Au Revoir

4.5
681 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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RegularUser123
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice experience overall! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone!

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Melp
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food - everyone was happy with their selections. Wish they had their old bread from a few years back - delicious baguettes - Curren bread isn't great. Will be back for the chicken and gnocchi .

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vipjamesa
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A classic French small bistro except there is not a husband and wife team always on the floor and in the kitchen, so not a lot of personality. But, it is unpretentious and the basics are done well. If there is a stuffed quail special order it - beautiful presentation and very tasty. Wines are fairly priced and often the wine of the day by the bottle is an exceptional value.

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Fredv
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, outstanding service. Great place. First time having French food, very satisfying

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Adriana
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best eggs Benedict in town!! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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kennyj
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

I’m from out of town but have been here many times. It’s one of my favorite French bistros in the states. Happy to say the food was as great as always, but man has the service gone down hill. The servers just aren’t adequately trained or experienced, and weren’t very attentive despite the restaurant not even being half full. Ordered a bottle of wine and not once did the server refill anyone’s glasses the whole evening. And there something really off putting about servers that speak broken English with Spanish accents at a French restaurant. I guess the bistro has just fallen victim to the staffing shortages that every service venue has experienced trying to recover from the pandemic. But a little management oversight (couldn’t even tell if there was a manager in duty) and staff that cared could fix that.

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JoanB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for a reasonable price. Will go back many more times.

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Ramsey
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent 😋

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vipNorwichman
San Diego
61 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite of ours. We had mussels to start. Seriously they are in season and we the best we ever had--plump oh so plump . I had sea bass and everyone else had airline chicken.
Just like a small bistro in France this place sings

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vipRichard
San Diego
80 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Not at all fancy but serves up large portions of excellent French food. Service is friendly and prices are quite reasonable. My only quibble is that the don't offer regular coffee, only Americano and the usual lattes.

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MonicaW
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner! Good was spectacular! Highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Funny that I was hoping for a romantic French experience but the cook was Mexican and the waitress talked to us in Spanish. Food was good but they serve a mayonnaise mix with the bread instead of butter. I mean what’s more French than butter???

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vipNedN
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful authentic French bistro. The food was awesome and at a great value . Very good wine list as well. One of those true neighborhood gems one finds.

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Mmurillo
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The main course is the highlight of the main. The stake & fries are substantial, but the Bass with Risotto is excellent.

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RoseT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Benedicts!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is excellent. The place is cozy.

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vipReviewer
San Diego
99 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above expectations. Had a great dining experience,

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vipKini
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Really, the food is consistently good. And it's quiet enough that conversation is possible.

I wish more effort was put into details: the menus are dirty and food-stained. Food is not swept up from under the tables. Each time I've been there recently there've been no paper supplies in the restrooms.

Such observations do not inspire confidence in what the kitchen conditions might be like, and do not add to the dining-out experience.

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MindyD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner in Hillcrest! Great menu in quaint restaurant.
The waiter was wonderful and I like how spaced out the inside tables are from one another. French onion soup was a winner.

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vipKatrinaD
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, lovely date night overall.

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RSNS
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Would definitely come back for the beef bourguignon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Too salty, menu not up to date

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JaredF
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Casual atmosphere with very friendly and attentive waitstaff and excellent food at a fair price. Beer/wine only; no full bar.

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AricB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten French food in France a number of time and was not sure how the food would taste. I was very pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious. I will definitely be returning in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious but the wait staff today seemed distracted / irritable. Nonetheless it’s a good place to visit.

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Gabriella1
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Spectacular food. I can recommend this restaurant to all gourmands. I am so happy that the restaurant reopened after Covid. I will be spending many evening dinners on that corner

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patrickB
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love french food and was excited to try Au Revoir, I have heard good things about this little gem and wanted to see if it was true. I started out with the escargot appetizer which was excellent I think it was one of the best I have had in a long time. I then ordered the New Zealand Rack of Lamb in a red wine butter sauce accompanied by mashed potatoes and veggies, It was perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious. I can wait to my next visit.

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vipMnrobertson
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice neighborhood French bistro. Good food, great service, pleasant ambiance. Very low key. Food is authentic French bistro fare. Not fancy, but really good. Would definitely recommend this place

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ThanhP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, reasonable price,good wines list and price. Will be back.

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vipTimo
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is Always Outstanding and well prepared!
Consistency is key and they have nailed it!
Thank you!

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joeh
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food selections were classic and wonderful.
The salmon with scallops was beautifully presented and the taste was incredible.
The lamb was cooked to perfection and the taste was even better.
Sauces were incredible.
Portions were big and prices were moderate.
The salmon with scallops.

The location is a strip center in the Hillside area of San Diego.
Don't let that hold you back as the area ids pretty neat to visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I used to really enjoy this place. The food was always outstanding. This time was pretty different. The menu seemed the same as last I was there, but taste and presentation sure weren’t. There are other French restaurants in town that are also consistently good to great. I’ll stick with them.

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vipRiddler51
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite lunch spots and never disappoints.

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vipLuvitaliano
San Diego
76 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Au Revoir consistently serves good French fare. Their onion soup in particular is delicious. Portions are generous and the wait staff very friendly.

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MaryAnneN
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner at Au Revoir last Saturday evening. The service was excellent. We enjoyed everything we ordered (mussels, salmon, sea bass, and wine). The lavender fries are a must. It is a darling spot. I recommend it for a date night or intimate occasion.

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Mark
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have always enjoyed our meals at Au Revoir. Their mussels and frites are the best we have found in San Diego.

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FabioS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food, the mussels were a work of art, the salmon and the filet were great....highly recommended.

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FossilOne
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Vvery nice birthday surprise for my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing! Californian Benedict is fantastic. I absolutely love this place.

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 681 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.