Parc Bistro-Brasserie

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$30 and under
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French
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We are a family owned and operated French Restaurant in the heart of Bankers Hill. Our mission is to create remarkable and exemplary experiences for all of our guests. We aim to consistently provide our guests with impeccable service by demonstrating warmth, graciousness, efficiency, knowledge, professionalism and integrity into our work. We strive to be a hub for everyday diners and to become a fixture in our community. We focus on simple, fresh ingredients and items that are made from scratch daily and take pride in our commitment to excellence.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for an UNFORGETTABLE 3 Course Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Feast for $49.95. Come celebrate with us and enjoy your time with your loved ones while we cater to your every need. Visit us at parcbb.com to view menu. We are Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free Friendly

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 738 People Are Saying
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BI
Denver
43 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for Sunday brunch. There were not too many parties at 1.15pm, so service was very fast and attentive. We had the Viennese pastries with fig jam for starters, followed by crab cake Benedict and a seafood Cobb salad. Some raspberry sorbet made a nice finish. A pleasant way to celebrate an anniversary. And a place we'll consider again on a future trip to San Diego.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a blast with my friends and we all enjoyed the food.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! Would go back time and time again

d
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent French food in a very nice setting.
Noise level on Saturday night with piano player/singer in bar area was way too loud.

A
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service. It has food for the pescaterian to the beef lover.

JB
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Love the food and this place but the last 2 times we've been here, service seems to be lacking. Often times too much times lapses between checking in on us.

b
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The restaurant has become too noisy for us. We find that the loud music makes conversation too difficult. What a shame; the food is better than ever, but we probably won't be back for a while. We will be looking for a quieter place to eat before the Symphony performances.

o
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is our go to restaurant near downtown SD. wonderful meal and great list of wines by the glass.

CA
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was ok, but overpriced. The name of the restaurant is misleading we expected a true French Bistro but is is really a mix. There were very few true French dishes.

CC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food, good service and a great deal on champagne!

PG
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc is our go to restaurant. In addition to the food being delicious, the service is excellent. Sam, the manager, goes out of her way to make sure everything is on point. All of the staff is attentive. Their wine list is great - their wine by the glass selection is the best. Their 3 course dinner is great deal.

TS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a beautiful restaurant - it felt very European, casual yet cozy and classy. We really enjoyed our evening. The service was spot on as we were not in a rush and our waiter did not push us at all. The food was delicious and we all want to return to enjoy more from the menu.

J
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience, delicious lobster tacos to start, seared crusted ahí tuna, caesar salad, Zaatar seasoned Rack of lamb and Steak and Frites... for dessert we had the lemon bar & raspberry gelato. All this with a great Pisoni Estate Pinot Noir and superior service from Jerry and the staff... Excellent!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience5

A beet salad that had 4 slices of a beet and a huge serving of arugula for $14.00 outrageous‼️
The waitress never asked if we would like separate checks. I ended up paying $20 more than what I ordered.
Will not revisit

H
San Diego
77 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved it! will definitely be back. Had lunch outside and even though it faces the street (5th Avenue) it seemed very private and well covered and it was nice having my dog with me. Food was quite good, as was the service. Nice selection for lunch - didn't look at the dinner menu. Was surprised how large it was inside and lovely too.

S
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality delicious meal. Visited Paris this summer and we found our experience here very reminiscent of classic cuisine. Will definitely revisit.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place. Sam and the staff are all so wonderful.

v
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious and such nice people. We love going here and highly recommend them.

m
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I went here with some friends for my birthday recently. The waiter was absolutely horrible and right away he scolded me and my friends for saying we had plans in a few hours so we would only be ordering drinks and appetizers. We are all in our late 20s and much younger than all other guests there. He took our drink order and that was all we saw of him for the rest of the night. He purposefully avoided our table and we couldn’t even put our food order in or order more drinks. This was honestly the worst service imagineable. He went to all other tables around us and was super attentive to them. We had to get a passing bus boy get our waiters attention. Our waiter acted so shocked that we were leaving after he ignored us for 40 minutes with menus in front of us and empty drinks. This almost ruined my birthday. I will never go here again if this is how they want to treat paying customers.

p
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dishes we ordered were very good to excellent. The excellent dishes included the mussels, the bison meatballs and the brussel sprouts.

FM
Houston
57 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Parc Bistro while visiting in San Diego. What a joy! We originally requested indoor seating to be closer to the live music, but it was a bit loud so we opted to sit outside. The outdoor area is open to the indoor area, so it was the perfect place to enjoy the music. The performer, Don LeMaster, is fabulous. It was another great treat when his fiancee got up and graced us with a lovely opera solo.
As for food, we dined on a variety of small plates and wine. Everything was incredibly delicious. I can highly recommend the Lobster Arancini, Baby Roasted Beet Salad, Boulettes De Bison (bison meatballs), and the Dungeness Lump Crab Cake. Our server, Nicholas, was wonderful - very knowledgeable and perfectly attentive but never overbearing. I would definitely ask for him again.
Parc Bistro is a neighborhood gem. There were many regulars there; lots of greetings between tables. Several couples were dancing to the great tunes. I think the live music is on Saturdays, but would recommend calling the restaurant to be sure.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fun place to have food prior to the event later on in the night.

DY
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

My lunch was ruined because of the 3 dogs and a cat permitted in the restaurant. A CAT!! Fur flying everywhere. These were not service animals. The pet owners appeared to be regulars and that somehow made it OK for them to violate health codes. Service slow. Food good, but I won't return. Also charged double the advertised price for restaurant week.

B
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit, once for lunch and now for dinner. It was restaurant week, so it was a fixed menu. The food was amazing and the service was wonderful. Can't wait to come back.

DG
San Diego
62 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service Nd quality foof

JP
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Restaurant Week, opening night! We were all pleased with our meals. I loved the escargot appetizer. Others enjoyed the beet salad and ahi. All enjoyed it. The salmon was very tasty as was the filet which several of us had. Dessert of lemon tart was perfect, tart and sweet at the same time. I am glad to have gone for the restaurant week and will DEFINITELY come back.

S
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food mediocre fish tasted “fishy” - not fresh
Service very slow, took almost 1hr to get food
Definitely would NOT RETURN OR RECOMMEND

w
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

This was my 3rd visit, and the only one to disappoint, based on the ambiance. Service was gracious and attentive. Food generally excellent - exceptional crab cake (moist and flavorful), brightly dressed beet salad, and rich short rib bourguignon. Of less interest: tomato basil soup, and lamb. My dining partner said delicious but almost impossible to get the meat off the bone. She gave up.

The fail was in our seating. We arrived early - the restaurant was quiet and the table for 2 seemed fine. But there was a private room directly behind, which was empty when we arrived and within 2 hours held 80-100 guests. I’m glad restaurants can host these events and I participate in several a year, understanding the impact it can have on other guests. The only path leading into the private dining room was right next to our table...sometimes groups of 5-6 people waited in line to enter, literally inches from our plates. At one point a young woman leaned to her side to see into the room - and her long hair swing in front of my dining partners face and over her food. it was a packed room and a slow process). This went on for the better part of 45 minutes. The professional photographer took literally every attendee’s picture in front of a backdrop , and each picture was accompanied by a flash. They seemed to be having a great time and when finally every one was in, the sliding glass wall was shut along with the sheer curtains, the disruption quieted down....at that point we were finishing up our meal.

So why was our table where it was? This was a major oversight and there was no reason for it. It would have been thoughtful to just forego the table for 2, allowing more room for guests to enter the private dining area, and not disrupt those dining.

In retrospect - perhaps we should have requested a move, but the restaurant by that time was quite full, we were mid-meal and had no idea how bad it would get.

Ultimately what could have been a wonderful experience was not.

d
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

French Onion au Gratin soup is to die for!

IP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly delicious food. Excellent service. Great wine selection. Pleasant atmosphere.

DC
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waiter was excellent great fun

DG
San Diego
62 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Bankers Hill and love to dine at Parc Bistro. While always good over the years, it seems to be getting better all the time. The atmosphere is friendly and upscale without being stuffy.

OT
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Reliably hiqh quality experience. Everything we had was perfectly cooked and beautifully prepared from appetizer through dessert. Prices are moderate for the quality of the meal, including a good selection of wines. We ate there on a Sunday with a very sparse group of diners, and were advised of a significant number if menu items that weren't available because, the waiter told us, "It's the weekend." The one hitch in the service occurred while we were eating our appetizer and enjoying a drink: our soup showed up. They did take it back, but when we were finally ready, it arrived a bit shopworn, but still quite good.
I don't know if the desserts are house-made, but the two we had (chocolate lava cake and a lemon tart) were both delicious, and a fitting end to a satisfying meal. We'll definitely be back.

CP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, great service and outstanding food!

C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, and our server was very good. The only negative was that it took a long time for our food to arrive. But our server was very attentive with cocktails and bread, so we just enjoyed being there.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant
Once a week for us!

MC
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, superb setting, outstanding food.

b
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very good meal. Nice service. A bit pricey. My income doesn’t go up with restaurant price ces!

T
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Interesting well-prepared French food. Service was pretty attentive, but took a while to get our bill as we were headed to a theater performance.

J
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and a great job by our waiter, Nick. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly.
Spinach and the tapenade were MUCH too garlicky but everything else was perfect.