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Solace & The Moonlight Lounge

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American, Organic, Vegetarian, Oyster Bar
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25 East E Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
760.753.2433
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Today
10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Favorite Business Lunch Place

When my wife has a business lunch, this is the place she chooses. OK, parking in the area can be a little tough no matter when you are there (dinners and weekends, especially), so add a little extra time and patience. It will be worth it. Indoor and outdoor seating, upstairs and down. On a nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
BlueBoots92008
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Carlsbad, CA
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Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Dinner there for 16 of us. Handled the group very professionally, with few waits. When there was a delay with my meal (Arugula salad with chicken breast), the restaurant did not charge me for the chicken. Oysters were delicious, with a good selection. Great wine list, with many non-California wines (thankfully)

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Encinitas, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The upstairs bar area is the best spot to be here. It's an energetic place sometimes but mellow others. Great cocktails, wine, beer and especially food. They occasionally have live music which is a bonus. Nice outdoor deck. Overall this is my first choice for an afternoon cocktail, lunch or dinner. Nothing fancy but nice and fun with great food.... More 

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Carlsbad, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

When my wife has a business lunch, this is the place she chooses. OK, parking in the area can be a little tough no matter when you are there (dinners and weekends, especially), so add a little extra time and patience. It will be worth it. Indoor and outdoor seating, upstairs and down. On a nice day, the upstairs patio... More 

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Encinitas, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Four of us had a delicious meal here, but were surprised by the (over)priced menu. Two burgers, muscles (appetizer) and 1/2 bottle of wine and the bill was close to $100. We made reservations and therefore were seated downstairs, but the "action" is all upstairs however a very long wait. In the future - I would come here for a... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Here is a jewel tucked away in old downtown Encinitas. Nice roomy seating. Wonderful atmosphere. Outstanding service. The food was outstanding. Everyone got something different so we could get a fair overall opinion. Everything was simply wonderful. Fresh tasting clean crisp flavors, and the presentation great. I had the mustard crusted sea bass. It was perfect. It wasn't the best... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had dinner reservations on Sunday at 5 p.m. to meet old friends. We hadn't seen each other in a couple of years. Our server was very patient as we caught up with each other, after a half hour of catching up she suggested some appetizers, she was well spoken, and accommodating, we started with meat and cheese platter to pair... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

At this point we wold not go back. Even the most basic things are not in place such as the food being hot when served, vegetables being severely overlooked and meat not being cooked as requested. All of this makes her very unpleasant meal when one of us has to start eating while the other one has to sit there... More 

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Laguna Beach, California, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Must try everything and a side of more. Whether its for a weekend brunch, lunch, happy hour, or dinner... It's all AMAZING! Tequila Mule is my go to, Chop Chop app, and Grilled Cheese (Yes!) are my staples. I've had just about everything at this point and you really can't go wrong. Sundays are always special as they have live... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Solace has a great menu of food and cocktails. Everything is really really good. I recommend the chowder en a cup and the duck confit! Delicious. And also, a must, is their cucumber Moscow mules - very good! If you want to experience a little more action, then it's worth the wait to get a table upstairs!

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Carlsbad, California
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50 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Service was great and the food was average for the price. My daughter couldn't even get a lemonade refill without getting charged again. The bread was also an extra charge.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 East E Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: 760.753.2433

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 27
  • Cuisine: American, Organic, Vegetarian, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 12:00 am

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