Bertrand at Mister A's

4.6
4875 reviews
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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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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

For Easter brunch service Mister A's will only be offering a 3-course prix fixe menu for $72.50 pp. The regular menu will be served for dinner.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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MF
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The view can't be beat - but the food is very expensive, and the dishes not as delicious as you would expect from such a high end restaurant.

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JM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

For the longest I’ve been hearing about Mr. A’s in regard to how amazing it is. If not for the view and the service it’d definitely be a subpar experience if it were to stand only with food and drink. Went for brunch and upon entering the Valet area , was greeted warmly and with excellent service. Our server was amazing, very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu for only having been employed there for 6 weeks. Kudos to her. The view and the time spent with my family added to the overall but the food and drinks which we sent back more than once were subpar in my opinion. I’ve worked in this industry for over 5 years and for this to have been my first time at such a San Diego classic I was truly dissatisfied. Congratulations to the servers for carrying this place because the bartender at least for that shift was subpar and the chef a close second. Will definitely give it a second try during the week and bring more friends so as to get their opinions as well but as first impressions are everything ... definitely a dud.

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w
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes I did the impossible and booked for the wrong date. They were so accommodating for a seat outside for a party of 5. Highly recommended by the group of business professionals I was with and myself. The food priceless, atmosphere worth the trip, and last but not least a staff that is very knowledgeable of the menu and deliver top notch services.

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San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was on point and the waiters were very attentive. Overall service was impeccable! The food was good, not super exciting, just good. The prices are very high for what you get. The staff is excellent and very personable, we love it here because of that. They make you feel like your family.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It's all about the view, the people are great, the food is fine.

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RG
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The last two times I've been here I've found the food acceptable but not sensational. I think I would go other places that are at the same price level for more interesting fare. Of course, the view makes it special.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm hospitality, absolutely delicious gourmet food, fabulous wine list and a easy to find, rain free, secure valet - a perfect evening.

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M
Central Coast
27 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience, outstanding food, nice wine list, great service.

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ML
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Having a meal at Mr A’s is a special occasion. The ambiance is stellar and the views are spectacular. We love having it as our special place. You can depend on good food and drinks together with excellent, congenial service. We’re already thinking about our next reason to treat ourselves to Mr. A ‘s!

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The wait staff is rude. The oysters smelled like rotting fish and the mains were awful. I didn’t tell the staff because I felt this was an all around poor experience that would have just made things worse. I don’t typically leave reviews on here but thought this needed to be done.

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RM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

When I made dinner reservations the restaurant was fully aware we were celebrating our first wedding anniversary. We arrived on time to a half empty restaurant but were seated 9 minutes late with no apology. The waiter noticed my wife was pregnant and commented that she wouldn't need the wine/beer menu. They brought her a cranberry juice when she asked for a seltzer water and cranberry juice. When she asked for it to be replaced they said it was seltzer and cranberry but their seltzer water isn't fizzy. The remade drink was clearly made with seltzer water and juice - an explanation for the mistake was not needed, just apologize and fix the mistake. We overheard a waiter being rude to a family seated next to us when they asked if they could take food home - "you paid for it, so I guess so." When we asked for bread the waiter said it would come after we placed our order. He then told us bread is meant for kids, to hold them over before dinner is brought out. We felt rather rushed during our meal. The standards at Mister A's have gone down and the people we have told about our experience were shocked. We will not return to Mister A's and neither will our friends.

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RG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in everything!

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r
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A-1, Alvin made the evening, view was great, quiet yet active, would go back in a heartbeat

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

For the price the food portions and flavor should have been better. Recommendation on wine did not match.

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

It was the best Brunch ever that my girlfriend and I has ever been to, the view, ambience, and service were totally awesome. We are coming back!!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Is good. I enjoy seafood fricassee.

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C
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best food and service in San Diego. Best spot to impress anybody — even yourself!

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SC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Refined, with a spectacular view. The wine selections were amazing. Definitely a treat to come here.

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a lovely experience although it would not be a place you go every day since it was very pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

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d
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only thing I don't like is the extra 4% surcharge which made calculating the tip awkward. I did it COMPLETELY wrong and had to go back and give the waiter an extra $40 cash. I just hope he shared with whomever he was supposed to.

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MV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This visit was fabulous! Very attentive and accommodating! Amazing food! Amazing views! Highly recommend!

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F
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always, outstanding service with awesome food

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HH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views of San Diego. Great service. Outdoor dining was really nice.

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

I was there with two friends for Sunday brunch celebrating one of their birthdays. They were most gracious when we called to say we’d be late for our reservation. The food was delicious and although I cannot recall her name the waitress who served our table could not have been more delightful. We had a fabulous time!

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

Our dinner appointment was at 8 PM, we had to wait 20 minutes for seating. The ambiance is perfect at this restaurant. The food is very good. The service is exceptional. The pricing is a bit steep.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

This restaurant is resting on its laurels. The main dish was not edible. I have never not eaten a meal in a restaurant. We dine out a lot. And this meal for the price was literally fraudulent. The only saving grace was the view and one glass of good red wine!

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M
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is clearly the best restaurant in San Diego. They do an excellent job on every aspect of dining.

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IC
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The best view in San Diego! Simply, stunning! Impossible not to like it. Food great! Ambiance, even better. Service, excellent!

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M
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

If it wasn't for the ambiance and the view, I doubt Mister A's would be in business. My appetizer and main dish were poor at best. After the dinner I realized why I hadn't been back in several years. Their lunch is definitely much better than their dinner. And by the way, why is it that waiters feel they should interrupt an intimate conversation to ask us if everything is OK? It was, until you interrupted! And they do in all restaurants.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was ok, not great

Value - way over priced

All else was amazing

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A
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful everything! Food, service, valet parking, and view!

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RS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. The service (Mark) was superb. The ambiance lovely. The food and presentation was top notch. I will definitely return!

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j
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is an oasis, breathtaking views, white, crisp table cloths, lovely flowers on the tables with enough space for privacy. The service was exceptional, and our server was so elegant and professional. We ordered garden salads with chicken and salmon and the plates were sumptuous and gorgeous to look at with blanched purple, green and white baby cauliflower, sugar snap peas and red leaf lettuce. The salmon was cooked to perfection, with the flesh buttery and delicate and the skin crunchy. This is my favorite place for a great escape. You won't regret it.

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual!

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

This is my Wife's and mine GO-TO place for celebrating our Birthday's and Anniversary. It's not cheap, but the level of service, the menu, and the presentation are such that we feel "special" for our evening TOGETHER. The menu selections are always changing for a fresh experience. We both agree that we have never left Mister A's feeling disappointed and have always left feeling full and pampered!

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c
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The views are truly extraordinary—can’t imagine anyone who would not thoroughly enjoy Mr A’s just for looking out the windows. But food and service are also at a very high level and it’s always a special occasion to dine there. Lunch is especially nice on a sunny day, but would be delightful in any weather. Highly recommend.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view! Great service! Great food! I will defiantly go back when I get to visit San Diego again.

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A
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful 40th anniversary dinner. Ambiance, food, service, wonderful!

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LF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As is always the case, Mr. A delivers what you expects it to deliver. Incredible skyline. Airplanes for added ambience.
The service is impeccable and the food is meticulously prepared and presented. Black Mussels is an innovative presentation.
A great experience, as always.

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

Brunch on a Sunday morning, wait staff was attentive and food was great. Highlight was the view bot definitely reccomend this restaurant.

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