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About bistro sixty

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.

5987 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Wine Bar

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.

Cross Street:
60th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 287-8186

Website:
http://bistrosixtysd.com/

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.

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.

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Mark Leisman

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

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.

bistro sixty Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.8

service

4.8

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4.6

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4.8

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Live Music (8)
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Bar Seating (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Casual (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Seasonal (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Authentic (2)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 9, 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.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food is wonderful. The staff is friendly.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 23, 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!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Live Music, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Very good food and service

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 21, 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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·Dined on December 20, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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·Dined on November 1, 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 3, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2017

So nice with live music

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·Dined on September 16, 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

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Our food was great and our service was exceptional. Our waiter could not have been more attentive or helpful. He was EXCELLENT!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Live Music
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We felt so welcome when we arrived, the food was delicious BUT we waited 90 minutes (1 1/2) hour to get our food. And there were only 2 other tables with customers in the dining area. Additional cooks or ?????? We took friends as we had been so pleased the first time we were there but were very embarrassed and won't 'make that mistake again.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Love the Bistro!!!! Very quaint and the entire staff is wonderful!!! Can't go wrong eating here.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Live Music
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Came here to celebrate a birthday. Amazing cheese dish, wine and the desserts are really great. Hosts and waiters were very friendly and fun :)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fun, People Watching, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We arrived 2 hours before our event at SD State, and we had to ask for our check 1 1/2 hours later. Very slow, not happy when I asked for a normal table instead of counter height table, food was good though. We had a reservation.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was amazing! This was our second time here and we will be back. However, the service was lacking. We had to wait long periods of time for the server to return and my husband gave the server his credit card to pay for the check and twenty minutes later, the server came back and handed us our bill and had forgotten he had our card, so we waited another five minutes for him to return. We have a toddler and we try to get in and out before she melts down. We will be back though, just thought the feedback would help.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Mark updates his creative, delicious meals,while,offering his traditional comfort food favorites.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Had a lovely relaxed meal. Good and wine were great. Our server "David" was abfab!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

There was only one server for too many tables, so we did some waiting. But when they were at the table, they were great!! But the food.... unbelievable! Soooooo good! I went with a group of 8 and every person loved their meals!! The server recommended the best bottle of wine too! ;)

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Service, ambience, music, wine: all great. Found my Parmesan pork to be dry and tough. David was a great waiter.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 28, 2017

always unique and interesting food, always a great time.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The food was good, but the service was disappointing. We had to leave our table and go to the bar to get our check. Our waiter did not come back after the food was served. Also, the music was especially loud. Not interested in coming back again!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Originally was just a dessert shop and expanded into a full service restaurant. Friendly attentive staff. Dining area looks a little shabby and could use some money spent on it. Can tell owners are making an effort to create good food and desserts are yummy!

Tags: Live Music
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Actually, we thought that the portions were somewhat too large. But the food was well prepared and the service was friendly without forced intimacy. I would like to try it again for a less formal event than that which we celebrated.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Always a relaxing time at Bistro Sixty. The atmosphere for brunch is low key in a great way. It's classy without being overpriced and the food is delicious. I loved my California Benedict.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

This is our neighborhood bistro and we love being able to walk over for dinner or a glass of wine or two. Along with an excellent kitchen, they have one of the most varied and interesting wine lists around, IMO. You'll also often be able to enjoy live music out on the enclosed patio on some evenings.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 21, 2017

It was fabulous, the service was outstanding, our salads delicious and the desert---almost no words to describe the desert, WOW

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Service and food were excellent, but the ambiance was decidedly not. It was extremely hot inside, which I guess they were having problems with the AC but I left in a literal pool of sweat. They also had live music that was extremely loud and honestly kind of weird, despite having only 2 groups in the restaurant. We were literally straining our voices to speak over the keyboard and singers.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2017

I just wish I lived closer, but due to the great food and service we make the drive often. David takes such good care of us and of course Mark is always there making sure his customers are happy. Love you guys! Highly recommend this place you will not be disappointed.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

We pass through San Diego twice a year and ALWAYS eat here. Food is outstanding, with many creative and sophisticated menu items plus several "gourmet comfort food" options. Stellar wine list. Informal, welcoming, friendly ambience. Another big plus is the enclosed and cozy patio on which well-mannered dogs (like ours) are warmly welcomed. A real "neighborhood gem."

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Live Music
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Quite busy the night we went. They have a duo singing on Monday and Wednesday nights who are very good. That is the main reason we go. The bread they serve is plain, not flavorful. Too much dressing on their salads. My fault, as I need to ask for dressing on the side. The restaurant offers 30% off bottles of wine on Monday night. That is a big plus. Service is very friendly, but when crowded, a bit slow .

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had a good breakfast although the menu was small. There was a piano player which wasn't to loud. Nice!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 12, 2017

They never disappoint. We continue to bring new groups of people to Bistro Sixty and everyone has walked away delighted with the amazing food and service. The special this visit was a fish plate and a meatloaf plate and both were amazing! This is hands down our favorite place to eat at. Mark and David thanks for taking good care of us as always.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

We were staying at an airbnb nearby and found this place on Yelp. It exceeded expectations in every way. Excellent service, great food, and as a bonus, a singer with a guitar! Later we found out from our host that Bistro 60 is a beloved neighborhood place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Great food with awesome music

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