Pamplemousse Grille

4.8
1699 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

  • Opening Day Weekend

    $135.00 per person

    Jul 16 - Jul 17, 2021

    Whether celebrating your wins at the track or indulging in a meal that will make you forget your losses, our Opening Day menu has choices for everyone. (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 1699 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLisaW
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous , one of favorite places to eat .

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Michele5280
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Welldone
San Diego
82 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jerry was excellent as well as all the waitstaff

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vipDSAII
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
34 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👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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BrianP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food was outstanding and Chrissy may be the best server anywhere.

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vipAngeleno
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Expensive but excellent cuisine. Brilliant wine list.

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DonnaT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have a great time celebrating our anniversary. The food was amazing and our server Shane was excellent and very helpful recommending the wine and entrees.

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vipDonna
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner! Our waiter Ileus is incredible. Such great service and knowledge. Food is outstanding. 😀

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vipLaurieI
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gluten-free bread our server brought at the beginning of the meal was some of the best I have ever had. And the salted butter was delicious. I enjoyed the Bordeaux by the glass and my seabass was perfectly cooked. It is expensive but excellent food and service.

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vipJeanetteR
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food - fabulous! Tent- not so great

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Cardiffgirl
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great restaurant experience. Although priced in the high end, we were prepared and looked forward to the food. We were not disappointed. They know what they are doing. From the bread to the entree to the dessert a first class experience. I recommend highly.

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Johan
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Sitting outside in a makeshift generic tent trying to enjoy fine dining is like watching opera in a parking lot. Unsatisfying. When I spend hundreds of dollars to enjoy expertly prepared food (and the food was great as usual) I want the total experience, anything less takes away. The Pamplemousse leadership should have hired a designer to make the ambience perfect. The oversight is surprising, and disappointing. I will not return till that monstrosity is gone. I will only recommend Pamplemousse if you sit inside, What a disappointment!

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vipivank
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

I was excited to try this place . It was a disappointment. I was expecting a culinary experience but that was not the case. Food was plain and uninteresting. I had the smoked seafood for starter, it tasted more like burnt lobster and shrimp. Then had the mix grilled fish, nothing great about it. This place is clearly overpriced for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Leonard is the best waiter in San Diego.

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BuncoBday31
London
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good and server was excellent. Provided a few alternatives to the dishes being prepared which were great.

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vipDelMarGourmet
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pamplemousse is easily the best fine restaurant in San Diego. It is our go-to restaurant to celebrate any special occasion.

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vipRarePlus
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We asked to be seated outside and though the tent is very nice we were all on our own on one half with the extra furniture and suffice it to say it lacked any ambiance.

Food is good if overpriced but my $64 steak is as so over cooked it was inedible. Then I had to ask for it to be removed from the bill because no, a comped dessert isn’t going to make it better.

Service was friendly though we would go upwards of 20 minutes without seeing anyone. Dessert alone took half an hour.

The experience was nice for our family’s special occasion but the restaurant itself was not up to par.

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vipLAJO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant!!

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RosieC
London
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leonard was outstanding as usual. Foid excellent. Highly recommend.

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AnnC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience at Pamplemousse was amazing! The hostess greeted us by name, we were seated in a quiet area since it was our 59th anniversary, we requested the air conditioning to be lowered which was done immediately, and water and a bread variety/butter was delivered the moment we were seated. Our server, Leonard, was exceptional! Very personable with good sense of humor, and very attentive without being intrusive. We shared the tempura rock shrimp starter (excellent!), followed by sharing the beet salad (each plate was the size of a full serving - also amazing!). Our entrees, Scottish salmon & the lamb stew were cooked to perfection, seasoned perfectly and delicious accompaniments - we would highly recommend either one. And a shared dessert, the lemon tart, was so good! This is an outstanding restaurant that we will return to many time and will bring guests to whenever we want an excellent meal with and amazing staff. We were very pampered and enjoyed every minute of our evening at Pamplemousse. Highly recommend it as one restaurant you will not be disappointed with in any regard.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our meal. Excellent flavor!!

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AnneR
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Nice to eat inside again

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dave
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

the staff seemed stressed and not too friendly.

my guest ordered lobster bisque soup and a rib-eye steak. The soup tasted like "dirty dishwater". Pamplemousse charged $90.00 for the steak - which was very thin and tasted no better than a small steak from Von's prepared at home.

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LizS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dreaming of getting back here since the Pandemic started, so glad it could finally happen. Have never had a bad meal here, and everything is outstanding. All spectrums of cooking requests from well to rare and every one was perfect. Can’t wait to get back!

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Clint
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. I would order the same meal again, and I don’t often say that! Venison and quail duo. My only complaint was that there wasn’t more!

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MaryF
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most consistently excellent restaurants around. Never disappoints.

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TaraA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & excellent service! The menu has something for everyone. Pamplemousse never disappoints :-)

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Parking lot tents can only offer so much

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MissM
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant. Flavors are wonderful and the serving sizes are perfect. Pages and pages of a wine list. It doesn't get better than this.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Confirmamos una vez más que Pamplemousse es uno de los mejores restaurantes para cenar en San Diego, Todo estuvo delicioso!!!!

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vipAquaV
San Diego
167 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. They have since remodeled it since we were there last. The service was fabulous and the food was amazing.

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jayf
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of the best 2 or three best restaurants in San Diego County. The service was top-notch. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgable, and professional. He anticipated our needs and never had to be asked. The food was excellent and well presented. I would recommend this restaurant to any one for a special night out. Lastly, for a restaurant of this quality, I found our bill at the end remarkably inexpensive for this lovely place.

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Gerry
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The crispy duck was delicious and has plenty on meat on the bones.

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vipPatrickQ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent Chef/Food, and very romantic.

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vipRobin
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and they have done SUCH a great job with Covid policy!! The giant tent allows for maximum spacing between tables. The short ribs, halibut and bison were all delicious.

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 1699 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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