Food was amazing!
Food was absolutely amazing. Wait staff was good and knowledgeable.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
Definitely a "Neighborhood Gem", not in a scenic location, but the food and service were excellent. Great location for a special event, like a birthday or anniversary dinner.
2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time we had been back since a VERY BAD experience on Valentines Day about 6 years ago. It was a slow night, which might have helped; but the service was very good and the food and presentation were excellent.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
The John Dory entree was excellent!
The John Dory entree was excellent! Food taste and presentation is 5 stars - something you would find in La Jolla or RSF. I am glad they are located here in north county inland!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great brunch! Food is amazing!
Great brunch! Food is amazing! Will be going the distance again to come here. Service was perfect
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Eggs Benedict to die for!
The service was very good and the food spectacular - best Eggs Benedict I ever tasted! I loved the outside seating area.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very nice experience with
Very nice experience with good food and un rushed quality service.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Anniversary Dinner
We were greeted with well-wishes for our anniversary. Our server provided useful information about our choices. We loved our yellow and red beet salad with goat cheese appetizer. I would definitely return for the Scottish salmon and broccolli accompaniment (great preparation!) and my husband was pleased with his fish as well.. We want to come back to try more of the menu and would reccomend BernardO's without hesitation (unless you are between 18 and 25).
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place for a very good meal
We had a friend in town for the evening and French sounded good to all of us, so we took him here. We all thought the food was delicious. My spouse started with the seared ahi, while I had the onion soup. Both were very good. For entrees, we had the Scottish salmon, the halibut, and the braised short ribs. The server was very good about our friend's requested modifications. We thought the total bill for our meal was quite reasonable considering the quality of both the service and the food itself. We will definitely keep Bernard'O in mind for future dining.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love to come here when
We love to come here when we're celebrating a special occasion ... or not so special. The food and service is all you would expect from a "Best Of San Diego" restaurant. Kudos to all who made our birthday dinner memorable. Thank you.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Don't Miss Bernard O!
We really enjoyed the whole experinece. All staff were very accommodating to our requests. The food was enjoyed by all.
It was attracively presented and well prepared. I would definitely return to this restuarant. Its a real gourmet find in a shopping
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Overall Experience
My husband and I used to go to this restaurant every year for Valentine's Day. but had not been for very many years. We decided to go for our anniversary this year and had as wonderful an experience as we remembered having in the past. The menu had a great selection of interesting food combinations which were delicious as well as being plated very artfully. It was difficult to decide on what to order. The service was very attentive. Overall dining at Bernardo's was a great experience and we look forward returning for future special occasions.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed this restaurant.
We enjoyed this restaurant. Food was excellent , exceptional service.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I go there several times each
I go there several times each year. The food is always good and it is very reasonable.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A newer menu & spectacular presentation. Same snarky waiters. Sub staff servers are terrific. Bernardo's is at a whole new level.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated in the smaller room on the side and loved it. Quiet and great for being able to have a conversation. Service was impeccable, attentive, and catered to our wishes. We liked the escargot with the fresh bread very much. Our entree was the braised short ribs with mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and it was beautifully presented, very tender and flavorful. No wonder that Bernard'O is so successful for more than 2 decades. A true neighborhood gem!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I joined two other couples for dinner recently. Lovely neighborhood restaurant. Food was outstanding. Seating was a little tight for six and service was a little inconsistant, but the food more than made up for that. We really think that this is a charming little restaurant. I recommend it for sure.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
change of mind
was there several mos ago
not impressed, very pricey based on on what u got for your $
decided to try again only because we had some coupons
still a little pricey however food and presentation were excellent
service also very good
definitely will return even without coupons
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The dessert was quite a creation and delicious. Also loved the Caesar Salad and braised short ribs. Escargot with the freshly baked bread is a wonderful start.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
San Diego dining continue to impress me with their abundant, and good quality, mom & pop cafes. Go here if you want a very good meal. Priced reasonable.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bernardo's Never Disappoints
This is a brilliant neighborhood gem in RB that not only has great food, but also has a well-though out menu and super staff. GET THE DUCK!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite restaurants.
One of our favorite restaurants. The food is very flavorful. Great presentations. Good drinks and nice service.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Superb French Restaurant
Oddly located in a shopping center, this one may fool you but not for long. Excellent service, a pleasant ambiance and superb french food. Perfect for a special occasion - my personal favorite.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a nice place to go.
Always a nice place to go.
Prime rib is back at this restaurant and is done to perfection. Need to order it in advance when you make your reservation. They run out.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great North County fine dining
Fantastic food with the same exquisite attention to detail as many of the high end downtown and La Jolla restaurants, but without the long drive. The locals obviously know of this place because it was packed. The place has a nice ambiance with attractive decorations, comfortable booths, and good lighting. We were too full to try the desserts, so we will have to go back :-)
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
very neat and clean and great
very neat and clean and great service. a little trouble with the bill but was happily corrected.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this restaurant
What a gem! Just sorry we are only visiting in this area and won't be able to eat here again. It's a "special occasion" for the food quality and service. Had the terrific steak tartare, the beet salad, and the duck leg confit. All superb. I understand Bernard'Os has been at the location for a long time (25 years?) and it's amazing.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu changes which is a big plus but the food remains of high quality. Thank you for a nice evening.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had an awesome dinner. Everything was exceptional - the appetizers, the martinis, the wine, the entrees, and dessert, too!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting French Restaurant
Interesting French Restaurant inside a shopping center but still manage to create ambiance and pleasant French dining. Escargot was a bit bland-not enough garlic or zip for my taste. The salmon was prepared beautifully and the crème brulee had a tasty twist to it. My husband's Rack of Lamb was outstanding.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time to
This was our second time to Bernardo's and both times the food has been outstanding. This time there were five of us and among us we ordered the lamb, duck, beef bourginion (sp?) and salmon, and everyone was very pleased. From the appetizers to the deserts everything was delicious. The service was attentive and polite. A very nice dinner and a great evening.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only issue was that the AC
Only issue was that the AC was not working properly. the room was very warm.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My new favorite local restaurant
Poway isn't a hot spot for great restaurants, so I was very happy to find Bernard O. The food was excellent and creative and the service was top notch. The restaurant is in a strip mall so it doesn't have a view, but I will gladly forego that for the great food and service.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
At Leisure Dining
This is a great restaurant choice as long as you have plenty of time. It's a bit pricey, but the food is excellent and worth the wait. Just don't stop here expecting to eat a full meal in an hour. It took almost an hour till the main course was served. Unfortunately, that left us no time for dessert. Maybe next time...
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saturday dining out
Place is relaxing and great customer service, staff well trained. Would have given them 5 stars, my chicken was a little on the dry side. Our appetizers , salads, soup and others dishes were perfect.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but very slow
We have been here several times before and it is always the same... the food is very good and the service is very slow. You would think they would have figured this out by now since it has been open for many years. The tables are very close together and you can hear every word at the next table. This makes is difficult to have a private conversation. I would like this place a lot better if they had less tables then I would think the service would improve as well as the atmosphere.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I go often
This has become one of our favorite restaurants. The food and service have always been above par and it's
easy to get to and we park right in front...as opposed to driving to the Gaslamp, dealing with traffic, and searching
for parking. For me it's a no brainer: lovely restaurant, excellent service and food.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice -- and special -- lunch!
We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Bernardo's, especially the gracious service that made us feel appreciated. We celebrated a special "0" birthday and the staff could not have been nicer. The food was very good, well prepared and with many interesting ingredients. It was hard to choose which dish to order - guess we will just have to return again, very soon!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was tremendous. Service
Food was tremendous. Service excellent. Quieter dinners can be had in the room behind the greeter's desk. Very good wine list with (at least as to Chardonnay) extremely reasonable prices for a restaurant.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent French food
The appetizers were superb. We had both the pork bellies and mushroom soup. The entree was also outstanding. My wife and I both had the scallop dish which was cooked to perfection.
The atmosphere was romantic and the service was great, unlike some of the reviews I had read before making my reservation.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable & A Wonderful Asset to RB
Took my sister here for her birthday and truly enjoyed ourselves. Our server was excellent and very knowledgeable. The food was lovely and we enjoyed our wine selections as well. There are not a lot of great restaurants to choose from in the area as far as fine dining is concerned, but Bernard'O is in the top five for sure. And the price was quite reasonable as well. I will return again!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are from Arizona but vacation often in the San Diego area. This is now our favorite place here, for the unique and wonderful food, excellent wait staff and spotless interior.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been to Bernard'O a few times and both food and service have been consistently good. This time, we were seated next to a cute older couple who are there every week (we overheard some of the staff talking with them). Has to be good for someone to want to go every weekend.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time at
This was our first time at Bernard'O restaurant. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The fireplace lends a comfortable ambience to the place. Servers were very friendly and helpful. The food was fantastic and the bartender knows how to make a great martini! Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food with great service considering how busy the day was. First time at this restaurant. They made a great impression, and I plan to go back.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special place for special occasion
Greeted at door, serving staff was very attentive, special Thanksgiving meal was delicious, esp butternut squash soup and nicely presented. Prime rib serving was large and cooked medium as requested.Restaurant was very clean, booth we sat in was roomy and table was nicely set. Well lit, fireplace was nice touch.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bernard'Os is a winner
This has been my fourth visit and as always was delighted with the food and service. I'll be back.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and ambiance was superb as were the waitstaff. I had the fettuccine pasta and I couldn't believe the detail they put into this simple dish, from a foamy sauce to the tiny garlic croutons on top! I asked the busboy about the preparation of my meal and he was very knowledgeable and so pleasant. Even the butter is extraordinary!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM