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Pamplemousse Grille

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Contemporary
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514 Via de La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2750 (Jimmy Durante Blvd.)
+1 858-792-9090
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11:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 17:00
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Simi Valley, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely restaurant across the street from the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The inside of the restaurant is charmingly decorated and welcoming. We had some lovely chardonnays to accompany our meal. I had the duck which was extra-ordinary and ranks fro me as one of the 5 best places ever for roast duck. My husband had a steak which... More 

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San Diego, California
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haute French Cuisine served by well trained staff. Fresh and delicious. Lots of choices from fresh seafood to steak and awesome dessert too. A long established North County restaurant that is sure to appease your pallet

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Thank TravellingMan19866
Solana Beach, California
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27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

All of the dishes, and there are many, are superbly prepared and often there are quite interesting ones, like Bison. Unlike many French restaurants the portions are huge and we always take some home. For French restaurants of this calibre, it is only moderately expensive. The service is excellent. Highly recommended

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Aurora, Colorado
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

The building is going through a remodeling process from outside the time of our visit. That's probably the reason why all windows were covered which gives kind of a strange atmosphere we didn't like. My wifw had 6 oysters which she liked. The Asian Ahi was the best tuna she ever had - but worth $39? My "Citrus Salmon" costed... More 

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Thank coloradoclaus
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We had heard good things about this restaurant and had not tried it before. It was very expensive and over-priced for the quality of the food. It was a very busy night and the restaurant was packed despite being mid-week with some large parties. Perhaps that made a difference in the quality of the food. My husband had the $175... More 

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Solana Beach, California
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This is easily one of the three best 5 star restaurants in N county San Diego . An excellent combination of food for "foodies " and comfort food. A creative, extensive menu well served and perfectly prepared.

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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Everything was OK, but no "wow" factor to justify the price tag. I've had better food elsewhere that wasn't as pricy. Service was excellent. Ambiance is fine, but feels a bit crowded. All in all, just an OK meal but nothing memorable.

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Oceanside CA
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Super high prices for extremely poor quality food and service. This was the most disappointing meal ever. Roast beet salad with no flavor whatsoever. Overcooked meats, overcooked vegetables. There are so many GOOD restaurants in this county. And any one of them will give you a better meal. This place is only suitable for heavy smokers with no tastebuds left.... More 

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San Diego, California
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152 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I was invited to dine at Pamplemousse Grille in Solana Beach, and was reluctant because of the distance and time of day (rush hour). But what a treat it was! The food and service were outstanding. It is no question that we will return soon.

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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We ended up here by accident as the restaurant we wanted to go to had an hour and a half wait. We sat at the bar while waiting for our table and ended up staying. The reason we stayed was because of the phenomenal bar staff, Ilias and Bri, who were so warm and welcoming. They knew everything about the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Cuisine
Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 17:00
Monday
11:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 17:00
Thursday
11:30 - 17:00
Friday
11:30 - 17:00
Saturday
11:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 Via de La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2750
    (Jimmy Durante Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solana Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-792-9090

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?