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Urban Solace & Bar Solace - CLOSED

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$12 - $30
CUISINES
American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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STARTERS​
9.50
Sonoma Goat Cheese, Butternut Squash Dip
Spiced pine nuts, cornmeal crackers and baguettes
10.25
Steamed Black Mussels
Potatoes, bacon lardon, herbs, touch of cream
5.50
Hand Cut Kennebec French Fries
Buttermilk-blue cheese dressing
5.75
Our Famous Warm Cheese Biscuits
With​ orange-honey butter
12.50
Lobster 'N' Organic Soft Grits
Caramelized Fennel, Garlic Butter
11.50
Fresh Manila Clams
Peppers, Corn, Roasted Garlic, Fennel Broth, Lemon
15.50
Jidori Chicken Liver Mousse
Toasted Sourdough, Pickled Onions, Fig Jam
10.75
Seared Albacore Chop Chop
Avocado,​ cilantro, cucumbers, peppers, spiced pine nuts
13
16
19
Artisan Cheese Plate
Changing selection of 3, 4 or 5 cheeses, anise bread, syrah-figgy-currant compote, spiced honey, sliced apples and spiced pecans
SALADS AND SOUPS​
9.25
Roasted Butternut Squash & Kale Salad
Quinoa, Pomegranate, Feta Cheese,  Maple Whiskey Vinaigrette
9.50
Grated Apple & Bibb Salad
Shaved Fennel, Cheddar, Hazelnuts, Apple Vinaigrette
9.50
Warm Spinach Salad
Bacon Lardon, Poached Egg, Shaved Parmesan, Bacon Vinaigrette
8.50
Whole Leaf Romaine
Blue Cheese, Spiced Pecans, Pickled Onions (or make it a “Classic” Caesar)
3.00
Cup 3.00
Bowl 4.50
Soup Of The Day
Cup 3.00
Bowl 4.50
Creamy Tomato-Fennel Soup
Garlic croutons and smoked pepper crème fraîche
ENTREES​
24.50
Spiced Mapleleaf Duck Confit
Corn Pudding, Fennel-Orange Slaw, Allspice Sauce
21.50
Maple Whiskey Natural Jidori Half Chicken
Organic Creamy Grits, Bacon-Garlic Kale
21.50
Braised Brandt Farms Beef Cheeks
Smoked tomato jam, mustard and garlic jus, sweet potato mash
18.50
Not Your Momma's Meatloaf
Ground lamb, bacon, figs, pine nuts, feta, fig jus, sweet potato mash
21.50
Char-Grilled 10 oz. Natural Hanger Steak
Blue​ Cheese Potato Puffs, Peppercorn Cream Sauce
19.50
BBQ Glazed Duroc Pork Belly
Creamed corn pickled tomato salsa, spicy herb sauce
26.50
Mustard
Crusted Sea Bass Sautéed Farro, Peppercress, Toasted Black Pepper Sauce
17.50
Farro Saute
Creamy farro, veggies, smoked tomatoes, grated parm
10.00
Skillet of Duckaroni
Mac 'n cheese with duck confit, blue cheese, roasted garlic, arugula, scallion
17.50
Pulled Chicken And Buttermilk Dumplings
Savory​ chicken gravy, fried sage
SANDWICHES​
13.00
Grilled Four Cheese Sandwich
With fresh basil and tomato, creamy tomato-fennel soup
13.5
Burger
Niman ranch chuck, aged white cheddar, smoked tomato jam, house sauce, bibb lettuce egg bun
13.
Quinoa Veg Burger
Nuts, beans, veggies, bibb lettuce, aged white cheddar, tomato, house sauce, egg bun
10.50
Broiled Portobello Sandwich
Herbed goat cheese, arugula, grilled onion, tomato, lemon aioli, egg bun
10.50
Monte Diego
Smoked ham, fontina cheese, grilled pears, marinated onions, custard dipped egg bread
SIDES​
1.25
Single Cheese Biscuit
10.00
Skillet Mac n’ Cheese
Comes with bacon so please ask if you don't want it
10.00
Skillet Duckaroni
4.00
Corn Pudding
4.00
Side Of Veggies
Salmon and duck served medium rare, tuna is rare, beef is how you like it
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Food very different, tasty and weird pairning but they work. Easy to find but not parking and so loud for the size place. Loot of cool looking drinks

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank John R
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Urban Solace is set up for sharing with several appealing appetizers and main courses that will be served family style. Our friends and my wife and I stuck with the appetizers and had plenty to eat and delicious it was. Everybody's favorite was the shrimp...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Howard C
Reviewed November 18, 2018

I'm in love, seriously. Found some street parking a few blocks down and arrived just as they opened at 9:30 on a Sunday for brunch. I chose to sit on the patio (I was solo) and listen to the live music that started at 10am....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Alison M
Reviewed September 1, 2018

I first saw this restaurant on the internet with a lot of good reviews and rewards. My expectations were high! I can't tell that the food was bad but it was not amazing. The service was really good and the outdoor patio really enjoyable. Again,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank X6236VPbenjaminl
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Get ready for an experience at Urban Solace. Start with the Cheddar biscuits for an appetizer Then indulge in a unique entree' mostly served with house-made sauces, condiments and even liquors. The atmosphere is casual and robust, but the service is wonderful and the food...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank palmjumper
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Went here for dinner tonight and discovered good food, great service, and no parking. It may be better on another night but Thursday is the local farmers market just half a block away. Back to the food. Nice decor. Old San Diego building with an...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kenmac1
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Wonderful ambiance, great service....really good food....loved the chive and cheddar biscuits with tomato chutney....and the shrimp and grits!! My friend had the watermelon salad and also loved it! I highly recommend it.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank anne2215
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

My entire family (including three kids ages 12, 15 and 17) agreed this was the best dining experience during our week-long California vacation. My kids aren’t the most adventurous about straying from the restaurant staples of burgers and chicken strips, but they really enjoyed the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 155ToddL
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time with family. The service was good very attentive. The appetizers were delicious but main entrees were so so. Fried potatoes not so fried not done all the way.,the EBLT they forgot the egg? We love this restaurant but the Sweet Breads...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Lori L
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Great music but couples tables outdoor are always in the sun and inside is too dark. Receptionist and waiter were pretty poor managers with a lineup that they don’t know how to manage well - should have a separate line for people who have made...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Kalidas M
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