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About Urban Solace

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 and feature our famous “Bluegrass Brunch” every Sunday.
Reservations are generally only for the interior dining room. The patio is reserved for walk-in guests. On special occasions such as New Years Eve and Valentines Day, the patio is used for reservations as well. If you do not want to sit outside, please call the restaurant once you have made your reservation online.

3823 30th Street
San Diego, CA 92104
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday & Tuesday - 11am - 9pm
Wednesday & Thursday - 11am - 930pm
Friday - 11am - 1030pm
Saturday 1030am - 1030pm
Sunday 930am - 2pm and 5pm - 9pm

Cross Street:
University

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 295-6464

Website:
http://www.urbansolace.net/

Entertainment:
We feature live bluegrass music every Sunday for our famous "Blue Grass Brunch", from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

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

Public Transit:
We are located at the transit hub of 30th and University Ave.

Executive Chef:
Matt Gordon

Private Party Facilities:
We do have limited availability for larger groups. Please contact the restaurant for more details.

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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate New Years Eve at with us!
We are offering a 3 course Prix Fixe menu for $65 per guest*, as well as a limited regular menu featuring some of our favorite items! Make your reservation today as we fill up quickly!
* not including tax and gratuity

Urban Solace Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Creative Cuisine (16)
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Comfort Food (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Casual (12)
Romantic (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Cozy (8)
Fun (8)
Healthy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Authentic (7)
Organic (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Business Meals (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Went on a Thursday night for what they call "Date Night", but doesn't have to be an actual "date". The special menu for that night is excellent and a great savings. The meal was great. Shared a slice of Black Forest Cake for dessert. The slice was huge. The service was excellent. Very attentive staff even if they were not your assigned server. Will (and already have) recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had the chicken & dumplings. Gravy/broth delicious, but hardly any CHICKEN!!! And the dumplings were pasty & tasteless.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is a must for any traveler or local in SD. Quality in every way. Excellent value. Great for family or romantic dinner.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Many wonderful choices on the manu. Everything absolutely delicious. Excellent service. Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

This place is and always has been excellent. From the ambiance to the food you won’t be disappointed. The handcrafted cocktails set the tone for the rest of the meal. The cuisine is excellent, Well portioned and of course delicioso. Great for a dinner date or friends date, the patio is just so cute and cozy. Hope you enjoy as much as I always do!

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Service and food were excellent. I had heard great things about this place but was still pleasantly surprised by how good it was.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had tried US for lunch several times but had never tried dinner here. Our mistake.
We sat outside on a perfect night with an attentive waiter, Arlene, who guided us to great
selections and a wonderful meal. Wine selections and cocktails are great when everyone
wants something different.

It's also a nice touch that the owner stops by the table to check in and in our case, receive
praise for the staffs great performance.

Next? We have to try the Bluegrass brunch on the weekend! Bravo!!!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We sat outside, nice ambiance with heaters. Both our meals were perfect, I had the duck confit entre,hard to find and it didn't disappoint ! The wine list was really good, unique selections at a reasonable price. We haven't been in years, don't know why, but its definitly back on our radar!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere! Try the shrimp and grits!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

It was very lovely. Everyone was super friendly!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food, sourced well, tasty, paleo friendly. Was pretty noisy even on the outdoor patio, but would return. Wonderful service as well.

Tags: People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and the service attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Not great, meat wasn’t prepared right from the over cooked salmon, tough skirt steak, rubbery beef cheek and flavorless chicken. Over priced not great service

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Bartender and server were very pleasant. Happy Hour is a great deal . Dinner was delicious. I will return soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food, Quick Bite
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Pretty restaurant but considering all the great reviews I found the food to be underwhelming at best.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Friends and I went here hoping for a hopping bar scene, good food and people watching. Unfortunately the place was pretty dead - not too many people. Although the service was good and food tasty, it lacked the vibe we were expecting. Maybe it was just an off night, but it was a Saturday. We were all a little disappointed.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always fun. Food is excellent. Our server was personable, friendly, and had great recommendations. Patio is perfect place for dinner with friends.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I stumbled on this gem while visiting the San Diego area last week. What a treasure! The food was incredible - I had the beef cheeks. I'm gluten free, and they accommodated my requirement easily and graciously.

Also, the creative cocktails were great!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fabulous service. The waitress was wonderful trying to accommodate my 13 yr old granddaughter. The manager stopped by periodically. The staff wanted to make sure that your needs were met. Only suggestion is larger print on the menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

It is a beautiful little spot! The food was delicious, the service was great – I would definitely recommend eating here. I went here with my date and it was a lovely experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was excellent but service was on the slower side. If you are going to have a relaxed evening then it is perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

100% amazing food and service! Me and my husband had such an amazing date night here!

Tags: Organic, Cozy, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great fresh tasting food and attentive, knowledgeable service!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Every time my friends and I eat at Urban Solace we have a great meal and a delicious cocktails. It is a great neighborhood gem with nice ambience and an interesting yet reliably good menu. Emma the manager is a sweetheart, as are the waitstaff. Always knowledgeable about the food, offering quick and professional service. Urban Solace is a solid choice for any occasion!

Tags: Seasonal, Organic, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Romantic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had another great experience with URBAN SOLACE. The management helped arrange a special surprise. They food was great. One of my San Diego faves.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a nice meal, the service was fine in the beginning, but then it took kind of a long time to get our food. But overall it was a good experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

I think my expectations for this restaurant were a tad high. The service was great initially, but the food was mediocre and not worth the price listed. I also had reserved the table and had informed the staff that is was a special occasion (celebrating a birthday), but sadly there was no initiative taken to make this evening special or one to remember - just a check at the end. Unfortunately, I think I'll be seeking out a different restaurant in North Park for future occasions. Overall 2/5.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Had a great time!!!!
Service is really good!
Patio is perfect for a date.
Food is delicious!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

A wonderful find in a city full of wonderful restaurants. Outstanding! Very friendly, attentive, with excellent food and service! Highly recommended!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We had a party of 7 - all arrived 10 min. prior to our reservation time but not seated until about 15 min. after our res. time. People who checked in after us were seated first??? Hostess was a little scattered, confused and not very welcoming. Finally seated at a nice inside table. Menu selections seemed to have a southern flair. Loved the appetizers - shrimp & grits, fried green tomatoes, burrata cheese. Watermelon salad was awesome! Everyone enjoyed their entrees- salmon, jidoori chicken (very generous amount of chicken), chicken & biscuits (not much shredded chicken more biscuits), duck confit (very tasty but only a tiny skimpy leg/thigh). 4 stars based on delicious food and menu offerings. 2-3 stars for service as our waitress seemed pretty stressed out during our entire dinner and didn't even acknowledge the 2 birthdays we were celebrating (even after I reminded her).

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great cheese tray, good dinners. Duck confit was dried out, surprisingly. Good service and locale.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great wine list and delicious menus. The biscuits were to die for. ❤️

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Had a double date with a couple of friends. All four of us loved our food, appetizers and cocktails. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars on the value was I thought $14 was a little pricey for 4 (slices) fried green tomatoes.
We have been here many times and have always liked everything we've tried.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Urban Solace is a memorable dining experience that I will return to. The restaurant is small and frankly noisy. However, the chef is a genius and I'm not being hyperbolic! We enjoyed a fresh, exciting salad with watermelon and organic greens. Then I enjoyed a extraordinary dish of wild salmon with vegetables and mussels swimming in a clear sauce that tasted of ginger, butter and wine with the perfect acid tone. It was beyond delicious. My husband had a grass-fed steak that he said was the best dish he's ever tasted. After the main course, we split a lime dessert with organic graham crust and cream cheese filling. It was like an explosion of layers of flavor and texture, pure delight! You must visit Urban Solace! It's fun and the food is incredible!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Casual, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Good menu choices. Nice wine by the glass selections. Our server was particularly helpful. Excellent service. Pleasant environment.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Appetizers, wine recommendations and desserts were good! Our entrees were a bit overcome, but not bad. The only real negative is the that the outdoor area has flies! Both times we have been here and seated outside, the flies were terrible. As soon as food was put on the table, they were everywhere!

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Had a lovely dinner with my wife, mom and my 2 year old. The food was delicious and did not take long. We had our reservation at 6:45 pm and sat outside at the patio. There were other families with young kids too. Perfect spot to go on a date once the sun goes down or a nice family dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Our favorite eating place in Southern California. Great atmosphere with great food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Love the local, organic options. Each plate is served with care and love, this is one of the best restaurants in San Diego.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Healthy
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We arrived before reserved time and the lady at the front seated us right away! The waitress was friendly and at the right level of friendliness! Food was delicious and the whole atmosphere was great . Definitely recommend this place .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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