank you Pamplemousse for a most memorable meal!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous evening. Our server, John, could not have been nicer or more flexible. Food was delicious and it was a memorable birthday celebration!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinners. All four of us ordered a different entree and all were great. Great service as always. So great to go back to Pamplemousse! We will be back again very soon!

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ScottC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great drinks great service our waiter was Jerry awesome guy says he opened up the place back in the day

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The experience was great, the food was ok

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

My husband and I dined here.
Ambiance... eh... Nothing to talk about. Eat in their tent area or inside.
Food... overpriced and lacking the “wow” factor.
The chairs were uncomfortable to sit on. Tables were like picnic tables with cloth coverings.
Who decides what is a 5 star restaurant?
I’m just telling the truth.

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vipMelToronto
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service--by John--was superb! A great experience!!

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vipDelish
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food. Professional service with an outstanding wine list as well.

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vipJamieB
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and our server was great. I would recommend it to my friends.

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vipCassi08
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the menu. There are so many good things to choose. We started with a lovely beet salad which they split for us. I had a grilled Maine Lobster and my husband had a trio of grilled fish. Everything was delicious and well prepared. The lobster was simply grilled but had wonderful seasoning. We will definitely return. Always a solid choice.

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LReed
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The foie gras and lamb chops were exceptional. Service was outstanding; thank you, Shane for taking wonderful care of us.

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SamT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience inside a tent. Great service . Server knowledgeable and friendly. Menu very diverse . Food was amazing . I had the japanese wagyu and lobster special . Wide range of prices for all budgets .

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JodiW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad this place is open again! One of the all time best in North County

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service. Great ambiance, even under a tent! Definitely recommend and would go back.

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vipSudsy
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very over-priced and hence 3*s for value. The bananas foster dessert was just OK.

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vipTerryS
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was our server and she was so xtra special. She mad our dining experience more than wonderful

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 1655 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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