We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Solace & The Moonlight Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
25 East E Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
760 753 2433
11:30 - 00:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:30 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 141: English reviews
Oceanside, California
Level Contributor
328 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Really good service, food and ambiance make this one of the top restaurants in Encinitas. The emphasis is on local artisanal purveyors such as handmade cheeses or Eben-Haezer eggs. The Alaskan Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon is always outstanding. It's fun to try different options on the artfully presented charcuterie plate. You also can't go wrong with the warm goat cheese... More 

Thank CoastalCruiser27
Madrid, Spain
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

My girls and I had Sunday brunch here to finish off a lovely girls weekend in San Diego. Solace was recommended to me by a friend for it's tasty brunch, eye candy waiters and mimosa caraffes ($33/6 glasses). I'm happy to say that all were true! The staff was incredibly friendly (and cute!), the service was fantastic and the food... More 

Thank Erica E
San Marcos, California
Level Contributor
61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Good food choices on the happy hour menu, good values on the drink specials, we will be back again! Nice seating upstairs near the windows

Thank Quincy56
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Level Contributor
80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Solace had been recommended to us by locals. We had reservations about this restaurant when we were escorted upstairs. It was very noisy and busy, with several large families eating there. We were offered a table outside on a verandah. It was a lovely evening and we enjoyed the ambiance. Our seafood was properly cooked and the service was good.

Thank pinky14
Level Contributor
110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Great ambiance. Super service. Good location. Fabulous sunset view on the deck. Food, just so so. We had the biscuits. They must have been made yesterday. They were hard and not warm. Smokey tomato relish was spot on. Arugula salad, the grapefruit was tart, the dressing was tart, the cheese was tart. It needed balance. The Signature sea bass was... More 

Thank Margoes
San Marcos, California
Level Contributor
105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Fun, hip place! Menu is yummy and unique - cheddar biscuits were yummy! Loved the burrata salad, and enjoyed the fish of the day. Friend had quinoa and loved it too. We chose to sit upstairs which meant we had to cancel our other reservation for downstairs. But it was worth it - sat outside and enjoyed the night air... More 

Thank Jessica B
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

Dinner there for 16 of us. Handled the group very professionally, with few waits. When there was a delay with my meal (Arugula salad with chicken breast), the restaurant did not charge me for the chicken. Oysters were delicious, with a good selection. Great wine list, with many non-California wines (thankfully)

Thank France N
Encinitas, California, United States
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

The upstairs bar area is the best spot to be here. It's an energetic place sometimes but mellow others. Great cocktails, wine, beer and especially food. They occasionally have live music which is a bonus. Nice outdoor deck. Overall this is my first choice for an afternoon cocktail, lunch or dinner. Nothing fancy but nice and fun with great food.... More 

Thank Linda K
Carlsbad, CA
Level Contributor
90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

When my wife has a business lunch, this is the place she chooses. OK, parking in the area can be a little tough no matter when you are there (dinners and weekends, especially), so add a little extra time and patience. It will be worth it. Indoor and outdoor seating, upstairs and down. On a nice day, the upstairs patio... More 

Thank BlueBoots92008
Encinitas, California
Level Contributor
146 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Four of us had a delicious meal here, but were surprised by the (over)priced menu. Two burgers, muscles (appetizer) and 1/2 bottle of wine and the bill was close to $100. We made reservations and therefore were seated downstairs, but the "action" is all upstairs however a very long wait. In the future - I would come here for a... More 

Thank NancyK2

Travellers who viewed Solace & The Moonlight Lounge also viewed

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas

Been to Solace & The Moonlight Lounge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Solace & The Moonlight Lounge staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?