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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
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Good for a Date (12)
Local Ingredients (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Fun (7)
Healthy (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Casual (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Scenic View (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Great Beer (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Live Music (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Yummy happy hour

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I've had the best meal here and a regular one so far.
I guess there's a bit of luck involved in dinning here

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great restaurant! We love it. Local. Friendly. Downtown. Great for lunch as well as dinner. Fun vibe. Easy to get to. Staff are engaging but leave you alone to enjoy your meal and visit with friends or family while keeping an eye on you as they pass.
Truly a gem!

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Took my dad for Father's Day. We really enjoyed the uniqueness of the menu and our food was delicious. From the hostess to the wait staff to the menu to the food, we enjoyed our visit to Solace. I hope to return to try some other tasty items from the menu.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Waitress Julie was on point. Food was solid and husband thoroughly enjoyed his meal. He had the pork chop while I attended to the chicken. I substituted the potatoes for the grits which highlighted my appreciation for some of my southern background and it was spot on. Cocktails were perfect. Appetizers were great, had the biscuits(ordered two additional to compliment our entrees), beef tartare, hamachi and oysters. Actually ordered 3 more amethyst oysters because husband enjoyed them so much. I'm allergic but they were beautiful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Organic, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We went for a early dinner and they had a happy hour Oyster special for a buck a piece. The Oysters were from Baja and they were delicious.

Tags: Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We met some friends there for Sunday Brunch. We sat down and were immediately helped. The server was excellent and so was the food. I would definitely return and bring some friends. Thank you.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Each and every time I dine at Solace I am fascinated by the menu and truly amazed by the meal.
As always, I was not disappointed this time when our server suggested we try the Mac & Cheese entrée as our appetizer. The Trout as the official entrée was perfectly prepared. Finishing the meal with the Coconut Cake with salted caramel was outstanding. Sunday night live music was a bonus.
Highly recommend trying Solace if you have not already. If you have, go back and enjoy.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The band played way too loud the entire time for such a small venue. That type of music needs to be played outside so not conducive to conversation

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Overall a very pleasant place with good food. We had the aguachile and the cauliflower dip as appetizers. The latter was perfectly seasoned and served at a really good temperature. The aguachile on the other hand was a poor attempt at a fairly simple dish, it was bitter and lacked salt. For main dish we ordered the vegetable hash and the pork belly Benedict. Both very good with eggs perfectly poached.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Always great. Oysters are awesome. My 5 year old son devours the beef tartare! Thanks again!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Second time dining here, this week. Tasty. good service. Quieter downstairs --upstairs very loud

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We always enjoy our time at Solace in Encinitas! Great oysters, tartar & shrimp & grits!
Love the cucumber infused vodka.
We shall return soon.
Chef Dean

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Always a fun, tasty meal. Neighborhood gem. Very loud--asked to be moved outside.live music

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Food and service always good here...BUT...was terribly disappointed to learn that one of my favorite entrees, "Beef Cheek," is no longer on the menu. This has been my main reason for dining at Solace over the years. It was always wonderfully prepared. Please consider adding this back to your entrees!

Thank you!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Organic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

A sweet spot in Encinitas, dined twice in two days, excellent all around!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Delicious food! We loved our meals and Justin's service was excellent! We were able to get a great reservation time for a Saturday night at the last minute.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Was looking for a place close to the beach on my way to the theater and came upon a review of Solace. When we drove by we were questioning our choice from the outside but once inside we realized we found ourselves a gem. It's California casual with windows open to the outside and rather laid back while still looking sophisticated. The food...ah the food! Absolute deliciousness. Our server was attentive and very helpful. On the downside, we had made a 5:45 reservation. The "hostess" lead us to our table but it was a hightop which was uncomfortable. The table right next to it was a regular table but the hostess told us the table was reserved. Seriously??? There were LOTS of other tables available and we also had reservations. I hate attitude and that's what she gave off. In retrospect I realize I should have spoken with her manager about her attitude and lack of customer service. Hopefully, this will be brought to managements attention.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Delicious food and fun craft cocktails. Cheddar biscuits and wonderful comfort food. Tequila cocktails are a must try

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We decided to celebrate Mother's Day by having Sunday Brunch at this restaurant based on good reviews. We ordered some 'starters' that included the Jerk Chicken Wings and BBQ Basted Pork Belly with creamy grits. The starters were good. We enjoyed them.
For the main course, most of us ordered Bennies and our son ordered the Cuban sandwich.
The poached eggs in all of our Bennies were waaay over-cooked. The eggs were completely solid and one of them was almost cold. Breakfast potatoes servings were generous on one or two plates and meager on the others...no consistency. The 'Cuban' was just a so-so sandwich that bared no resemblance to the famous Florida sandwich it is named after. Our son was even okay that it was on French bread, but said they could have at least pressed it to make it resemble an actual Cuban sandwich.
Summary: The food was just okay, nothing spectacular, at least not for this Brunch. I considered whether to give an overall rating of Fair or Good, but when I asked my wife if she would like to dine here again and she said 'No', the rating became obvious.
Others may have had a better dining experience than we had, but to us, this restaurant is not likely not get a second chance to make a first impression.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We sat upstairs and the large doors were open which made it very cold which concerned us because we had a 7 month old baby. We moved tables to try to get warm but it didn't help so instead of slowly enjoying our meal and ordering more food/drinks we rushed through our meal so we could get out of there.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food is creative, ingredients are great, service is friendly and attentive. Went for Mother's Day. The only downside (and reason I did not rate it 5 across the board) was the side patio seating on the second floor---It's right next to a massive air conditioning condenser unit and rather loud. Other than that, great experience and nice little foodie gem in downtown Encinitas.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I was excited to try Solace after reading the reviews and hearing great things from friends. It was even more exciting that was able to get a reservation for Mother's Day with less than 24 hours notice. The hostess and our server had lacked personality, and our server rarely checked on us. The food was good, and so was the coffee - I wish that I was given the option for a refill. I like my mimosas with mostly champagne and a splash of OJ, but I got the opposite and paid $8 for OJ.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Generally consistent high quality food but wait service, at times, can be spotty.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Tasty food. Had an issue with table though, my 80 year old mother not able to climb up to the high table, so we got moved to a table that was by the garage style doors that were open to let in the "fresh air" but it was soooo cold, we were misrable. We were told repetitively that we couldn't move because of resturant was busy but there were literally only a handful people eating. Finally went back to original table and boosted my mom up. Staff was nice enough trying to help us but would have liked them to understand the limits of older guests more.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Awesome happy hour, great food, great beer and cocktails. Nice service and easy going vibe. Kid friendly. Will be back soon!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Neighborhood Gem. Good food. Good service. Always fun

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Great food as always. I really enjoy the ambience, it is so lively without being too loud. Finally, wonderful service from everyone!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 23, 2017

I liked that they opened at 10:00AM for brunch, so my girlfriend & I had extra time together. The food options were unique & delicious, plus they customized a salad for me, which made it perfect. They also make a great Bloody Mary! Depending on where you sit & the weather, it can be a little breezy, but the staff was fabulous about letting us move to our "Goldilocks" table, so we were comfortable. I/we will definitely return often. (Also, parking in train lot across the street made access very easy.)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on April 22, 2017

This restaurant does not provide bread with the purchase of an entree ( which are not cheap!) unless you specifically ask and there is a separate charge. There is one bathroom downstairs for everyone ( men and women) and one bathroom upstairs that is also unisex, so there was a long line all night long for both. Very strange. Not sure how that passed zoning. My food was tasty ( trout) even if there was not much else on the plate.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Food is always good. The biscuits and burgers with Tomato Jam are must tries. I've been at least 5 times and I'll be back again.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 19, 2017

We were welcomed immediately and received excellent service throughout. It was a great place
to celebrate a birthday! The food was good, reasonably-priced and served by a very friendly
wait staff.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The food is always fabulous. The menu is seasonally inspired and exceptional. Have never been disappointed with the food here. It can be a bit noisy and the downstairs seating ambience is very generic and lacking so I always request to be seated upstairs as it is a bit more spacious and less claustrophobic feeling. If you love yummy desserts anything they offer is amazing but I highly recommend the cinnamon roll. This is something I dream of. If heaven had a dessert on the menu this would be it. They really know how to do food here, the seasoning, mesh of textures and flavors is exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The service was very good. The wait staff was very helpful with meal selections.
The ambiance was true coastal chic. The open air feeling made the experience relaxing and casually elegant.
The deserts were decadent. Quite possibly the best Coconut cake EVER!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Fun, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Authentic, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Attentive service and incredible food. The patio is a great place for lunch on a nice day.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Normally food is excellent but today the veggie hash was COLD. They did however make it again, Staff was friendly and accommodating and were happy to make it right

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2017

We went for brunch. The food and service was prompt and exceptional.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Neighborhood gem! Always good. Great service
We received great seating and service. Good wine!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Waitress was great. Fully understood that we wanted the food gluten free and was very wise about the ingredients in everything we ordered.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Sunday brunch which was flavorful & tasty. We sat outside to enjoy the weather. Our server was attentive but not overbearing or hovering. Definitely would recommend to friends!

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