Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant

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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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Specials

Happy Hour Seven Days A Week!

Join us from 4pm to 6pm every day for Happy Hour! Available throughout the restaurant. Specials on food and drinks!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 7, 2019

Ends: September 8, 2118

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-6:00PM

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us as we ring in the New Year here at Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant! We will be serving a special three course prix fixe menu for $65 per person, with an option wine pairing for an additional $32. We will not be serving our regular a la carte menu this evening

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 648 People Are Saying
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OT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The foods are amazing. The burger and chicken schnitzel was tasty and delicious. Would recommend to everyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, high quality ingredients, great tasting food!

TO
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service. Not the exceptional burger I was expecting but it was good. The deviled eggs are exceptional. The meatloaf was very good. The texture of it (and the burger) was different than expected. Took some getting used to but each bite encouraged the next and the next, lol. I'd definitely return for the overall experience

g
Toledo
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Yes, with the note that it is noisy, making conversations difficult

BB
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, terrific service and a fun restaurant!!

SS
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yummy dinner before a show. Would definitely go another time

M
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Managed to arrive during Happy Hour which was nice, as we were able to enjoy some nice appetizers (delicious deviled eggs and out of this world chips and dip) as well as a few glasses of wine prior to our dinner, while saving a few bucks. Nothing wrong with that! As always, the service was outstanding, the food delicious and served warm not scolding hot, and the shared dessert was more than enough for two people.

H
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for our anniversary dinner, since we came here on our first date together. Definitely didn't disappoint. The food was amazing.

LM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food and great service! Had the steak and it was wonderful and the wine was ice cold! yum! Will be back.

AF
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend's favorite restaurant, so we've visited a few times. This time on her birthday, and the experience couldn't have been better. Food and service were outstanding, not in the least due to your awesome new GM Cabe, and waiter Zach. We'll be back!

SB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I returned to Bankers Hill for a reunion dinner with an old friend in town for a convention on a Sunday evening. We warned the wait staff we'd be chatty and slow - and they welcomed us and said we could stay to closing (we almost did!). The wine special was delicious and the menu had great choices executed well, as always. And, of course I got the butterscotch pudding dessert!

NS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Bankers Hill is always excellent. The bartender was willing to make past cocktails off of old menus for us. The servers had great recommendations on what to order and how to best divide the dishes between the two of us. They gave just the perfect amount of attention to the table.

MC
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, DELICIOUS food (the mushroom ravioli was to die for) and wonderful service!!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday brunch was exceptional, we didn’t have a single “okay” dish, it was all great. Service is quick and so friendly. Definitely recommend!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful place and neighborhood. Service was good and the food was excellent.

GS
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious! The pork sandwich and beet salad were better than expected. My group also enjoyed the deviled eggs and sliders.

OT
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

JD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Menu items were interesting, eclectic and appealing (especially the bruschetta). The ambiance was very inviting and warm. The service also gets high rates. Lastly, I feel that the overall dining and food experience was a value proposition. Bottom line, this one is a winner!

P
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great restaurant week dinner at Bankers Hill Bar & Restaurant. Started with Old Fashions at the bar with Happy Hour starters of deviled eggs and restaurant chips & dip. We then moved to a table and had dinner. Beet salad, salmon special, and butterscotch pudding were a hit. My burger was done as requested. Seating in the patio was nice, but you have to accept the airplane noise as a distraction.

RR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal and menu selections. The food was presented in a timely manner and the wait staff was professional and welcoming. The noise level was very high, and made it difficult to have a conversation without raising one's voice. We are older and the noise probably affected us more than the younger crowd. The house=made potato chips were amazing...…...definitely the signature appetizer. The accompanying dip was also delicious. All in all it was a wonderful dining experience before the theater.

PJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

SDRW and anniversary

OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

My husband and I made reservations to meet up with friends for a quick dinner. We went during restaurant week, but had an early reservation so it wasn’t too busy when we arrived. We were promptly greeted by our server, but service went downhill from there. We were indecisive about drinks, so maybe this was a turn off with the wait staff? Overall food was ok- nothing so delicious that it would entice me to return. I’ve been before, but our current subpar service was truly disappointing. I had to make all of my decisions about the restaurant week menu at the time of ordering. This isn’t a new phenomenon during restaurant week, but there should be an alternative way to ring in menu selections so a consumer can choose as they go. Ordered a warm brownie (at the beginning of the meal as required with restaurant week) and it took forever to get to our table. I would liken it to a lava cake, but no disclaimer on how long it would take. I would imagine this couldn’t have been forgotten since I had to order before my appetizer, but really, who knows why this took so long. As we watched other patrons around us wrap up their meals, we felt generally ignored. When our waiter finally made his way back over to check in, we asked for our check. All was ok until he came back (kind of a while later) and I asked if we could split our bill between couples. My husband and I ordered the restaurant week special and beverages, the other couple had not, so there was a significant price difference to just “split” it. The waiter looked a bit annoyed at this and said, “if you have time to wait about 10 minutes, I have to figure out how to do that” or something similar to that- definitely stated we’d have to wait at least 10 minutes. I politely responded we’d wait, and wait is an understatement. I think we waited for 15-20 minutes and I still had to split the price point in meals for our server, he could not figure it out. I enjoy dining out, but this is not going to be a spot we return.

AL
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way.

TL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SK
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful wait staff, very attentive. Clean and Friendly atmosphere. A little difficult to find the front door. Kitchen was a little slow for a Sunday night. First and third courses were amazing, main course had some issues with seasoning and incompatible flavor profiles, led to a good but not amazing dining experience.

W
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bankers Hill is one of our favorite places
The food is always delicious and the service outstanding
There is no place better when in the area

IS
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

We had the Mimosa flight to start along with the deviled eggs. Delish

M
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

My friend had a sweet breakfast that was “too sweet” and I had pork tacos that were way too salty. Didn’t like the food

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Poor service. Food average. Food not warm/hot. Background Music inappropriate for setting, and too loud.

DF
San Diego
139 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Not as good as the last time we visited. Server was training another server and spent much of the evening briefing him against the wall, rather than visiting tables to see how we were doing. Food was tasty, but not as great as the last time I came. And I didn't like my drink, and no one ever checked to see whether I might want something different. I had been telling people they must come here, and now would not insist. But I still have hopes for the kitchen and may visit again.

MN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to this restaurant in about 8 months but I will definitely be returning soon. My mother is visiting from out of town so we decided to take a friend and have a nice meal. We were not disappointed! The food was amazing. The wait staff was super friendly and it was well worth it!! My favorite restaurant in town by far!
❤❤❤😁😁

B
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time and the everything went well. Traffic was horrible so we were late and had rush our stay but John our waiter was great as well as his team. Kudos for great service and the food and drinks were super.

j
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we opened the door until we left the experience was perfect. Our waiter was so great and accommodating. Cocktails were interesting and delicious. But our appetizers and food were perfection. From the homemade potato chips & onion dip, fresh burrata with spiced pear jam and our entrees of chicken snitzel & the skirt steak which was cooked perfectly. Our dessert was special since I was celebrating my birthday. We’ll definitely be back while staying in Coronado.

F
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a solid choice for a great dinner. Cool atmosphere, diverse menu choices - perfectly executed. Outstanding service too!

RA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John our server was wonderful!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place lace, good food and good service. Although, since they are popular they try to hurry you a bit with your dinner which can be annoying if you continue conversation with friends.

CD
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We arrived 15 minutes before the end of happy hour. We ordered drinks, 4 happy hour appetizers( deviled eggs and taco of the day were both very good) and let the very nice waitress, who expounded upon the freshness of their pasta, select her favorite which was off the main happy hour menu. The drinks arrived and within another 10 minutes, everything else. Were we being rushed out to make way for the “real” customers? Good enough to recommend but would have preferred a more leisurely meal.

C
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely time with a friend. Nice Atmosphere, great service and tasty food.

CT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone enjoyed their dinners and we all ordered different things!

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