Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant

4.7
526 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us for a special Easter Day Brunch from 10am to 5pm. We will be serving a special three course menu for $38 per person. Children under 12 will still be able to order a la carte from the Kids Menu. Please be aware we will not have are full menu available, only the three course menu.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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YS
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my second visits but the first time dinner. Love the restaurant where I feel very relaxing but also servers are very attentive. Delicious food and really recommended this restaurant. Love to revisit and try different menu. The Brussels sprouts with pork belly was very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attentive waitress and good food!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a reservation for 7. Our waiter was outstanding. He answered all of our questions. Our water glasses never went empty. The manager came over and personally delivered our bottle of wine, and laid out the menu for us in detail. The waiter went over the cocktails and cheese board with us. The service was outstanding, the food was full of flavor, and the room was full of memories in the making. I can’t wait to go back.

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JZ
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I used to love the food here, but was disappointed in the menu on this last visit. My out of town guests thought I had taken them to a German restaurant based on the menu choices. I do still like the ambiance and hope the menu changes again.

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DC
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch! Our table was waiting for us. We had a lovely brunch with very attentive waitstaff, front of the house, and management. We'll return.

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AP
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

It’s always like this restaurant in the past but unfortunately this visit was one that will stop us from returning. The food was cheap in portions (There were three potatoes and or salmon dish that were about 1/10 of an inch of a slice). We were rushed by the bus person How my husband was definitely turned off. That is not exactly the date experience that I wanted to have.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 12 of us and they did a great job with accommodating a large group. The Bloody Marys were delicious, as was all the food.

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d
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bankers Hill is always a favorite. Truffle fries are amazing! Great cocktails! One of the best burgers in town. The menus is always changing which means it never gets boring! Service is consistently great - Chris is our favorite! We will definitely be back!

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SD
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Bankers Hill several time but this is the first time I ordered the beef short rib. The flavor was very good but the piece of short rib was mostly fat maybe an end cut. I was disappointed.

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice meal and our server, Chris, was great! I always enjoy our dinners at Bankers Hill!

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FB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went before a play at the Old Globe. So it wasn’t busy yet, great service and food was very good. Homemade desserts were delicious. We’d go back

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T
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly, knowledgeable staff. We'll be back!

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M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So this was so good we ate there two nights in a row, to try different things on the menu. The ambiance is nice, although it can get a bit loud. Service and food were outstanding.

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D
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here on a date night with my hubby. Our drinks, meal and service was awesome. We would definitely come back to try other things on the menu.

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B
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood location for excellent food and ambiance. Always dependably delicious. The caramel cinnamon bun was amazing and big enough to share. We also really liked the flight of mimosas, yummy!

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CR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food, great ambiance!!! Enjoyed my visit.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and cocktails. We were early for our reservation, but the host was very accommodating despite a busy Saturday night.

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MW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's some time since we were last at Bankers Hill Bar & Restaurant, and we'd been promising ourselves to go back. Our last visit was great and we wondered how the latest visit would turn-out. Glad to say that our expectations were easily met, and the restaurant appears to be thriving - great food and service, reflected in fair pricing.

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love those Brussels sprouts!! To die for! Thanks for being so accommodating- making a delightful mocktail during my pregnancy. We’ll be back.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal with very good service!

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NF
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food excellent service!

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c
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I had brunch with my family here recently. I was really bummed to learn the blueberry lemon pancakes are no longer on the menu because the menu changes periodically. The apple waffles I had were delicious but I do wish they'd bring the pancakes back! The pancakes and waffles are less than $13, so a really good value. The servers were attentive and always filled our water glasses. I'd come back. The ambiance is pretty and I don't live to far from the restaurant. :)

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch including a ten month old.

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RA
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks, attentive staff. Portions are on the smaller side, though

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JW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatly enjoyed our evening! All the food was delicious, service was appropriately attentive, and the restaurant was lively and fun but not overwhelming or good loud.

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P
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We got some app's to share, each got our own entree and we shared some desserts. Chocolate brownie is incredible! Nice wine list and we could get 8oz pours, nice! We will be back soon!

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AP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Chef is amazing! Preparing foods that are full of flavor with depth and dimension. Our server Jean was excellent and gave us great suggestions and was very attentive. This will be a regular spot for me going forward!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was great. Staff was very ambitious, almost too ambitious. Filling waters after every sip. The house chip appetizer was amazing and so was the truffle Mac n cheese. The wild boar was incredible but the halibut lacked flavor. The cocktails we ordered were strong but delicious. Overall we would definitely recommend this place.

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RG
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice people. Food is always consistent. Nice Valentines menu

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CW
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and friendly atmosphere. Loved the menu.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AWESOME place! Great food, cool atmosphere and they accommodated an early dinner for a family of 5 from out of town on Valentine's Day.

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AT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an important Sunday brunch and Bankers Hill Bar and Restaurant came through with flying colors! The ability to make a reservation for brunch is rare and the convenience of booking online eased any stress I was having. Our staff was impeccable, from our water glasses never being empty to accommodating our food allergies with a smile.
Brunch was delicious and ambiance great! There’s even plenty of street parking.
They made our big event most memorable. Highly recommend!

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T
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did a large group of 13 at Bankers Hill and had a spectacular dinner. Great appies, especially Crispy Brussels sprouts and the focaccia bread.

All entrees came out perfectly and at the same time, sometimes tough with large groups.

The atmosphere and service is great. Get out of the Gaslamp and come here when visiting San Diego

My best meal in San Diego by far. Can’t wait to come back.

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w
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was tasty.
Portions were petite. Ordered several items for the table & split entrees, when they brought to the table, thought isn't that nice, they split it for us...NO...That was the entire portion. The sides were just that...a side to go with the petite portion...a petite side dish.
Pricing for cocktails $17.00 ea. Value...not so much. If we were at a lovely restaurant, I expect that no problem, however the finest of restaurants doesn't charge $17.00
Ambiance was ok
Service was very attentive! and again the food was well prepared and tasty.

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YS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very clean, all staff and our server were attentive. Enjoyed brunch with my friend. Love to revisit sometime soon.

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OB
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love dining at Bankers Hill Bar and Restaurant. We frequently bring family for special occasions, such as birthdays, or when they visit from out of town. The menu selections are delicious, with enough entrees for vegetarians and omnivores to choose from. The service is top notch. Cocktails are scrumptious.

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A
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Gourmet Burger in the area. Upgrade to the Truffle Fries. Great service too.

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CC
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food was delicious and the service superb. This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant.

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EH
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We went for SDRW and the food and service were exceptional.

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