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Pamplemousse Grille

The Pamplemousse Grille offers the delectable creations of Chef Jeffrey Strauss in a casually elegant setting. Aiming to offer a thoroughly sensual dining experience, Strauss melds continental and Asian influences with fresh ingredients, resulting in diverse dishes such as Stilton-crusted Rack of Lamb with Truffled Mashed Potatoes and Nori-crusted Ahi with Green Tea Noodles in Coconut Red Curry Sauce. Diners will be delighted with the extensive menu as well as the equally stunning wine list that together offer a truly worldly dining experience.

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Restaurant Info

  • Address: 514 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach CA 92075
  • Cross Street: Del Mar Downs Road
  • Location: North County Coastal | Solana Beach
  • Cuisine: French |
  • Cost: $$$ | Moderate | $50 - $75
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Unknown
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking:
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (858) 792-9090

Business Hours

Main Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Main Dining Room | Dinner 5 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.


  • Catering Services
  • Private Room
  • Takeout Available
  • Happy Hours


  • Dining Alone
  • Special Occasion


F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions


Happy Hour

  Monday thru Friday, 4:30pm-6:30pm

Happy Hour

Lunch Menu

Starters & Small Salads


Dinner Menu

Traditional Foods



Restaurant Address: 514 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach CA 92075

User Reviews

Great food, excellent wine  

Don't even think of going here during racing season. The food, wine, and service are excellent. One of the few places we've ever ordered venison and liked it. Good place to catch celebs who live in RSF.

Outstanding food and wine  

This is one of the best food and wine experiences in San Diego. I have lived in Los Angeles for over 25 years and would put this restaurant up to any establishment there. I have eaten at Pamplemousse more than a few times and have never had a meal that was less than perfect. The waiters and staff are friendly and courteous. The Seabass over polenta is exquiste, the Cowboy Ribeye is more than a meal, the kobe burger and fries make you almost want to make it a weekly occurrence. The wine list has more than you could ever hope for. Definitely go to Pamplemousse if you want the best food in San Diego!


We have dined at many many high class restaurants in the California!! The Pamplemousse Grille was great!! We had the best service, the best food, drinks, and desert ever!!!! The Chef Jeffrey Strauss greeted us at our table and offered us the specials for the night!!! We highly recommend this place for any date night!! We drove 1 1/2 hours for this reservation!!! Don't forget to cheer for the Pamplemousse Race Horse in this years Kentucky Derby!!!! Tyler / Jay Dan / Dana

Well prepared mainstream food  

Unlike other reviewers, my friend and I received very good service. The kobe beef burger with truffled fries was to die for... unfortunately everything else we had was just so-so. The decor is heinous. Overall, if you want well done French, skip Pamplemousse and stick to Mille Fleur.

Awful reservations system  

I should have known when I made the reservation. The person doing it had a terrible attitude. When we arrived to the restaurant, on time an 8:30, there were still 2 couples who made a reservation for 8 and 6 who made a reservation for 8:30 waiting for tables. It didn't look like we were going to have dinner before 9:30. The person at the desk was very unpolite didn't even apologize. The evening was a disaster. So we left ! This is how restaurants go downhill.

terrible food. no taste, no imagination  

300 dollars later (for just 2 people)i am not only upset about my meal i am disappointed with the reviews. the food was a complete disaster. there is nothing french about this place. do not eat at this restaurant expecting that. If i had to classify the cusine, i would say it was southern californian neuvo. there was a large amounts of seafood dishes with avacado and lobster. i had a kim chei appetizer at a cost of 20 bucks) that was seafood coleslaw. it literally tasted like coleslaw. there was nothing kim chei ( about it. I later had the veal milenese and it was deep fried. the bread they served at the table lacked all flavor. the drinks were inconsistant. the salads were terrible. there was no imagination to them at all. the deserts were just as dissappointing. everything served at this place tasted like it was prepped with canned ingredients. and if anything called for a cream dressing, it tasted like they used mayonese. the restaurant is very disceving. it is in a business mall. it sits under a morgage and loan company. but it has been there for 10 years. (how i have no idea). I would not recommend this restaurant for any reason what so ever. there is nothing that you will gain by dining at this location.

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