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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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Will only be serving a 3- course prix fixe menu for $65 per person for lunch
Will only be serving a 3- course prix fixe menu for $135 per person for dinner
** no regular menus will be offered.

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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (84)
Special Occasion (81)
Romantic (75)
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Good for a Date (68)
Good for Anniversaries (67)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Great for Outdoor Dining (45)
Quiet Conversation (40)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Business Meals (34)
Notable Wine List (30)
Worth the Drive (26)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Cozy (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Tasting Menu (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Authentic (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Seasonal (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Waterfront (10)
Fun (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Healthy (6)
Hot Spot (6)
People Watching (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Great
Expensive but would go back soon

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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Great everything

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

Best Night Ever!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Excelent servive !! Loved the chocolate royale ! Definitely comimg back for. Brunch too

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Took my husband for his birthday, and we had a great meal, with excellent service. Our waiter and sommelier made great recommendations that enhanced our dining experience. We'll be back on my birthday.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Each course was delicious. George took great care to allow us enjoy each meal completely before the next one was was brought out. Fantastic!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Can’t beat the view from the rooftop patio on a clear day! Views from Balboa Park, over the airport, Harbir, to downtown. The service and meal was impeccable.

Tags: Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We were looking so forward to dining at Mr. A's; been there a dozen times. This time it was toxic from bad service and grumpy employees (except for the Matre'D--good guy). Server didn't look at us once; did not welcome us; brought her moody demeanor to our every bite; her colleague server replaced our silverware by throwing them on the table (spoon and fork both thrown on the right side of the plate about a foot away from my plate); steaks were good; don't order the Paella; probably frozen and heated up. After we suffered through the night, we asked the bar tender to take our picture with the beautiful background of the city; he grumpily picked up our camera; didn't say one word; took a picture of our group after and then managed to hold the photo button down so I ended up with a dozen of the same picture; will be a very long time before we return; BTW, our bill was $649.09; can't figure out why they were uninterested in our patronage; bad management?

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food and service. Watching planes come in at eye level is amazing. I could run on their patio all day.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Foie gras was great. The lobster and duck were not very good. The duck was dry the lobster was to plain. The dessert was great.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

You will never be disappointed. Great food, great service, great view..... what more could you want.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Cozy, Scenic View, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 8, 2018

A birthday dinner for 4 and we were seated at the worst table even though at 5:15 the restaurant was almost empty. We were seated at a very uncomfortable half both/half chairs table. Right next to the every revolving patio door. The waiter was mediocre at best when he made a rare appearance and the vegan eggplant parmesan entree maybe equaled a 1/2 cup of food. The unexplained 4% surcharge was just the end to a very disappointing meal. We have dined at Mr. As over a dozen times. This was the last.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We celebrated our anniversary here and it was excellent. Our waiter Mark was super -- he was personable and provided us with excellent service. We sat inside at a window facing downtown. We were able to see the sunset as well as see planes land at the airport. (we got to see the British Airways 747 land shortly after we arrived -- and they all knew about it) Mac and cheese was fantastic. Drinks were incredible. Truffle fries were very good. The meat duo was good. The filet was amazing. The short rib was decent but not as good as other places. We had beignets for dessert and they were good too. The staff was patient with us and we were never in a rush. The prices are high and I was surprised they add a 4% surcharge there. (it is common with some lower end restaurants here to cover the minimum wage law changes -- but not common for higher end places that I've been to) But it was advertised ahead of time so I knew it would come. I would return for another special occasion for sure. It's pricey but the view, ambiance and service were outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Service was not good. First time we experienced this.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The staff were friendly and attentive - totally worth the visit!

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

We had a wonderful evening on the deck. The heaters made it warm and cozy, while the food was fantastic. We were cared for the entire time by the staff.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It's was New Years Eve... they were flawless; honoring reservation time, service, food. Just great!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It has been a few years since we ate here - we were pleased to find that the quality of the restaurant was still excellent. Tables are elegant and virtually every table has a spectacular view of the city. We arrived early and sat at the bar fora few minutes - cocktails were first class and well executed; my wife tried a drink off the menu “dreams of Green” and i had an old standby - Manhattan - both were delicious. we were seated at our reservation time. Service was outstanding - Wendy and a group of attendants took care of us- they were engaged and attentive without being intrusive; very professional.

Food was outstanding; consistent excellent quality; served hot or cold as appropriate, both of us were served simultaneously, beautiful presentation and healthy portions of beautiful food. We had fois gras, steak tartare, duck and lamb. an apple tart for dessert. We had an excellent bottle of Cabernet which did not break the bank. I appreciate the fact that their wine list includes a number of options in the 30 to 70 dollar range, in addition to many more expensive wines. And they also sell high quality wines by the glass.

This is a special restaurant. it has a unique history and location. It continues to live up to its reputation for fine service and food - as a matter of fact I think it is better today than it was several years ago. It is not inexpensive. People should not come here expecting to save money - having said that, it is an excellent value, as the portions are relatively generous, the food delicious, and the service outstanding. You can easily spend this much at other SD area restaurants and receive a lot less.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I was extremely disappointed in my meal on 12/30. It was beautifully presented but anything good about it stopped there. It did not taste good and was definitely not worth what I had to pay for it. I will not be returning.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food and ambiance were amazing. We enjoyed the tartare appetizer. It was tender and delicious. I would have enjoyed a little wedge of lemon but otherwise it was perfection. Definitely take time to enjoy a burnt orange old fashioned. The real star of the evening was the scallops. They melt in your mouth and tasted divine. We also ordered the seafood paella which was tasty but pales in comparison to the scallops. The view is incredible and romantic. Top notch and I hope to go again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One of the very best restaurants in San Diego. Perfect food, service, and an incredible view. We love everything about this wonderful restaurant.

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Delicious meal and wonderful service.The view is spectacular!!!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Very relaxing and enjoyable. The staff was very good.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great location, but nothing special.
Not the special place it once was.
If the staff does not enjoy working on Christmas Day, they should do their guests a favor and take the day off :-(

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Always an amazing dining experience! The staff, food, restaurant, and views were impeccable.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

To expensive. Food not good the view was great and the service excellent

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent restaurant for a special occasion. The food is great! The view is awesome. Everything was good. I loved my experience in this restaurant. I really recommend it!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I wish I could love this place but the only thing I love about it is the view which we had requested for a window table but didn’t get it. We were celebrating my parents anniversary and we wanted to treat them to the immaculate view and food. But food was pretty disappointing. My husband and I gave it a second chance and we were disappointed with the food both times.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The menu for Christmas eve was too precious. They should have been a chicken dish as well. I like Mr. A's but I felt like the main course did not have anything that I really wanted. The beef wellington had no control over how well done the beef would be, and I like steak, but not prime rib, the sea bass was so-so over vegetables and I don't even remember the other choices. I would have been happy with an exotic plate of roasted vegetables, chicken of some type, or another fish choice. So, for 87 dollars, I feel like it wasn't a great value. Also, the bread is really tough. The atmosphere and view are great though.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The service was very poor, waiter are rude and uneducated. View is just OK and food is average but pricy.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We had a lovely birthday lunch! The food was excellent and Thomas the waiter was outstanding!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 22, 2017

They were a little late seatung us but the food, service and decor is a favorite every holiday season!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Host didn’t accommodate for a window table despite availability. At one point at the end of dinner we just moved ourselves. Otherwise, waitress was amazing and food was good.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Amazing, always have loved that place.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

An outstanding choice for ambiance, food and service. The 4% "service charge" is offensive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great experience overall!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Bertrand's is our special occasion place. It's upscale and elegant without being stuffy. The food is wonderful and the view is spectacular. We are always impressed with the waitstaff; impeccable timing and spot on recommendations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our regular foursome decided to celebrate with lunch at Bertrand at Mr. A's! We hadn't visited in years and found it to be a delightful surprise. The food was excellent--the three of us who had some form of salmon really enjoyed it, and service was attentive and unobtrusive. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day and the view was outstanding. Will definitely return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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 on December 10, 2017

Truly incredible.

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