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“Lamb Stew Awesomeness” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pamplemousse Grille

Pamplemousse Grille
514 Via De La Valle, Solana Beach, CA 92075-2750
858-792-9090
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Ranked #2 of 67 Restaurants in Solana Beach
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lamb Stew Awesomeness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Thank you Jeffrey! WOW! Never have I had Lamb like this. I got this dish on the suggestion of fiends and it did not disappoint. All the couples shared grilled cheese sandwiches, that are more like .... the most unbelievable bite you can put in your mouth (gouda, lobster and black truffle -... REALLY, I'm not kidding! )Then we tried the abalone. Fantastic! Then, the my beautiful, moist, lamb stew awesomeness arrived. I am an "old" cheerleader and this is where I say.. YEAY!!!! Yes I will be back for this dish!... I am truly drooling as I write this... I know, not very lady like, is that?

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Utah
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great food, but pricey!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The food here is very good. High quality and you should definitely listen to the specials for the evening. The smoked seafood appetizer was great.

While the food is very good, I can't consider this a must visit restaurant because of the price. I've eaten at many equivalent or slightly nicer places at a more reasonable price.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Fabulous Menu and Wine List”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We have made it to Pamplemousse on nearly every trip to San Diego for the past 10 -15 years. It has always been a great experience. The menu is one of the best anywhere with a great selection of standards and unique items. This is one restaurant where it pays to listen to the server run through the list of specials. This visit, I loved the roasted beet salad but found the John Dory a bit overcooked and dry.
There is a good selection of wines by the "stem" and an incredible selection of famous bottles. I don't think I have ever sen such a selection of Ports and desert wines. Two cautions: this restaurant is very expensive and it can be noisy and feel a bit crowed / closed in when full.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A Great Place for A Special Occasion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Excellent gourmet food and service. Highest qualify food and drink. Service is amazing. One of our favorite places for that "special occasion".

Visited March 2013
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Del Mar, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Happy Hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I have only had a happy hour experience here. The food was good and the bartender was great. We sampled wine and he was generous with the tasting. The dinner menu looked very fancy and the prices were up there. Based on other reviews I am certain it would be a great place for a special event birthday or anniversary. Good astmosphere.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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