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Croce's Restaurant and Jazz Bar

802 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6108 (Downtown)
619-233-4355
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Ranked #158 of 4,065 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $18 - $100
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: F st.
Description: Croce's Restaurant and Jazz Bar, a popular Gaslamp landmark, and a tribute to singer-songwriter Jim Croce, offers Contemporary American Cuisine, a Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine List and Live Music Nightly.
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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So nice to have Croce's relocated from the craziness of the Gas Lamp in downtown. We were there for lunch around 1pm, on a weekday. Food and service was great, and do order the Chocolate Lava dessert. Ingrid herself was there and came by to each table. My only complaint is the parking, and this was lunch, not dinner! In... More

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Drexel Hill, PA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Are group had dinner at Croce's and it was a great experience. Ingrid Croce stopped by every table to see everything was good and some light conversation. The food was fantastic. From the Seafood to the double cut chop everything was perfect. Being the great host she is Ingrid stopped to see that all was well and see what we... More

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San Diego, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I love the atmosphere at Croce's. It's a fun concept: watch a movie while eating dinner! The service was really good. We watched "My Cousin Vinny," which was hillarious, had a 3 course dinner but could have ordered small plates instead. All in all, it was fun but dark and I hated not being able to see my food. I... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We made a reservation in the music room to listen to Latin jazz but the music was loud and we asked to be moved to the dining room, we could still. listen to the music . Our waiter was Jordan, very attentive and explained everything we wanted to know about the menu. He checked with us during the dinner to... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I was disappointed not being able to get an early reservation at The Prado before dashing off to a show at The Old Globe so I asked for recommendations. My coworker raved about Croce's fun atmosphere with great small plates. I ordered a daily special (love they have a half portion option) which was delightful but my date had the... More

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Centerville, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Pricey food, but delicious. Indoor or outdoor seating available. Baby boomers, best of all is that this is named for Jim Croce--as in "Operator" and "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown." Lots of memorabilia and personal photos!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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97 reviews 97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Not only is the restaurant more elegant, but the food is great. The music has been separated from the main dining room, but still quite lovely in the background. I loved the fact you can order "half" entrees. I always thought restaurants serve too much food, but with half entrees it's perfect. I had the scallops and they were very... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The food is great at Croce's. The newer chef has really brought the food into the realm it was missing a bit before him. The duck was fantastic, in fact all the dishes we ate were wonderful. I hope they do as well in their new location as they did in the Gaslamp Quarter!

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Campbell Hall, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

the food was outstanding, the service was excellent. we had lunch at their new location and it was lovely, tables outside. Ingrid Croce came to our table to introduce herself and she was gracious and welcoming. will be sure and go back every time we visit San Diego.

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moutoa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This was a highlight of our San Diego visit. Great music, food, cocktails and the service is first class.

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