Queenstown Bistro

4.7
108 Reviews
$30 and under
New Zealand
We are the lil sis of Queenstown Public House located in the Little Italy district of San Diego. Slightly smaller, but with the same basic ingredients.

A beautiful, comfortable, unique, fun setting. A friendly, smiling, courteous staff we hope you get to know. Guests enjoying the moment, sharing a laugh, whom we hope we get to know. Freshly made dishes; locally sourced, passionately created, many unique…and all delicious. A beer list changing daily, proudly from our award winning local craft SD brewers, and a wine list chosen with care from select vineyards and varietals.

With a kiwi inspired lineage, and the spirit, love and good nature from the land of the Maori, we hope you will join us. And if we are so fortunate, then, we hope you will have a little too much of a good time, have a few too many laughs, stay a while, and return again soon to see us.

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vipRAMINANNA
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service is great and efficient , the food is very good , would definitely come back .

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vipChrisH
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great brunch Quiche is really good. Nice environment

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vipRAMINANNA
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service

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vipCathie
San Diego
209 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We just love the cozy atmosphere at Queenstown Bistro! You've done a great job of keeping things safe during Covid. Wish you had a a better tea selection, though, especially with cool weather on the way. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Have eaten here several times and this was an AWFUL experience. Did not even have a waiter come to our table for about 10 minutes. Then, had to ask for my drink literally 4 times before it came out after our food. Never received the food we ordered for my daughter immediately upon talking with the waiter. Just overall awful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Needs more shading or misters. Otherwise, food was pretty solid and it was a nice enough experience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve now been twice during the pandemic and both times it was so amazing. Joe at the bar is where it’s at! He was fabulous! Great food, excellent service from the whole staff both times. Highly recommend!

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vipSTLdiner
San Diego
66 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The hummus starter is delicious! Found the quiche to be a bit salty for my taste. My daughter had the pot pie which she seemed to enjoy. Service was efficient (refills etc) but always felt rushed- I'm sure many tables to cover- but still I felt like I was bugging her if I asked for a straw or any thing.

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vipCathie
San Diego
209 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

You did a wonderful job with safe dining. Cozy atmosphere and delicious food. We’ll be back!

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ReneeT
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! I ordered the lamb burger, very tasty.

JM
JamesM
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and server was awesome. They’ve done a great job with the space, but it’s still in small food court.

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vipLesK
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Will be back for sure. Try the lamb burger and the prosciutto burrata appetizer.

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Genny
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I regular spot to go to and as always the staff are very friendly. The place is small but cozy and we like that. We appreciate that they do recognized that we dined there often.

MR
vipMaggieR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great !!! Eat here every time I’m in San Diego.

TB
vipTinaB
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

First time I went I had a wonderful young lady waitress who is just fabulous. So I came back and this time I had a gentleman. He was wearing a mask so I can’t describe his face but he was about 510 and a little bit stocky. He was out in out rude. I won’t be coming back for a while

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

JG
JGSD
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Queenstown. The food was excellent and the manager, Larry did an excellent job meeting all of our requests. Our good friend whose birthday we were celebrating couldn't have been any happier.

We had the hummus and burrata for apps and thoroughly enjoyed them. For the main dishes we had the lamb chops which were done to perfection along with the burger and the wedges which were both great.

Lastly the amazing dessert put us over the top. It was worth it. Thanks to the Queenstown staff for a great evening.

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StephanieC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s in the middle of a outdoor shopping mall which I did not expect. It made it kind of hard to find.Other than that I thought the food was delicious, and our server was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can’t get enough of this place. The food is absolutely amazing. And, the service!!! The service from CJ, Kelsey and Jason is spectacular. They always make it an amazingly personal experience! ❤️

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stephaniec
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a really nice location. The food was delicious and the service was very personal

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vippameleee
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, beautiful location

SP
vipSharonP
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. Service was great. Absolutely love this restaurant. Please support them by dining on their beautiful patio.

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vipVanessaS
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ambience. The curtain dividers made me feel secluded, which I loved. Our waiter was attentive. The food was delicious. There was some background noise from people passing by, but it wasn’t very loud.

KP
vipKaleyP
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelsey was incredible! Very accommodating. The decor is very quaint & they’ve come up with clever ways to make the restaurant COVID-safe. Our food came out quickly & was delicious. Very fair prices. Would definitely dine here again!

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JoelP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everyone there and Cj is amazing!
We love the service and the people and the food!

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viplisab
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this little spot. Perfect spot to meet a girlfriend and share an appetizer or 2 and wine. The Burrata and Prosciutto is so fresh and delicious!

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vippameleee
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice location, good food. A little pricey though.

KP
vipKennethP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team here is awesome - they really care about your meal, checking in on you to ensure everything's ok. They even brought over a doggie bowl of water four our puppy. This month's special was the chicken with avo and bacon and cheese. And the wedge fries are delicious. Had the steak/caesar salad as well. Good portions. No drama - just good food and good people.

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viplisab
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burgers are delicious here ! We started with the hummus plate that came with fresh veggies, also a great choice. There is a nice wine by the glass selection. Our server was Jason who attentive and a fun addition to our girl's night out! Our warm cookie and ice cream pan was the perfect ending to our celebration!

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vipPlace4Food
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad they are open!

LB
vipLeslieB
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food very good and staff very attentive. Making it work in a time of uncertainty.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Brunch was great, they’ve done an excellent job at keeping distance between patrons and minimizing contact.

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vipSusanR
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this gem right in the middle of UTC mall in La Jolla. Their were wonderful food choices and the servers were so attentive. Will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rack of lamb and pretzel are a must.

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vipJulie
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always outstanding in addition to the service.

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viplisab
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great hamburgers , as always. Caitlyn, our server was so nice and attentive!! Great server!

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SandraR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only thing I would rate them a four vs a five, is because tho we had a “reservation” for 6, our table was not ready. They had to push tables together to accommodate us. It was my daughters baby shower, and to be honest, the restaurant is small so maybe wasn’t the best place to have her party at? Other than that, our server was great-but our table sat with dirty dishes on it for a while. Food was excellent! Cute place, but like the little Italy location better.

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Vanessa
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Queenstown Bistro, I loved my experience. My drink was delicious and staff was friendly and attentive. The Chicken Pot Pie was to die for!! I will definitely be going back.

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vipjennifer
San Diego
35 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food was uneventful and the service, while not terrible, was nothing to write home about.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Queenstown Bistro using the Order Online button. Queenstown Bistro also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Queenstown Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 623-2748.

Queenstown Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

Queenstown Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/queenstown-bistro/giftcards.

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.