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HOPE 46 Classic American Cuisine

4.2
17 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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About

Located off of the Conservatory of North Park San Diego"s Lafayette Hotel, HOPE 46 Classic American Cuisine serves up unpretentious, classic American cuisine in a relaxed setting. The restaurant's design is all about taking you back in time to an era of smooth jazz and glamor, a sentiment driven home by the soft colors, vintage reclaimed wood, antique glass window panes and unique lighting found throughout. The relaxed and open setting is the perfect space to gather daily for breakfast, brunch (or both, after all you're on vacation) or a mid-day custom cocktail overlooking the historic Weissmuller Pool. Loved by locals and guests alike, HOPE 46 honors the heart of American cooking and eating - shared platters of mouthwatering dishes passed across the table between friends and family. After all, isn't that what food is all about?
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Home cooking
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily; 7:00 am - 11:30 am;
Brunch: Saturday - Tuesday; 7:00 am - 2:00 pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday; 11:30 am - 5:00 pm; 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm;
Dinner: Nightly; 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm;
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Phone number
(619) 296-2101 ext. 1008
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Gilbert
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Texas
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on October 21, 2016

When for a Friday night date with the Bride. Food was very good

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2016

Good food, great service (Tiziana). We will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on August 21, 2016

They accommodated a party of 12 outside for my friend's baby shower. They allowed us to take up extra space for presents. We brought in our own dessert and flowers. The all you can drink mimosas for Sunday brunch was well worth it! We stayed until 3pm without anyone pressuring us to leave. Our server was not all that great. She got 2 shirley temples with vodka for pregnant women when they ordered shirley temples. She was not attentive to beverage refills either.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2016

We went for Sunday brunch. The staff was very attentive and awesome. The food was very good and so were the drinks.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2016

Fabulous food. Fabulous servers. It was a Winner All-Around. Menu selections were Superb. Chef Rocks!

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2016

Easy, casual, neighborhood spot. Food was simple but good. Good drinks and decent wine list. We sat outside by the pool and it was relaxing and cool.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2016

The food was wonderful. My Steak and hash browns were dome exactly as I prefer them. My mother also raved about her food.

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2016

The shrimp appetizer was delicious and the rest of the food was good and comforting.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

6 of us had a blast at the valentine dinner/dance in the ballroom. The band was great, the food was mostly great, the service outstanding, and there was room to dance on the dance floor. My only wish is that there was a more robust AC system as it did feel a bit stuffy as the evening wore on - nothing a martini couldn't fix! And the jalepeno infused margariti did not have much of a kick to it, if any.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Both of our dishes were wonderful! My gnocchi was piping hot and delicious, with a generous amount of spinach.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2016

My husband and I went to the Valentine's Day dinner event that was hosted. It was a great event! The music was awesome and I loved the live band. The food could've been a little better. It needed more flavor but the menu was really good. Overall the event was worth it especially the price for it. So worth it and memorable!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2015

The staff were friendly. The Hotel has its own vibe. There's an outdoor chess board and checkerboard to play a game. That was cool! Great places to sit and hang out or play table games in the lobby area of the hotel. I loved it!! It was a nice surprise.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2015

This restaurant is a great find. Intimate seating overlooking the Swim Club courtyard makes for a nice place to celebrate or simply dine. The American fare menu has something for every diet. Each dish has a flair that is sure to intrigue and that reflects the talent of the Chef and cook staff. The hospitality staff sat us down before our reservation and we were quickly looking over the menu. Everyone (of a group of 4) ordered something different and everyone enjoyed what they got. Fun to see the pictures of Bob Hope and other luminaries that used this as a stop over on their way to Rosarita, MX for films and fun in the 40s and 50s.

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4.0Dined on December 12, 2015

Funky/retro throw back to the Bob Hope - Road Trip era. Interesting menu and a number of good local beers on tap.

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2.0Dined on November 26, 2015

We went for the Thanksgiving dinner. When we drove by the address, we didn't realize it was inside the Lafayette Hotel. Looked like it'd be an adventure. We entered through the bar to a room set up with several tables. No table cloths or mats on the tables, kind of rustic-- the decor was of 40s and 50s music albums, 50s celebrities. But it looked clean and was fairly quiet. The view was of the inner courtyard of the hotel and the pool. The wait staff were nice but seemed a little inexperienced. We waited for about 10 minutes before we were offered anything to drink. We ordered sparkling wine and water. The wine came, we asked again for the water and it came then. Started off with quite good butternut squash soup and a green salad. Very nice. Our hopes were up. No bread was offered with the starters. I always think that's strange in a nice restaurant--a good bread would have really set off the soup and salad. Oh well. It was at least 20 minutes wait for the next course. The place began to fill up and there was a nice conversational buzz--the only music was in the bar, outside the dinner room. Again, background music, maybe of the kind hanging on the walls, would have set a nice ambiance. Oh well again. The food came. Quite disappointing. There were 3 thick , over-warmed slices of turkey breast (pretty obviously the frozen kind) with about 3 tablespoons of mashed potatoes, a dollop of gravy, a metal container of what seemed to be canned cranberry sauce and a portion of gluey "dressing". Oh, yes and FOUR green beans. It was all edible, but really, we could have had the same if we'd purchased a higher priced tv dinner. The desert was pumpkin pie (nothing special--again, seemed like a warmed up frozen version) and cheesecake. The cheesecake was frozen solid. We had been served small spoons for desert but needed to ask for a fork to chunk out the frozen cheesecake. We were not offered coffee but did request hot tea and were served as requested.

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3.0Dined on November 10, 2015

We tried this place nearby because of the historic renovation of a good piece of period architecture. Worthy, nice spot. The food was creative and well prepared. Wines were satisfactory to good. The atmosphere was casual, no table cloths, wood table surfaces, enclosed veranda viewing the pool court etc. Bar had folks hanging out with beer...fine. Building very nicely restored and presented. The location on El Cajon makes it an exploration. I would hope this becomes a nucleus of a resurgence in the area. I say "give it a try, interesting venue with good food."

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2015

Most breakfast places don't take reservations. Happily, Hope 46 does, and what a find!
Well prepared dishes with beautiful presentation. My wife and kids loved it and will come back again for brunch, lunch and dinner. Highly recommended!

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