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Pardon My French Bar & Kitchen

4.4
4.4
95 Reviews
$30 and under
French

Pardon My French Bar and Kitchen is a unique French-fusion restaurant that offers a fun atmosphere filled with Parisian flair. Enjoy the outdoor eating space year-round thanks to the fireplace or sit indoors and enjoy beautiful art and music. The Pardon My French Bar and Kitchen is dog-friendly, serving freshly cooked meals for your pooch while you dine. The menu at Pardon My French Bar and Kitchen includes hors d�oeuvres such as freshly shucked oysters and chicken liver p�t�. Try the roasted duck breast or fried filet of cod for dinner. The menu also features a variety of cocktails and carefully selected wines to complement your meal.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Contemporary European

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday - 4:00pm-10:00p
    Friday: 10:00am-11:00p
    Saturday: 9:00am–11:00pm
    Sunday: 9:00am–9:00pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 546-4328

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dariusz Szelag

  • Catering

    On location only. Pardon My French can accommodate almost any palate by preparing a special menu based on our existing menu or create a complete custom dining experience.

  • Neighborhood

    San Diego

  • Cross street

    University & Robinson

  • Parking details

    Plenty of metered parking on Park Blvd and free parking on side streets. Pay lot on the NE corner of Park & Robinson

  • Public transit

    Major public transport hub on Park blvd with the main stop being just north of University.

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz & Blues on Friday nights and Downtempo Jazz DJ's on Saturday nights

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 95 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. L

    Luvitaliano

    San Diego

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    This a great restaurant for pre theater. The service was quick and attentive without being over bearing. Great house wines! The food was delicious and the portions a good size. There is a very nice side patio in which to dine. Highly recommended.

  2. TE

    TooElles

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    This place is becoming one of my favorites around town. Servers are knowledgeable and attentive. Menu is filled with good choices, reasonably priced.

  3. SA

    SusanA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fun, helpful staff.

  4. F

    Foodlove84

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The service was phenomenal. The food was tasty. I especially loved the ginger mimosa.

  5. C

    Convenient

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2016

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    Food was good, if a bit overpriced. Two of us ordered a green salad (pricey at $11) to split and when the bill came, they had charged us another $6 to split it making it way overpriced. Fish of the day was perfectly cooked and flavorful. The menu seemed like they were aiming for fine dining, but the ambience is more bistro; noisier and more casual.

  6. JN

    JoeN

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2016

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    I never have been charged $ 4.00 for extra olives in my martini before anywhere that poor customer service or disservice and the special, was the most expensive item on the menu. we were not told that rack of lamb,

  7. s

    samkleiman

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a f$@&in gem! Pardon my French. Amazing all around. Friendly service, great food and perfect ambiance for any occasion. Highly recommend!

  8. s

    shsteiner

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Escargot and steak with frites and the best baguette in town!

  9. CV

    CharlesV

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2016

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    They did not bring me what I had ordered, then were not particularly helpful in correcting the error. The sea bass was overdone, the steak was fair, and the fries were hard as rocks. There are much better French restaurants in town with equivalent prices. Would not recommend.

  10. b

    bscomments

    San Diego

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely and delicious

  11. E

    Eric

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We were celebrating a birthday. We loved the old movies playing and music as well. The food was delicious but a couple of things on the menu were not available that evening. Desserts were yummy! Thomas, our waiter was very upbeat, friendly and attentive to our group. A great place for a date!

  12. SS

    SheilaS

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2016

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    Food was good but we had to wait 20 minutes to be seated, with reservations, then 25 for them to take our order and 30 or more to bring our food

  13. JN

    JessicaN

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Service after awhile became slow, had to ask for bill multiple times and ask for server to order dinner. Great food though so worth the wait.

  14. C

    Caspe

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2016

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    Food was good, but the ambiance and service was lacking. Considering that San Diego has a lot of great restaurants I would not go back to this restaurant or recommend it. The service could improve - we waited a long time just for waters and ordering took longer than needed. The place is very small inside and there were a lot of big groups around us and my table (which was only 4 girls) could barely hear each other. Would not recommend and service needs to improve.

  15. CG

    ChelseaG

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2016

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    It was for my bday and the people were really nice it just took a LONG time for our food to come out and for the bill to come!

  16. D

    Dtaram

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2016

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    Food was really quite good. But as someone who is an avid cook and having worked in restaurants, dining out is much more than good food. Honestly, the kitchen crew deserves 4+ stars! But the front of house staff lacked the ability to handle a busy restaurant and maintain quality of service. Take for instance almost 10 minutes for 2 bloody Mary's and a grapefruit juice. That's too long. The server made extra trips for no reason. After waiting 3-5 minutes for fresh pepper and hot sauce, the server came out with the hot sauce, and then went back for pepper. If front of house can match food quality, this will be a great place for a bite.

  17. A

    Anniec

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The menu has changed. There Is no more chilliqualie or crab cake Benedict. The fried chicken sandwich is not very good.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic everything. The best rack of lamb I've had In a long long time.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    I had heard a lot of buzz about this restaurant and it did not disappoint. The cocktails, food and service were wonderful. It was the perfect spot for two friends to catch up on a Saturday night before going to the theatre. We enjoyed our evening immensely.

  20. KI

    KIMMETHJ

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2016

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The service was great, the fromage delightful, however the main courses were just so so.

  21. CB

    ClaudeB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food,service and ambiance. We will come back a and again! A delightful experience!😂

  22. C

    Chris

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Pork chop, excellent

  23. B

    Bill

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was superb and the service excellent. My date and I enjoyed our steak and duck. The music and old movies give it a nice retro feel.

  24. ON

    OuraN

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The special of the day--

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service is awesome. Thank you pardon my french we always have a good time

  26. D

    Dave

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    While the menu is not extensive, it is very well thought out and quite well coordinated, with a mix of fairly traditional and novel items. A good wine list complements well, and is pretty moderately priced for the values it provides, especially in the middle of its ranges. Staff is accommodating and gracious, well trained and pretty efficient The food itself is wonderful, and we certainly plan on retire in both for this menu and when it changes in a couple of months. The only small criticism I have is the the chef seems a bit too find of rosemary. A little of that particular herb goes a long way, and I would suggest a bit less enthusiasm with it.

  27. M

    Malu

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Treated very special and cared for. Service impeccable: Tomas our sever took great care going over the happy hour menu, wine, food. He was friendly and professional. Our food was outstanding, cream of asparagus soup - delicious The angus burger with the different sauces was flavorful and melted in your mouth goodness; The open face mushroom, asparagus lasagna ... I was crying because it was amazing. I had to ask my friends not to talk with me while I am eating so I can enjoy the flavors bursting in my mouth and acknowledge the love that went into the creation of this food, plus I wanted only the heightened sense of taste to fully experience the love in this food. Wow! A gastronomic experience. Atmosphere is org sized, cleans and spacious. Large patio outside. We sat inside. Would I return - absolutely like every day. I highly suggest coming here for dinner, happy hour and brunch Amin Sunday's. The live music on Fridays is outrageously great! Overall experience - fantastic! Thank you.

  28. CH

    CHfiles

    San Diego

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a find. My husband and I dine out every day and have lost some of our favorite places recently. We decided to give Pardon my French a try and were gob smacked how great it is. From the moment we walked in the door to the moment we left we were cared for like old friends. The ambiance is a little deco a little neighborhood bistro. They have a 2 star michelin chef behind the kitchen and it shows in every detail. From the perfect bread and french butter to the care put in to all of the vegetables ( which usually get overlooked by most). Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection and bursting with flavor. There were no cloying heavy sauces just pure delicious cuisine. We did not have room for dessert but we saw some walk by and they looked super too. Thank you to Goose and Eric so much for a beautiful evening.

  29. o

    opentablefan

    San Diego

    362 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    362 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Do not miss the pot of foie gras, a very large portion beyond delicious. Chacuterie is another must. The pork chop is the best I've ever had. Word has it there a 2 star Michelin chef in the kitchen and it shows on the plate. AND it's dog friendly, patio seating with water bowls and a doggy menu. So clever. The wait staff are extremely pleasant and attractive. Owner, Eric, has done a great job in this old spot. Word of caution, try to save room for dessert.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the moment we were greeted and seated by Chris, our server at Pardon My French, we knew we were in for an evening of entertaining, memorable, and service. My husband, daughter, her significant other and I were all mad

  31. K

    Kelsicg

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to kick off our Sunday Funday with bottomless mimosa brunch. We were not disappointed. The food was delicious, the mimosas were flowing and the staff was great. Only downer was the bathroom line. It got pretty busy at the peak, and there's only 1 women's toilet so you either had to take a chance and hold it, or wait in line for 10 mins.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2016

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Lots of flies.....

  33. SS

    StuinSD

    Palm Springs

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We heard this place is great....and it is. The service was outstanding, wish I could recall the waiter's name, the owners stopped by and greeted us,and the happy hour prices and drink selection were a good way to start. My husband had sea bass on squid ink pasta......and I had their rack of lamb. Both mm mm excellent! We didn't have room for dessert. We will be back....love this place. Oh, we got there early and had a reservation but didn't need one--however when we left the place was packed so if you're a diner from 7 on I'd recommend a reservation.

  34. BW

    BW80

    San Diego

    87 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2016

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Loved the Drinks the food was so so. My chicken sandwich wasn't very well seasoned and my girlfriend's food wasn't hot (temperature).

  35. w

    weeklydiner

    San Diego

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Calm midweek dining , first visit. Very pleasant atmosphere, relaxed but attentive service. Outstanding cheese and charcuterie appetizer, then shared a huge porterhouse special with frites. Many other good choices. Had a very nice Bordeaux for a very reasonable price. We'll return.

  36. l

    letseat

    Orange County

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My fiancé and I LOVED our entres and salads.... and the dessert was superb!!! Definitely going back!

  37. N

    Nancym

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    We were a little early ... So before the crowds came , our waiter seemed to want us to have made all our decisions and then brought all three courses on top of one another... No feeling of relaxing in between

  38. SD

    SDDiner

    San Diego

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My date said it was the best pork chop he had ever had in his whole (57 year) life. Service was outstanding and everything we ordered was delicious. Wonderful wine list and very well priced for wines you won't get at another restaurant in San Diego.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Each dish was cooked with love and you could tell this was locally owned and not a chain. I loved everything about it. Food was devine!

  40. L

    Lovelife77

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere. Love the decor and interior design. Staff was very friendly and attentive! Will for sure go again!!

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  • Cross street

    University & Robinson

  • Neighborhood

    San Diego

  • Hours of operation

    Tuesday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday - 4:00pm-10:00p
    Friday: 10:00am-11:00p
    Saturday: 9:00am–11:00pm
    Sunday: 9:00am–9:00pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Plenty of metered parking on Park Blvd and free parking on side streets. Pay lot on the NE corner of Park & Robinson

  • Public transit

    Major public transport hub on Park blvd with the main stop being just north of University.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dariusz Szelag

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz & Blues on Friday nights and Downtempo Jazz DJ's on Saturday nights

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 546-4328

  • Catering

    On location only. Pardon My French can accommodate almost any palate by preparing a special menu based on our existing menu or create a complete custom dining experience.

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