La Bonne Table
La Bonne Table

La Bonne Table

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.labonnetablesd.com/
  • Phone: 6192608039
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Renaud Tristan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pennsylvania
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from La Bonne Table
LA BONNE TABLE is a cozy and intimate restaurant in the heart of the bustling neighborhood of Hillcrest. We serve country french food in a bistro fashion. Our menu consists of classic french dishes, a modest but excellent selection that will change with the seasons. We offer a romantic atmosphere and elegant setting, full bar and french beer on tap. Reservations are recommended as seating is very limited in this exclusive restaurant. ​Bon Appetit!
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La Bonne Table reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)romantic (17)fit for foodies (15)great for outdoor dining (10)special occasion (9)notable wine list (5)great for lunch (5)good for groups (3)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Good if you love French Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I usually have no problems with French cuisine, but at this restaurant I literally found nothing at all to order other than an appetizer and salad - and the salad consisted of such bitter greens that I sent it back. I do not care for heavy foods and this restaurant served only meats, casoulets and bouillabaisse. Others in my group did find the food quite good. The restaurant is extremely small and quickly crowded. Of course it is noisy. The servers seemed to be attentive yet they continued to make mistakes, such as taking away the silverware and bread plates and not replacing either. I did like the crame brûlée....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mussels
    Magg
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    For me, the test of a good country French restaurant is the mussels. I was disappointed-not enough broth for dipping their yummy bread and not enough flavor. And I prefer thin crisp French fries rather than the fat kind of soggy fries. That said, the service was exceptional and friendly. The wine suggestion was spot on and very good. The ambiance makes me want to return and give them another try. I want to sit at that bar and sip wine and nibble on their cheese plate which my daughter ordered and liked.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OUI LA LA
    Foodie123VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This place is an incredible find. I found this gem from Yelp, and this place certainly didn't disappoint. Being half French, I grew up on my mom's French cooking, so I knew what great true French food should taste like, and it certainly passed my test. While the menu is limited, all items were appealing. I had the French onion soup as a starter, mouth-watering pork shank with mashed potatoes for main course, and chocolate mousse for dessert. The prices were not cheap nor crazy expensive, and that was a great surprise. The cocktails were fabulous as well. Make reservations through open table. This place is small with limited seating. Again, try this place!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service, limited menu
    YamahazingVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Nice place, food was good, menu is a bit limited but typical of French bistros.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • myjumbo
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    the overall experience was good, service was very good, seating was not the most comfortable, food was good, it was a good small restaurant with good dishes. The onion soup I had was very good, so was the bouillabaisse, my wife's duck confit was just average, my sister's steak was very good, our desserts were very good. I will be back in the future to try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic French food
    JoeOVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Nice addition to the neighborhood. Friendly staff and very good service. Limited menu selection but all very good. The hanger steak was delicious and prepared perfectly. Perfect ambiance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    SDFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This is a cute French bistro. This is a nice couples dinner or a date night place. The food for our time was very good. I just wish I had ordered something else. But I will be back. My entrée just could not compare to a similar dish I had in France, so it is not really their fault. I tasted other's dishes and they were scrumptious. The cheese appetizer and escargot appetizer are yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Good Find
    rybo
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We had generous servings of excellent food: Onion soup, Salmon pate, Steak Frites, Chocalat mousse, and strawberry tart. Truly a good find. This is an intimate venue so it might not be good for large groups.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • our new spot
    nejnej
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Fabulous new little place, loved everything about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moules were tender, plump succulent
    8outagainVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Moules were tender, plump and succulent (best ever!) , plus great frit, good wineby the glass choices and efficient service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Felt like Paris
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I loved my experience at "la bonne table". Very romantic atmosphere with low lighting and fantastic music. Food was good. Service friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Bonne Table is Exactly That
    LarkspurGal
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a very romantic, delicious dinner to celebrate our anniversary. It was a very hot night, and we were glad to have a table on the small, but pretty patio. We started with kir royales, which were perfectly blended and nicely chilled. Then we shared a salads frisée and salmon pate before our entrees of moules frites. Wonderful, wonderful flavor And tons of food. Too full for dessert, but we will go back and try a dessert. Service was friendly and discreet. A welcome addition to the Hillcrest dining scene.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • C'est Si Bon
    ParisjetamineVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    What a charming neighborhood gem in Hillcrest. Small, intimate, very French. Small menu, but, everything we order was perfect. To start, the hot French bread and melted butter was a meal in itself. I had the escargots with puff pastry on top. I love it when it was brought out, it was boiling hot. The rich butter, parsley sauce was the perfect dipping sauce for the bread. I had the duck confit, AMAZING, very crispy skin and so much flavorful and nice accompaniment with fresh veggies. My only complaint, it was a small portion. My friend had the pork, that was 3x bigger than the duck confit, another winner. I love this perfect gem, and can't go back. If you can, sit outside on the intimate patio and people watch. Bon Appetit
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastique!!!!
    Babs4316VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Start to finish - wonderful all the way. Our group of four loved La Bonne Table.... terrific service (one minor mishap handles very well) a lovely room and fabulous food kept us in our seats for 3 hours. Tasty cocktails (how can you go wrong with Lillet?) followed by a superb salmon rillettes, followed by terrific frisee salads and then our entrees -- we had the mussels, the bouillabaisse, the steak frites and the duck confit and each one was delightful. A shared taste of the chocolate mousse with after dinner drinks topped of the night. Loved it all, and like Napoleon - WE WILL RETURN! Go -- now!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • am I in France?
    SDDiner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Wonderful food, wonderful service, wonderful decor. Order the pork!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent French Food
    Mudgely
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    La Bonne Table has good simple French food. The prices are reasonable. The ambience and service are top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall good
    Chintan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Their french onion soup was great. Must have! Good coffee as well. A bit pricy so reserve for non regular visits
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
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