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Urban Solace

3823 30th St. (University Ave.) Send to Phone
619-295-6464 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This North Park culinary retreat dishes out upscale comfort food in a hip setting with a San Francisco vibe.
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  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 4 reviews
Dining room at Urban Solace, San Diego, CA

Urban Solace Restaurant Review

: Urban Solace teams up the talents of chef Matt Gordon, who brings Northern California wine country panache, and GM Scott Watkins, who takes a “comfort service” approach, hoping guests will feel like they are dining at a friend’s home. Go straight for the Sonoma goat cheese and butternut squash dip with cornmeal crackers or the warm cheese biscuits lavished in orange-honey butter. We like the braised beef cheeks with smoked tomato jam, nestled artfully on sweet potato mash. Mac ‘n’ cheese takes on two incarnations: duckaroni---yes, duck confit with blue cheese and arugula, or the house favorite with New York sharp white cheddar with caramelized bacon and charred tomatoes served up as a side in glass mason jars. Boutique, off-the-beaten-path wines create an interesting list. Keeping with the comfort theme, a hazelnut-butterscotch puddin' is a befitting sweet ending. During the lively bluegrass brunch, try the Monte Diego, egg-dipped bread with smoked ham and Fontina cheese sweetened with grilled pears and strawberry-currant jam. Add a house-made spicy Bloody Mary and you’ve got the makings for a glorious afternoon of good eats and fine music.

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