Bankers Hill Bar + Restaurant

4.6
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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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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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LisaF
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAnneB
San Diego
4 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.

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vipKevinM
Los Angeles
3 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.

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vipEmjay
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The short ribs were fab! The citrus salad was fab!

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SeanC
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 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.

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LarryL
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s one of our favorite go to places-

MK
vipMaryK
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on February 23, 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.

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JeanieB
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on February 21, 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.

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SueS
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 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.

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Pommette
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience3

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

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JasonF
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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vipAleciaperdomo
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best burger ever. Period. Excellent truffle fries. Awesome drinks!

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StephenC1
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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SUPER
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE this place and so does everyone I take there.

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vipzeedn
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on February 8, 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.

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vipMaryW
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 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

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vipDickPick
San Diego
23 reviews