Trust Restaurant

4.7
647 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
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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)
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Phone number
(619) 795-6901
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brad Wise
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Robinson St
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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, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 647 People Are Saying
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MH
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

At our server's advice, we ordered four dishes for my wife and I to share. Each one came out individually spaced out by quite some time. The fourth and final dish came out over an hour after it was ordered and about 20 minutes after the third. These are "small plates" mind you. By the time it came we were long since ready to go and had already requested the check. It was a ravioli and while the filling was fantastic, the pasta itself was very thick and under cooked leaving us frustrated that we'd waited so long for it. Would we ever go back? Maybe. The food itself was delicious and while our server didn't come by much, the other employees were around to refill water, etc., frequently.

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LV
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been regulars since the opening of Trust.
We are always thrilled with both the service and the food.
The atmosphere is always full of energy with happy diners.

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MT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and excellent service all at very reasonable prices.

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SW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit back and delivered just like the first! Made a reservation for Christmas Eve!

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L
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, flavorful food. Outdoors is beautiful and has hearts. Servers are attentive.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

When making the reservation on Open Table I mentioned that we were celebrating a birthday. There was no mention or acknowledgement from the staff and when I mentioned it was a Birthday that was being celebrated nothing was offered....just a “happy birthday” wish.

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DB
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The quality of the food and drink was excellent. Portion sizes are generous so we slightly over ordered. Cauliflower and Brussels Sprout starters were exceptional - very tasty. Wine list is quite limited but a good selection of interesting wines. Would recommend for a dinner with friends or business dinner.

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bin voyage dinner with good friend. Excellent food and service. A bit noisy.

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JW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trust is a must! Great for a date night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RD
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The place was very loud. The service was slow and the food was just ok. My wife wondered why I wanted to go there, a couple of friends recommended the place and they thought it was great. I may return again but not for a while.

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LA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve been to Trust many times now and it never disappoints! Thank you for the unique experience that is offered.

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k
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing octopus!! And apricot sherbert!!
Great service!! We got a gift card for our kids!!

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LD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s not an overstatement to say the food is literally amazing.

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CW
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really fun foodie restaurant. A great place to share a dining experience and you know it's going to be good.

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PE
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Trust is mainly a small plates restaurant, which is fine for us with smaller appetites. We had several things I would recommend and we shared them all: Brussels sprouts side, ham and hush puppies small plate, polenta and pork sugo small plate, oxtail raviolini small plate, and the charcuterie board. This was enough food for four of us, it as I said were not big eaters. Our waiter was a little surly, but the food made up for it.

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S
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great weekend brunch. Sat outside on a beautiful Sunday morning. It was very energetic inside so the outdoor seating was welcome. We ordered the chicken with pancakes. Pancakes were fluffy and very yummy. Chicken pieces fried perfectly. Our other entree was chilaquiles rosas. Very delicious. Eggs cooked perfectly. Spicy. I loved it. We also ordered the Bloody Mary. Perfection!!

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JP
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tapas/shared plate type of restaurant. The food is amazing. I will definitely be going back to try out some of the other dishes.

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ZH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Food was very delicious, the lobster risotto had some incredible flavor! Although for the portion size this was defiantly on the smaller side, Don't expect to get completely full without ordering at minimum 3 dishes per couple which can get pricey fast. Our server was polite and attentive, but service seemed kinda slow. Would go back, for a one off trendy dinner date, but not regularly.

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JB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

In the past I have made three reservations for Trust and each time I had to cancel due to unexpected changes. This past Friday I was finally able to go and let me say the food, wine, and our service were spectacular and spot on!!! I'm bring a large group in November!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic find traveling. Excellent server Nate made it even more amazing. Food was remarkable and seasoned in bold strikes. Cocktails and wine were great. Super value.

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PG
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, amazing food and flavors, outstanding service!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best meal I’ve had in a while. Highly recommended

We shared the chop salad, clams with homemade salumi, scallops, and oxtail ravioli. All of the dishes were very good. The salad and clams may be a bit salty for some, but for not for my taste.

Bourbon custard for dessert was the perfect ending to this delicious meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! We had a wonderful dinner trying several different plates.

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ML
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service, noisy

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and beverages were outstanding. 2+ plates each was about right. Lighting needs help. We would definitely return.

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J
San Diego
125 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trust ticks all the boxes. Food is special and perfect. Love the wine choices... Service is perfect.

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m
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing foodie experience! Everything was wonderful from the service to the last bite of food!

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KR
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was masterfully crafted with complimentary and pleasantly surprising tastes and textures. The cauliflower is a must have. Only thing constructive I can say is I wish they had espresso and alternative milks... my work around - pop over to the coffee shop next door for a moca with coconut milk. Our server was one of the most genuinely kind hearted people I've ever met. All around - a great place to have great food with the ones you love.

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AD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so amazing, the staff were awesome the food and mimosas were delicious. I highly recommend!!

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e
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we will certainly dine there again.food and atmosphere great.

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MR
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far the best restaurant I’ve had the extreme pleasure of eating at in San Diego area. Fantastic !!

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DC
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The service was ok but the food came out VERY slowly. We only ordered 4 small plates but we were there for over 2 hours. Not sure what’s up, I’m sure it’s always that busy but they seemed a little frantic.

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We drove down from Los Angeles to celebrate our son’s 6th year birthday at the SD Zoo and decided to try Trust restaurant for breakfast/brunch after having read the reviews. When our meals took a little while to come out, our server kindly offered to check the status. She then came out with most likely the manager, who brought out a sticky bun & ice cream with a candle Hi on top for my son’s birthday! Shortly after, our meals arrived and the manager came out again and apologized for the wait. Near the end of our meal, our server informed us that the meal would be taken care of by the restaurant! We enjoyed the great food, especially the sticky bun, and we were even more impressed by the service! We’ve had longer waits at restaurants before, but hardly do we even get an apology. We explained this to my son, and he would like to come to the restaurant again the next time he’s in SD... for more sticky buns!

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Trust resets the bar for creative cuisine done perfectly in San Diego--hopefully a bellwether for more to come.

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JV
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

LOVED it ALL - from drinks to appetizers to the pork chop and then dessert!!

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e
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, all the things I had heard about this place were true. Love the kitchen, I miss cooking in open kitchens. Food was a little pricey for the portions and ingredients. Shishito peppers and octopus fritters don't cost much to make , they were both delicious though. Penicillin cocktail wasn't my favorite, switched it up to a spicy tequila cocktail and happily drank about four of those. Will definitely come back. My girlfriend said the chilaquiles rival my own, have to try them now.

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e
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative menu. Great food. Great service.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was amazing. That’s not typical for this level of dining.

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a
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to book dinner for me, my husband, and my aunt after seeing the restaurant on one of Eater's must-try lists, and it did not disappoint. The food was phenomenal from start to finish, as was the service. Highly recommend the lamb meatballs plate and the burrata appetizer; it might have been the best burrata I've ever had. Well worth the money (which was totally reasonable and not too expensive) with a great atmosphere, too.

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