Trust Restaurant

4.8
682 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 682 People Are Saying
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j
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints!!

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RK
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food. Will definitely comeback. Got to try several items on the menu. Takes sometime to get the food to the table but worth the wait.

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MK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday fun was a wonderful experience at Trust!

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LC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Innovative menu. Exellent service. A must eat here kind of place.

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c
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trust remains my very favorite restaurant in San Diego. Consistently delicious, terrific service and great atmosphere. I almost veered from my usual cauliflower appetizer but the waiter guided me back, and I'm so glad he did. Then enjoyed a chop salad and scallops, which are now being served with broccoli prepared in three yummy ways. Dinner was accompanied by a glass of orange wine (yes, it was orange!) that was perfectly described by the waiter. Sadly, no room for dessert. Can't wait to dine at Trust again!

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KW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the privilege of dining at Trust on Saturday, 12/1/18 and being in the care of Kyle. His service (and that of his team) was impeccable, with clearing of every plate/utensil between any dissimilar courses and he anticipated our every need. The food was amazing - a foodie paradise. You cannot go wrong with a single thing, but we particularly loved the little gem salad and the shrimp and sausage. Wish we lived on this coast to get to enjoy this treasure more often. Run, don't walk, to Trust!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

I have been here for dinner and it was amazing. Today was my first time going for brunch. As a chef myself I try not to be critical but my experience was not great. Our first plate came out in not too long. Out entrees took well over an hour. We only ordered a grilled cheese and Mac and cheese. The grilled cheese should not be named as such but more as a spicy pork belly sandwich. There was almost no cheese on it and it wasn’t melted.
People around us that had been seated and ordered after us got their food way before. It was honestly not that great of an experience.

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I
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our dinner at Trust but the food seemed more spicy and salty than my last visit in July. Overall, it is a fun restaurant where you can choose from lots of creative small plates but better if you have a large group so you can try more dishes. The restaurant was very loud (loud music) and it was difficult to have a conversation at time.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service!!!
Lobster Risotto, Hush Puppies,
Pork Sugo amazing.

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JK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Passed by this place a few times and was interested. Went for a date and the evening was perfect. They allowed us to BYOB which was great. The food was impeccable, the recommendations were outstanding. The service was a little bumpy at first but the staff apologized and the rest of the evening was more than worthwhile. Would absolutely recommend and go again!

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OT
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Three of us shared 6 small plates. We could not finish the last dish and the dishes were small. We could not pick a favorite. The chef is tremendously talented and skilled. Almost forgot the horchata profiteroles. WOW

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LU
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My favorite restaurant in San Diego, every dish is very well prepared and with excellent flavors. Great experience everytime

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KC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Superb food! Very innovative and delicious.

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T
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, although place can get noisy. Friendly wait staff, expensive wine list.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is AMAZING

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KB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for families. Excellent service. Super yummy brunch. I had the breakfast taquitos and a bloody marry.

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K
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The beef tartare was salty to the point of being inedible.

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AW
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only one word describes Trust: supercalifragilisticexpialidosious! Everything here is beyond amazing. The food is creative and delicious. The service is impeccable. Our server was knowledgeable, kind, and paced the meal perfectly. The surroundings are interesting and comfortable, but don't detract from the food. It was the highlight of our trip to San Diego!

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d
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Pork Sugo is to die for! Always consistent with their quality and service. Definitely one of SD's top restaurants!

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C
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Large portions that should be split in most cases. Very loud restaurant so it's hard to enjoy a nice brunch where you don't have to raise your voice.

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TS
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

I love Trust restaurant. It seems however that the last 2 times we have been there, the food is coming out cold. I know they are busy starting a new restaurant, but I think the owner/chef needs to not take his eyes off of what is happening here. The tastes are superb, but another cold food outing will out me from returning.

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MT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I wanted to like Trust more. I thought the ambiance was good, but not as good as say Madison, or even it's sister store 100 Proof. The food was very very good, and I know you have to pay more for good food, but I thought they went a little overboard on the prices for what you get.

Personally, I would skip Trust for their sister store 100 Proof. Better value and ambiance. However, great service and very good food at Trust. 3.5 stars really, but you know how it goes - they don't give you that option.

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MC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the entire meal. service of the plates was well timed and not rushed too. we were able to thoroughly enjoy it all.

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L
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Between the two of us, there wasn't a single dish that one of us didn't love. We both liked all the 4 dishes we ordered.

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BH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Trust specializes in "small plate". These are bigger than tapas, but smaller than regular entres. The food was excellent, service superb, and the vib n interesting sort of modern industrialized restaurant. Many of the dishes are spicy, so discuss preferences with you wait staff. modest wine list - no super valus, but covers the spectrum. We would eat there again!

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GN
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were lucky and got a table on the patio. The noise level at 8 on a Friday inside was very high- because it is a very popular place.
The food is small plates to share. Bigger than tapas, smaller the entres. Four plares for two worked great. We enjoyed everything we ordered- lots of great flavor combinations in original ways.

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A
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Nate was awesome! He made it a great experience. The food was amazing! Get the sticky bun, don’t think about it, just do it.

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RC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

I enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. However, I really don't think it's necessary to charge $4 for an extra scoop of ice cream. In addition, something should be done to alleviate the level of noise. We were practically screaming at one another. I'd still recommend.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and cocktails. San Diego is lucky! Would come back for the restaurant and it’s new locations.

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RG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trust was one of the best restaurants I’ve been to. The flavors of each crafted menu item blends with artistic ease.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Trust. Everything about it is amazing! Food, service, all so delicious

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MR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

very tasty, creative menu. great for sharing. love brussel sprouts.... mine were a bit too salty :( but, everything else was fab! Anthony, our waiter, was perfection!
celebrated an anniversary, no gift of dessert... but that is never expected. just so nice when it happens.

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BG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great AMERICAN tapas style eats with unique selections - very sumptuous!!

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K
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday date night. A tucked away gem in venue. Loved that servers described the plates when brought out. A nice and unique personalized touch. We will definitely be back as newbies to the establishment. The only things that prevented a 5 star was there were 2 bugs, including a fly around our booth located inside the restaurant nor mention of a Birthday. A simple Happy Birthday wish would have completed the evening. Noting there was no expectations of anything to be offered.

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MH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
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 on October 19, 2018
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 on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and excellent service all at very reasonable prices.

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SW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
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 on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
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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