The Patio on Lamont
The Patio on Lamont

The Patio on Lamont

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thepatioonlamont.com/
  • Phone: 8584124648x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast

    Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 11:00am

    Lunch

    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner

    Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Brunch

    Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Late Night Menu:

    10:00pm -11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: John Medall
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, 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, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Sunday 6pm to 9pm
    Pianist Sheila Steverson playing holiday jingles and requests
    Every Sunday night in December
  • Special Events: Industry Mondays - All day happy hour for industry
    No Corkage Tuesday and Live Music - No Corkage Fee
    Acoustic Sundays - Live Music 6pm to 9pm
    Happy Hour - 3pm to 6pm everyday
    Christmas Eve - All day happy hour

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grand Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Patio on Lamont
Relax. Enjoy. Share.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
The Patio on Lamont reviews from OpenTable diners
197 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (134)neighborhood gem (128)fit for foodies (96)great for brunch (67)great for lunch (63)hot spot (50)good for groups (45)romantic (45)special occasion (44)vibrant bar scene (35)notable wine list (25)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (9)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Nice Place
    mandyjm
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The décor and ambiance was definitely much trendier than the previous Lamont Grill. The flatbreads were not cheap, but pretty good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific Lunch Spot
    PunkinsMamaVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I love the fact that happy hour is all day here! Great spot for lunch as it is not super crowded. We shared the beet and avocado salad - great. Also the broken down nicoise was perfect for a hot summer day. Service was friendly & efficient. We will be back.
    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.
  • Dining experience
    PipesRPlaying
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We shared five dishes among two couples and everyone thought all dishes were perfectly prepared and delectable. Moreover, the valet fee ($3) and corkage fee ($15) are very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    All the bar help were outstanding. I can't remember the owners name,but he went above & beyond quality service & making sure we were all cared for.I love this place & continue to t ell my friend about it.Keep up the fantastic service!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My stop everytime I am in San Diego
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Every time I am in San Diego I make it a point to come to Lamont on the Patio, from the dogs, to the amazing service and of course outstanding food I love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food good service
    PBlocal
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Good food good service. We eat there often. Service has been better but food was good overall
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Too many flies all over the restaurant. I understand outside dining, but waving our hands over our food was a distraction.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, dog friendly!
    SHoch77
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had a great experience. Many customers bring their dogs. We went for bruch, and there were 3-4 dogs in our corner of the restaurant alone. They bring dog treats and bowls of water for the pup, and there's a selection of 1/2-price drinks for bringing a dog. The food was great - we ate the nicoise salad and the grilled ham and cheese with fries (forget what they actually called the second dish). Both were terrific! The service was prompt, accurate, and amusing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service was wonderful, and the food was excellent, including the lovely presentations. The only negative was there were so-o-o-o many flies it was very distracting during conversation and eating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RABJAZZ
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    food good but much too noisy. the very opposite of a quiet, romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lamont street grill, I miss you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was pretty good. Service was not horrible. This used to be the Lamont street grill which was an upscale intimate spot for a lovely and quite dinner. Now, it's a relatively loud and open establishment that allows dogs in the dining area (I love dogs) which is a huge turnoff for me. Overall it's not a bad place, but I have not been here since it is was the Lamont street grill and was disappointed that the new business was nothing like it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Def would recommend
    BT91
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Gravest food and service paired with an even better patio
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • maybe I ordered the wrong food..
    chilipoodle
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    It was just okay. Love the open space + ceiling and extremely dog friendly! However, the food was just alright, not spectacular. I had the deconstructed chilaquiles .. I probably shouldn't have done that (couldn't have any cheese + sour cream) because it tasted weird. Boyfriend had the rancheros + mexican soup, he said the soup was great, but rancheros was too heavy. Overall, go for drinks + ambiance instead!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday brunch
    taybaybay
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Came her and had to change my reservation details a few times - they were very accommodating. Service and food was top par. Only negative - i ordered the veggie scramble and the egg was poached, they didnt specify that on the menu, i assumed it was scrambled and i do not eat poached eggs. Food and ambiance was great otherwise, I will be back to test out the bar and reccomend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT EXPERIENCE!!
    Camille
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    HUGE THANKS to The Patio for a great experience! Thank you for helping us celebrate a birthday!!! The octopus was incredible, the ribeye was to die for!!!! The service was outstanding!! THANK YOU!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Excellent dining experience. Wonderful food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie99VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It was an awesome meal. Service was just a bit slow.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great
    LAinSD
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    There's nothing WRONG with The Patio, but the food is not so amazing for what you pay that I'm compelled to go back. The atmosphere is great and the drink list is good, but it just didn't knock my socks off. The Ahi Tower was so-so -- you can kinda get this same dish anywhere and I've had better. The beef and blue flatbread was yummy, but again, not amazing. I didn't actually taste much "blue" and the beef was dry. The duck entree was well-seasoned but, again, just a bit underwhelming. Actually the best part of the meal was the free brownie we got for our Yelp check-in. It was super rich and fudge-y! Overall, this place seems more concerned about being hip and trendy than actually making really good food. They're close, but not quite there.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden Gem
    Vegasfoodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Amazing menu with a variety of food. We were from out of town and celebrating our anniversary. The food was cooked to perfection ! We brought our dog and she fit under our table just fine, but with a large dog it might be tough.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Little restaurant
    Ramses
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    From Meat Lover to Vegetarians. This place gotz You!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MMonet
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great food and dog friendly patio! Would defintely go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happy hour heaven
    dancer31
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great find! Delish food! Very comfortable, and fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We sat at table #28 and there were flies and bugs buzzing around during our meal. Any way to control that? Otherwise, it was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    CHACHA
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    While the restaurant has a wonderful vibe, sadly our server's attitude affected our impression of the overall quality of the establishment. She was aloof and noticeably did not pay our table the same attention as she did our neighbors. To start, we waited quite a long time for her to come to our table and when she did, she was not polite or hospitable; an attitude that lasted throughout our meal at The Patio. She checked on us once, perhaps twice throughout our meal, each time with annoyance. We left dissatisfied and truly looked down upon by our server. With all the great restaurants with friendly staff around San Diego, we will not return to The Patio on Lamont.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    Tracy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We brought out of town guests from Palm Desert, and they were thrilled to be able to sit outside on the patio! We had Sunday brunch and brought their little dog, Rocky! They treated him like a little dog prince! And we got a discount on drinks for bringing the pup! The service was great and the food was awesome! We would definitely go again, and look forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The Patio has become a Go-To for us and our friends. Great food, cool ambiance to the place. Always a good call.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful find
    jpollVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great local restaurant which offers lots of delicious small plates.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fun to sample appetizers
    foodiefromAZ
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The patio was very pleasant to sit in and there was live music until 9pm. The appetizers were all outstanding and the desserts were all great. This is a great neighborhood place to visit and the service is great! We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We preferred the older menu, rather than the shared menu.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tired of Dogs
    Birdy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    It is getting really tiresome trying to enjoy a meal and some person brings in their dogs and sits near you. In this case it was a larger "boxer" dog and a smaller one. Seriously, this whole concept is out of control. It is impossible to enjoy your meal and have the odor of some ones pet next to you, yes dogs do stink and so do the houses where they live. It is just thrilling to be dining and watch the dogs lick themselves. Just because you own a p[et doesn't mean the whole world enjoy it. Maybe they should start putting urinals in the dining room, they are in public places in Europe. That would be as interesting as watching dogs smell each others rear ends.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great dog friendly gem
    devil
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    food is great, dogs get water & treats, relaxing atmosphere - awesome lunch experience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A restaurant with potential
    ngc5904VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This is a fair to good restaurant that could be great. Service was great, food was good. Unfortunately, as I think is mentioned in another review, they have an issue with flies that they need to deal with. It sends entirely the wrong message. Also, oddly the power went out for part of our meal, and I heard someone comment that this happens "a lot". Really? They seem like a restaurant that has so much potential, and unfortunately, some of this is spoiled by some (hopefully) easily correctable issues.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • always good
    JannyVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I love that I can go here when I don't know what I want to eat. It was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unimpressive New Menu
    DissapointmentVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went for brunch and the new menu was very disappointing which is sad because the Patio had been one of my favorite places to eat. It seems to have gone down hill in both service and food quality in the past few months. Additionally, the number of flies swarming under the awning/tent was almost unbearable and I didn't see anyone doing a thing about it. Hoping the Patio gets back up to speed soon and stops trying to over simplify the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great outdoor evening dining.
    2couples
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It is a beautiful outdoor patio. We totally enjoyed the meal and our waiter was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food & Service were EXCELLENT ! - can't wait to return !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the better resturants in PB!
    GaryP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Once again The Patio is a great place for lunch or happy hour. Other than the lack of parking, it has a good vide and an excellent assortment of dishes for all tastes. If you're in the area, it's a must try.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food/service, too many flies
    SDMikeVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This is my second time dining at the Patio for lunch. The food was good and service was great. But there were way too many flies in the patio dining area. The flies certainly enjoyed the food as much as we did. But it makes me wonder if there is some sanitary issue at the Patio.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sandygwyn213
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The Patio came highly recommended. When I saw that they had shrimp and grits on the memo, knew I had to come. Unfortunately, the food was not all that great. The grits lacked seasoning, were very bland and not a salt shaker in sight. My husband had the pork shank, which was supposed to come with crackling. Sadly that was missing from the dish. There are lots of other things I would like to try on the menu and will definately try again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food, not great service
    Hungryinsd
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was great; however, the service by Chuck was not great. The manager that I spoke with wanted me to give him tips on how to coach our server...um, no. It's unfortunate because we'd love to love this restaurant, but won't be back nor recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet