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
170 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (92)special occasion (78)fit for foodies (75)romantic (69)notable wine list (37)great for lunch (21)good for groups (16)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (6)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (4)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • You should be eating here!
    MWMIVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    What an amazing meal! This restaurant should be jammed with people - they'd be having a wonderful meal with noteworthy service. Sadly, there were only about a dozen diners during our meal. Give Hexagone a try; you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely French Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This is one of my favorite places for dinner before going to the theater. The food is excellent, the service is good (albeit a little slow on the front end the last time I went), and the ambiance is lovely. With carpeting, drapes, and white tablecloths, it's a very attractive restaurant, and the noise level is quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hexagone
    JANE
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Hexagone is a perfect pre-theatre dining spot. Excellent French theme menu. Particularly appreciate the shuttle service to the Old Globe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre cheeses and house wine.
    Cooksholiday
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Loud & unpleasant patrons--older guys on the prowl; kind bartender. (Most of the tables were empty.) Do have a lawyer review any coupons for fine print as, despite being a professional language person, I was trapped with no recourse and theater tickets waiting. Unpleasant experience all around.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gourmet Dining
    JWP99VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    A repeat visit to confirm an earlier experience. Shall add more characters to meet the additional wordage. Thank You
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food & a French waiter
    DawnSanDiegoVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the Duck in Orange sauce and the Sea Bass, but not before we had the Field Green salad. The Chocolate Bomb for dessert melts in your mouth. Warm & attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal, quiet place
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    only problem was that they seemed a bit disorganized. We had to wait nearly 10 min although they were not at all busy, and despite my twice saying that we had a reservation, did not check us in, so Open Table listed us as a no-show.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Change and not for the better.
    Terriwith2arfsVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We've eaten here many, many times and have had good, reliable service, well prepared meals and nice ambience. This time was really different. Firstly, our "Open Table" reservation was not processed when we arrived at the restaurant, so there was a question as to why we didn't show for the dinner. We got that straightened out, but it was a hassle. The service was slow (but they may have been short a waiter - it looked like it) and the food was just OK. The Grapefruit Scallops were tough, overdone & rubbery. The sauce was good, but the peppers didn't blend with the lighter taste of the dish. The salad was good - nothing special but the meal was certainly nothing to go back for. I'd just skip this place for awhile.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Upscale mature return diners
    openT
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A very nice evening even though the restaurant was somewhat loud-no music, but full tables with parties trying to talk having to raise their voice beyond normal levels . The food was memorable with eclectic gourmet selections. Yes, we will return, but probably request a quieter part of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently excellent
    BreezeVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have never had anything at Hexagone that wasn't excellent—food, service, wine… The wait staff is always so pleasant. We particularly like sitting in Johann's station. He is a beautiful French man--always kind and gives honest recommendations. My favorite dish is the Mediterranean Sea Bass. The mussels appetizer is also great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A disappointment!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our waiter started by greeting us, setting down our menus on the table and leaving-not very welcoming! He rushed us to order drinks or wine when we weren't ready. While waiting for our food, chatting he thought he was being amusing by telling me to get my elbows off the table, "just being cheeky," he said. The food arrived in a timely manner. The cream of mushroom was tasty! The sea bass special was OK, not great. In the past, we have had good meals here. We waited awhile before we could get our waiter's attention to order dessert.The crust of the Apple tartin was excellent! Later that evening we all had indigestion! The noise level was so intense we could hardly hear ourselves converse during the meal. I don't think we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not up to usual standard
    DawnSanDiegoVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Although the food was generally very good ( the Lobster Bisque had no evidence of lobster in it) our waiter was inattentive and rude. We waited a long time to give our order, the waiter was dismissive with our questions, didn't refill our water until he was clearing our dinner plates, and dropped the dessert menus in front of us without a word. We weren't told that it was a special night (with singer) when we made reservations, so we could not use our Living Social voucher. All around not what I expect from Hexagon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UNABLE TO USE VOUCHER
    JWP99VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The day was considered a SPECIAL EVENT and the voucher would not be honored.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Swordfish
    SouthofTalbotVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The swordfish was probably the most tender I've ever had. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent dishes, nice ambiance
    Dmkr
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Beautifully presented dishes, all well prepared. Save room for desserts.dmk
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GGgg
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Food is consistently reliable. Very convenient for theater nights. Like the decor & service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful, Decent, and Awful
    ianjfoodie
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Romantic setting; lovely and quiet. Food was good, but not spectacular, a little pricey for the portion size. The service was awful. Very indifferent staff, waiter Yohann would disappear for long intervals for no apparent reason. I don't feel I should have to coach and instruct a waiter through the whole bloody meal. Didn't seem to have a clue. Waste of a tip. Would also suggest a little variety on the veg selection. We ordered two different starters that came with the same ratatouille accompanying them both. When our entrees came...you guessed it, the same veg was served with the entrees. For over 100.00 with no wine, how about a little creativity and variety.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Used to be Better
    KAC31VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We had been going there for years, but the last time we went about a year ago it just wasn't the same. So, I decided to give it one more try the other night, thinking they had just had a bad night previously, sadly that wasn't the case. I think it was even more dissappointing this go round. Nothing tasted fresh and we had no desire to finish our plates. So sad because it used to be awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We enjoy everything about Hexagone starting with the professional owner and his expertise in providing outstanding culinary menus
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best traditional French food in SD
    SD2foodies
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were there for dinner. We ordered clams in wine sauce, Coq au Vin & NY steak with blue cheese. The wine selection is good. The food was done in the home styled French manner. The dessert list is interesting. We ordered the souffle. It was hot & yummy. The wait staffs were wonderful. It was a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Specials
    FriendsVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Sign up for Hexagones email - you will learn about great deals. Like the Steak and Lobster special. Presentation was spectacular - taste equaled the presentation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    TropicaleVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We decided to try it during San Diego Restaurant Week. Just like others have mentioned upon arrival there was no host in the reception area and we stood there akwardly for a few minutes before a passing waiter acknowledged us. Once we were seated the service was great and the food was exceptional. The scallop appetizer was wonderful and my rack of lamb was perfectly prepared. We were very pleased with everything and very happy to learn that they have a shuttle service to The Old Globe Theatre so if you go there for a pre-theatre dinner you can leave your car parked in their free parking lot and they will drive you to the theatre and pick you up afterwards. BTW Valet parking at Globe is now $12 so you save right there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time !
    TasmanVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Really like the place, the menu and the service, we always have a great time when we have been here!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    From bartender to server, we never felt served but as a disruption to their self-absorbed realities. For such a high-end restaurant with good food and ambiance, good service would make the dining experience great and seem like a good value.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you love French
    Madfoodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    food and wine then this is a great place. I had the short ribs and they were delicious. Reasonably priced for adequate portion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Diner
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Three of us dined there recently. The experience was very enjoyable and the food was excellent. Great service, great food, and local makes for a return visit in my book
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet