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About Pamplemousse Grille
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.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
French, Continental, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Daily 5pm;
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4:30-6:30pm
Jimmy Durante Blvd.
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
The award-winning chef is the top caterer in the county. All sizes can be accommodated.
Street parking available as well.
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
Pamplemousse Grille Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
The breads are freshly baked and soft. Appetizer (salmon salad) is great which makes a good start. Entry is yummy and I like the black cod very much. Dessert is cute and sweet. Everything is perfect and we enjoy the conversation so much so that I almost forget the time. This is my first time here, I will recommend more friends in the future. Next time, I will definitely try something more french instead of american.
The food was fabulous, but the wait for our reservation was 45 minutes which is pretty ridiculous. The hostess with the short hair was AWFUL!!! When I checked it she said they were running about 10-15 minutes behind which certainly would not have been an issue but she was rude, had an attitude and I had to continuously ask her what was going on with the wait time. She never apologized for the wait and made it seem like I was annoying her by asking. Without her, the experience would have been 5 stars hands down!
We had a terrible experience at this restaurant. We were sat at the worst table in the restaurant, nobody could see us, so no one came over for at least 15 minutes when we finally flagged someone down. The service was horrible. And the food was a huge disappointment. Not at all worth the money.
The food as always was top notch...the service was below standard. My husband and I have been to this restaurant many times and consider it a favorite of ours. This last visit was not what we were used to. Our server was downright rude at times. She walked away mid-sentence to attend to another table, she didn't bring us what we asked for (wine list) instead brought a bottle of her favorite wine, was snarky in her remarks to my husband...almost offensive to our friends who were with us. She then questioned the tip % she received as we were walking out the door. Completely unprofessional and uncomfortable. If we go back and we have the same server we will request to be seated in another area.
I was very excited to dine there for my birthday with 2 other couples. I’d never been there before but heard great things. Overall, it was good, NOT great...and extremely overpriced for what it was. The menu seemed dated, very basic, not creative. I got the crispy duck which was ok. It was on a bed of flavorless corn and the “gnocchi” on the plate was NOT gnocchi. They were literally tough potato dough bricks! I was honestly shocked!! My husbands halibut was good, again not worth $52. Rock shrimp appetizer was the best thing of the night, but $19?? I don’t think so! Yikes. My girlfriend’s chicken was $29 for basic fried chicken with the standard veggies... Really?? If you have the nerve to charge that much money, I expect the flavor and execution to be up to par & it just wasn’t. Service was friendly enough. Older couples with money seems to the niche clientele. All the windows are covered which makes it seem very enclosed. If I was going to spend that kind of money, I’d definately go to Juniper & Ivy or somewhere where the atmosphere is fantastic and fun, and the food is creative and executed perfectly. Just lower the prices significantly and I’d be back. Otherwise I have no desire to spend that kind of money on “ok” food.
We had to wait 15 minutes but it was worth it to get the exact right table for seniors who want to talk. The quality of the food and the attentiveness of the staff made us proud to have chosen Pamplemousse as a thank you meal for a favor done by our friend and colleague.
This was our first visit and we will be back! The menu offerings were very interesting, and, more importantly, absolutely delicious. The service was very accommodating. We were celebrating our 49th anniversary. We mentioned this to our waiter and every server and the maître de then congratulated us. Well done.
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