Au Revoir

4.5
627 Reviews
$30 and under
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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Larry
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We greatly enjoined our dinner. As two 90 year olds, we welcomed the attentive service and the food was excellent.

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AngkorianLee
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been dining here for years and can't beat consistent great French food menu, especially Cunard a L'Orange with its side dishes, snails, etc.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is by far my favorite for French food. Everything was fresh, delicious, and the service was impeccable. I’ll be coming back with friends and family soon.

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vipLarkspurGal
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were in the mood for French cuisine, and Au Revoir did not disappoint. We were able to sit outside with our dog, and this made the dinner even more enjoyable for us. The lavender French fries were truly delicious and just a bit different. We enjoyed the steak frites, the moules and the warm bread. The Caesar salad was also delicious. The wine selection was a bit thin, otherwise, we had a wonderful time and enjoyed our dinner very much.

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Hfvkkllk56
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and wait staff. We really enjoyed ourselves

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AdrienneG
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food fantastic! I miss French speaking waiters.....added to ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We went for the frog legs- that is no longer a menu option.(I should have checked the website vs the OpenTable menu) The food was average at best with the exception of the lavender fries- those were great. We ordered the chicken over gnocchi and the lamb, both of which were sadly overcooked . The ambiance is very casual and does not match the meal prices. The service was slow and parking was a hassle. Overall, not a horrible experience, but I would not return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I read many bad reviews about this restaurant and the service, but I ignored them, I was wrong. I made a reservation for my birthday for 6 people, after some days I called and changed my reservation for 12 people, however two extra friends arrived the same day. A rational response from a restaurant would have been to accommodate us all because the circumstances, however, in this restaurant they asked my friends to leave because they didn’t want to move a table (we all are fully vaccinated and my birthday was Tuesday the restaurant was EMPTY, in addition the they had enough space and tables available to add TWO people). Immediately, I went to the Italian restaurant next to this one (Arrivederci) and explained my situation. They didn’t doubt in accommodate us all. My experience in AuRevoir is and will be the worst experience of all my entire life. This is not fake, I’m willing to give you my phone number and explain it personally if it’s necessary. Believe me, do not waste your time, do not let people who you love had a bad moment and find another French restaurant for special occasions, there are plenty. I will copy and paste this review in all places as possible because I don’t want people had the same feelings I had. In addition, Read my review for Arrivederci (Yelp)

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vipLaurieI
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waiter was by himself and was able to serve everyone in the restaurant without appearing flustered. He did a great job.

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oishi
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Au Revoir has a well-chosen French menu. Steak et frites was the perfect choice for a substantial meal. Wine and dessert will persuade the most obstinate eater to return.
A very satisfying meal.

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vipStacyw
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First timers at AAU Revoir. Food was great! Kir Royals were delicious! Definitely recommend the baked Camembert! Would go back next time we are in the area!

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AnnickS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch, nice contemporary French music, and the food was deeeeelicious!

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DonB
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! Had the rainbow trout special: excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My experience started with being served Mexican birote bread slightly toasted. Wasn’t expecting Mexican bread at a French restaurant. Then we ordered the pate plate, and the server couldn’t/didn’t tell us which pate was which. Then came the mussels, which where smelly and very old. We couldn’t eat them! Then came the filet mignon which was slightly over cooked. The only saving grace was they didn’t charge us for the mussels. Won’t be going back there.

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vipJoeK
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good, I’d probably go back.
The calamari some of the best I’ve had
Overall a good pick for casual French food

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vipNMWIV
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely outstanding. Everything from wine list to dessert list. Incredible flavors.
Service awesome. Price point excellent. We will be back and I highly recommend this place. We are total foodies too.. Escargot-mussels-trout stuffed with lobster-hanger steak-lavender French Fries-Creme Brûlée- Brioche bread pudding.
Portions are large also. Not your typical French portions.
WOW!!!!

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SteveS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was not perfectperfect. Neither was the service. But all in all, both were VERY good. And the prices were extremely reasonable. We had brunch, including a delicious"Californian" Eggs Benedict with avocados, fruit, and wonderful French-style roasted potatoes, for only $12. And their "Bottomless Mimosa", which included an entire bottle of very good California champagne, was also only $12. We've eaten here for years. It's well worth the trip.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a great quiet calm atmosphere! Our waiter was awesome!!

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PatriciaH
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A favorite spot in San Diego for the last 7 years. Food is consistently good, ambiance great for intimate conversations or catching up with a group. Service is friendly and reliable. Reasonably priced.

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vipToddS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

great brunch menu with an in and out dining feelimg.

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vipAndy
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like all the other Mastellone family of restaurants, Au Revoir never falls short of providing consistently good meals combined with attentive service.

From the escargots to the salmon, duck confit, or boeuf bourguignon, and ending with a berry-topped creme brulee, every bite was as good as the last one.

For whatever reason, we don't eat here often enough. That needs to change!

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JoanB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely French music. Service very good.

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GeoffreyH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic french cuisine! Small bistro atmosphere. Thoroughly pleasant and professional service. We had the onion soup, scallops au gratin, croque madame, and beef bourginogne. Creme brulee for dessert. Everything was delicious and hot. Prices were surprisingly moderate. Really great value. Plan to return for dinner and would highly recommend to anyone.

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Fabw
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food is very good but way too salty. Ask for no salt when you order.

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Barb92103
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, a warm and inviting ambience. Loved it!

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vipRoyce
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very good but the service was quite lacking.

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TS20
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in San Diego. Simple French cuisine, always delicious. Soups are always a treat.

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joanv
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic flavors, in salad, sauce for mushroom ravioli, orange tinted creme boule. Ample portions. My husband is exacting about steak flavor and degree of doneness. The filet mignon met his high expectation.
Both double doors were open for ventilation requirements. A little chilly so take an extra sweater and/or scarf.

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vipIvan
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food! Really enjoyed our meal. Well done French-inspired food.

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Eric
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I think they were very short handed with the waitstaff. There were only two waiters and it seemed one was in training. We had to wait at the desk for 15 minutes before we were even acknowledged. It was another 15 minutes before we were seated and even longer to get menus. It was quite cold inside with the doors and windows open. The food was very good when it finally arrived. I have been there before and thought it was excellent, but perhaps due to Covid, it has slipped a lot. I hope it gets back to its original wonderful dining experience.

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vipRock
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, meals was great. Lamb was cooked to perfection, seafood & risotto were some of the best we have had. Wine list featured a good selection.
Definitely going back soon!

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vipDavidC
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sergio is the best of the best

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BarbaraR
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For fine French cuisine and a charming and friendly atmosphere, Aurevoir is a must.
The prices are very reasonable and the staff are efficient and helpful.

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KarissaS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around an amazing spot! Great food and great people working there!

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MatthewE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and superb service!

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vipATBster
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great neighborhood gem. Don't tell anyone!

We return regularly and don't want to fight for a table. But if you do come and take ours, I suggest the duck confit - which is always both available and terrific.

Bon apetit~

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

So amazing! The food was great!

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vipPippin
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Authentic French cooking

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vipHappyCamper
Toledo
86 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight to eat here. Sergio served us well

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vipATBster
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Magnificent cuisine and terrific service.

The only reason for the less-than-perfect ratings are due to COVID-19 and the pandemic. We look forward to are a more robust wine selection and a warmer room (no open doors) due to COVID.

We will be back again, and can't wait!
ATBster

FAQs

Au Revoir offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 268-2400.

Au Revoir is rated 4.5 stars by 627 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.