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: 6192391377x
  • 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
309 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (281)special occasion (253)romantic (216)fit for foodies (139)great for outdoor dining (131)notable wine list (99)neighborhood gem (59)good for groups (45)hot spot (34)great for lunch (31)great for brunch (30)late-night find (21)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Will go again!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    From the moment you step foot in the door, the service is remarkable. The food, indescribable except to say they have the best eggs benedict ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Happy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had made this reservation several months in advance and specified a window table. Two days prior I was called to confirm the booking and again specified that I had overseas guests in town who were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary and would want a window table. When we were seated, we were taken to a back table right by the waiters ordering system tucked in a corner. No one acknowledged the 40th anniversary or the fact that this was not a window table. We were not asked would you like to wait for a window table or will this table do? Basically when I said I had requested a window table, I was told it is not guaranteed and this is what we have. No apology, no would like to wait for one, no nothing! Total indifference!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it
    MrBigStuff
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife and I went to Bertrand at Mr. A's for the first time for our fourth wedding anniversary. Loved everything about it, food was great, our server was wonderful. Definitely a great place for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We celebrated the bride to be bachelorette dinner here. It was amazing! All seven of us girls thought the food was delicious, the view was spectacular, and the service was wonderful! The waiters were very attentive and made the bride to be feel very honored! I'm sure they had other tables they were waiting on, but we all felt like we were there only table; we felt very special and taken care of. We could not say enough great things about the food! We had the duck, wild king salmon, the short ribs, ahi tartar, and the Mac and cheese - not one complaint from any of the girls! We all loved it and were talking about how good it was the next day! Please don't change anything about the restaurant; it's perfect!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dogmatic waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Bertrand is a great restaurant, except for our waiter with the strong insistance on his ideas of "proper" food pairings, and the borderline sarcastic remarks that followed. It's unusual to find an older man with B-game etiquette filling in a role that requires an A-game disposition.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience.
    Lizette86
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary here. The food was great, they have really good service. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Stars
    Eatwell
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Amazing food, attentive staff, breathtaking view of our city
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Down hill
    lagonda
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    For the third time in a row eating here the food was just fair. The service was very poor. I have eaten here for years, but I am about finished with them. Given the price and the reputation the food should be far better. Some thing has gone off boil in my opinion.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What's not to like
    Maranello
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food, service, and ambience was impeccable. The food was amazing. So many flavors in my mouth. I have the venison chop and my wife had the halibut. Both were cooked to perfection. We did not have to ask for anything. Whatever we thought we wanted just appeared at our table. We had all of our service needs met. The view, of course, was outstanding. We will definitely be back for another visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Davidan
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Fantastic view with full downtown, water and airport views. Drinks were professional and well executed. The food was great and service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The service was good, the food was well prepared, presented, and served, and the wine, recommended by our waiter was excellent. We have yet to have a disappointing meal or experience here. The only negative this evening was the presence of a large, loud, well lubricated wedding party whose noisy enthusiasm spilled over into the dining room and made the normally quiet space a bit raucous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JaniceKaur
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I think for this restaurant the view was spectacular but I did not enjoy my food as much as the view. Furthermore, the customer service was excellent and that made up for the food. Overall, I would recommend for the view and atmosphere but maybe not so much for the food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    TravelerswifeVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My second time at Bertrand Mr A's and as out of town guest it was worth even more returning to this lovely restaurant.food is great the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Views Great Service, Gormet
    BrianSanDiego
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Watch the jumbo jets land at Lindbergh Field while enjoying outstanding gourmet creations like the Aspen Ridge New York Steak Flatbread with gorgonzola and the decadent Mediterranean Black Mussels Provençale....Rockefeller move over. Great wine list and awesome Brunch Bloody Mary's from the bar. Simply 'First Class' service by the staff. Menu pricing average and surprisingly moderate for the location. Outside dining available with 'insane' panoramic views of Downtown, SD Bay, and East County mountains, but with no shade. 5 Star Dining!! I recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with great friends
    Mariann
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Since our friends recently married on a private resort, we decided to celebrate with dinner at Bertrand's. Since our friends have never here, we knew they'd be in for a treat. Everything was above expectations. The cocktails, appetizers, entrees, dessert and wine were prepared perfectly. The staff was attentive, helpful and above all vert friendly. Thank you for helping us kick off our friends marriage.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 30th Anniversary Dinner
    C7Ga2gks
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Amazing experience..the view was fantastic , the food selection wonderful and the waitstaff attentive, knowledgable and sensed when he needed to be by table side. First time there and honestly do not know why we waited so long yo yo.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special evening
    gotagro
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Even being native San Diegans, my husband and I had never visited Mr. A's before this weekend. We decided it was time and went to celebrate my husband's birthday. I included this information in my Open Table reservation and we were treated to exceptional food and service. I wish we hadn't waited! They even brought him a birthday candle in a wine glass and a beautiful plate with Happy Birthday (and his name spelled correctly) in chocolate. We had a beautiful evening and allowed my 2 young adult sons the honor of dining at Mr. A's with us so they don't have to wait!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Birthday dinner for my wife, everything was perfect, from food, service, and amazing sunset view of the city. This is a treasures San Diego icon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Views, Snoody Service
    DanielleSmith
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I came here to celebrate my birthday... We were very excited because we had never been there before and heard it was amazing.. We are both frequent theatre goers and had seen an advertisement in a playbill about a 40$ meal per person... We asked our waitress right away about the offer and she said the deal had ended the night before... She continued to be rude, short and absent... That same evening my husband and I attended the theatre and there was the ad... It even had a QR code that connected to their website advertising the very thing we had asked about!!! Bad form... She should be fired... It didn't ruin my birthday celebration but it definitely dampened it! If your going... Sit at the bar, same view, better service!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MOON
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great view, Great service, Food just OK compared to everything else.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • as always - awesome
    Consistent
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    There is no need to compliment the view – it is clearly outstanding. But what is less obvious is the fact that Mister A is one of those rare restaurants that do not loose food and service quality over time. When I need to impress out of town guests I can always rely on Mr.A.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Greast Place for Celebration
    Bertrands
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Took a very close friend there who I haven't deen in over a year. Loved the view and appreciated the quality of service and attention to detail. Food was exceptional and certainly satisfying. Thoroughly enjoyed the medley of flavors offered through each course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing Beautiful
    DawnB
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We absolutely loved Mr. A's! It was an amazing experience overall. Our Server "Amy" was just a doll and on top of everything! We will certainly be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Amazing view of the city and the menu was really a surprise...everything was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • folding walls don't work
    foodie4sureVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    took a client here for the view and food. we got a window, but facing south. A folding wall next to us was to hide the rowdy party of 35-30 that was about to sit there right after we sat. Couldn't hear each other talking it was so loud.............................................but view was great, service was awesome and food delicious
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seattlefoodie
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Had a good meal at Mister A's but service was very rough. They use this silly system of a waiter taking your order and others delivering the courses-the one delivering forgot to bring a latte we ordered, delivered the entrees and salads to the wrong person, neglected water glasses, took till the first course to get the wine decanted. All seemingly uncoordinated. otherwise would have been a pleasant experience. We were outside and view was beautiful although the spot lights were too bright, turn them down. We went the following night to the Grant Grill and it was a much better experience with wait staff that were much better trained and coordinated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic site
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Seeing Mission Bay, the ocean, downtown San Diego with all the lights, and seeing arriving flights from the roof top restaurant is a stunning sight. The food was beautifully presented and very tasty. Service was attentive, but not intrusive. Since this was a birthday celebration, the restaurant presented a lovely plate with several sweets and happy birthday written in chocolate, along with a lit candle in a glass. That is class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pararompim
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was delicious. The service was great. We got our food very fast. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as it should be
    ecas
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Mister A's is known to be one of the best high-end restaurants in San Diego, with a long and established reputation. I have lived in SD for nearly a decade and finally found the excuse to go. I was utterly disappointed given my over-estimated expectations. I used to live in New Orleans, NYC, and Washington DC, towns all known for their exquisite choices in excellent cuisine. Mister A's left a lot to be desired. The food was --- well frankly, not memorable - good or bad. Given the attention to detail in ambiance and presentation the food is completely over-rated. For special occasions with the expectation of a relatively expensive ticket there are plenty more restaurants in SD that deliver beyond a view and waiters in suits.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Order steak - No matter what
    EatingInSD
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was my third visit to Mr. A's and a pattern has emerged: the only thing on the menu worth ordering is steak. Every time I've been, I've ordered steak, but others in my party have ordered everything from chicken, to lamb, to seafood. The steak has always been phenomenal and everything else has always been mediocre, at best. This last visit was for restaurant week and both starters that we ordered (lobster bisque and salmon tartare) were just ok. Better lobster bisque can be found at Souplantation. The main courses we ordered were lamb (my date's order) and beef filet. My date barely touched the lamb she ordered, and understandably so. After my delicious beef filet, I only convinced myself to finish the lamb because of its price-tag.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portion Size
    Django
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The only negative I have about my experience is regarding the size of my entrée and the desert. The lobster came in the form of four small nuggets and the desert was a small sliver of chocolate cake. I expected my dinner to be expensive that's part of the experience. But as an American we like to get what we pay for. If I'm paying $45 for an entrée I expect to be pretty full or at least not still hungry after dining. I'm not a very large guy so I don't have an abnormally large appetite. The meal was still very delicious and the service was outstanding. Next time I don't want to leave hungry. I hope this review enacts some change to the portion sizes.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    maryod
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had such a good meal. I had the SeaBass Great! someone else had the Lamb Oso buco GREAT We all had different kids of soup for starters Everyone enjoyed theirs. I had the Roasted Tomato Fennel soup. Very tasty. DESERT WELL 3 of us had the Chocolate Carmel Popcorn bar. OUTSTANDING. Then one other had the Creme Brûlée, he said it was the best he has had. We got there at 6 saw the sun set then we saw all the lights of the city. VERY pretty spot. We love it and will be back very soon. Highly recommend going there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Shefri
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We were here for restaurant week, and maybe that makes a difference. My lobster bisque was odd, my penne paella was a true disappointment--one shrimp, several mussels and overcooked fish over what tasted like store-bought pasta, moments of good flavor but not enough. Creme brulee was very good. DH had fantastic truffle mac n cheese, the best dish of the night. His duck confit was also good and the salted caramel bar had tasty elements that worked together well. Now the real problem--the service was rushed, really rushed. I guess if you want a three course dinner served in an hour this is your place. That isn't why I go out to eat. Servers were constantly rushing between us and the view--not relaxing. I won't return despite the view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    JediswimmerVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is a perfect scenic date night spot. French food, great view, and a wait staff that is attentive yet not overbearing. Expect a great experience with Bertrand at Mister A's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loveperfection
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    It was an absolutely delightful lunch. The menu for restaurant week offered excellent choices. The service was impeccable and very friendly. The quality and presentation of the different courses was outstanding. I cannot wait to go back for dinner once again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mixed Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We have been to Mr. A's on several occasions and always rated it highly in every category. However, this time, I spent most of the time brushing several flys away from my food. The other concern was the food: while it tasted fine I must have eaten something that wasn't quite right as I started feeling very ill before the end of the dinner and I was ill all night. And no, it wasn't the 1 glass of wine I had. Will we return - not for quite a while.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Such a treat
    SDsurfmom
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Killer SD view, impeccable service and amazing cuisine.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for lunch
    Nadine
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My coworker and I had lunch during restaurant week. The price was reasonable and the food was exquisite. I had the Cioppino with penne and my coworker had the Shepherds pie, both were delicious and just the right portion for lunch. We were seated at a table next to the window so we could enjoy the million dollar view. Perfect for out of town guests and special celebrations. You can't go wrong with Mr. A's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome dinner
    aureliel
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Love this place, I have been here a few times and the food and service is always outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding view, OK food
    etLyannaVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The hostess on Tuesday evening welcomed us out of the elevator with a judging face and unwelcoming persona. I've been to other fine dining restaurants before and this was the only time I felt this way. The ambiance was outstanding but the food is mediocre. There was a mix up with our appetizers but overall the service was great. Will definitely give this place another try in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.