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Solace & The Moonlight Lounge

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25 East E Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
760 753 2433
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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Los Angeles, California
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WOW! Interesting menu, outstanding food and attentive service. The most delicious mussels ever! Also enjoyed the savory cauliflower app and a meat/cheese board. Wish we could have tried everything on the menu. Service was as good as the food. This place is a serious winner!

Thank trippish
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This place is tucked away on a side street so it's easy to miss. There's no parking, but the food makes up for having to circle the block a couple of times to find a space. I wish I could have had one of everything on the menu. The cheddar biscuits are crunchy on the outside and moist on the... More 

Thank Tiare A
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1,070 reviews
451 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Good place for the meat & cheese table/wine. The table was a true standout and the upper floor has a good view of the 101 Downtown Encinitas strip.

Thank METRUN360
Lynnwood, Washington
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Dinner with my husband after a busy day of sightseeing. The food was excellent and the service very good.

Thank Jeanette K
San Francisco, California
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118 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The restaurant had a vegetarian section on the menu and several items looked appealing, so I asked our server for a recommendation. He said there was a great special that day, so I took his suggestion and ended up with a bland, gummy plate of some kind of grain with some squash pieces mixed in, ugh. My companion's burger looked... More 

Thank 7continents2010
Fort Worth, Texas
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I was with a party of six and we all were unimpressed with our food. The soup of the day was a chicken stew that was so heavy on paprika you couldn't tell what the other ingredients were. The chicken salad and the fish tacos were bland but the saving grace was their outstanding coconut cake and their wonderful service.... More 

Thank SusanAndKen
yjorma, General Manager at Solace & The Moonlight Lounge, responded to this review

Good afternoon Susan & Ken Thank you for the review. We make changes to our menu every 3-4 months & are in the process of making changes now! Phase 1 of the changes started last week & we're working on phase 2.... Lots of exciting new dishes & a revamp of some of our favorites. Check them out on our... More 

Encinitas, CA
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241 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I came in with a friend the other night for an early dinner. We were warmly received and seated. Our waitress was very friendly and did a good job at answering questions about her recommendations, serving sizes, etc. We both had the beet salad (it's a standard order for me and I compare them all over town) and enjoyed them.... More 

Thank motherHEncinitas
New York, NY
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Ate here with my family after a long morning at the beach. The food was very good and the beer selection was excellent. It's very laid back for lunch, but the service was still very good. Definitely recommend if you are in Encinitas.

Thank newyorkcitycouple
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Solace/Moonlight Lounge is a great addition to the Encinitas area with fresh, organic and local food options. Its conveniently located in the Whole Foods shopping center on 101 and there is decent parking on site in the parking garage. The food is very good...we especially like the cheddar biscuits, the hanger steak and the burgers. They always have good salads... More 

Thank islascaribe
Greensboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Entered downstairs which had ample seating. Told to go upstairs which had a 45 minute wait so we were told to go back downstairs. A birthday party group and us were the only occupants. Service was slow and disorganized. Finally got water, requested 4 straws got 1. Asked again and got another 1. 3 bar drinks arrived, 4 th, draft... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$27
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 East E Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: 760 753 2433
Solace & The Moonlight Lounge is situated in Pacific Station, a LEED silver certified mixed use project in the heart of downtown Encinitas. Just off of historic South Coast Highway 101 and near Moonlight Beach, we bring our creative blend of classic and modern American Cuisine and Oyster Bar to Coastal North County San Diego

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?