Hexagone
Hexagone

Hexagone

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hexagonerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6192360467
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm Happy Hour: Monday - Sunday: 3:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Invite us to your next dinner party, coktail reception, or office luncheon. We’ll be there with our award-winning cuisine and a menu custom-designed for the occasion. Complete Catering Services available from 10 people to groups of 200. For more information regarding Hexagone Catering, call Patrick at 619-236-0467
  • Private Party Facilities: Let us work with you to create the perfect experience for your special event. Special party menus are available. Hexagone is a unique French Restaurant featuring classic and contemporary French cuisine.
  • Private Party Contact: Patrick Halcewicz 6192360467

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free underground parking on 4th Avenue
A word from Hexagone
With a name referring to the six-sided shape of France, Hexagone offers a culinary tour of that country with an extensive menu that blends traditional French dishes with updated California cuisine. Hexagone's menu is one of the largest of any French restaurant in San Diego, offering 20 appetizers and more than 20 entrees at reasonable prices. With a commitment to offering “great French food at an affordable price,” Hexagonehas staffed its kitchen with a top chef who combines his unique talents to create a menu with something for everyone.
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Hexagone reviews from OpenTable diners
181 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (98)special occasion (83)fit for foodies (81)romantic (76)notable wine list (42)great for lunch (26)good for groups (16)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (8)hot spot (6)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • would not go again.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We used a groupon,$60 for $100, still not worth it, greeted by elderly gentleman French? He sat us down and we waited and waited while every zoomed past us, I got up and got our own menu and had to tell the person who sat us we are walking out in 5 minutes if we do not get service, our waiter came and asked what we wanted the first 2 choices they were out of, everything went downhill from there, Who owns this place, wake up!!!! Ever here of a pre-dinner service meeting? Hire a front of the house manager, dump the old guy setting people, ware of money, waste of time, should have been Leary of a 40 % groupon for a French restaurant, food was passable.
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    romantic
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  • Another excellent dinner
    DowntownGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The overall quality of this neighborhood gem cannot be beat for the price. We had their sea bass/lobster special. It was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't Waste your Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My mother came into town and I wanted to treat her to something nice. I have seen great reviews about this place and thought I should give it a try.. WRONG MOVE! I don't think their reviews are real people!! The place was empty! Our server was more interested in the busser's car than his two tables. It took us forever to get service and what we got was rude, rushed and impolite. I asked for recommendations, he replied "You have the try Chicken Coq Au Vin and the Beef Bourguignon." Both of his recommendations, including the Beef Short ribs were HORRIBLE!!! My Beef Bouriguinon was so dry and sour that it was worse than Dog food (or what I think dog food would taste like), the beef short ribs were so dry it should have been jerky
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  • Worth A Try
    Lumberjack
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My husband and I have always wanted to try this restaurant, so we finally did for our anniversary. There were French poster photos along the walls giving it a nice touch of France. The noise level was great. You can actually have a conversation. I had the sea bass cooked in a lemon sauce, which had great flavor. I would have liked it to be a little less dry on the outer part of the fish, but overall it was a good dish. My husband ordered a simple steak and mashed potatoes and both were good. It was perfectly cooked. If you are looking for simple classic french dishes, this is the place for you. If you want more fusion or spectacular entree presentation, this may be boring for you. However, the chocolate bomb dessert is worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had great time there
    Janisl
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    First time visiting this restaurant and were pleased with the food and service. Waiting staff were very responsive with anything. Definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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  • Loved the food, service not so much
    SoCynCyrVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We arrived and waited, and waited and waited. No Hostess. Bar keepers looked at us a couple times. A few waiters passed by the Hostess stand. Nothing. We also watched this happen to everyone after us. Finally a waiter, I think, came and sat us. Nice decor, very Europeon looking and clean. Great street location for people watching,, which was a good thing because took about 5 minutes for a waiter to come over. It appeared that we were interupting his day. Bascially a "what do you want" attitude. Definately not warm and definately did not want to be at work. The food was delicious, which is great because after he brought it he relatively disappeared. I basically waited 10 minutes after completing my meal to even ask for coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Misleading Advertising
    GailMarie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Most of the food we had wad very tasty, with exception of the swordfish, which was tough vs. melt I. Your mouth as fresh sword fish should be. The lobster "tail" was delicious BUT too small be called a lobster tail; ,more like a lobster morsel. Basically the food was about half the portion of their "picture" ad. We were still hungry and picked up a pizza on the way home. No, we are not big eaters and always have doggie bags to bring home. Too bad. It would be better to have a higher price and serve what is shown than to lure diners in and the. Not deliver what you show.
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  • Strange experience
    Golfergal
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Besides the service being unbelievably slow, one of our foursome ordered the Salmon En Papillote, but when that arrived, there was no "paper". When the waiter was asked about it, he said they had taken the "paper" away in the kitchen. We had never seen that done and were quite surprised. The Caesar Salad was mediocre.
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  • Great Family Dinner at Hexagone
    JBSworldtravelorVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Hexagone has become our favorite local spot for good food, good wine, great service and a friendly atmosphere. We are sending a niece off to college so had a family dinner there last weekend and all of it was superb. The lamb chops were especially good! Will definitely continue to call it "our place" in the future. And from the satisfied "ohs' and "ahs" from our family I think they will too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't miss the experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Ir had took two guests to dinner and all of were highly pleased with the service and the fool I had lamb shanks; the best I've ever had.....Minor criticisms: salad greens were room temp., not cold; white beans in cassoulet were al dente. Should have been soft to the bitte. This is a French and not an Italian dish. Great value on the food; our wine was over-priced for the quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch
    Ct17
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch here before going to the Old Globe
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Variety, Attentive Staff
    DawnSanDiego
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The only problem with the menu was that there were too many enticing options and we could only choose one. We had a large group and without exception, every appetizer, entrée and dessert were delectable. The prices were also very moderate for the amount and caliber of the food. We were impressed with the staff as we did not want for anything, but they didn't hover about. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food service was great but we waited 15 minutes or more at the bar for our drinks....only 1 bartender and he was making mojitos for others and it took too long.....someone should have come to his aid.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Cuisine Fantastique!
    travelbugatosuVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Three of us celebrated a friend's birthday here with a wonderful lunch. The service was superb and the waiter even shared with us some smart phone apps that we could use for translations. We started our lunch with the soup of the day: cream of celery and apple. The brie, eggplant, and turkey sandwich was delicious! It was not crowded on a weekday and we had a leisurely meal; the atmosphere was conducive to conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Lunchable
    BigFan
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I've enjoyed happy hour and dinner here but this was my first lunch at Hexagone. The chicken was superb and my business partner loved her scallops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic French imitation
    WhitemiceVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Classic French in a very nice setting near Balboa Park. While the dishes are not perfect imitations of counterparts in other cities (think San Francisco/New York), this is quite a good experience. The wine list could use a little tweaking and some additions to the menu to expand the range of French cuisine would be appreciated. The specials tend to be rather uninspired. There is one disappointment: the bread and butter are not classic French and sometimes are not fresh.
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  • kathyVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We have eaten here several times but last night was not as pleasant an experience as it has been. The food was OK and the wine too expensive. There was no air-conditioning. Location to Balboa Park and underground parking are what might make me return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hexagone is consistently excellent
    bscommentsVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food here gets better and better, and it has always been good. The staff accommodates the diner's requests with a smile, no matter how bizarre. Hexagone has remained one of our favorite restaurants since it first opened?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 8-4-14
    LUV2EATPRIMERIB
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    First time at Hexagone for dinner, with date. We had a great waiter, don't know name but he was from S.Africa. GREAT ACCENT. We enjoyed his v isit with us while he did his work. The food was excellent. Date had wine I had tea. Everything was great. Will return...GOOD '
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marlyn
    Marlyn
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Nice menu with good food. Service was prompt and helpful. Added feature of free shuttle to Old Globe and back makes this a restaurant we will visit again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good meal, spotty service
    StanS
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had a party of 8 and got seated immediately. The waiter was attentive but service from the bar was slow; it took about 15 minutes for a drink to arrive and we had to order glasses of wine twice before they came. The dinners were very good but 2 of the dinners arrived about 5 minutes after the other 6. They should all have come out together. The dinner was so slow that after 1 1/2 hours we had to leave for a show with no coffee or dessert. The shuttle ride to the Old Globe is a helpful touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our favorite
    vips
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We go there once a month , at least and the food is always great and so is the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • opentablefanVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Consistently wonderful and reasonable which is why we keep going back
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Nothing to Write Home About
    MASS
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food was fine as was the service but definitely nothing to seek out as a place to have dinner.
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  • HEXAGONE PLUS
    IntheHood
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This San Diego French restaurant, the HEXAGONE, has more than just six good "raisons d'être". It has a good name too. France's design/map, is made of six sides, hence its name: Hexagone, in English, Hexagon. However, the good tastes of the fine dishes being served reflect more than six good varieties of the French cuisine. L'HEXAGONE an experience not to be missed. Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hex
    BWMT
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Went there before going to Old Globe matinee my lamb chops were good they could have been warmer same with the crab cake, my GF loved her Swordfish though.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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  • Excellent meal
    Eileen
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We have dined at Hexagone several times and it has always been wonderful. Even though it is classified as French, it's entrees are creative. This was our first Friday night visit and it turned out to be very busy, which made it more noisey than usual. The service was slightly slow, but not offensive as we were enjoying a visit with friends. I recommend the field greens with blue cheese and pecans salad and either the calves liver/onions or the rib eye with blue cheese and sun dried tomatoes. Overall, the variety of entrees and appetizers as well as a reasonably priced and varied wine list are impressive. We will continue to return as it is reliable and has free parking in a nearby garage.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Refined atmosphere, excellent meal!
    Lov2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Just moved to area and delighted to find such a special dining experience across the street. All four of us had a different entrée, all of which were noteworthy. Short ribs are amazing! Wait staff is knowledgeable and responsive. Great overall experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French restaurant???
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Although this is supposed to be a French restaurant they did not have any Sancerre - even though it is on the menu; they did not serve pate with the charcuterie plate - even though it was on the menu and they did not offer french wine by the glass. Sorry but I won't be back.
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  • Before theatre
    tibbiefan
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great for dining before going to the Old Globe. Dinner here is always enjoyable. This time we parked in Balboa Park and walked leisurely to the restaurant (just across the bridge). The restaurant offers theatre parking. You can park in the parking structure and they will drop you off at The Old Globe and pick you up after the performance (if you dine there of course). Since we parked at the park, we were dropped off at the theatre and our car was nearby at the end. Worked great. Food and service is always excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • C'est magnifique!
    meemrsd
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My husband and I went early because we were going to the Old Globe. Hexagone is a short stroll from the entrance to Balboa Park. The food was excellent and the service friendly and impeccable. This is a real gem! The menu selections are diverse, but not overwhelming. The portions are just right. I would HIGHLY recommend this delightful restaurant for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Wonderful food-Great little bar-Excellent service-Always have dinner here whenever I am in San Diego.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Easy Trip to France
    MWMIVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Dining at Hexagone is the next best thing to dining in France. The food is of the highest quality and expertly prepared. The service is impeccable and friendly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a special occasion.
    Waxmetaphysics
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The restaurant would be a great spot for a romantic dinner or lunch. The atmosphere is very classy; good for conversing. The entrees were delicious, I had the mushroom ravioli and my date had the tenderloin. Both had tasted good and both had good presentation. However my only two complaints were the small size of the tenderloin and the escargot was under-seasoned. Overall the experience was good, but be prepared to shell out mucho deniros for this place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oops
    AnaheimVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have dined here before and it was fine. This time very bad. Our first food arrived one and a half hours after we were seated. After we asked for bread we subsisted on that for 90 minutes. No explanations were given for the delay until we asked (several times). Two signature dishes were unavailable first thing in the evening. (We found out well after we had ordered them.)
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    First, I was feeling really guilty about being a few minutes late for our reservation, until we stood at the hostess stand for over 5 minutes before anyone acknowledged or seated us. It was then our waiter that seated us, and never checked us in for our reservation. Service was slow, even though the restaurant was not busy. After we were finally served, we didn't see our waiter much, though he was helpful when we did see him. We wanted a slower meal and time to visit, but we felt downright ignored sometimes. My husband's water was empty on 3 different occassions. As always, the food was delicious and the ambience what we hoped for, but the service was lacking that night.
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    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Steve
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was average . Waiter spent a whole lot of time chatting with guests at neighboring table.. Very disruptive to the enjoyment of our meal
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    notable wine list
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  • no ambience here
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Went to celebrate a birthday-1.bartender ignored us and waited on friends who came in AFTER us; leaving us sitting and waiting until I went to bar. 2.Waiter had us wait forever for everything- no pepper mill with salad(those around us were offered it). 3. Had to go and get waiter when my friend wanted another glass of wine with dinner. 4. Birthday was celebrated with a candle in a glass-no asking if we wanted dessert or an offer of something to celebrate. I LOVE THEIR FOOD, but nothing else!!!!!
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  • Bastille Day Celebration
    FriendsVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Hexagone does a wonderful job with specials. July 14 they offered a Bastille Day prefix menu. The food was fabulous - my starter was Scallops cooked perfectly, the Sea Bass on a bed of spinach both perfect and finished the night with a Chocolate Bomb - best description - it is a Bomb of flavor (I could eat this every day). Sign up for Hexagons email notices - it will guarantee you hear about the specials you don't want to miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Via La France!
    Paris2
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The special Bastille Day menu was perfect and very satisfying.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.