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HOPE 46 Classic American Cuisine

4.2
62 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located inside 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 glamour, 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?

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 62 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was very nice and the service was great. I have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while and I wasn’t disappointed! The mimosas were delicious and so was the food!

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YZZZ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was super kind and funny, cocktails were delightful!

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JonathanS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fun, great service, tasty meal, portions a little small and a bit pricy. Very special time there. Cant beat the atmosphere. Did Thanksgiving there with two sons.

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LauraE
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was excellent!

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ColleenP
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! Food was delicious and staff was great. We will definitely be back :)

JS
JanetS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

On the page it says kids eat free all October. We were there last Thursday we are dinner at hope 46 and they did charged us for the kids dinner !!

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vipLynnC
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is a fun place to grab a burger. You feel like your are in Palm Springs in the 50’s. Food was ok, the menu is is pretty limited because of COVID. The cocktail menu is a lot of fun. The blood orange margarita was yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was the worst. It’ didn’t seem busy to justify such a frazzled waiter. There was a manager just walking around that didn’t seem to acknowledge the lack of service to allllllll tables. It was during a heatwave and we waited 20 min just to get served water. Food was blah. Won’t be returning.

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MikeF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great alternative in a crazy times. Plenty of outdoor seating overlooking the pool and they take reservations. Stress free dining in stressful times. And the server was great too.

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Kristina
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was one of my favorite brunch spots but they stopped serving bottomless mimosas on Saturday’s so I probably won’t be going back.

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vipDanny
San Diego
51 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had read about HOPE 46 in the UT and so decided to go there after the Aztec MBB game Saturday. Though we had reservations the place had many seats. The service was great and the food was outstanding. We both had one of their flatbreads and we both took half home, because the serving was so large.

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vipCoquadesGalore063
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HOPE 46 is a favorite of our family. We have hosted brunch on various holidays (Christmas, Mother's Day) as well as when visitors come to town. The setting is pure SoCal - well-pruned palm trees, classic rectangle pool with sunning chairs, a shady patio, rust-colored sun shades. The food is always delicious and the drinks are, too. We will be coming back again and again and continue to celebrate and host here.

TB
TheresaB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Valentines Day special & it was a really fun time! Our server was great & food was delicious. The whole experience was amazing, thanks so much!

HK
HilaryK
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for dinner with three of my girlfriends. We each got different plates and loved every one of them. We ended going back for breakfast the next morning and loved all of our breakfasts as well. Super cute restaurant. Great service.

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vipsmg46
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. I don't know why we don't go more often. Good food..variety of beer and other drinks. Good place for lunch by the pool, as well.

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LAVisitor
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Pretty food, just didn't taste as good as it looked. Lacking in flavors and imagination. Chef must be home for Christmas

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vipMary
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was mediocre.

DA
DAWNM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The restaurant did not have our reservation even though I had a confirmation #. Then the Server seemed a bit put out that he had to set up our table. When two of our orders came with wheat toast instead of sourdough as ordered, he told us the cook said it was sourdough and did nothing about it. There was a nice female server that helped us out and got our orders corrected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had brunch on a sunday, the menu is really good, aaannnddd bottomless mimosas!!! I recommend lounging by the pool after and making a day out of it.

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vipSUSANW
San Diego
76 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I took a friend to breakfast for their Birthday. It was very nice, but since they were understaffed the waiter was not very responsive. He apologized at the end of our meal.

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vippup1
San Diego
64 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It wasn't clear from the website that the restaurant was in the Lafayette Hotel. Once we found it, we enjoyed eating outside at the pool. The waiter was great and we enjoyed chatting with others sitting outside. Food was fine. Prices were a little high.

JM
JustMyOpinion
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Booked table at 8:45 through Open Table. Arrived and told that they no longer used open table and were surprised to hear that I was able to make a booking. Also told that they closed at 9PM. We were rushed through dinner. Server was apologetic about having to bring appetizers and entrees at same time. Check brought to us shortly after receiving our entrees. Message seemed to be " Get out". Not the servers fault. Most likely following directions by manager who wanted to close up and get staff off the clock. Food was fine but there is no need to go out of your way to visit this restaurant.

JZ
JillZ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took my mom for Mother's Day brunch along with my daughter. Beautiful venue, awesome food! We will be back!

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CPBlack3
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying at the Lafayette Hotel for 2 nights and made 7:30 pm reservations for a Wed. night on my husband's birthday. There were only two other couples in the entire restaurant! But the food was delicious and the barista/waitress was fantastic. We enjoyed our stay and the dinner meals were delicious! Thank you!

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vipAnaiH
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had Sunday brunch. Food was very good, place is a bit small but they have a nice terrace overlooking the hotel pool.

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DoctorJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hope 46 was a PERFECT option for brunch to visit with visiting family. I was having difficulty finding a restaurant for Sunday brunch that took reservations. My cousin was staying at The Lafayette for a conference. Food was great with multiple options to fit all appetites, they had a set table ready for us on arrival. Will come again!

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vipCliffordS
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pleasant and comfortable. It is off the lobby of the Lafayette Hotel, which doesn't have singage outside for the restaurant.

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vipBARSTL
St. Louis
74 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quite a pleasant little place, once you find it. It is conveniently located, but the signage for the hotel in which it is located overpowers anything for the restaurant. It is a peaceful oasis that is worth finding.

DM
DMath
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The waitress did not have good customer service, she was bland and sort of rude to our party from the very beginning. The food was ok, a bit under seasoned and a bit overpriced. The setting was nice, by the pool, if the weather was better it would've been perfect. The elevator music that was softly playing made the setting extremely boring, considering it was my 21st birthday brunch, I wish the music could've been more upbeat and louder.

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vipCraigE
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the service was excellent, and the cocktails were expertly mixed!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hope 46 is a lovely restaurant especially considering the fact that it is part of Lafayette Hotel, so ideal for guests. The food was great with generous portions and cooked to a high standard. We sat in the restaurant’s outdoor seating which overlooked the pool and palm trees. It can be quite noisy due to people in the pool and surrounding hotel rooms however, the atmosphere is pleasant. Overall, I definitely recommend this restaurant if you’re ever staying in the hotel or near this area in San Diego!

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Winer
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for pre-improv show. Food very good, service friendly and attentive, good value & fun locale.

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vipFred
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Came here for thanksgiving dinnner as their website didn’t say prefixed menu only. My husband went to sit down on his chair and another server had left a dirty tray on his seat. The food wasn’t even warm and manager who abruptly sat us didn’t even come by after bad experience ( our first time ever here )- so we dropped $150 and left underwhelmed other than the cocktails. They weren’t even very busy at all!

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vipJPinTN
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was a very pleasant surprise - great food at great prices and a really nice atmosphere. Even better, there was no wait for Saturday brunch at a time when other places had up to an hour wait. Highly recommended!

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BrandiD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful locations inside La Fayette Hotel (another gem) and amazing food! Loved LOVED my breakfast sandwich (it was HUGE) and the Lamb Lollipops! Yum!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a great view of the pool! We brought the kids, who had big portions for $5, and enjoyed a Bloody Mary and a big brunch. Will definitely go try dinner next time.

RC
RonC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eaten at your fine establishment three times in last six weeks -- It would have been more but I was away for three of the weeks. I have lived two blocks down Mississippi St for 28 years, and am so happy that we now have a 'quality' restaurant bar within immediate walking distance. Thank you.
Ron C

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vipJohnny555
San Diego
147 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our third time here after discovering this hidden gem in the neighborhood. Food is really good
and the funky location is great for people watching.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Brussels and Spice shrimp ... success

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vipJohnny555
San Diego
147 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great little place inside the Lafayette Hotel on El Cajon. Great menu with vegetarian options,
nice wines by the glass and tables with a view of the pool.

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HOPE 46 Classic American Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 296-2101 ext. 1008.

HOPE 46 Classic American Cuisine is rated 4.2 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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