Et Voila! Bistro

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$30 and under
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French
Et Voilà! is a vibrant neighborhood bistro, located along the North Park corridor. Et Voilà! French Bistro showcases Chef Vincent Viale’s talents, mixing French classics with a modern accent. Find local and seasonal products building upon French recipes from various regions, such as Steak Frites, Coquilles St. Jacques, and soufflés. Explore the diverse regions of France through a curated wine list, and taste a variety of distinct local ingredients with our crafted cocktails. Et Voila! French Bistro is the destination for those looking for a vibrant dining experience, or even for those looking for a simple glass of wine and informal bite at the bar.
Feel free to call us if you don't see your desired reservation time. We might be able to help.

Specials

TUESDAY NIGHT, DATE NIGHT

Every Tuesday night from 4.30 to 10pm enjoy our 3 course date night menu for $45/person including a bottle of wine for two to share.
See our date night menu on our website (Events tab)

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 5, 2019

Ends: November 6, 2118

Availability: Tue 4:30PM-10:00PM

Wine Wednesday!

Every Wednesday, 30% off on our wine list. (750ml bottle under $100 only)

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 27, 2019

Ends: February 28, 2118

Availability: Wed 4:30PM-9:45PM

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Join us on Christmas Day from 11am to 7pm to enjoy our 3 course set menu for $45/person with optional wine pairing (additional $18). Visit our website for more informations.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 864 People Are Saying
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TT
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Missy was outstanding!! All food and drink was perfect. The French bread was crisp in the outside and warm & soft inside. We added fresh black truffles to the white asparagus and the flavor was unreal. You must try the jumbo prawns!! The finale was a decadent chocolate mousse.

J
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch. Food, service, & prices. Bravo !!!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Jason. We greatly appreciate your review. See you soon.

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C
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal. Everything was delicious, the server was friendly, the cocktails were incredible. We had the charcuterie platter, and the server swooped in to warn me that one portion contained nuts, which was very sweet of her. I absolutely adored the pickles, just amazing. I had the risotto cake, my son had the coq au vin, and my fiancé had the flat iron steak. Highly recommend the risotto.

The only not-perfect thing was that the creme brûlée didn’t have that traditional crunchy sugar crust on it. Was still edible, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Christina! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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m
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressed by the attentiveness of the staff. The owner genuinely cared about the guest's satisfaction. We will be back.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your great review! It was a pleasure to have you. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on a quiet Monday evening. There weren’t many tables filled. Missy provided exceptional service for our family. She went above and beyond. The interior is beautiful, the food was delicious and the service awesome.
We’ll definitely return.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review!

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DS
Dublin
32 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, terrific setting. Service could not have been better!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you David !

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m
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love to bring friends to EV. They always love it. I always have the soufflé which is out of this world. Service was excellent.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Mima. We appreciate you taking the time to review us!

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EJ
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food... love the atmosphere.

M
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First visit to this restaurant - it was for a Thanksgiving dinner. There were 3 choices for each course and all three courses were very good. Food Server was knowledgeable about the wine menu, and we were more than satisfied. We intend to return when it isn't a holiday. Service was quite good.

KD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have made Et Voila my go to spot for special occasions. The food is always superb no matter what I order. There are not many restaurants I like to return to over and over again, but this is one of them, because the environment feels welcoming and personal. I have gone to their Thanksgiving prix fix menu two years now and have found it is one of the only restaurants remaining that does not make you feel rushed so that they can turn the table and the food is the same high quality as it normally is. A great place to visit!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you Kelly for your review! You made our day! We can't wait to have you over again!

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d
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Did not disappoint. I can see Thanksgiving at Et Voila! as a tradition.

H
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had Thanksgiving dinner here and it was absolutely wonderful. My son and I had the prime rib and my wife had the turkey. The sauce with the prime rib was absolutely magnificent as was the dressing with the turkey. We had been here once before and it was equally as good on a non-holiday night. The service was very attentive but not intrusive.

LE
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for Thanksgiving dinner. Wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was it was excellent. Took several Traditional American dishes and turned them into delicacies

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you! We are happy you enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful. Staff was so cooperative and attentive

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you so much for your review!

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BH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything at Et Voilà os wonderful. Sumptuous food, outstanding service and open on Thanksgiving. What else could one want?

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you Barry for your very kind review! We are thrilled you enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner.

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GJ
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Step through an unassuming doorway on Adams Ave to a warm (well, the French version of warm) greeting from the ever-present host and and proprietor, Ludo. From this point choose between bistro style tables of a friendly bar full of personality.
Whatever you choose the country French food is outstanding! The hot, French baguette that arrives after you have been seated hints at the experiences to come. The muscles are extraordinary prompting requests for another baguette to enjoy the broth. You can’t miss with any selection but following Ludo’s recommendations on food and wine selection is always a treat.
The bartenders and servers are charming, knowledgeable and fun!
Put it on your regular dining schedule. We do!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you Geoff! It's always a pleasure to see you!

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KH
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quality of the food and the service continues to be exemplary!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you Kate! We always enjoy having you for dinner!

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TK
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance, and value. Excellent bartenders, as well!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the steak frites. It was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back.

s
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

FOOD WAS AVERAGE. Atmosphere was good and service was excellent

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was fantastic, a real pleasure to eat and enjoy a great evening with your date.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you Ron for your great review! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to take my wife somewhere nice and low-key for her 38th birthday. I mentioned this to a coworker and she suggest Et Voila' Bistro. I immediately made my reservation and this place is everything that I expected and more. The ambiance is beautiful and quiet. You feel like you are in Paris, France. The service is fast and the food is great. I enjoyed everything about my visit. I will certainly return and will definitely refer my friends!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 17, 2019

Thank you so much for your very kind review! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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MG
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner wanted to try this French restaurant. Glad we went! The owner goes to every occupied table to check-in and visit. Staff are great! The food was marvelous. Formidable!

L
San Diego
50 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent Mussels and a reasonably priced tasty glass of champagne made for a very enjoyable brunch at this Normal Heights storefront bistro.
My wife’s steak frites was good but the sauce was not as special as the broth for the Mussels. Unfortunately the pomme frites were not up to the quality of the Mussels or flat iron steak
The chocolate Mousse was terrific as was the salted Caramel tart
Worth the travel there

d
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Et Voilà is as close to French authenticity in San Diego you'll find. They prepare Croque Monsieur or Madame, les moules, les escargots, les tapenades and chocolate deserts that are wonderful. I am very rarely disappointed. It's French, authentic and consistent.

C
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently fantastic... I love the menu as well as the quality of preparation. I prefer service at the bar, at which the personnel are always friendly and attentive.

JC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat at EV. The Tuesday Nigth Date Night is a great deal and offers a good mix of our favorites. Highly Recommend you give it a try.

DN
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

2nd visit. Nice place

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f
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, dining at Et Voila was lovely - from walking into the elegant space to the beautifully crafted food to the friendliness of the staff. Hands down one if the best dining experiences in San Diego.

JD
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We went here for a date after an alternative music MeetUp nearby. Food and ambience was awesome!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you John for your great review!

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Most of the food came out cool vs hot or at least warm, and for $250 dollar dinner for 4 theirs lots of better choices in SD county

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you for your review. We apologize for your experience we would love to know more about what happened so feel free to reach out to Ludo@etvoilabistro.co. Feel free to inform us of your concerns while you are here next time so we can address them right away and make sure your leave the restaurant happy and totally satisfied.

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KB
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. The dark chocolate mousse is stunning.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thank you Keith! We greatly appreciate your review.

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KS
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very overrated, so so overall, disappointed, but may give it a 2nd try.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on October 19, 2019

Thank you Kenny for your review. We are sorry you didn't enjoy your time with us. We would love to know more about your experience feel free to reach out to us so we can fix it. Ludo@etvoilabistro.co We are looking forward to your second visit.

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C
London
79 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

A very busy evening, perhaps too busy for the kitchen to live up to its stellar reputation. But the service was superb, as always.

KR
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Get the duck and get the mushroom ravioli, those dishes are fire.

O
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Et Voila, and we were as pleased as the first time. We arrived early having come from a matinee at The Old Globe and were warmly greeted and seated promptly. As it was on a Wednesday, it was Wine Night with 30% off any bottle under $100. We chose a merlot from Bordeaux and were very happy with our selection. We shared the beet salad with frisee and arugula and two interesting sauces. A hot section of baguette was served as an accompaniment. I chose the duck as it is rarely seen on menus in SoCal; it came with a yummy side Napoleon made of potatoes and vegetable. My husband had the scallops. They were HUGE! The food was served promptly and was hot, and the service was friendly without being intrusive. We ordered the Grand Marnier souffle at the beginning of the meal as it takes time to prepare, and we were very glad we did. Light and fluffy with a rich creme anglaise. Espresso and coffee rounded out the meal. Though not inexpensive, this bistro truly feels like a trip to France without the airfare. We will definitely return.

SL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant on all fronts. Delicious plates with rich flavors and a changing menu. The wine selection and cocktails are also exceptional. And don't get me started about their bread and souffles! The service is also attentive and all the employees kind, including the owner.

IH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great for a special occasion. We came here for a birthday and the place was decked out in a fabulous Halloween theme. The food is delicious!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. A little over priced for the amount that you get though.

KN
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most lovely evening and date night! Our server, Lydia, was incredibly knowledgeable on the food and wine and provided excellent recommendations for pairings. The atmosphere was lively but not loud. We will definitely be back!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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