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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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

GK
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

FR
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
93 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
44 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
87 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

AI
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

FS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We came for lunch on a Sunday and got the brunch menu. Food very good, service very good. Same day as City Fest in Hillcrest. The music booth was directly outside the door so it was VERY LOUD. We plan to return at a different hour for the regular menu and more tranquil ambiance.

EW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Great food and not pretentious at all. One of our favorite restaurants in San Diego.

WC
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, eating at La Bonne Table is a treat. Had a fantastic Sunday brunch with my Mom. Víctor was serving us and was, of course, perfectly attentive and has a great spirit about him.

JR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! loved this place! Food was cooked perfectly and they have generous portions.

a
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La Bonne Table is my go to place for French bistro food. A small, intimate place with very good food, I had the lamb special, three perfectly prepared double chops with a ratatouille/quinoa base which was wonderful. Dark chocolate mousse to finish. Can’t beat it!

PW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an important restaurant addition to the San Diego scene. Why is it not packed with lines out the door? Good for those of us who want authentic cuisine though.

l
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Charming authentic french bistro in a cozy cottage. I had the lamb chop special with couscous which was outstanding. The escargot were delicious also and the service was impeccable. The trout needed a little salt but otherwise all of the food was delicious beautifully presented and good value. Will definitely go back

BG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant as we can always depend on great food and very good service.

CL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good classic bistro french in cosy cottage atmosphere. Attentive staff. Good cocktails and wine selection. Escargot perfect. Last time we went my daughters had modules frites and entrecôte au poirve and I had one of the best half racks of lamb I've had in some time. A visit is like a quick trip to Paris on 5th Avenue. Nice to see La Bonne Table continues to role out premium food year after year.

HS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy every experience at La Bonne Table, from the food to the friendly and knowledgeable service. The ambiance is charming and guests are treated well.

WG
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This is a rather small restaurant - cozy and quaint. Nice place for a romantic date evening. Service was very good.
My less than 5-star review is primarily to do with the food It wasn't bot bad....but for the price, it should be much better. I will likely go back in the future to see if things were just a bit off the night that we went. I'm hoping that is the case.

AD
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service but for the price range I'd say the food was not worth it.

KH
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Small intimate setting was quant and romantic.

OT
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Renaud’s wife has created a wonderful Sunday brunch experience to go along with the dinner menu. This is a charming piece of Paris in Hillcrest.

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