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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.

514 Via de la Valle, Suite 100
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Continental, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Daily 5pm;
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4:30-6:30pm

Cross Street:
Jimmy Durante Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 792-9090

Website:
http://www.pgrille.com/

Catering:
The award-winning chef is the top caterer in the county. All sizes can be accommodated.

Parking Details:
Street parking available as well.

Executive Chef:
Jeffery Strauss

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

Pamplemousse Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (14)
Business Meals (12)
Tasting Menu (11)
Cozy (9)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
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Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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Organic (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

All around great restaurant.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined 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.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food and service

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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on January 29, 2018

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

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyable.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had a nice dinner during restaurant week. The service was great. Food was good. Plating was almost non-existent. Thought it was a little pricey for what we got (even at restaurant week prices.) I don't think this a reflection of restaurant week though.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We enjoyed our meal during restaurant week very much!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food very loud. Good service. Nice choices during restaurant week.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Really great restaurant. Food and service is awesome. Looking forward to get back

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Very good food but when the price for 2 glasses of wine exceeds the price of the meals (SDRW) then perhaps the management could offer slightly less expensive alternatives

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2018

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Always the best!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Love the food but it is a bit crowded and so a romantic date hard to do as others can hear you. That said food was great and so was the service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We have never been to this restaurant before even though we drive by on a weekly basis. The inclusion by Pamplemousse of their restaurant into restaurant week gave us a chance to sample their fine cuisine. While the interior is elegant it was a bit noisy.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very good combination of plating for Restaurant week. Every item in the three course was delicious. It seem that menu
has some very unque items for very traditional restaurant that previously has not change in the last 10 to 15 years. Job well done

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The food is excellent. That continues to be the reason my husband and I go back for dinners on couple’s dates, for birthdays, New Year’ Eve, fundraisers, and other celebrations. It is a solid restaurant choice for those seeking a great food dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Lobster Ravioli is ok. The green Tea Noodles underneath Black Cod is way over salted.
Duck is too dry and tasteless. Service is below expectation.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

As always exceptional service from Jerry, food outstanding and ambience wonderful.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always enjoy the food and service at Pamplemousse Grill everyone so friendly. We make sure every time we are in town that we eat there. Highly recommended.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Best restaurant in Del Mar.
Superb food.
Terrific Waitstaff

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love this restaurant, been going there for 20 years!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Terribly disappointing. My tuna was tasteless and stringy.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Easily the best food in San Diego. And a place to get those rare menu items like foie gras and abalone.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Stunning food and amazing dining experience!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fantastic as Always!! Request Chris as you waitress!! She is Great - has been there for 20 years!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

For a truly exceptional dining experience. Our group of friends has now celebrated the holidays there for the last seven years, and all look forward to returning, every time. A treat.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Outstanding food, we still talk about it two weeks after. Seating was very tight, noise level a bit too high and service very busy but this is nitpicking of the otherwise great experience

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My expectations are always exceeded.
The food and service are perfect.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I got the 10oz Bison Steak Special and it was excellent. My girlfriend loved the Rosemary Cucumber Gimlet!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great dining experience. Everyone very friendly and accommodating.

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