bistro sixty
bistro sixty

bistro sixty

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrosixtysd.com/
  • Phone: (619) 287-8186
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Tuesday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Saturday Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:00am
    Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mark Leisman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We create a custom menu for you based on the theme of your party or needs of your guests. From appetizers to entrees to buffet to desserts: every menu is different for every catering event.

    Contact us today to discuss your catering needs.
  • Entertainment: Music Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings starting at 6:30 pm and Sunday Brunch starting at 11am. Local artists vary each night but feature guitar, jazz, adult contemporary, old standards.
  • Special Events: We routinely host wine dinners and prix fixe event dinners. Please subscribe to our email list on our web site to be notified of these events, or follow us on Facebook.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 60th
  • Public Transit: Routes 1, 1A & 15 on San Diego Metro MTS runs east and west in front of our Bistro along El Cajon Blvd.

    Bistro Sixty & San Diego Desserts are west of College Avenue

    Visit http://www.sdmts.com/ for more information.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on El Cajon Blvd or on side streets. For dinner, you may also park in the Citibank or Union Bank lots across the street.
A word from bistro sixty
Bistro Sixty is an evolution that started with San Diego Desserts wholesale bakery in 1999, providing desserts to local restaurants, hotels and other venues. We've evolved to a full bistro and wine bar serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week plus Sunday brunch. We have an enclosed heated patio with live music 6nights a week. And of course, we still have amazing desserts.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
bistro sixty reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (39)fit for foodies (36)notable wine list (31)special occasion (13)good for groups (13)romantic (9)great for lunch (7)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (6)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Great local bistro
    kimmybird
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I went to Bistro 60 with several friends I hadn't seen in a while. When I made my reservation I let them know we were hoping for a quiet place to talk and catch up. When we got there we were ushered to a charming table in a quiet corner. The service was fabulous. Our waiter checked on us often but never rushed us. The food was terrific and the wine list was also wonderful. I had the brussel sprout salad which had blue cheese and sunflower seeds. It was a great portion and delicious. The entrees were also good. The menu is varied and has plenty to offer all of us. We shared tastes and everything I tasted was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of our Favs
    LisaB
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Bistro 60 is one of our favorite spots. There is live music on the weekends out on the patio, which is a great way to spend a relaxing Friday Night. Specials change each daily so there is always something new to try on the menu and the wine list. Mark and Arturo are wonderful hosts and always make us feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We are going back next week
    DOCTORBOBVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My wife and I had dinner with friends to try a new place for us. We are so pleased we are going back next week. Salads and entrees were great. The owners were friendly and attentive. Wine list has some good wines at very reasonable prices. Dessert was superb as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • padams
    padams
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great food and wine. Sara was our wonderful server. We always love this place for dinner or brunch. It is a great neighborhood restuarant and always enjoy being here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for Everyone!
    Happybaker
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We chose Bistro Sixty over another restaurant as it appeared to have more choices. We made the right choice! If you are a carnivore, a veggie or something in-between, you will find something you like, maybe even love, at Bistro Sixty. Heck, I'd go just for the truffle fries! The one downer? The service can be slow. But I'd rather have fab food and slow service than fast service and bad food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Dawn
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Bistro Sixty is one of my favorite places to eat and drink good wine. The desserts are amazing and the atmosphere is welcoming. The owners and staff take good care of us every time. If you haven't been you must give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro 60
    mabistro
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Bistro 60 is the best! Mark & Arturo are awesome. The Bistro was very busy the night we were there, but everyone was happy and listening to great music on the patio, while enjoying the great variety of wine.. Specials everyday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    RedSoxFanVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great little spot...did not realize this place has been her for 15 years. Simple fare executed with flair. Steak burger was done perfectly and the onion jam on top was just right - did not overwhelm the beef. Grilled chicken was a huge portion, and just as good the next day for lunch. Au gratin potato was a substitution - no problem. Great fun. Live music performer came in just as we were leaving but it was pleasant background and did not raise the noise level from diners talking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Bistro 60
    VirgVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always a great experience at Bistro 60. Between Nathan on the guitar and the excellent food and service, it cannot be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food and service!
    Aztec4Lifediner
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Fine dining with a casual feel at at Bistro 60. My wife and I always have a great experience at this College Area neighborhood establishment. Changing specials and items on the regular menu always offer an inviting return trip for us to Bistro 60.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A nice find
    Livinginlamesa
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Visited Bistro Sixty for the first time. The restaurant is decorated quite nicely and our server John was very attentive. The chicken pot pie was delicious but the scallops, although tasty, weren't quite warm enough upon delivery. The music was good but the volume probably should be turned down a bit. Having said that, it's nice to have another good restaurant choice nearby and we will certainly visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deserts too
    worldbirder
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Bistro offers excellent service, beautifully prepared fresh food and good wines at a reasonable price. Has become one of two places I always eat at when I visit my relatives in the College Area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    Winendine
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have always been pleased with everything. It is a favorite for food, wine, nice live music and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro 60
    FirstMrAs4Din
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food and wine, fantastic diverse entertainment for all tastes. Enjoy the friendly and caring wait owers and staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual atmosphere/grt meetup spot
    sdlady
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Start with desserts!In the college area, this is a good place to meet friends. A good wine selection, great prices, and superb desserts, so save room ALWAYS for the sweets. There often is live entertainment with seating on an enclosed patio and in the restaurant. Went for Sunday brunch and have been for late afternoon wine, with a cabaret entertainment. Definitely a place I will go back to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Dining
    Family
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Friendly staff, great food and good music with dinner. Sunday brunch is a relaxing way to start the day. Good selection of food, with great specials every night. A great selection of wines, with a very knowledgable staff to help with your selection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed first experience - dinner. Reservations easy - honored.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpected Surprise
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I went with a friend, as it was located between our two residences. Neither of us were familiar with the area, but we were both pleasantly surprised by the service and food. We opted for small plates and split a bottle of wine. Our waiter was super patient when we took his table all night, catching up. The live music was nice, as well. Only downside - no air conditioning, though they had plenty of fans going. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sara is a superior server!
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent food, service, and music. Huge selection wines by the glass.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just wonderful
    Michael
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Brought 3 friends, staff treated us like royalty, great wine, delicious food, beautiful live music, such a warm atmosphere, definitely recommending it to others, and will be going back often!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GreatVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food, service, music all fabulous (as usual)! This restaurant never disappoints me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food! Reasonably priced
    Steve9er
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We came in on a referral & we were immediately impressed with the decor. The menus & specials were varied & would appeal to most foodies We had the fresh Halibut & steak hamburger. Halibut was cooked perfect Steak hamburger was amazing. Deserts are a must!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 140 reviews are from the bistro sixty reviews archive.
  • Excellent Dining Expereience
    SoYummy
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My wife and I had dinner on a Tuesday evening. I ordered the Angus Bistro Burger. It was the best burger I have ever had in San Diego. Excellent salad a well. Our waiter did a supreme job in answering our questions. He was very polite and prompt. This was our first visit. We will certainly be back with friends. I give Bistro Sixty an A-Plus rating. And the desserts were so delicious. Ummmm. We thoroughly enjoyed the live music.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious, as always
    AnneSel
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We are regulars but brought three friends for whom it was their first time dining at Bistro 60. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Mark always has interesting items on the menu which are not usually found elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, friendly music
    pollyg
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The food was teasty and the crowd was friendly. The music started early and was level was aproperiate to the room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal.
    Rich
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    My parents were in town and we always make at least one trip to Bistro Sixty when they're here. Mark and the team create a friendly, welcoming environment and are almost like family. Plus, it's 6 blocks from our house - so it's a great go-to with good food, great wine and always full of fun people from the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better Every Time!
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Deviated from what I ordinarily eat....OMG....was not disappointed. The swordfish was prepared as ordered and was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and awesome music
    Justinmw
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This was our first time at bistro sixty and it was really enjoyable. We went to see Bob Wade play on Wednesday night and he was great. The food was very good, but the server was not attentive. Would rate everything highly but the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Wine Bistro
    SandiSue
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Love this place. The menu is always changing with new delicious appetizers, entree’s & wines. Love the gathering tables and large bar area. The patio is awesome and has live music every night. Pet friendly, GREAT Brunch menu, perfect amount of food. The owners are very personable and take great pride in making sure everyone is satisfied with service and food. I’ve watched it evolve from a Great Dessert place to a classy Bistro Food & Wine Bar. Desserts are still the best in town! My favorite local hang out hands down.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice find...
    TerrieVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    and the four of us greatly enjoyed our dinner, which ranged from flat bread to ravioli to steak burgers....all very good. It was very empty for a saturday night. Suspect the location has something to do with that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GreatVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Fabulous as usual! yummy in the tummy; service w/a smile
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for all ages
    2OldiesButGoodies
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My wife & I went on a Friday evening. Nathan Welden was singing on the patio. What a voice! Young and old alike were entertained. Food was excellent. My wife said their Brussel Sprouts were the best she has ever had. I had an excellent stuffed Portabella Mushroom. Service was good. I thought the prices were a tad high, (I usually do!). But considering the overall experience, it was money well spent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun2nite
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    great service. we had to switch to a larger table and the switch was made with good cheer even tho I messed up. service was appropriate for our group who were there to celebrate a birthday. the prices were good, food good...we have been there before and will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Happy Hour Place
    Karin
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Great wine list, service very attentive and the food is wonderful. Live music at night, fun clientele. Only negative, needs more air conditioning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT PEOPLE and GREAT WINE
    HotSpotBlondie
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The waiter who serviced me and my husband was adorable and super sweet. Very attentive without ever being pushy, the place is gorgeous and the wine is extensive. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boulevard Surprise
    eastcounty75foodie
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Who would have thought such great food was hiding in this funky old building? The food (I had the salmon special, my husband had the crab/shrimp sliders) was delicious and our waiter was very helpful and accommodating. Music that night was smooth jazz and not so loud that we couldn't have a nice conversation. The only downside was the lack of adequate a/c on one of the hottest days in May. We'll be back but will chose the appropriate weather.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Food in the SDSU area
    srsinsdsu
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Enjoyed a great diner at The Bistro last weekend. The Pork Tenderloin was excellent and their Brussel Sprout appetizer is delicious. The service was prompt and personal making a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and deserts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great neighborhood dining spot. Interesting menu and wonderful deserts.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My eggs benedict with potatoes was delicious. Just enough food without going crazy.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    None
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The live music was too loud especially for brunch, we couldn't hear each other talk. The food was average, the French toast was dry and more like coffee cake, the eggs benedict were not good, the ham on them tasted like packaged deli ham.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic