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3.6based on all time ratings
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3.6
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3.7
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GregF
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

There were 4 in my party the day I ate at the restaurant. 3 out of the 4 of our orders were incorrect. After telling the server that our orders were incorrect it took roughly an hour and fifteen minutes before everyone’s food was brought to the table.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good. Definitely a good vibe

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alll i have to say is FRENCH TOAST!! 😍

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LinzNel20
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I had high hopes for this brunch spot however, it failed to deliver. The service was not great, the food took over 45 minutes and was cold and stale when it arrived. They should seriously consider lowering the price point as nothing we received was worth the amount we paid. I will not be returning to this brunch spot.

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Kelsey
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Food was good. But service was terrible. The server forgot my drink when I ordered. We ordered the TMA Flight and waited 45 minutes. When we asked the server about the status he said the “kitchen was backed up” but the place was nearly empty. After that, we put In our food order and about 15 minutes later both the flight and our food came out. The server was very nonchalant and would continue to say “let me check with the kitchen” when we would order things like fruit (which is on the menu) or when my friend ordered a juice. He had zero knowledge of the menu and seemed to forget everything we ordered. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone and it isn’t the first I’ve heard the service is this poor. Another patron came to the host stand and asked if anyone worked here because he and his mother had been sitting around for a period of time without even being greeted. Although I counted about 8 people in and around the front bar server area.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Bartender acted like she didn’t want to be there. I understand everyone has their days, because I work in customer service too, but at least put on a smile for a brief moment when you’re interacting with customers. Severely understaffed for a Sunday morning. (Several groups had to wait for 30-45 minutes despite many tables available.) Again, I understand staffing crisis, but groups would stand without being acknowledged for 10-15 min at a time. Food was pretty good, but the service was subpar enough to make me not want to return. It’s a shame, this place could do really well with the right management and employees.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle was fantastic. We were seated in the front counter seating and although bar wasn’t our server he jumped in and took such great care of us. Thanks for a great experience and making a birthday special. Pancakes were delicious

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sususub
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was great! Bloody Mary delicious. Super cool ambiance and tv's. Food was just okay. TMA Flight items (waffle, french toast, pancake) were dry and definitely not as fun as the pictures depicted on website, guacamole (not avocado) on avocado toast was a little brown - but the toast and sunny egg on avocado toast were perfect!

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AllisonH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Johnny gave us great service at our table for brunch and throughout the afternoon at the bar! Would definitely recommend to friends and come back :)

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

My friend and I came here for breakfast. I brought my dog along with me and we were able to sit outside on their patio. Immediately they got water for my dog. While we were there my friend and I were checked in on by multiple people: the hostesses, bartender, and our server. It never felt like they were bothering us or checking in with us too many times, it was just the right amount. They were making sure we had everything we needed, had enough water, and even came out and gave my dog a little biscuit. I really enjoyed their service!

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vipSDFoodie
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Horrible, slow service and mediocre food. Go elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very quiet crowd. $18 bottles of champagne with good juices for mimosas and the service was great. Food and ambiance ok. I think it might be newer so it hasn’t caught on yet 👍🏼 everyone did love the beignets with the sweet bacon on top 🥓

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vipJack
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed

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vipCaLico
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There was only one girl for the entire restaurant. She was hosting, serving, bar tending, and bussing tables. She told us she was not usually this busy on a Friday morning but because there was a game on there was more people than expected. She handled everything very well. We got the mimosa flight, a mimosa carafe, and we both had the TMA flight (highly recommend as it has a little of everything). Overall it was a fun place and I’d recommend checking it out!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service from staff. Thank you!!

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JeseniaP
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was the best. Very friendly & easy going. The ambience was also great. No complaints on the food. I went in already having a look at the menu so I knew what I was expecting. My friend & I will definitely be returning.

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vipAlejandraD
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Omg! Sit down to read this lol. I made a reservation four days prior because we were a party of 8. I chose this because we were coming from all over and none of us wanted to wait a long time to be seated.
We hesitated on making this reservation because the reviews were not good. We should’ve really paid attention.
We got there and the hostess said that other parties had taken longer than expected and there were no tables available. We waited 10-20-30 minutes and by the 45 minute mark I asked her WTF. She said they were cleaning the tables. They lasted another round of minutes. Finally we got sat and I asked to have a word with the manager. I told her what had happened and she sent over two jugs of mimosas on the house. Again, it was 8 of us. We ordered food and drinks. Three of our friends ordered the steak and eggs. 10 minutes later, waitress comes back and says there’s no more steak 😂. My friend LOST IT and just left the restaurant with his partner. He was donde. So we lost two people in our party because of this and that was not cool because we all made time to have brunch together and that could not happen. Finally at 2:30 we get our door (two hours after our reservation) and it was decent. Three of us ordered the prosciutto Benedicts, my husband prefers the breakfast burger. We also had the chilaquiles and the breakfast burrito. Everything was good but not life changing. Specially for a two hour wait.
They comped two more vodka sodas out of embarrassment. Really, if this place had good management , common sense and a feel for costumer service, things would change. Otherwise, I think their data are numbered. Remember this.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Took way to long for food to come out when we were the only people there. They put cheese on omelette when it never said cheese was on it. Not a lot of gluten free options. The waitress was good and comped coffee for the cheese on inlets. Probably wouldn’t return

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vipJBRLA
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I would recommend this spot for being conveniently located. It's more of a sports bar with a menu than a restaurant - but it's good. We were able to get in on a Saturday morning when many of the usual spots were a 45 minute wasit -= so thats a plus

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MoeAnthony
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We arrived about 11am and had to wait for service. The mimosas were syrupy sweet, the shrimp and grits was surrounded by 1/4 cup of seasoned butter and the chicken and waffles lacked flavor. Would not visit again

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HeatherB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there for breakfast. Only person there at first. Music was on and enjoyed the atmosphere! Server was excellent. Food was great! Fruity pebble pancakes is the way to go!!

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Angela
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Visited San Diego for my husbands birthday weekend and heard about this place from the host at a natural hair expo stopped in for brunch and couldn’t order a mimosa they ran out of Champagne, server took forever to come get our order finally ordered food almost an hour later no food server never put it in. So we left with nothing only had a coffee . Definitely disappointed I didn’t get to taste the cereal French toast and shrimp and grits

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We reserved a table for 6 for a bachelorette party for a Saturday at 11:00. They accommodated our new party of 8 with no problem. We sat down for probably 20 minutes before somebody came to see what we wanted to drink. We ordered waters, mimosas and bloody Mary’s and a coke. We received our waters about 15 minutes after that. No reason to wait that long. And then finally when we were there for almost 40 minutes someone came to get our order! And when we asked where are drinks were she said they are coming but the mimosas would take even a bit longer because they ran out of champagne and a busser had to to run down the street to get champagne. Who runs out of champagne on a weekend for brunch when you offer bottomless mimosas? The food probably took a total of 15 minutes to receive everyone’s food. Absolutely ridiculous. I will say the food was great though! Everyone loves the food, which is why I decided to give two stars. The waiters literally were walking around on their phones and looked really overwhelmed and like they had no idea what they were doing. Zero customer service and terribly disorganized. People were walking out and canceling orders because it was so disorganized. Never will be back.

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vipVejv
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Checked out breakfast and wow were we impressed. Food was outstanding with good service. Really enjoyed the vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I had a reservation scheduled for 11:15. I checked in with the hostess and 11:12, she was nice and marked our arrival and said just a few minutes. After waiting till 11:35, I checked with the front desk to see when we may be seated. I was told she didn’t know why the server hasn’t got us yet. We waited a few more minutes, a server never came so the hostess seated us herself. Now at about 11:40 we are finally seated and just ordered our food. Our server came back to us at 12:15 to ask our order again, he either forgot it or our ticket was lost. Food comes to the table at 12:28. I order the eggs benedict, the plate look very good but once I cut into my egg is was basically a hard boiled egg and no running yolk. Why wife’s order was missing her chives and fruit cup. After already waiting this long I fill my time was wasted cause the food was improperly cooked and items were missing. I’m not the kind of person to make a scene, so we asked for the check and left hungry.

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ValerieG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the fruity pebbles pancakes. Great food

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ChristinaP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a party of 8 for brunch. Restaurant was about half full, but it is a big space with tables in the back room as well as patio. Service was really slow, it took more than 10 minutes for the server to come to the table initially, and visits back were not as frequent as we would have liked. She may have been the only server on though, so I can understand the delay. She was very nice and helpful when she did visit though. Menu has a lot of varied options, and we all ordered something different and everyone really enjoyed their food! Would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The hostess was not great, the place was empty (maybe 5 groups) and we had to wait to be seated. Saw at least 4 parties walk in and end up leaving. If I was the owner I would be extremely unhappy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty ! I had potatoes, eggs, bacon and French toast. They don’t give you much potatoes . To go with the large amount of eggs and they don’t have American cheese . We ordered bottomless mimosas and had the caramel apple ones which were absolutely delicious. The only thing I recommend is maybe putting the caramel drizzle inside the glass. I had to wrap my napkin around the glass handle bc the caramel was sticky and running down the glass stem . No serious complaints though . Staff was polite as well .

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Arrived at the restaurant and waited an uncomfortable 15 mins at the host stand. No one ever addressed me or acknowledged my presence.. there were approx 7 tables sat with what looked like one disheveled server who was barely putting her uniform on bouncing to tables apologizing for not having product. A bartender and a bussed was also observed who saw me at the door but had the look of “please do not enter” this place was not only not welcoming it looked like nobody cares that’s running it. My husband came back to me at front after using the restroom and quickly stated we need to leave. The conditions and keep of the bathrooms were a sure sign of the lack of care throughout the establishment. I would have to say I was horrified of this place and what it has to offer. I’m 100% confident it will close soon. Needless to say we never ate here however had a fantastic brunch at Searsucker down the street. Actually I’m grateful we ended up there.

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NavilM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All this place needs are serrano peppers. The wait time for the food has gotten better. I recommend to make a reservation just in case.

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MekP
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was great but they sat is in the back and it was only one waitress for about 5 tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I visited for my birthday brunch. Though we waited almost an hour for our food, it was definitely worth the wait. Prices and portions were very reasonable and the environment was trendy and inviting. Will definitely come again.

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Fran
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The decor here is like art. So pretty. Everything is personalized. The kitchen is right in the middle of the restaurant which is nice. Everything we ate was delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience1

Our parched eggs were hard boiled and the eggs Benedict was subpar. They didn’t have the reservations we made but thankfully they were 100% empty so we were seated. Didn’t enjoy any of the food including the fruit pebbles pancakes.

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vipMattA
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Extremely slow service. One waitress and one chef for the entire restaurant. Some food arrived cold, one order was incorrect.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent breakfast

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Passing through and found this little hole in the wall. Food was good. Didn’t expect will be back

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Chipper
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Hostess was extremely friendly and had a very welcome attitude that jumped out and got us excited to dine here. Unfortunately she was not prepared for us despite the reservation and plenty of tables empty (had to wait 10 minutes just to be sat at an already open table).
Server was friendly but not overly attentive and didn’t engage much.
Food was good but had some opportunities with the Benedict. Eggs were overdone in the middle and not runny at all. The side of Bacon looked and tasted like it was prepared yesterday and sat out (crumbled into dust when picked up).
Overall the pictures look much more appetizing and fun than the actual experience.

FAQs

The Morning After does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Morning After also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 542-9664.

The Morning After is rated 3.6 stars by 71 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.