Au Revoir

4.5
610 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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vipNMWIV
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

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vipAndy
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
2 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
28 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

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vipLJLocal
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Pasta was cold. Waiter was rude. Restaurant was freezing cold and they wouldn't use the heaters.

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vipbscomments
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was lovely but our waiter was over-worked and it was really unfair to him. He could not have done any better unless he had two clones. There were too many tables for one person to maître d’, wait tables, be a bar tender, and buss tables.

Damn COVID

Music was too loud. Quiet French would be better. Hard to talk and hear over music

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NateZ
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Sauce on the steak was too salty for my taste. Service was good. Atmosphere was nice.

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viaixtapa
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love Au Revoir. This time the poached eggs were a little over cooked. Food came out a little slow. But servers were excellent as always. And we are still loyal fans.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch, had the duck confit benedict and was very impressed with the size and taste. Yummy! Comfortable service, not rushed but not ignored either.

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tomc
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The mussels were great, the duck salad was pretty good, the onion soup was excellent, the snails were just ok...and the server was friendly and knowledgeable but didn't give me the sense that I was in France 😉

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely and atmospheric meal. Duck Confit and Mushroom Ravioli were well executed with lovely presentation.

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vipATBster
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Everything was great except the cold weather without a space heater (which standing just inside the front door, unused).

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vipRiddler51
San Diego
57 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service! So happy they have reopened once again! Neighborhood gem!

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Delightful
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I love this place! The food is great and the mimosa price is a good deal. Service is always wonderful too!

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vipJamesC
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant shows open on Open Table for patio dining but is closed

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vipNorwichman
San Diego
59 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please support this place. It is a favorite for my wife and I. So pleasant, great food, and so French. We were there last Saturday (12/5) for brunch. The omelet with lobster and hollandaise was superb as was the steak/frites. Beer was great, Sancerre was chosen well. Just a pleasant brunch which may not happen again for a spell. Order carry out. You do not want this place to die.

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tomc
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was top shelf and very reasonably priced. The service was very good considering there was just one server, he was very knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor when I teased him about his headwear.
I intend to visit more if at all possible and will recommend it to others 👍👍

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Pim1325
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent lunch last Sunday before Thanksgiving. My husband and I shared a big portion of mussels, then I had the Californian crepe filled with scrambled eggs and sliced avocado. As for a drink, I was given a whole Californian champagne for the bottomless mimosa, a real good deal! We were sitting outside as the only option nowadays, in the parking lot with umbrellas, close to the busy street intersection. Service was attentive and fast. We’ll go back for sure.

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AnnW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Very nice restaurant, a gem in the neighborhood. Hard to give high marks for ambience when they have to serve food in the parking lot, because of the Coronavirus. We were visiting San Diego and found it on 'nearby restaurants' and are sorry it is not in our neighborhood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service

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vipJonesy
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

very nice unassuming place in a small strip mall. Food was very well executed and service. was excellent. intro style frank and some more "Mediterranean" dished as well, very nice wine list as reasonable prices.

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 610 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.