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 we offer our date night menu, 3 course for $43/person including a bottle fo wine for two to share.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 5, 2019

Ends: March 6, 2118

Availability: Tue 4:30PM-9:30PM

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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us on November 28th to celebrate Thanksgiving. We will be serving our 3 course set menu $42 per person, optional wine pairing available ( additional $18) from 11am to 8pm. We will have something for everyone: adults, kids, vegetarians, wine lovers. Visit our website for more informations.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be open on Christmas Eve from 4.30 to 9pm. We will be offering our regular menu with Christmas specials.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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 831 People Are Saying
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C
London
76 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

O
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KN
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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D
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice menu, extremely attentive and courteous service (thank you Sarah), with even a small error in order being immediately attended to and addressed beyond expectations. Went pre-theater, and our first visit here became part of a wonderful evening.

m
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I thoroughly enjoyed the scallops entree, wine pairings and dessert during SDRW dinner and look forward to returning to try more of the menu,

DA
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

We had a less than favorable experience at Et Voila last night.
It was VERY noisy, to the point it was nearly impossible to carry on a conversation.
The food was terrible. I had the Veal Short ribs, and they were very fatty, and what little meat they had was tough. I left 3/4 of it.
Overall, a disappointment.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on September 28, 2019

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you found the restaurant noisy. It is an unusual complaint for us. That being said it was a very successful Saturday during restaurant week with as you noticed customers wall to wall. You probably will enjoy us during the week with a quieter atmosphere. We apologize you didn't enjoy one of the 3 courses you ordered. Don't be shy and lets us know when we check on you so we can fix it and see you leave happy. Thank you for the great rating on our service.

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SP
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good French restaurant in the heart of San Diego. Tasty food plus very good French bread( the real deal)

OT
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Restaurant Week menu was exceptional.
Service is always attentive without being intrusive.
The owner provides excellent “supervision.”

C’est une bonne table!

LL
San Diego
85 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I dined during restaurant week. We chose the wine pairings with our meal. We each had the brussel sprout and the smoke salmon appetizer. Delicious! For our main course, we chose pan seared scallops and grilled wagyu sirloin - each bite was better than the next and we finished it off with the blueberry tart - so yummy! I rated the experience with a 4 vs. a 5 because the wine pairings were a disappointment - there was no explanation of what the wines were/where they came from and how they were chosen to go with the meal. Our server just set the glasses down and that was it. I would expect more from a french restaurant and hope that this could change in the future.

Otherwise, we had a lovely dining experience and will definitely be back!

T
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

There were a few bites that hit flavorful notes but the rest was bland and was left hungry even after eating a 3 course meal.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you Tortuga for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our service and ambiance as per your rating. We are sorry that only few bites of our restaurant week menu impressed you. We wish you had said something while you were here, as we could have gone above and beyond to make sure you had the same amazing experience as all our other customers. You would have left more than satisfied and sated with our flavorful menu. We look forward to impress you during your next visit.

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ML
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great, never disappointed. chef very friendly as are his staff. food is always done well and presented well. have no concerns recommending et voila.

AP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was outstanding!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you Arthur!

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M
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want a true French ambiance, service and food this is your place

AS
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food here is seriously good. We had pescatarians, meat eaters, a vegetarian and someone who wasn't very hungry, ages ranging from 12 to 80, and we all found dishes that suited us perfectly. The desserts were amazing (and huge). It's not cheap but we all felt it was well worth the expense

C
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Definitely! A great place to go for date night or if you enjoy tasty, french food! I love the mussels with chorizo, but you can definitely hook me with the souffles.We ate the dulce de leche and I just regret having ordered only one. Looking forward to restaurant week to go again!

YM
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a neighborhood gem - the service is hospitable and professional, everything we've eaten there has been wonderful and their signature cocktails are delicious! Et Voila is great for groups, too.

JN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were very pleased with our dinner, the quality and presentation of our salads and entrees was something to behold. The service was friendly and attentive. We look forward to taking our family and friends to Et Voila.
Kudos to the entire staff.

b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful waitress, friendly owner, delicious food, all at the same time.

LG
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent fast service and outstanding dinner!!! The food was beautifully prepared, perfectly balanced seasoning and every dish was delicious! Will be back.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you Lynn!

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JU
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This the best French restaurant in San Diego County. I had the Dover sole. It was superb. The Sancerre was so smooth and brisk. Everything this place serves is exquisitely good.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you John!

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EH
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Matches what a French bistro menu and environment should be. Food very good prices fair service efficient and friendly. Great for conversation has a neighborhood feel.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on September 3, 2019

Thank you Edward. We are happy you enjoyed your dinner with us.

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RA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for a date night. Food was amazing.

CD
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have a great happy hour and Wine Wednesday means bottles are 30% off. You can get deals for Happy hour in the bar.

MO
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On Tuesday they have a Date Night prix fixe menu that’s a great deal and includes a bottle of wine. We have a fun meal with great service!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on August 21, 2019

Thank you Mark!

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R
San Diego
67 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy this restaurant--food and service is outstanding!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on August 20, 2019

Thank you Roseanne!

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure. One of the two plates arrived cold but staff handle it immediately and brought a new freshly prepared dish and it was perfect.

l
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We went in on a Sunday. The ambience and food was just right. A couple of the girls had omelets; they loved it. The beignets were yummy but ok (I’ve been to New Orleans so that’s my comparison). My avocado toast was good. The mimosa flights were fun and the bread basket is a must.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on August 18, 2019

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

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BW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Drinks, appetizers, and entrees were delicious and definitely worth it. I had the soufflé for dessert, and it was underwhelming. I’ve had many that were much, much better on cruise ships. The service was slow and rather inattentive. I expected better. Overall would go back for the food but would try a different dessert. If the service is poor again, I wouldn’t keep going back.

DJ
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our new favorite places to eat around North Park area. The fries at this place are amazing, some of the best I've ever had. We've had 3 or 4 dinners here and they have all been outstanding. The ravioli app is a must. Great wine selection as well.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on August 18, 2019

Thank you for your great review!

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BS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum!! We've been here before for brunch, and enjoyed an anniversary dinner this week. Food did not disappoint, service was great, we will be back!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on August 18, 2019

Thank you so much Barbara!

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PL
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice intimate venue with nicely prepared dishes that works well for a romantic dinner or dinner with friends.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing! The escargot had a nice herb and Parmesan crunch. The filet was incredibly tender and flavorful and the fries were nice and crispy. We finished with a perfect white chocolate soufflé, which was devine. Waitress was extremely kind and very attentive. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you Et Voila!

OT
San Diego
46 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and better service. The Pork Tomahawk is probably the best pork dish i have had here in San Diego.

PR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OK, it is predictable, but that is its charm: French bistro follows a pretty well defined pattern. What separates bistros lies in the quality of the ingredients and the skill in preparing them. Et Voila hits all the notes.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on July 31, 2019

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

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K
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Waitress ordered me the wrong dish which can happen, so therefore i waited for my dish while others ate.
When we got the bill only to see l the original wrong dish was still listed and we had to ask them to take it off. Honestly I thought My meal would be comped since I had to wait or be given a drink or dessert for free, since I had to wait. Kind of disappointing, but the staff was friendly, attentive and the food was amazing!

SD
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience. Excellent food and service

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