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
182 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (93)special occasion (81)fit for foodies (78)romantic (73)notable wine list (44)great for lunch (21)good for groups (16)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (6)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Wonderful
    KatrwVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    After reading reviews, we were hesitant. But, it was restaurant week, so we decided to try it. It was wonderful! Lobster soup was good and creamy. The scallops were perfect. The rack of lamb was the best. And, the duck- wonderful. The chocolate dessert was yummy. Our server was friendly and attentive. We had a wonderful time! Thank you!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food!
    katy101VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We really enjoy going to Hexagone, this is our 4th visit. The Chef really puts out a good product. This visit we had Seabass and it was perfectly cooked and a nice size portion. Will come back again. My only negative this visit was the server...it is restaurant week and we couldn't order off the regular menu, no big deal, but the server could not get us out FAST enough. There were still tables available so it wasn't like we were holding up a table. If it happens next visit I will be mentioning it. When you have a reservation you should be able to dine at your own pace, not a 35 minute race!
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  • Excellent Food & Service
    SDKitchenista
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We recently dined at Hexagone during SD Restaurant Week. We wanted something a little formal with a nice ambiance. We were not disappointed! I had been to Happy Hour at Hexagone before, but never dinner. We loved the Veal Sweetbreads, the garlic-wine sauce was amazing! The Lobster Bisque & Salad with Fried Goat Cheese were also good. The entrees we selected were: Rack of Lamb with Rosemary Sauce - delish. Filet Mignon with Au Gratin Potatoes & Veggie Purse - excellent. And Swordfish in a Vermouth Sauce - also delicious. We shared all three desserts; which were all divine. The 2 bottles of Sancerre made us happy, but best of all was the attentive service. Jerry was the perfect balance of funny & professional. We will be going back soon!
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    romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Fun4foodie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The service was wonderful. The food delicious. Very clean they were very accommodating for food allergies. Very flexible. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not So Impressed....
    DineAllTheTime
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The restaurant is super cute and almost quaint, being that its so cozy. We arrived early and were sat right away. There were not many people in the place. Our server was odd and didn't like to make eye contact or really talk to us at all, now that I think about it. He wasn't rude, just not great. I ordered the scallop appetizer, and the beets were forgotten. My friend ordered the lobster soup, and they were all out. Weird, its not even 630pm, and you don't have lobster soup? The scallops were divine though. The wine list was pretty good and so was my filet. Cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. All in all, it's not that it was bad, it just wasn't great. For my own meal being $100, I just expected a bit more. But I'll try anything once!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perhaps another night...
    Judie1170VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great food, but the service was lacking and there were several menu items that were not available. Perhaps Sunday evening is not the best time to go. This is the second Sunday night experience at Hexagone that was disappointing. Again, food was delicious!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Decent food, Terrible Service
    Suave001
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Upon entering the restaurant, we stood at the reception desk for about 15mins before anyone even acknowledged that we were there. We were seated and given menus and brought water and bread like prisoners while we waited for someone to take our drink order and give us napkins which weren't on the table. The server finally came to take our orders only to receive a cold plate of braised short ribs which were returned to the kitchen. The new plate was piping hot and the short ribs where charred. The manager never came over to apologize for the issue nor did anyone offer anything to correct the mistake. This fine dining restaurant staff looks like they were trained by Burger King.
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  • Is Hexagone Slipping
    8outagainVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Arrived on time, surprised the restaurant was half empty. No one greeted or seated us or the 8 others waiting. Staff seemed not to notice the crowd gathering. The maitre 'd was absent. When he appeared he ignored all of us and instead went to an occupied table. Eventually a waiter took us past non bussed tables to a table with only a tablecloth. Glasses and flatware were added later, but we still had to wait fifteen minutes for water and to make a drink order. The bread and butter arrived about 30 minutes after we had ordered. The food was very good, but the service in an uncrowded restaurant that features fine dining service was abysmal. Despite several close passes the owner never once acknowledged us. Something is going on....
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    neighborhood gem
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  • fast and friendly service B+
    parkshunter
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food needed a bit more seasoning, particularly the pasta shrimp scampi and mussels . The escargot, sweet breads, French onion and leak mushroom soup were all very good. My husband enjoyed his duck very much. Overall dining experience was great.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a good night
    Riddler51
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We dined here for our anniversary last December and it was fabulous. This time around they were very busy, short-handed and perhaps a different chef. Food came out over cooked or heated too high so burned outside and not done inside. Our waiter was very nice, but had to work way too many tables and customers were showing their impatience. Best thing was dessert! So at least a good ending. Would go again, but not comfortable recommending to others.
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  • Too much salt
    JuneyVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Fish is overcooked and dry. Scallops were overly salted. French onion soup was too sweet. Frog legs were too tough. Cocktails were good.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food; beautiful presentation
    eatzalot
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The menu has an ample number of wonderful selections and they are not only delicious but beautifully presented. Always a treat to dine here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very loud
    Noisy2
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I took a friend who uses a walker to dinner on Friday. We were sitting next to a very loud obnoxious table of 5 people who were there for happy hour. The table next to us asked to be moved because of noise. We couldn't because of the walker. Impossible to carry on a conversation so our evening was ruined. Owner could have cared less. The waiter and the owner should have tried to make it better by offering to pay for our drinks or desert or something. I have been in 5 Star restaurants where we would never have been allowed to walk out of the restaurant without some compensation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant place for French food
    StephanieVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We love coming to Hexagone for a quiet, elegant meal and a ride to the Old Globe. The service can be a little bit odd -- yesterday the waiter asked us if our meal was "yummy" -- but it's just part of the quirky charm of the place.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Awesome as usual
    WeLiveToEat
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We had a wonderful meal, starting with the scallop appetizer, followed by sea bass and rack of lamb. We found the service and sauces to be exceptional.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!!
    nednrah11VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Awesome and delicious food. I had to give 3 stars for service as it took 45 minutes for our food to come out. The server (guy from Cape Town) was very nice and professional and it wasn't crazy busy so not sure why it took so long but otherwise, this is a great place and we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Je regrette tout.
    jmparis
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Nothing special about this place. The music wasn't even French. The menu selection hasn't changed in years. I requested a slow table and the courses still came too fast to enjoy at the leisurely pace of a true European gastronomic experience. I was vastly disappointed.
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  • would not go again.
    Lovetodinezzz
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oops
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My boyfriend and I went for a romantic dinner one night and the food was pretty good, but my fish was over cooked and it was a fairly hefty bill. Our thoughts/concerns were more influenced by the staff, and possibly owner. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable, but he had a problem with perspiration. The person who we decided must be the owner was the worst. He took a chair from our table, without the courtesy "Do you mind?", he then sat at the neighboring table. As he was saying goodbye to this other couple he was standing with his back / rear to our table.... he then let one rip. Thank god it didn't smell. But that was a really awkward moment for my boyfriend and I. I'm not sure we will be going back any time soon.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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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
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't Waste your Time
    Eat4Life
    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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    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.
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    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
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    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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  • wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Nice, quiet, romantic place to dine. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. They have Sancerre on the wine list which I really appreciated. Wonderful spot. Highly recommended.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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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.
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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?
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    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 '
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    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!
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • 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.