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bistro sixty

4.6
358 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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 358 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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heidia (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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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RichardS (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 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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vipAnnecpa (San Diego)
3.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined 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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GrahamC (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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vipjamroxsphd (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Awesome place

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Delicious (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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vipPeteH (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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vipGloria (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

The food is wonderful. The staff is friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 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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vipBillyD (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Very good food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

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

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TimS (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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vipLinda (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

So nice with live music

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

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

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Janie (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on September 6, 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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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 28, 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 :)

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