Mister A's

4.8
5860 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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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
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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 5860 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, first time back since I was a kid. Delicious food.

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RosanneC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every employee we interacted with was lovely. Thank you!

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weezer
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wait staff were very good.

I was disappointed with the service of the hostess. Although we had a reservation, she left us standing at the entrance while she answered the phone and took reservations. She should have put the phone on hold and attended to us. Then even though the restaurant was mostly empty she sat us at a less than ideal table.

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Nevaeh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Our server helped a lot with letting us know the specials and different sauces available. We were even given a complimentary dessert for our anniversary. Would 100% return.

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AmandaW
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The view at this restaurant can’t be beat, but the cost of dinner didn’t match the caliber of food. More of old steak house feel, just not my taste.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was absolutely amazing. The view, the food. The customer service. Our waiter was absolutely amazing and on point !!! We love mister a’s

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BrandonAllen095
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is truly amazing, the view is spectacular and the food exceptionally good. The overall aesthetic of the restaurant is rather outdated but it does not take away from its extreme attention to detail.

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vipKen1
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only fine dining restaurant left in downtown San Diego. Expensive, but you get what you pay for - excellent food, service and dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved everything! Our server was nice, very good but could have been just a little more attentive. Food was great but it was a little pricey, not unexpected though. Other than that, our dinner was lovely and we always look forward to a nice evening out at Mr. A’s!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great location near the flight path into SAN. Food was excellent, particularly the short rib and veal osso bucco special. Plenty of heaters outside for outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day dinner:) we got the hazelnut fish, rack of lamb, duck breast and pork chop! All of it was amazing. The view was stunning of downtown and the planes flying in. Highly recommend Mister A’s for your special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Wigtownshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and scenery was amazing. But what made the experience so much better was Tyrone’s service. Will definitely be going back!

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MelindaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view was spectacular and the weather was good. The food was a preset menu and had good choices. The most outstanding part of the experience was our waiter, Zachary. He was professional as well as funny, relatable and made our experience all the better!

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vipTedD
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delightful Mother's day!
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KarlE
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and a real treat!

DJ
DevinJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Mr. A’s. No better place in SD for that special event.

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vipMavrickSD
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful Mother's Day Brunch! I will definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Enjoyed a Mother’s Day brunch. Service was not as good as it usually is (probably due to busy holiday) and we got charged for a desert that should have been included in the Mother’s Day brunch special. The server seemed busy and we had small kids so just paid for it and took the loss. We also didn’t get our parking validated. The view and the food were both amazing so overall good experience.

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vipamindr
Orange County
116 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Sunday Brunch
The champagne was cold
The coffee was hot and fresh
The salad perfect with warm fresh bread
The Oso buco was cooked perfectly. I could say the best I had in San Diego
The desert smooth and good
The server Kayle was exceptionally nice and professional
I have been at Mr. A numerous times , today was the best

Thank you for the owner good team good food

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EricB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good customer service. I enjoyed the view and seating was comfortable.

MG
MariaG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional! Will definitely be back.

JD
JillianD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my college graduation at Mister A's and it was the perfect place! The best food, views and great service!

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Tim1
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views, the food was delicious and cooked perfectly, and the service was amazing. One of the more expensive retaruants in San Diego, but worth every penny.

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CortneyL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Eh... for having won multiple 4 Diamond awards I would have thought the food would be better. Nope! Surprise! Food was not that great. I’ve had better at a local 2 star steak house. If you enjoy having a block of hard cheese served to you or garlic flavors rack of lamb (literally so much garlic it’s all you could taste!) then this is the place for you! Cheese block needed a steak knife to cut, but only came with a butter knife so it didn’t even get eaten! Also had to sit in between each course for about 10 mins with nothing in front of us. Kinda poor on the service. Only good part was the view. I’m assuming that the view is the reason they get any business. Won’t pay $200 again for a view though.

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BrentW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great for special occasion 's. They hit the bull's eye every time and you never leave hungry. The chef always has something special for you that isnt menu listed.

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ellynne77
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best views in SD! I couldn't get a reservation on mother's day but it was worth going there the Friday before...very quiet and no crowds. I recommend the bread pudding dessert.

JM
vipJimM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and ambiance as always. Service excellent too.

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Rebecca
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been several years since we’ve been here for dinner. We had a wonderful experience. Every single thing was great. The service was attentive and not too interruptive. The food was delicious. I had a steak and often don’t order a steak because not many places can do it right. The filet was tender and flavorful. The tables were spaced well. All staff in masks. The cappuccino was honestly one of the best I’ve had and they even had oat milk! From past experiences, I knew Mister A’s does not disappoint, but I feel like it was even better all around than before!! Thank you!

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LorenzaH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. So happy the service has not changed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, great food—excellent service from Kolby!

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Localgal
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post lockdown open air extravaganza! So fun to visit this iconic San Diego restaurant. Week night sunset cocktails and dinner. Salmon was wonderful- beet salad stands out. Lemon Napoleon totally worth the splurge. After a year of quarantine it was nice for someone else to make me a gin and tonic! Service was top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! View is eq

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Ashley
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was great. Tyrone was knowledgeable and very good at his job. Highly recommend for a special occasion!

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ThomasC
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far the best dinning experience we’ve had in a long time! The food was incredible, we let our waiter choose the wine pairing > perfect. Make sure to save room for desert! Next trip to SanDiego will include a dinner at Mr. A’s

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JessicaV
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot to have a brunch date! Service and drinks were 👍🏻 Great!!!

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vipwithfriends
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Special Anniversary brunch - warm greeting and excellent service. Pastries, brunch dishes (beef tartare, beet salad, Cajun shrimp and grits, fried chicken and waffle) and cocktails delicious. Always a worthwhile experience!

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vipRodT
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Wonderful brunch. View is perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of the best restaurants I’ve been to !!!

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ShonS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good customer service. Very helpful waiter. Ambiance is great. Overall we enjoyed our dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

FAQs

Mister A's is rated 4.8 stars by 5860 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.