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Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant, San Diego, CA

Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant

4.7
4.7
705 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
BANKERS HILL BAR + Restaurant is an award-winning neighborhood eatery opened in 2010 by three-time James Beard Award nominee Carl Schroeder and acclaimed restaurateur Terryl Gavre. Schroeder works with local farms and vendors to select the best, most sustainable ingredients for his inventive dishes – which change often based on seasonal availability and trends. California casual and Baja-inspired plates join an impressive selection of All-American favorites that complement an extensive list of handcrafted cocktails, beer and wine. BANKERS HILL offers a welcoming vibe complete with a spacious dining room, bar and outdoor garden patio.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 231-0222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Carl Schroeder

  • Private party facilities

    BANKERS HILL is ideal for celebratory events large and small, and can host parties ranging from an intimate dinner for 12, to a standing cocktail reception for 120 guests. Let our team plan the perfect occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Paul Cabrera: (888) 641-1964

  • Neighborhood

    Banker's Hill

  • Cross street

    Ivy

  • Parking details

    Plenty of street parking and public lots.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 705 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LF

    LisaF

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! Their happy hour is amazing. The food is delicious. It has a cool atmosphere. Definitely go here!
  2. AB

    AnneB

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visitors. Came for brunch and it was delicious. I had the “you can’t sip with us” cocktail and it was so tasty! Everything was delicious, to be honest.
  3. KM

    KevinM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best chilaquiles I have ever tasted. The brunch menu seems to have something for everybody, and I highly recommend the cinnamon bun to start off with. A definite crowd pleaser. I’ll be back again.
  4. FF

    FoodFan55

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time dining with a friend of mine. Will definitely go again!
  5. E

    Emjay

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The short ribs were fab! The citrus salad was fab!
  6. SC

    SeanC

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Not what it once was, but still a fine night out. Found the appetizers all skewed heavy on the sweet side. Cocktails were average, and price was high-average.
  7. LL

    LarryL

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Banker's Hill is always a good choice. Food and service were very good. My friend, who is a foodie, was very impressed overall.
  8. JM

    JamesM

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was great - best burger in the city, and a solid choice overall. Service is inconsistent, ranging from super friendly and accommodating to “where the hell did he go?”, and that can enhance or dampen your experience.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s one of our favorite go to places-
  10. MK

    MaryK

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The 3 of us agreed that our entire dining experience rated 5 stars! Everything just perfect, even the noise level was quiet for a Sunday night in the midst of Hillcrest. One of us asked for substitutions on her entree and for the meat to be Well-Done. And she was very impressed that all was just as she'd ordered. I had the pork chop, moist and full of flavor, our other companion had the chicken schnitzel perfectly done.
  11. JB

    JeanieB

    San Diego

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We go here often prior to the symphony. Love the service and the food. This time the potato chips were a bit too salty but the selections on the Happy Hour menu were great. Thank you.
  12. SS

    SueS

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was a great atmosphere on the patio. Plenty warm from the heaters. The food was good and the wine was reasonably priced. Just one comment - it was a bit frustrating to only have one vegetarian option. But it was a good option.
  13. P

    Pommette

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very creative, delicious food. Friendly service. The ambiance /decor is a bit drab and too dark. The wine was overpriced and desert options too heavy.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food3service2ambience3
    We enjoyed our brunch but the service was slow and not attentive.
  15. JF

    JasonF

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lost Valentine’s Day celebration. Good times, great food and solid service. I’ll be back for sure.
  16. A

    Aleciaperdomo

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Best burger ever. Period. Excellent truffle fries. Awesome drinks!
  17. SC

    StephenC1

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    As someone who comes from the service industry, I don’t find myself writing reviews ever. But, this one I had me a little upset and underwhelmed. I took my girlfriend out for Valentine’s Day and was recommended this restaurant by a friend. We got sat quickly at a nice spot by the bar. We recieved a Valentine’s Day menu and drink menus and that’s where my review starts. We were not greeted by anyone for 10 minutes. We were sitting there in between tables if people being served and not one person said hello. Finally the manager (in a suit) came by and asked us if we had be started on drinks, and finally go those for us. Our server finally comes back with the drinks and asks for our order. Now I’m totally ok with the Valentine’s Day menu if restaurants only have that for the night, what I’m not ok with is when a restaurant has a valentines menu but doesn’t mention they also have the normal menu if you want that too. Our server didn’t even mention we could order from the other menu, because we didn’t want to do three course meal. We would have much rather ordered off the normal menu but I feel like it was shady to not mention that we could order off that menu. Then we got the first dish which was fine (lobster bisque, and bruschetta) nothing special about it. Our entrees (chicken snetzel and pork chop) were really good. Then the desert came out and that was ok as well. Overall the food was 3/5 but noting special. Our bill came out to $170 with tax and tip and we just felt cheated. I don’t mine spending money for great food, but when the service and the food dont reflect what I’m paying, it really sucks. That being said we probably wouldn’t go back to give it another try, and we really really were excited about this place. Huge bummer. I would hope management addresses the service issues promptly.
  18. MD

    MaryD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We meet with our friends every year on Valentines - 15 years ! Bankers was right at the top !
  19. SU

    SUPER

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I LOVE this place and so does everyone I take there.
  20. z

    zeedn

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    My wife and I have been here no less than 20 times or more since it opened. Every time has been great including food service etc. This time was different. While the salad (citrus and avo was great) our entree’s the steak and the pork tacos were sub par at best. The steak was tough and bland the tacos were not the original recipes they had a few years ago. Perhaps a new chef tinkering? Not sure but i was just sad for this restaurant. I wont’ be back for awhile. Why pay good money for a bad meal. Service was excellent as always.
  21. MW

    MaryW

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Banker's Hill has always been one of our favorite restaurants. We can always count on great food, attentive service, and a lovely ambiance for a relaxed dinner!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As always the service was beyond excellent from the hostess, to the waiter (John), and food runner. Food was also exceptional. Happy Hour had some amazing deals. Great evening. Thank you BHB
  23. DP

    DickPick

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    10 am Sunday brunch and we were the first there! Great Bloody Mary to start Hand made cinnamon rolls !!! Many had the bourbon French toast And i had short rib “ hash” with an egg which wasn’t hash but was good! Place filled up by the time our group of 8 left and we all enjoyed!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding. The was food was delicious. We especially enjoyed the avocado and citrus salad. It was one of the best salads we have ever experienced.
  25. AF

    AstridF

    San Diego

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Love the food and service, but even when we arrived at 5:30 p.m. on a Saturday night, the noise level rose almost immediately. The only drawback at this otherwise fine establishment...
  26. AW

    ArleneW

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great place for Happy Hour; homemade potato chips, beet salad with frisee and goat cheese, taco of the day, beef slider for starters with a nice cocktail. Love the casual but special neighborhood vibe. Parking on the street is easy during early evening hours. Great service, will be back!
  27. EP

    EdParsley

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food quality wasn’t as good as usual.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    First time visit. Food was decent and so were the drinks. Liked the interior and exterior of this place.
  29. BM

    BarbaraM

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great dinner and accommodating staff. But please change the front door! Tables near it get a blast if cold air!
  30. TW

    TomW

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant week was amazing. Christina the server did a great job with the whole experience along with her team!
  31. LP

    LeeP

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious! We will be back!
  32. SM

    SandraM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding place to dine. Many choices of excellent food! Never thought I would rave about cauliflower, but Bankers Hill changed my mind.
  33. RC

    RichardC

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and dining options. Service was also very good.
  34. C

    Chuan

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the only places in San Diego right now where I feel like I actually got what I paid for.
  35. CF

    CarlaF

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for San Diego Restaurant Week. The food was heavenly-- honestly! The the chicken schnitzel and bread pudding were to die for. Extremely personable server who made us feel special and made the meal that much more enjoyable.
  36. f

    foodie

    Detroit

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Banker's Hill offers a delight for the palate. The cauliflower is crispy and the sauce adds the perfect finish for each bite. We went for restaurant week and it was a great value for a delicious meal.
  37. AP

    AdrienneP

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Modern/industrial, but warm and inviting. Great friendly service. Delicious specialty cocktails. Very good devilled eggs. Would like to go again.
  38. P

    Phil

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Meatloaf was outstanding, especially with the Brussels sprouts.
  39. AP

    AleciaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The waiter was super friendly and the food was absolutely delicious!
  40. L

    Linda

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A cozy restaurant with wonderful staff serving delicious food. I highly recommend the braised pork tacos, they are exceptional and if I lived closer I would have had dinner there the next night

FAQs

Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 231-0222.

Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 705 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ivy

  • Neighborhood

    Banker's Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Californian, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Plenty of street parking and public lots.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carl Schroeder

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 231-0222

  • Private party facilities

    BANKERS HILL is ideal for celebratory events large and small, and can host parties ranging from an intimate dinner for 12, to a standing cocktail reception for 120 guests. Let our team plan the perfect occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Paul Cabrera: (888) 641-1964

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