Et Voila! Bistro

4.8
1102 Reviews
$30 and under
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 cannot see your desired reservation time. We might be able to help.
No reservations accepted for happy hour thank you.

Support Et Voila! Bistro during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

We will be open from 11.30am to 7.30pm and will be serving our Mother's Day set menu for $42/person ($62 with wine pairing). Our regular brunch and dinner menu WILL NOT be available. Visit our website to see our set menu. We are looking forward to seeing you.

What 1102 people are saying
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RichardH
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely enjoyable, already planing a potential return visit

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PatB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. So pleased that they are now open for weekend brunch as well as for dinner. Please support this neighborhood gem.

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vipLarryR
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best French restaurant in San Diego. Baguettes to die for. Fabulous menu. Hard to choose every time I'm there. Great wine list. I could eat there every night and not get tired or bored.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Larry !

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vipPeterR
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We've come here several times. The food has been largely very good, but this evening was excellent. There were really well-conceived flavors and visual compositions. Okay, maybe the beet risotto color could have looked a little less like Pepto Bismol, but the flavor was terrific.

Five stars based primarily on flavor.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Peter!

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Lili
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely dinner as always! A little long of a wait to eat, but it might've been because they were busy. See you next time!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Lili!

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SherryS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the beefsteak and frites. The meat was tender and tasty. The French green beans were seasoned just right and the fries were crisp!
I also had the smoked bourbon cocktail which was amazing.
I love this French bistro, Staff and ambiance.

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LindaD
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My husband had the Easter lamb special. There was plenty of lamb and the sauce was excellent, but the lamb was a bit tough. My duck was excellent. The pear tart crust was burnt and tough, and we were offered a different dessert, but we declined, and we were not charged for the dessert. Have had tough pastries here before, which is surprising since the French are known for pastries. French songs in the background would be a nice touch.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you Linda for taking the time to review us!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Fair. I had high hopes as it was my first visit there. Was disappointed that pork chop dish that was a different variation than was on menu online. As I was a first time guest, it would have been nice if the waiter had pointed that out as I didn’t realize until dish was served. She didn’t offer to make it right when I pointed out it was different. I observed them being overly accommodating to next table guests (or I assume their regular customers). Don’t think I’ll return as I’ve experienced better. Sad as I really was excited about trying this place, but elements of experience left me feeling like I was not valued as a customer.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you Bridget for your review. We are sorry for the confusion on the menu. Our website and the menus handed in the restaurant are updated, however 3rd party websites are often out of our control. As I mentioned during our phone call we are lucky to have regular customers that have built relationship with our team over the years. We do value all our customers and always try to make them feel welcome. We are sorry if we failed with you and we invite you back to make it up to you.

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Pim1325
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We returned to Et Voilà on Easter Sunday for lunch after a long time. I chose the rich Salmon Quiche special after sharing the mussels with my husband. Service was very attentive and quick. It was a nice lunch in overall.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you so much!

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Deena
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been ordering takeout for some time but this was our first in-person visit. The food, service, and ambiance were incredible! Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves authentic French cuisine.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you Deena for your support during the shutdown and thank you for coming in for dinner! We greatly appreciate it !

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vipYolandaM
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been less than very satisfied with our experiences at Et Voila...the food is consistently wonderful, the atmosphere is hospitable and the staff are expert and friendly. Don't miss this fabulous restaurant!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you Yolanda for choosing us for your family and friends gatherings. We appreciate it more than words can express.

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KristinaM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time! Never a disappointment! Can’t wait to go back.

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foodie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After living in France for 17 years I was thrilled to find Et Voila - the next best thing to having dinner in France!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you so much for your awesome review. We greatly appreciate it.

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TeriandSam
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an utterly magical and delicious brunch. Et Voila knocked it out of the park once again!

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loba92037
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I went there for my birthday. We waited almost an hour for our food. The server and reservations were aware it was a birthday dinner yet they did nothing to acknowledge it. Most restaurants bring a dessert with a candle. I wouldn't go back.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday and had one of the best dining experiences in such a long time. Servers were very friendly and quick, and I can’t describe the food’s excellent quality in this tiny blurb. If you’re looking for a nice intimate dinner in San Diego, this is the place to come.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you Daniel! We greatly appreciate your review!

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vipJamesM
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic, exactly as we remembered it pre-COVID. Barriers between inside tables create an intimate, but not claustrophobic, environment. If you haven't visited Et Voila! since before the pandemic, rest assured it is exactly the way you remember it, and you will love it.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you James!

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vipmayson12
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a nice patio area in back. The food is excellent. Parking can be tricky but we lucked out with a street space across the street. Allow extra time for parking. Service was impeccable. An overall wonderful evening.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you so much!

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TammieM
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff was amazing and engaged with all our needs.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you Tammie! We greatly appreciate it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dinner experience with them. Scallop, pasta, steak, snails, bread... they all are outstanding.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you so much!

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vipGreenLifeMike
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. The mussels are delish, as are the salmon and coq au vin. We discovered Et Voila for its great take out during lock-down and returned for a wonderful dinner on their back patio. They've done a great job creating a safe and welcoming outdoor space. The service was impeccable the food was served hot and timing was excellent. I definitely recommend !

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you so much!

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and a service here are outstanding. Is it expensive? Yes, but absolutely worth it.

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MarilouM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks.
Staff friendly and helpful.
Great place for French food.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you Marilou!

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IzzyH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for special occasions. Delicious food and cocktails. The salmon was cooked perfectly.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you Izzy!

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ValB
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love this place, I always order the same thing and it’s always superb

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on April 5, 2021

Thank you Val. We are looking forward to see you again.

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StephanieA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night out to celebrate my friends’ birthdays. The service was impeccable! The staff was friendly and exceptionally efficient while adhering to all CDC guidelines for dining. All 3 courses were prepared perfectly for my entire party. Excellent wine selection with superior recommendations. Absolutely recommend!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on March 27, 2021

Thank you Stephanie! It is always a pleasure to have you!

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vipDiner
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Fabulous food.

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vipDocmatt
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love the food
Great selection of French wine
The rear outside tent is quite nice too

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vipMichelleC
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic French cuisine and treated well on my birthday.

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SamC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. The food was excellent, and I enjoyed the privacy screens for COVID separation. The food and drinks are all excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous!

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BarbaraSueB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my son, granddaughter and grandson to dinner at et Voila! because she spent a year in France so I knew she would appreciate good French cooking. We were definitely not disappointed. We all had different entrees; the salmon was outstanding, the duck was outstanding, and the linguine was outstanding. I will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly service, our waitress was very pleasant.
Food is great. I will come back.

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GallanisT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Consistently awesome

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vipLaurenF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service! We just moved back from two years in France and it was great to enjoy some authentic, delicious French food.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on March 19, 2021

Thank you Lauren. We are delighted you enjoyed your dinner! We hope to see you soon.

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vipVickie
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best French restaurants in San Diego. I’m so pleased San Diego is starting to open up so we can enjoy normal dinners at A Voila again.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on March 19, 2021

Thank you Vickie! It's always a pleasure to see you walk through the doors! See you soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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vipNYCgirl
San Diego
52 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food
Fabulous venue
Excellent service

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on March 19, 2021

Thank you so much!

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RachelO
Miami
6 reviews