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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

Urban Solace Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (23)
Good for a Date (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
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Comfort Food (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
Cozy (11)
Casual (10)
Fun (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Romantic (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Authentic (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Healthy (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Business Meals (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Organic (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great Beer (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic!

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 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

We had the chicken liver pate and it was fantastic, as were the oyster sliders! Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will definitely be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food was great and we really enjoyed the service and ambiance!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Always good food and drinks, and typically good service too. My latest visit had us waiting for our food quite a long time, to the point they came out and apologized twice. I would recommend dining here, great spot for date night.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Loved everything about this place. Waiter was very attentive. The Mac and cheese was amazing!

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We love Urban Solace! Our server was extremely pleasant, giving us advice on all of our selections. It’s been a favorite for years, nothing has changed.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Wonderful time at Urban Solace. We went for my husband’s birthday dinner. We brought our 11 month old and they had a nice table and high chair waiting for us. Our baby loved the food and outdoor lights and we did too. Service was excellent.

Tags: Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Eggs Benedict were delicious! Great place for brunch, lunch and dinner.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Delicious dishes. Great ambience. Consistently well made.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent service, wonderful quiet booth and a very nice slice of Foie Torchon today at lunch Urbane Solace- not on the menu but ask Chef and you might just score

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The atmosphere is pretty awesome, and so is the drink selection.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Dinner here is not cheap, but you get what you pay for, and the food and service were superb. Spinach soup, calamari, biscuits, arugula salad with tempura avocado, sea bass, and duckaroni were all delish.....and real cocktails!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Arrived promptly before 1pm. Didn't receive food until about 2:30pm. Yes, over 1 hour wait, and no, not even the slightest exaggeration for this wait time. We had a large table (about 10 people) but the restaurant had mostly cleared out by 1:30pm. The portion of the food (beef hash) was mostly just filled with potatoes. Not worth $15 + tax + tip.

Pleasure seeing my friends for afternoon brunch which made the stay enjoyable, but food and service were totally lacking.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic from both our waitress to the manager who checked up on us.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Not rushed, nice relaxing time. Our server Todd was great. Food was excellent as always!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Server Corey was amazing. Asked if we wanted to move to move to a larger table so I could sit next to my gurl :) great service

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

First night in San Diego and had dinner at Urban Solace - funky place and area in a good way. We shared the charchuterie and the steak- both were OMG delicious! I had the special mule cocktail, which was yummy. The server was supper attentive and nice. We sat outside, and given we are from Chicago where the temperature is 1 degree, this was a treat. Highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Manager charged for both corkage after offering her a taste of wine. Our server tasted both...Jody was great but duckaroni was bland. No big deal though the rest of the food was fine. The problem was the manager mention ing how they sold so many duckaroni's that night(like we're the idiots with no palet and that the chef agreed on the lack of taste/seasoning). I've been in the fine dining industry for 19 years btw...

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As usual, the food and drinks were delicious and the service impeccable.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Highly recommend for modern comfort food/small plates for sharing! Loved the chicken liver pate & meatloaf! Great value & extensive menu.

Tags: Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was fabulous! Lauren, our server, was the BEST!!! Drinks were perfectly made. Wine selection was great. We are from Seattle and look forward to going to Urban Solace every time we’re are in San Diego. Fun environment.

We highly recommend Urban Solace for just the two of you, or for a larger party.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I love Urban Solace. You can always count on great service and great food. Super fun for the craft cocktail enthusiast as well!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Chicken Jidore excellent. Delicious mash potatoes. Salad good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Dined before the concert. Food was excellent. Service wonderful. Patio area very comfortable. Will be back again!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were looking for a spot to have dinner before a show at the Observatory...what a find. This place is so great. So close to the Observatory, just a block away. Great menu with healthy choices and a fun atmosphere. The staff was wonderful and fun. I am looking forward to our next visit. Oh, ya and it was my sister's birthday and they brought her a little cake.

Tags: Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We've been to Urban Solace several times before and the quality of food has gradually gone down. This visit, in particular, the food was extremely disappointing. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and the best part of the meal was the ice cream sundae the waitress brought out at the end (a nice touch). Even the simple salmon that I ordered was overcooked and had clearly been sitting under a hear lamp for a while before it was brought to our table. Shortly after being seated we were asked to move to another table so they could seat a larger party in that area. Not a big deal but still an inconvenience. There are many other restaurants nearby that charge similar prices with much higher quality food. I can no longer recommend urban solace as fine dining.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Interesting cocktails, delicious food, wonderful ambiance, great service! I went to lunch with a girlfriend before going holiday shopping and we had a WONDERFUL experience at Urban Solace...outstanding from start to finish. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice restaurant with a creative twist on brunch options. Food was great, portions were huge, and service was quite good too.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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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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·Dined on November 19, 2017

A co-worker recommended Urban Solace. My Dad took me for my birthday. The place is gorgeous and the food was awesome.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (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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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food. Parking is challenging, but worth it. Will go again.

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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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