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About Solace & The Moonlight Lounge

Solace & The Moonlight Lounge is situated in Pacific Station, a LEED silver certified mixed use project in the heart of downtown Encinitas. Just off of historic Highway 101 and near Moonlight Beach, we bring our creative blend of classic and modern American Cuisine to Coastal North County San Diego

25 East E St.
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Brunch on Saturday: 10:30am - 3:30pm and Sunday 9:30am to 3pm;

Dinner: Monday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Vulcan

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 753-2433

Website:
http://www.eatatsolace.com/

Entertainment:
Sunday evening entertainment in the lounge. Please see our website for details.

Parking Details:
SD Coaster commuter lot on the corner of E Street & Vulcan located behind the restaurant. There is also a garage below us with the entrance being off of F street behind whole foods. You are welcome to park there as well.

Executive Chef:
Matt Gordon

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Solace & The Moonlight Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.5

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4.5

value

4.3

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Authentic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Live Music (3)
Scenic View (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This restaurant is one of my go-to eateries in the area. I've only been here for dinner and it never disappoints. Make sure to get the artichoke dip served with the fresh baguette, so good! Great drinks, a simple menu filled with great food, & amazing service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

You have to try to cheddar biscuits. We ordered two for the table just to try and we had to order two more. They were that good. We were seated downstairs which isn't that interesting but has the advantage of being more quiet. Upstairs is more vibrant.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Relaxed good quality dining. Salads were delicious and fresh, entrees we nicely prepared. Approachable wine list. Only negative was someone’ “service dog” which wasn’t.
Other than that, a good meal for a good price with a relaxed vibe.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I love Solace and going there for HH specials. My recent dining experience was different and at no fault of our server. There was a group that had a service animal which I fully suppprt;however they did not have control of the animal so not a service dog but an emotional support animal. The dog was wandering around the restaurant during our meal (not under voice or handle with leash control) which was also indicative of not being a service animal. I would encourage training for your staff about what they can ask legally and how to handle those situations as they are becoming more common. Everyone has the right to enjoy their meal as well as feel comfortable and safe.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great service as well as food. We will certainly return!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Free Food!

Sadly, the free food was to compensate for extremely poor service. We were at Solace at 7:30 on a Friday night. It was full, but Open Table had reservations available every 15 minutes. Started well with a cocktail order, first course was a little slow, and then everything stopped. If you have the patience of a Biblical character and truly enjoy celebrating the Holiday season by having tables arriving after you receive their first course and entre before you, Solace is the place for you. Without asking, they comped the first course and entre. My guess is this is not new to them.

We enjoy Solace for the interesting menu which is prepared well. Service is a different issue. Usually if a restaurant recognizes a problem and attempts to make it right we are forgiving. However, it happens all too often at Solace. Time to find a new Friday night burger and beer place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Had a birthday lunch - great food and superior service.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Neighborhood gem. Good service. Tasty food! noisy ambiance. crowded seating

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed a rare night out at Solace on Saturday. We enjoyed the aesthetics of the restaurant as well as the menu. We started with an amazing 3 cheese plate-was very tasty and considerable for two people. We additionally shared mussels, beef tartare and the warm spinach salad. All three (shared) entrees were good, well proportioned and attractive. Of the three, I enjoyed the salad and the mussels most.

The only complaint I have is the bathroom circumstance -since we were eating downstairs I had to wait 10+ minutes to go to the unisex bathroom which wasn't very clean (and was used by a worker for the 10 minutes I was waiting during my dinner).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The restaurant was quiet for conversation; the lounge was a bit more lively. Our dinner (salmon appetizer/sea bass entree) was exquisitely prepared and beautifully presented. The portions were a bit small and no sides included. Only two bathrooms available resulted in a small wait.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I love the food and the ambiance the most!! Our waiter was fantastic, very happy and friendly and very attentive. The food is creative and tasty I wanted to lick my plate! We love to bring friends and visitors here for a good down town Encinitas experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Neighborhood gem. Friendly wait staff. Food is nicely prepared, albeit salty :( I did ask for light salt on my salmon. Otherwise, will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Lovely evening upstairs at the Moonlight lounge. Unique decor added to the ambiance. Katy was a wonderful and attentive server, but wasn’t hovering. Wine was great, the Slow Braised Lamb Pasta was so much more tasty than I had imagined, and my husband ordered the roasted beet salad and a cup of the tomato bisque soup. We had the Gluten free Graham Cracker crust chocolate tart for dessert. Super fantastic finish to our meal. We would both go back again tomorrow if we were still in town. LOVELY evening overall.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Delicious food, fantastic drinks, great service, and the chance at a view. It was pretty quiet for a Thursday night, but it was early. We sat inside because it was a little chilly, but a light jacket would have made it worth it to sit outside. We started with six oysters, and each had the pork chop with smoked kale. I was a little surprised we weren't asked how we wanted them cooked, but it was delicious, anyway. We'll definitely return.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Lamb and mushroom pasta was excellent. My husband had the veggie burger which was nice and firm and good flavor. Fries were awesome.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

As always this place is excellent, I've been here numerous times and never been disappointed! The chef here makes dishes that you just won't find anywhere else ! Highly recommend!!!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Healthy, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had a great time. Visiting from NoCal. Awesome energy from waiter, manager, everyone. Cool design. Some dishes were great-warm spinach salad, quinoa burger. Others were average -seared ahi, coconut cake. Recommend for a fun, tasty time!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We always have enjoyed our experience at Solace. The food is fresh, the ambiance is great and the personnel are exceptional.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The food is superb as is the wait staff. Great focus on fresh food prepared with the flair of a true gourmet! We really enjoyed the chicken salad sandwich, salad and soup seen in the photo. Every once in a while the Coaster or Surfline train rolls through when one must pause in mid sentence prividjng another unique twist to a wonderful dining destination. 🌞🤙🌈🇺🇸

Tags: Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Brunch was fantastic - all the food ordered was fresh & delicious! Service was great with affable waiter. At end of meal, when dessert was late in coming, it was comped by the manager! Our kind of restaurant - we WILL be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Absolutely delicious! Would have 5 stars if I had a more attentive waitress. The food was absolutely sensational - and I'm beyond picky when it comes to food. I had the brunch veggie hash with perfectly cooked poached eggs, perfectly spiced veggies (cooked al dente with all their natural goodness shining through the chipotle hollandaise sauce) - oh man! I'm already dreaming about ordering that dish again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Very good experience this evening. Food good. Service good

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

The shrimp and grits app was good but the burger and porkchop were ok. 1 app, two meals, 2 beers and 2 glasses of lower end wine totaled $117.00. I just did not feel that the experience was worth $117. $9 craft beers are a bit high compared to other establishments especially as they serve the beer in a 10 to 12 oz glass. Wine seemed to be a better value. The wait staff and kitchen could not decide which fish they were serving and we ordered dessert but it was not turned into the kitchen. Overall, the appetizer was outstanding but the rest was not worth the visit!

Cheers,
Robert

Tags: Tapas
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Went there for their biscuits and watermelon salad and was pleasantly surprised at how good everything else was from martinis to lamb pasta. The staff was always making sure everything was satisfactory without being overbearing. Will definitely be back!!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The service was a bit strange-the guy seemed slightly confused when we asked questions. He also checked up on us too often-no one likes a helicopter server! The food was amazing though! I had the veggie hash and it was phenomenal! The Solace Mary, however, was bland and uninspired.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Staff was welcoming and helpful. Seated right away and they asked if table was in a comfortable spot. Wait staff knowledgeable on menu items and cocktails. It is a lively area upstairs and more noisy with conversation. Downstairs probably more quiet. Food fresh and tasty. We enjoyed our meal and drinks. Nice spot in Encinitas!
No TV's which is a huge plus in the bar area!!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Solace never disappoints. The oysters were so fresh and delicious, we had to order a second round. The Inigo Montoya tequila cocktail was refreshing and unique.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I have dined at Solace many times. It is a neighborhood gem. Food is usually very good. the ambiance is very loud, and if that is a problem, ask to be seated outside.
I asked the wait staff about the salmon on the menu. She said she would check. Came back and said it was King Salmon.
So, why were we served sockeye salmon? there is a very big difference in appearance and taste between King and sockeye! Sockeye is very lean, thin fillet compared to King, which is far superior. And, tastier, as far as I am concerned. Why label an item on the menu as something far superior than what is served? Sounds like false advertising.

I did not care to make an issue of it that night, as I was having a very enjoyable dinner with a dear friend. But, seriously, the servers should be educated. The kitchen should be educated.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

First time actually eating dinner here, usually just go for happy hour. Atmosphere was amazing, relaxing and comfortable. All of the food was delicious. Always a top recommendation and go to spot.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 25, 2017

What a great restaurant. Loved the biscuits and mac n cheese.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 17, 2017

$1 oysters for happy hour were great, and so was the rest of them menu (we had 4 other items). We will definitely be back.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Beef tartare just wonderful. Oysters were fresh and delectable. Try Ode to Oaxaca. Great brunch!! Great wait staff as well. Very very accommodating.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

A once-great restaurant that seems to have gone downhill. Everyone of the 12 oysters we ordered had paint-chip sized bits of shell in it. 1-2 oysters might have been Ok, but this was too much. The bread for the dip was cold and going soft. The muffins weren't fresh out of the oven as they used to be. And the worst was the lamb pasta - which was undercooked (even for al dente) pasta with wilted, chewy lamb meat sitting in a tepid watery, liquid broth that lacked both flavor and thickener of any kind. The spinach in the pasta was so overcooked that it was falling apart. Don't know what happened to this restaurant - a few years ago it was unmatched in food quality and flavor. Now, the dishes struggle to live up to the descriptions on the menu. Either management has chanced, or we got a new chef on a bad day.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Friendly staff and excellent food!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 5, 2017

This is my go to date night restaurant. My husband and I love the fresh seasonal menu and the craft cocktails. The patio is lovely with great sunset views. I love that the owner comes over to check on you! Overall this is a fabulous restaurant with great food, ambiance, and a good value!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Brunch was excellent with great flavor and presentation on generous portions. Staff was attentive and helpful without being annoying (thanks Justin), and for a first time visit, the trains passing nearby was a source of amusement.

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was wonderful. We shared a bottle of champagne and had some oysters as appetizer. Especially loved that the salmon tar tar was wild caught. Can't express how Happy I am to see solace serve wild salmon. Delicious! The only complaint I have is the hostess. They were fine. But the rest of the experience was extraordinary. Our sever was warm and kind and very well versed on the menu. Food and drink was outstanding. Would love to see the hostess more engaged and charming. Eye contact and "my pleasure" etc would really work wonderfully here.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Would suggest that up stairs looking out repanit the building to look more like ocean or green area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Food ok, my salmon was under cooked . Sauces didn't really complement the food. Fries have a different taste. Cheese biscuits good. Wine pours small. Service good.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Did not get the table I requested. Downstairs tables are not as nice as upstairs room. Food wasn't as good a previous two visits. Cocktails tasted watered down. Doubt I'll return.

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