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Little Frenchie, Coronado, CA

Little Frenchie

4.6
4.6
617 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Little Frenchie is a chef-driven approachable bistro modeled after Parisian neighborhood cafes. Enjoy our rotating menu of Provencal classics, our immense selection of unique cheeses imported from France and our extensive wine collection from both France and California. We take pride in the imported and local ingredients we use; our produce is sourced from regional farmers, and our seafood from local area fisherman.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French / American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 675-0041

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matt Sramek

  • Neighborhood

    Coronado

  • Cross street

    Orange Avenue

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 617 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    French

  • San Diego

    French

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  1. F

    Fred

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lived on the Island for 20 yrs., I use to go to the restuarant located where Frenchie's is now. It was called, "Rhinoceroses" which served oustanding food and service was impeccable with pricing affordable. My wife, a friend, and myself decided to eat there, which our friend had eaten there before. Ask our waiter how the hamburger was, he gave my a thumbs up. After the waiter left I asked if our friend had eaten there before and she yes, asking her if she had ever eaten their hamburger before, replying that she had and recommended it. After devouring the burger, it was the best burger I have had in my entire life! I 69 yrs., old and even slung burgers in high school at Burger King by my house, joined the Navy a 18 yrs old. Been around the world with the navy, worked for Intel Corp., around the world and have tried burgers wherever I went. I have to very honest with you, Frenchie's burgers are the best in the world, the flavor is out of the world, I want one buried with me when I die! FM
  2. M

    Mimi

    San Diego

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We both had the mussels and thought they were excellent. It was a generous serving and the both was very tasty. It came with fries and they were good. I think their wine list is on the expensive side, but nice selections. We sat outside and it was enjoyable watching the parade of people-and dogs-go bye.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!!! STAY AWAY!!!! First day of vacation in San Diego, booked this place two weeks in advance for our anniversary. What a mistake…. We had a reservation at 8pm and arrived at the restaurant at 8:17pm after letting them know we were running late, and having them confirm they had our table ready and waiting. Upon arrival, we were refused entrance because we were “late beyond their 15 min policy and the kitchen was already closed”. At 8 in the evening!! While people were dining there and while there were many available tables! None of our pleading worked…needed to go find another spot for dinner. What a disappointment. The only upside is that a place that closes its kitchen at 8pm because they have no business is probably really bad with stale food, so we were probably lucky to have missed that dinner. But still, what a disappointment on our anniversary…. Shameful behavior!
  4. RJ

    RobertJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food , good service , very nice outdoor area
  5. J

    Jonathan

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second experience at Little Frenchie. This first time we were extremely happy with the meal and service. This second time? We were extremely happy with the meal and service. We now consider this a go-to restaurant for us. It can be expensive, but the value cannot be beat. We highly recommend this for special occasions.
  6. JL

    JulieL

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunched here on a Friday. Sat outside in the lovely French cafe seats. Food was delicious and the service was superb. We got the Niçoise salad, avocado tartine, and herb omelette. Highly recommend!
  7. t

    timcat

    Seattle

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Unimpressed with the food. Diner quality with some french words on the menu. Too much salt. Way too much salt. On everything. House pate’ was salty, bone marrow appetizer was heavily salted, the SALAD was salted (who salts a salad?), my poor little fish was heavily salted. OK, we realize you want to sell more booze, but everything was so salty none of the food was palatable. The platings looked nice generally. But for a place that has the chutzpah to call itself Little FrenchIe, I expected the food to be more, well, French. Server was experienced and good at her job. The spinach quiche was OK. At least, it was a good idea, and we might make it ourselves at home, only better and without a ton of salt in it.
  8. j

    jax3217

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was a disaster. We were celebrating our 48th anniversary to be followed by a show. We arrived 90 minutes before the show and expected a nice leisurely dinner. But apparently after we ordered our waiter cut his hand and wasn’t picking up his orders , and none of the other servers were picking them up. We finally got one course after an hour. Not wanting to gobble down dinner in 20 minutes, we got in touch with the manager. She apologized and offered to take care of the bill and have us come back. That was nice of her but we left very disappointed that our anniversary dinner was ruined.
  9. P

    Paul

    San Diego

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food and wonderful service (Patrick) made for a lovely dinner outside. First two attempts to order a pre-dinner drink were a failure due to the lack of simple ingredients needed to make their signature cocktail “French Martini”, and not having a champagne on their wine list. Such is our world today; obviously not ideal but easily overcome. The onion soup, tomato salad, short ribs, and gnocchi were all delicious. It would be nice if there were more than one vegetarian entree on the menu.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Im a local who used to frequent this restaurant quite often, but their service and quality has gone downhill. Our server took 15 minutes to greet us despite there only being two other occupied tables in the restaurant, 4 servers present, and I had a reservation. When the server finally greeted us she just said I’ll give you more time with the menu right from the gate and never asked for drink order, nor if we had any questions and acted very busy despite the lack of tables. She then returned another 15 minutes later, and when I asked for a happy hour menu she rolled her eyes- signaling she felt as though she wasn’t going to get a good tip and thus dismissed my business. After getting the happy hour menu 5 minutes later she returned another 10 minutes later and finally asked if we needed more time with the menu- when I was in fact ready to order given I already had 30 minutes to decide with not so much as even a drink. We ordered, and about 10 minutes later a hostess tried to give us menus and greeted us as if we just sat down- they clearly don’t communicate. Finally our food came out cold and undercooked- after it sat in the window for 10 minutes. Normally I can ignore the lack of service for the chef and line cooks do an excellent job preparing- however, the food quality had also declined from a 9/10 to a 5/10 at best. Between the food being undercooked- raw actually despite being ordered medium well, and the fact that my drink never got refilled without me asking for it I was sorely disappointed. We had also placed our credit card at the edge of the table anticipating our check but our server never noticed. It wasn’t until she returned with the check and realized we had a metal card that her tone and demeanor changed and she finally tried to act friendly as if to salvage her poor behavior. Overall, this experience and steady decline over the last few months caused me take my business elsewhere. Serious improvement is needed to live up the their price!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delightful experience.
  12. TW

    ThomasW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place!! The staff is VERY nice and cordial which is a reflection of the management. Well done!
  13. I

    Isabella

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very filling!! Don’t be afraid to try the escargot.
  14. b

    bridgetl

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always love eating at Little Frenchie when I get the chance. So many good options on the menu, I have a hard time deciding what to get every time because I know everything is amazing.
  15. R

    Ruthk

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Pastries were very good. Alcoholic drinks were basiic. Recommend inside seating after 10am July- August
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simy Delicious
  17. JB

    JeanB

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor table. Food and service could not be better. Thanks!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Location is great, the service was very nice and amicable. The mains were disappointing. I had the Niçoise salad: it was bland, I had to ask for more fessing and even the dressing wasn’t flavorful enough. My partner had the quiche the quiche was OK. We shared a Praline and Banana cronut in the end which was good.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Unfortunately on a Friday night at a French restaurant they did not have the right ingredients to make a French martini and they also ran out of the mussels, which was the particular reason I chose this restaurant. The food was good, but no one came to check to make sure everything was okay after the food was delivered until we were essentially done eating. Our reservation was at 7:45pm so I wouldn’t have expected them to run out of one of their main dishes so early. Overall I would give them another shot, but maybe not necessarily in the evening. Looks like they have a good happy hour.
  20. JB

    JeanB

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was worth making a reservation for even just me. I had a great table. Enjoyed the outside view and had great service with my delicious lunch.
  21. F

    Foodie

    Denver

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Moules and Frites were excellent as was the Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. The patio is a great spot for people watching. The wines were delicious.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very friendly and quick to serve us. Our group had several dogs and she immediately brought ice water for them when she brought our waters too. So thoughtful! The food was fabulous as usual. I can’t wait to dine again. I have told all my friends to dine at Little Frenchie.
  23. C

    Cliff

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We have eaten here 3 times in past month. The first time was spectacular! The mussels were so good, we couldn't stop talking about them! Service was great as well. However, the second and third visits did not meet the same expectation. Seems the food changes day to day depending on the chef? Despite this, we will definitely return. It is the best French Bistro we have found in the area. I recommend making reservations and asking for the outside seating.
  24. KM

    KaitlinM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food was not good. Either over seasoned or under seasoned. Not worth the money
  25. R

    Richardson

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our table on the patio and our server took excellent care of us. The soft scrambled eggs with smoked salmon was delicious… and I don’t even like eggs! It was so good.
  26. g

    gran

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and the service. Such a treat to dine outside. My go to especially if I have out of town guests!
  27. DE

    DebbieE

    Houston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food and beverage!
  28. LS

    LilianeS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The coffee was very good but the food (french toast and nutella crepe) were so so. The french toast was more like bread pudding than french toast and I couldn’t taste the Grand Marnier at all. The service was very slow but friendly. The noise level was way too high. We couldn’t hear each other talk. Still I would go back if in the area to try the herb cheese omelette as long as I can sit outside due to the noise level. However, there are plenty of other places to try first.
  29. ES

    ElizabethS

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pastry of my life! Food was perfect and drinks were delicious.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very frustrating They were unable to honor the reservation that we had. No outdoor seating available for the rest of the night even though that was the open table reservation. This happens frequently but we keep going back as if you are lucky enough to be seated the food and service is very good. This is not the first time this has happened. We have had the experience at little Frenchies where they have not had a table at the reservation time only to be seated 1/2 hour late and then told kitchen is closed and only drinks available. I recommend that any time you make a reservation here your spouse makes a reservation at an alternate reservation on their open table about 30 mins later at an alternative local place like the Henry or Bueno Forchetta just in case
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Wonderful waitstaff…however, many of the menu items were unavailable-given the
  32. L

    Lencheryl

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for brunch
  33. t

    tallyho

    Kansas City

    342 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    342 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and the food was authentic. Try the endive salad and the french onion soup.
  34. e

    ecgourmand

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delightful dining experience! Food, service and ambiance were perfect! Will definitely be back!
  35. MM

    MarkM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding. A bit noisy inside but that was mainly due to one group. My fifth time here and I will definitely be back. Highly recommend.
  36. CD

    ChristineD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Loved the event to celebrate Bastille Day! Caviar was divine!
  37. E

    Elisabeth

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    I have eaten here 4 times before. Last night we waited 40 minutes for two burgers and then when they arrived they were so over salted that they were difficult to eat. Very disappointing decline for this restaurant. Each time I have returned it has been less than the first experience after they received their star.
  38. T

    Tourist

    Salt Lake City

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Burgers at happy hour are not same quality as other t8mes
  39. J

    Jax1313

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food2service4ambience4
    The burger, which I’ve Had a couple of times before, was served on burned buns that were totally black. Pointing them out to the waiter resulted in an offer of new buns. He disappeared and nothing happened. Minutes later, somebody else passed by our table and I asked him if he could get us new buns because the ones that were on the burger originally were black. Finally, after many more minutes, they brought a bun out that was ice cold from the fridge. Didn’t offer to improve the situation.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    We live in Point Loma and often take friends to Frenchies. for lunch…..I always order the wonderful hamburger and advised our friends to do so also. I asked for med- rare…..to my surprise , two thin patties came out and I really thought they had run out of meat and gone to Jack in the box to get meat….well done ,skinny and almost black. The waiter was embarrassed and sent manager out to explain to our group the change in meat. To her credit she did take the charge off our bill. We are not tourists and hope you weren’t trying to push inferior products off on what you may have thought were people visiting and you would never see again! We will be back again someday ……this was the first time it was bad and it was shocking to be served that meat……..I know it’s hard to get help now and understand it’s busy in Coronado now…..but……. Carol Dickinson

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Little Frenchie using the Order Online button. Little Frenchie also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 675-0041.

Little Frenchie is rated 4.6 stars by 617 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 48 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Little Frenchie

1166 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Orange Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Coronado

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Fri–Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Thu 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French / American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Sramek

  • Additional

    Beer, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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