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La Bonne Table, San Diego, CA

La Bonne Table

4.8
4.8
1021 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 260-8039

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Renaud Tristan

  • Neighborhood

    Hillcrest

  • Cross street

    Pennsylvania

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Menu

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What 1,021 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. S

    Steph

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very highly recommend La Bonne Table. I'm French and this place felt like home. The food was delicious, service was impeccable, the ambiance was cozy and classy. A San Diego gem!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The team at La Bonne Table consistently deliver wonderful dining experiences. The food is always “spot on”, service some of the best and ambiance just right!

  3. OC

    OskarC

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have wanted to return since my initial visit prior to COVID-19. Finally had my chance this year. This a very good restaurant. I love the ambiance, the food and the drinks. I would recommend the as a special place to go. Everything that I have tried on the menu is excellent. Can’t wait to return in September

  4. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    My cream sauce was a curdled mess. The server assured me that that’s how they do it. Terrible Experience. Broken sauce should not be served to a paying customer.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful French Food and Dining Experience

  6. TB

    TomB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was superb! Ambience like in a French village.

  7. JJ

    JJ7777

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fantastic. Will definitely go back again.

  8. k

    kcgssd

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food time after time is tremendous.

  9. RD

    RobD

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    An excellent French Bistro. Good food, service, and atmosphere.

  10. DM

    DMaury

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome, it is always awesome. Beautiful little place, great service, excellent food, we even took our leftovers. Don't miss the double pork chop.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Yo and Victor are outstanding! And with Jordi in the kitchen, you can’t go wrong. Excellent experience, as always!

  12. KL

    KLSmith

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Limited menu. Pork chop was large, but not very tender and a bit bland.

  13. LC

    LarryC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great food, charming ambiance, and lovely staff.

  14. DG

    DinerGirl

    San Diego

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite french restaurant - thank you La Bonne for such an amazing experience every time we dine. We shall return a million times more.

  15. G

    Geoff

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Overall a great experience will be back, escargot a little saggy but flavor made up for it. The main dishes are a bit pricey, considering that they don’t come with a side you have to pay separately if you want a side, vegetable or whatever that might be.

    La Bonne TableResponded on April 27, 2022

    Bonjour Geoffrey! I am a little surprised by some of your comments. Our entrees all come with accompaniments, either a vegetable or starch therefore I don't understand your critique. We do offer sides but not to be purchased to complete your meal. Our portions are very generous so much that most people have enough to take home. I appreciate the feedback and I wanted to make sure that when people read your review don't get the wrong impression. :) I hope to see you again soon at LBT!

  16. r

    richc

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Service and atmosphere were good. Mussels in lobster bisque, excellent. The escargots, give it a miss. Terrible. Hanger steak good, but not great. How about a half inch skirt or flap meat cut? Better flavor. Bread and wine add to the meal. Eager to try the restaurant again.

  17. SD

    SanDiegoMike

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good with the potential to be great.

  18. M

    Mixed

    Seattle

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always fantastic service here. Drinks were well made (French 75 was great) and all food ordered was well prepared, a good portion, and very delicious. Hard to beat for a taste of a French bistro in San Diego.

  19. RM

    RanchoMirageFav

    Palm Springs

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We live in Palm Springs and whenever we get to San Diego we try to get to our favorite French restaurant. When you are there you feel like you could be in a little out of the way restaurant in Paris. The food is always good we especially love the muscles, but last night the had a pork shank what was out of this world. We will be in San Diego for the entire summer an plan to go as often as possible.

  20. CD

    CarolannD

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding experience- great food!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The good was incredible, the service was fantastic!

  22. d

    debhilde1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food and service, cute place. The chocolate mousse was awesome and very generous. It was not too sweet and was perfect. Thanks Le Bonne Table!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Really good food and service,.Will definitely return

  24. MB

    MichelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate there for restaurant week. They serve regular sized portions, not small portions for SDRW. The food is perfectly prepared and the service is excellent. Even though this was an expensive meal it was worth every penny. We will visit them again for special occasions.

  25. HF

    HarleyF

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We live in Solana Beach so we don't get down this way too often. But we should. We love this place. It may be my favorite restaurant in San Diego County. We were glad to see it full of people and apparently doing well. This place is a treasure.

  26. M

    Marc

    San Diego

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Consistently great food and service. Amazing French bistro atmosphere

  27. JB

    JayBilly

    Palm Springs

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We drove from Palms to our favorite restaurant in San Diego for Restaurant Week. Co-Owner, Sandra, and servers Yo and Victor always make you feel so welcomed. Chef Renaud's food was impeccable starting with his amazing escargots with puffed pastry and French onion soup. The crispy duck, which didn't even need a knife, and the hangar steak were cooked to perfection. The creme brulee is incredible and the chocolate mousse with wonderful shavings of chocolate on top is the best I've ever had. Can't wait to return.

  28. SE

    SteveE

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great overall experience, excellent menu

  29. IL

    IreneL

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyable and delicious as always .... one of my favorite French restaurants.

  30. AL

    AudreyLT

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Cozy and charming restaurant with great food and service.

  31. SL

    SamosaLover

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place !! Excellent service !! Delicious Food !! Great ambiance !! A favorite!!!

  32. FC

    FredC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, the staff were excellent. Food was great, portions were perfect. Best dessert chocolate mouse.

  33. e

    emd1142

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The meal was delicious and the service was fantastic! It’s always a pleasure to visit La Bonne. Thank you for having us!

  34. LL

    LuLu

    San Diego

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We were there for restaurant week. Love this little place it’s like a home inside - very cozy. Service is impeccable! We both had the escargots for an appetizer - they were ok but didn’t need the pastry topping. Had the trout and salmon - delicious! Crème brûlée for desert was truly the best - although the crepe Suzette not so much. Sancerre was very good. Nice evening - will definitely go back because of service and atmosphere!

  35. RS

    RonaldS

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    La Bonne Table made our experience extra special. They even gave us a couple of pours of 10 year Tawny Port at the end, as a birthday gift!

  36. m

    momodesign

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Having dined at Juniper and Ivy the night before, we felt La Bonne had something to live up to. Not so! Each dish shone with authenticity and flavor. From French onion soup, which is always epic here, and our small cheese plate we were primed for entrees. Cassoulet (beans with sausage, pork belly, and duck confit) was divine. The sauce and beans were silken and so savory. The duck- perfection! One of our party who doesn’t usually like duck was converted. We had salmon and lentils, very good, though fish was done in the well side for our taste. The pork shank with wine reduction sauce… another dish hit out of the park. For the last- dauphin potatoes, this is a must try side. Mousse and creme brûlée topped us off. Thanks for the candle. Nice touch! We’ll be back! Thanks LBT!

  37. R

    Robert

    San Diego

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, outstanding food and service. It was Saturday night and the restaurant was full; all seven tables and the bar. I am seriously hearing impaired so will return during the week as it is usually less crowded.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All I can say is “wow.” From the food, to the ambiance, to the service, everything about our dinner exceeded expectations. I didn’t know pork could be cooked so perfectly. The duck just fell off the bone. We used to live in Paris and La Bonne Table made us so nostalgic. Thank you to everyone at La Bonne Table who made our anniversary so special!

  39. PL

    PhilipL

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a gem this is for Hillcrest - we're lucky to have such a warm and welcoming restaurant. Great service every time and great food every time. A winner for sure.

  40. G

    Glen

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    I had heard good things about La Bonne Table and my visit didn’t disappoint. I had the steak frites which was delicious. Very tender but LBT needs to replace their steak knives with something a little sharper. I will definitely be going back. This restaurant would not be out of place in the Marais in Paris.

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La Bonne Table is rated 4.8 stars by 1021 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for La Bonne Table

3696 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pennsylvania

  • Neighborhood

    Hillcrest

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Renaud Tristan

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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