bistro sixty
bistro sixty

bistro sixty

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistrosixtysd.com/
  • Phone: 6192878186
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Saturday: 8:00am - 11:00am;
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
bistro sixty reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (41)fit for foodies (31)notable wine list (22)special occasion (14)good for groups (12)great for brunch (10)romantic (8)great for lunch (8)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (6)great for outdoor dining (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 126 reviews are from the bistro sixty reviews archive.
  • 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
  • Best Food
    Psadams52
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Love this place. Amazing food and wine. Oh, and don't forget the desserts. Crazy good. Great community restaurant. Mark and Artuto are the owners and hosts. Love you guys.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent!
    HappyFoodie
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I've been going to Bistro 60 for about a year now after being introduced to it by a friend. I always - always! have a wonderful experience! The food is absolutely delicious as well as interesting, prepared perfectly, and presented artfully, alongside a wonderful wine list. The wait staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. The live music is a delight too, and not at all too loud. It was quite easy to talk to my dinner companion while enjoying the music. Who could ask for more? Go! You'll love it!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow! Wow! Wow!
    CowlesMtnCommunityFdn
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    What a find! We put in a reservation for a large group about two hours before arrival and were treated so well. The place was hopping with great music, the wine list had a wonderful selection for all price ranges, the food was superb and arrived quickly. They even had a semi-private room for large groups that was just perfect. We couldn't have asked for better service from the wait staff or a more attentive chef/owner, even though he clearly had a full house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must try!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    WONDERFUL place!! Neighborhood feel with FAB food & an incredible wine list. Desserts to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz Music Saturday night
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Jazz Music Saturday night was fabulous. Great ambiance. Will definitely return. Lovely evening and the food was fabulous!!! Loved the jazz too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Local Bistro Bar
    SandiSue
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We always have a great experience and delicious food here, but tonight I tried the Chicken Diane off their new spring menu and it was fabulous! My friend had the Tuna Tartare Tower and she said it was delish and it was REALLY pretty too- Will try that next time. Mondays and Tuesdays are great days to try a nice bottle of wine at 30% off. They have a great selection of wines to buy and take home now as well as some handcrafted gifts for Sale. I especially LOVE my hand painted wine glasses made by a local artist. There’s always something for everyone here, even if you’re just cruisin in for a glass of wine and dessert. My favorite local Bistro by far!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything about this place
    GloberVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Everything about this place was great! Very attentive service from Rick, the owner and the food was really good and well priced. We needed to get to another event and everyone was very accomodating to us. Would definitely recommend this place if you want to eat before going to Moxie Theatre or just anytime!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful romantic time
    Ronkeidar
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Me and my wife had a great time, some disclaimers - we came at 7PM and the place was still empty - that’s the way i like it. When we left it was half full, but still quiet. Instead of ordering entrees we order four first dishes, so it cost the same more variety less quantities. All four dishes were great. And couple of singers sang all evening smooth songs with acoustic guitar and Banjo, exactly the sort of music we love, so luck contributed, no doubt.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try The Salmon
    Pilgrim
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The salmon was cooked perfectly and has a great slightly spicy sauce that is just excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't bother... even for dessert.
    Henski
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Pot pie was dry, ravioli came 20 minutes late and was not cooked, salads were wilted and brown... And they were not supposed to be. The owner comped some stuff, but when you leave a place still hungry and feeling ignored, what's the use of getting things for free? I will not be back... Even for dessert.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A favorite 'go to' spot.
    rckc
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    whether meeting someone for lunch or having a date night, the food is great and the desserts are wonderful. Service is usually good but a little slow when they get busy. I'm not a big wine drinker but can trust Mark to make a good choice for me when I ask. There's a nice feel to the place that we like.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bistro Sixty - Great Spot!
    slammon
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    You don't have to go downtown or to La Jolla or other trendy parts of town to enjoy a great meal and ambience. Check out Bistro Sixty in El Cerrito. They have great ambience for an evening dinner to go with their fab menu - and they are an awesome breakfast place, too!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Intriguing Menu -
    merts
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    The environment is warm and inviting; the menu interesting with an array of flavorful food. The salmon with Chile glaze is one of the best salmon dishes I have had. Portabella mushrooms baked with gorgonzola cheese are delicious and if you need assistance with wine pairing, don't fear they will select the perfect wine for you. Once you've come to the restaurant, you will always feel like you are returning to a friends home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continued Excellence!
    IntheHood
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Excellent food & wine, as usual, and enjoyed the musical duo very much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excitment is pittering out....
    AprilGVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    When this place came to the college area we were excited as there aren't many non-chain restaurants. We really like neighborhood eateries which this tries to be. The first time we went there is was pretty good. The second time the service definitely seemed to slack and the food was average.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate