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La Bastide Bistro
La Bastide Bistro

La Bastide Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.labastidebistro.com
  • Email: labastidebistro@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (858) 577-0033
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 11:00am-9:00pm; Friday-Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, American
  • Executive Chef: Barry Coalson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please take a look at our website to see our special events. Wednesday Night Live Maine Lobster 1 and 1/4 lbs for $17.99 +tax + service

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have unlimited free parking.
A word from La Bastide Bistro
La Bastide offers French-American cuisine with a contemporary flair. You will do a Tour de France enjoying such delicacies as our famous moules marinieres, salmon papillotes, coq au vin, duck confit, crème brulee, or crepes suzettes prepared by our well known chef de cuisine Barry Coalson. Enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail at the bar. The atmosphere is very relaxing and casual, no dress code enforced.
Silver Fork Award, Best French Restaurant SignonSanDiego, ....

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Diner Reviews
  • "I started with the Scallop appetizer which was cooked perfectly. The rack of lamb was terrific. I asked for medium rare and got medium rare. The spices were delicious. The mushroom purses tasted great. The service was attentive and helpful. I would recommend this place."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have been here many times and have never had a bad experience -- each time we try new entrees and are always pleasantly surprised by the new creations! Our dinner on Friday was excellent. The swordfish was amazingly tender and the lobster appetizer was a delicious treat! Keep up the great innovations! Service is attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great food. Good food selection.Good service and nice ambience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We've been to La Bastide Bistro several times and food is always wonderful. It takes us over 30 minutes to drive there but it's always worth it. Top quality produce, meat, fish, and cheeses is the hands of an amazing chef and kitchen staff make this restaurant a must for foodies."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I've been wanting to try this place for a while. The location is a strip mall in Scripps Ranch but the interior has a nice ambiance. Though it was a little loud. Our server was a little more casual than the food/setting required but she did what she was supposed to do. The other staff seemed great. The food was wonderful and was timed perfectly. We had the rack of lamb, lobster gnocchi, bibb salad, and caesar salad. We both had delicious cockails. Overall a great place and I'll go there again for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "great dinner, great ambience for a romantic Valentines dinner with my wife."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Nothing special stands out... and really, that's the point. A dinning experience should be memorable. But there is nothing really memorable about our night out at La Bastide Bistro. The ambience was 'OK' , the service 'a bit lifeless', the food 'unspectacular', and the bill 'a bit pricy'. Sorry, but it is what it is... Check please!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Very busy week at this restaurant. Robust menu with many gluten free options which was greatly appreciated! Portions were generous and mussels best I have eaten in very long time. Salmon and sauce was superb. I will definitely order again. Staff busy, but very friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This was not the first time here for our group of 6 and we were happy to see that La Bastide was the only north county restaurant which included the middle Saturday in their two weeks of Restaurant Week. Nice number of choices for all three courses, generous portions, and attentive service. Everyone loved what they chose - from the moules, bibb salad with goat cheese, or shrimp over risotto appetizers, to the duck confit, petrale sole, salmon entrees (and three others that we didn't choose sounded great also, though an extra fee for the beef entrees). One of the desserts on the menu was not available but the tarte tatin and mousse au chocolat were excellent. Great price of $35. Very good wine list and knowledgeable sommelier. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This place provides some great food along with a pleasant ambiance. Their food is French with a California twist, and the proportions were much larger than we expected. It was Restaurant Week, so we had the three courses. The appetizers, sauteed shrimp with vanilla risotto and salad with warm goat cheese crouton drizzled with honey, were delicious and large. My spouse went with the coq au vin, and he loved the sauce. His only negative comment was that it was served with pommes frites rather than mashers, which he felt would have paired with the sauce better. I ordered a steak with the most delicious butter melted over the top, & pommes frites. We ended with the chocolate mousse (creamy and rich) and the apple tart tatin. Yum!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Outstanding - worth a long drive to. Really great restaurant week menu. Shrimp was particularly great, and service was excellent."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I love the shrimp risotto appetizer and pommes frites! They remind of Provence. The apple crisp dessert, though I think they changed the recipe since the last time I dined there. The food is why I make a point to go there during Restaurant Week. Unfortunately, due to the service, or lack thereof, I will probably take this restaurant off my Restaurant Week rotation. I realize that we had a "late" reservation (8pm), but that does not excuse the waiter from only appearing at our table to take our order and drop off the check. We had to keep asking the bussers and kitchen staff (that delivered our meal) for additional silverware, more water, etc. There are a lot of restaurants out there with great food...and they may have better service!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Food was not good at this place. Came here for restaurant week and very disappointed I paid 35 dollars for my meal. Very loud environment making it distracting and lights were too dim. Food took a long time to come out. Do not plan on coming here again."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "the widest selection of a menu in restaurant week. Traditional dishes done well. No surprises."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Sometimes you just happen to be "the table" where nothing goes quite right, and that was our table. It is nice to have an authentic French speaker at a restaurant specializing in that cuisine, but it did lead to some communication issues. The server forgot to order the salad with the meal, so the salad would be out late or after the entree...so I declined the salad but my wife did not but neither of us received a salad. No issue with the food...we both ordered a "surf and tur"f special that was prepared excellently and at a very reasonable price. The wine list was good if not great, but when the bill came there was no wine billed so we had to tell the server to add that to the bill. Overall, great food at a great price."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at LaBastide. The service was great and the food choices were some of the best offered during Restaurant Week. Great presentation and large portions. We have been to this restaurant many times and will continue to come back for their excellent cuisine."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Seriously, we still have not been disappointed with La Bastide. We have been going there for years, have taken a lot of friends, and the food and the people are always good (actually, the food is always EXCELLENT and the people are good to excellent). Yes, you should try it out! Keep this neighborhood gem going strong!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Had an excellent lunch, fresh foods, tasty wine and, as always, the service from Velma was spot on."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I love La Bastide Bistro and go there often. However, on this occasion, I was in for a big embarrassment and disappointment. I arrived WITH SIX GUESTS at the appointed time. The restaurant WAS NOT OPEN. If it was not going to be open on New Year's Day, it should not have taken the reservation."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Made a reservation but the restaurant was close that day. Drove out to Scripps for the scenery I guess. Thanks guys. Happy New Year."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "This is a great neighborhood restaurant, and it was hoppin' New Years Eve. Chef Barry always makes great food, his potatoes au gratin are particularly notable. Velma, our server worked her magic, and Gigi, the owner is always working harder to make a good dining experience a great dining experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We are semi-regulars to La Bastide, and wanted to introduce the restaurant to friends on New Years Eve. La Bastide did not disappoint, and everyone had a wonderful time with great food, service, wine selection and ambiance."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This adorable restaurant is easy to miss in a Vons shopping center. Great, full wine list including several of my favorites, Stag's Leap and Justin. The service was exceptional. The food is delicious and cooked to perfection! Went with girlfriends for a girls night out. The staff was wonderfully attentive, without rushing us. Nice job!!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "My wife and I like to try different restaurants each year for Thanksgiving and to date this has been our absolute favorite. We prefer a sit down dinner rather than the buffet style and this was worth every cent. Well seasoned ample portions and attentive service. There was not one item that wasn't perfectly prepared and presented. Cute ambiance and no parking problem. We will be back"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "The wife and I enjoyed one of the best Thanksgiving dinners we've ever had here! We will definitely be back. Great service and delicious food."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "My husband and I were pleasantly surprised with the portions, presentation, and quality. A slightly older crowd but very relaxed. We were dressed up but some couples were in jeans. Nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We moved into Scripps Ranch area a few months ago and finally had some time to check out this little bistro not too far from where we live. What a pleasant surprise! The food, service and atmosphere were amazing! The menu was lovely - so many things to choose from I had to go on the waiter's suggestion - and it worked out wonderfully. We will be back for sure."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The soup of the day - carrot ginger - was one of the best soups I've ever had. The dessert -warm chocolate fondant - also deserves a special recommendation. Our gracious server, Velma, is exceptional - friendly and welcoming, helpful and also very efficient."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "The service was good, but I believe would of been exceptional if not for two large groups that arrived without reservations.."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "I could hear my wife talk....noise leve great for convesation"
    Dined on 10/11/2013