Au Revoir

4.5
640 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem of a neighborhood restaurant. I have been a patron for six years

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LisaT
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The Beef Bourguignon was salty and the meat was really overcooked. There were 2 small pieces of the overcooked meat, kind of like beef jerky. You would think that since we were eating at 4:30 when the restaurant opened it would be fresh and tender. My friend ordered the skirt steak. He was not happy with it. Not sure of the issue. My son ordered the lamb chops. He had no complaints except that his water glass was dirty and his napkin looked like it had old blood on it. The escargot was good and so was the fried calamari. The best part was the service was good. The server covered all of the inside and the outside tables by herself. Must have been 9 tables or so. Sad, because this place use to be good.

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cagolfwine
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for dinner at Au Revoir. We really enjoyed the food starting with appetizers - escargot and cheese board. We each tried different entrees - filet mignon, sea bass, duck confit and the pork chop. All were excellent. Ended up too full to try the desserts. Will be back!

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vipRichard
San Diego
78 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It's a rather modest place and parking in Hillcrest can be a challenge, but the food is as good or better than any other French restaurant in San Diego. The onion soup was authenticaly delicious as were my wife's snails which were appropriately swimming in pungent garlic butter. The double cut pork chop with cherry sauce was teriffic and my wife though her salmon was excellent. Their creme brulee is probably the best I've had...anywhere, ever. The restaurant is simple, as is their wine list, so don't go there if you want fancy French fare. But it's great food (with generous portions) at rather modest prices deservest 5-stars.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic menu, value, very laid back and no wait for a table for brunch. We'll definitely come back soon for the crepes!

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Noel
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Do not believe anything on their website. They do NOT have the Tuesday 3 course menu that is displayed on their website. Just one waitress who has only been there 1 week and one guy in the kitchen. The steak frites were smothered in mushroom gravy and the risotto was mediocre. Its too bad. I used to really like this place.

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SDCross
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend and his son here for Father's Day and we were extremely happy. We started with the calamari, which was a significant portion for an appetizer. My boyfriend had the lamb, I had a special (seared scallops with black garlic and mushroom risotto), and his son had a special (slow cooked rabbit). Each of us was blown away by our meal and loved trying bites of each other's. Everything was cooked to perfection. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, attentive, and made the experience even better. We will definitely be back for another special occasion or to treat ourselves.

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TomC
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had the most magnificent seared scallops on risotto for Dinner. Tough choice between that and the other special Rabbit.

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AnnF
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friends and I came for the food and we were not disappointed. The quality of the food was outstanding. Unfortunately, the restaurant was has having some difficulties that caused it not to have everything they usually have, but those difficulties were probably due to the pandemic and should be temporary.

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JohnP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. There was absolutely nothing to complain about. We are already looking forward to out next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best French food in Dan Diego! 💙🤍❤️

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Larry
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
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 on June 11, 2021
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
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
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
32 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
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipTimo
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great traditional French cuisine. There is a nice southern French seasoning of the chef in all the tasty food.

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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
20 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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joan
Seattle
2 reviews
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.

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 640 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.