Chez Loma
Chez Loma

Chez Loma

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chezloma.com/
  • Phone: 6194350661
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Thursday Dinner 5:00 - 8:30
    Friday - Sunday Lunch 11:30 - 2:00 Dinner 5:00 - 8:30
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Orange
  • Parking: No
A word from Chez Loma
Our new San Diego home is located in the Carez Hizar House (circa 1889), a Coronado historical landmark on Loma Avenue almost at the corner of Orange Avenue. We are within walking distance to beautiful downtown Coronado, the Hotel Del Coronado, and the beach. A French inspired bistro where people feel comfortable and enjoy fresh rustic fare at reasonable prices. Sourcing locally to achieve maximum freshness and offering our customers what they want instead of following culinary trends.
If your desire is a casual tapa at the bar or a dinner with friends or colleges, Chez Loma under new management, offers an inviting space to relax, enjoy and socialize.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Chez Loma reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (65)special occasion (63)fit for foodies (52)neighborhood gem (52)notable wine list (17)great for lunch (10)great for brunch (8)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (5)good for groups (4)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • a lovely, romantic evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Chez Loma (and Sabrina!) are simply the best -- best in Coronado, best in old world ambiance (updated), best in food quality and best in service. Cannot say enough about this lovely spot. By all means, if you have not been to Chez Loma, you are missing out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My wife, myself and 2 teenagers booked a table for 8pm and arrived slightly early to be met by a rather vacant young lady who said table not ready so we could stand there for 10 minutes or go into the bar, which we did. The batman was extremely curt and rude and immediately by way of greeting said our kids could not stand at the bar but made no attempt to suggest where we might position ourselves. After nearly 30 minutes, we were at the point of leaving when our table was freed up. Our server was completely over the top in his commuNication. Having said all that, the dining room was very pleasant and comfortable and the food and wine was excellent and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I was looking for a romantic restaurant with great ambiance and Chez Loma did not disappoint! Our waiter, Justin, was great. He made some amazing recommendations and always came by our table to check on us and never pressured us to place our order or to give up our table. The ceviche was so tasty and the scallops and filet were to die for. We'll definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2eatout
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    wonderful! Great little house, but much bigger on the inside. Food was exceptional.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in Great Town
    Top10VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Go a little off the beaten path and try this neighborhood jewel! Every item on the menu is to die for!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    southpark
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We newly rediscovered this place last month and have been here twice. I haven't been here for 30 years. The building is beautiful with little rooms so it feels quite private. The windows are wide open taking advantage of the glorious Coronado climate. The menu is diverse with meat and fish entrees. Even the desserts have variety; not just cream and more cream. We will always come here when we want something special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Everything was fantastic!! I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long Night
    GratefulDiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Arrived 15 min early so checked in with hostess and went to the bar to wait. After 15 min I checked with hostess who said our table was not ready. Ended up getting seated 30 min after reservation time and 45 min after arriving. We were then at our table 15 min before anyone came by to take our drink order. The servers were polite, the food was excellent, but it was a very long night, too long.
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  • An off night at Chez Loma
    passinThrough
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We've dined there 4 times over the years. Tonight was a bad experience. Some of the servers must not have shown up for work so they were very short-handed. Thankfully we ordered apps that arrived within 20 mins so we had something to eat. Dinner arrived in an hour. Maybe they just over-booked. The food was outstanding, as usual, but the long waits killed the evening. It will be some time before we return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Chez Loma was by far the best restaurant we visited in either San Diego or Corronado. The aperitifs , enteprees,and desserts were carefully prepared to our taste and unpretentious as well as being simply delicious. The waiters were prompt , courteous and funny. Outstanding. It was very acessible, has spotless washroom and well maintained.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great, not mind-blowing, good value
    HumanGarbageDisposal
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Small neighborhood French joint. The lamb chops were fantastic and sizeable. The crab crusted halibut was good, but a bit overcooked and I noticed a big difference between my portion size and that of someone on another table - and I was HUNGRY, lol. Overall, I recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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  • very nice night out
    cjm1VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    dinner was a birthday treat and so very special attention was provided with house-hosted dessert-- nice touch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Receptionist error
    NoelCVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    When we arrived the receptionist told us the reservation was not available because the waiter had been sent home.after some discussion a table became available
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful local spot!
    Local
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This amazing restaurant housed in a historic building is located right off the main street in Coronado. We recently happened to dine during their special prefixed menu which offered three courses--appetizer, main course and dessert--for a very reasonable price. The food was excellent, the service very attentive, the food arrived quickly and the ambience was charming. We will definitely return to this wonderful restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was wonderful, from service on!
    GZTucson
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We loved the update of this restaurant, and the food was delicious, beautifully presented, and service was impeccable. The warm gingerbread was a hit, as was the steak tartare appetizer. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice experience overall.
    Knitandeat
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Our dinner at Chez Loma was excellent. The flavors were delicate and we loved the freshness of the ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    laughlin
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    we have been to this spot many times. this time it was to celebrate the wedding anniversary of a couple who we hosted there a year ago. Unfortunately the wife passed about 2 weeks prior. But her husband sons and the youngest grandson were able to join us. It is a wonderful place on Coronado Island
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous French Food
    AbFabItalianSDVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Good food and wine list. The ambiance is quaint and great to bring a date. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Excellent food, fab presentation !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Perfect location in Coronado. Quaint Victorian house, fabulous pre-fixe dinner options. Very nice wine list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Small Gem
    JC0416
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This is a small, cozy, and inviting place for a special occasion. Great food and ambiance. Will keep a top of my need to go back again location.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening
    Oldness
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Chez Loma is located in a "mixed" (residential/commercial) area of Coronado. The venue was formerly an older private home. Street parking only. The (limited) menu is French-inspired with an extensive wine list. Food was well prepared and very tasty. Good service. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nicely european
    epicurean4delights
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The food and service were excellent. The variety of menu items, presentation and delicious tastes set the stage for us to want to return. We in fact were seated near many other guests who were either regulars or repeat customers. The minor drawback actually was with the seating. As in many European establishments, the close proximity of the adjacent diners made it a bit difficult for me to thoroughly enjoy the evening. But as in many European settings, we were never rushed and were well attended to by the staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed celebrating our 40th anniversary at Chez Loma for brunch. He had a Flat Iron steak that was cooked to perfection. I enjoyed the Eggs Benedict. It was one of the best I've had.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely spot
    southpark
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Chez Loma has well executed cuisine and a great ambiance. The elegant interior is a fine setting for the French food. I had sweetbreads with capers and asparagus and lovely lamb. My husband judges places by their boulliabaise and it did not disappoint. The front bar looked like a fun place for regulars. Maybe that will be us!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbelievable ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Very fine food and service. If you are looking for something top of the line tasty, very romantic, impeccable service and fine level ambience, this is where you want to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Less Charm
    dlaw51
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We went here for a romantic dinner a few years ago, the night before my wife and I got engaged. We returned on Sunday for our second anniversary dinner. The food was delicious, especially the steamed mussels and the scallop entree, but the service and atmosphere were nowhere near the levels I remembered. The dining room opens right onto the bar where you get to hear the drunk tourists all through your dinner. The hostess stand was abandoned at our reservation time, and we waited about 5 minutes before anyone even noticed we were there. Our waitress was also the house manager, and she did a nice job, but she seemed to be waiting on all the tables. Maybe they were understaffed that day. Still nice but not romantic anymore.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Took friends from out of town to one of our fav Coronado restaurants -- Chez Loma! It did not disappoint!! Absolutely awesome dinner and evening. Fabulous in every way!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Reinventing Chez Loma
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Have gone to Chez Loma since it first opened many years ago but not recently because the food and service became indifferent. Now, the freshness of approach, quality and inventiveness of menu items have put this place back on our list. The wine list is somewhat limited but good choices in a range of prices. Our meals were beautifully presented and delicious. I recommend coming back and giving it a try!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Free Range Esargot!
    RoccoSD
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This being our first time dining at Chez Loma, we were excited and already knew we were in for a great experience. Sabrina was our waitress and friend for the evening. I simply asked for a suggested wine to go with the Escargot and as soon as the wine came out so did our appetizer. Sabrina anticipated our every need and was so kind throughout our evening. The food was absolutely wonderful and had it not been, we would dine again simply for the amazing service received from Sabrina!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Justin our server was very gracious
    elfwilsVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We loved the setting, the food and the service. The presentation was perfect and the food had a prefect blend of spices and flavorings. We were told that several dishes were made according to family recipes. The location is off the main thoroughfare which made for a quiet Sunday lunch/brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mtnbikewoody
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Sabrina was a great waitress but the other guy who kept call me partner got on my nerves. Food was great. Will go again
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peace, serinity, lobster bisque.
    M2A2
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Halibut was also great, though would be better to crust with dungenus crab instead of local.
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Praise for Chez Loma
    CoronadoBeachcomber
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    If you are on Coronado island (San Diego), whether to visit or you're living there, I highly recommend Chez Loma. Close to the Hotel Del Coronado, this French restaurant is a must. We've been visiting Coronado regularly for more than a decade and always make a point to have a meal here. They've refreshed the interior to lighten things up to more of a beach bistro look and now have a great bar set up and some outside seating. The food itself is outstanding, as always, whether you like traditional French food or lighter fair. Service is outstanding, too. Our server this time, Sabrina, was attentive with a fun sense of humor. Again, highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gastronome
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Had delicious lunch with husband and 3 other friends......delightful! Would love to return only with my husband for a romantic evening. We should have gone for Sunday Brunch.....would have enjoyed it much more than "another" place we stopped at. When you find a gem.....return often.
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    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Loved it! Been wanting to try this place for years, and it did not disappoint! The service was top notch--friendly but very professional and non-intrusive. When we asked for a certain table, they went one better and arranged the table better than it was! The food was excellent, steak prepared perfectly. Great ambiance, not too loud, nice comfortable feel.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We've been away too long...
    Chris
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Our first visit since Chez Loma reopened a year+ ago; pleasantly surprised. Reservation was before 6PM on Sunday, celebrating our wedding anniversary; light crowded. Decorated simply and nicely; very relaxing. Service from the moment we arrived and throughout was outstanding -- just the right amount of attention. Food: Outstanding! The Escargot starter was to die for; share if she insists. Bouillabaisse entrée was light and very flavorful with high quality seafood, pairing well with a medium white wine. Peppered Filet Mignon (medium rare!) melted in my mouth and was a larger cut than I expected at a French restaurant. Also outstanding. Prices reasonable for this fine place. Wine list more than adequate; corkage $20.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Favorite spot on the Island
    GeorgeKVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We've been going to Chez Loma for many years. It has always been our favorite spot for an intimate dinner (2-4 people). The food is very good, the service is very friendly and attentive and of course the ambience is very nice. If your looking for a lively energetic crowd, this is not the spot, but if you want a wonderful meal, in a lovely setting with a few friends it's perfect.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Nine Year Anniversary Dinner
    kkwicked
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Gorgeous restaurant on Coronado Island. Hostess, server and manager were great. We had a wonderful anniversary meal and it was superb! From the starters to the wine and entrees it was all very delicious! Our knowledgeable server brought us the most perfect wines after asking some questions to find out our preferences. The ceviche was amazingly marinated, one of those recipes that you wish you could have! The roast duck in a port berry sauce was exceptionally delicate and a perfect pairing. Chez Loma has a romantic ambiance with it's light music and candles. Perfection. Thank you for a beautiful anniversary dinner.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • perfect
    annabanana
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Hadn't been here in years but wanted someplace close to Lamb's Players Theatre. Couldn't have chosen a better place. Justin our server was friendly and knowledgeable without being obnoxious. We had a nice bottle of wine from New Zealand to accompany our appetizer of mussels. The pomme frites they were served with were crispy and delicious. Our entrees of rack of lamb and sea bass were prepared perfectly. We didn't really need dessert but wanted to try the gingerbread cake that seemed to get a lot of raves. We were glad we did. We will most definitely make the trip over the bridge for a return visit.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Chez Loma
    Alex
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Not as cozy as expected for a French style coffee, interior is really boring like in a cheap canteen which is close to bankruptcy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic