94th Aero Squadron - San Diego

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For over 40 years, one of San Diego's landmark dining destinations and one of the most unique and memorable restaurants you will ever find. Located inside a replica of a World War I French farmhouse decorated with fascinating military memorabilia, antiques, and aviation relics, the restaurant overlooks Montgomery Field Airport, and has a cozy and romantic ambiance, with large stone fireplaces intimate booths, and beautiful views. The extensive menu features mid-western aged beef and the freshest seafood. Here you will find USDA Choice & Prime Beef steaks, slow-roasted Angus prime rib, succulent lobster tail, fresh fish, rack of lamb, salad entrees,seafood chicken, pasta dishes, and fabulous desserts. Their famous Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet is not to be missed. Beautiful outdoor patios, a very popular Happy Hour, and excellent banquet facilities help make the 94th Aero Squadron one of the great dining experiences in all of San Diego.
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San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I was looking forward to an amazing time and experience. We were at a nice table but discovered the tables were so close it made it difficult to not be part of their conversation.
Service was a bit slow but not miserable.
Half way through our dinner the service staff put together 3 tables for a party of 8 young ladies. We were 3 1/2 feet away from them. Needless to say they were celebrating and got incredibly loud.
Poor choice for the restaurant...they had an entire upper level to put this part on away from the 2 and3 people at tables for a dinner.
I would never go back and I will continue to tell people about lack of consideration for their customers. We couldn’t wait to get out of there....birthday dinner ruined.

f
San Diego
89 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I should have had the lunch buffet.........for $14-$15...........the best gig and i viewed the buffet, very clean, good looking food and plenty of options along with salad/soup and dessert. I had the burger, it was not good, my guest had the prime rib sandwich...........was good but their not jumping up and down. Stuffed mushrooms were a tad mushy and fishy, prime rib bites (appetizer) was a great sauce, but mostly fatty pieces of meat.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First of all, this was for my daughter's 27th birthday celebration. I sent a message to the restaurant asking for a table with a view near the buffet, as myself and 2 other family members in my party are disabled and needed close access. When we arrived, I let the hostess know that 2 members of the original party of 8 weren't able to make it and they asked us to wait. After waiting about 10 minutes to be seated, we were hustled to a table WAY IN THE BACK with ZERO VIEW and far away from the buffet!! After we sat down, wait staff gathering plates were rushing by and knocking into our chairs where my 8 year old granddaughter was stuck in between my husband and daughter unable to move. I was very upset but chose not to make a fuss. Well, we sat, & we sat, & we sat for almost 20 minutes with no water, no service, NOTHING! I was about to get up & ask for a manager when an older, bald gentlemen finally arrived at our table. The same gentleman I had watched the ENTIRE time bussing tables, filling special request orders on the lower level the entire time paying VERY CLOSE ATTENTION to the table of 2 young, beautiful women who sat by the window only to complain to the manager on their way out about something and the manager offering a 10% cut on their bill only to be told they wanted their ENTIRE meal compt. Really? Couldn't this have been done in a more discrete location? We finally got some water & waited ANOTHER 10+ minutes to get some champagne, again, really? With 3 of us on disability on fixed incomes, eating here at these prices had to be planned and SAVED for!! No champagne? We finally got to go eat and guess what?! NO PLATES!! Are you kidding me? After waiting for plates, we proceeded to the buffet. And guess what?! Dressings for the salad had crap in them, no tongs for getting a lot of the food and..help me with this..TIP BASKETS AT EVERY SERVICE STATION?? T A C K E Y!! SO much more happened. call me @951 420-9465. I have SO much to complain about!!! MAD!!

K
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the meal and brought home half for lunch the next day.

DL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Expensive Brunch with low quality flavorless food.

KS
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We were there celebrating a homecoming, a promotion and a retirement. It was fantastic. Thanks.

CS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful experience. Came to the restaurant on Halloween eve. It was advertised to dress up, but we were the only ones dressed up! The restaurant was almost empty, but we had such a great meal and a good time. Rack of lamb and the chicken Roland were exceptional! Can’t wait to go back.

SV
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going to 94th Aero Squadron for years! I've never been disappointed. The lunch buffet is plentiful AND delicious, the staff was pleasant and kind and our waitress was very friendly and prompt. I had the Wonton Chicken Salad and it was very large , had lots of chicken and of course very GOOD!

DC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the waitress was fantastic. They had a table to accommodate the eight of us ready when we arrived. Thank You 94th Aero Squadron

K
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening. Beautiful surroundings, fabulous food & great service. The filet mignon and The ribeye with bearnaise sauce were cooked to perfection and delicious. The portions were generous— not so much that you were stuffed, but enough to fill you up, so we were able to (unwillingly) pass on the great-looking desserts. We’ll definitely go again next time we’re in San Diego.

D
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still as great as I remember starting waaaay back in years. Last few years just cocktails once a month.

BD
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Brunch spot we celebrated my brother birthday and it was 👍🏾

JN
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to the 94 plenty of times and it never disappoints

H
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value and delicious brunch, bottomless mimosas and amazing service, thank you for a relaxing Sunday!

S
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were totally surprised by the quality of the food!
Steaks were perfectly cooked and, prime quality.
The service was excellent, and we were not rushed.
The down side was the lack of ambience. While we were enjoying our great meal, staff was busily moving tables and stacking chairs. This was a Saturday night, and not even 8 p.m. When you are enjoying an exemplary steak, it’s a little disconcerting watching staff being more involved with the furniture than the consumers.
Not sure where management was, if they were even there.

Also, there were very young children playing outside the window near the fire pit, breaking branches off bushes and than setting them on fire. We pointed it out to our waiter who found a parent and thankfully, no one caught on fire and no furniture was set ablaze.

If the restaurant is still open on our next trip to San Diego , we will definitely return for a great meal, hopefully without the distractions.

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MD
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The waiter was ok but seemed a bit distracted. There was a wedding going on in the courtyard, maybe that was it. The rice pilaf was too spicy, and the veggies were almost raw. But the salmon and the cheesecake were good. We arrived before 6 and ordered the early special.

p
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming restaurant where the mood is set on arrival by the music playing at the entrance. The hostess was very welcoming and even stopped by to check on us during the meal. Our server, Sandra, was a model of cheerful competence. She was alert to anything we might want or need. Good food and wine. Chicken roulades were especially delicious.

D
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Prime rib was good not great. Since I ordered it medium they soaked it and it was not crusty. Potato and bread were delicious! Price was very good for early bird. Our waitress was excellent. Lots of noisy kids.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Service was very slow food came out cold waited over an hour to get our order no fault of the waitress quality of steaks has gone way down very disappointed

j
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding
Nice quiet relaxing dinner
Great service

CH
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Appetizers we good but dinner and desert Menu not executed well. Food soggy from salsa. Prime rib sad looking. Creme brûlée not finished with crisp top. Server stated that sometimes it’s hard to get cooks to do what they’re supposed to do. Menu ideas are good but for restaurant week to get us to come back it was a fail. Not worth the almost $200 we spent. I waited 10 years for this and was disappointed. Some of the items offered not on your regular menu either. Why would I return? Ambiance was way too dark. Couldn’t see a thing which caused people to use bright cell phone lights at other tables. Annoying. Waiter even commented on darkness.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The service received during Restaurant Week was fairly poor. The server assigned to our table was neither attentive nor friendly at first. I noticed he was more cordial with the other tables (e.g., checking on how everyone was doing, if the food was ok, and if there's anything else needed); however for my table he was very standoffish, quick to dismiss himself, and never checked on how we were. I found it quite odd especially because it wasn't a particularly busy night. So we asked to switch table locations and were about to get a new server, but our initial server followed us to deliver the main course. After we changed tables, the server finally started to check on us and chat a little. The restaurant's ambiance is fitting for its aero squadron theme. The food is okay but nothing really special. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here again.

P
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Steven gave excellent service as always Food was great and we enjoyed having a window seat for a change instead of the booths we got to watch planes taking off and landing at Montgomery Field

W
San Diego
81 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Very good buffet, but the items sometimes lack temperature or seasoning.

MH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Will totally come back when we are back in town

LA
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants when we visit friends in San Diego. Where else can you eat great food in a vintage environment and look out the window at a WWI airplane.

S
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great buffet selection, reasonably priced.

d
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very relaxed lunch with friends. We stayed for 3 hours and the restaurant staff was friendly and never gave us grief for staying so long. Two of my friends had lunch buffet and it was great!!

MQ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I always enjoy the prime rib. My wife enjoys the Salmon. We reserved our table and were seated right away.
The service is excellent and the environment is very comfortable.

JS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere is lovely and our server was very friendly. I felt that the prime rib and mashed potatoes were OK but not great. It was a nice, comfortable place and I would go back.

m
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Themed as a WW1 fighter squadron, 94th has been a staple for an entertaining evening for many years. It's on the north edge of the Montgomery field airport where you can see the flight operations as you dine. The menu is typical american steak and seafood.

P
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Dinner was disappointing and service was lacking. On top of all, we discovered they no longer honor their sister restaurant's (Butcher Shop) gift cards!

C
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place with good food and good services. The steak was so delicious

CB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The experience was wonderful. The only issue was the lights were burnt out above our table. The food and service were excellent. They even discussed when the best time to see the helicopters and planes flying by.

CN
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was just OK, it is general much better, food was served hot and quite good.

SV
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our experience at the 94th Aero Squadron. Our service was excellent. She was a nice and helpful server. The only thing that would of made our experience better would of been the temperature of the restaurant. We wished it was a bit cooler.

D
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Service slow. Didn’t get s beverage refill until we were about out the door. Buffet lunch not worth it. Wouldn’t go back

LM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We had a party of 9, seven ordered the buffet and two ordered off the menu. The menu items did not arrive until all others were finished eating. It was not a great experience for those riding off the menu.

MF
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

They overcrowd the place to accommodate more people but it’s not enjoyable when people are bumping your table to get to the dessert station. Food is decent not great.

AP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful venue for a Sunday Brunch. The selections were outstanding and the quality of the food was excellent. Our server was very attentive to our needs.