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About Bertrand at Mister A's

You’re just a few minutes from downtown San Diego; take the elevator to the top floor. You won’t believe your eyes! Huge jetliners sweep past at eye level. Our beautiful city’s skyline, San Diego Bay; why settle for just an ocean’s view when you can see the entire city from one vantage point.

2550 Fifth Avenue, Ste 406
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:15pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Sunday, 5:00pm - 9:30pm. Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Appropriate attire is required. The dress code is dressy business casual, meaning nothing you would wear to the beach or a sporting event. Nice jeans or Bermuda shorts are fine with a collared shirt but nothing overly casual.
Dinner Dress Code 2 PM until Close is Fashionable evening attire is acceptable for dinner. For gentlemen collared shirts and slacks are appropriate. For ladies a dress or blouse with a skirt or slacks are appropriate.
Jeans are permitted, provided they are not ripped or torn. No shorts are allowed during the evening. Beach wear, gym attire, athletic apparel, hats, flip flops, and open toed shoes for men are never permitted.

Cross Street:
Laurel St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 239-1377

Website:
http://www.bertrandatmisteras.com/

Entertainment:
Bertrand at Mister A’s restaurant offers one of the most exceptional city views in all of the country. A true site seeing experience with a panoramic view; which encompasses the breathtaking city skyline, San Diego Bay and harbor, Coronado Bridge, Point Loma, Sea World, Balboa Park, the world famous zoo and Mexico high a top Bankers Hill.

Catering:
For parties of 10 or more, it is necessary to call the restaurant directly for reservations.

Parking Details:
Street and valet parking available.

Executive Chef:
Stephane Voitzwinkler

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Will only be serving a prix fixe menu for $87.50 per person.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Will only be serving a prix fixe menu for $72.50 per person.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

On the first seating we will only be serving a set a la carte menu from 5pm-7pm. Second seating from 7:15-close will only be a prix fixe menu for $135 per person.

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Private Dining

Private spaces include our Park Banquet room seating up to 75, Boardroom seating up to 20, Rotunda seating up to 30 and a semi-private space the Downtown room seating 45. A full buyout can accommodate 300 seated, more standing reception style.

Bertrand at Mister A's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (96)
Scenic View (94)
Romantic (78)
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Good for a Date (78)
Good for Anniversaries (64)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Great for Outdoor Dining (47)
Quiet Conversation (38)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Notable Wine List (32)
Business Meals (29)
Tasting Menu (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Cozy (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Authentic (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Fun (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Healthy (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Seasonal (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Waterfront (5)
Casual (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

Wonderful time with friends for Thanksgiving meal !!
Will be returning because this is a great restaurant!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined a day ago

Thanksgiving at Mr. A’s was a new experience for us, and the food was outstanding as always. However, we missed the attentiveness of the waitstaff and the subdued ambience we’ve loved on prior evenings here. Today we found ourselves wanting for service at times and the noise level was quite high, but not surprising for a very busy holiday in one of San Diego’s finest. We’ll be back, but will pick a more peaceful occasion!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Mr. A's is an excellent venue for a special occasion, especially for a mile-stone birthday.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous! I love Mr. A's because they are consistent. Always good. Great service, food and wonderful ambiance.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely attentive service and beautifully prepared meal.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Utmost quality. Wendy was one of the best servers I have encountered in decades. Food was amazing. And the drinks were very tasty and appealing

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Somewhere I would go every once in a blue moon for a special occasion. Definately worth the experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 16, 2017

My visit to Mr. A's was again wonderful. The service is attentive without being intrusive. The food was delicious and the drinks quite tasty as well. Will continue to go there for special occasions!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Hubby found their vegetarian tasting menu online. What a find to celebrate my birthday as almost NO “fine dining” restaurants offer options for us! The total experience was very special...the service...the view...the craft cocktail options. The tasting menu was lovely but...where was my protein??? The veggies were all delicious but even vegetarians need protein! We were quite surprised that the chef hadn’t added a grain or one of the other many options. Hubby had the short rib/flank steak and enjoyed it thoroughly. Apple fritter for dessert was underwhelming...our local donut shop makes a MUCH better version.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Dinner Highlights~

Bread. Butter, and rock salt. Delish.
Steak special had something sweet on top, a memorable flavor.
Braised pork. Soft and savory glory.
Creme brulee. Chocolate. Loved it.

Pricey, good for an occasion with a loved one (s).

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were immediately ushered outside while we waited for our reservation. The area we were taken too was dark with no heaters, it was cold and wet. Further, the service in this area was terrible.

Other than this everything was good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very good food, service and atmosphere. Is it worth $100-150 per person??

Once a decade is enough for me.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Everything great , The first Martini was great the second one I had to return and they fixed it the server was great and very courteous , over all from the minute you walk in to the end they are extremely nice .
The sea bass plate : the fish was dry not succulent ...but OK I expected better ...Not a major disappointment

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

I'm from Dallas and was looking for a romantic place to take my boyfriend for his birthday. I came across this restaurant and was not disappointed. It was extremely romantic, and he was so impressed with the service. From the food and drinks to the service and the view, the night was absolutely perfect!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent birthday dinner for my wife. This was our first time dining here and it didn't disappoint. The chef knows what they are doing. Fantastic view of San Diego, Midway, planes landing, PT. Loma. Book it

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great spot for lunch. Stunning view of San Diego harbor, Coronado, Pacific Ocean, downtown skyline. The food was delicious. We had lamb chops and the special of the day, linguine with mussels and chorizo. A must visit location, if not for a meal, then for tapas, coffee, tea or an adult beverage on the expansive patio. Worth the trip. Valet parking in the building (enter off Fourth Ave). Metered street parking. The restaurant is on the top floor of the building.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

We were extremely pleased with all aspects of our dining experience and will definitely return and also highly recommended to everyone

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Perfection..Last night on our San Diego Trip...Incredible service, Fantastic views, 5 star cuisine
Wonderful ending to an amazing mini vacation..Loved your City Loved your restaurant
Thank you for making our Girls trip and birthday so special..Can't wait to return

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent food and service. Not certain why there is a 4% surcharge, when the prices are already quite high. Menu says to ask for management to explain surcharge, but I didn't, so I guess I shouldn't complain. Great view.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We have been meaning to try Mr. A's for many years and finally made it there for my birthday. The view was everything, food delicious and service outstanding. An expensive treat but will definitely go back some day.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was just ok, not worth the money. The view was the best thing about the night. Order a Long Island Iced Tea and it was the weakest drink I ever had plus the glass was jammed packed with ice. I told my waiter about it and the manager brought me back another drink a tad better but still filled with ice. Mentioned the ice to the manager and he returned with a shorter glass with less ice. It was like the drink was suppose to be certain amount of ounces vs making the customer happy. I would NEVER go back.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Recommend by a friend. We are in San Diego on vacation. Delightful meal.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Pricey but worth it. We’ve never had a misfire here,

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

It was my Mom's 80th birthday; she had never been there after living for over 75 years in San Diego. We got the best table in the restaurant...well, at least WE thought so. The food is French and had layer after layer of flavor; presentation was exquisite. David, our server, and his team provided the best service...there when you wanted them, but not hovering or intrusive. The appetizer, entree and dessert selections were varied and fresh. I would highly recommend!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Vegan, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Service was outstanding. Food was great. View was worth it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

As a chef, it’s hard for me to truly enjoy a meal, let alone an expensive one. Well this place did it! It is the most amazing restaurant I’ve ever been to! The view was breathtaking, the customer service and staff was top notch (5 Star,) and the food was just amazing, flavorful and perfectly cooked! I have never been to such a perfect place. The cocktails were also impeccable! Field Of Greens was my absolute favorite and I recommend (highly) adding jalapeños to it. Go ahead and splurge because this place is worth every penny!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Scenic View, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 23, 2017

First time eating here and I had a great experience. The service was magnificent and the food was great. The waiter who was helping us recommended a great "secret" photo spot which made the experience that much more amazing.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Amazing experience from beginning to end definitely will be coming back!!!

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

The mussles were fabulous. And dessert was breathtaking.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food, the service, the view were all fabulous. A little steep in price but I think we'll worth it.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Absolutely delicious food, amazing staff and everything was perfect :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We have dined at Mr. A's in the past and have always had great service. Although arriving for cocktails prior to our reservation @ 5:30 PM, the bartender was too busy to serve us and did phone for backup, which did not arrive. So, we were seated without cocktails as our table was ready. Also, we spent an additional 30 minutes waiting for our waiter to refill drinks and take our dessert order. I don't know if he had too many table to wait or what the issue was. There was no apology and although we were wanting a calm, relaxing evening, spending 2.5 hours to dine on a Sunday evening was a bit disconcerting.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Another exceptionally fine evening of dining at Mister A's. The food was perfect and the wine our waiter recommended was extraordinary.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fabulous location, food and service. This is a special occasion place - quite expensive, so definitely not a casual or everyday place to eat.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I had an amazing dinner with a couple from L.A. They thought the food and ambiance was fabulous. They are food people and get to a lot of places in LA yet can't wait to come back to Mr. A's. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was great and the service was awesome! The views are unbeatable!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great view, great food. Only thing was we were shuttled to the bar and our table wasn’t available for 30 minutes

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Having come here since the 60's for many gatherings, we've tapered off since it became "Bertrand's At Mr. A's".
Last night was a reminder of why.

Service was top notch; the view table we asked for, lovely. Servers were careful with our elderly guests and just so sweet to both of them - many thanks to all.

Our starters were delicious, especially the crudo. Entrees all seemed to be just average. Dessert was amazing - especially the Baked Hawaii. Excellent martinis.

Our main problem with the place is that :
A. It's very dated inside... woe to you if you don't get to look out a window. The atmosphere is early 2000 with a big whiff of cafeteria - they have way too many tables crammed in there in an effort to maximize profits. My high school lunchroom had a more open feeling. Faux paint, big columns, lots of odd art all harken to an earlier age .
B. Full of people on a first date, celebrating an anniversary or making business deals. This creates an odd atmosphere where everything seemed a bit tense - nothing like the warm feeling of pampering and treats you used to get here. Most people were careful to stick to the dress code, which was great.

Dinner for four with 9 cocktails, 3 starters, 4 entrees and 2 desserts was well over $130 per person before tip. Our guests were happy though and that made the night. Not sure about another visit for awhile... but judging by the happy crowd, we won't be missed!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

There are very few places in the downtown San Diego area that offer such a superb, sophisticated, adult dining experience. We live in San Diego; have eaten here often over the years and have never been disappointed. Owner Bertrand Hug has assembled a stellar team of chefs and front of house staff. Of course the view is spectacular with panoramic views of Balboa Park to the East, downtown and the harbor to the South , airplanes making their final approach to the airport, the harbor marinas and Point Loma to the West. The decor is subdued and elegant. Please..dress accordingly: men should wear slacks, collared shirt and jacket, women dressy attire- dress, slacks and jacket or sweater or dressy blouse. This is not a casual dining locale; it is not a steakhouse or "old school" cuisine, it is not a noisy bar scene or a place for children. We dined last Thursday; Nate was our congenial maitre d'; Roman and Andrew expertly provided table service. Service is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and not overpowering. The wine list is extremely well curated. The menu is exceptional: starters vary from Kurobuta pork cheeks to caviar to braised local octopus to Maine lobster strudel. We enjoyed the king salmon crudo, black mussels provencale (baked), and the Hudson Valley foie gras. Prices varied from high teens to $24 for the foie gras. Everything was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. For mains we chose the grilled sea bass with crispy leeks, the Hudson Valley duck breast with huckleberry sauce and the 72 hr braised Brandt Farm short ribs with root vegetables and leek mousseline. The prices were in the mid-$30s and entrees are a la carte. The roasted carrots ($14) were terrific. Thank you Mr. Hug (who was in attendance Thursday evening) for continuing to provide San Diego with a such a memorable and exceptional dining experience; it reminds us of Michelin starred restaurants in France!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Bertrand at Mr. A's is phenomenal and this is coming from someone who dined in many different 4-5 star restaurants across the country from Alaska to Florida. Great setting as it gives a panoramic view of the city which arguably gives you the city's best view. I had the surf and turf with the Grand Prime. Highly recommend. And of course their truffle fries is a staple! Exceptional service from very well dressed and professional employees. Over all everything is great! Love love this place!l

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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