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La Bastide Bistro

534 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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La Bastide Bistro is a French-American fusion restaurant that offers a casual, yet intimate setting, that's perfect for large groups, as well as special dates. There are many unique menu items at La Bastide Bistro that incorporate unexpected ingredients. Try the goat cheese salad with lavender honey dressing, vanilla risotto with grilled shrimp or a traditional favorite, like the French onion soup with gruyere.

La Bastide Bistro welcomes you to stop in and order a drink from the full bar and browse the Internet thanks to the free Wi-Fi. If you want to make sure that your table is ready when you are, make a reservation. When the weather is nice, you can enjoy your meal outdoors on the patio.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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French, American
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday 11:00am-9:00pm; Friday-Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm;
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Phone number
(858) 577-0033
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Timothy Angel
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Parking details
We have unlimited free parking.
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Special events & promotions
Please take a look at our website to see our special events. Wednesday Night Live Maine Lobster 1 and 1/4 lbs for $17.99 +tax + service
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.1  based on all time ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

I was disappointed that the lamb was taken off the menu and that the potatoes were no longer in a separate bowl

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

My main dish of sole was cold and raw. it was very disappointing for the previous dishes were delicious. I sent it back and the second time around was even more disappointing because there was one tiny piece of fish on my plate the size of my ring finger. The rest of the dish was carrots.

judy (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

This restaurant has won many awards, it has always been a place we felt proud to take your friends too!! We had not been there for dinner since the change of Chefs. I was embarrassed by the presentation (or lack of) and the food was nothing special (really not good!).
Sorry to say we won't go back!

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Me and my fiancé spent our valentines dinner here. We ordered the Valentine's Day for course special and an hour and a half later we still hadn't received our main course yet. I then told the waiter to cash out and I would just pay for the food I ate and they couldn't seem to figure that one out.

apapoolgod1 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

We enjoy the everything about this little gem. The service is great and the food is fantastic. The wine list is just right and the bar service is perfect.

food (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

I was not told my main was unavailable for more than 20 minutes after I had ordered it.
Numerous dishes were unavailable.

SanDiegoeater49 (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

There were four of us. We have been to this restaurant several times before. This visit was disappointing. The quality of the food and service has deteriorated since our last visit. Two had the Caesar salad as an appetizer and had the same complaint, that the salad was not very flavorful. One had the onion soup, which was not hot enough and not adequately seasoned. Two of the entrees were disappointing in that they were overcooked. In in all, the service was slow and not attentive. We expected better and will not return until we hear that the restaurant has improved.

vipbleset (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on February 12, 2016

This used to be a very nice restaurant with good food. My last visit was less then adequate. No wine list? You are at the mercy of what the waiter will bring ( some lame story about Valentine Day). Food not very good. Boneless short rib was boneless, but full of gristle. A far cry from the original Bastide.

HongKongGirl (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2016

Their service and ambiance is great but not the food.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2016

The Creme Brule was perfect!