Au Revoir

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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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BC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I always enjoy our time here! The food is amazing!!!! It’s our special date night anytime we get away from the kiddo.

N
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have traveled in France for many years and Au Revoir is truly authentic French cuisine in every sense of the the term. Everything about the meal was excellent and we look forward to coming back for another meal soon.

s
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a restaurant that we return to whenever we are in town. The food and service are always wonderful. We enjoyed this visit as much as the ones in the past. Thank you for being consistent!

AF
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you love French food and don't want to pay a lot of money to enjoy it, I recommend dining at Au Revoir restaurant.

RL
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding on all fronts - though slightly noisy. Love this place for its cosy welcoming ambiance and consistently excellent food and service.

k
San Diego
99 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The French onion soup was excellent, the du jardin salad delicious and the butternut squash ravioli superb!!

M
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Server was not attentive.

OT
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to dine at this neighborhood gem. Consistently excellent food, personal and pleasant service. A real value in San Diego.

E
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant has consistently delivered good food and service over the last 10 years, surviving multiple management changes in the process.

d
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the midst of the restaurant week hubbub, Au Revoir was like an old friend: trustworthy, stable, and knowing what we liked. We had forgotten how nice it is to have a little neighborhood restaurant that delivers quality food and service consistently and without fanfare. It was great to see the tables filled with families, singles, and couples on a Saturday night. Soft music, so you could converse quietly, not yell above the noise. Keep it going, Au Revoir!

PM
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious! We enjoyed our meals immensely. Au Revoir is one of my longtime favorites and I highly recommend for either lunch or dinner.

b
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mussles were the most delicious I've had in a long time. Fries were good, but a little TOO "lavendery".

AS
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

My husband made a reservation for Au Revoir for a special celebration, on Monday night. Upon arrival, we could see there were several tables open. We were approached by a young man (not smiling), and we let him know we had a reservation for two. He simply pointed to a table and said you may sit there. We asked if we might be able to sit somewhere else and were abruptly told NO that all the other tables were reserved. We sat down and ordered two kir royales which were marginal tasting at best (we were told they were made with champagne and raspberry flavored syrup--not a typical recipe for a kir royale). We were sipping our kir royales and within 5 minutes the same young man came back to take our order. We told him we were enjoying our drinks and hadn't even looked at the menu. He huffed and looked at his watch and then looked at us and rudely said OKAY. He was quite unfriendly and obviously annoyed by us. He was clearly the only person on staff, beside chefs (perhaps stressed). We finished our drinks and left a $20 on the table. We walked down the street to a nearby restaurant and enjoyed a pleasant dinner experience that we thoroughly enjoyed and service with many smiles. We will not be returning to Au Revoir!

b
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great, food was very good; only problem was soup and food were warm not hot.

PG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great & pretty authentic French food. Love it. Thanks. Peggy

SA
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of our favorite neighborhood bistros. Au Revoir never disappoints. Entertained our nephew and his wife for brunch. Sad that they no longer serve Bloody Marys, but the table enjoyed the bottomless Mimosas. Crepes were delightful; service a delight. Always fun to eat here.

OT
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb neighborhood restaurant; better than most highly rated restaurants in the City.

T
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We look forward once a year to dining at Au Revoir while on vacation. And we are never disappointed! A real France experience.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love your restaurant! This is our 2nd time and we had a beautiful experience celebrating our daughter's 12th Birthday. Luciano, our server, was so sweet, kind, amazing to all our needs. Our daughter wanted to have her 1st tween luncheon on her birthday, New Year's Day. The escargot, French onion soup, calamari, Croq Madam, lavender fries, and all that we had was empecable & deliciously amazing. My father loved his food and asked to come back soon. Thank you for a beautiful luncheon.

c
San Diego
93 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delicious meal with really great service!!

AF
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We've been to Au Revoir many times, as it's in our neighborhood. We always receive good food at reasonable prices. Service is very spotty. So as we wanted to enjoy a semi-casual Christmas Eve dinner, Au Revoir looked good, especially since the website didn't indicate any special holiday menu. Well, unfortunately, all they had was a special holiday menu at $55 ea., and they were not willing to serve us only one entree at a reduced cost. Mine was good as always, but my husband wasn't very thrilled with his steak. All in all, a bit of a disappointment for a usually satisfying meal at Au Revoir. As we visit there often, and we were even recognized, you would expect a little more personal service....

Y
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This place has French classic dishes down almost perfect. For example the fritz are perfect - crispy and thin cut. The scallops were cooked to perfection. But the service is poor at best!

b
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Very disappointed in the terrible service we encountered, waited one and a half hours for our dinner.
I expressed our disappointment with the main waiter and he just said they were busy, offered to give
us one free desert. They saw us sitting there waiting and no one came over to ask how we were doing,
I had to complain as he was oblivious to our waiting so long.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was served cold. A bit pricey

RH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Over very good. The food was very tasty and the service was impeccable.

LG
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just returned from a trip to France and picked Au Revoir to remember the great food. Au Revoir took us back to France. Great food.

F
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Food was under seasoned. The ambience was terrible. Had the smell of the bathroom in the dining room. They boxed our leftovers which had soaked through the box by the time I got it home and had to throw it away. I would not suggest this restaurant until they clean up the or act. They also did not have any Bloody Mary mix for the one of two drinks on the menu.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Food was delicious and the service was fantastic. Truly enjoyed our date night

m
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We all loved our dishes; I had the sea bass on risotto, which was wonderful; another had the hangar steak w frites and loved both the meat and the herbed butter.

MS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I cannot recommend Au Revior for a group. I made a reservation a week in advance for 6 at 8 pm and was never told at that time or when I was seated that the kitchen closed at 9:30. It would have been good to have that information. Also, our servers essentially abandoned out table, neither clearing dishes nor filling water or wine glasses. I spent well over $300 and was very chagrined by the service. The food was delicious. The service left a bitter taste in the mouth.

KH
San Diego
80 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice French food. Escargot, duck, lamb, camembert.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing time. They were so accommodating and everyone's food was perfect. We will definitely be back.

ML
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

I met two friends here for lunch. They had never been and I like the restaurant and wanted to introduce it to them.
We were the only clients in the place. Our lunch took so long to be delivered- I kept wondering why. When we received our steak frites two out of the three steaks were almost
raw and after waiting so long! Plus I ordered mine medium well and my friend ordered hers medium.
By the time we got our food back - we were kind of over it.
I always try to be understanding if a restaurant is busy but there was really no excuse.
I was very disappointed for my friend and myself.

h
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had been to Au Revior before and always loved it. Tonight we were six people with a 5:30 reservation. We were seated immediately as there was only one other party there. I told the waitress immediately that we had an 8:00 curtain. I also discussed vegetarian options with her. She was not very familiar with the dinner menu as she usually worked lunch. She spoke to the chef and they agreed that they could make something with no mushrooms. Perfect. We ordered our drinks and our food. One drink came with a glass with lipstick on it. That was quickly corrected. Our appetizers came in a reasonable timeframe. And then we sat and sat and waited and waited. By now others had been seated and everyone around us was getting their food. I asked the waitress several times what the hang-up was. I reminded her we were on a schedule. An hour later the food came. The vegetarian dish was with mushrooms although we had specifically discussed no mushrooms. And one of our party never got his food. The waitress had neglected to turn it in. All in all it was a disaster of a meal. I will not be back.

RH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a party of six. The service was excellent and attentive and the meals were delicious. What we found unusual was that for those of us that did not ordered appetizers/starters, we were served our entrees while the rest of the group were just starting on their appetizers/starters. They were served their entrees later on while some of the group had already finished their entrees. The restaurant should really let those who ordered appetizers/starters finish this course first and then serve all entrees at the same time.

JG
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good, especially the escargots, chicken and beef bourginon. Our server was VERY friendly and offered
tastes of wine to everyone who wanted just a glass. We will definitely return.

EP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Family gathering

NK
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and just enough. They allowed us to relax , enjoy each other’s company and our meal. The experience reminded me of those lovely leisurely dinners in Provence. Just perfect!

JC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A restaurant with excellent food and wine selection. A real place, casual setting sans pomp and snobbery.

PJ
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. Enjoyed a late lunch. Everything was perfect!