Solace & The Moonlight Lounge

This blog is fun in many ways.  I have a little journal where I can look back & see what I did & when.  An online scrapbook in other words.  Fun!

Saturday night we FINALLY went to Solace & the Moonlight Lounge.

It’s a newer restaurant in Encinitas that is the sister restaurant to Urban Solace in North Park.  Here is when we tried out Urban Solace!  See.. fun right? I should’ve looked at that before we went to see what we ate.

Anyways, S & the ML (me being lazy) has a few shared menu items as Urban Solace but more of a lounge like atmosphere as well as a Raw Bar.  The raw bar has oysters & tartares and some specials as well.  I want to go back & sit at the raw bar one of these days.

We had a group of 7 of us & were able to get a spot in the upstairs ‘lounge’ area rather quickly.  Faster than I expected!

We started with the cheese platter.  I couldn’t tell you what cheeses these were except that the one on the right was a soft cheese recommended by the waitress that was out of this world.  Oh & the 2nd to the right was a blue (obv).  The cheeses were awesome but the bread could’ve been better.  Smaller, thinner, no raisins & maybe with some crackers too.

Next came the oysters.  As a table we ordered a dozen.  There were 4 of 3 different kinds.  I had 2.  I always love oysters.

For my main I ordered the quinoa with roasted vegetables & homemade ricotta.  For some reason I wasn’t feeling the meat.  The quinoa was great & well cooked.  It was a little crunchier (more texture) than what I make at home.  Maybe it’s the red quinoa as I typically use white or maybe I just cook mine too long.  Need to play with this at home. I was happy with my dish.  Flavorful & fresh & somewhat healthy too!

We decided against dessert & opted for more beer instead.

I was told I need more people shots in these posts so here’s us trying to do a jumping shot.. ya.. not so much! haha

Ok, now a normal picture outside the restaurant.

I would highly recommend Solace & the Moonlight Lounge and Urban Solace for that matter! Yum!

Tomorrow is Friday & then comes Wedding Day!  Have a great weekend!

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4 Responses to Solace & The Moonlight Lounge

  1. David says:

    S & the ML in three words: nom nom nom

    (jumping, not dumping?)

  2. Mary Ann says:

    Hahaha, FUN post! And the jumping shot is so funny!! Don and Nick(?) got some serious height on the jump!

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