Au Revoir

4.5
432 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Located in the heart of Hillcrest, Au Revoir Bistro saw it's first day in November 2010, a new born of the Mastellone family (Arrivederci, Il Postino, Buon Appetito, etc etc). Typical Parisian French Bistro, Au Revoir, has a casual ambiance and an atmosphere that transports you directly to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Our French Homemade Cuisine is a perfectly inexpensive recipe, a little bit of tradition, an ounce of modern French cooking inspired by different regions, and a big cup of love from our Chef Dédé and his team. Some of the house specialties are "escargots", "soupe à l'oignon", "boeuf bourguignon", "coq au vin", "frogs' legs", ...Et Voila !
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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a really nice experience for our Valentines dinner. It was also our anniversary and they gave us a lovely kir while our table was being cleaned. We will definitely be back.

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JB
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place is horrible. Bad food and bad service. Stay away!

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JV
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been eating at Au Revoir for some time and we are never disappointed. The food is always delicious, the service is great and they have a very reasonable wine selection.

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SS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good, solid bistro food with lots of low-key bistro ambiance. You might as well be on the Left Bank.
House salad with goat cheese and poached pears and walnuts was one of the best salads I think I've ever eaten. My main course--Mussels Mariniere--was good but not great, the mussels could have--should have--been larger, plumper and moister. My dessert choice--Chocolate Mousse--was, quite simply, to die for. My wife and my two friends each had the Tuesday Special--3 courses for 30 bucks. Each chose a different entree'; all were quite satisfied. (Lots of "Mmm...this is good." ) I have been to Au Revoir many times now. The food is consistent, and good, the service is fine, prices are reasonable, and they have a Happy Hour Monday thru Thursday at which one can get some of the same dishes for $5 bucks--can't beat that. Definitely recommended.

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NN
Denver
62 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful French bistro. We had the prix fixe menu offered on Tuesdays. My wife had a delicious salad followed by steak and frites, and apple torte with ice cream for dessert. I had the onion soup, duck confit and cream brûlée. The steak and confit were superb. Well above what we have experienced in Paris. The remaining dishes were quite good. All of this for $30 per person. Service was attentive and friendly. Certainly a neighbor gem.

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was average. I expect more from a French bistro.

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JB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

There were 4 of us and everyone really enjoyed what they ordered. With that said... I booked the restaurant because I was craving french onion soup. Something I tend to order often. I liked the flavor of their soup and it wasn't too salty but it was a bit dry, not enough broth. And the presentation could have been better. The Moules were the star of the evening. Everyone loved them. The steak, duck, and hens were also great. Also, if you don't like a lot of dressing, order the salad lightly dressed or dressing on the side. 2 of us had salad and it was a bit soaked.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was wonderful

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CB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Found this little gem on my way to get lunch next door and decided to try it. Very good and authentic French food, some different options and nice desserts. Came back just a few days later to have brunch, but I'd stick to lunch or dinner in the future...no coissants!

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PM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Second time here, and exactly as I remembered. Food is well prepared - mussels (white) were a "go back to" dish from the first time we were here and it was the same, as in very good. Brunch this time, so the duck and salmon benedicts were nicely done, and a bit different. Only the eggs/bacon/potatoes dish was a bit plain (well, it's ordinary on the menu), but a little bit more of the "Au Revoir" treatment would have gone a long way. This was a party of 10-1/2, so having only one "ordinary" dish of 9 other excellent meals is still very much a great time. Thanks!

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BP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our table was waiting and the food and service were great.

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CC
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought an out-of-town guest to Au Revior for a nice dinner with great food and quiet ambiance, suitable for a good long chat. It was a hit from the moment we walked in the door on a Monday evening. Server gave good recommendations on wine and excellent suggestions for our mains. Friend ordered the salmon with two large sea scallops, fingerling potatoes, and delish sauteed spinach. I had the scrumptious butternut squash ravioli (sometimes it can be a bit too sweet at other restaurants, but this dish was perfectly prepared.) We both raved so much about our dishes, we ended up sharing and both were divine. Great ambiance, wonderful service, and really, really great food. Three days later my friend was still raving about that dinner.

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RJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delightful! Staff was incredibly charming and friendly and the food was delicious. The duck confit benedict is amazing. My son had Nutella French toast and loved it. Excellent coffee and bottomless mimosas at brunch for a reasonable price.

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KH
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The classic French cuisine is delicious. We eat there frequently.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't miss this Hillcrest neighborhood gem. 5 stars all around.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Au Revoir. It was amazing. Our group came for brunch on a Sunday morning. There is a brunch menu but you can also select from their regular menu. Prices were incredibly reasonable and the food - it is the same, if not better, quality than food we have had in France. Duck confit Benedict? Yes please! The coffee was great. Real cream, homemade mayo, homemade hollandaise sauce.....fresh bakery bread. French onion soup was hearty. And you must try the lavender fries. Who knew!!??

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PW
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was yummy, especially asparagus soup & lavender fries!!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, friendly service and atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant. Best dinner experience we had in our visit to San Diego!

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C
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The music is much too loud. Bring back the playlist of French singers and musicians. And bring the volume DOWN!!

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OT
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Au Revoir and it won’t be our last! The food and service were great and even though it was NYE, the restaurant did a great job serving the tables on time! Highly recommend this neighborhood gem.

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TR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic little restaurant with great ambiance, excellent service, and unbelievably delicious food. They have a good selection of seafood, wines, and all meals are immaculately prepared. A particular favorite of mine is the creme brulee, but everything is amazing. I cannot recommend this place enough.

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k
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hint of Paris, best eggs Benedict I've ever had. I’ll return to try dinner.

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m
Denver
41 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were astounded at the quality of the Christmas Eve pre-fixe dinner; all the offerings in starters, entrees, and desserts were excellent. As we were a party of 3, we were able to order one of each of the 3 offerings in each course. The value was also surprising for such fine cuisine and the interior of the restaurant is charming. This was our first time as we were visiting San Diego but will return on each visit.

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MH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want the French experience without booking a plane ticket then this place is the way to go. Food and Wine was delicious! Waiters are attentive and friendly. We will be back again.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and the beouf borguinon amazing

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IB
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is amazing! The serving sizes are generous. There is a good variety of foods on the menu. This is a nice quiet place to go on date night or to celebrate a special occasion.

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IM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

i have been here twice and love it more each time. i stumbled upon it on yelp this summer and was amazed at the food. while it is on the more expensive side, they do have some more reasonably priced items. i also find it to be worth not only the drive but the price point. i got the rack of lamb and it was juicy and amazingly seasoned. if you know how to eat lamb i would recommend it highly. i don’t, so it made it a little awkward to eat but it was still amazing. if you get the salmon and scallops, you’ll have the best scallops of your life. also get the lavender creme brûlée, it won’t disappoint.

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GZ
Ruhr region
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice semi casual atmosphere Good food and moderately priced Friendly knowledgeable service

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RB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

C’est manifique!!! Brings the Frenchlove of food to a corner of California

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DC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always love it & the staff

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LF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Noisy child at table next to us that parents allowed to roam and scream without supervision.

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TT
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very diverse menu with daily specials on top of that. We particularly liked the sea bass and would recommend it to anyone. Good food, at a good price.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice except the restaurant was empty 😐

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B
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first visit. In a French restaurant I always head first for the onion soup which had great flavor and texture and was not over salted as is often the case. Then on to the full rack of lamb and mashed potatoes, both of which were very tasty. Service was crisp and the experience overall was good value. I will be back.

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V
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a reservation and I suggest you make one. Food has always been excellent. Sometimes when they are busy- the service is a tiny bit slower than we would like. All in all, a great choice.

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v
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always so personal and professional. Knowledgeable wait staff. This visit was one of the days with the chef’s foie gras available. Sublime. We shared that and then an excellent Kobe beef tartare. Paired with a lovely Zinfandel our waitress helped us select, offering a taste before we chose. Perfect evening.

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BB
Calgary
53 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

What a wonderful experience! Great food served in a timely manner and you must try the lavender French fries!
Great music to complement the ambiance.

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R
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our new "go to" restaurant. Just a gem! We love it!

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SD
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five stars! My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with a classic French dinner, and this place was exactly what we were looking for. Quiet, romantic, and delicious French cuisine, with friendly and attentive table service. My wife, looking over my shoulder, said to add that the creme brulee was impecablê...So good, everything was great. I told a friend who lives nearby how pleasant Au Revior was, she said she's dined there frequently. A neighborhood gem.

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NJ
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a terrific French restaurant. Inside, one could imagine being in France! The food is always delicious. We always order a side of lavender fries! It's in a small strip mall so easy to miss, but it's right on the corner and very accessible.

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