94th Aero Squadron - San Diego
94th Aero Squadron - San Diego

94th Aero Squadron - San Diego

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.94thaerosquadron.signonsandiego.com/
  • Phone: (858) 560-6771
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - FRiday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm -11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: D.J. & Dancing on Fridays from 6:00 pm until 1:30 am. Singles Night with D.J. & Dancing on Tuesdays from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm. Live Band July through October, every Thursday on the patios, 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ponderosa
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large lot with ample free parking.
A word from 94th Aero Squadron - San Diego
For over 30 years, one of San Diego's landmark dining destinations and one of the most unique and memorable restaurants you will ever find. Located inside a replica of a World War I French farmhouse decorated with fascinating military memorabilia, antiques, and aviation relics, the restaurant overlooks Montgomery Field Airport, and has a cozy and romantic ambiance, with large stone fireplaces intimate booths, and beautiful views. The extensive menu features mid-western aged beef and the freshest seafood. Here you will find USDA Choice & Prime Beef steaks, slow-roasted Angus prime rib, succulent lobster tail, fresh fish, rack of lamb, veal, chicken, pasta dishes, and fabulous desserts. Their famous Champagne Brunch is currently the #1 Sunday Brunch in the city on AOL's CityGuide poll and is not to be missed. Beautiful outdoor patios, a very popular Happy Hour, and excellent banquet facilities help make the 94th Aero Squadron one of the great dining experiences in all of San Diego.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
94th Aero Squadron - San Diego reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (58)great for brunch (53)scenic view (48)great for outdoor dining (42)great for lunch (37)neighborhood gem (36)romantic (35)good for groups (32)kid-friendly (18)fit for foodies (17)vibrant bar scene (7)hot spot (6)notable wine list (6)late-night find (3)Show More
  • It was eating in a moldy dungon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Silverware wasn't clean, service was subpar. I guess you get attention if you were a regular. Food was okay, average and pricey! Nothing to write home about.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 94th is a great place to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is delicious and well prepared. Service is always top notch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Even my wife liked it!
    JPGhengis
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We took a chance, not having had anyone we knew come here. My wife easily finds things to dislike about places, and even at first I felt like she wasn't that thrilled, but the overall experience won her over. There is a charm to this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well Pleased!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I book the 94th for a Co-Workers Birthday lunch with a party of 15 and they were waiting and prepared for us. The area that they placed us was perfect. From the time we were greeted until the time we departed we were treated with First Class service. The staff was on point and very accommodating and the food was great as well. Thanks fro making my Co-Workers Birthday a special one. RJ
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible seats
    Denise
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I had booked brunch a week in advance for a large group. I was told that we are going to be seated outside which I was fine with. I had asked if there would be shade and they said yes. When I got there, we were seated in direct sunlight because someone took all the umbrellas. I mean we finally got umbrellas, but if you have a large party, I don't recommend going here. We were told there would be shade, but that didn't happen. We stood around waiting for umbrellas.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Favorite
    SVKC
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    While our out of town guests were visiting for a wedding, we went to 94th not once but twice because they were so impressed with the food, service and atmosphere. It made it a wonderful time for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great as always!
    sami1031
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was our third time here for brunch. Hands down the best brunch I've ever been to. Amazing buffet and they keep the champagne flowing. I recommend to all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best brunch ever!
    aztourist
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The variety and quality of their brunch is astounding!! We love to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the weather and watch the planes taking off and landing. This is always a MUST when we are in San Diego!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed bag on Fridays
    WolfmanDave
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The lounge was so busy there wasn't much parking to be found on a Friday evening. We sat two dining rooms away from the lounge and so it was pretty quiet. Perhaps too quiet. There was no one waiting to be seated when we entered at 7pm. I also noticed that there were no very many people sitting in the two dining rooms we went through (there are three dining rooms). I suspect the lounge crowd has much to do with that--a full parking lot is a great deterrent to having walk-ins. More of a downside to our visit was the waiter: he wasn't very observant or attentive. He struck me as a new face--I recognized several servers from previous visits through the years. Overall, the food was still delicious, though. We'll still return there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great meal
    Susan1484VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Loved the grilled salmon and the crab louie. Being placed away from traffic lanes always makes lunch special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HOSTING FRIENDS
    eddie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    GREAT JOB,I WAS HOSTING SOME FRIENDS CAME FROM MEXICO THEY ENJOYED
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best brunch value
    Oldav8tr
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    94th is the best brunch for the cost in SDO. The setting is the greatest and building decor makes for a theme park-like experience. Food taste and selection is unbeatable. We'll definitely be back again. Our server, Eddie, was professional but very friendly and made his service a personalized experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary celebration
    Brunching
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The salmon and flat iron steak were excellent. Loved watching all the planes and helicopter activity at the airfield next door.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Brunch
    Foodreviews
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Overall I love this place. Having said that our section was dark and very warm. I know they have to fill the place up to get all the people who want to be there seated, but we were cramped and it was hot. The lighting was horrible and there was no way to brighten it up, according to the wait staff. The wait staff was great and accommodating. I will return, I'll just have to make sure the location we are sitting in is better ventilated.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice!
    Native
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We enjoyed our night out at the 94th! The food and service were great! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family vacation
    Slim
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our whole family went there while on vacation. 7 hungry Boys - they loved it. The food was wonderful and a ton of it. Loved all of the artifacts. Definite must try 😊
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Frenchie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My husband took me to the 94th Aero Squadron for my birthday dinner. We have been to the Butcher Shop before and enjoyed it. We decided to try out the sister company. We were not disappointed. The food was great. The service was great. The ambiance was wonderful. My husband was born in France and though the decor was not exactly all the same era, it did bring back some wonderful memories of his grandmothers house. We will definitely return for dinner in the future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The look
    awesome
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This is a fix for anyone two people. there is so much going on, on the walls and the area around it there is always something to talk about. and the people here are awesome, and very much an old type place, but by no means lame.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diners DO notice friction
    Richard619
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were seated by the open kitchen grill. They had a special reception that apparently overwhelmed the staff. Orders meant for some servers went to others, clearly creating some friction that we didn't need to witness. Our food was relatively late in getting to the table. Many baskets of warm bread passed us by- someone could have served it while we waited. I have to say that the food, when it arrived, was hot and tasty, but thumbs down for the ambiance on this occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    lovchristina
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I took my husband here for his 33rd birthday and we had a wonderful experience. Just a quiet dinner together was what we wanted. The place was not crowded or noisy which is always nice. Our waiter was extremely friendly and enthusiastic. I made sure to leave him a nice tip for making the experience so good. I also loved that they brought out a birthday treat for my husband without having to do the big song and call all attention to us. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXPENSIVE
    firsttimer
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Enjoyed the food although some things like eggs and roast were COLD when I got back to table. Nice place but at these prices?! Left me feeling ill.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • used to be good, not so much now
    loosecannon
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Friday evening. Parking lot was fill. Big sign at the door about dress code, security guard waiting to know if we were going to the "club" of the restaurant. Restaurant was empty but the club was packed. Lots of "clubbers" in the parking lot. Chef cussing loudly in Spanish. Food was good. Won't go back on weekend again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We enjoyed our meal. Everyone in our party had a good meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Service
    Reeee1
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Victor provided outstanding service and rapidly responded to every request.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the 94th arero sdn
    Bkallen
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The 94th has a unique atmospere set in a WW1 french village. We have dined there several times, both for dinner & sunday Brunch. Food & service were excellant. Sunday Brunch is frenetic as it is very popular so make a reservation!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Establishment
    JoJo
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We arrived ahead of our reservation and were greeted with smiles and sweet apology that our table was not quit ready. When we were seated at a wonderful table, we checked the time and it was one minute before our reservation time. The number and variety of choices was astounding and everything the four of us selected was very good, down to and including the dessert coffee.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were able to make reservations (big bonus with kids) and got seated immediately. Our server Tim was excellent. His wine recommendations were outstanding. The food was delicious. We will come back when we are in town.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a working lunch
    Globetrot
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great location and ambiance. Food was reasonably priced and well prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family Feast
    Christina
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great place to take the family for Sunday Brunch. Our server was energetic, helpful, mature, and professional. The dishes were awesome. There was something for everyone. I appreciated the sugar-free dessert selection among the other great desserts. We left satisfied and content. 94th Aero Squadron is definitely on our list of "must-do's" when we visit La Jolla.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Brunch value
    Leenie
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We took visiting family here for brunch and we were pleasantly surprised. We had only been there for a business group meeting in the past. When looking for a place for brunch we saw the great reviews and decided to check it out. We were very glad we did. The food was amazing! There was a perfect variety of foods and desserts for everyone to have their fill. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique
    dmrjax
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I usually go to the 94th Aero Squadron on special occasions, but we needed a date night and decided to splurge. It was so hot in the restaurant I thought I was going to pass out. Every time we go the temperature in the restaurant is warm, but Friday night was unbearable. We wanted to stay longer and have dessert, but ended up leaving asap. The waitress was sweaty and not very attentive. Usually we have a great time here, but we were disappointed and may not go back for awhile.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambience
    Penny
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We found this restaurant over 30 years ago (we think) and enjoyed its WW I French vibe. We were back in San Diego this weekend and found it again. Very enjoyable dinner with excellent, non-intrusive service. The food was quite good, too. I had the short ribs which reminded me of the good ones my grandmother used to make; my husband had the filet which was excellent. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Buffet
    MustangAngie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I love their lunch buffet. Very reasonable and great food. I have eaten off their menu and everything is good. Their French Onion soup is one of the best, and love the beer cheese soup.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok, But Not Impressive !
    RD1234
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The food was average. Service was good. Nothing really to get excited about.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dritchhart
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    94th Aero Squadron is a very consistent and enjoyable restaurant. Not too hot or too cold--just right! As we get older and appreciate a quiet setting, 94th has more and more appeal!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Food was cold, drinks were warm. Not enough breakfast items for a Sunday brunch
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the Early Bird Specials
    BreezeVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Nice place, nice food, nice service. I will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Theme Restaurant
    Addition46
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had our first date at the 94th over 34 years ago (the Van Nuys Airport location). Now that we are in San Diego we go to the Montgomery Field location for our special celebration. Quiet and romantic with the French Farm House; Aero Squadron; airport atmosphere. The food always good and the service good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an off night
    jess
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Usually the food at 94th is delicious. This past evening we dined early, 5pm, only to find that the rarest prime rib available was cooked medium. While still tasty, it was just incredibly disappointing to go there expecting a certain quality of food and not receive it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food was good - service not so much. Server wearing a very dirty, stained shirt - understandable after a late shift, however we ate at 5:30pm. This was disgusting. Had to ask more than once for few important items - high chair, wine list, and silverware. Restaurant not crowded at all, so this was confusing. Both my husband and I spent many years in service industry - therefore, we can be accepting of certain situations - however this was not one of them. Food however, was very good. Ambiance was lovely, great spot.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate