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Spread - CLOSED

2879 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-2929
619-543-0406
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Boston, MA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Ingenious fruit salad, vegetables incredibly fresh.Super friendly service. The all plastic mid-century decor is a bit too cool for my tastes, very casual.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We just had Valentine's Day dinner at Spread, and it pains me to describe our disappointing experience. We had tried the place once before, many years back, when it was still relatively new, and the owner and his wife prided themselves in running the entire operation by themselves. Needless to say, you can't really run a restaurant with just two... More 

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Iowa, LA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I ordered their "famous" peanut butter over a month ago and still have not received. That is not the issue the issue is that when I tried to contact them to get a tracking number for my shipment they more than ignored me. For a week I would call everyday just to see what excuse they would give me for... More 

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Ashburnham, MA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

My wife, daughter and I had a wonderful evening here. The food was top notch, delicious and creative. There were a couple of dishes that we might try to replicate at a dinner party. The only negative with any of the total of six dishes we ordered was that one was overly curried. I like curry dishes but this was... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

This restaurant gets five stars in every category. The ambience was very hip. The food was so amazing that we ordered one of everything on the menu so we wouldnt miss anything! And the wines served are from local winery's. We had an amazing foodie experience and had only one regret! They were not open for lunch.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

A great experience--fresh, local food. Owner/chef explains the dishes. An informal setting but a top-notch dinner. Three of us shared 4 dishes and it was great to taste everything. Look forward to going again.

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Tucson
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2009

Trust me, they do. They catered a wedding I attended in San Diego and the focus was on the great meal we were expecting to have, however, after the appetizers and jug of warm water that made up the cocktail hour, we were served the world's smallest salad, an ounce of mac and cheese, and a serving spoon full of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2009

looking for something new? then go here. fresh menu, fresh food and drinks. the menu changes based on what they find a the local markets. dinner for 2 about a $100 with drinks and tip.

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Manhattan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2008

Easy to find, cute mod/club decor, it is hard to predict what your experience will be as the menu changes daily. They use only fresh produce (we saw a farmer come in with his crop and have a wonderful dinner as partial payment) and the wife of this husband wife team makes new creations based on what they've got -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2008

Way beyond organic - almost perfect! Great owner - spacey staff but nice. Great music and super innovative food

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Additional Information about Spread

Address: 2879 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-2929
Phone Number: 619-543-0406
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Tapas, Californian

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