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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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food

4.5

service

4.6

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4.4

value

4.3

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 8, 2014

My husband and I chose Solace for a rare date night as he was in the mood for oysters. We sat on the downstairs patio which was very nice except for the very loud patio heater that kicked in every 10 minutes or so. The appetizers were excellent and that's all we ordered since the entree selection was not very appealing to either of us. We shared 4 appetizers that we really enjoyed. The service was really good. The whole team was all hands on deck to clear plates, bring food, and pick up the check. My only complaints would be the loud heater which kills the ambiance as well as the limited entree selection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 8, 2014

We came to celebrate my daughters birthday for dinner. First she wanted to seat us next to the kitchen- no way. Then we sat outside which was niceer. Our female server was not friendly and not courteous. We did not feel the vibe to come back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 8, 2014

We had such a great time. Service was very good and friendly. My wife's favorite place to eat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 5, 2014

As a foodie, this was our kind of lunch! We ate as many starters as possible, beginning with the infused vodkas and oysters and ending with cheese and desserts. Everything was fabulous! Only suggestion would be to add a texture to the scallop crudo dish:)
Service was spot on and we will return for sure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 4, 2014

Great service as usual. The burger is a draw for us...the meat is such high quality and the tomato chutney/jam makes it the best burger in town. We brought a friend from Texas with us...jus to prove w have good beef here too. She declared it the best burger she had ever tasted. So many lovely things n the menu, but we continue to return for this burger. Medium rare...just do it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 3, 2014

WOW, I was totally surprised here, I was recommended here and had the burger and it was out of this world good, cooked perfectly with just the right amount of everything. I will be back for sure

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 1, 2014

Apps, biscuits, drinks, dinner - it was all good. I had tomato soup and bibedge salad then the hanger steak. It's the second time I ordered that steak and I don't regret it. The flavors were so bright and delicious. The s'more dessert wasn't my fave, it was a little difficult to eat and was a little too sweet. (can't believe I'm saying that because I love desserts). We had wonderful service and refills kept coming. I loved it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 1, 2014

The menu offered some great choices based largely on seasonal local items. The menu is not long but offered ample variety and choice. The quality of my sturgeon (the special) was excellent. The wine, beer and cocktail offerings are extensive.

The dining room is a little noisy but not too bad. The service was very friendly and attentive. Service was almost too prompt. I rather like to longer over and between courses. Other folks will appreciate the promptness.

The bar upstairs was lively and crowded. We didn't go but it looked like fun.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 28, 2014

A proper restaurant that adds up to be being a neighborhood lounge. The food especially the vegetarian choices can be improved with some creativity. The Service was marginal. The wine list was fair all adding up to a fair restaurant that takes its place in the list of proper sit down restaurants in North County where the choices for a great night out with friends or a romantic evening is spare.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 20, 2014

I enjoyed the feeling of being at Solace-we sat upstairs on the patio overlooking Encinitas.. - I had a fish taco where the shell was fried, -- ?? -- and the fish was very spicy such as it didn't taste like a "fish taco". (I love spicy food, but it just didn't taste that wonderful....) I ordered green tea and the water they used for the tea was run through a coffee maker. I have a very keen sense of taste, (so I could taste that!). When I asked for tea with water that had not been run through a coffee filter, I was told they don't have any other water for hot tea. The server brought me iced tea, no problem, and it tasted very good. I have been there for dinner twice and really enjoyed the food both times.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 16, 2014

This restaurant has all the elements for a great dining experience. The atmosphere is vibrant with a bar scene upstairs and traditional dining downstairs. The decor is simply stated and well done. The cocktail and wine menus are varied. The dining menu has great selections and interesting flavors. But when it came down to it, the actual meal itself fell flat. The seasoning was bland, the vegetables were undercooked, the portions were small. I cook a lot at home and I always look forward to having someone else cook for me. I was disappoointed that the salmon I cook at home is tastier than what I was served at Solace and the Moonlight Lounge.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 16, 2014

First time at this restaurant although driven by many times. Went for birthday Sunday brunch. Selected the restaurant for it's fun brunch menu and adult beverages. What a great place, good was excellent, service was excellent and had a great overall experience.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Great design, solid menu, good beer choices, outstanding ambiance/perfect lighting(hardly any restaurant ever gets this right!), nice staff, interesting mixed drink choices, great apps, would love to see them do beer flights, have more on tap, more main entree selections, honeycomb and olives added to the meat/cheese boards and this place would be perfection!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2014

I really do love this place on a quiet night, but my fiancé and went for Valentine's Day and were disappointed. The table next to us was probably 6" away (not very private), it took them about 15-20 mins for our bottle of wine to come to the table, then I ordered a steak rare and when they put it down they said it was medium-rare which would have been fine but it was really medium to well done. Every other time everything has been absolutely perfect, excellent food but maybe not the right choice for a packed night!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2014

We came here for a Valentine's dinner. Our food was excellent and our server was on top of everything. We loved the music they played too. They have an inspired cocktail menu as well. We'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2014

This place was great. Servers were wonderful and the food was amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 12, 2014

The menu could use a few more moderate choices besides the fad items. but overall the food was very good and the service was fine.
Really a fantastic burger!
Prices are too high to make it a regular weekday choice but show up at happy hour and get a couple deals to save some.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2014

I made a reservation using Yelp as I live in Seattle and needed to punt for a business dinner. It was a perfect match for what we look for in a restaurant. Casual environment, great food, perfect wine and wonderful service. Our guest and my VP left very happy customers.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2014

My wife and I met some friends here for dinner before a concert because it was highly rated on yelp. The menu is full of great foodie options. The food was delicious and we almost forgot about our concert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 7, 2014

The beef cheeks tasted like the love child of filet and butter.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2014

Having been to Urban Solace several times I was hoping for a similar experience, but the food was mediocre at best. Sweetbreads were simply put the worst I have ever had. They were rubbery with no seasoning and the rest of the dish was equally bland. Pork belly also unremarkable as was dessert. Dining partners equally disappointed and we will definitely not be returning.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2014

My husband both ordered the quinoa hazelnut burger. The burger was huge but it wasn't as flavorful as I thought it would be. The fries were very good. The menu appealed to me & I'd return to try the sweetbreads appetizer, the artisan cheese & meat platter, and other of the vegetarian items. Service was fine. I will return ,

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2014

Again very happy with solace. As a local I love his place for a cocktail or for dinner. Biscuits a must.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2014

Everything was simply terrific - from the friendly and informative service to the spectacular food with attention to detail. Can't wait to go back as soon as possible.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 17, 2014

Enjoyed the meat and cheese plate. Excellent variety. The cranberry bread with the fig jam and roasted pecans garnish a flair to the meat and cheese plate. Muy sabroso! Thought the dessert menu needed more of a fruit flair, would love to see a fruit tart with creme or some sorbet concoction... Other than that, will come again.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on January 11, 2014

Food was great and service was very nice - a favorite of ours in Encinitas

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 11, 2014

We all had a great time and the food was excellent. Great for locals too.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 9, 2014

The food was nothing special. Steak was very tough (even though the server assured us that it wouldn't be if we ordered it medium rare). Scallop crudo was delicious but TINY portion. Burger tasted very fatty. Nothing really stood out except for the scallops. Also, we were celebrating a special occasion but nobody except for the woman who confirmed my reservation on the phone acknowledged it. A dessert would have been nice, if not for at least an acknowledgement of the special occasion from the wait staff.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2014

Though the service was a little spotty given the number of people working the house (which is a management issue, not a staff issue) I thought the food was outstanding. All the starters and salads were very well executed, fresh and flavorful.
Great wine and beer list, too. The San Diego County dining scene keeps changing for the better every year. Good for us!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2013

I took my girlfriend here for her 25th birthday. We brought our own bottle of wine and paid the $15 cork fee which is perfectly reasonable. Started out with the mussels and tilapia tartar, both of which were amazing. Then I had the hangar steak and she had the salmon, both were cooked perfectly. I'd definitely recommend this place for a special occasion. It was romantic, not too loud, and had excellent service. I'd eat here every week, but most dishes are about $25 so we'll be coming here for future special occasions.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2013

Delicious food, great service! Look forward to coming back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2013

Solace provided a creative brunch. Everything was tasty and well prepared. Prices were quite reasonable for the food quality and portions. Service was relaxed, but attentive. The outdoor balcony is great on a sunny day.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 2013

Great experience all around. We'll be back. Nice not to have to go to 30th street from North County for farm to table food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 1, 2013

I've only gone to Solace twice, but both times extremely enjoyed the experience. The food is always amazing. I recommend the cheddar biscuits and the steak (but really everything appears to be great). On Sunday's they have live music which is nice. I'd also suggest the port and dessert to end our night with. Service has also been excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2013

We have been going to the north park original urban solace for a while. The Encinitas version disappointed only by the absence of some of the items in urban's menu. The duck was soft and moist, served on a tasty bed of celery greens (unusual but very good). My sons farro was wonderful, just as at urban's. The stroganoff (served with a poached egg) and its fishy cousin version were tasty. A good, not too overpriced wine list and good selection of beer.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 17, 2013

Met friends from Del Mar and they commented that they should get North more often. Didn't realize what they were missing!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 14, 2013

Cab/merlot tasted musty... Meal good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2013

this favorite never disappoints both in quality and uniqueness of food and service. Amazing flavors i.e. blue cheese biscuit, tomto jam, watermelon salad, smoky flavored burger, kale salad, too many favs, YUMO What more can I say...try it you'll like it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2013

I went there for a birthday dinner. It was wonderful! A few of us are vegetarian and they have a section on the menu for it. Most places just have salads that are vegetarian. I had the quinoa burger. It was really good. A bit dry but for having it on the menu I was happy. Their kale salad was amazing too! Sweet with a kick to it. I can't wait to go back again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 7, 2013

Great service, food and beverages.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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