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“The Best Fish in San Diego!”
Review of Tapenade Restaurant - CLOSED

Tapenade Restaurant
Price range: US$10 - US$80
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pearl Street and Kline Street
Transit: Torrey Pines Road at Virginia Way
Reviewed 17 March 2015

I lot Tapenade for the fish. It is always tender with a wonderful French sauce. The other entrees are also excellent but you can never go wrong with the fish. If you want a small salad first they do offer a mixed greens dinner salad and a Caesar salad but neither are on the menu. It is a nice place to go with friends as it is quiet and you can actually have a nice conversation. Service is excellent.

Thank Phyl145
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3 - 7 of 90 reviews

Reviewed 23 February 2015

Been here twice now and may well make it an annual Mardi Gras dinner. Chef obviously loves planning for taste and presentation; both are equally refined. Subtlety appreciable -- just the right soupçon of heat in the remoulade for shrimp cocktail, a sliver of duck skin over the confit, mushroom ravioli not quite al dente which full-on would have been wrong, quenelles light and amazing in its pairing with a spinach risotto…Chef knows duck. Felt a tiny bit heavy on fat but I think that's just because I am used to food less rich. A MARVEL!! And service was impeccable--100% attentive and smiling without obsequious or intrusively friendly behavior. Mmmmmmmm.

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Thank lrbarile
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Reviewed 7 February 2015

SUPER good food. Great service. Delicious. Not for kids though. More of a couple or adult place.
This is a nice upscale restaurant.

Thank gabi692015
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Reviewed 10 January 2015

Maybe we were expecting too much based on reviews, but I would not go back here. My fresh Alaskan halibut was overcooked. And one of the main reasons we chose this place was for the profiteroles on the dessert menu. They were not good. The pastry tasted not fresh, like it was several days old. The Grand Marnier overwhelmed the chocolate sauce, and the chocolate was not chocolatey enough. Disappointed.

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Reviewed 8 January 2015

I took my daughter and granddaughter here when they were visiting me. We all simply LOVED what we ordered. The service is very good but not intrusive, and the noise level was also not too loud. This is consistently one of the best restaurants in the area.

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Thank wally k
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