Bertrand at Mister A's
Bertrand at Mister A's

Bertrand at Mister A's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.bertrandatmisteras.com/
  • Phone: (619) 239-1377
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday - Friday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Saturday - Sunday, 5:000pm - 9:30pm. Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

    Please be aware that appropriate attire is required. The dress code is dressy business casual, meaning nothing you would wear to the beach or a sporting event. Nice jeans or Bermuda shorts are fine with a collared shirt but nothing overly casual.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, French
  • Executive Chef: Stephane Voitzwinkler
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For parties of 10 or more, it is necessary to call the restaurant directly for reservations.
  • Entertainment: Bertrand at Mister A’s restaurant offers one of the most exceptional city views in all of the country. A true site seeing experience with a panoramic view; which encompasses the breathtaking city skyline, San Diego Bay and harbor, Coronado Bridge, Point Loma, Sea World, Balboa Park, the world famous zoo and Mexico high a top Bankers Hill.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street and valet parking available.
A word from Bertrand at Mister A's
You’re just a few minutes from downtown San Diego; take the elevator to the top floor. You won’t believe your eyes! Huge jetliners sweep past at eye level. Our beautiful city’s skyline, San Diego Bay; why settle for just on ocean’s view when you can see the entire city from one vantage point.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Bertrand at Mister A's reviews from OpenTable diners
300 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (271)special occasion (249)romantic (205)fit for foodies (132)great for outdoor dining (124)notable wine list (100)neighborhood gem (55)good for groups (39)hot spot (36)great for lunch (31)great for brunch (25)late-night find (18)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • It appeared to me that the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/17/2008
    It appeared to me that the menu was principally ala carte, so I ordered a "twice-baked" potato to accompany my main dish. My entree included some type of potato. If I had known that, I wouldn't have ordered a second potato. Toward the end of our meal, my son excused himself for a trip to the restroom. When he returned, the bar drink that he had been nursing during the meal, but had not finished, was removed by the bus boy. It was a quarter of a glass from being finished. Not wanting to contribute any negative dialogue to our dining experience, he did not bring this to anyone's attention. Other than that, our dining experience was very nice. We especially appreciated the dessert dish honoring our 41st wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lamb was tough and dry. De-construc
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/16/2008
    Lamb was tough and dry. De-constructed spinach salad very interesting and tasty. Lobster bisque - so-so. Service impecable. Great people watching.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • went out to a perfect dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/16/2008
    went out to a perfect dinner for my girlfriend's birthday. we had an amazing server with the best view in san diego. the food was out of this world with perfect presentation. an all around winner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I would definately reccomend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/13/2008
    I would definately reccomend Mr A's. the food is very good with awesome presentations. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would say the view is what really makes this place. If the food were not that great, the view would be worth it in itself.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My first time there after
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/12/2008
    My first time there after being living here for the past 50+ years. Always wanted to go but thought it was too expensive and too "dress up" When you consider the quality of the food and service, the price is not bad at all, and you don't have to get all dressed up. I plan to go more often and try out the dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I dined at Bertrand with 7
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/9/2008
    I dined at Bertrand with 7 colleagues. We found the food to be excellent and the service impeccable. The experience was enhanced by spectacular views of San Diego.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They put us by a back door
    local1dinerVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2008
    They put us by a back door where a party was entering and exiting - the door kept opening and cold wind blowed by. There were MANY other tables in the restaurant. My guess is that four women didn't rank in that particular venue!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The parking situation was
    MarcosVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2008
    The parking situation was nightmarish: non-existent street parking and 30 minute wait for valet parking. These folks ought to do something about the situation. Food and service more than compensated for that, though. And the views of San Diego are spectacular!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice setting and view.
    Spark
    Dined on 12/6/2008
    Very nice setting and view. Duck and Lamb were a bit fatty but were tasty. Would have liked to have been offered a window table, but were whisked quickly to a table near the bar without being offered a choice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service, which is supposedly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/6/2008
    Service, which is supposedly their strong suit, was rather slow in our opinion....
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superlative views , food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/2/2008
    Superlative views , food, and service. A San Diego treasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a nice Thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/27/2008
    We had a nice Thanksgiving dinner and we asked for a table facing the west and south view and that's exactly what we got. The food was very innovative and delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have dined many times over
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/27/2008
    We have dined many times over the past 4 decades on special occasions at Bertrand at Mister A's. It continues to be our favorite place for these occasions for the ratings listed above.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not for Holidays
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/27/2008
    Sucked, went there for Thanksgiving and the food was cold and tasteless.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Had Thanksgiving there from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/27/2008
    Had Thanksgiving there from a special fixed-price menu. View was great and atmosphere very nice. Service was friendly and polite, though they got my order wrong (but got me the right food after a five-minute delay). The risotto with truffle appetizer was amazing. The rest of the meal (turkey and prime rib) was not bad, but I'd hope for a little better taste for the money. But the view and atmosphere still made it a pleasantly memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for a fixed menu Thanksgiving.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/27/2008
    Went for a fixed menu Thanksgiving. Everything was really good except for the turkey which was dry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The ambience and service was
    Gracie
    Dined on 11/27/2008
    The ambience and service was perfect but the food was not very good. We ate there on Thanksgiving and the turkey was dry and tough the rest was good but very small portions for a large price. One person out of four had prime rib and said it was very good but again a small portion for a big price.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Took my staff there for holiday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/26/2008
    Took my staff there for holiday lunch. All agreed it was the best lunch they had ever had in San Diego. Food and staff were top rate - view is unbeatable..
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It had been years since I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/25/2008
    It had been years since I have been to Mr. A's. It had a fresh new look, was bright and the food and service were outstanding. They took care of every detail without being asked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My wife I celebrated our 25th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/22/2008
    My wife I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary at this wonderful restaurant. We had not been here since the Bertrand ownership change several years ago. We were wonderfully surprised at how great the food is and the impeccable service and thoughtfulness shown without asking. We will definitely be back...and we won't wait for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/21/2008
    Excellent food, excellent service, and a rare concise, yet excellent, wine list. The service was phenomenal; Mr. Luis King made our anniversary dinner very memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/21/2008
    Great food, great service, very spendy but definitely worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The entire experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/21/2008
    The entire experience was real good. Great food, nice views, romantic atmosphere. A great place to take your wife.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Atmosphere was great as well
    socalsd8VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2008
    Atmosphere was great as well as the view. We have been there numerous times and the food is always just ok and the portions are rather small. We went out on the terrace for a drink before dinner and we had to stop the matre de' and say something to him before someone came by to take our order.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a special dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/15/2008
    This was a special dinner for us. I'm in the military and deploying, so I called for reservations early in the day and asked the hostess if it would be possible to get a table with one of the better views. She couldn't promise anything but when we arrived they had a table with probably the best view in the restaurant for us. I would just like to say bravo to this staff and restaurant. As cliche' as it may sound, all throughout the evening, I really didn't feel like a customer, I felt like a friend or even family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's was perfect! The people
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2008
    It's was perfect! The people were friendly, the food was to die for and the view was stunning. They even added a personal touch by presenting us with a plate of dessert cookies and the plate said "Happy Anniversay" around the edge. I highly recommend this restaurant. Very romantic and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A spectacular restaurant with
    MadameDubonnet
    Dined on 11/15/2008
    A spectacular restaurant with spectacular ambiance. Our wait person was very knowledgeable about the wine and made recommendations that were top notch. The food is superb. Even though it's an expensive place to eat, it is well worth it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The view of downtown was great,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/6/2008
    The view of downtown was great, but the food wasn't nearly as good and the wine list was very overpriced. If you want to enjoy the view eat from the outdoor menu and sit on the balcony. Probably a fun place to get a drink and enjoy the view, just don't have too many or you'll end up spending way more than even the view is worth.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic service made us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/1/2008
    Fantastic service made us feel like we worth as much as every customer in the restaurant. Highly recommend for a romantic dinner
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful view for a sunset
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/27/2008
    Beautiful view for a sunset dining. Service, presentation, Foi Gras appetizer & apple brown butter cake were definite 5 stars. Let's say that it was beyond a party in the mouth. The beet salad and entrees (braised beef ribs, halibut w/scallops) were enjoyable, but not to the point where I wouldn't be tempted to order something else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not the romantic ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2008
    Not the romantic ambience that I was expecting considering the hyped review. Unless you get a table near the window, not worth it. Ambience was ruined by tourists and people who did not know how to dress for fine dining. It seemed like they didn't care that we were celebrating a 10 year wedding anniversary - gave us the worst table initially when there were several other tables that were empty. After alerting several people, we finally got a table that salvaged our experience. If you're used to fine dining in cities like SF and NYC, you'll be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent, I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/24/2008
    The food was excellent, I was quite surprised as places that rely on gimmicks and/or views typically lack in the kitchen. The service was excellent as they had teams of bussers attentive to our every need, and our waiter Justin was fantastic. The medallions with gorgonzola were just terrific, and even the macaroni and cheese appetizer was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent and
    AllainsmynameVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2008
    The food was excellent and the service was unparalleled. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fine dining experience. Bertrand at Mister A's sits atop a building and San Diego's dining scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Have enjoyed Mister A 20 years
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2008
    Have enjoyed Mister A 20 years ago when in San Diego, and was very happy to bring a guest back with me. Though not the greco-roman decor of the mid-80s I was accustomed to, the current Mister A's is beautifully and thoughtgfully done. Our reservation was ready on time but we asked for a south-side window table and the host said a table was just finishing if we would like to wait. We did (longer than he predicted but we didn't mind) and were served by a helpful bar staff though a busy spot in the restaurant with just a few chairs and waitstaff hustling by. The menu had wonderful, eclectic selections, and we thoroughly enjoyed what we ordered (though my dinner-mate said she expected more from the shrimp on the shrimp/lobster item).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is one of the best restaurants
    VegasMikeVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2008
    This is one of the best restaurants in San Diego. This place is world class. Great food, Great service and spectacular views.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was not impressed with my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2008
    I was not impressed with my experience at this restaurant. My appetizer was forgotten (but not on my bill - along with my port which I received after a reminder), the halibut and scallops were decent - but no better than usual, and my wife's gorgonzola steak was nothing to bring note of. The wine was excellent and the bacon spinich salad was delightful. Overall, the experience was not comporable to the price, nor the hype.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I've been to Bertrand's @
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/10/2008
    I've been to Bertrand's @ Mister A's many times - it is my favorite local special occasion restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our 30th Anniversary was so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/7/2008
    Our 30th Anniversary was so romantic and delicious here, with a sunset view of the San Diego skyline, ocean and city...and a fantastic meal! Our host/waiter was informative, attentive and non-intimidating, the staff as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our waiter John was outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/30/2008
    Our waiter John was outstanding. You can't beat the views of the city and the flight path. The food was well balanced and thoughtfully prepared. An excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Had heard about Mr. A's for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/22/2008
    Had heard about Mr. A's for a long time, finally took my wife there for a birthday dinner. Sat down at 5:45pm, had great cocktails, appetizers, watched the sunset over the bay, ate excellently prepared and delicious dinners while the lights of downtown came on. Everything was perfect, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet