We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 4,048 San Diego Restaurants

Croce's Restaurant and Jazz Bar - CLOSED

802 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6108 (Downtown)
619-233-4355
Menu
Improve this listing
CLOSED
Price range: $18 - $100
Cuisines: American, Seafood
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.

296 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    142
    96
    36
    12
    10
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Del Mar, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

When my wife suggested we try Croce's Park West (http://crocesparkwest.com/) I just about decided not to go there, only because of the memories of what Croce's was when they were in the gaslamp. Man am I glad I gave them a chance! The location is fantastic, far enough out of the downtown craziness that you get a great mix of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Drexel Hill, PA
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Top Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
1 review
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Centerville, Ohio
Senior Contributor
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Princeton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Campbell Hall, New York
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Croce's Restaurant and Jazz Bar also viewed

 

Additional Information about Croce's Restaurant and Jazz Bar

Address: 802 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6108
Phone Number: 619-233-4355
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Average Prices: USD 18 - 100
Cuisine: American, Seafood

Do you own or manage Croce's Restaurant and Jazz Bar?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing