Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. San Diego
  4. North San Diego
  5. Solana Beach
Pamplemousse Grille, Solana Beach, CA
0

Pamplemousse Grille

4.7
4.7
2010 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Continental, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 792-9090

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jeffery Strauss

  • Catering

    Have award-winning Chef Jeffrey Strauss cater your next event for an unforgettable evening that your guests will cherish for years. Please contact Melissa Tomlin, Director of Private Events, for bookings and details at info@pgrille.com.

  • Private party facilities

    With two intimate private rooms, we offer a space for every occasion. Please contact Melissa Tomlin, Director of Private Events, for bookings and details at info@pgrille.com.

  • Private party contact

    Priscilla Rondeau info@pgrille.com: (858) 792-9090

  • Neighborhood

    Solana Beach

  • Cross street

    Jimmy Durante Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Street parking available as well.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Celebrate Love

    $145.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Indulge in an exquisite special menu as you fall more in love! (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.

Popular dishes

What 2,010 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    French

  • North San Diego

    Best Food

  • North San Diego

    Innovative

Sort by

Filters

  1. MR

    MikeR

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Hands down one of my favorite restaurants in my travels. Menu and service are fantastic, food is out of this world. Wine list is impressive, almost too much so. However, all in all, one of my favorite restaurants
  2. MF

    MichaelF

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Possibly the best restaurant in the area. The quality of the food was exceptional and the service matched that. Cannot think of a better place to eat.
  3. MA

    MAFuentes

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb, as always. My favorite place to eat in San Diego.
  4. J

    Jeri

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The special sou and Bison were very good and the service was excellent.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Finest quality food, perfectly prepared and beautifully plated. Cannot do better anywhere in the County.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Anniversary
  7. r

    rons

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was wonderful. The servers were fun and helpful. The food was great. Look forward to returning.
  8. P

    Parker

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have always wanted to go here and finally made it out last night with my wife. Everything was AMAZING and lived up to every bit of the hype. Good value all things considered. Would highly recommend this place to any couple looking to have a romantic meal, leave the kids and family at home!
  9. CS

    ClaudiaS

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful in all respects.
  10. GT

    GTRIZ

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent,great menu and foods. Good values on wines.
  11. 1

    10snancy

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is amazing. Our server Leonard was a true professional and took care of our every need. This was truly a memorable experience!
  12. MH

    MelissaH

    San Diego

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fun night for NYE. The menu was outstanding with lots of amazing choices. Everything outstanding. Great service! Thank you!
  13. M

    Mindy

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a most wonderful NYE dinner. The food, drinks and service were impeccable as always!
  14. SH

    SunnyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation at 6:30pm, got there at 6:25 and had to wait 40 minutes to be seated. Bad planning on their part.
  15. AM

    AMBERS

    San Diego

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience as always! The meat was EXTRA incredible! Our server was great and so was all of the staff!
  16. D

    Discriminating2016

    San Diego

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service as always. The Beet Salad and Escargot appetizers were wonderful. Duo of Game was amazing as usual. Miso Seabass was incredible and the New Zeland John Dory was quite tasty. The Bordeau, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc pairings, respectively, were spot on. Shane’s suggestion and service were outstanding. Fantastic overall dining experience👏
  17. SB

    ScottB

    Minneapolis

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wow, the food! Lots of menu and specials choices!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pamplemousse is usually a WOW and last night was no exception. Excellent in every way. We are 25 plus year customers & continue to look forward to a night at Pamplemousse.
  19. JL

    JimL

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Best food in San Diego consistently for all the 25+ years we’ve been going there
  20. M

    Mike

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Roasted beet salad, butternut squash soup, duck and chicken schnitzel were all excellent. Also enjoyed the chocolate peanut butter bomb dessert.
  21. IF

    IraF

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!. For a holiday price-fixe, there is always so trepidation. This exceeded expectations. Everything was great, service and especially the food.
  22. RG

    RebeccaG

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an AWESOME Christmas Eve dinner. Mike the bartender was AMAZING. We had to wait for our table and let us sit at the beautiful back table while we enjoyed our drinks. He was nice enough to bring us a bread basket, as we were hungry. Shane, our waiter for diner was VERY personable and our dinner was DELICIOUS!!
  23. JR

    JohnR

    Dallas

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always special. Christmas prix fixe had ample choices, and mine was a perfect black cod. Beet salad with fresh sweet beets tasty and healthy. Wonderful wine list, attentive service
  24. LG

    LoriG

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time there. It was very crowded, but it’s the holidays. Service and food was great. We will go back.
  25. b

    bradp

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have to re-rate Pamplemousse as a 5/5 and a top pick for San Diego County. I went last night with my family to celebrate my birthday. Jeffrey Strauss was out on the floor greeting a lot of the regulars and he looked very fit! I moved on from the fish and vegetable dishes and ordered my favorite Mixed Grille and it was amazing, and it would be hard to say if I enjoyed the pork or the lamb chops more, but it was all perfectly cooked and seasoned. My daughter had the NY Bone-in special and I stole a bite and it was even better. We also had a few orders of the truffle fries and they are highly recommended as a starter or just a side snack. We had a chocolate lava cake and the chocolate/peanut butter dessert and both were perfect. They serve some sort of a salty graham crumble with each and it raises the taste to another level. Bottom line, Pamplemousse is on its A-Game and it is highly recommended. I still feel the specially here are the meat dishes and the desserts.
  26. a

    annpham

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience with an awesome waiter. The hostess with short blonde hair could work on her customer service. She seem like she did not want to be there and was uninterested to even greet us.
  27. 1

    1cathe1

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner, and the service was excellent, we can’t wait to go back
  28. DM

    DavidM

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience. Food, service, and ambiance are all excellent.
  29. B

    Barbie

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Anniversary
  30. BS

    BrendanS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular as it was 20 years ago. Sarah our server was great and appreciated all she did for us.
  31. AH

    AndyH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience!
  32. 1

    1cathe1

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and great service, what more do you need?
  33. E

    Elizabeth

    San Diego

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Favorite restaurant in San Diego area
  34. G

    Gastronome

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Owner and chef provides the widest menu choices, ahead of all the other ‘top drawer’ eateries in San Diego County. I had the Caesar Salad with white anchovies, and the Lamb chops with peppercorn sauce on the side I chose the Brussels sprouts and the braised potato as accompaniments . It was a birthday dinner and two desserts were brought to our table. Attire is casual. Definitely a ‘go to’ favorite.
  35. TD

    TeeDee

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    All the food served with not good. Not one of the nine guests liked the food. Burger was served with meat and bun only. Nothing else. Salad was soggy. Halibut was rough. No one touched their chicken dishes. Shrimp was dry. The other burger had a foul smell. No drink menu was provided. Service was unusual. Rich dog and his dog seated near us appeared to take all the service and servers. No kids menu. Most of the dishes offered were spoken specials instead of menu items. Unpleasant birthday experience overall.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m not going to tell you how good The Pamplemousse is, because then nobody will go there anymore because, as Yogi said, it’s too crowded.
  37. JC

    JasonC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    Went to Pamplemousse for Thanksgiving. I was very disappointed. Had a reservation and was seated 30-40 minutes late (we were on time/early). Prix Fix menu with 3 entree choices, including a Thanksgiving Plate. Pamplemousse is usually a quiet, intimate place with excellent service and food. On Thanksgiving they stuffed the place with too many extra tables. The result, noisy and slow service. Our waitress gave us as much attention as possible but had too many tables. So not only were we sat late (after being required to hold the table with a credit card that would get charged for no shows but no discount for making you wait for your reservation. It's like the old Seinfeld skit, it's easy to take the reservation, holding and honoring it is the key). The other main complaint is our entree came more than 40 minutes after the salad/soup course. Now, it's Thanksgiving, the menu has 3 choices, so I am pretty certain the Turkey is premade as are the mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, etc. They were serving it around the restaurant yet it took 40 minutes to get our entree. Our server was apologetic and refilled our wine for no charge, but a 4:30 reservation, we were seated after 5:15 and by 6:30 were just getting our entree, so I can only assume that all the extra seating was more than they could handle but for almost $100/person, you would expect better service for Pamplemousse. I probably will come back, but not on a Holiday when they stuff the place like a Buffalo Wild Wings on a football Sunday.
  38. d

    devonb

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu for Thanksgiving. Despite the fixed price menu, there was plenty of selection and much more than the traditional turkey dinner. All excellent dishes, as usual for this place, and generous portions (almost everyone had something left to take home). Well priced for what was served. The restaurant and activity was Managed so that with plenty of guests the atmosphere was festive, comfortable and fun. Thanks for a wonderful evening!
  39. BG

    BenG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Thanksgiving Dinner, restaurant was full, but ambiance and service remained stellar.
  40. K

    Kelly

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Pamplemousse Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 792-9090.

Pamplemousse Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 2010 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Pamplemousse Grille

514 Via de la Valle, Suite 100, Solana Beach, CA 92075

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Jimmy Durante Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Solana Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Continental, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking available as well.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jeffery Strauss

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 792-9090

  • Catering

    Have award-winning Chef Jeffrey Strauss cater your next event for an unforgettable evening that your guests will cherish for years. Please contact Melissa Tomlin, Director of Private Events, for bookings and details at info@pgrille.com.

  • Private party facilities

    With two intimate private rooms, we offer a space for every occasion. Please contact Melissa Tomlin, Director of Private Events, for bookings and details at info@pgrille.com.

  • Private party contact

    Priscilla Rondeau info@pgrille.com: (858) 792-9090

  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
Copyright © 2023 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo