We are located in the heart of North Park, 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. We are famous for our “Bluegrass Brunch” every Sunday - live music is played from 10am - 2pm.
Mon–Fri 8:00 am–2:00 pm
Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm
Mon, Tue, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
Great service for our group of 8. Our appetizers and salads came out pretty promptly but our main meals took a little longer, I'm thinking because there were a couple of other big groups there as well. Servers were very sweet and kind, refilled drinks constantly and answered all of our questions. I love this place and will definitely come back!
Staff was friendly and offered excellent service. Food was cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Appreciated the uniqueness in everything from environment to food and beverages. It was my first visit to Urban Solace and definitely will not be my last. Thank you all for such a special and memorable experience.
Lovely service. Had beef cheeks which were very fatty and Seabass that was good but nothing special. Overall solid food but nothing that would make me come back
Visiting from Nebraska and dining with our daughter. Second time dining here. Fabulous best-ever cinnamon roll, egg-scramble, and quinoa bowl! Stellar service and ambiance!
Misfired burgers, cold fries, and well done rare ahi - our party of 6 all agreed Urban Solace is ending on a weak note. Lot's of great memories here - we celebrated signing our mortgages here, celebrated here when we heard we finally had an adoption match, and dozens and dozens of dates at the bar over the years and so we wanted to eat at US one last time before they reinvent themselves. We were sad at this news, but now realize a reinvention is perhaps in order. We'll try them again in their next phase and wish them the best.
Took forever for the main courses to come out. We were waiting more than 45 minutes. The chicken and plate was slathered in a gooey, sweet sauce that overpowered other components on the plate. The meatloaf was dry.
Was one of the best meals we have had in months! Simple but top shelf preparation. Loved the server too - informative and helpful but not intrusive.
My girlfriend and I decided to spend her birthday dinner here. After much excitement, we were very disappointed by the value, and especially the food. We were greeted by our waiter, and happily ordered a tomato soup, cheese platter, and quinoa grain bowl along with two glasses of wine. We were soon told that one of the cheeses on the platter was not available and that we'd get extra of one of the existing cheeses. Once the cheese board came out, we noticed that the layout was off. The balance of cheeses to the other ingredients on the board was not right and did not meet the expectations we had of Urban Solace. We got our glasses of wine, a tempranillo and pinot noir, and both seemed like very poor quality compared to a wine of less than $3 we buy at Aldi. The quinoa grain bowl was over $20, so I expected a high quality dish. I could not be more disappointed. It was bland, and the dish seemed like it was a meager attempt at putting something together so they could charge a very high price. My girlfriend got the tomato soup, and while it tasted good, it was cold. We were happy to be given a complimentary birthday muffin to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday, but overall food quality was very poor. I do not recommend coming here for food given the very high price that is charged.
Restaurant was good, but not great this time around. My food wasn't served very hot (Shrimp n' Grits) and lacked salt. I rarely salt my food, but had to on this occasion. I have dined here in the past and the food has always been great. This time it was just a little off. I would still go again and chalk it up to be an off day.
Food is generally real good, great starters. Enjoyable ambience, good music. The sour note is on the Duck Confit, overdone and super salty, confirmed by a French patron, such a big miss seems odd.
This is one of my favorite restaurants. This visit lived up to the standard I would expect from them based on my history.
Great ambiance, good music, quick customer service
Second time dining here. Once for my mother’s birthday in July and again yesterday. Identical experience both times, restaurant is very poorly managed. Made to wait over 20 minutes with a reservation and more time after we were seated before being greeted. We wanted a bottle of wine with our meal (or at least a second cocktail), but by the time our initial cocktails arrived the meal was practically over. Food arrived slightly cold but not unappetizing, so I didn’t send back for a warmup. Management neglected to step in to assist service staff during our experience, who were busy with larger groups. There are so many other places with similar seasonal menus — I will probably skip this place in the future. If you live in the area I’m sure it’s fine, but I’ll head elsewhere next time I’m in San Diego. And if you are looking for higher standards in your dining experience, I recommend you look elsewhere too!
Great Sunday brunch hangover cure. Live music was fun. Service is a little slow. Ambiance is great!
Urban solace was a nice place. Food was amazing and service was great. Very small restaurant - we went for an anniversary and it was perfect.
The out door patio feels like a prison yard dark dingy the floor should be painted light grey paint the ext brick wall white get rid of the sad mural !
Met up with girlfriends on a Monday holiday for lunch and were able to be seated on the patio. Excellent service and the brunch menu was excellent. No complaints from anyone and we had a really nice time. Cinnamon roll is always a necessity to start.
my only disappointment was we made the reservation, confirmed with a return phone call. Checked in early, our third person checked in by reservation time and told them we were at the bar. I had requested a table on the patio with the phone call to Urban. The hostess never came to seat us. when we finally went to her ( many empty tables) she went to seat us in an indoor corner table- worst in the house. I complained and eventually got seated on the patio- 5 minutes wait only. Did get a lovely free appetizer and the food was great, our waitress was amazing. The Hostess needs to take her job seriously and do it, maybe stay off her phone or chit chatting with the other hostess.
Always love eating here, it's become one of our favorite because it's dependable for food quality, service, atmosphere, etc.
Dinner is better than brunch. Depends on whose in the kitchen cooking. Our brunch was subpar.
Family get together was very pleasant. Food tastes delicious and the service was great. Great place and a wonderful experience.
The dinner was exquisite and the servers were excellent.
Reservation was set for 1100. Arrived at 1040 and was seated at 1055. Place was half full on the inside due to a large party and out side had two small tables seated. Waited 15 minutes because the restaurant opened at 1030 but the servers weren't ready until 1100. Food took approximately 20-25 minutes and arrived warm. No salt was added to our food during preparation so I did it myself. Food was cooked well but had no flavor. Ordered eggs benedict with a pork belly as topping.
I wanted to like this place better given all the hype. It was very over-priced, small dessert portions for the price, and food was OK. I was really looking forward to the chicken and dumplings, but honestly, I make it better myself! Only saving grace was the excellent customer service.
Service was great—friendly, knowledgable, good recommendations. Food was flavorful and well presented. Had the duck confit on a bed of curried grains. Date had the scallops. Both very pleased with our meals. Biscuits and pate appetizers were really great.
Omigod I can't express how much I loved this place. It was a really good find.
Parking is street or in the lot across the street for a few bucks for the hour or so you'll be there.
Pretty popular brunch spot on weekends with live bluegrass every Sunday out on the patio. I arrived right as they opened at 0930 and thought it would be more crowded but the gal up front said it starts around 10am when the music starts - there were still plenty of indoor seats when I left at around 11am.
You can walk around North Park after brunch to explore and shop and walk off some carbs if you'd like as it's pretty well located in the middle of it all.
The vibe is southern friendly and the menu has lots of gems of southern cuisine like shrimp and grits, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls with butter pecan glaze, Benedict's with hollandaise and much more.
I chose a hot black tea with cream and sugar (served to me with white and brown sugar cubes), the cinnamon bun add the butter pecan glaze, and the salmon Bennie. All were delicious, service was warm and friendly as I tried another drink that I didn't like which we swapped for tea.
The live music the day I was there was on point - I was afraid it would be too loud out on the patio but the four fellas playing soft comfortable bluegrass tunes were enough so that you could easily still hear talking and have a conversation over their music. Very pleasant and they played some songs I've heard and popular tunes as well as old classics.
All was well from start to finish with service - and several of the servers were friendly and greeted and spoke to me because I was dining alone.
The food here is delicious. A great place for lunch with my friends.
It was great
Food was great always is. I should have been more specific in reservation. Where we were seated we could not hear the live bluegrass band. That was one of the reasons we chose the restaurant.
loved the Blue Grass music band that played and give them 5 stars. The cinnamon roll did have a nice cream cheese icing but it needed more gooey softness inside but it did have a crunchy exterior. The eggs benedict with the pork belly was very good. The only improvement would be to have another option besides white bread that came with it and offer an organic whole wheat or multi grain bread and instead of potatoes offer fruit cup instead. Just looking for healthier options. The coffee was very good and they did have stevia sticks on the tables and half and half in a nice container on the tables.
Great dining experience. Delicious food and easy to have conversations
We love coming here. The biscuits are to die for! And the spreads for the biscuits are even better. We've never had a bad thing here. Always great food!
A little disappointed this time around. We were really looking forward to coming here. We moved out of state and this place used to have great brunch. Big portions, good food and fabulous cinnamon rolls. Our experience this time was completely a let down. The hostess wasn't very welcoming. Our server was nice, but didn't refill waters or coffee unless asked several times. We waited a lot for pretty much everything and it wasn't very busy. Food was mediocre and the portions were small. We waited a long time and our dishes were cold by the time we got our food. The cinnamon roll used to be the best part, warm and gooey, but what came out was cold with even colder frosting. I'm sad the restaurant has declined so much. Not worth visiting again.
Loved our meal. Even my 14 year old was impressed. The food was gourmet quality and well worth what we paid.
This place was awesome. Pork cheek was phenomenal.
What a wonderful evening and meal. The prosciutto wrapped ahi was amazing and the creamed ancient grains were simply divine! The artichoke dip starter was a little slow getting out of the kitchen but totally made up for it with flavor. The service was impeccable. Really a great experience.
Especially on a quieter weekday night, Urban Solace is hard to beat for solid comfort food style dishes in a comfortable atmosphere.
The menu is relatively small but all dishes are well prepared.
Friendly, attentive unhurried service, good wine selection by the glass or bottle.
Great spot for a good meal and good conversation.
The food was subpar at best....not worth the money AT ALL. Disappointed.
Most friendly servers and hosts - always very accommodating and helpful! Thank you.
Exceeded expectations in every regard! Absolutely loved everything we ordered. Quality, portions and flavor were on point. Cocktails were great too. Prices were very reasonable. Will definitely be back.