Albert's Restaurant - San Diego Zoo

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The patio is currently closed for maintenance

Located in the heart of the San Diego Zoo, Albert’s offers full-service dining where you can enjoy deck seating with the ambiance of a tropical waterfall.

The menu features a variety of unique dishes including seafood specialties, a variety of entrees, flavorful pastas, pizzas, salads, sandwiches, and children’s options.

Our bar offers an extensive selection of California fine wine, local craft beer, and exotic cocktails.

Join us for Weekend Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Please note reservations are not taken for patio dining, due to limited capacity. Patio requests are welcome, but not guaranteed. Valid San Diego Zoo Membership or admission ticket is required to dine in Albert's Restaurant.

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Avogadro
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were some of the last guests at Albert's before its closure due to the COVID-19 virus. We extend our sympathy and best wishes to the entire restaurant staff and hope the San Diego Zoo and Alberts will reopen soon.

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Ann53
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was served hot and tasted great
We were seated promptly
The ambiance was fabulous

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was an experience that I’ll try again. Would have liked to eat outside - one of the reason we booked a reservations. The ambiance was a little disappointing.

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Coffeeprt
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience3

My father and I dine here regularly and have had good experiences. This time, it seemed like the servers were too busy to provide good service. We waited over 15 minutes before the server took our order. Then we waited over 35 minutes for the food to arrive. The food was a black crust sourdough garlic Parmesan appetizer and a pork burger. The Parmesan was fine, but the pork burger was undercooked and raw inside. The server was asked and he replied that it was cooked to 165 degrees.

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Brenna
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The service was slow, unorganized, food was ok

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JanetS
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The menu recently changed. Don’t like the choices offered now. Kale, beets, no hamburger, limited sandwich selection. However, the kid’s menu is good. A reservation is a must.

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purple10
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very friendly staff! Good food selection, little pricey but to be expected. VERY NOISY which discourages me from revisiting

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NinaL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We’ve been to Alberts before and will be back again soon. Very enjoyable. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my son’s 19th birthday at Albert’s Restaurant at the Zoo because it’s one of his favorite places. He always gets the meat lovers pizza with jalapeños and loves it every time. And the entire menu is full of fresh, unique choices.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our reservation was at 2:45 PM which apparently was close to closing time.When the server took our order she made a comment about the kitchen closing soon so we needed to decide on our selections. She was also anxious to close out the bill.
I felt the service was mediocre at best and the prices were not worth what the food tasted like.

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ToddE
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing and very creative. The patio was under construction when we were there, but the inside is still nice.

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PCRC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, great food and a nice setting. We have dined here many times. It would be great if they got salmon back on the menu.

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ElizabethV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great the food was amazing the service was impeccable. There isn’t one bad thing I can say about this place our server was so attentive and Courteous. Not to mention how affordable it was for very good quality food . It is great for a date or a family meal either way I would definitely go again and would recommend it to anyone who was going to the zoo

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JosieL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is a beautiful break during a zoo visit. I was disappointed that the patio wasn’t open but would still recommend it as the food was excellent and the ambience very nice.

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ChelseaA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The food was not our favorite by far - especially for the price - and it was crazy loud, but the service was good at least.

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Susanlock435
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took a chance as we were touring the zoo! Great food, ambience, service! Will come again!

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vipMaryFromNY
Charlotte
27 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I’m sure this restaurant is a better experience when the outside is not under construction ... but it was for us and with those prices and decent, but not fabulous, food - I can’t rate this highly. So So experience. At least you could get a decent cocktail!

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JoanneP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Squash agnoletti and my friends steak salad were excellent as were the local beers.

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Christian
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The patio needs to have warmers for the guest who are there early for breakfast.

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vipChristianJ
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really awesome!

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jptrugger
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kai was a great server assisted by Devante and others. Very busy for the holiday but food still came out pretty quick.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review