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Mister A's, San Diego, CA

Mister A's

4.8
4.8
7028 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French / American, Farm-to-table, French

  • Hours of operation

    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

  • Executive chef

    Stephane Voitzwinkler

  • 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: Park Room: seating up to 75 (64 with AV) Rotunda Room: seating up to 32 (24 with AV) Balboa Room: seating up to 20, (18 with AV) Downtown Room (Semi-Private): seating up to 45 (no AV) A full buyout can accommodate 300 seated, 350 for standing reception

  • Private party contact

    Megan Royal: (877) 720-5516

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • 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

  • Valentine's Day Prix Fixe Menu

    $155.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Mister A's will only be offering a 4-course prix fixe menu for $155 per person ( does not include tax, gratuity, or surcharge). Please call to cancel at least 48 hours in advance to avoid the $ 50 per person charge for late cancellation. Tables will have a maximum 2 hour time limit
  • Mister A's Jazz Brunch

    $25.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Beginning Saturday, March 4th Mister A's will be offering a Jazz Brunch with New Orleans inspired cuisine. The Jazz brunch will only be featured on Saturdays and will include a small bite and aperitif in the bar with live music before being seated in the main dining room.

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What 7,028 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

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  1. RL

    RandyL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    UNBELIEVABLE….PERFECT NIGHT. Food was Fantastic ….great server!
  2. V

    Vinetab

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated 33th anniversary, Mister A’s is a perfect place with it’s lively and festive ambience (oh, those roses in the bar, go there for Valentines dinner!) and delicous coctails! Add to that georgous view from above, plane watching and a tasty meal, and this is it!
  3. CC

    CoraC

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My waiter bill was one of the best I’ve ever had anywhere. Very knowledgeable considerate very good Food was the best I’ve ever had -really So beautiful there definitely will be back
  4. MG

    MarkG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife’s birthday, and we had a BLAST from the second we stepped off the elevator, to the second we stepped back on the elevator to leave! We were Blessed to catch a BEAUTIFUL Sunset, the service was amazing, and the food was absolutely incredible! ALL for a great price! Best value in, San Diego!
  5. BK

    BobK

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we expected, first class in every category
  6. DL

    DonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for my birthday and it was over the top good. Drinks were amazing, food was the best ever! For my first time there it could not have been better. Had an after dinner drink at the bar and loved the live music and bartenders. All around a great experience!
  7. N

    Nomnom1

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone couldn’t have been nicer! The view, food and service is top notch! Beautiful dining!
  8. JP

    JoseP

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch was great. Loved the french toast. Definitely has a chill vibe with amazing views.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for any occasion
  10. C

    Cricket

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Loved the new look in the bar and overall ambience. Enjoyed a special evening.
  11. PJ

    PhilJ

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ben our waiter was wonderful and engaging. He was very informative about wines and whiskey. Food, service and atmosphere, view was fantastic. We all loved our food. Highly recommend Mr As
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with spectacular views!
  13. C

    Chris

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a stellar time at Mr A's. Will return and continue to recommend!
  14. b

    billy

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was stellar from the hostess to the GM!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mister A’s is time and time one of the best experiences in San Diego the food is outstanding, service is the best and the place is just stunning - a must have when coming South
  16. LB

    LukeB

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Everything at Mister A’s is typically very nice, and the service is fantastic. But since they remodeled the restaurant in 2022, they’ve made the choice to have live music in the bar area—maybe this has always been the case, but I don’t remember it in the past. The singer who played guitar while we dined on our latest visit kind of ruined our experience, to be perfectly honest. Not only was he not particularly good at singing but the layout of the bar area relative to the dining room makes it impossible to keep the bar noise inside the bar. Anyone who happens to sit closer to the bar area will be forced to hear this. Perhaps turning the speaker down would solve this issue. Perhaps not. Either way, my recommendation is to request to sit away from the bar if you’re looking to enjoy conversation with your dinner companions.
  17. JW

    JuliaW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had wanted to go to Mister A's for a long time, so I thought my expectations were set to high, however, my expectations were blown out of the water. IT WAS BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE IMAGINED. The salmon wellington was my favorite and there Brussel sprouts are delicious. Our server was educated and helpful and the view was out of the world, best view in SD. It's expensive, but totally worth it.
  18. LL

    LarryL53

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mister A’s never fails to deliver. Great menu, great location. I always love introducing friends to the restaurant on every visit to San Diego. A “must dine” every time.
  19. B

    Bessie

    Salt Lake City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience with knowledgeable servers and sommelier. Disappointed in the hostess who seated us outside for a cocktail at our request but did not send anyone out to take our drink order. We got tired of waiting and went back in to let her know but she was at the computer and on the phone so we ended up waiting at the reception desk and finally a fellow employee came up to seat us. He was great!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing customer service, everything was perfect. Will be going back again.
  21. DH

    DaveH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would highly recommend this lovely restaurant...the entire experience was great..the service was very cordial and staff was attentive to their patrons this is a 5 star experience
  22. E

    Ellen

    San Diego

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is top of the world, literally.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best restaurant that we have ever been to. You can’t beat the view, the service or the food. After dinner we went inside to enjoy drinks at the bar and desert. Our bartender, Lynnea was especially attentive, great company and made some really great cocktails. This place deserves more the five stars!!
  24. J

    Janet

    San Diego

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a treat! Of course the view is always outstanding, but the food and service are not to be beat. It has a wonderful brunch menu. We started with a shared tray of pastries and unusual donuts with our mimosas. What a fun idea. It was one guest's birthday, so we decided that was her birthday cake! Although at the end of the meal, the restaurant provided her with a small chocolate cake to share also. All I can say, is this is a special treat that you should reward yourself with. You deserve it!
  25. WC

    WestCoastFoodie

    San Diego

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great anniversary dinner with a great view and fantastic service. It doesn't get much better!
  26. CW

    ClydeanW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Loved the restaurant. We came from Northern California
  27. e

    encintaseater

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a lovely experience! The restaurant lived up to the hype and was the perfect place for a special occasion. The view is fantastic and the service and food even better. Shout out to our great waitress Wendy! The mocktails and regular drinks were so fun. It was the best place to bring a dear friend for a special birthday. It’s fun to get dressed up if you want to also and not feel out of place. I’ve gotten all dressed up for special occasions before and then get there and folks are so casual it makes you feel uncomfortably overdressed. We gotta have some place left in San Diego to dress up for on a special occasion! It just elevates the importance of your event and honors those you are hosting. We especially liked the salmon Wellington , the risotto , truffle fries, beet salad with whipped goat cheese, Brussels sprouts, soufflé and their signature baked Alaskan dessert!
  28. K

    Kathy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful view of the San Diego skyline. Food was phenomenal. Service was excellent.
  29. SD

    SDIrishman

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Mister A's for my wife's birthday. We sat on the veranda, and were treated to a spectacular sunset looking at San Diego Bay, then got to enjoy the lights of downtown at night during dinner. They have plenty of patio heaters, so we were very comfortable. Our server Kateryna took amazing care of us, including making several good suggestions for food. We ordered the Mussels Provencale as our appetizer, and it was great. We are used to steamed mussels in a broth, but these are actually baked in their half shell with yummy seasoning. Highly recommend. My wife then got the Pork Chop entre, and I got the Scallops, and we shared a side of Brussel Sprouts. The side was very generously sized, so was actually perfect for two to share. All the food was excellent. I then capped it off with the Baklava, and my wife was served a complementary chocolate cake for her birthday. She also has a dessert drink, the "Chocolate Cherries". It was totally decadent. We were there for a 5:15 seating on a Saturday, and January 21, it was a perfect seating time to catch the sunset. We were able to find street parking one block away from the building entrance, super easy. I would imagine that there are times where street parking in this area can be hard to find, but they do offer a valet parking lot on 4th Street, nearby. In summary, this was the best restaurant experience that we have had in some time, and my wife stated that she has a new go to restaurant for her birthdays going forward. Mister A's is not inexpensive, but if you are looking for a special night out with a one of a kind view of San Diego, this is the place for you. I would like to close by saying again how great our server Kateryna was. She was super friendly, and understood how to provide attentive help without hovering.
  30. MD

    MarkD

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely patio dining. Warm service and atmosphere with top flight food.
  31. MH

    MikeH

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best experiences in San Diego, bar none. Sunset dinners highly recommended.
  32. TN

    TracyN

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Mister A’s to celebrate my birthday. Mister A’s has wonderful service, amazing views, and the food was outstanding! I ordered a beet salad, and the mussels, and a side of Brussels sprouts. My husband had the duck and it was delicious! Top notch, you won’t be disappointed. I’ll definitely be back.
  33. TL

    TimmerLG

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bill the waiter is amazing. The food was off the chart with flavor. Quality all around.
  34. j

    jmgdowntown

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girlfriend night out. So special
  35. SW

    SteveW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat
  36. JA

    JohnAFoodie

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing.
  37. EF

    EdwardF

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The restaurant's atmosphere is fantastic. Going around sunset really let you enjoy the ambiance. The food ranged from good to fantastic. Tiffany was our server and when I told her I wanted to take my time and enjoy dinner (order appetizers and then entrees when I was ready), I was told that "the chef asks that we take the complete orders from the table for pacing". I informed her of my plans for a lengthy meal, and that if the food came out early I wouldn't be happy. She assured me it wouldn't be a problem. Well guess who fired the entrees without asking, having them come out to the table well before we wanted them? It's rare that a customer be so direct with exactly what they want... and the front end staff ruined the dining experience.
  38. MB

    MarciaB

    Oklahoma City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at Mr A’s is always wonderful!
  39. DS

    DoreneS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks to Heidi our server we were well taken care of for my Father's Birthday. Also take the tour to see all the fabulous elegant changes.
  40. M

    Michaelw

    San Diego

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch service all the way. We are at the bar, so no table service. From the host station to Azriel, our bartender it is magnificent. Our sommelier is wonderful. Our apps and food is to die for! Lamb chops, and duck were amazing. Definitely be coming back

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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Mister A's is rated 4.8 stars by 7028 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 62 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Mister A's

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

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Laurel St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    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

  • 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

  • Executive chef

    Stephane Voitzwinkler

  • 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: Park Room: seating up to 75 (64 with AV) Rotunda Room: seating up to 32 (24 with AV) Balboa Room: seating up to 20, (18 with AV) Downtown Room (Semi-Private): seating up to 45 (no AV) A full buyout can accommodate 300 seated, 350 for standing reception

  • Private party contact

    Megan Royal: (877) 720-5516

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