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Florent Restaurant & Lounge

4.3
203 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Unique to 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter, where casual meets upscale dining in a historical & vibrant nightlife environment.

Florent's menu is New American and executed by Abe Botello! Chef Abe and his culinary team invite you to enjoy anything from an intimate dinner for two, to a dinner for a large group. Whatever you choose, you can be sure to enjoy a fun night of tastes and sips, right in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter.

You’ll find rich historical ambiance at Florent complete with whimsical craft cocktails, and an extensive beer list that features hints of San Diego’s rich craft beer roots, and nods to some of San Diego's up-and-coming new breweries.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday, 11:00 am - 2:00am

Saturday - Sunday, 10:00 am - 2:00am

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Phone number
(619) 595-0123
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Abe Botello
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Catering
For catering inquiries, please contact us at events@florentsd.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
G Street
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Parking details
Additional parking can be found at Park It On Market, located on the corner of 6th Avenue and Market, or at the 6th & K Parkade, located on the corner of 6th and K Street. The 6th & K Parkade also offers $5 flat rate parking Thursday - Sunday (excluding Padres games & special events).
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Public transit
The San Diego trolley is an excellent choice for those visiting the Gaslamp who do not want to drive or park downtown.

Visit http://www.sdmts.com for details.
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Entertainment
Eat, stay and play at Florent with San Diego's top DJ's at the Gaslamp Quarter's sexiest new nightlife spot.

Featuring two levels, including a luxurious basement lounge.
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Special events & promotions
Florent hosts both on & off-site events. Florent boasts two levels, perfect for semi-private parties, private parties, birthday parties, art shows, fashion shows, neighborhood meet-ups and more.

For more information, visit http://www.florentsd.com/#!/private-events.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Florent Restaurant & Lounge is located within walking distance to many well-known Gaslamp Quarter hotels. The private, underground lounge allows guests to feel they have been transported back to the venue’s jail days with its with its original ballast point columns and newly discovered secret room.

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Sun 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 6:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 7:00PM
Sat 2:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 6:00PM

What 203 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 3 days ago

The place was 100% dead for happy hour on a Thursday. The food was alright. They couldn't figure out how to use my open table gift card. I won't be going back.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Great place to come for lunch or dinner. Staff is very friendly, our server Tyler was fantastic and his suggestions were spot on for a yummy lunch.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Upscale food in a bar restaurant

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I've been there for brunch several times. The updated brunch menu is really good - one of the better brunch menus in the Gaslamp. Both the churros and flight of waffles are very tasty, shareable starters. Everyone enjoyed their entrees and the bottomless mimosas are always a hit. The only downside is they seem to understaff, so expect a long wait for the food to come out.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was pretty good! Our server Brooke was awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Delicious buffalo cauliflower

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We have eaten here many times in the past few years and this is the first time the food was really unacceptable. The scallops were VERY salty and the potatoes came out cold. Just ruined the evening. With so many choices in San Diego, I don't think we'll give Florent a second chance.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Birthday dinner

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The place looks cool and inviting, but there were very few people and I can understand why. The service was slow and the food was just okay. They also didn’t get our order right. One positive: The bar tender was friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Delicious food, energetic, friendly service. We will go here again.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Super fun atmosphere! Great food and drinks

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great vibrant place with delicious food.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Flatbread pizza was not flat or crispy. Had to search through a pile of cabbage to find my grilled fish on my taco. Neither item was worth the price, which was reasonable. Flavors not complimentary.

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was St. Patrick's Day and we went in for a bite before bar hopping. The menu was great and had a large variety of items. The problem was that this restaurant felt like it was inside a hip hop nightclub. As our group is considerably older than the 20-somethings who were the vast majority of patrons, it just wasn't for us. I'm sure it's fine if that is your age group, but for us the music was blaring so loud that we couldn't even have the slighted conversation. The service was horrendous and we waited and waited for everything. In all fairness, it was St. Patrick's day so it may have been worse than normal, but we will not be returning.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It was awesome!!! Brunch food was great && awesome value! 10/10 recommend

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Stellar specialty drinks. Bartender (owner) made a really cool pair of drinks for me and TJ.

Food was also exceptional, and the gigantic TV will make any sports fan’s day!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Music was too loud for eating hours, but the food was great and the server was friendly and accommodated our larger group very well.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Love this place! I came with a large group at a conference and they were very accommodating. The jalapeño tacos were amazing. I brought my family back (all the way from Arizona) the next week and we had brunch and it was also delicious. Lunch is out of this world though - and it’s never super crowded.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Wonderful! Good was delicious, our server was attentive & the music was awesome!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Yummy food, great ambiance in the bar, and great value!

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great fish tacos! Good daily specials. Perfect for our pre-concert dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great place to get a good bite to eat, the ambiance was my favorite part. Service was quick and prices are very reasonable for the food portions.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Was told no room available for 1. Made a reservation for 20:00 showed up and still been told no room available.
Got given what must have been the worst table, wobbly and wobbly chair.
Asked to be moved after entree and had to ask for my dessert has it was not been delivered.
In all a disappointing experience.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Our server Brooke was amazing. Our food choices were disappointing.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Everything was amazing!! I will definitely go again!!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was good but our waitress Tiarra (I hope I spelled her name correctly but she goes by T) was excellent. She was very attentive and just a pleasure to be with. Thanks T, we will definately ask for you next time we go.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Early Valentine’s Day dinner 💖 Everything was delicious! Our hostess, server and waitress were very nice. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

This place is so much fun!! Great amazing food and great music on Friday nights!!!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Our group of 6 gathered at Florent for a business lunch. It was an easy stroll from the conference center and our table was ready when we arrived. Food was delivered promptly, all orders were correct and our waiter was very attentive. Everyone was pleased with their meals. What more could you ask for?

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The Florent came to us as a surprise. We were looking for a restaurant in walking distance of the Lyceum, which was serving dinner as early as 4:00 pm. It was also our hope that the restaurant was still serving the restaurant week menu. Florent met all these criteria.

The restaurant week menu was very creative, generous, and delicious. Unfortunately, they ran out of the lamb, which presented a challenge because we chose our wine around the lamb. We did understand that it was last day of the restaurant week menu, however.

The food and service are several notches above their sports bar decor, with numerous large screen videos playing football. I suggest that they create a separate room or space for those of us who just want to enjoy good food and good conversation.

I'll return but will go at a quiet time and try to sit where I'm not directly facing a TV screen.

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Our server was Danielle. She was excellent! Food was good, and really like the Brussels sprouts.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Our server T (or Tiara?) was fantastic. Would come back just for her! Thanks for a great night

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Fun, boisterous restaurant/bar. Service was good, food took awhile to received and was just ok. The manager came to apologize for the wait and treated us to a complimentary glass of wine, which was nice of her.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and service, situated on a corner so you’ve got an amazing view of the street action, funky decor, various seating styles to match the way you like to eat, just a solid choice for dining amongst many options in the area:)

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2.0Dined on January 7, 2018

We were visiting from out of town and only tried the bunch menu, but we were disappointed. We chose this place because it offered duck bacon. We ordered the duck bacon and waited for about an hour before we were told that they were receiving a delivery of the bacon this morning and had to thaw it. Perhaps because of the rushed process, it did not taste great. Our eggs were also very much undercooked. The rest of the dishes were ok.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Definitely enjoyed the Buffalo Cauliflower and Veggie Burger along with a Latina's Rose!!

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Florent has a warm atmosphere. It's very spacious and the staff was knowledgeable and very attentive. We were there on taco Tuesday which resulted in great discounts. Fun, lively and comfortable spot!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Very busy on Christmas Day but we had reservations so they got us right in. Great service and food.

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2.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Hamburger was burnt
Sea Bass over cooked
Fish tacos was excellent

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3.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Food and service were good. Just way too loud for our taste. Too loud to even talk without yelling. That’s fine for a bar but not a dinner.

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