La Bonne Table
We were greeted as if they were waiting for us.The Duck was sensational as were the Mussels.
Service was excellent,unobtrusive but efficient. It is a small room so it was a bit noisey
Very good brunch experience; great ambience in such a small space and wonderful omelets! Finding parking is down side.
The food was outstanding. We love the cozy and intimate atmosphere.
The menu was concise. We ordered the steak and pork chop. Both were cook perfectly, so tender and juicy. The restaurant is small and cozy but this meant the tables were small and placed closed to each other. In terms of value, the portions served were generous to the price. Service was attentive and friendly. I would definitely return again.
I have gone to La Bonne Table a number of times and have been very pleased with the food and the overall experience. This visit, however, was not at the same level of previous experiences. I love the duck -- usually. And the salads too. However, this time, the duck was way, way overdone. It didn't even look appetizing. I mentioned something regarding this to our waiter as he was picking up my dish that had hardly been eaten, and there was no response. I must say, the onion soup was great. The salad was just -- nondescript. I hope this was a fluke rather than indicative of where La Bonne Table is regarding care of the quality of the food served. I am now hesitant to recommend La Bonne Table to a friend... which is something I did many times before.
An exceptional restaurant where the excellence of the food is matched by the service. Always a great experience and we always look forward to returning.
This was our first time here and I was disappointed. The escargots were a little chewey which we don't think we would have again. The pork chop and duck confit were excellent. The creme brulee was ok but not my favorite. Otherwise, the ambiance is awesome. A quiet little place with not too many tables which makes the ambiance so quaint. Overall, I would go there again with the exception of those two foods that I would not order again.
Brunch! The salmon and poached egg in avocado toast very good. The brioche French toast also BH. PS ask for a small scoop of black current. The asparagus and cheese omelet was good nothing special. Pamplemousse gin and Bloody Mary nice! The restaurant comped a mousse for birthday! It did take an hour to get our order so relax, talk and lunate!
Perfect setting for a quiet date night! The food was delicious and reminded us of when we lived in Brussels and the service was attentive but not overbearing.
Lamb shank special was delicious. Yo is the consummate host.
Love atmosphere and attentive wait staff and of course food delicious
Delightful ! Our first visit to La Bonne Table was a treat... so reminiscent of a small, family-run bistro in France. From the frisee salad with chevre to the scrumptious pork chop, the meal was terrific and authentic. Service warm and friendly; cozy atmosphere where you can actually have a conversation ! Will definitely return !
Excellent food, ambiance and service. We had had an early 5pm dinner for business, and the noise level was excellent. It's a small room, which makes the ambiance very nice. I would recommend La Bonne to anyone who wants a pleasant and unique experience.
Outstanding as always
Delicious food in an intimate setting. I recommend the slow cooked lamb shank!
I still feel like this restaurant is as close to a Paris Cafe as you will find in San Diego. The food is every bit as good as you will find in Paris, the service much better, and the ambience just right for conversation. The clientele have been delightful as well; people looking for a divine piece of France in San Diego. Highly, highly recommended
Great service and food. We were made to feel very welcome
Always like eating here. Great food and service and it quiet enough for conversation. Healthy options at least for brunch. I do wish they would put nid d’oeuf back on the brunch menu!
Great food and excellant service! Tight seating but that is what it is and will be! But food and service makes up for any inconvenience and or discomfort.
Everything was great, on time and excellent service. Outstanding waiter and Chef
Service was a bit slow but overall a wonderful restaurant with really yummy French food. We had the escargot as an appetizer and main dish of the pork chop and the braised lamb shank. Sooooo good!
Real French Food in a Real French Setting—in Provençal Hillcrest
The Good Table is flawless. Service is impeccable, not intrusive, but friendly and attentive; the foods eaten at our recent visit were among the best of their kind anywhere, in France or in San Diego: broth-rich onion soup, garlicky gorgeously presented escargot, juicy duck confit, a perfect pork chop. A short wine list is deliberate: reasonable, known, carefully selected. The cocktails are all French, of course. Can’t help loving the kir. If you have never been invited to enjoy dinner at the home of a resident of Provence, no worries: you can have a strikingly similar experience right here in Hillcrest.
As a special treat, we booked Valentine's dinner at La Bonne Table, not knowing it was a prix fixe menu. Meal was a quite pricey ($69 pp, plus drinks) and food was good, but not as great as it has been on previous non-holiday visits. I had the lobster bisque, halibut and asparagus, and chocolate mousse dessert. All were good, but nothing out-of-this-world. Hubby had traditional salad, duck and mashed potatoes, and very sweet crepe suzette. Again, very good, but he was not raving, as usual. Ambiance was charming and service was good. I think it'd be best to go to La Bonne Table for a regular date night over a holiday treat.
Everything was superb! The food, the service, the ambience...we loved it all. Thank you so much!
The food was absolutely amazing and the staff were friendly. Highly recommended
This is our go to place when we want to have a great dining experience. They never disappoint on the food or service.
Just spectacular. Sooo authentic, cozy, and perfectly executed. Finally a great soupe a l'oignon. Solid wines by the glass. My confit de canard was croustillant et tendre! Easily one of my top 5 restaurants in San Diego, and by far the best French! Merci La Bonne Table, on a déjà hâte de retourner chez vous!
Always great. Let Yo (sp?) choose the wines to go with your meal. He always comes up with interesting matches
Unfortunately, I found the menu very limited and without much choice if one doesn't like meat. My husband ordered the entrecôte which was very fatty and only ate half of it.
I had a salad, very nice, and the mousse de canard, very good, but a big slab of it. I would prefer more choices of a lighter nature. Not our cup of tea.
I shared a serendipitous meal with my son while my husband was in skilled nursing facility. I particularly chose the restaurant as I knew it would be hard to go to with my husband as steep steps make this restaurant hard for disabled to access. The French 75 is as good as I've had for starter cocktail. The escargots were appropriately hot with crispy pastry tops and lots of garlic...delicious if you like lots of garlic. I do. The French onion soup was perfect on a chilly night. My son said he'd go back just for the soup. But i save my raves for the duck confit. Seriously, the best I've ever tasted... moist, delicious, perfect.
Always outstanding. Service is impeccable and the food bursting with flavor. Mussels are always a favorite
As always, Bonne Table was amazing. The food, the fantastic service, and the entire experience were a delight. I brought new people who wondered why they'd never been to this fantastic restaurant before!
Exceptional restaurant. The food is outstanding and the service is better! Great place to be at any time but especially on a rainy night. You will crave the steak frites. Better than the steak frites in Paris.
We loved this very quaint pleasant French restaurant. It's small and with a French bistro atmosphere, nice open air deck with a couple tables and windows open into the main part of the restaurant. The food and service was good.
Limited menu for Restaurant Week was unimaginative. Traditional dishes were competently prepared but uninspiring. Must say the Duroc pork chop was perfectly cooked but lacked a vigorous mustard sauce. La Bonne Table did not live up to its lofty reputation. It just must be too far away from Paris.
This is a very small size Restaurant make sure you make reservations. If not you will be turn down due to available tables.
We were here for restaurant week my wife and I, we had a good dinner for a good value. My only concern would be the size of the tables, small...to small..!? But there are only 10 in the entire restaurant so I understand.
FYI: there is a cigar cave at a walking distance from here...!
Excellent and authentic French cuisine. The owner/chef is a true gourmet. The steak was divine and the pork chop heavenly. The intimate ambiance makes this a dining delight.
Great ambiance, great & friendly service, great food
We went during Restaurant Week and the menu options and prices were excellent.
The server was outstanding also.