Trust Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Trust.Restaurant brings to you a neighborhood, experience-driven restaurant, courtesy of Owner/Executive Chef, Brad Wise, and Owner/General Manager, Steven Schwob. Focused on offering share plates from the finest, seasonal and local ingredients available, we provide a unique culinary experience in combination with a creative beverage program for dinner and weekend brunch.
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R
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Made a reservation and was promptly seated. Amazing Sticky Bun of the day! A must every time we visit.

PR
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Excellent service. Beautiful decoration.

RM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was fine but the food was top notch. You could tell a lot of thought and heart and care was put into it. Great job

L
San Diego
59 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The combination of flavors were creative and delicious. The portions, however,could be a bit larger as it takes several “bowls” to make a meal that you won’t feel hungry when you leave. It would be nice if dome sort of bread was offered to help soak up the amazing sauces.

CK
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent place for a foodie! Delicious combinations.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

food was ok, not impressed... very small plates for that they charge you. The waiter was not very polite, and kinda pushy the first time i went there i had a great experience and the waiter was awesome. This one didn’t seemed to be having a good day.
It was a bit noisy but it’s fine.... it’s a restaurant.
not impressed with the food!! to many fancy ingredient names for what we got.

JO
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trust is one of those amazing restaurants that never disappoints. Whether we're having one of our favorite dishes or trying something new on the menu, the mix of flavors never fails to surprise and delight. The small plates make it possible to share and enjoy several options. And the drinks are equally unusual and unusually delicious! We've eaten there over a dozen times, and hope to eat there dozens more. In a city where good restaurants abound, Trust is a standout - one of the very best!

TY
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very innovative menu with lots of fresh takes on dishes. Great for the adventurous palate, you won't be disappointed. With their unique selections, it's probably a good idea to solicit the server's input more than we did, although our server was more than happy to (we just had such an intense, distracting conversation at the table we didn't give this great food the attention it probably deserved in planning).

j
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A very good restaurant with a selection of unique dishes. A bit on the expensive side but worth it for a special occasion.

K
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food-very interest g and unique menu.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 3

Terrible terrible service. Was treated with absolute disrespect. I run a food blog and have been in the restaurant industry for a few years and haven’t been treated like this before. The food was AMAZING though

PT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to relax, eat slow, enjoy drinks, and catch up with old friends. The food was incredible, the service even better!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and staff were great. Had some confusion over separate bar and dinner menus. The staff was very accommodating and the food really stood out.

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

Typically love our trust, but wasn’t super impressed by the pork chop and our waiter left little to be desired. Maybe next time!

EC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and drink. Ricotta Agnolotti was out of this world and Due Dililgence was the best cocktail I had during my trip in San Diego. Highly recommend. It's off the beaten path for people staying in the Gaslamp Quarter but worth the trip.

IK
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very delicious! Excellent presentation and nice atmosphere. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

KM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service -- especially like the small plate concept.

DD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every element on every dish was amazing. Our waitress helped guide us based on our tastes. We will definitely return!!!

DB
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. The experience was incredible. Thank you.

VQ
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best why write 50 characters.............................,.,,,,,,,,,,,

AO
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious evening at Trust. Had a table for three people for a business casual meeting. All attendees were greatly satisfied with the food. Every dish that was served was so flavorful. The tapas style was a perfect fit for our party. Sitting on the outdoor patio was extremely enjoyable on a lovely September evening. Our server recommend that we try two dishes from each category, which was the perfect recommendation. Cauliflower, tuna, octopus, lamb meatballs, ricotta, etc. I'm pretty sure any choice you make will be amazing. Moreover, the cocktail menu was experimental and complimented the food perfectly. The next day, my colleagues continued to applaud me on the reservation at Trust.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch!! I recommend their steak & eggs and French toast

R
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I tried two different red wines because I didn’t like my first option (first a cab-merlot then a Tempranillo). Neither were good. Service has gone downhill. Our waiter was chatting with his coworkers and didn’t check on us periodically. Prices have also gone up it seems and the quantities are generally pretty small. The food was pretty delicious and that would be the only reason I recommend trust. The ambience is pretty cool but it was very loud in there.

D
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food, flavorful and fun, to try out the different small plates. Deserts were clever in their presentation, but not really outstanding. Service was a little uneven. Our drinks came very late, and several dishes came quickly, then there was a long delay for the last, as though the order hadn't been put in.

CW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I generally prefer a quieter vibe without dance music in the background but it's not a deal breaker with this place. We came in with a large party, and they were very accommodating. Our server was amazing and very friendly, ensuring we were well taken care of. The food was absolutely amazing as well. Not one person who joined us had a single complaint.

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Service was outstanding. All staff members very attentive. Emily was particularly wonderful. Food was very flavorful & creative. Love outdoor pet friendly dining.

4
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I love Trust and go there often when I have a group. But I noticed at both Trust and Fort Oak that the food is very salty. I love salt so usually this isn't an issue, but the grilled octopus and the pasta angiolotto were way too salty. Otherwise, yummy. Jan

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional ! Service great and a great stop if your heading down to SDSU for a concert or game !!!

CB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Very innovative. Our server was amazing. Paired the wines beautifully with our selections. Highly recommend! Also loved his other restaurant Fort Oak!

AJ
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food is good. French toast was amazing. Service was so-so, not bad and not great. I’d go again. Solid enough.

S
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Trust and my sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
Expect interesting house drinks and unique, creative small plates in a fun, open kitchen atmosphere.
Nice patio seating w/heaters, where we started, with a good size indoor dining room. As stated, we started on the patio but asked to be move inside due to an unforeseen issue. Our waiter was happy to accommodate.
We enjoyed everything we ordered and the Happy Hour pricing made it even better!

d
San Diego
44 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it. Thoughtful service, creative & delicious offerings, a variety of creative
drinks and loved the venue. Will definitely return!

EH
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We six friends sat outside on the patio for a leisurely dinner. Caesar was our server. He was wonderful, very attentive, and his recommendations were spot on. The dishes we ordered were: Ricotta Agnoletti, Burrata, Cauliflower, Shrimp & Sausage, Hamachi Tartare, Lamb Meatballs, Pork Sugo. We also shared 2 desserts, one was a takeoff of strawberry shortcake and the other was similar to a peanut butter cup.
All the dishes were excellent. My least favorite were the lamb meatballs and the Hamachi Tartare, though they were still very good. The Shrimp & Sausage and Pork Sugo were my favorites. One of our friends mentioned she wanted to lick the plates!
We’ve eaten here three times now and Trust never disappoints us with the quality of the food and the service.

h
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievably delicious and creative food - each of the 7 dishes we ordered was yummy and inventive. We are NYC foodies and we wish there was a Trust in Manhattan! By far the best restaurant in San Diego (and we have tried all of the other highly rated places here.) Kudos!

JR
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Trust is in a very nice neighborhood not far from Balboa Park. It's a fun and modern restaurant with a great vibe. We really enjoyed our meal and next time we go back to San Diego will have it on our list. We sat outside in the patio and it was a lovely evening.

N
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection every time.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m pretty particular about food and hold everything to a high standard since Chicago has some amazing chefs and that’s my hometown. Trust lives up to the hype surrounding it.

Our server was fantastic. She timed our courses perfectly and helped us make some decisions about what to order since we were deciding between a few great sounding dishes.

The food was even better than the service. If it’s still on the menu, the braised oxtail raviolini is something I’ve never had anywhere else and it was beautiful.

The price really impressed me as well. We got a high level meal and drinks for about half what we would pay in NY or Chicago so it was a nice item to add to the positive list of reasons to visit Trust.

Overall it was a 5/5 experience and I highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently great food

JL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The service was good but a bit slow for how full the place was. Nonetheless I love this place, food and service. This was an exception... but again it was not bad!

JU
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service!

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