La Bonne Table

4.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
742 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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!

Get it delivered

What 742 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.7
value
Noise · Quiet
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
MD
vipMartinD
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. Ask Yo for wine recommendations. Very knowledgable

DT
vipDominiqueT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional experience.

S
Steve
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Small, intimate place with fabulous food. Great attitude but only downside is slow service.

A
vipAnonymous
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch at la bonne table is the best kept secret in San Diego. Consistently delicious food , great service and ambiance.Must try!

TS
vipTexanSass
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Bonne Table is as charming as it gets. The ambiance is stellar and the food is delightful French County. The wine list has good selections at a fair price. This is a little jewel of a restaurant!

ES
EliS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, intimate setting with well prepared dishes that are worth their price. Great for a date night or special occassion.

e
elkeb
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute go to Sunday brunch spot...never disappointed, always fresh and delicious.❤

MK
vipMeredithK
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Continues to be our dinner in Paris night! So popular now it’s hard to get a reservation but worth waiting for!

LG
LoveGreatAmbience
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Bonne Table hits all the high notes. Go here is you like an intimate and charming ambience, attentive and unhurried service, and well-prepared food. I particularly love the duck confit and trout amandine, and my dining companions have raved about the French onion soup and cassoulet.

l
viplisab
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 3rd time in, 2nd brunch. Food and service are excellent. We will definitely return.

D
vipDocmatt
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had to wait 35 minutes after our reservation time but the staff was very nice and comped us a salad and a glass of wine.
Menu is limited but food really good
Duck confit the best I’ve had

S
Sherry
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend! Food and service was great

M
vipMarcus
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never fails to delivery great quality food, service and ambiance.

JP
vipJPJP
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Shared escargot, steak frites, pork chop. All stellar and delicious. Wine was equally good. Great place for quality!

g
glbre
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, atmosphere, looking forward to trying more menu items

KW
KeithW
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little restaurant tucked away in San Diego is a huge gem. A local friend told us about it and we had a wonderful dinning experience here. It’s the next best thing to dinning in France. The menu is classic country French, farm to table, and everything was prepared perfectly. This is as good as it gets.

r
rodgerd
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true treasure for a lovely French meal. Enjoy!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food for an excellent price. Nice small restaurant with great service. The bone marrow was a huge highlight.

EL
EduardL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very little and cozy place. Food is just mediocre. Service is good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is top notch and the door is absolutely Amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place and hight quality food

G
Glen
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - I've been many times and it never disappoints!!!! I look forward to my next visit.

CM
CindyM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!!! A beautiful Complimentary champagne treat to celebrate a birthday was a WOW! All of the food was fantastic. A new favorite.

SD
SDtransplant
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th Birthday. Small but excellent menu. Cozy and not commercial dining room. Will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, the food was amazing.

EL
EdwardL
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

An authentic, intimate, and elegant French restaurant in a gritty neighborhood. You'd never expect old world tradition in this location. Everything about this place "screams" Paris.

The escargot was the winner among entrees. Garlicky and well prepared. Among the entrees, the beef dish was about the best beef we've had in town. Order it medium rare. The trout...what can I say? I've had better. The wine was limited, but adequate.

The service was appropriate for a stuffy restaurant, a little stuffy. but have no issues with how we were treated.

Dinner for two, including drinks, an appetizer for each, and no dessert, with tip and tax was $175. Pricey, a dinner price that I can accommodate rarely.

A once in a lifetime experience everyone n San Diego should experience. Is it a twice in a lifetime experience? Not sure.

S
vipSpeedyponchales
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem. The onion soup, the escargots, the duck confit and the steak frites are as good as in the best french bistrot. Service by Victor is perfect: always present but unobtrusive.

T
vipTedddd
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good. Could use additional tables

RB
RandyB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service (though when dining at this type of restaurant we are not looking for fast but friendly and timely service).

t
traveler
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would seated promptly. It is small (10 tables) cozy and gives a 'French' vibe. Food was excellent.

L
Love929
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere! I would ask if they could switch up their fries - seemed tasteless and perhaps frozen - maybe we go an old batch? Old-school french restaurant.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I eat dinner here at least once a month. Everything about the experience is exceptional: the menu, the service, the quality of the food, and the atmosphere. Even a seat at the bar is fun! This is my absolute favorite restaurant in San Diego.

RO
ROBINMAE
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great French Restaurant. Like all the reviews say the Pork Chop is probably the BEST in town. We were greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate our Anniversary. Downside: slow paced, very small dining area, 1 server/bartender for restaurant. If you don't mind the slow pace, this would be 5 stars!

EL
ELENAs
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service and ambiance was good but food was lack luster except for the Escargot and Creme brule. It was good but I was expecting more based on reviews.

TC
TonyC
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love French bistro food so everything on the menu sounded delicious to me. With our table of 4, each person got a different appetizer, entree, and dessert so with friends that like to share, we each got to sample a lot of what La Bonne Table has to offer. Normally, French food portions can be small, but I have to say I was pleasantly stuffed after my 3 courses. The escargot was the hit of the evening simply because it's preparation allowed even the skeptics to enjoy eating snails. The duck was sublime, the pork chop hearty, the steak tender, and the trout moist. Dessert was the only reason I knocked my review down a star as the crepes suzette was a bit chewy and bland while the chocolate mousse was too much whipped cream and not enough chocolate decadence. The creme brulee was outstanding and the tarte tartin was a classic. Love the atmosphere and will definitely be returning. I am putting it on par with the OB location of Bo-Beau and a notch above Bleu Boheme on Adams.

G
Gingin
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a memorable meal during Restaurant Week. Four of us shared four wonderful choices of apps, mains and desserts. Service was perfect, cocktails were delicious and the servings were generous. Highly recommended.

JF
JoshF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to La Bonne Table on a Monday evening and the place was totally full, which isn’t hard to do because it’s also very small. But pretty much as soon as we sat down we realized why, the waiters were incredibly friendly and attentive, the food smelled incredible and it very much felt like a small Parisian bistro. We had the escargot, onion soup, pork chop and duck confit, followed by the crime brûlée and the chocolate mousse. Everything was absolutely delicious, the sauce on the pork chop was crazy good. 5/5 we will absolutely be going back here. A real gem in Hillcrest.

LW
LorraineW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

all was good. food especially perfect. nice find. good experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! The food was classic French. And the atmosphere was relaxed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Would recommend the wine pairing during restaurant week!