Good food in s strip mall
Its a nice place to god for some great food. Its a bit overpriced for the location and the view of a parking lot. Service is pleasant but not too attentive because it was busy. Busy is always a sign of something good. The good food allowed me to overlook the slow service, no view, and lack of glamour at glamour pricing. Would I return? yes but not often.
2/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service, and ambiance.
Great food, service, and ambiance. Ordered the special seafood paella that was advertised by their e-mail and web site.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I thought the salad was very
I thought the salad was very good, however a bit small. My husband and I live in the neigborhood, so we go there fairly frequently, and we've seen the size of the salad decrease. Also, we know that the owner has another restaurant downtown San Diego,which we also visit, and he seems to spend more time there than in the one Rancho Bernardo, thus his personal touch is missing.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was delicious,
Everything was delicious, even the steak ordered medium but served medium-well. Since I used to order all meat well-done, I was okay with it. While we really enjoyed the salad appetizer, the scallops were outstanding the last time we were here. I didn't care for the sea bass, however. We had the chocolate mousse this time and the warmed blueberries over ice cream last time; both were so good. Water is always so difficult to keep filled; my only complaint.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great special offered over
Great special offered over the weekend and it was great! Food is alway great there and we have never been dissatisfied.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The swordfish special was
The swordfish special was wonderful. This is probably our favorite North County restaurant.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Elegant Food, Not Enough Of It
We (a small of ladies) went for a special occasion for lunch. The food was elegant and very good. Two small complaints: The lunch menu items were a little overpriced for the amount of food they served (which was, in my opinion, a little skimpy). The waiter also didn't bring out a wine list for those who wanted wine with their lunch, didn't ask if we wanted to see a wine list, instead promptly took our order so the people who wanted wine just let it go (I think they were embarrassed to ask). Otherwise, it was very good and a very nice place to go for a special occasion.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service...nice
Excellent food and service...nice atmosphere and very relaxing. Thanks!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. The
The food was excellent. The crowd was down when we arrived. We sat on the patio and didn't need the heater on at all. Our waitress was excellent and remembered us from the last time we were there. All in all it was a great dinner and a great night.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
quite an older crowd. Server
quite an older crowd. Server wasn't very spot on and didn't communicate well - language and understanding barrier - but he was very nice. The place is old and outdated - could really use a facelift and an update but it seems to cater to the retired crowd more. We all enjoyed our food and I would go back for the lunch.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quaint Find in RB
Market Place Grill is a quaint restaurant nestled is a small shopping center off Pomerado Rd. We enjoy the wine list and it has great food. The only draw back is that the service can be short handed at times. So be prepared to wait on your food.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I happened to notice this place while doing other business at the shopping center it is located in. I took my parents here for their anniversary last year, and this year I had the family meet here for my birthday. The spatial layout is great for anyone with a loved one in a wheelchair. The food was excellent and the staff very accommodating. The decor is country French, so it's a nice place for lunch or a special occasion dinner or romantic evening. Plenty of parking too. Bravo!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place for good food and intimate occasions... Mos def will stop by again
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, friendly people
We like French Market Grill for our special occasions like birthdays. WE like finding items on the menu that we may not make at home but enjoy eating.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for lobster nite a few days ago and the lobster was "to die for" delicious! We have never been disappointed with anything we've ordered. It's all delicious. The service is always excellent and the wait staff always friendly.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed a nice dinner outside
Enjoyed a nice dinner outside on their covered patio. Selection of entrees was nice to choose from plus enjoyed good service from the wait staff. During busy times you can expect a delay from the kitchen but this night was one of the better servoce times.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the decor and outdoor
I loved the decor and outdoor dining area. The restaurant was beautifully decorated. The food was excellent. The service was fair, but I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and will definitely return!!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thought I was in Paris!
Cute little restaurant. Delicious fresh food, good quality, great wines. My friend and I have met here twice for lunch and haven't been disappointed. The staff was friendly and we loved the french accent of our server. We wanted a quiet place where we could talk and get caught up. This was the perfect spot. We weren't rushed through our meal and felt quite comfortable in this relaxed environment.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was delicious! The only issue was with the doors being opened, bugs flew in... Around my food.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always solidly consistent
Always solidly consistent in great food and service. Been this way for 20 years that I know of and I hope it doesn't change.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE
The food was wonderful and the music was great. First time I took my cousins and they fell in love with the place. Great job!!!!!!!!
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We go to the Frrench Market
We go to the Frrench Market Grille quite freqently, and went on this particular evening to hear a singer there. He was outstanding! I'm told he will be there again, perhaps twice a month on a Tuesday. We plan to go again the next time he's there.
My husband and both had the special entree of the day, which was fresh halibut from Alaska. It was very good, and quite plentiful, such that I had enough for dinner the following evening.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite places.
This is a nice place for small dinner parties or just for two. The food is always good. The three of us each had something different. I had the sea bass my husband had top sirloin and our friend had braised ribs. We all thought our meal was excellent. The place was at least half full. We had a nice table in the corner and it felt like we were in a private place almost. We always tell our friends about it and most of them also go there on occasion.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
EXCELLENT FOOD AND ATTENTIVE
EXCELLENT FOOD AND ATTENTIVE SERVICE. REASONABLE PRICES, COMPARABLE TO OTHER LOCAL RESTURANTS IN THE AREA. THE MENUE OFFERINGS, WHILE NOT EXTENSIVE, IS BROAD ENOUGH TO SATISFY MOST TASTES. DAILY SPECIALS ARE OFFERED TO PROVIDE SOME ADDITIONAL VARIETY.
WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND THE FRENCH MARKET GRILL TO FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES FOR SPECIAL OCCAISIONS.
IT IS OUR "GO TO REASTURANT FOR SPECIAL OCCAISIONS AND TO TAKE OUT OF TOWNERS WHEN THAY HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THE BEACH EATERIES ON THE COAST.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food, ambience, service....Everythi
Food, ambience, service....Everything was great except a truck which decided to park nearby and run his engine for 20 minutes...
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again, 5 star all the way
I have been going to French Market Grill for over 10 years and have never been disappointed. My last visit confirmed that a quality staff and owner keep a quality restaurant up to date and delicious. The service was delightful, friendly and professional. French Market Grill is top on my favorite restaurants in San Diego County.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good. Wine list bit sad. Wine we wanted from the list was out none available, but received the more expensive wine. Our bad for not asking to see the list again. Like always, no host or hostess, servers tell you to sit and wait til they can verify your reservation and sit you. Then they dont check/confirm our reservation.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food from our Neighbor
We always enjoy the French Market Grille, and our most recent visit was again most excellent. We will be back!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Five Star Dining
Have been to this restaurant, French Market Grille, since it first opened, and have never been disappointed. Love the ambiance and it is very conveniently located. The owner is friendly and a perfect host. Good wine list and nicely priced.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
Great food, great service once again. Benjamin was a great host! Our friends from LA came down to join us for dinner but they got stuck in traffic. French Market Grille was very accommodating in keeping our reservations as we waited for our friends to arrive.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice little piece of France in a upscale strip mall. Great food and service and they somehow make you forget the location and just enjoy a great meal. Excellent French foodie items on their menu. Had a great meal.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
consistently good and friendly
Very good menu selections, fresh and well prepared at a very moderate price. so we come often. A friendly, attractive venue for a nice evening.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
There is a new chef at the French Market Grille and he is great! The food was tasty, beautifully presented and very fresh. Pricewise very reasonable that one would want to dine more often! We would definetly come again!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The new chef is great.
The new chef seemed to know just how to prepare and present a meal. He was also very attentive to seeing that all was correctly cooked. Meal was great.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood restaurant, very continental. Excellent food. Great special deals on specialty food offerings.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Visit, but we will be back
Food was wonderful and the service was perfect. Great work-week dinner "date night" with my wife.
Loved the combination of flavors in the salad and my Shrimp Scampi was well prepared and tasty.
We will be back for another after work dinner meet up. Thanks
9/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We lived in France for two years and always enjoyed the food and have found that the dining at the French Market Grille is truly authentic when it comes to the food and ambience. We have been coming to this restaurant since the late 1980's and have always had excellent service and outstanding food. I especially enjoy the "salade nicoise" at lunch time.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Ambiance Superb
This bistro captures a bit of Provence in the décor and overall ambiance. Service was excellent. I had the tuna nicoise salad and my friend had the salmon salad and they were both simply divine! I would recommend this place for lunch with the girls and request seats out on the patio.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Place to Eat
Food was terrific, service was great and attentive. We arrived early so restaurant hadn't filled up yet. It was certainly quiet while we were there. The terrace was nice and we understand it is about to be renovated so it should be even better. Don't miss it!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Meal
Participated in Restaurant Week, & it was nice that the French Market Grill did the 2nd week, since we missed the 1st. Wife raved about her salad with goat cheese, my Lobster Bisque was good, but thinner than I am used to. Filet Mignons were outstanding, cooked perfectly, tender & tasty. Service was attentive and we enjoyed the Terrace, sounds of the fountain and vintage music. Both desserts were excellent, the Chocolate Terrine is now our new favorite.
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious food, wonderful ambiance
The food at French Grille was superb. The Coquilles San Jacques on the appetizer was a perfect blend of flavors. My husband ordered the lamb which he said was delicious and I ordered the filet for which the sauce was delectable. Our only disappointment was the Crepes Suzette. We have ordered this many places and this sauce seemed like warmed orange juice poured over the top, nothing else.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Week menu was very
Restaurant Week menu was very nice but dishes did not come with all that was advertised. Substituted halibut for sea bass and pineapple tidbits for yellow beets! (Can't fool us!) My duck confit was delicious though a bit salty and did not come with a frisée salad. Generous pours on wines by the glass. 6:00 on a Sunday and only one other table was occupied. Good deal though, and we enjoyed the meal.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
we had our 38th anniversary celebration here. it was great.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food. Loved sitting on
Good food. Loved sitting on the patio since it was a warm evening. Didn't like the old 40's music that was piped in...music needed more ambience to fit the setting.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow, Beef Wellington for $25.00
We came for the Beef Wellington, which was good, but not the best we have had. Didn't seem like the beef was tenderloin and parts were a bit tough, but for only $25.00 willing to overlook it. Everything else was perfect. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine is one of my favorites, and was excellent. Service was outstanding and we enjoyed the patio. The Chocolate Terrine Creme Anglaise is our favorite dessert and it was wonderful, as always.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the very good special. We have been there for several. The food was excellent. The wait staff was attentive and reasonably quick. We enjoy this place. The wine was also very good. We will return often. Thanks.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The lobster thermador was outstanding, the vegetables were cooked just right, and the appetizers (crab cake and Caesar salad were delicious.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I finally took time out for ourselves and we made a dinner date here at the The French Market Grille. We actually got seated next to the fireplace, which was a great spot for the ambiance but not enough to take the chill out of the air in the restaurant. The food was delicious. My wife enjoyed her short back ribs, and on the waiter's recommendation, I tried and enjoyed the scallops with grapefruit sauce.My wife enjoyed her wine...Clois de Val, I think.... and I my Stella Artois beer. We saved room for the chocolate bombe dessert and that was delicious also.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great evening
We come here frequently and always enjoy our food and the ambiance. We have favorites but occasionally have something new. This was an evening for favorites. I had the sea bass, my husband had a steak with bearnaise and our friend had duck.
No one was dissatisfied.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM