Trust Restaurant

4.8
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1122 Reviews
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.5
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was a bit busy. Too many sauces drowning the food. Ambiance was very cool.

s
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had one of the best meals we've ever had in San Diego. I highly recommend Trust!!!!

MC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Sashimi was very good, but small. Portions are small. Octopus was dry outside and firm. Sausage was salty and dry. Service was good.

C
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Have been there a few times...my wife and I are chefs and have been in the culinary industry for many years and this place hasn’t disappointed yet

K
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The wait staff was great and kept the drinks and food coming.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food was excellent!

DB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy and quaint ambiance. Service was outstanding. You order “small plates” that are meant to share. My husband and I started with
Ricotta Agnolotti 5/5, next we had steamed clams 4/5 and sashimi 4/5, Braised Oxtail Raviolini 3/5, Bacon Chop 2/5, and for dessert we enjoyed the banana pudding with ice cream 5/5. Overall great experience. Would definitely dine again.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! You’ll love it!

S
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service. Absolutely delish food. I can't wait to go back.

I
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around. Fantastic food and impeccable service. Trust delivers every time.

CW
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Trust, with a different friend. Of the 4 dishes we ordered, the agnolotti was definitely the best -- so rich and earthy! The beets and carrots were tasty (if you like pickled beets, which I do), and the lamb meatballs were delicious. The chicken terrine was so-so...our waiter described it as a "gourmet chicken nugget", which was pretty accurate. Since we were stuffed, we did not have dessert. Our waiter was just the right amount of attentive, and the ambience as usual was relaxed and comfortable. I can't wait to visit again!

RK
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing! We ordered shrimp & sausage, wood grilled cauliflower, lamb meatballs and oxtail ravioli. Each dish was delicious and different. Loved them all! Impeccable service and very attentive staff. We will be back soon!

DO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Incredible food all the way through. Service from Anthony was top notch. Pricey but worth every penny. You get what you pay for and this place delivers.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very unusual hip and trendy in a good way. Nice crowd and good service

c
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived for an early brunch, and everything was great.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding on all fronts.

T
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Groovy building, open, airy. Used to be a lot noisier - they seem to have put in some noise reduction. Food is outstanding and original. Just a fun, city vibe. Service was awesome - everyone from the bus staff to waitstaff.... excellent. :)

b
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food. Pricey. Share plates so difficult for just one person. Would be nice if such restaurants offered half order fir those dining solo

d
Washington DC
189 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My colleagues and I had a truly fine evening at Trust. Every dish was flavorful—the hush puppies, dumplings and octopus were truly amazing! To top that, our server was amazingly courteous and fun-he advised us to go down the menu in order to have a rich experience. He wasn’t wrong. I’ll be back in MAY when I return to San Diego!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place everything you order is fresh, beautifully presented and delicious. The mixed drinks especially the El Diablo, we're so yummy. Went for my early birthday treat and was not disappointed. Well be back.

TV
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be one of San Diego's top restaurants. There are not many, but those we have in SD are solid. Trust, Jeune et Jolie, Market, and just about anything pan-asian in Kearny Mesa.

If you go - get the Cauliflower and any raw prep and sugo on the menu. Wine list is decent and cocktail program is very good.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect

F
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience!! Can’t recommend this place enough!!

JA
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot day enough good things about this place. My friend was bowled over from the first bite and everything g starts with the food which is outstanding.

That the service is friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere relaxed, just help to make this one of my favorites.

MO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Interesting dishes from around the world.
Nice cocktails.
Parking is a problem, unless you want to pay to park in the lot across the street.
Handicap access could be a challenge, though the traffic lights are responsive for pedestrians.

AC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food!

RK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. Will definitely be visiting again!

NS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love good food and so can be very picky! Generally, we struggle with the amount of salt in American food...its a culture thing I think! However, our server at Trust listened to our concerns and acted accordingly...our food was not too salty...it was perfect! Another server had obviously been briefed as he talked about how the food had been prepared to meet our requirements. The service from all was superb. The food itself was creative, innovative, absolutely delicious, perfect for sharing and served in a good timely manner...good time between courses. The portion sizes were a good size, but not too huge either. Advice on wines competent, knowledgeable and accurate. The ambiance was good and relaxed. The staff were genuinely friendly and keen to make the dining experience good. We have visited San Diego a good number of times and this will be our number one place to go back to when we return again...looking forward to it already!

GS
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great restaurant. I like sister Ft Oak better, but this place is more hip. Ready to go again. So much to taste.

SZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Grilled cauliflower is to die for. Excellent service. I do wish the sticky buns were offered mire than on the weekends.

a
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Girls night out and both of our first times visiting Trust Restaurant. We had a wonderful experience! The staff was friendly and welcoming, the dining room was comfortable and the food was outstanding! We ordered 4 dishes and shared them all: Smoked Carrots + Baby Beets, Shrimp + Sausage, Wood Grilled Pork Sausage and Braised Oxtail Raviolini. The flavors and sauces were fantastic! We were so impressed, we are already making plans to bring our spouses back.

V
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great visit to Trust, twice in a week. Four dishes between two people were the perfect number and each was superb. Inventive and interesting dishes. Knowledgeable staff to assist with wine pairing.

F
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trust is one of San Diego’s best restaurants. It’s our go-to when we want to be wowed. I recommend it highly, along with server Eloise.

TR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Selected based on a writeup in Food balanced, smokey cauliflower, burrata had nice contrast with rye crisp but was served with a hair in it. A busser noticed a long dark hair being pulled from a serving, asked if we wanted our dish replaced. We said we would make do, so she left. The Kuri squash was not a headliner and more of a frisee salad topped with 1/2" cubes of pear and squash. Zucchini dish was acidic and Harissa subdued. Avocado smothered Hamachi. Server claimed there were 2 large dumplings to an order, so we debated ordering two orders but eventually decided to split the two so all could taste. Surprise! Three awkward dumplings came, so one of us went without. The server shrugged her error off, and said the kitchen opted to make three smaller ones this time, which was too bad for the person who got left out! All in all, chef's balance was acid-forward with some flavors not coming through: szechwan sauce (dumplings), mint&chilies(meatballs) and everything was tasted fresh. The hairy burrata was left on the bill and at no time did management address it or the table. Don't trust the wrappings of a pricey, high-end restaurant because this one certainly didn't act like it.

V
Montreal
16 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative dishes, good respect for local sourced foods, great wine pairing recommendations. So good we are going back almost immediately.

M
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love TRUST! The food is great, the service is wonderful and its two block from my house!

K
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great great experience. Service was really really good. Thank you for that

EF
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was creative and tasty. Our server knew the menu and answered our questions. It was a really nice experience.

l
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely brunch on the patio. Great cocktails and food. Would visit again if in the area.