Bertrand at Mister A's

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
Mister A's is the penthouse, fine-dining destination of San Diego, and has been for over 50 years. Located just a few minutes from downtown, you will take the elevator to the top floor and look back out over jetliners sweeping past at eye level, the San Diego skyline, bay and Pacific, while enjoying Modern American cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails, and one of Wine Spectator's top-rated wine lists in the country. The culinary staff hand-selects local farm produce and the highest quality ingredients in every category to offer you selections that are made from scratch in house for brunch, lunch, dinner.. or simply the finest rooftop drinks and appetizers in town.
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OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mister A’s was extravagant and delicious. Excellent customer service along with the exquisite taste of the food. The view of the city complimented the entire experience. Definitely recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service

H
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Beautiful location, but service was beyond slow and food arrived room temperature. Perhaps, Valentine’s weekend crowds were the reason...not sure. Very disappointing.

CH
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the overall atmosphere and the service was truly incredible. It really made for a great evening.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Unbelievable view of Downtown San Diego and airport.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the food was so wonderful and the experience was unforgettable.

OT
Mexico City
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Excelente vista, menú sensacional y carta de vinos excelente.
Sin embargo creo que fuimos tantos comensales que desatendieron los tiempos de los platillos y esti hizo que se nos sirviera frío y de forma muy tardada.
Una lástima de lugar.

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SG
Los Angeles
109 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I knew we were going to be in San Diego for a work conference this weekend for a few months. So in November, I did some research to find out the best, most romantic, and best views were in the city, as the first night of our conference was going to be Valentine's Day. Bertrand at Mister A's was my call and we were not disappointed. There was a four course Valentine's Day menu, with 3-4 choices for each category. We ordered different things from each other and each got the wine pairing. We went with their recommendations for the wines and that worked out very well. These are all smaller portions so this was not a crazy amount of food. My wife started with duck prosciutto, then had crab, then a squab hen and finished with a rhubarb tart. Her wines all went perfectly with her food. I had oysters (with champagne), butternut squash and sunchoke filled ravioli (with an amazing pinot noir), sautéed morrels (with a big Rhone red) and a lovely cheese (with a tawny port). We both loved our food. We both loved our wines. The service was spot on. The view here is amazing. There is a reason it is on the "100 best views of the country" list. It is a great view. The whole evening was lovely and we had a great time. I would come back here in a second. Loved it. Divine evening.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Went on Valentine’s Day for the prix fixe 4 course meal. One would expect to pay a bit more for this but the price did not reflect the value of the meal. $145/person plus 18% gratuity plus an unexplained included 4% surcharge. I had a sliver of duck that tasted like ham. Two small oysters, a crab leg and room temperature steak. The best thing of the night was the cheapest, a chocolate heart cake at the end. The overall taste of the food was just ok.

The server was great.

ML
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for special occasions, amazing views. Bring a jacket, it's chilly outside.

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, the view was amazing. We went there for Valentine's day and even though they were busy, our service was excellent. Awesome wine list!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Prefix menu is overpriced with very small portions. Came on Valentine's Day with $145 per person. Good service and quality food

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to eat for a special occasion.

DD
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Such small portions for the special tasting. Flavors didn’t wow me. Pretty much paid for the view.

OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to dine at Mr. A’s.

JP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Won't return. Awful service. Food was sooo small and not well cooked.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Mr. A'S for a Valentine's dinner. The food was very flavorful. The ambience was great and the staff was very courteous and friendly. Will definitely be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The service was excellent the food meh!!

AL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Service:
Very slow service 2.5 hrs for 2 courses.

Took +15min to finally wave down the server to get another drink for my wife. Server was not observant.


Food:
The portions (app & entree) were much smaller compared to previous visits.

The duo of lamb was terrible. I was served a very small portion. The portion I was served was +50% chewy fat. When I pay ~$50 for a piece of meat at nice restaurant, I’m not expecting it to be smothered in Heinz 57 with a side of barbecue sauce.

The octopus appetizer was also disappointing. While the octopus itself was cooked perfect, the potato it sat on was way too greasy. Queso as the side sauce cheapens the dish and doesn’t work well.

We’ve dined at Mister A’s 4 times with 2 of the 4 experiences being negative. We will not be coming back nor recommending the restaurant to friends, family, or coworkers.

You have a great view, but the food is underwhelming. The restaurant should really consider hiring a new executive chef or a consulting chef to help.

t
San Diego
79 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Pre Valentine’s Day dinner was the occasion. We’ve been there before. The prefix menu was very expensive. Opted for the tritip steak but they didn’t have it. They replaced it with hangar steak. The steak was undercooked. Caesar salad was meh. Not sure if I will go again. It definitely was a step down in terms of experience and value.

KN
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night. Watched the sun set, planes landing, and water in distance. Special night for my birthday!

DL
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful, memorable meal for myself and my dear bride of 38 years. Food was prepared and presented beautifully and the view was breathtaking.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Celebrated bday evening with apr ex

N
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience food was absolutely delicious and out server was extremely professional and nice 👍🏻

w
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Once we were seated all was well, but the reception is a little tough if you ou c8me to have a drink early. No place to go except a tiny bar ... full! So outside when it's 40+ degrees ... not! Anyway if you simply arrive in time for dinner all is well.

AR
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the ladies at the "check-in" desk was rude. There was, however, one woman - - an African-American lady - - who was so lovely. She made up for the nasty one. The nasty one had long brown hair, which was almost down to her waist.

W
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

You cannot beat the view. Everything else was mediocre at best.

GN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The setting of this restaurant is beautiful. It is fun watching the planes come in. However, the service was horrible. We waited over an hour for our meals to get delivered to the table. We then had to rush through them so we could make it to the opera on time. We voiced our concerns several times while waiting for the meal and did not receive an apology from our waitress.

s
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I expected better quality food, view was amazing

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

👍very good

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great service and awesome view

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was wonderful - spectacular views, great drinks and delicious food! Service was very attentive and appreciated - would absolutely return here again for special occasion or celebration!

LM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It does not live up to the hype. There are many other restaurant choices that serve better food and better value. We saved this reservation for a Birthday celebration and used a $100 gift card-- the bill was $100 more and we had two appetizers, two entrees, two glasses of wine, and one cocktail. Over $200. My wife couldn't eat her pasta (vegetarian) dish--tough pasta with no sauce or flavor. My swordfish was lukewarm on a bed of cold tabouli. I didn't finish it. Mister A's has a wonderful view of the city and it looks like that's the main draw. If you prefer great food and stellar service, go elsewhere.

JR
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a absolutely wonderful view. Alot of kids there at the time being loud, but the host finally made them sit down. I was there to have a romantic evening to celebrate my birthday. Staff was super friendly and on top of everything. Food was excellent and correct. Desert for my birthday was wonderful and very professional. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for that little extra class that you just cant find anymore. Great place, wonderful staff, amazing food.

l
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing first time experience it was a family dinner and everything was absolutely outstanding we will be back

D
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Took my father-in-law and family to celebrate his 90th birthday. The staff was great, the view was great, the cocktails were great, the food was fine but nothing special. The price is steep. The food was much better the last time we went in the fall.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Very limited menu. This place is not even the shadow that used to be. I ordered lamb I couldn’t eat it because it was too tough . My portion was extremely small for the price I paid. The service was average.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely perfect! The staff did an amazing job. My husband’s birthday could not have been any better.

SD
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food not good. Not alot of options and way expensive. Really just paying for the view and experience

JO
San Diego
95 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Portion sizes were definitely reduced for Restaurant Week which is plain stupidity. Surcharges do for supplemental items were obscene. A special birthday surprise was forgotten and only brought to the table after inquiry into what happened. The restaurant did however deduct a glass of wine from the bill. Overall they shouldn't even bother participating in Restaurant Week if this is how they offer their $50 dinner + 18% service charge +3 or 4% labor additional charge. What a way to gouge customers instead of offering the best food and presentation. What a missed opportunity.