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Date
Sat, 1/20
Time
11:30 PM

Bistro 39

3.6
38 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (17)
  • Kid-friendly (15)
  • Great for Lunch (8)
A hidden gem inside the Hilton Garden Inn San Diego-Del Mar, the Bistro 39 Restaurant and Lounge blends savory California cuisine with a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Locals and visitors alike experience the next level of flavor!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
|| Breakfast: 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mon-Fri || 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM Sat-Sun
|| Dinner: 3 PM - 10 PM

|| Happy Hour: 3 PM - 6 PM Daily
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Phone number
(858) 720-9500
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Cross street: Vista Sorrento Parkway
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What 38 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.6
  based on all time ratings
3.7
food
4.0
service
2.9
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vasiliki (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

We again celebrated a special occasion, day before Christmas Eve, and enjoyed a nice prime rib. We are a family of eight and even the kid food has a gourmet flair. This place is a hidden gem but we noticed that many of the reviews are very critical of the hotel lobby setting. We think if the restaurant installed three decorative translucent pieces of glass to separate the restaurant from the hotel entry and from the front desk, this would assuage the critics. It's a shame other reviewers can't see past the hotel lobby setting because the food is great.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on November 24, 2017

Didn’t even make it to the table, thought this was a bad joke played on us. So cheesy.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on November 24, 2017

If you are going to do a fixed menu for a special occasion like "Thanksgiving meal" make sure you serve it hot and serve enough so you don't go away still feeling hungary after spening a fortune.

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Vasiliki (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent Thanksgiving meal for ten of us including children. Why anyone would cook on Thanksgiving when you can get a gourmet traditional turkey (or prime rib) dinner with all the trimmings. We were seated near the fireplace and our waiter Ramon was very accommodating. The meal included an appetizer of butternut or asparagus soup or a mixed green salad medley and freshly made desserts. The chef did an outstanding job with presentation. We will go back for Christmas Eve Brunch.

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SuperSaverSF (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on November 14, 2017

I appreciated the open breakfast bar for someone with a short amount of time. Gets a little noisy because of the meetings and convention attendees who stay over. Nice staff and fast service.

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Sarah 
5.0
Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a great time celebrating a birthday dinner. All enjoyed their food and serivce was wonderful. Lots of tasty options!

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BrettH (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on August 15, 2017

Nice value for great food. Food, menu, service and selection are all very positive. The only knock would be that the restaurant doesn't have much separation between it and the associated hotel lobby. Highly recommend for food and value.

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OpenTable Diner (Boise)
2.0
Dined on February 25, 2017

Their website shows a wonderful appearing prime rib dinner. The meal served was far from that. I'm not even sure it was a rib roast. The outer fat marbled muscle (known as the cap or lip was nowhere to be found. There was no characteristic marbling therefore little flavor. The outer portion was mealy indicating some sort of steam cooking at some point. I assumed the sauce provided with it was a traditional horseradish based sauce but was sadly disappointed. My wife had a chefs salad with "grilled" chicken breast. The grill marks looked like they were stamped on mechanically like the frozen ones you find in a grocery store and had little or no grilled flavor. The restaurant is open to the Hilton Garden Inn hotel lobby and the foot traffic is very distracting especially when people walk up to the lobby water service table within several feet of your table. The wait person was very friendly and efficient but his clothing was rather disheveled.

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Vasiliki (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on November 30, 2016

Great as always. Gourmet meals at an affordable price. This is our special occasion and Thanksgiving place.

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Vasiliki (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on November 24, 2016

We come here every Thanksgiving and special occasion. I cannot cook a gourmet meal on Thanksgiving for the Bistro 39 price. We have six children and it is a great value but more importantly, fit for foodies. The wine selection is very good and affordable as well. Hidden gem in a Hilton Garden Inn.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
|| Breakfast: 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mon-Fri || 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM Sat-Sun
|| Dinner: 3 PM - 10 PM

|| Happy Hour: 3 PM - 6 PM Daily
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Cross street
Vista Sorrento Parkway
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(858) 720-9500
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Catering
Fine and Casual Catering options are available to fit the style of your gathering. Please call 858-720-9500 for more details.
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Parking details
Plenty of free parking is available at the restaurant's parking lot.
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Executive chef
Jose Fraire
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Private party facilities
The Bistro 39 ball room is perfect for gatherings of 30-150 people. Choose from the regular Bistro 39 menu.
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Private party contact
David Croughan: (858) 720-9500
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Ballroom available