Our go to spot in the College Area
We are frequent visitors and always enjoy the culinary offerings. We have been back 6-8 times and enjoyed something different each time. We always get a friendly greeting from the owners when we arrive and the wine special on Tuesdays is a good deal.
4/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
it is an absolute must that
it is an absolute must that you try the braised pork cheeks over polenta--it is a show stopper. I was torn between that and the braised short ribs over linguine (but Nick, the server--who was great and attentive--said ask for it over penne instead--it is much better)--would also be great over the polenta--my wife had the bacon burger, with crispy bacon, the bacon jam and baconaise--it this is also a must try--very reasonable prices--the Brussels sprouts side dish was okay, they were a little to crisp and i would've preferred a bleu cheese crumble with the bacon instead of in bleu cheese dressing--they have amazing homemade desserts too--first time guests get one free i think
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had never been there before.
We had never been there before. Food was great! Only concern was half of my friends salmon was very under cooked and there was no mention of it when clearing plates. Owner came over and was very friendly. They had a nice duet of music, but the sax was a little too loud. Ambiance could be a little nicer.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bistro Sixty is a great place
Bistro Sixty is a great place to have in our community. They have delicious entree choices as well as yummy appetizers. They have an extensive wine list and decadent desserts. The staff is very attentive and patient. I would say that the only possible downside is the parking situation since it's street parking only and, sometimes, you can't park nearby. I understand they are thinking about some kind of a shuttle service to address this issue and that could help to bring more people in, although the restaurant was quite busy even on a Thursday night. The live entertainment is great too!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place
To be serenaded by Nathan Welden's accoustic guitar and soothing voice while enjoying a fabulous meal in a festive and friendly atmosphere was over the top. We've been to Bistro Sixty a few times now and and each time we enjoy the food and the vibe even more. This restuarant is a wonderful hip addition to the neighborhood.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate breakfast at this restaurant
We ate breakfast at this restaurant. There was some construction noise because they are expanding. I would expect the noise level to be low for breakfast next time. The food was great and the owner is friendly.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an early dinner, so it was quiet but very nice. Wait staff was very attentive & pleasant. We dine here regularly and so we appreciate the menu & wine specials bistro sixty offers. The lamb sausage ragu was outstanding and very nicely paired with a Syrah that was new to the wine list. We highly recommend this restaurant.
4/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find !
This is a recent find for me, thought they only did desserts but they have a full and varied menu and the owner is super friendly and the staff accommodating.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
My salmon salad was composed
My salmon salad was composed of lightly dressed lettuce, yellow beets and blueberries topped with a grilled wild salmon filet. It was so delicious and plentiful that I brought about half home and mixed it into a salad for two. The other three diners had equally enthusiastic reports about their own salads, one curried chicken and two grilled chicken. We shared two small pistachio cakes for dessert, with a coffee and a lovely caramel cross-hatched latte, and left joyful. This is a chef and staff who make magic. Bistro sixty, what a winner!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always an enjoyable meal
A favorite spot for locals we go here often for dinner. The food is very good, my wife loves the planko chicken Diane. I vary my meal on each visit and have not been disappointed. I am not a wine enthusiast but there is a large selection of wines to choose from and when I have had a glass there I enjoy it. The owner is great person who runs a nice establishment. Give it a try.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a gem
What a gem. The menu is small and everything is excellent. Very enjoyable food and nice staff. The owner is hands on and it is great.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I will have to write another one since I couldn't make this round, but my friends had a lot to say about this place.
This place was highly recommended by a foodie based on the amazing flavors, quality, and quantity of the food. If you want great food at unbeatable prices, this is the place to be. Delicious food, amazing service, and great atmosphere. My friends raved about it right after the appetizers! I'll have to come here to see for myself and update this review.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is very good with a great wine selection. Every time that I have been there I have met fun and very friendly patrons. The owners and staff make you feel like we are all old friends. Neighborhood gem glad I stopped in.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood spot
WE love Bistro 60. It is one of the very few dining options in our neighborhood. A great place for food, wine, music. Oh yeah and desserts.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Bistro Sixty
Bistro Sixty has become my favorite place to wine and dine. The food is the best. An amazing wine list and live music almost every night. The specials always change and they won't be your everyday specials. Their fish dishes are tender and flavorful. If you're a hamburger person, they have a gourmet burger to die for. Awesome chicken dishes also. A dish for all your tastes. Mark and Arturo are gems. They will make you feel like you're old friends.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My lucky day
I ran a 5K on Memorial Day and won a $50 gift certificate to Bistro Sixty. I had never heard of it, nor had my husband who knows pretty much every restaurant in San Diego County. From the moment we stepped in the door I was in love. Quirky decor, great live music by Ricky Ruis, warm, attentive servers, every bite from appetizer to dessert was heavenly. One of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time and we eat out a lot!
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
What's more to want?
Like the little engine that could, this is the neighborhood restaurant inauspiciously situated south of SDSU on busy El Cajon Blvd. near busy Colllege Ave. that can! It began small as a purveyor of its own great pastries which it still offers. But in every way, it's grown. The menu is inventive, the dishes consistently good and sometimes excellent, the enclosed patio dining a pleasure, the wine choices extraordinary. A variety of musicians of high quality perform nightly. The clientele is equally varied. Most important, the owner's warmth and passion for excellence permeate the atmosphere. What's more to want?
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was terrific and the Bloody Mary's to die for! The patio was cute, and the bluesy-jazzy band was fun and great (but just a bit loud for the area). We went at 10:30 and I can't believe it wasn't busier. Please go visit this fun, yummy place I don't want it to go away! Can't wait to go back. The Benedict was the best I've had in years and the fresh horseradish in the bloody mary, mmmm!
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great variety food, excellent prices, fabulous wine selection, desserts are of "so good," and great variety of music venues! C. Lee
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Bistro Sixty! The food is always amazing whether it is a special or a regular menu item, we are never disappointed! Friendly, personable service!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal, tried something new
Tonight we decided before hand to eat a little lighter. We had Arturo's Rolled Tacos. They were so good! We will definitely order again.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great, but
Everything was great, but the live music on the patio means no conversation at the table. too loud for too small an area. Good food and good music. But the two together mean no good conversation. Effects when we might go back. This makes it a more limited Venue for a relaxing meal.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic Food - Friendly Place
Wow! I never expected such great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. I will be back.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my most favorite neighborhood Bistro. The food is always excellent & different, Music every night, Dog friendly on the patio, and when I don’t bring Captain Max I love to sit at the big gathering bar in front mingle & meet new people. The wine list is excellent and I love to try new wines when I come in. You MUST try this gem if you haven’t already!!!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bistro Sixty is one of my favorite places to eat out. They have great wines and the food never disappoints, there are the menu regulars as well as ever changing daily specials. The owners are friendly and get to know your name which is always nice. There is live music many nights of the week and amazing desserts any time your sweet tooth hits. Some of my favorites are their brussel sprout appetizer, the burgers, caprese salad and fried green tomatoes....just to name a few
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Local Hangout
We went for the entertainment, (which was very good) but enjoyed the food and drink.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in the College Area
We had a great dinner at Bistro Sixty on Saturday Night. Enjoyed with live music. The scallop risotto was divine as was the rich blue cheese mac n cheese. Very indulgent. Capped off with one of their tasty desserts.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Desserts to Die for
The wine was excellent. Sadly, the lunch menu was very limited. Their dinner menu looks much better. Then there was the dessert case...OMG, I think I went into dessert heaven before I ever decided which one I was going to taste! I'll be going back just so I can taste all the gorgeous desserts.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good, service was
Food was good, service was great, star of the show was definitely the dessert!!!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food in the hood
It is always a treat to dine at Bistro Sixty. The quality of the food is amazing. As are the specials, which change daily. Worth a visit.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Neighborhood gem
This is a great little place with wonderful. And another plus. They are dog friendly!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another nice find. Looking
Another nice find. Looking for a place to have an early Sunday dinner and I found this restaurant on google under "Hot Restaurants in San Diego".
They had live music, which was very nice especially since we were in another room so it was great background music and didn't dominate.
Wonderful wine list with a good price range.
Pork Belly appetizer was the bomb. Our entrees were terrific as well. Service was personal and attentive. A very nice evening.
We will definitely come back.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We brought some first timers who were a little skeptical but we all were so pleased!! Great food, music, hospitality and food :) would highly recommend! !
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Continues to impress
This is our neighborhood secret spot. They have grown over the last few years from a small storefront serving pastries and a few simple meals to a full service restaurant. The food is really good. Great selection. Good wines. They just need to upgrade the small tables that are too small for a party of 4. They are the right size for 2, but very tight for more. I'm sure it is just a matter of time. Try them out.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service and food were good.
Service and food were good. Prices were very reasonable. Only unfortunate part was the very loud live music in a small space making it almost impossible to visit with friends. This would be a good restaurant to have a weekend brunch (nice variety in menu) as long as you did not want conversation but rather just listen to music.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite Local Bistro Bar
I love this place so much!!! Food & wines are always delicious, Service is great. Owners are very personal and make sure that your service is great and you’re happy. Lots of gathering spots to hang out and meet new people or chat with old friends. I like to bring my dog, we’ll sit on the patio and listen to music. There’s always music every night and Sunday brunches. Brunch food is excellent too! Overall my favorite place close to home in San Diego!!!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely loved the food. The service was fantastic and the owner delightful. Will definitely be going back!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my favorite place in San Diego. The owners are the best. The food is awesome, with great wine to choose from. Mark and Arturo (the owners) are always around and make you feel right at home. Love this place.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Gathering spot
I love coming here even if it’s just for a glass of wine or a delicious dessert. I love the atmosphere of all the great people hanging out there, working there and especially love the owners. Love the nightly music on the the patio too
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine dinner wonderful at Bistro 60
It's always a pleasure to dine at Bistro 60. The menus are innovative, the dishes fine and the wine remarkable -- and if you're in the mood for music, a variety of performers play in the patio room. Mark and Arturo project warmth and care. These qualities are passed, in turn, to the attractive young wait staff and friendly bartender. Every once in a while, everything is turned up a notch for a five or even six course dinner, paired with offerings from an outstanding wine maker. Which course was the best at the last one we attended? Perhaps the tenderloin filet with mushroom risotto -- and this from someone who generally sticks to fish and vegetarian dishes. The flourless chocolate cake was one of the best I've ever tasted. Bravo!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
San Diego needs more like Bistro 60
There were 7 of us, including 4 kids. We ate on the patio. there was something for everyone. The Brussels sprouts salad was extraordinary.. The place is very kid friendly, especially the patio. Live music )sax and guitar) started early but was not intrusive. We mostly had appetizers, but all were good. Will go back.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My 90 year old Mom and I wanted to try someplace new, and Bistro Sixty was #2 on the Open Table list for Rolando. I'd noticed it driving by, and wanted to go there, so I was glad to see they were on OT. Salads were outstanding, appetizers were good, service was excellent! We sat at the bar and chatted with Mark (owner) and other diners. Mark seems to know everyone who comes in-that's really nice. A great neighborhood spot I will return to many times in the future.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food and Great Music
Excellent choices and variety in food selections along with unique choices on the daily specials. Music venues are diverse and showcase a lot of talented San Diego people. Wine selection - outstand!
10/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Neighborhood gem for sure
Our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Like a home away from home.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our waitress was Megan. Although I'm sure she is a nice person, she is not good at waiting tables.
We have to track her down to get a drink, ask repeatly for water or anything we need.
We have mentioned this to the owner but nothing changes.
The sliders with truffle french fries on the side is the best thing on the menu.
Upbeat place with good music.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My second visit to this gem. The singer/entertainment was way too loud and she really wasn't soloist quality, but dinner was outstanding. Love this place.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Another enjoyable dinner
Came with the family and we all ate well, including the 7 year old. My wife is very happy with the Chicken Pot Pie and I like the salads. Wine list is good, but don't expect a selection of draft beer. We will go back and keep Bistro 60 in our rotation of Friday dinner haunts.
There was a live musician, a female vocalist/acoustic guitar player, that was very talented and enjoyable to watch.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this Bistro so much! Great food and ambiance. I had the Chicken Parmesan Special tonight and it was outstanding. The owners are always very personable and the live music almost every night makes it fun but cozy. If you haven’t been here you must give it a try! Cheers!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
BistroSixty for dinner
We had a very nice dinner for four last weekend. Food was very well prepared and the cost was reasonable for an upscale bistro restaurant. Great neighborhood find. We will return.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a special luncheon for friends - it was perfect. Happy Holidays!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM