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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

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (94)
Scenic View (92)
Romantic (81)
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Good for a Date (75)
Good for Anniversaries (67)
Good for Birthdays (59)
Great for Outdoor Dining (50)
Quiet Conversation (40)
Business Meals (32)
Notable Wine List (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Worth the Drive (20)
Tasting Menu (20)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Cozy (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Authentic (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Fun (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
People Watching (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Seasonal (6)
Waterfront (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

I have been to Bertrand at Mr. A's many times in the past being a theater goer in San Diego. For the holidays, I wanted to take some friends for their holiday decoration ambience and to celebrate a dear friends birthday. We did have a good time and the place looked fantastic. The service was top rate and really made us feel comfortable. Unfortunately the experience did hit a few road-bumps throughout the evening.

My first comment is that the value of our experience was poor. The balance of the menu as it relates to portion size left me feeling uneasy. Some appetizers were a good size, others were very small. The entrees were even worse in this regard. The steak duo entrée was like 4 ounces while other entrees like the swordfish special was a regular sized portion. Nothing makes your guests more uneasy that having to share their food because half of your party ended up with small dishes by chance. This was not reflected in the dish pricing at all either. It was strange and make me feel uneasy. It was almost like someone was trying to cash in on the holiday crowd. What a shame.

The other blaring thing my party noticed and commented on was that our appetizers were larger than our entrees. This was also a bit embarrassing for me as the host. Overall the food was excellent and as I expected. Thank God for that at least. I remember one of my party saying," yes it is very small but it does taste great".

My last comment is that I entered on my OpenTable reservation that this was a birthday celebration as I know Mr. A's does it right and makes folks feel special. However this time, no mention of the birthday in any way shape or form. I was upset but couldn't say anything in front of my guests.

I am chalking this up to an off night for the restaurant. They are usually much better so I would not shy away from going. The view is great and the meal is usually one you can brag about afterwards. This however was not one of those times.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

Truly incredible.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

Perfect place for special occasions and that is when we use it. Been going there when we were in Southern California for about 50 years. Miss the Beef Wellington, but everything else is wonderful and Jerry makes it feel like you are special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food and the service was good. There were 8 of us celebrating 39 years of friendship. Staff sent out a plate with 3 chocolates! I was offended by the 4% surcharge on top of the 18% gratuity. I would think our $1,000+ dinner tab would be enough! Will not be celebrating our 40th there! And frankly, I won't go back. Could you have spared 5 more chocolates???

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

By far the best restaurant I’ve ever been too. The service is unmatched with very welcoming servers that didn’t make us fell uncomfortable but made us feel welcomed and valued. The food was amazing and the drinks as well and the view is breathtaking. Nothing but positives in this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Wonderful restaurant as always, food (main course only!) not as good this most recent visit.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This was a special treat but very worth it. The attention by the staff was excellent. The booth seat we had was very comfortable. The food was delicious and so were the drinks, even the "no proof" ones. We sat inside but were able to go outside to take pictures in the lounge area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

It took a few minutes to be seated that being said everything else spectacular. The service was 5 star, the food was incredible, and the view of the city was worth it!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was good
We arrived early because all of the warnings about fines for missed reservations. We arrived 40 minutes early and had a drink on the outside balcony. The staff forgot we were out there at our reservation time and we had to go in to get seated.
The primary waitress was weak - forgot anniversary note from Open Table reservation. The assistant server was awesome. Overall, we will go somewhere else for a special occasion next time we are in San Diego.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Has to be one of the best dining experiences in San Diego. First class all the way.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2017

My wife and I have been to Mr. A’s before and the view is always the first thing that comes to mind. It is simply stunning. So when her sister came from Montana, it only seemed natural to take her there. The food is always well prepared. This time, my wife and I shared the cassoulet and sea bass. Both were excellent. Her sister had the gorgonzola crusted filet of beef. The sample she shared with me was melt-in-your-mouth tender. But the highlight of the meal was the braised octopus appetizer. Highly recommended. The service, as always, was first class.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 29, 2017

My personal taste in food does not tend toward the beautiful creations that come out of the
Mr. A's kitchen. That said, this is a very special place and whatever you choose to eat you can be assured it is the best that it could be. A beautiful room, an incredible view of a beautiful city and friendly, professional staff. Who cares what you are eating? It's just great to be there.
GP

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great place--my wife and I arrived early for a special dinner, we sat outside with a spectacular view of the city for a cocktail. The manager later sat us at a table with a gorgeous view (still earlier than our reservation), pulled our chairs out and situated us, and everyone made sure we were completely comfortable. Food was really good. View is incredible, no table is a bad table, all along the windows. Going back next time we're in town.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Awesome venue and outstanding location! Definitely recommend for any occasion!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We ate Thanksgiving dinner here. It was a perfect meal for being so far away from home during the Holidays. The view of Downtown San Diego’s was amazing!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

SeaBass was great but Turkey dinner was so so. Stuffing and gravy lacking flavor and cranberry sauce had way too much orange zest.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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 on November 21, 2017

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 on November 21, 2017

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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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I discovered this place online 3 years ago. I wanted to take my wife to a nice scenic dinner spot for her birthday. Our first experience was just amazing. The food was very delicious and the staff are extremely nice and are professional to the highest levels. Our experience was so great that we started a tradition. This was our 3rd birthday celebration and I plan on continuing this for years to come.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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