Mister A's

4.9
6429 Reviews
$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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  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Limited number of seated diners
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View from the deck is amazing.
Mushroom Risotto was perfect. Not stating this lightly.

Wine list has some good choices that will definitely make most happy.
I wished to find a better “eclectic” section. Things are too predictable.

Great experience all around.

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CheliG
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing views and excellent, delicious entrees: perfectly cooked filet mignon and white seabass; disappointed that dessert was 'just ok' (chai creme brulee and cheesecake). What really made an impression was the outstanding customer service, from the moment we walked in until the moment we left. It was great to see how the staff worked together to make sure our dining experience was first class.

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TLo82
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal meal. Excellent service. Stunning views. Will definitely return.

SM
vipShariM
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful sunsets. Excellent staff and food was delicious

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StacyL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating outside was enjoyable, the food was great, and the service was impeccable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great view. Service and food.

LH
LewisH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great. View was amazing and the food was on point.

BH
vipBradH
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christian took special care to ensure all of my food allergies were taken care of by the kitchen. Thanks to Christian we had a great evening without any anaphylaxis!

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vipCristalchampagne
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one our favorite spots to dine in San Diego. The food and service always exceed our expectations. Love bringing out of town guest to enjoy the food and view.

Had the hazelnut encrusted seabass it was cooked to perfection. The rest of the party had the duck which is always a favorite.

Looking forward to our next meal.

CH
CecilH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was overall a great experience the service was excellent food was amazing

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Driller
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impeccable service, food, and views. This time, the rack of lamb and a cheesecake unlike no other. We always enjoy Mr. A's, our go-to special occasion restaurant, just as it was for my parents.

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AndreaF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For years my family would dine at Mr A's regularly. Such fun to return and discover

the atmosphere, the food, and the waiter were ALL still top-notch. My new husband

and I had an outstanding experience.
Andrea Fresca

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LauraC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr A's never disappoints. From white tablecloths and a great view to a delicious meal and excellent service. It's our favorite downtown restaurant.

GM
vipGeorgeM
Edinburgh
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and the most incredible service ever. Can’t provide a higher recommendation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

It was 10/10 but we didnt get the window seat and thats the reason why we went there beside for food

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vipTony
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food and service wasn’t memorable, but the truffle mac and cheese was good. Found a pice of plastic in my arugula beat salad, which I point out and they graciously removed a glass of wine form our check. The view was lovely but didn’t make for the out dated dinning room. Overall just very underwhelming.

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AlfonsoA
El Paso
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Incredible service and view from SD, the food also was really good.
Cocktails and wine where great
Definitely one of the best place in SD

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EthanM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Alvin was an excellent waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was best! Food was fantastic!

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ReyS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great romantic experience. Great service, outstanding food and wonderful ambience.

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Chuck
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Mr. A's was just what I expected except for the noise level, The table next to ours had one diner that was very loud. I don't know why the woman felt the whole room was interested in her affairs and to be honest I don't know what the staff could have done to quiet her down. The ambiance would have been excellent except for that single diner.

As always the view was spectacular. The food and wine were excellent and overpriced. All in all Mr. A's is a wonderful place to go for a special occasion. Bring a full wallet and prepare for a special experience.

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Ivan
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must! Great food, and amazing views! Perfect ambience!

AE
AngelaE
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best restaurant I have ever dined at. The service was outstanding from the moment we walked in the door. The outdoor dining on the roof was warm and comfortable and the staff went to extra lengths to make sure each person was warm even though it was around fifty degrees. Our server was attentive without being overbearing. We had two people in our party of five with food allergies, and the server continued to address it with the requested drinks and food including discussing which dishes could be made to comply with the food allergies when desired. The food was beyond compare. The layers of the flavors was notable in every bite, and every bite was delicious. Every. Single. Bite.

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JayT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dined here on a Sunday night. The ambience was fantastic. They followed through on my request to sit right by a window, and the view was incredible! The entrees were very good, but I wouldn't call them mind-blowing. I tried something a little new (bass), and though it wasn't something I'd likely order again, I still liked it a lot. My girlfriends entree (lamb) was also quite good, but on the smaller side. Also, the menu is pretty short, so look ahead and make sure they have something you like. Thankfully they brought us plenty of bread & butter, which I think they charge a few dollars for instead of making it complimentary as you might be used to.

There were two items that stood out: the Weekender cocktail was excellent, and the creme brulee was on another level. Both were up there with the best we'd ever had.

Overall, I highly recommend Mister A's to just about anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The occasion was a Christmas celebration.
The service was excellent, starting with the valet who was respectful and friendly. Upon walking into the restaurant we were greeted by the host who was also very attentive.
Once we were seated the busboy and waiter greeted us and made recommendations for dinner and appetizers. The Sea Bass was delicious !!
Overall, great food, ambiance, and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. Garlic in escargot was undercooked, but everything else was perfect

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Amin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming, delicious and the atmosphere was perfect

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RandolphS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mr. A's is a great restaurant with the best views in all of San Diego. Menu is very diverse and the food quality is excellent.

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AlonW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and great service !
We love the steak

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Mister A's! Amazing delicious food and professional staff. I had the duck breast with a side of butternut squash and my friend had the filet mignon with mashed potatoes. For dessert creme brulee and cheesecake. Zero complaints! We sat outdoors which gave us an amazing view and was not cold thanks to lots of heat lamps!

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vipSarahK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in town and the service was as amazing as the view!

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MD34
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super view, excellent service and delicious food. Pricey, but worth it for a special or occasional dinner.

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TastelikeWellys
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my husband’s birthday. Open Table only had outside tables listed, but they now have indoor dining.

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TimF
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for a nice dinner and that's what we got. The desserts were excellent and better than expected, otherwise everything was very good, and worth the slightly higher price for fine dining.
Sat outside, it was warm enough with the gas heaters, and quite pleasant.

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NicoleV
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting San Diego, first place we ate at for the view/dinner. The food, ambiance, drinks EVERYTHING we ordered was just excellent this place did not disappoint! We got the escargot, pork belly to start, black tiger shrimp and sea bass and finished off with the cheesecake. Drank the Overture by Opus One, espresso martini, orange burnt old fashioned. Would highly recommend this place if you haven’t experienced it. BUT the real gem was our waiter Alvin, very personable down to earth guy and we ordered his suggestions and happy we did. Would come back the next day just to try the rest of the menu!

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TrefflyD
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Best view of San Diego! Wait staff is top notch!

CM
ChaseM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views were absolutely incredible, the server was knowledgeable of the menu and was very personable and attentive, would highly recommend!

JS
vipJeffS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been there in a while due to the whole covid thing. Better than ever now. Ryan is outstanding. Can't wait to visit again.

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LauraR
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic birthday dinner. Wendy was amazing, we had a really great time and wonderful food.

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Mister A's is rated 4.9 stars by 6429 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.