Fodor's Expert Review Solace & The Moonlight Lounge

$$ Encinitas American

The modern American cuisine, patio overlooking historic Highway 101, and industrial setting—garage doors that retract on sunny days and exposed spiral ductwork— at this downtown Encinitas restaurant draws a beach-fresh clientele. Cocktails like the cucumber mule, pair well with the warm cheddar-and-chive biscuit topped with orange honey butter or the $1 oysters served daily 3–6. Follow the starters up with hearty mains like the slow braised lamb with homemade pappardelle and homemade desserts like sweet potato pecan pie. Stellar vegetarian options include leek-stuffed trout, quinoa-hazelnut burgers, and creamy faro with artichokes and goat cheese. There's live music on Sunday night.

American Trendy Lively Lunch Dinner Brunch $$

Quick Facts

25 East E St.
Encinitas, California  92024, USA


Known For:
  • Weekend brunch
  • Cinnamon roles and cheddar biscuits
  • Cocktails and $1 oysters

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