Et Voila! Bistro

4.8
1050 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.

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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
What 1050 people are saying
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vipCVEDiner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always! Mushroom ravioli was great, as was the diver scallops. You can’t go wrong here. Plus craft cocktails!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on December 9, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the mushroom ravioli and add truffles! Next, enjoy the duck breast.. it was fantastic! Can’t wait to go back : )

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vipYolandaM
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Et Voila is wonderful as always! They've adapted quickly to every change mandated by Covid 19 restrictions while keeping their standards intact. We went to Et Voila to celebrate two 70th birthdays and the event was perfect. If you enjoy fine food, superb service in a relaxed atmosphere this is the place to come...don't miss it.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on December 9, 2020

Thank you so much Yolanda! It is always a pleasure to have you at the restaurant.

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Kristie
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and their patio setup was the best outdoor dining I’ve experienced in this strange COVID era. I hope they can open it back up soon.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on December 9, 2020

Thank you Kristie!

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LindaD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were so impressed with Et Viola. The outdoor dining tent is very attractive. The designer did a great job! We were a little cold, even with the large gas burners, so the staff set 2 floor gas burners right next to us! Our Thanksgiving dinner was delicious and the staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Looking forward to trying their Date Night!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 29, 2020

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

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TeriandSam
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This year Thanksgiving was a terribly difficult day. The first time in years I was unable to travel to be with my family and spend the day cooking with my mother. I was absolutely heartbroken. Enter Et Voila.
My husband and I have been comfortable dining in very few places since the start of Covid and the ramp up in cases recently nearly had us nearly waiving off on dinner out for the holiday. But, Et Voila has set up such an amazing cleanliness routine and put into action so many protocols to keep their patrons safe, that we decided to go ahead with early reservations for their Thanksgiving menu.
When the purple tier rating moved all dining outside, we got an immediate call about our reservations and possible accommodations so we were able to ensure we would be comfortable where we would be sitting.
On the day, we arrived for our reservation, were welcomed warmly and seated immediately. The staff was busy getting to-go orders out, and yet the service was still solicitous and exemplary.
The meal itself was delicious. We chose different appetizers and desserts, but decided on the very traditional turkey dinner entrée. Honestly, it was one of the very best holiday meals I have ever had. The wine pairings were superb, all the food was wonderful, and the staff made us feel like family. One of the nicest parts was being able to call my mother afterward and tell her all about our wonderful experience. It was almost as good as having her with us, thus turning what could have been a sad day into a memory of a truly lovely experience.
We hope they will be open for Christmas!

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luv4beach
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Et Voila has done an amazing job transforming a parking lot into a quaint and cozy dining area. The food, as always, was top notch and well presented.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 28, 2020

Thank you so much!

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vipYolandaM
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect restaurant...a relaxed atmosphere, an exemplary staff and incredible food. It's always a pleasure to eat here...even with all the Covid-19 hoops to jump through.
Don't miss this gem.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 28, 2020

Thank you Yolanda for your review. We greatly appreciate it.

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Angela
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Delicious food and drinks, rustic decor and safe patio in the back, and I'll definitely return :) - @foodiefrenzie

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 28, 2020

Thank you Angela!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic atmosphere on the back patio and delicious food 💖

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 28, 2020

Thank you !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful place to celebrate a birhday

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 28, 2020

Thank you !

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vipNYCgirl
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dining experience. Beautiful presentation. Excellent service.

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vipKellyD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service. Best part of experience was the outdoor dining that they have created due to Covid. It feels like you’re inside but still have a safe feeling. Great decor, great set up and completely enclosed with heaters. Will definitely be back

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vipCarola
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Cote du Rhone was wonderful, and every dish was incredible! We thoroughly enjoyed the Winter tart appetizer, the onion soup, the beet salad, the salmon, the scallops, and soufflé with Grande Marnier. Ooh la la!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vipmaad
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment, awesome food. One of our favorite places.

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CraigW
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Duck was outstanding as was the souffle. We ate outside under the tent. Was better than expected. They created a nice ambiance so that you did not really feel you were in a parking lot. Great solution in this pandemic age. Looking forward to coming back soon.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 15, 2020

Merci Craig! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipStephen
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always great here. Our server Natalie did an outstanding job!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 8, 2020

Merci Stephen!

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vipSanDiegoGolferGirl
San Diego
151 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great dinner with friends at Et Viola a few days ago. They have an amazing outdoor area in the back of the restaurant - you really felt like you were sitting in the middle of a Paris cafe! Really extraordinary! The food was delicious - the steak & frites were enjoyed by two of my friends, my husband had the linguine with a sauce that was absolutely excellent and I had the special, the beef bourguignon. It was authentic through every bite and I loved it! Our server was very pleasant and their wine list is pretty good too. A really nice evening - we will definitely keep this restaurant on our "return-to-often" list!

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bb1769
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve dined at several other French restaurants in San Diego, but this was our first time here. We were very impressed. The menu is very French indeed, not just American adaptations. But it wasn’t pretentious. We had a scallops dish and a pork one, both were excellent. Salad, wine and desserts were great too. Definitely be back.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, we greatly appreciate it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Et Voila, great French restaurant

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you!

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David
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt the best escargot I have ever had! I'm already looking forward to going back and ordering it again. My wife and I love dry white wines and our server helped us pick out the perfect bottle. All around a wonderful dining experience and we'll be back again soon.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on November 2, 2020

Thank you David!

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vipNYCgirl
San Diego
45 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night always a joy at Et Voila!

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vipLuvinfoodvino
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrated our wedding anniversary here and it was perfect for the occasion
Management did an excellent job of securing the indoor dining area with partitions between each table which were well distanced from each other and the staff followed all protocols from a health standpoint to follow scientific guidance.
The food as always was delicious and well prepared. Best mussels In San Diego, great salads and a bottle of Sancerre well priced made for good value and a wonderful evening

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LynnG
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. So accommodating and they have done their best to make the ambiance nice for our Covid times. Food and service was excellent as usual.

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DonnaM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal as usual
Nice wine
Delicious blackberry cocktail
Mussels
Salmon
Steak fritte
Onion soup
Sweet breads

What more can you ask for

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Et Voila is TOP NOTCH. They have done an excellent job of having business during this covid pandemic. And the food is as delicious as always.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on October 25, 2020

Thank you so much !

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vipMichco
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent Food !! One of the best French restaurants in SD.
We would be back for sure.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you !!

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AlexG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went here with my family for my birthday a few days ago. Ambiance was excellent. I really give the owner credit for creating an elegant vibe outside with what essentially is a parking lot in order to adjust to COVID related changes. Service was prompt. Our waitress was attentive and knew the menu very well. Food was delicious, we had ordered the short ribs special and myself the filet mignon for entrees. Will definitely be back again soon! Thanks Et Voila!

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you Alex!

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KendraJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Yummy French bistro with the expected dishes. Great mixed drinks and nice outdoor vibes. A little $$, but in line with other French restaurants.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you Kendra!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceeded our expectations! Delicious.

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vipbklow
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best mussels ever. Better than New Orleans. Coq Au Vin and Duck Breast cooked perfectly. Not inexpensive, but felt I got great value for the cost. We’ll be back.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Avoid the red eye flight to Paris. Get a table ASAP. You will have an amazing meal and experience.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you !

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SouthParker
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent weekend specials! Ravioli appetizer and escargot also very good.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you !

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FrankS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience. Very nice setting, awesome staff, and amazing food.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on October 21, 2020

Thank you Frank!

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dank
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Et Voilà! French Bistro has been our favorite restaurant ever since they opened few years back. We just love the service, the food and the decor. They have adapted amazingly to the challenges of COVID.
It is the only restaurant we trust and go out to since March.
What you can expect when you go there?
-professional, friendly and caring staff
-tasty and consistent traditional French food with a modern twist
-the great ambiance of a neighborhood French bistro like you would find in Paris.
We highly recommend Et Voilà!

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Rosie
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere and attention to detail with service and safety. If you want to come and have authentic, quality, French cuisine in San Diego, this is the place.

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LILIANAG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early Tuesday dinner in the patio area. Service was excellent as was the food and wine. The date night menu was an extraordinary value and I’ve recommended it to friends looking for a weekday fun and safe outing. Look forward to more fantastic meals.

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salp
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

never picked up dishes from the table.nor did they come by once to ask how is everything ok or do we need anything. I spent $300 for two people. big waste. go to a real restaurant like trulucks for example, for that kind of money.

Et Voila! Bistro
Responded on October 6, 2020

We are sorry you didn't enjoy your dinner. We're grateful you spent $266+tips. Our prices are reasonable. You can't enjoy 6 Belvedere martinis, caviar, 2 apps, 2 mains and a dessert for that price in many places. Our staff checked on you and cleared your table, we always feel like we could do more as we're perfectionists. We're proud of our team for working so hard to please our guests in the midst of a pandemic despite the health risks they incur and the challenges of the new CDC requirements.

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vipCarol
San Diego
2 reviews