La Bonne Table

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$30 and under
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French
LA BONNE TABLE is a cozy and intimate restaurant in the heart of the bustling neighborhood of Hillcrest. We serve country french food in a bistro fashion. Our menu consists of classic french dishes, a modest but excellent selection that will change with the seasons. We offer a romantic atmosphere and elegant setting, full bar and french beer on tap. Reservations are recommended as seating is very limited in this exclusive restaurant. ​Bon Appetit!
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JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great for the price. Ambiance nice. Wish the wine offerings were better. Will definitely go back.

J
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was good. Unfortunately, the food was lacking anything special. It was just okay. My friend had the pork chop and it was dry and over cooked. The fish was really small and again, it was just okay.

DH
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every respect. LBT never disappoints.

JS
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations for my husband’s birthday. He was not excited because he had never heard about this place, but I had read reviews, and I was also hungry for some quality French food!

The moment we walked in, we were delighted! It’s like walking into a Paris bistro! Intimate (only 12 tables!), but everything was great about it! A classic French menu, and hubby was excited to see Duck Confit on the menu. I had the trout almondine, served with asparagus. We shared a bottle of rose from Provence. We shared a frisée salad with warm chèvre.

The chef, Renaud Tristan, is from Paris. His wife, Sandra, is from Italy.

It was so enjoyable that we returned on Sunday for Brunch! This is our new go-to French restaurant when we can’t be in Paris!!!

DC
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic. Only thing I’d say is at the end when we were ready to pay our waiter disappeared for at least 10 minutes somewhere and we were the only 2 in the restaurant. Other than that it was wonderful.

PG
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find. Small space perfect for dates, friendly dinners, business meetings or a special occasion. Food and service are top notch! I love the neighborhood feel and the space made us feel like we were “home”. I’ll definitely be back.

JS
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely intimate bistro with a classic French menu. Great service, wonderful food!

RL
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the quiet ambiance of this place. We had a simple meal of French onion soup and wine. Beautiful

JG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife had the pork chop it was off the hook delicious, I had the mussels huge bowl and the broth was to die for

FF
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience at La Bonne Table! The restaurant was cozy and the service very attentive. We started with the pate, followed that with a main and our deserts were delicious! Great French restaurant in the heart of Hillcrest.

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very traditional French cuisine. Blood sausage special was unexpected and very good. Plan on coming back to taste most items on the menu! Service was attentive and atmosphere quite as we eat around 5:30 PM.

M
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, onion soup exceeded expectations as did mussels!! Service was impeccable! Would definitely recommend and will return!!!!

D
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and way to enjoy a birthday brunch!

DG
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say? Our favorite French restaurant tucked away in this cute little house in Hillcrest. The service is top notch and the food outstanding. And NO loud music so you can actually hear yourself talk! This place is a neighborhood gem and highly recommend.

3
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this restaurant!!! The service is polished, knowledgable and unpretentious. The food is scrumptious. And the environment is comforting and relaxing. I really even forget Im in San Diego when I eat here.

SP
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten and.or had cocktails and snacks at La Bonne Table many times and keep coming back. One of the best restaurants in San Diego!

MK
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always just perfect! As close to a Parisian bistro as we can get in San Diego ...wonderful evening

R
San Diego
66 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed brunch at La Bonne this past Sunday (6 October) and it was awesome! We loved everything about it, especially the food and service. Definitely recommend.

KS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was excellent, and the service was out of this world.

GK
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Bonne Table is our "go to" French restaurant in San Diego ! ! ! Our waiter, "Yo", is fabulous ! ! ! :)

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SL
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service , Wonderful food , great Ambience !! Will be backb

FR
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit. Every one was magnificent! All aspects were great. And this is one of the few quiet places around. The onion soup, trout and deserts were delightful and we didn't realize it was restaurant week.

MI
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience. So quaint and cozy!. Service was on point, and we did not feel rushed at all. The French Onion soup was a delight, the pork chop and potatoes au gratin were superb, the Creme brûlée was one of the best I’ve had, and the chocolate mousse was airy and delightfully bitter sweet. So glad we found this lovely restaurant!

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very French restaurant, from the sidewalk-facing tables to the cozy inside space. We enjoyed the experience as it reminded us of Paris.

L
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the restaurant week dinner. Well prepared bistro food with a nice wine list. Could have used a few more veggies with the main course. Definitely worth a try!

MJ
San Diego
95 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I went for restaurant week and enjoyed attentive service, a great steak (nice cut of meat, and well cooked), thoughtful wine pairings, and a really great creme brulee. The only reaason I rated the food as "good" rather than VERY good, was because I thought I detected the flavor of jarred garlic in the escargot garlic butter. (The snails were otherwise nicely prepared, with a little puff pastry cap over each one, which kept them wonderfully hot). Please no garlic from a jar, ever. It has no place in French cooking and made what would have been an otherwise great appetizer just O.K. The other courses are the reason I'll be back.

EJ
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite and Yo is an outstanding restauranteur, wonderful ambiance. Thank you

JC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant, chef is fab and so is the service. Always feel like I am in Paris when I eat their if only for a little while.

PW
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owners and staff are really like family. Lovely people who care. Oh, and the rustic yet elegant yet delicious cuisine...FANTASTIQUE!

Thanks, Paolo

PR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am originally from Belgium and had my favorite dish, mussels and french fries. Food was excellent and will definitely go back. Excellent service and very polite staff

m
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Onion soup was outstanding, trout was in too much butter for my taste but otherwise fine. My friend loved the rack of lamb, which I will order next time. Delicious bread. Lovely small dining room w tables well placed; personal service. It is pricey, however.

G
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love dining at La Bonne Table. The service is anticipatory and quick when we need something and unpressured when we want to relax and enjoy. The food is always delicious. We appreciate the cozy quaintness of the ambiance. And, we'll keep coming back for all of these reasons!

GK
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday brunch with my boyfriend. Food was amazing!!! Recommend everyone to come and enjoy La Bonne Table 🥰

LA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated an anniversary dinner at La Bonne Table, choosing it on account of both its menu and recommendations online. We were very pleased with our choice. The setting is very appealing and the food and service were excellent - bouillabaisse and rack of lamb were our choices preceded by a very tasty pate de maison and a three cheese selection. The maitre d could not have been more professional nor more understanding. The crowd the night we visited was not the usual it being a holiday weekend so the noise level far exceeded the "quiet" for which the restaurant is known and for this he apologized. Nonetheless we were happy to have gone and will hope to return!

S
San Diego
88 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bonne Table is our go-to for good neighborhood food. Not a large menu, rarely changes, no air conditioning, but a delicious salad, solid fish, pork chops and steak, warm responsive service, tasty drinks. They also have a petite patio which we share with our dog.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and such a gem! Loved the French onion soup and lamb!

AI
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for pre or post theater meal. I like the intimate setting. Food is excellent and So is the service.

PH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place and the food was mostly very good, but left thinking we could have eaten as well if not better for 3/4 of the price.

OC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely french restaurant. The location is very cozy and decoration makes you feel like you are in a small restaurant in France. Would recommend the french onion soup, the cheese plate, the muscle dish with lobster bisque, the pork chop, and the crepe suzette.

DH
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding cuisine - the only thing better is the service! Always a great dinner! You can’t miss with La Bonne Table!

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