Overall ok experience and in line with the previous ones.
Not my first choice
Small portions, etc for the price
Jerica was very friendly and very helpful with the menu. It was are first there, every one that works there is friendly. We would definitely go back.
Valentine's day. Seemed unprepared for high volume even when it should be noticed
Shanley (I think that was her name) was fantastic. She didn't rush us even though we were there past closing, which we didn't realize.
Mmmm Sunday brunch! It was delicious. My friend and I started with the cinnamon roll with pecan butter sauce and it was amazing. So was the carafe of mimosa and entrees. Service started out strong but kind of fizzed out as our lunch progressed. Our water glasses were not refilled and such. But overall a great brunch and I would go back again.
Perfect evening - nice atmosphere, stellar service, delicious cocktails, great wine list, & all food choices were wonderful. Thanks.
Was surprised how much we enjoyed our dinner at Solace. All the food was excellent and the overall experience was superb. Affordable prices for great cuisine.
My wife and I decided to celebrate our Valentine's day this past Saturday and we wanted to enjoy a wonderful lunch outside. Solace had exactly what we were looking for. I had asked for a bottle of champagne to surprise my wife and our server Lauren had the bottle ready as soon as we sat down. He went over some of the Solace's best tasting apps and we decided on the oysters to start the meal. DELICIOUS! We took our time ordering and Lauren came out and spoke to us about the owner. Off his recommendation we read the story and we knew this was our kind of resturant. You will have to go read it yourselves, sorry. So about half way through the champagne we decided to get a craft cocktail. After reading the story we left it up to Lauren and said you pick dealers choice. Our late lunch was great and I love my wife. Solace provided the both of us a relaxing fun filled environment in which we love. I am looking forward to going back to try out their dinner menu. Thank you Solace!
Rick and Cherilyn
Food was amazing. Though we sat downstairs and it was very very noisy.... we had to finsih fast and leave earlier because we really couldn't talk.
Wow. When we first looked at this place from outside, we were a bit apprehensive to go in. It looked like all the other bars that offer food. Wow were we surprised. Awesome choices so unique and non-mainstream. From the booze, to the great cheese plates, to the pasta with lamb. Everything was a joy. The service was great, friendly, and the place became an instant must go back!
It was a great location & fun, lively atmosphere
I recommended the quinoa burger, to my friend hower it came out rather mushy (not crispy on the outside like expected). Disappointing.
Wonderful food - great Gluten Free options for someone who is celiac! We come here once a month to splurge on food and have a tasty dinner out! They've got all kinds of ambiance - perfect for cozy dinners or a more quiet feel downstairs and a more upbeat energetic vibe upstairs with a gorgeous view from the patio! Friendly staff, scrumptious food, and absolutely delicious beverages (wines, beers, ciders, even handcrafted cocktails)! Will always continue to come here! ---Forever fans!
Food was great. Ambiance not so much. Would be much better with more comfortable seating
Food was delicious and the service was speedy and fantastic
Got together with friends for lunch at Solace. Nice and empty when i arrived!!! Quiet! Good food. My friends tomato soup arrived not hot. inexplicable. anyway, it was sent back. Took a really long time for it to return. also inexplicable. Anyway, the rest of our food was good.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great service as well as food. We will certainly return!
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.
Had a birthday lunch - great food and superior service.
Neighborhood gem. Good service. Tasty food! noisy ambiance. crowded seating
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).
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.
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.
Neighborhood gem. Friendly wait staff. Food is nicely prepared, albeit salty :( I did ask for light salt on my salmon. Otherwise, will be back!
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.
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.
Lamb and mushroom pasta was excellent. My husband had the veggie burger which was nice and firm and good flavor. Fries were awesome.