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Pamplemousse Grille, Solana Beach, CA

Pamplemousse Grille

4.7
4.7
1972 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 16 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

  • Christmas Eve

    $135.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    Enjoy your loved ones this holiday and feast on a special Christmas Eve menu. (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.
  • New Year's Eve

    $155.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    End 2022 with a delectable meal from our NYE special menu. (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 1,972 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    French

  • North San Diego

    Best Overall

  • North San Diego

    Best Food

  • North San Diego

    Innovative

  • North San Diego

    Great for fine wines

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  1. TD

    TeeDee

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  3. JC

    JasonC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  4. d

    devonb

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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!
  5. 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.
  6. K

    Kelly

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous!!!
  7. JB

    JanetB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expensive prices but worth it! John Dury fish was delicious as was the sea bass and bison. We all went home very full and happy!
  8. CI

    CharlesI

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Jeff continues to produce excellent French fare, No doubt one of the best restaurant in San Diego.
  9. KD

    KenD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very nice. Waiters were friendly and did a great job.
  10. RH

    RonH

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from Bruno, our WONDERFUL gentleman...very patient since 2nd party was late. Very accommodating. Food was wonderful for all of us.
  11. d

    dddddddddddddddddddddddd

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very Magical night!!!!!!!! It's was my birthday celebration ...the staff are outstanding and the entres devine
  12. EO

    EatOutAlot

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pamplemousse never disappoints! From the cocktails to dessert the flavors were remarkable!
  13. SF

    SveF

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Not great for the price at all. Food was ok. Service was a miss. Very impersonal. Avoid for a date for sure.
  14. DN

    DonaldN

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best. Why this place doesn’t have Michelin stars is a mystery to me. Everything about this place is amazing.
  15. RM

    RonM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great , very great
  16. C

    Carz

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible dinner!!!!! Everything was excellent. Can’t wait to come back. The best!!!
  17. AP

    AdamP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Including dessert. Not sure what took me 20 years to try the place, but will definitely be back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant in the area. Food, service, ambience—all wonderful.
  19. MD

    MattD

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Hostess very very rude. All booths open and we were a party of 3. She places us at the worse table. We requested a booth and she said they were for larger parties. She then seated parties of 2 and 3. Will not go back. Terrible experience and soooooo expensive
  20. GS

    GeoffS

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service are consistently extraordinary!
  21. M

    Mitch

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food as always was wonderful! Our server was polite but wish she could have been more enthusiastic; we did tell her that one of us was having a 70th birthday. She seemed down which I'm sorry if something was wrong. We also thought it was a little too bright in the dining area. Would I go back? Yes definitely! The food is really excellent!!
  22. AC

    AdriaC

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, incredible food and excellent service. Our favorite!!
  23. CL

    CLM41

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We really enjoyed our dining experience. For appetizers, we enjoyed oysters and escargot. The bread basket and whipped butter were delicious. I had the special, flank steak served over lobster fried rice and my husband enjoyed the halibut—both outstanding. For our anniversary they treated us to a yummy pumpkin spice creme brulee. The espresso martini is on point. The service was perfect and everyone very kind. They have an impressive wine list.
  24. GN

    GamsNEggs

    San Francisco

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always phenomenal! The food and the staff are the best!
  25. GT

    GTRIZ

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Repeat Customer and NEVER been disappointed!!!
  26. DJ

    DavidJ

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    we had a wonderful birthday celebration. We requested a quiet table and the restaurant delivered. Would recommend the Bison steak if available.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment you walk into the restaurant you greeted by a warm smile and the smell of fresh baked breads and a front row view of the pastry chef making some delicious treats. The staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The wine list is 85 pages long with vintage selections that would make a wine collector envious. My wife had a cocktail that was made beautifully. I had the special that night which was a 45day dry aged bone in ribeye steak cooked to perfection and my wife miso sea bass was also cooked perfectly with tons of flavor.
  28. VC

    VictoriaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very unique food and drink menu. Everything delicious
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good time. Special place. Never let’s you down.
  30. P

    Paul

    San Diego

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Pricy but always good food. The menu always offers a good choice of entrees and appetizers, some traditional and others unusual.
  31. JM

    JulieM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pamplemousse never disappoints. The quality of the food is always top shelf. Service is excellent as well.
  32. MO

    MONICAM

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and wine
  33. RN

    RNamok

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic food. There was a loud group next to us that was a bit bothersome. Service felt rushed but was still good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the portions were very generous. The atmosphere was very nice as was the staff.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Food in all of San Diego!
  36. BB

    BrendaB

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, setting were flawless. We will be back.
  37. AR

    AmyR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food. Decent service. Lovely ambience.
  38. D

    Discriminating2016

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Appetizers (Escargot and Fried Oysters) were truly delicious. Duo of Game, Crispy Duck, Halibut, and Short Rib entrees were phenomenal. Glad to see this fine establishment continually maintains its excellent standards year after year👏. Bruno provided an excellent service. Will definitely be back.
  39. HS

    HStrat

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    This is by far my worst restaurant experience. The food was at best mediocre, badly cooked with a total lack of creativity. One of the waiters (not our main server) was very rude, and the tableware was dirty. A total waste of money for an extremely subpar experience.
  40. SD

    SDBlue

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It's not real French food, more like American food.

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 1972 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 16 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

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