Au Revoir

4.5
468 reviews
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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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FB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good and the price were good. The service was awesome too. It was so good that we went back the next day with my wife for dessert and wine.

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D
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Au Revoir is one of our favorites. My kids decided to take me for Mother's Day. We had a great meal. The special of the day was John Dory (fish) and it was cooked perfectly. We love the French bistro atmosphere, the friendly staff, and most of all the French cooking.

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KH
San Diego
64 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here frequently. The food is consistently good.

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g
Hawaii
203 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable dinner here
The service and food were excellent
Nice to have traditional French

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L
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cute decor and enjoyable atmosphere. The food was great and authentically French, the servers were attentive and very friendly. We very much enjoyed our lunch.

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RR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Restaurant is in my neighborhood. Wanted to try for my birthday. Small, a bit cavernous area. Background music was too loud for the acoustics.
Tried almond crusted cod. Nicely prepared. Not overly crusted. Flaky. Served over huge amount of good risotto.
Stuffed squab were deboned. Stuffing a bit sweet for my taste. Squash mousse interesting consistently - short on defining flavor. Side veggies (steamed broccoli and asparagus) we're good. Onion soup and house salad tended to be too sweet.
No booths (maybe semi booths- one side chair, one side upholstery bench). More on the bistro style. One waiter, one server. At times waiter lost track of part of order. A bit curt. When asked what items the chef was most inspired by he pointed out the most expensive meat dishes

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JB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a fantastic Easter brunch at Au Revoir. The food is always excellent. It's our favorite restaurant in town.

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AF
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Au Revoir Never disappoints on food, but has been sketchy on service, especially when we’ve visited with a larger group. This time, however, everything was tres bien.

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BD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal and attentive service!

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TT
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service and great value- Tuesday they have prix fixe menu which touches all the bases. Otherwise the menu is very diverse and interesting.

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M
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is one of the restaurants that our family loves. We have been going since they opened.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we need a date night - our choice is Au Revoir !! Wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable. My husband had Duck a l’orange and I had Rack of lamb. Both dishes were excellent and prepared as if we were dining In Paris. We had dinner before a night at the symphony.

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LC
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is probably the 10th time we have been there. Always introducing the restaurant to friends and neighbors. Food and service were impeccable as usual. Found out about the Tuesday night 4-9 special, which include appetizer, entree and dessert for $30. What a deal.

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RT
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal at Au Revoir. Very casual location in an unassuming strip mall location which doesn’t do justice to the high quality French bistro experience that lies within. The service was quick, friendly and informative. The salads are amazingly wonderful... highly recommend the warm goat cheese with mustard vinaigrette. They featured a porcini mushroom dusted diver scallops which may have been the star of the table but the steak frites was a close second. I would put their lavender frites up against any in the world. We will definitely be back the next time we are in the area!

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SA
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful little neighborhood bistro! We love taking friends and family to Au Revoir. We go for brunch, lunch, dinner, Tuesday night fixed price dinners - it's all delicious. Service is always excellent, nice wine list even though we often bring our own wine. Can't go wrong for any meal here!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A (great) taste of France in Hillcrest

Can’t believe I haven’t been here before - Won’t make that mistake again.
We plan on being regulars here from now on.
Could not have been better in any way.
As someone who lived & worked in France for several years in Paris & Provence I cannot recommend ‘Au Revoir’ more highly.
Escargot, Salmon & Bouef Bouguinon we’re outstanding. The ‘Tarte aux Pommes’ a masterpiece
How they do all that for $30 is a mystery...triple the price in Paris.
C’est encroyable mais sais vrais......
Toute a l’heure.

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EB
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food!

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EH
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my boyfriend here for his 21st birthday. The staff was very friendly and attentive, but not too attentive. It was my first time having French cuisine, and Au Revoir set the bar pretty high. They gave my boyfriend a free dessert which was nice. Overall, it was outstanding food and service and a nice atmosphere. It was a little pricey for me, but then again I'm a college student living solely on savings. Anyway, great place, would recommend!

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ME
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food beautifully served

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service, waiters attentive but not intrusive.
Parking is a bit of a problem as their lot is small and often full. Make time to get street parking if needed, and about 3/4 of it is metered.
Our food was very good, and nicely presented.
Meals are comparable or lower cost than similar restaurants in Hillcrest and north park/city heights area.

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R
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We keep coming back; it is that good.

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J
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the ambience and food at Au revoir. Jan our server was extremely attentive and friendly, plus other staff as well. My friends had beef bourginon which they said was delicious. I had salmon and scallops, and enjoyed it very much. We'll be back.

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RJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the 4th or 5th time I've been there and everything was very good every time.

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f
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was a very bad experience overall.
We went to celebrate my wife's birthday there. That is why I kindly asked if they could add candles on the dessert she would order. I guess they forgot, which is fine. But what made me upset is that the people at the table next to us got some candles for their partner's birthday. This is not equal service for all.

Besides the lack of attention, service was cold and slow. We had to request three times the wine menu. No apologies or nothing. As a French person, it made me feel at home, meaning poor service.

For the food, the onion soup was barely warm, the $19 planche of charcuterie & cheese was ridiculously small....! 2 tiny slices of cheese and 3 of salami, seriously ??

I'll never go back to this restaurant, and may not use OpenTable anymore.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and enhanced our visit !

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M
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server! Good to find a legit French restaurant.

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OT
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food. We will come back. Top 3 French places in San Diego!

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C
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

My girlfriend ordered the salmon entree; it was served undercooked and came out a decent time after everyone else's at the table. When she received the plate, the salmon and scallops were very undercooked and not even warm. She politely sent the plate back and, for the most part, cooked the salmon and scallops. They did take it back, but the entire contents of the plate were tossed onto the pan, cooked, and tossed back onto the plate with little (basically no) effort to make the dish appetizing and attractive.

Unfortunately, the quality has decreased at Au Revoir and I will look elsewhere in the future.

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RR
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch menu in town.

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LC
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have recommended to many friends. The value and food is consistently good.

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PM
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always yummy food! Servers are gracious and fun. One of my top 5 picks in San Diego.

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JZ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food excellent and authentic Good sauce bearnaise

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BD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous! First time at this restaurant and I would highly recommend.

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SA
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best risotto ever. Wish I hadn't filled up on appetizers - but the calamari and fries are irresistible.

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B
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a really nice experience for our Valentines dinner. It was also our anniversary and they gave us a lovely kir while our table was being cleaned. We will definitely be back.

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JB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place is horrible. Bad food and bad service. Stay away!

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JV
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been eating at Au Revoir for some time and we are never disappointed. The food is always delicious, the service is great and they have a very reasonable wine selection.

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good, solid bistro food with lots of low-key bistro ambiance. You might as well be on the Left Bank.
House salad with goat cheese and poached pears and walnuts was one of the best salads I think I've ever eaten. My main course--Mussels Mariniere--was good but not great, the mussels could have--should have--been larger, plumper and moister. My dessert choice--Chocolate Mousse--was, quite simply, to die for. My wife and my two friends each had the Tuesday Special--3 courses for 30 bucks. Each chose a different entree'; all were quite satisfied. (Lots of "Mmm...this is good." ) I have been to Au Revoir many times now. The food is consistent, and good, the service is fine, prices are reasonable, and they have a Happy Hour Monday thru Thursday at which one can get some of the same dishes for $5 bucks--can't beat that. Definitely recommended.

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NN
Denver
70 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful French bistro. We had the prix fixe menu offered on Tuesdays. My wife had a delicious salad followed by steak and frites, and apple torte with ice cream for dessert. I had the onion soup, duck confit and cream brûlée. The steak and confit were superb. Well above what we have experienced in Paris. The remaining dishes were quite good. All of this for $30 per person. Service was attentive and friendly. Certainly a neighbor gem.

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was average. I expect more from a French bistro.

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