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About Florent Restaurant & Lounge

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.

672 Fifth Ave.
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 11:00 am - 2:00am

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

Cross Street:
G Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 595-0123

Website:
http://www.florentsd.com/

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.

Catering:
For catering inquiries, please contact us at events@florentsd.com.

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).

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.

Executive Chef:
Abe Botello

Additional:
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

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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Details
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

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.

Florent Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Fun (7)
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Casual (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Live Sports (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Great Beer (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Music (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 27, 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Hamburger was burnt
Sea Bass over cooked
Fish tacos was excellent

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Came to Florent for a birthday celebration with a couple friends and was very impressed!! Attentive service, fantastic food (with lots of vegetarian options), and all around great ambiance!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Sat outside so it would be less noisy. Food great!

Tags: Late-night Find, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The food was better than expected. Appetizer - nacho wedges were delicious. Our dinner which was the carnitas tacos, flatbread of the day, and the jalapeño popper tacos were beyond great. It was rather slow due to the time of day, but our waitress disappeared numerous times and we had to keep waving her down when we need something. Overall helpful and great place, just wish her and staff were more attentive.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The good: Good concept, good service, spacious seating.

The bad: overpriced small portions. Cheesy music selection, snotty hostess staff.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great menu and excellent service. Highly recommended!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We were the ONLY table inside b/c we got there when it opened. There were a few tables outside and only one server. Food was excellent.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great! Loved the risotto and fish tacos.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Jared was very hospitable and so was our server! 👍

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, People Watching, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fun, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Sadly disappointing - hopefully just an off night. Maybe the Dodgers losing made the kitchen go to pieces. Little Gem Salad was made with old Romaine and uncrisp radishes and had to be returned. Hamburger served lukewarm.
Shrimp ceviche tasted scary "off" so I didn't eat it and the wontons were oh so greasy.
Check my reviews - I'm NOT a complainer.
Ice cold Prosecco saved an otherwise sad dinner.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Nice corner spot in Gaslamp section to people watch. Average food but not expensive as are many restaurants in the area. Good spot after convention or event

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Not the first time we've visited. An excellent patio dining experience. Good comfort entrees and sandwiches. Our waiter could not have been better.

Tags: Live Sports, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The mood was vibrant and the food was great. Multiple slip ups on the service, though.

Tags: Fun, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was fantastic. Server was great. Music way to loud to have a conversation inside so we sat outside..
Took way to long to get our order, but we weren't in any hurry. Go back again..yes if we are not in a rush..
To many homeless cruising the sidewalks, and what's with selling flowers on the street. Trying to enjoy each other's company without having to tell countless vendors I wasn't interested...

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Ended up dining elsewhere. Not recommended for dates.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We got there a little early for our 7:45 reservation which was ok because they were not busy so they seated us right away. Food took forever to come out. We asked how long the dessert we ordered was going to take which was ordered at the beginning because it seemed like it was taking forever. We were trying to get somewhere by 9 and the server was like so is everyone else..... everyone else the place was empty. We finally just walked out at 9:15pm without the dessert that was supposed to be with my meal. This was our second time trying the place. The first time we took friends out for there late night club ambiance they lost my debit card when I gave it to them to leave the tab open. The food taste great though.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great food and fun atmosphere. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on September 8, 2017

My friends and I attempted visit this restaurant today. We had reservation at 1:30pm. We arrive at 1:20pm we waited for 5 WHOLE minutes, which was very generous considering NO ONE was there other than the staff. We have yet to be acknowledge or seated. Never again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was horrible
Cold
Disgusting
We ordered 7 different dishes all was a full on fail.
We were there for brunch
Will never go there again

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 28, 2017

We tried the ceviche (too much vinaigrette) and also a glass of white wine (terrible). The other plates, a salad and the ribs tacos was good. Maybe we will not suggest it to others.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We were downtown for a mid day show at the Balboa theater. Florentino was a super convenient two blocks away. We enjoyed our lunch and some cocktails on their outside patio.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

service was okay. the waiter split our bill strangely, not in 1/2 -- more like 1/3 & 2/3 -- it took some time to get that sorted out.
it was a strange end to a good, but not stellar, lunch.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Perfect for our group lunch, food and service was great!

Tags: Tapas, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Casual, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

For the late evenom hours, 8 pm or later, I would recommend finding something quieter. :) The food was creative, but heavy and over seasoned. We ordered small plates, and we weren't too impressed with the taste, but the portions were still large. Think full appetizer size. Also, as the nightlife for the club picked up, I felt like our dining experience took low priority. I'd be willing to try again for lunch, or even brunch. Timing probably was the issue.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Great food and friendly (but VERY slow) service. Live music was way too loud.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Got together with some friends before I moved to D.C. Great food, music and the Mama Rosa is a must have!!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

This is our second time dining at Florent. The food is very good at a reasonable price. I haven't been there for happy hour, but I may have to check it out sometime. I noticed a sign too that they have a doggie menu, so they are definitely dog friendly.

Tags: Live Sports, Comfort Food
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We stopped for a quick dinner before going to the theater. Service was great,
food was great and we were in and out in under an hour. It was a little loud though.
there was an after work birthday party that dominated the bar. Happy Birthday!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Really good food. Pretty good bag for the buck. Turns into a night club after hours

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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·Dined on July 15, 2017

We started our Bachelorette party here at one of the high top tables on a Saturday night. The ambiance was perfect and our service was top notch. We were all a little tired from the previous events but our waitress and bar tenders made us espresso martinis that brought us all back to life! We had the most fun night! Dinner was pretty good, presentation was great- most of us shared small plates. I would recommend this place for location and ambiance. I also hear they have a great brunch!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Good place to grab a casual bite in San Diego. Ambiance was good...an interesting place with a lively atmosphere. Noise level is a little high so don't go if you are looking for a quiet place to have a conversation. Food was good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Outstanding food and service. I enjoyed the fresh opa with puréed carrots and brussels sprouts. Unfortunately the brussels sprouts were undercooked and crunchy, so I did not enjoy them.

Their happy hour wines are very good value. In addition they have half-priced bottles of wine on Wednesday evening. We will definitely check that out next time we are in San Diego.

Cameron made the evening special with a complimentary birthday dessert for my wife.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Live Sports, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 4, 2017

The service was bad and the food took forever to come out and one of the entrees came out wrong when it did.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Seemed very understaffed. Took 30 minutes from when we were seated to get a drink. Error on the food order delayed food by 15 minutes.

The service they had was positive and apologized. Manager adjusted the bill.

Food was good.

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 (London)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Food took 45 minutes - pretty sure we were forgotten about. Server and bartender were nice though. Place was clearly understaffed, so probably a management issue

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