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ARLO San Diego, San Diego, CA

ARLO San Diego

4.1
4.1
377 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Come experience ARLO – a new chef-driven restaurant in San Diego’s Mission Valley. ARLO is a celebration of San Diego lifestyle and culinary culture serving scratch-made dishes made with fresh local ingredients and flavor without borders. The fun, fresh, quirky environment is highlighted by a sweeping outdoor patio, swaying palm trees and a giant outdoor fireplace. Rounding out the experience is an inventive cocktail program, extensive wine list and local craft beer on tap.

Chef Josh Mouzakes' vision for ARLO is that the food and beverage program “is not constrained by boundaries.” That’s a perfect description for ARLO’s global influences and his own career including time at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry, the three-Michelin-starred restaurant known as one of the finest restaurants in the world.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 908-5058

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Offering an ongoing celebration of San Diego’s lifestyle with deliciously prepared, locally sourced scratch-made cuisine, and the perfect combination of indoor/outdoor space, ARLO is the perfect spot to celebrate all occasions. ARLO can accommodate groups from 10 to 400 with multiple unique and versatile event spaces to suit all of your private dining and celebratory needs. With floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open from the dining room to the patio, and the adjacent Martini Lawn, options range from an al fresco patio experience, a private or semi-private dining room function, garden setting or a full restaurant buyout. From birthday and graduation celebrations, wedding receptions, corporate dinners and everything in between, let’s raise a toast! For more information contact 619-908-5058 or email arlo@towncountry.com. The ARLO team can also help you create a custom menu depending on your party's needs. We look forward to helping you plan your next event!

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Valley

  • Cross street

    Hotel Circle/Fashion Valley Road

  • Parking details

    There is a parking structure right out front of ARLO. Pull in the lot, take a ticket, and bring your ticket with you. ARLO offers free parking for your dinner and brunch, make sure to bring in your parking ticket and the staff can validate it.

  • Public transit

    Fashion Valley Transit Center

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 377 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. BL

    BouchraL

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. My friend and me both ordered the Bison Filet Mignon and it was outstanding. It came with heirloom cauliflower and we ordered a side of wild mushrooms. They were delicious and I will highly recommend this place
  2. RM

    RosellaM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great ambiance for all kind of occasion!
  3. GM

    GM0408

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    The food was great, but for some reason, the entrees took over 45 minutes to come out!
  4. EG

    EstherG

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Went to this place on recommendation for a birthday dinner with a large group. It was a week night and they didn’t seem to be prepared for large group dining, even though there were only a few other small tables seated. The food was excellent but the service was very slow. Despite requesting additional service assistance from the manager, the drinks and food were exceptionally slow. The chef came out personally to apologize and offer additional food to be sent out after speaking to another manager but the group had already decided to move on after being there for 2 hours. The ambience was great, may try it again with a smaller group.

    ARLO San DiegoResponded on June 24, 2022I am the General Manager of ARLO. I heard that we did not fulfill our promise to provide an excellent experience on Wednesday night. I would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you about the experience so that we may learn from our shortcomings & to insure you an amazing experience on your next visit. Michael Lowney ARLO General Manager

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was excellent, only missing a little acid to break up the richness but really good. The sourdough appetizer was the best sourdough I’ve ever had and don’t skip the roasted garlic honey it is ridiculously good.
  6. EB

    ElizabethB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. I had the chocolate pancakes and ice tea. Highly recommend the bacon bites, so good! Our server Daniel was humorous and very attentive. We ate outside on the patio, the weather was perfect. Inside is adorable and it would've been delightful as well. There is a large outdoor fireplace with a very large table in front of it. Perfect for an evening dinner party. We ate brunch on Father's Day.
  7. ND

    NatashaD

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We went to celebrate father’s day, the food was great but it did take a while to get to our table which I would understand if the place was packed but there were only a few tables and they seem to have enough employees. Other than that we loved our experience at Arlo. P.S. It is a resort so maybe they had a lot of orders going to the pool area.
  8. D

    Darya

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    This is my second time coming here. I thought I’d give it a second try because the first time we were waiting for what seems to be a long time before somebody came to finally take our order. I feel we were left out the first time & also this second time. I will not be coming back.
  9. J

    Jade

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Floating crudites and crab salad overhyped. Bacon fritters a gelatanous blob. Do not recommend

    ARLO San DiegoResponded on June 24, 2022Hello, I apologize for your experience. We have change the menu since your visit and have taken your comments to note. I hope you come back to see our new menu. Thank you for your input.

  10. M

    Michellec

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Brunch food was not very family friendly. Quiche was too savory for a brunch meal during the summer it was more of a winter hardy meal. Chocolate chip pancakes were really dry and crumbly. Bacon fritters were to mushy. No regular breakfast items available, limited choices. Salmon toast was the best part of the meal and kids liked the hashbrown fritters fun chrunchy squares.
  11. S

    Susan10

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Outside ambience lovely and relaxing. Service very good. Food beautifully presented, but brunch menu was way too trendy and weird. Not one dish resembling normal brunch type fare for anyone less adventurous or with any food issues/allergies. Way too many fried items. Will go back sometime and try dinner menu, not sure would go back for brunch.
  12. JA

    JoeA

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife, young daughter and I went to the restaurant expecting to get a fine meal but we weren't sure what my daughter would be able to eat off of the menu. We were so happy they offer a kids menu and my daughter loved their cheese pizza. We also started with the Arlo Sourdough, which is possibly the best Sourdough bread I've ever had. I had the Maple Leaf Duck and my wife had Maple Halibut and we both thought they were delicious. Our drinks were fantastic too. Overall, a fantastic meal!
  13. JM

    JacquesM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bit pricey but a good experience I would have never tried if it hadn't been recommended.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience.
  16. BL

    BouchraL

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the salmon toast, potato salad and bacon fritters and everything was delicious. We received a complimentary glass of Prosecco and had each a Bellini. One with grapefruit and one with Cherrie, both very refreshing. Our server was great, she was on top of everything and super smiley. I would highly recommend this place for Sunday brunch.
  17. L

    Laini

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The ambiance was excellent. We visited this restaurant for the first time, and we enjoyed it. Unfortunately, the menu options were minimal. I'm not sure if this is the menu every day or just on Sunday, but we had a great time.
  18. KG

    KevinG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we enjoyed the Halibut entree , fresh tasty food. My daughter enjoyed the pizza bread , very delicious.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Disappointing. We ordered duck and pork loin, which were both tasteless and dry. Would not go back for sure.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The waitress claimed the restaurant didn’t let them taste the food, so she had no recommendations- which I thought odd. Other than that everything was great. I’ve never had a meal here I didn’t like! So good!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Used to be a great restaurant when it first opened. On our recent trip Our meatballs were cold & I almost got up to serve our own drinks. Needs new mgmt & a new chef.
  22. SH

    SolaiH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Some of the food was cold. Had to ask for salt & pepper shakers. Had to ask for spoons. Buffet was expensively priced for what was provided. Had to pay $25.00 extra for a two year to have a buffet fruit cup.
  23. TH

    ThomasH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went for Mother’s Day Brunch. $79 for minimal food options.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the opportunity to try Arlo for Mother’s Day brunch. The brunch was wonderful as each food item was made exceptionally well. Usually at a buffet there are many options but the quality of the food is not always the greatest. Not so at Arlo, there was a perfect amount of choices and with your choices the food was made well and with care. Carving station was delicious, many options with sauce and the carver provided great service. Salad station, seafood station, breakfast station, warm food station and dessert station. They even had a kid section and lowered it so that children can see their options. Our waitress provided excellent service. The ambience and outside tables were wonderful and so was the inside, anywhere you sat you had a great view. They even had a live person playing music. Momma was happy, I highly recommend for Mother’s Day brunch.
  25. A

    Amanda

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I wanted Mother's Day brunch with my daughter to be amazing & it just wasn't. Our server was sweet but slow & inattentive (and this was a buffet.) We waited nearly 10 minutes after the hostess sat us before being acknowledged & it truly was NOT crowded. I work in the industry and am patient and understanding. Perhaps because we there were only a few occupied tables outside, we were forgotten? Staff inside were friendly and helpful, especially because nothing was labeled. Guests were pretty vocal about that. But it was an exciting surprise with each lift of the lid. lol Decor was and ambiance was great. Loved the Anchorman portrait & the throwback Padres stuff. Dirty plates remained on the table as staff walked by us; toddler sized "complimentary mimosa" was insulting to moms everywhere & maybe I just couldn't get past that. lol It was nice to finally see Town & Country all renovated at least. Maybe ARLO knocks it out of the park on other days/nights but yesterday was a pretty big flop.
  26. l

    live2savor

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day brunch. The staff made everyone feel welcome.
  27. Y

    Young

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As a first time customer , it was a great experience. I loved that we were able to sit outside. It was really pretty. Our waitress was great and we truly enjoyed our food.
  28. K

    Keith

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Had difficulties making reservations. I received a text message announcing the availability of a Mothers' Day brunch, but when I tried to make a reservation, the response was that all tables were already booked. I subsequently received a message that more tables were opened up. When we went, the restaurant on only about 1/4 full. The food was great (albeit some of the pre-prepared food was cold). Carver for the roast beef was extremely friendly and customer oriented.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The sourdough bread appetizer was delicious. The beet root entree lacked complexity and could have used a mash or risotto under it. The maple halibut had good flavor but the pumpkin gnocchi was very dense and dry and there were only three. The sauce was delicious.
  30. IR

    IvyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The cocktails were great and they had an interesting menu. Food was good. The servers were nice and friendly
  31. MS

    MonaS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time here for the 4 of us and very impressed. We came early on a Saturday evening for dinner. Ate outdoors with a heater. The whole redo/ambiance is great. Service was perfect. We had the Queen Bee cocktail and wine - excellent. Flatbreads, seafood plate and pork dish- 4/5. Loved the wild mushroom flatbread and cold shrimp chorizo. Will definitely come back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Presentation was wonderful, and the sourdough bread is not to be missed. The pizza was a salt bomb (still feeling it the next day), and the halibut was ok, but nothing special. The broccolini was tasty, but lukewarm at best.
  33. GG

    GabrielaG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great dinner 🙌 The food was delicious with great portions AND our server, Daniel, made it an even better experience! He was very polite and answered all of our questions. Definitely going back to ARLO.
  34. NK

    NedK

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Short on staff, but the sever didn't give us any attention. Didn't check in with us until the food came out and the bill came.
  35. m

    markw

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Both entrees were overcooked. The halibut was very dry, the pork as well.
  36. N

    Natalie

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for making our Easter brunch delicious and memorable!
  37. D

    Donaldc

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really beautiful place and definitely will come back
  38. JM

    JenniferM

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Easter Brunch- enjoyed the live action stations (Tri tip, hash and hollandaise, yum!) but the maitre-d hesitantly warned that the kitchen was down staff. Really? On Easter?! The thing that kept us, was our server Miles! We watched as at least 2 tables left upset for the wait on the kitchen to get out their food. Miles was kind and attempted to accommodate which we fully appreciated. The experience took 2 hours for us from start to finish; we were on vacation from Northern California and have not seen anything quite like this before. Hard to recommend ARLO’s based on the kitchen chaos but Miles is a keeper and the reason that we stayed. He wanted the best for his diners. Cheers Miles on all that you do with your career!
  39. A

    Aimee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We came for the Easter Brunch. All we had was the food off the 2 stations due to the kitchen being backed up. We waited for almost 2 hrs and no food came out. We paid for the drinks we had and left. I was very disappointed. The waiter apologized but I saw no manager in site.
  40. L

    Lot24

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Went for the Easter special menu. Requested a table outside but was told they were all booked. The 2.5 hrs we were there plenty remained open. One couple walked in and requested an outside table and got it, despite not booking one specifically. We were warned they were running exceptionally behind time which we didn’t mind (despite having 2 under 2 to try and amuse). Our server was really awful, ignored us, lacked any people skills. Just a simple apology and thanks for our patience would have gone a long way. Perhaps offer a drink on the house whilst waiting? I saw other servers seems very nice so must have just been ours. Fruit plate and Brie to start was small and lacked anything creative. Starters could have also had more care put into them. Main meals were both delicious and the desserts were AMAZING. Had a nice time but that was due to spending time with my husband and two LO’s, nothing really to do with the restaurant. Wouldn’t go back again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

ARLO San Diego is rated 4.1 stars by 377 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for ARLO San Diego

500 Hotel Cir N San Diego, CA 92108

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hotel Circle/Fashion Valley Road

  • Neighborhood

    Mission Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a parking structure right out front of ARLO. Pull in the lot, take a ticket, and bring your ticket with you. ARLO offers free parking for your dinner and brunch, make sure to bring in your parking ticket and the staff can validate it.

  • Public transit

    Fashion Valley Transit Center

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 908-5058

  • Private party facilities

    Offering an ongoing celebration of San Diego’s lifestyle with deliciously prepared, locally sourced scratch-made cuisine, and the perfect combination of indoor/outdoor space, ARLO is the perfect spot to celebrate all occasions. ARLO can accommodate groups from 10 to 400 with multiple unique and versatile event spaces to suit all of your private dining and celebratory needs. With floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open from the dining room to the patio, and the adjacent Martini Lawn, options range from an al fresco patio experience, a private or semi-private dining room function, garden setting or a full restaurant buyout. From birthday and graduation celebrations, wedding receptions, corporate dinners and everything in between, let’s raise a toast! For more information contact 619-908-5058 or email arlo@towncountry.com. The ARLO team can also help you create a custom menu depending on your party's needs. We look forward to helping you plan your next event!

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