The Patio on Goldfinch
The Patio on Goldfinch

The Patio on Goldfinch

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thepatiosd.com/
  • Phone: (619) 501-5090
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pml; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: John Medall
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking for $3.00 per car.
    Available for Dinner and Brunch.
A word from The Patio on Goldfinch
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Patio on Goldfinch reviews from OpenTable diners
275 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (221)great for outdoor dining (173)fit for foodies (162)hot spot (121)great for lunch (97)great for brunch (81)good for groups (80)vibrant bar scene (69)special occasion (62)notable wine list (45)romantic (43)late-night find (28)kid-friendly (15)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Food was good - service ok
    Omniguy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We have been here many times now. It's our new neighborhood gem. We took some friends for Sunday brunch. The service was a bit slow this time. Didn't see our regular waiter Ari this time. The guy who waited on us took a very long time to get our drinks to us. Didn't get his name. One of our guests ordered a mojito. Unfortunately it was not made to his liking. He's very particular and a lot goes into making a perfect mojito. The food was alright this time, but not superb like our past experiences. I had the open faced fish sandwich (cod) which is usually very good, but I think this time it may of been over cooked. The other meals were pretty good. We will likely come back hoping for a slightly better experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VictorVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    There were too many FLIES in the restaurant which made eating a real problem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amaaaaazing food! One of my top 5!
    Deboira
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The Patio is one of my top 5 restaurants at the moment. Food is consistantly delicious. Although every dish we have ever ordered is truly delicious, the octopus and risotto dishes are to die for! Service is always great and the restaurant itself is chic and hip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but Can be Pricey.
    Ryewhiskey
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We have now visited there on 3 different occasions. It's surely a great addition to Mission Hills. Service has been hit & miss. Mixed drinks are not the greatest with need for improvement. And the prices really add up for how little you get. This last visit for lunch. 2 appetizers & 4 glasses of wine =$100.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wonderful night!! We dined here for an anniversary and had a wonderful night. Our waiter, Ryan, was great, guiding us on cocktails and dinner suggestions. Everything we ordered was spectacular. The octopus and the fig bruschetta were standouts. Great ambiance and great food. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great small plates menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Patio has a broad array of small plates to choose from and share. What is even better is the small plates are not small at all-- they are healthy portions and done with quality ingredients. The wild mushroom risotto was rich but well balance with cheese, mushrooms and truffle oil. I also give the ahi, crab stack an A+. The atmosphere is hip and edgy and is great for a casual night out, watching the game or date night. Beware it is very busy so be sure to make reservations well in advance and be prepared to talk over the crowd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite!
    Luvprado
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Love this place and very proud it is in our neighborhood! I do wish that something could be done about the crazy flies (not the Patio's fault, just the heat...any solutions?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real gem!
    KateVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great local neighborhood find. Creative food, great atmosphere, good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    SplinterVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    First time dining here, for Restaurant Week. Took 20 minutes after my reservation to be seated as I did not want to sit inside on the high bar stools. Service was OK, but nothing special. Crab & crawfish cakes, filet, and key lime cheesecake. Both the fish cakes and filet were very salty; otherwise good flavor. Key Lime cheesecake was actually a pudding with a graham cracker "cookie" on the side, but was pretty good. As usual, parking in the area is difficult to say the least...finally found a spot 4 blocks away.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2Ytravel
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We had a great dinner experience...and will return. Everything was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad I Tried The Patio
    Bernie92103
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I had lunch at the patio during restaurant week of San Diego. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was very good. The luncheon for restaurant week was a great value. I was able to take a look at the regular menus and will certainly be back to dine at The Patio. I had every intention of having the fish especial however the Kobe burger caught my attention.the server indicated that I couldn't go wrong with either choice. I have to tell you the Kobe burger was one of the best but I've ever had dining out. the small plate, cheese, and wine list all look pretty extensive. I will need to go back to try those items as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Spot
    MSpears
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My wife and I came here for our anniversary dinner. The service was great. We ended us just sharing a lot of plates. The braised octopus was definitely our favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new spot
    Foodie92102
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food and ambiance were amazing. Our server was very unfriendly Brandie I think was her name. I started a friendly conversation about Restaurant Week and she had the wrong start date and was very unpleasant overall. She also failed to bring sweetner for tea after we requested it however the busser brought that to us within seconds after asking him. Overall, we had a good time wish the server about her clients more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE IT
    OksanaOz
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The space itself is done beautifully. They have 2 outdoor areas. Brunch was absolutely delicious. If you are ever there for brunch, stay away from boring mimosas and opt in for a French Kiss :-) And make sure to at least try their Gran Marnier French Toast
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW
    JakeVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wonderful menu. Choices you don't see elsewhere. Excellent service. Recommend reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner was great!
    Omniguy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Ari our waiter made us feel special. Took care of all our needs. Food was gourmet and was very tasty. We had the fish of the day, octopus (yum), osso bucco, hummus plate, abalone (yum). One of our favorite places in our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • e-goddess@cox.net
    Egoddess
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I've been to The Patio four times and have enjoyed all of the experiences. The food is consistently good and the waiters are fun and attentive. My only challenge has been the issue with the flies...when I came and ate at the bar one time, the flies were so bad that we couldn't even eat without having to shoo them away the whole time...it made that experience annoying... Other than that, gotta love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    rioballard
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I read some of the earlier reviews for this restaurant, and the general impression was that the service was spotty, to say the least. When I went for lunch last Friday, I expected to be unhappy with the service too, but to my great surprise, it was super. Our server was friendly, attentive, funny, knew the menu and made great recommendations. I ordered a salad, expecting it to be a small serving, but it was more than I could finish. So yummy! We sat in the front patio, which is not as fabulous as the rear patio, but still very nice. My only complaint is with the flies. They are to be expected when dining outside, but the constant hand waving can get annoying. Other than that... a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lunch with my daughter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    El Patio is a beautiful restaurant, really amazing.... but: it is very noisy and we had flies, lots of them. We ordered their Hummus Trio... sorry, Fresh and Easy sells better Hummus Grilled Cheese Sandwich was ok and the Fish Sandwich was good quality, good portion, but no flavor at all, we had to ask for salt French Fries were terrible Wine: expensive Waitress: kind, smiling Parking: difficult
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting and Flavorful
    luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I started with the beet bruschetta and loved every bite…a nice and interesting change from the typical tomato-based bruschetta. I had the Patio BLT for my meal but substituted the T (tomato) for an A (avocado). They were happy to accommodate my request. The server also suggested changing bread from the grilled ciabatta to sourdough because I expressed that I liked my bread only lightly grilled and soft. That was a great suggestion. The sandwich had a generous portion of applewood smoked bacon and avocado that wasn't overpowered by too much lettuce. All tasted fresh…delish! I loved the food, the atmosphere and the service. I sure hope to go back some time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great brunch spot!
    emlake
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We really enjoy our outings at The Patio. The food, the ambiance, the service is always consistent & top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, mediocre service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    waited 30 mins after our reservation time to get seated. Noticed this occurred for other diners with reservations as well. Poorly planned. Noticed food took a while to get out, but someone the staff knew came in with two other people, and that table received their starter quicker than other diners. Servers complaining about customers at the hostess station with the hostess. Unprofessional. Food was good, and really liked the fact that diners can bring their dog. Would give this place another chance because of dog friendliness.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch at the Patio
    Charbo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Lunch on a very hot & humid day! The restaurant did have a fly problem, they should have moved us to a different table as we were fanning our food the entire time. Our server was less than interested in us. I would go back to and try again. Sandwiches were good, salads were small but tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for pets, outdoor ambiance
    SFinSDVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had brunch here on Saturday and enjoyed the food and the ambiance. The design is awesome, with a large outdoor seating area, lots of plants and cool architectural features. They have a cool cocktail list and basic brunch items. The food was good, we had the chilaquiles and Patio breakfast, so didn't get too crazy. Tried the muffin, was pretty good. Best thing is they are super dog friendly, have dog treats and very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good at PB
    iheartpasta1VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I'm a big fan of The Patio in PB. Love to sit outside and eat. I was looking forward to the new location and set up a business lunch there. I was so embarrassed. The place was filled with FLIES ... I mean all we did was swat away the flies from our food and faces. It was horrible. I also need to mention the prices. When I see a section of a menu titled SALADS ... and the cost is $11, I'm thinking that it is a meal and not a side salad. I ordered the Hearts of Palm Salad ... so small that it couldn't even classify as a side salad. I just really hate it when restaurants take advantage of you with a salad - seriously it is lettuce! It really made me sad because it was YUMMY and I would never have it again. I hope these things get sorted out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE the new patio!
    RobinVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I've always liked the Patio at Lamont, but this new restaurant from the same owners, is just a LITTLE bit better in almost every aspect. I like the room a little more, the food, the open kitchen ... even the hanging garden is a little cooler! And a cheese cave ... are you kidding me? That has to be one of the first in San Diego!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dog-Friendly and delicious
    SanDiego
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I made a reservation and called afterwards to make sure we were seated in the dog-friendly area, which the restaurant made sure of. The fig bruchetta, vegan salad, and twisted Elvis dessert were all delicious in a cool indoor/outdoor environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First timer was WOWED
    CitizenKurt
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It was my first time visiting The Patio. It was truly amazing! I can't wait to go back for more.....and go back often!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much improved since its opening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food is very good and the service has vastly improved since it first opened. Great spot for outdoor dining in Mission Hills. The only downside was the flies, but then again it is outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect in almost every way
    GlobalTravelerVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great neighborhood find that has a super-hip vibe, while also feeling totally casual and comfortable...like your favorite sweater that also happens to hide a designer label. My go to place now for intimate gatherings and business lunches / dinners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sad service, food keeps me coming!
    Babbs
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I have dined at the Patio at least 10 times as it is about 3 blocks from my house. The bartenders are amazing, the kitchen staff must be superb because the food is consistently incredible. The service is decent 1 out of 5 times. Unfortunately most people I talk to have the same thing to say. I keep going back because it is beautiful and the food the food the food! At some point I am sure I will stop unless something happens to help the servers represent this amazing place in a better way. 3 times I have either ordered a bottle of wine or champagne and had to ask for a cooler, food forgotten & server blames it on someone else (teamwork anyone?), server doesn't know the menu, the list goes on. 10 times I have had amazing food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Patio
    Lainers
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This new Patio location is in a quaint, vibrant neighborhood. The restaurant decor with the Living Wall, skylights & front patio gives the entire restaurant space an outdoor feel. Happy Hour drink prices are reasonable, & the Bites are enough for a meal. The bruchetta & hummus are fabulous, & bLove the whole fish entree for 2 as well as the cioppino & chopped salad. Working my way down the menu! Every bit as good as the PB location.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Nice outdoor concept. Food was ok, drinks were good, service was decent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls Brunch
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Glad I made a reservation, since it was apparently a popular place for brunch that morning. Didn't like the tables so close together, and as a party of 2, we were sat in the middle of the room. Service was slow and a little discontinuous, but the food was delish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love!
    jrsandiegoVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Love this place! Great food, great service! Keep it going!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You will love it
    MeMo
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I wanted to move in! Walls covered in plants, great patio, great food and killer bloody marys. You will love the vibe!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dog friendly brunch
    SunnyJaneVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Hard not to love a dog friendly brunch that opens as early at 8 am. I just visited this past Sunday. I was a bit disappointed in the value - wish I got more for $50 for two. Side order of bacon tasted like the cheap stuff I could have gotten at grocery store. I think the Patio on Lamont has much better quality of bacon. French toast was yummy, but a 1 1/2 teaspoon worth of berry compote? Not genuine maple syrup? I think they should try harder.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best meal ever.
    JenniferVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our dinner here was one of the best we've ever had. Excellent recommendations from the server made for an unforgettable meal. I had been here once before for happy hour but was really blown away this time by the food. It's really one of the best restaurants in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is the second time I had been to The Patio... it did not disappoint. It's a bit on the pricy scale but was so delicious with great decor (the chairs were super comfortable).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FUN FIND
    lindafoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was my first time dining at The Patio and it was very enjoyable. Good waiters, good service and excellent brunch menu The noise level was high on the morning we were there, but it was a fun atmosphere Parking is an issue, but I was grateful to see they had valet parking The food was delicious and we would definitely go back again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.