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Albert's Restaurant - San Diego Zoo

4.6
4.6
1953 Reviews
$31 to $50
International

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. Patio seating not guaranteed!

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

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

Valid San Diego Zoo Membership or admission ticket is required to dine in Alberts Restaurant.

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Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    International, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–12:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 685-3200

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Carissa Giacalone

  • Catering

    For more information regarding our in house events, please visit our Events Web Page:<br /><br />http://events.sandiegozoo.org/

  • Private party facilities

    Events On the Wild SideWhether your event is intimate, or a grand affair, the San Diego Zoo offers a variety of indoor and outdoor settings that will make any event memorable and fun.

  • Neighborhood

    North Park

  • Cross street

    Park Blvd

  • Parking details

    Free parking available within San Diego Zoo lot

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 1,953 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. AM

    AlbertM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This has been our second visit to Alberts and once again it was great! We requested a window table and were lucky enough to sit right next to the waterfall, which is beautiful sight! Staff is very friendly and courteous and food was delicious and came out quickly despite the restaurant being full! Will definitely return again!

  2. C

    Campy

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great lunch on the patio, very good choice! Would eat there again.

  3. TW

    TomW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Generous servings.Great cocktail. Waitress was friendly and efficient. This was the best part of the zoo but was very hard to find. Thank you to Carissa G. For reccomending!!

  4. RH

    RobertH

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The food at this restaurant was surprisingly good. The staff were very friendly and attentive. It was a bit pricey for what it is but it's the premium you pay for dining in the zoo. Would recommend. Reservations are a must.

  5. M

    Michelle

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience4

    Small patio, service was ok. We just got drinks and a small bite and everything was good on the menu.

  6. g

    garyh

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The patio is nice. It's covered and is next to a small waterfall. Great place to escape the crowds!

  7. VH

    ValerieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We chose Albert’s for lunch on my husband’s eightieth birthday. We were seated by a window next to a waterfall. Pam, our waitress, was very attentive. The shrimp piccata was delicious and we enjoyed the ice cream with the candle. It was a wonderful experience.

  8. M

    Mary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Service was good but was disappointed that they didn’t read my note saying it was my grandmas birthday. Don’t leave special instructions or any notes, they won’t read it. Also, not very many food options. Beverage selection is pretty great.

  9. D

    Dawn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first meal out since being diagnosed with Celiacs almost two years ago. Excellent service. Attentive to our dietary needs. Only a couple of menu options but excellent meal and experience overall.

  10. B

    Billcrest

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Albert's is my favorite restaurant at the Zoo. I'm a member and frequent this eatery and will continue to return. A BIG thank you to Perla for being so helpful over the phone with making my reservation, another BIG thank you to Isabella for seating me and my relatives, who were visiting from Boulder, CO, outside were it's so lush and tropical. A last BIG thank you to Janice for being such a great waitress. Janice gave us great suggestions on cocktails (loved the Mandrill) and brought us a very savory garlic bread appetizer (loved the truffle butter and sun dried tomatoes), and finally she was able to order me the chilaquiles on Sunday at 12:05. My guests loved the experience and I did too. Thank you Alberts!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience <3

  12. MD

    MaureenD

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seated on patio by waterfall - beautiful! I had salmon and a wedge salad and my husband had fish and chips - excellent! Front of house and wait staff friendly and efficient.

  13. J

    Joseb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect date place totally recommend very beautiful place to eat at .

  14. LB

    LindaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Albert's Restaurant was awesome! Food was delicious, and the service by Lily was excellent. The cheesy garlic break is to die for! Would definitely dine here again!!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional service! Our server Jake, is always amazing! Hostess was sweet and accommodating. Food was top-notch. Best lunch in SD.

  16. C

    Cheri

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Somewhat limited dining choices, but lovely setting on the patio and a welcome respite from the zoo. The chocolate torte was out of this world!

  17. RK

    RuthK

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I went with a few coworkers during a visit to the zoo. And it was great! Everyone enjoyed their meal and drinks.

  18. TL

    TammyL

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    We asked for a table by the outdoor falls for my Mother-In-Law's 96 Birthday. They honored my reservation request, and gave us very good service and food.

  19. AS

    AimeeS

    Denver

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am on a very restricted diet from food allergies and Alberts did not disappoint. The food was wonderful, the service great, and the food tasted amazing. We’ll worth a stop in.

  20. DC

    DonnaC

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    It was wonderful to dine in the atmosphere of Alberts after walking the zoo on a warm day. We loved the tuna appetizer. Delicious. The frisée on the steak salad would not be my choice for lettuce. It ruined the salad for me. The steak was tasty and cooked as requested. I would not order that again due to the frisée. We sat on the porch and loved the view of waterfall.

  21. FL

    FrankL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. A hidden gem at the zoo. Reservations ate tecommended.

  22. M

    Michellleee13

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Waiter was amazing, food was good. Reasonably priced.

  23. H

    Harold

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Three of us dined on April 25th. Had a lovely time and enjoyed our meals (Caesar salad with shrimp, Albert's breakfast, and Shrimp Piccata.) We were seated outside and had a nice leisurely lunch and attentive service. Perfect respite during a visit to the zoo!

  24. TG

    TiffanyG

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I would not recommend going for brunch. There are only 3 items and it was very meh. A breakfast burger, traditional breakfast, and Chilaquiles. The waiter was a little odd. Made me somewhat uncomfortable. Definitely recommend eating outside and make sure to make a reservation.

  25. GJ

    GaryJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful atmosphere and great food. A very nice getaway while we were at the zoo.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great time experience 😍

  27. C

    Cllaudia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was very good and plentiful, Atmosphere restful and conducive to pleasant dining.

  28. JM

    JillM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Short menu but wedge salad and fish/chips both large servings and quite good. Beautiful setting with waterfall. Very good service. Recommend.

  29. a

    aidaz

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Present menu not very exciting. Previous one had some excellent selections. Hope the menu is changed again.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious everything was. I made a same day reservation for our table and arrived a few minutes before and was immediately sat down. Waters were served and minutes later had our server asking for drinks, which were delicious. Not too strong like how Disney drinks tend to be (not mad at Disney, just a comparison). We ordered the mushroom ravioli and the chicken sandwich. Both were delicious in their own ways and I ended up eating the truffle fries with the pesto sauce of the ravioli. The portion was perfect. The drinks got me and my wife a good buzz. We were happy and did not expect it to be this good. The price is a little up their but worth the bucks.

  31. t

    travelers

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Awesome waitress!!

  32. JJ

    JoJo

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Cold fries with my fish and chips. Reasonably battered several small pieces of chewy fish that had to have been pulled earlier that day from the freezer. Quantity was plentiful...just disappointed in the quality.

  33. KP

    KimP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were on a cruise and stop in San Diego for a trip to the zoo and the food we ate at Alberts was the best thing we had on our trip.

  34. B

    Bubbly1

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    To be honest we were pleasantly surprised. We were happy to enjoy dining out on the waterfall terrace. My husband loved the “Philly” steak sandwich. While it wasnt true to sloppy Philly steak sandis (we were visiting from hometown Philadelphia) it was very very good!! He said top 5 cheesesteaks in his life. I loved the grilled veg and hummus plate with shrimp. Good cocktails too. We were happy to have a nice lunch and not have to eat park/kiosk food. It was a nice reprieve.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent ambiance and food!

  36. MS

    ManuelS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Requested anniversary dessert. Never delivered. Did not ask me if I needed another drink.

  37. EZ

    EricZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Ask to sit on patio, beautiful with the waterfall sound in background. Food was better than typical park fare and prices on par with being in a park. Ahi tuna tower needed some seasoning though beautifully presented. Beers on draft and server offered a sample when we weren’t sure. Chicken sandwich and Philly sandwiches were good though Philly sandwich roll was too much bread. The country bread on chicken sandwich was decent.

  38. w

    wgdasu

    Phoenix

    88 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    Good food but a little pricey

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was fine. We arrived for our reservation just as they opened and got to sit outside by waterfall. It was beautiful. Food was good, service great since we were trying to eat before an animal encounter show. The only advice I would give is it’s a trick to find restaurant and definitely make a reservation.

  40. K

    Kelly

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Highly overpriced for what you get. The tuna appetizer was great. The Philly, the meat only filled up half the sandwich. The soda wasn’t carbonated for my son. Ambience was nice but would have preferred outside but the weather did not permit.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Albert's Restaurant - San Diego Zoo is rated 4.6 stars by 1953 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 35 times today
Google Map for Albert's Restaurant - San Diego Zoo

3391 Richmond St. San Diego, CA 92103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Park Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    North Park

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–12:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    International, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking available within San Diego Zoo lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carissa Giacalone

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 685-3200

  • Catering

    For more information regarding our in house events, please visit our Events Web Page:<br /><br />http://events.sandiegozoo.org/

  • Private party facilities

    Events On the Wild SideWhether your event is intimate, or a grand affair, the San Diego Zoo offers a variety of indoor and outdoor settings that will make any event memorable and fun.

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