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Mister A's

$50 and over
Contemporary French / American
Mister A's is the penthouse, fine-dining destination of San Diego, and has been for over 50 years. Located just a few minutes from downtown, you will take the elevator to the top floor and look back out over jetliners sweeping past at eye level, the San Diego skyline, bay and Pacific, while enjoying Modern American cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails, and one of Wine Spectator's top-rated wine lists in the country. The culinary staff hand-selects local farm produce and the highest quality ingredients in every category to offer you selections that are made from scratch in house for brunch, lunch, dinner.. or simply the finest rooftop drinks and appetizers in town.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
Experiences are available.

Why we love it

Executive chef: Stephane Voitzwinkler

This plush penthouse escape—open since 1965—reached new heights after a dramatic redesign. Thanks to a freshly added lounge, diners have better access to its skyline views. The French-American restaurant highlights local produce in throwback dishes like grilled blue prawns with charred shishitos and pan-roasted Alaskan halibut with corn.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American, Farm-to-table, French
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–1:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–1:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 239-1377
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    For parties of 10 or more, it is necessary to call the restaurant directly for reservations. <br />
  • Private party facilities
    Our Private Dining Rooms are as follows:Rotunda Room: seating up to 28 (no AV)Balboa Room: seating up to 18, (16 with AV) Downtown Room (Semi-Private): seating up to 42 (no AV)A full buyout can accommodate 300 seated, 350 for standing reception
  • Private party contact
    Megan Royal: (619) 239-1377
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Laurel St.
  • Parking details
    Valet service is available for Friday Lunch & Dinner Service on the 4th Avenue side of the Manchester Financial Building ($12.00). Metered street parking is also available.
  • Entertainment
    Bertrand at Mister A’s restaurant offers one of the most exceptional city views in all of the country. A true site seeing experience with a panoramic view; which encompasses the breathtaking city skyline, San Diego Bay and harbor, Coronado Bridge, Point Loma, Sea World, Balboa Park, the world famous zoo and Mexico high a top Bankers Hill.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mister A's Jazz Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Mister A's will be offering a Jazz Brunch with New Orleans inspired cuisine along with our a la carte brunch menu. The Jazz brunch will only be featured on Saturdays and will include the option of listening to live music in the bar before being seated in the main dining room for an a la carte menu. Music will conclude at 1pm.

What 8,068 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Best Ambiance

  • San Diego

    Best Ambiance

  • San Diego

    Romantic

8,068 Reviews
  1. MartinD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for our anniversary! Amazing service and food.

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  2. Nick

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, especially the lamb rack and the belly pork. Location and place itself were really good. Wine list extensive and reasonably priced. Service highly professional, as you'd expect

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  3. RYoung

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food parings were delightful, service was outstanding; loved the ambiance, the music, and the view.

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  4. Jayme

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate at a Mr. A's for a birthday. Everyone from the staff who helped us were very friendly and professional. We ordered the lamp special, the king salmon wellington and the short ribs with truffle fries and Mac n cheese. The food were all very delicious and the cityscape from our table was beautiful. I'd highly recommend 👌 and would visit again.

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  5. NinaL

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent (hats off to the Chief), our server, Christian was helpful and attentive and all of the staff took well care of us. We had the corner window table and the views were spectacular. Thank you all again for a wonderful evening.

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  6. HeatherC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! Wish I'd come here years ago! Absolutely delicious meal, excellent service and ambiance. What a wonderful experience!

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  7. VOSS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I wanted to share with you all the fantastic experience we had, a delightful atmosphere, complemented by the stunning view of Downtown San Diego. The food and drinks served were exceptional and truly enhanced our time together.

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  8. ChuckC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and service. Easy parking.

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  9. kevinv

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic spot. Great food, great service, and an amazing view.

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  10. CrystalA

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view of San Diego. We had a 5pm reservation and could watch the sun set and then see the nightline. Good food. Nice wine selection.

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  11. KarenJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the environment transformative, and Tyrone was a charming, elegant, professional waiter. Looking forward to our next visit.

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  12. RyanB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic brunch, loved the jazz music and the food is top notch as always

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  13. AmyB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our server. He was fun and engaging, and made great recommendations. I wish the music had started earlier.

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  14. JeffS

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was sub par at best. After being seated it took 20 mins for someone to greet us. After that it was all downhill. Our orders were not taken until 60 mins of being there. Drinks were not checked up on; wine was not offered to be poured; food was then rushed.

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  15. jules

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible dinner and fabulous views!!! Highly recommend.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal experience! Great food, great environment, great service, 10/10

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  17. Ataf

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience at Mister A’s celebrating our anniversary in San Diego. Our server, Izzy, was outstanding!! The food was amazing!! It was hard to decide what to get- the menu had so many great choices. We sat outside around sunset and the views of the city and the airplanes coming in was very cool.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrible service, food was good and great views of San Diego.

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  19. DarrellW

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant with amazing views! Would definitely recommend.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don’t think you can find anywhere else in san diego with a better view! Service was outstanding! Food was amazing, although the price was $200 for my girlfriend and I in total. But in all it was definetly worth it!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you to Mr A’s for noticing that we were celebrating our 2024 Chairman Circle Diamond award for business success, then providing an excellent table and outstanding service from the moment we walked in the door.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is our go to. There is no finer place to enjoy amazing food, the best customer service , and the finest bar in all of San Diego!

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  23. SF58

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambiance and service. Excellent wine list. Food was good, with GF modifications made per request. Burger not cooked per request. A second attempt was better, but not perfect. Compensation was proactively taken. I would visit again.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. We got the Sage Hill Salad, Sea Bass, carrots, Brussel sprouts. Everything was amazing as always. Thank you!

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  25. Aventurian

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great. Came here when in college in San Diego 45 years ago, and it’s even better today. I can’t imagine going to San Diego and not going to Mr A’s.

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  26. KateM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great drinks, beautiful atmosphere and exceptional service! Ty was one of the best waiters we’ve ever had and his food and wine recommendations were incredible!

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  27. chrisinnj

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tough to beat the view. Made reservations 30 minutes before sunset to see daytime/sunset/dark. Server Tiffany and the rest of staff were top notch. Bluefin and Pork Belly appetizers were perfect. Duck Breast with Huckleberry was fantastic and got better every bite - as did the Lion's Mane Au Poivre. Split a Baked Alaska and it was a perfect way to end the meal. Tiffany recommended a fantastic Pinot Noir and made for a fantastic complement to each part of the meal. Ambience, view, service, value....winner all around. The wine list is absolutely amazing. Will be back when in town.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was exceptional. The food was extraordinary. I had the Lion’s Mane Mushroom Au Poivre and it was one of the best meals of my life. The fact that they take such great care in all their food, including vegetarian, is a hallmark of a fine restaurant. My husband had scallops, which he loved. We both enjoyed non alcoholic drinks. We’re looking forward to our next visit.

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  29. Trycane

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I celebrated my birthday here. The views are absolutely breathtaking! Our server, Wendy, was outstanding and made great recommendations! The King Salmon Wellington with asparagus was outstanding! The Sea Bass, not as exciting. It doesn’t melt in your mouth. The drinks were good. I was a little surprised they allowed kids to rip and run in the outside dining area because the restaurant use to be strict and held customers to a high standard to contribute to a fine dining experience. Overall my experience is positive and I will definitely return!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing brunch. Fantastic food, service, and views. Highly recommended!

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  31. AndreaS

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this restaurant. The views, food and service are top notch. Can’t wait to go again.

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  32. RodT

    San Diego

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere and view — spectacular. Our server was Kateryna and she was excellent and we would request her as our server in the future.

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  33. JakeB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have always wanted to eat at Mister A’s and I was not let down in anyway shape or form. The food was spectacular, the wine amazing and the view astounding. I can’t wait to go back again!

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  34. RobB

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance/views are awesome. The food is overrated. The prices are to high and the portion size are to small. The taste of the food is average at best.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Mister A’s. Absolutely stunning view of the San Diego Skyline. Food and service are always grade A. It is always a wonderful experience for brunch, lunch or dinner.

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  36. Anne

    San Diego

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as always. Ryan was an excellent server. Attention to detail.

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  37. WilliamH

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing place, beautiful view, amazing service “Ashley was top self” highly recommend, food amazing and dessert….. flawless….

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  38. DavidF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic view and old school style and service. Had a very nice petite filet and my wife had the sea bass and blue prawns. We each started with beet salad and cesar which were both excellent. Special occasion recommendation.

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  39. akm09

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, drinks, food, and ambiance. Great experience. Our server Katerina made wonderful recommendations and was very sweet and attentive. Thank you!

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  40. SusanL

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mr. A's was everything we thought it would be. Everyone was lovely. The vodka martini was the best I ever had. Thank you for making our anniversary dinner so memorable.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Mister A's is rated 4.8 stars by 8068 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 49 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Mister A's

2550 Fifth Avenue, Ste 406, San Diego, CA 92103

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Laurel St.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–1:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–1:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 3:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American, Farm-to-table, French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet service is available for Friday Lunch & Dinner Service on the 4th Avenue side of the Manchester Financial Building ($12.00). Metered street parking is also available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Bertrand at Mister A’s restaurant offers one of the most exceptional city views in all of the country. A true site seeing experience with a panoramic view; which encompasses the breathtaking city skyline, San Diego Bay and harbor, Coronado Bridge, Point Loma, Sea World, Balboa Park, the world famous zoo and Mexico high a top Bankers Hill.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 239-1377
  • Catering
    For parties of 10 or more, it is necessary to call the restaurant directly for reservations. <br />
  • Private party facilities
    Our Private Dining Rooms are as follows:Rotunda Room: seating up to 28 (no AV)Balboa Room: seating up to 18, (16 with AV) Downtown Room (Semi-Private): seating up to 42 (no AV)A full buyout can accommodate 300 seated, 350 for standing reception
  • Private party contact
    Megan Royal: (619) 239-1377
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