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Trust Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1134 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Daily; 5:00 pm - close ; Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 9am-3pm Happy Hour: Mon- Thurs 5:oo pm- 7:00pm, Friday 4:oopm- 7:00pm ($7 cocktails, $6 wine $5 beer, $2 off barbites)

  • Phone number

    (619) 795-6901

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brad Wise

  • Catering

    Contact our event planner today to begin working on the design of your next catered event. At Trust we focus on the details because we know that is what makes a great event stand apart from the rest. We will make it our mission to work closely with you on crafting the food and beverage experience that's right for you and your guests from a casual lunch to tray passed hor'doeuvres or a buffet with interactive stations to a plated meal.

  • Neighborhood

    Hillcrest

  • Cross street

    Robinson St

  • Parking details

    University Ave & Park Blvd.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,134 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and evening too
  2. j

    janeo

    Atlantic City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trust never fails! An excellent evening, superb service, and impeccable food. No place finer!
  3. JN

    JayN

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great restaurant. Perfect for special occasions.
  4. j

    janeo

    Atlantic City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment you enter Trust you can tell it’s going to be a special experience! Love the seating, which is most comfortable. The staff is exceptional- the host and hostess- the server- the bartender, and the most talented professionals cooking our food are top shelf. We so enjoyed watching the people preparing our delicious dishes. Each dish was prepared with such flare! We couldn’t decide which tasting experience we liked best- they were all outstanding. A truly magical experience!
  5. DK

    DebK

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and very creative flavor combinations in every dish. Really a culinary treat! And service could not be beat.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall, the meal was good. Very loud, though. Tough to talk indoors, so we moved outside.
  7. PF

    PeggyF

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every taste was delicious! Hands down the best restaurant I have found in San Diego
  8. PG

    PamelaG

    San Diego

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Waiter was very aloof. Food was great.
  9. SD

    SDNative

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another fabulous meal at Trust. Amazing and creative food, superb service. Wine list needs help...
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was a bit busy. Too many sauces drowning the food. Ambiance was very cool.
  11. S

    Scott

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we had one of the best meals we've ever had in San Diego. I highly recommend Trust!!!!
  12. MC

    MarkC

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Sashimi was very good, but small. Portions are small. Octopus was dry outside and firm. Sausage was salty and dry. Service was good.
  13. N

    Nevio

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We've been to Trust before and this time didn't disappoint. Our server made one recommendation that wasn't great but it was still quality. The service was great and they welcomed us with a glass of champagne for Valentines Day, which was a very nice touch. We'll definitely be back! Thanks for a memorable evening!
  14. C

    Craig

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    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
  15. K

    Kimk

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. The wait staff was great and kept the drinks and food coming.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Went for a 2nd visit post COVID. They’ve only been re-opened 2-3 weeks. It took forever for the food to come out and EVERYTHING we ordered was super salty on top of being pricey. Our first visit on Valentines Day was awesome but after this visit I’m ok with not returning. The lamb meatballs were not good at all. It would be fair to say they were plain ole “not good”. I think maybe they have a new chef because the old one isn’t available post Covid I presume. I mean even their signature cauliflower dish was SALTY. The shrimp/sausage, pork sugo and oxtail raviolini were NOT to die for. Might MAKE you die though because of the salt. ;-). Very disappointed! Hate it when overpriced restaurants like this and Juniper and Ivy aren’t good.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant in San Diego and we have been many many times. However, I’ve noticed lately that sometimes the food is overly salted. This last time, I found two dishes difficult to eat because of it.
  18. ES

    ErikaS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service and food was excellent!
  20. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    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.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! You’ll love it!
  22. S

    Siggy

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic service. Absolutely delish food. I can't wait to go back.
  23. I

    Icecreamforme

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience all around. Fantastic food and impeccable service. Trust delivers every time.
  24. CW

    CarolW

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 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!
  25. RK

    RashmiK

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 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!
  26. DO

    DaveO

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very unusual hip and trendy in a good way. Nice crowd and good service
  28. c

    camster

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived for an early brunch, and everything was great.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding on all fronts.
  30. T

    Trent

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 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. :)
  31. b

    braun

    Palm Springs

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 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
  32. S

    Show

    Washington DC

    217 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    217 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 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!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I’ve been to Trust twice now both for breakfast. What can I say? The food is delicious! My favorites are the sticky bun (come early cause they run out), and the pancakes and chicken. The sticky bun is glorious with caramel sauce and topped with ice cream. The pancakes and chicken is a pair that was made in heaven. The pancakes are perfect and the chicken nuggets are crispy and spicy and just delicious! A must try! Come when they open at 9am - it’s quiet and there’s no wait.
  35. TV

    TedV

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always perfect
  37. F

    Feastybeast

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience!! Can’t recommend this place enough!!
  38. JA

    JAR71

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 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.
  39. MO

    MichelleO

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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.
  40. AC

    AndresC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and delicious food!

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Robinson St

  • Neighborhood

    Hillcrest

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Daily; 5:00 pm - close ; Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 9am-3pm Happy Hour: Mon- Thurs 5:oo pm- 7:00pm, Friday 4:oopm- 7:00pm ($7 cocktails, $6 wine $5 beer, $2 off barbites)

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    University Ave & Park Blvd.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brad Wise

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 795-6901

  • Catering

    Contact our event planner today to begin working on the design of your next catered event. At Trust we focus on the details because we know that is what makes a great event stand apart from the rest. We will make it our mission to work closely with you on crafting the food and beverage experience that's right for you and your guests from a casual lunch to tray passed hor'doeuvres or a buffet with interactive stations to a plated meal.

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