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Solano Grill & Bar

1133 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1636
+1 510-525-8686
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible25%
3 Jun 2015
“I came back-- Glad I did”
19 Sep 2014
“Pretentious - not that great”
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American, Seafood
1133 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1636
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

I stayed away for a couple of years, as the quality lagged. I had lunch there today and was pleasantly surprised! The grilled chicken sandwich was excellent. It was served on a freshly made (in-house) bun, and came with a hearty, fresh and tasty salad....More

Thank UncleChuckles
Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

This is a nice-looking place in the mostly overrated Solano Ave area. The service was mediocre, the wine not-so-good and the food was medium, as were the prices. Somehow the trappings didn't match up to the experience. The spinach salad was excellent though.

2  Thank bahamareef
Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

The restaurant has been around for a long time but it was a first for us. 11 of us met for dinner and all of us were pleased with the food. Despite having first courses, main courses, 4 desserts, and several bottles of wine our...More

1  Thank Sconsetgal
Reviewed 26 August 2014

If you need a space for a crowd to privately wine and dine, this is your place. Their back room can accommodate up to 60 people. Last Sat night, I hosted a birthday party for 40 and it was extraordinarily good. Three entree choices: Hanger...More

2  Thank 784michael
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Stopped by for lunch before theater at Albany Twin and decided to try the Solano Grill & Bar. Nicely updated decor with divided dining areas opening to the street with glass block wall and semi-open kitchen provided open, airy feel with small tables set with...More

1  Thank Duhhg
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I've eaten there before and enjoyed the food. Six of us went at lunchtime for a celebration. A large party was there already. We were not warned it would take a long time. After one hour they brought three free salads and said the food...More

1  Thank Judith F
Tommie S, Manager at Solano Grill & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

While I appreciate you taking the time to give your feedback here, I need to point out that your party was only in our dining room for an hour and a half. It is our policy to inform our guests that during busy times, if...More

Reviewed 18 April 2014

Stopped in for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Nice atmosphere, good food and great service. We started with the chowder which was very good, I could of had that and a salad and been happy. My lunch was the hangar steak which was cooked perfectly...More

Thank 2marcopolos
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I've had occasion to here numerous times over the past ten years and have not yet experienced a bad meal. About once every few months they put on a wine tasting event from various wine areas. These events also feature some of their delicious canapes....More

Thank jrosano
Reviewed 19 October 2012

This is one of our reliable go-to places when we're looking for good California sometimes-fusion food. The menu is fairly good sized and the newish chef is trying a few new things. We're fond of both their fresh fish / seafood and the Paella (have...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 4 June 2012

Solano Bar and Grill, againts all odds (and bad food), continues to survive. While the help are very friendly and the bar is serviceable. But the food is inconsistent because they try to cook too many genres of food. By all means, avoid anything that...More

Thank Raphael823
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1133 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1636
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-525-8686
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