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Bronze Bird, San Diego, CA

Bronze Bird

4.3
4.3
37 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Bronze Bird Food Wine & Spirits is a casual San Diego imbibery for the craft connoisseur, located in The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. Enjoy tasty takes on So Cal comfort fare with an impressive variety of shareable creations offered alongside entrée-driven dishes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 6:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 272-5840

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Renatto Medranda

  • Private party facilities

    The spacious private dining room is accented by floor to ceiling windows and an adjoining private patio tucked away from the street by natural greenery and a mesmerizing fire feature. A variety of set up options are available to accommodate your party. Contact us to learn more!

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    First Avenue and Broadway Circle

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Near MTS bus stops on Broadway; Accessible from MTS trolley green, blue and orange lines

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Dinner

    $60.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Reserve a cozy table for 2 or gather with a group of loved ones to enjoy our Bronze Bird Valentine's Tasting Dinner. Starter: Smoked Parsnip & Apple Soup (Chives, Crispy Bacon Bits, Parsley Herb Oil) or Grilled Heart of Palm Salad (Pomelo, Baby Arugula, Shaved Radish, Sweet Onion-Basil Dressing). Entrée: Duck Leg Confit (Rosemary Garlic Fingerling Puree, Green Apple Frisee Salad, Tart Cherry Reduction); Baja Seabass (Pancetta Braised Cannellini Beans, Confit Cherry Tomatoes, Dill Pistachio Pistou) or Roasted Cauliflower Steak (Smoked Carrot Puree, Chimichurri, Crispy Leek and Radish Sprout Salad). Dessert: Duet of Chocolate and Berry (Red Berry Opera Bar + Chocolate Cake with Fresh Berries). $60/person or $76/person with Wine Pairing.

What 37 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Good for business meals

  • San Diego

    Good for business meals

  • San Diego

    Californian

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  1. ER

    ERICH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best service only any restaurant we have been to in last year! Food was delicious!
  2. T

    Tootsie

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Ambiance not cheerful. Windows face car port and cement walls. Room was dark. Food portions very tiny, not generous at all. Everyone in our party was still hungry after lunch. Described as "exceptional" in open table. It did not live up to that!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  4. WB

    WalnutBaron

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I stayed at the Westin Gaslamp (inside which the Bronze Bird resides) for 3 nights during a business conference. On our first night, tired from travel and not wanting to venture out in the rain, we decided to have a light dinner at The Bronze Bird. We didn't expect a great deal because typically hotel restaurants are...well, hotel restaurants. We were surprised and delighted by the nice variety of menu choices, the delicious execution by the chefs, and the friendly and welcoming service. We liked the place so much, we ended up having dinner each night of our stay.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and Juan was superb. Bronze bird will be our theater dinner date location of choice.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always go to Bronze Bird before the shows at Broadway San Diego. Food is fabulous, and we’ve never had a better server anywhere than Juan. Some shows are great, some not — but our dinners at Bronze Bird are always the best!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Honestly, this place really tried to make everything fantastic. A smile although they were overworked. I could tell they were understaffed but working so incredibly hard with the absolute best attitude. Everyone who works there is excellent and does EVERY job. The food/service was slow because they literally were working as fast as they possibly could. I think it shows the sign of a new restaurant that wasn’t prepared for the last minute people who were to arrive along with those who also made reservations. I think it was likely a learning experience. The food was very much “okay”- but for the price- you couldn’t beat it. A great way to get a nice dinner for a very affordable price. Not many options like this out there - so when you put it all together it was a good experience overall!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Came here to enjoy a NYE steak dinner with my partner. The special NYE dinner plates were great. We loved the mushroom bisque soup and the chocolate dessert the most. The steak had good flavor however was not a fan of the plating sauce or lobster tail, it was too chewy.
  9. DM

    DevM

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, thank you Juan! Excellent food, excellent service, quiet in the dining room area (the bar is nicely noisy). Will return soon.
  10. AH

    AliH

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG, one of the best Christmas Dinner I’ve had at a restaurant
  11. D

    Despo

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service name was Ernie and he did a very nice job, including all of our special requests to add this and that. He made sure that Santa got a nice birthday dessert too! Everyone from the Hostess to the bartender, server, and Chef was very friendly. Five stars for the chef and staff for delivering six different entrées with six different proteins, all piping hot! I love that the bronze bird takes reservations and it’s close to the parking garage for the Balboa theater will be back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bronze Bird was welcoming, quiet, and a great place to have a date night. The service was fast and attentive. The food was fresh and delicious. The spinach ravioli was cooked perfectly and the churros made as a dessert were perfectly fried with a decadent chocolate dipping sauce.
  13. MB

    MaryB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great - fun small plates to share. Service attentive and friendly. Went before theater and will go back again!
  14. JH

    JulieH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Dined here before going to a show at the Civic theater. The service was very slow.I’m glad we allowed plenty of time. The food was delicious.
  15. G

    Gwen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very nice, the size of my party was 8 and the chef prepared a special appetizer in appreciation. That was very thoughtful and we enjoyed it very much
  16. SH

    StaceyH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cute place. Our party of three shared three of the shareable dishes which were all delicious.
  17. SG

    SherylG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding and the food was delicious! Their fries are incredible!!
  18. LO

    LauraO

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was wonderful, the hotel was busy but the restaurant was just those of us who either had been or was going to see Hamilton. We ordered the brisket tacos, the brussel sprouts and the watermelon salad. My husband and I shared them and enjoyed everything. The only slight disappointment was the watermelon was 3 disks of watermelon with some springs of something on top with the dressing a schmear on the side. Not really a salad but it was tasty. We finished with churros which were fresh and tasty. We will be back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We grabbed a quick bite before seeing a show at the Civic Theater. They offer 20% off of food if you visit before a show, which is a great perk. The brussel sprouts were delicious and our server was very kind and thoughtful
  20. T

    Traveler

    San Diego

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We went here because we were going to a performance at Civic Theater. The food selection is very small. We shared a pizza. The food was okay don’t know if I would return because I didn’t like most of the food selection
  21. DP

    DeborahP

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Attentive service. Delicious food.
  22. DM

    DevM

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time going to Bronze Bird. The bar area was noisy and crowded (in a good way). We had reservations and were taken to a much quieter area for our dinner. Seeing the outdoor fireplace added a nice touch as the decor is a bit stark, but nice. The service was outstanding. Juan was our waiter and went above and beyond - will ask for his area again. The food was excellent, although we only ordered appetizer type food. We got the Brussel Sprouts and the Charcuterie board. Both were very good - we would order those again. Nice variety of wine selections too. We will be back!
  23. k

    kate

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my third dinner at the Bronze Bird. The setting was modern and uncluttered. Our server was extremely knowleable and efficient. The food was well prepared California cuisine. This is a great before or after theater dining spot.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Waiter was extremely nice. Ambiance and setting was beautiful. No complaints.
  25. TR

    TonyaR

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Customer service, food , drinks , very good , the bar area seems nice also
  26. CH

    ChristineH

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had the pleasure of matinee, theater tickets at SD Civic Center. Bronze Bird was convenient to theater parking and performance venue. Under a 5 minute walk. Friendly staff and menu variety.
  27. GM

    GaryM

    Sacramento

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Had breakfast. Terrible. Had 2 eggs over medium, came out well, well, done. Service good. Bacon needs to be cooked more, but seems like that in every hotel
  28. KK

    KathleenK

    Portland

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The staff was wonderful and very accommodating. My friend ordered the carne asada dip and asked for sautéed mushrooms to be substituted for green onions and the chef delivered - an incredible sandwich
  29. ED

    EncDwl

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had friends in from out-of-town for ComicCon, and needed to quickly pick a place and make reservations for a breakfast meet-up. The staff at Bronze Bird greeted us, pulled up our reservation, seated us immediately, and were very attentive. The food was great, and they didn't rush us. It was the perfect place to reconnect with old friends.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The food was bland.
  31. R

    Robert

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Restaurant is just off the lobby of Westin Gaslamp. A large, sit down bar area adjoins the restaurant table area. It can get busy and loud. If looking for a quiet dinner, ask for an outside table or one in the far corner. Very convenient if staying at the Westin. Staff is attentive and friendly. Food quality and portions are good.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The staff were amazing and very friendly. The restaurant was really clean and beautiful.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food was ok. But they were great as far as service!
  34. CK

    CarolK

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Restaurant is located in the Westin Gaslamp. It is noisy around the bar, as the the lobby is close by. But the food and service made up for that. Reasonable prices and delicious food.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Restaurant week
  36. AC

    AlanC

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Although it was featured as a special for Restaurant week, the octopus was so tough that we couldn't chew it. The cook obviously doesn't know how to cook octopus, so why feature it? The cook also didn't seem to know how to get the food out of the kitchen in a timely fashion. Each of the three courses required a loooong wait to come to our table. This was NOT the fault of our server, nor was the restaurant busy, so why the long wait? We began to wonder if the cook was off that night, and someone else was in the kitchen. We won't go back.
  37. e

    erikendress

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    This was quite possibly the worst restaurant experience I have ever had. I made a reservation and stood at the hottest stand for 17 minutes before anyone even acknowledged me. They were clearly short-staffed, so I get it, but that's way too long. Once seated, more time went by before the waiter came to take our order, and more time waiting for food. It was nearly an hour after my reservation time before we were eating. Waiting for the check, waiting for check to be brought back....and when we left, there was a massive line of people waiting to get in, just like we experienced. Never again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Bronze Bird is rated 4.3 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bronze Bird

910 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    First Avenue and Broadway Circle

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 6:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Near MTS bus stops on Broadway; Accessible from MTS trolley green, blue and orange lines

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Renatto Medranda

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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