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Wed, 5/23
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Urban Solace

4.6
2068 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Join us at Urban Solace Restaurant, featuring New American Comfort Food and a fantastic selection of West Coast wines, handcrafted beer and a full selection of liquor.
We are located in the heart of North Park’s “Restaurant Row”, near bustling neighborhoods of Hillcrest, South Park and University Heights, and just north of Downtown San Diego and Balboa Park. We are open seven days a week - reservations are recommended. Please specify on your reservation if you wish to be seated inside or outside on our heated and covered patio. We are famous for our “Bluegrass Brunch” every Sunday - live music is played from 10am - 2pm. Reservations for our Bluegrass brunch are limited, and are for the inside restaurant only.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday & Tuesday - 11am - 9pm
Wednesday & Thursday - 11am - 930pm
Friday - 11am - 1030pm
Saturday 1030am - 1030pm
Sunday 930am - 2pm and 5pm - 9pm
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Phone number
(619) 295-6464
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt Gordon
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Private party facilities
We do have limited availability for larger groups. Please contact the restaurant for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
University
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Parking details
Generally there is plenty of street parking available as well as the North Park parking garage directly across from the restaurant. Entrance to the garage is on 29th Street just south of University
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Public transit
We are located at the transit hub of 30th and University Ave.
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Entertainment
We feature live Bluegrass music every Sunday for our famous "Blue Grass Brunch", from 930am to 230pm - limited reservation are available on this day, for the inside restaurant only.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2068 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.5
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4.2
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego. The menu is always fresh, great food, impeccable service and a fantastic cocktail menu.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great comfort southern-fusion place. Had brunch items to satisfy my breakfast-hating boyfriend, picky stepdad, and Keto mom, while still catering to my trendy and adventurous taste.

My only negative is that I HATE when restaurants don't gift anything on a birthday... It's the principle of the thing. I bring a whole group of friends and family out to celebrate, at least show some kind of gesture. And we both know that your markup on those deserts is insane anyway.... What could it really cost? $2-3? It's about making someone feel special on their special day!

But that is my ONLY gripe! We had a great time and enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

It was a cool May grey day and decided their menu would be great to meet some friends. It was the perfect comfort food for a cold day. Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Libby was absolutely fantastic and I will definitely return

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

excellent food and drinks. a little bit loud inside for a big group, but always worth it!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

A very pleasant dining experience. The food and ambiance were terrific.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The food and service are my highlights. Came with two friends for a Saturday brunch. We enjoyed the pecan cinnamon roll, salmon benedict, steak benedict, artichoke dip. All of the food was delicious, flavorful, no added salt or pepper needed! However, the portion size is quite smaller than the pictures, but a perfect single serving size. Oh, the biscuits were great! The Bloody Mary was nothing special.
Had a great time, would come again if I am in the area. I did walk by on Sunday morning and there was live music.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We took a dear 87-year-old friend to Urban Solace for his birthday. Our server was wonderfully attentive, and the food was perfect. We shared a delicious dessert to top off a great meal together.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

One word... Outstanding!! We went for my wife’s Birthday and had an outstanding meal. We had multiple items cause they all sounded good. Cheddar biscuits, jerk wings (yum yum) I had a soup of the day that was very good my wife and daughter had the spinach salad with bacon vinaigrette and egg. I had the meatloaf with mash Potatoes, my wife had the beef cheeks and my daughter had the molasses glazed jidori chicken. I’m rambling but I tell you the meal was good and we will be back!! I almost forgot to mention the service was also outstanding so do yourself a favor and try them

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We loved Urban Solace. It was food like Mother made; rich, flavorful and cooked with love. The soup had the cooked right taste, meaning long and slow and with care. The ingredients were all of the best quality and it was reflected in the flavor. Everything we had was delicious and the service was superior. I couldn't have been happier. I look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent food! Cinnamon Roll is out of this world. Todd took great care of our table!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We were seated immediately upon arriving, happy to have been seated indoors, considering that my mom hates outdoor dining. Service was great, the food even better!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Loved everything about it, except for the music outside. The music itself was great, but it was really loud. I was practically yelling across the table to be heard.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Our server was A+. The food was really delicious. We would go back.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Arrived on a busy Saturday and our table was ready right away. Food great, service was great. A wonderful restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Date day with my HS BFF. She lives here. I don’t. It was the quintessential San Diego brunch experience. Great champagne mimosas. (A lot of them!) Food was excellent. I would have preferred a little more of everything, probably because it was so good, but definitely didn’t leave hungry.
Our waiter, Jona, gave us the best service from my entire stay here. Attentive, friendly, accommodating.
Excellent experience.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Our main entrees were both over salted ..!! This was the only issue ... duck confit and sea bass I believe were the dishes .. mussels were awesome though and drink !!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

I’m gonna start this review by saying that the burger is a MUST. The place is nice and cozy, I went for a late lunch so it was quiet. I started off with the vanilla scented beets salad which was so good. Main course was the burger and I can honestly say it is by far the best burger I’ve had in San Diego! It was juicy and perfectly seasoned and just delicious. It comes with a side of seasoned fries.. the portions are very filling. For dessert I tried Les s’mores which was yum!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Love Urban Solace. I'll be back! Everything was great, the food, the service, the patio.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Great spot to gather the whole family for a delicious brunch accompanied by live bluegrass music.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The bar set up was very nice and pretty. Very welcoming. Staff was attentive and friendly. The food portion was a decent size and flavorful. Drinks were made perfectly and in a timely manner. There wasn't a long wait for anything.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

super great service!!!!! great dining place!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Had the beef cheeks and the duckaroni. Both were excellent. Great service.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Beef cheeks were amazing but the meatloaf was funky and neither my wife nor I liked it.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

This a great place to eat. I find it to be inviting and intimate.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our server was excellent, the food was delicious, great selection of wines. Overall a very nice place for a casual dinner / date dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Service, food, and atmosphere were excellent! May have been some of the best service we’ve ever had the pleasure to enjoy!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was REALLY great! I was nervous because it was my turn to pick the restaurant and my husband low key will shade me if I choose a dud. This was SO great! Get the beef cheeks and the cheese plate. You'll be happy with both. The bartender made me an awesome sangria and the blue cheese stuffed olives in his martini were EXCELLENT. Two thumbs way UP!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was okay but not stellar.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Lunch and Dinner are usually great at Urban Solace. Avoid the Bluegrass brunch. The protein on the brunch dishes, both the Beefcheek Hash and the Hanger Steak Benedict were nearly non-existent. Time for the food to arrive at the table was also painfully slow. All in all with so many good brunch options in North Park, I would suggest going elsewhere on a Sunday morning. Save your visits to Urban Solace for the dinner fare.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our party of 6 had an amazing time at ‘Blunch’ (bluegrass Sunday brunch.) We started with cheese biscuits and bloody Mary’s then moved onto some of the best tomatoe soup ever eaten, various Benedict’s, hash, and shrimp and grits, and salad. The bluegrass band was excellent and fun. Our server, Todd’s, friendly service rounded out one of the funnest and tastiest Sunday Brunch’s ever. Urban Solace is highly recommended!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was a little disappointing to be honest, especially for the price. The service, however, was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We sometimes forget about coming to Urban but were meeting a few friends for dinner. In fact we initially met @ 7 Grand for a cocktail and then made our way over to the restaurant. Let me tell you that they were just on in every way possible. The service to the food was excellent and it was cool to recommend some old favorites like the meatloaf to our friends. We shared the Mac and cheese as an app and it was epic from there. Cool ambiance and great location because when you're done you're right there in the middle of the action. Can't wait to go back.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Restaurant was ok. Service not bad although they wouldn’t accommodate us at another table after we complained we were in the high traffic service area. Food pretty heavy.. good wine and nice server.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was very good . The portion size of the duck was very small however . The service was extremely slow . Took one hour to get our dinner .

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always our go to spot for brunch! Love their patio!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The service and food were great

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were there for Easter. Very disappointing. Food had to be returned, price was too large for the amount of food served. Everyone was trying their best, but not again for me.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great place to eat really delicious food. Everything tastes great because it is locally sourced and prepared perfectly!

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