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For 2
Date
Sat, 4/21
Time
7:30 PM
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bistro sixty

4.5
372 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Good for a Date
  • Live Music
Bistro Sixty is an evolution that started with San Diego Desserts wholesale bakery in 1999, providing desserts to local restaurants, hotels and other venues. We've evolved to a full bistro and wine bar serving dinner 7 nights a week plus Saturday & Sunday brunch. We have an enclosed heated patio with live music 5 nights a week. And of course, we still have amazing desserts.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm*
Happy Hour: Monday-Friday: 4:00pm-6:00pm

Weekend Brunch:Saturday & Sunday 9:00am - 2:00pm

*Kitchen closes at 9:15pm.
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Phone number
(619) 287-8186
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mark Leisman
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Catering
We create a custom menu for you based on the theme of your party or needs of your guests. From appetizers to entrees to buffet to desserts: every menu is different for every catering event.

Contact us today to discuss your catering needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
60th
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Parking details
Parking is available on El Cajon Blvd or on side streets. For dinner, you may also park in the Citibank or Union Bank lots across the street.
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Public transit
Routes 1, 1A & 15 on San Diego Metro MTS runs east and west in front of our Bistro along El Cajon Blvd.

Bistro Sixty & San Diego Desserts are west of College Avenue

Visit http://www.sdmts.com/ for more information.
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Entertainment
Music Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings starting at 6:30 pm.

Local artists vary each night but feature guitar, jazz, adult contemporary, old standards.
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Special events & promotions
We routinely host wine dinners and prix fixe event dinners. Please subscribe to our email list on our web site to be notified of these events, or follow us on Facebook.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 372 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 2 days ago

I hesitate to write something since there is really nothing to recommend except for the earnestness of the owner and wait staff.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed two amazing appetizers, the warm olives and the corn and avocado salad! As if that wasn’t enough my husbands stuffed trout with scallops and bacon was over the top! My mushroom ravioli was a good as O expected and I have plenty for another yummy meal! The wine and the service were perfect compliments to a wonderful evening!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was good, live music was very nice and still allowed for conversation. We were a large group and all our food came out at the same time. The bloody mary was not the best, but overall a good experience.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent service, great brunch 👍

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Awesome food and service ! Always a solid choice.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Exquisite food with beautiful presentation. The short ribs are like soul food. The golden beet salad was a wonderful surprise of flavors!

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our meals were very geasy, steak burger and scallops. Left feeling very disappointed and had an upset stomach from the oiliness.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

One of my favorite local eateries. The food is great, the atmosphere casual and friendly. Music is good.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My friends B'Day and she wanted to go there. We loved the turkey burger and the salad that came with it plus a regular burger...we split the two for tasting purposes. Best Turkey burger I have ever tasted. The service was wonderful and the special deserts are fabulous. One would never imagine a place on a main street of El Cajon could turn out to be so great...I am craving that burger now and will return. Our waiter was amazing. Do nice and no rush!! Loved it!!!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Surprising hidden gem in east college neighborhood. Very friendly staff, lovely enclosed patio w/ heaters, seems to be popular with locals. We had burgers before a show at the Moxie, but they have dinner entrees too. Would recommend, nice experience overall.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Food was tasty and we loved our waiter, David. Would recommend the calamari and shrimp appetizer. Hard to tell about ambiance, there were only two other people there when we were.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This restaurant is almost there, but not quite. We sat at a tall table in the indoor patio area, where music was being set up & started half way through our dinner. The appetizer of the mac & cheese was VERY good, the fried green beans...meh. Three ordered various burgers and and I ordered the special veal parm. They all said the burgers were just OK, a bit salty and woudl likely not order again. The fries we not memorable and the onions rings while tasty, had half that were "real" onion rings and half that were a formed onion ring. The veal parm was not memorable and the cheesy polenta was gelatinous form on which the the veal parm sat. Had great expectations and hopes, but maybe it was an off day? at the end of the meal on the drive away, asked if we would go again? General reponse from the group was; "there are lots of other places to try".

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We enjoyed an evening out with friends and saw some great music at bistro 60. The food was good. Our favorite part was the desert – their peanut butter bombe is the bomb.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Birthday brunch. Good food. Good Service. Nasty coffee.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Came to eat before going to a concert at Viejas. Didn't know anything about it and was greatly surprised. The staff is wonderful and the wine list is huge. Best onion rings and my turkey burger was awesome. we even had live music.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The front inside of the restraunt was nice but the cupcake road to the restrooms could stand to be cleaner and more organized. The waiter we had would occasionally stop by and pick up one empty cup or dish at a time instead of clearing the tiny table we sat at.
All in all it has potential but needs some polishing up for sure.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Vocalist (Ria) highly recommended the food so we decided to check it out while she was there. We were not disappoint. Wonderful meal, pesonal service, very enjoyable evening. I'd go back if i lived here.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The old was very good. We were there on a Friday night when they have live music which was entertaining but not intrusive. Our server started out attentive, almost too attentive, but he faded as the meal continued to the point it was necessary to flag him down to get coffee and then the check.

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3.0Dined on February 5, 2018

First the address that Open Table took us to when looking for the restaurant within open Table's connection through Maps, was incorrect. Took us several turn arounds on busy el Cajon blvd before we actually located the restaurant using a call to the restaurant. The sign outside is small too which added to the difficulty in finding it.
Parking was tough too.
The wine we wanted from the wine list was not available. Several menu items were out of season.
I ended up having the Bistro burger which as a burger was very good. The bun was huge though and I had to put half of it aside. The side salad option was not a great choice for me. As a personal preference I do not like the salad chopped up in little pieces. It is difficult to pick up with a fork. My husband had the spinach salad which was not chopped in little pieces and he had the truffle fries. The ketchup we asked for was never brought.
So we left rather unsatisfied.

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2.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Had a table of 6 for a birthday party. Decor looks nice. Meal was expensive for the food quality.
Ordered the Calamari & Shrimps for appetizer, they were good, spicy, even though the breading was falling off the calamari.
Paid approx. $25 for the seared scallops in coconut milk with rice. Could not taste the coconut, sear on the scallops was not slightly crunchy because of amount of sauce on top of them, rice was mushy.

In-laws ordered the small plate crab cakes, which were good. Kids ordered pasta (baked Mc & Cheese, and Penne with mushrooms and sausages), kids liked it...
Wife ordered the Shepard's pie. Very hot plate (still bubbling), good flavor.
Finally, the live singer was great, we enjoyed the music.

Regarding the service, even though the waiter was coming frequently, he was not picking up empty dishes every time he left, so we ended up getting our entrees with the appetizer dishes still on the table. They did not have a printed menu of the desserts, so you have to stand up and go to the glass dessert tray to choose what you want.
Overall, little pricey for what the result was. Good ambiance.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

One of our favorite places to eat in San Diego. Friendly staff, accommodating to special diets (gluten free) and most of all great food.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Friendly people and very helpful with parking. Food was fantastic. I was taking a college kid out for a quick bite. It was nice to connect with a home feel and really good food.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Awesome place

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Tasty and creative meals. There was a duo playing jazz that added to the ambiance. Fantastic desserts. Glad there is an upscale foodie restaurant in College area.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

We love this place for both lunch and dinner. Most recently we came here for a small wedding brunch. As usual, the service and food was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

We love that Bistro sixty is so close. We've lived here for over 13 years and just happened upon it. Bring your friends, bring your family and be prepared to try everything without fear or disappointment. You'll be delighted with their wine choices, their ever changing menu and the wonderful service.
Live music starts around 7 every day. There is an outdoor patio that is shielded from inclement weather. Bring a big group or enjoy the quiet ambiance with a date. I can't say enough good things about this place.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

The food is wonderful. The staff is friendly.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

We think of this as a neighborhood eatery for delicious comfort food. The team is hospitable and they work hard to show they care. One minor annoyance is that they have a decent wine list, but I've yet to order anything they weren't out of or they tell me "we are in the process of updating our wine list". The live music is a plus...we've enjoyed several dinners here with live music and all were excellent! Make sure you have at least a bite of dessert. This is a former bakery and their desserts are special. You walk over to a lit case to see what they have that day...it's worth the walk!

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Very good food and service

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

We love the Bistro! We both had simple pasta dishes with protein added last night! So yummy! The fried green tomatoes are a real treat. All of it with a yummy red wine! Perfect simple dinner!

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Great service and great food! Went for our 16th Wedding Anniversary before heading to the Viejas Arena. We were extremely pleased with the service and the delicious food.

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4.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Bistro Sixty is a neighborhood gem - the staff is great and food is delightful.

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2017

Spur of the moment on halloween, tried a local spot. Hanger steak and salmon entrees outstanding. Live music was great and a very fun time. Will return.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Everything was awesome! From the food to the service. Everything was up to par. I'm definitely coming back.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Mark is JUST THE BEST!! The food was fantastic, as always. Just a treat!!

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

The service was the highlight of the evening. David was awesome. His wine pairings were on point, his food recommendations were just as good. I cannot recommend this place high enough.

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Great food with a diverse menu to please all! Really nice wine list, fantastic desserts and relaxed atmosphere. Always a great choice!

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2017

So nice with live music

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Music was wonderful. We loved the chicken pot pie hope it comes back. Turkey burger was home made great flavor . Food was great. Nice spot to sit and enjoy with friends

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Food and service amazing - small dining room is not an appropriate space for a tenor sax! It was really hard to talk with the live music! Will sit in the other dining room next time. Otherwise, Love love love this place! (I say this as a musician myself, but there's a time and a place for loud instruments)

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