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About The Patio on Goldfinch

The Patio on Goldfinch offers a wide variety of delicious dishes for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. With happy hour 7 days a week and late night dining, guests can enjoy an assortment of food options as well as an expansive bar with 60 varieties of tequila, barrel-aged cocktails, craft beer and a robust wine list.

Located in the historic neighborhood of Mission Hills, The Patio on Goldfinch is a gathering place that features a living green wall, open-air dog-friendly patio, outdoor fireplace, and glass-enclosed cheese cave. Come to The Patio on Goldfinch for one of our delicious seafood entrees but stay for a great dining experience!


4020 Goldfinch St.
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily:
Monday to Thursday: 11am-11pm
(Kitchen closes at 10 pm)
Friday and Saturday: 9am-Midnight
(Kitchen closes at 10 pm)
Sunday: 9am-11pm
(Kitchen closes at 10 pm)

Dinner Daily:
5pm-10pm

Lunch Monday to Friday:
11am-3pm

Special HH Menu Daily:
3pm-5pm

Brunch Saturday and Sunday:
9am-3pm

Happy Hour 7 days a week:
All Day Monday
3pm-6pm, and 10pm-close(Drinks only)

Private dining for large parties available.

Cross Street:
Washington Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 501-5090

Website:
http://thepatioongoldfinch.com/

Parking Details:
We offer valet parking for $3.00 per car.
Available for Dinner and weekend Brunch.

Garage parking is available on Ft. Stockton Street, at the corner of Goldfinch and Ft Stockton.

Executive Chef:
Chef Michael Ground

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Special Event Hours:

Monday - Sunday:
11:30 am to midnight

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The Patio on Goldfinch Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (29)
Casual (24)
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Good for a Date (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Fun (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
People Watching (10)
Romantic (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Cozy (10)
Healthy (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Business Meals (6)
Organic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Drove down from north county for lunch with a friend. Our experience was excellent. My Mari fresh fish sandwich was superb- fresh and not over cooked. The waiter offered substitute of fresh greens or fruit instead of fries. We chose a salad and fruit, respectively— both fresh, colorful and beautifully plated. The noise level not an issue and parking convenient even tho we had to circle the block a couple of tunes to find a spot just before noon. We will return!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 6 days ago

The hostess was warm and welcoming. She was able to easily give us a table next to the plant wall. The food was all up to par on description and also on taste.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I had never been here before, but wanted to try something new and the brunch looked delicious. It definitely did not disappoint, food was beyond the greatness I expected. Service was incredible as I was there for my girlfriend's birthday, all the staff that came by said happy birthday to her and they gave her a birthday treat at the end even though the meal was plenty.I highly recommend this place and will definitely go back for another brunch as well as try the dinner menu.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Organic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Seated 30 minutes late. This ate into our evening.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My boyfriend and I tried this place for the very first time. I have heard so many great things about the restaurant. Our food, service, ambience and the overall experience was amazing! We are looking forward to our next visit

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great brunch spot with a tasty menu. Love the ambiance and the private feeling of the booths that still feel like part of the energy of a popular brunch spot. The serving sizes are a little small for my taste but overall great tasting. If I had the time, I definitely would have done the bottomless mimosas rather than the one. Definitely get the cinnamon roll!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Nice evening. Got us in and out as we had a concert to attend.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 5, 2018

I enjoyed our evening at The Patio. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was good overall. The one problem was a barking dog. I would prefer that dogs were not allowed in the restaurant if they don't know how to behave.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was good, nice selection of handcrafted cocktails. It took a bit of time to get seated, even with reservations, and service was a bit slow. They could probably use 1-2 more waiters per shift.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Two items that I wanted were not available (yet still on the menu). Food was mediocore at best for the prices. Unique look on the inside. Would most likely go back and stricly drink at the bar.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very good ambiance Roa sit and have a nice conversation while enjoying the food and drinks. Valet in front so nice.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was good. We shall return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a 7:45 reservation and were not seated until 8:30 (we asked to just eat at the bar, since we did not want to wait for a table any longer).

The up side was that means the guest don't want to leave, which is a good sign. Also, the way the night manager sincerely apologized and along with the bar tenders bent over backwards to make sure we were satisfied during the rest of our stay was what made the wait less painful in hindsight.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent service. Manager came by to check on us. It is pet/dog friendly place.Several tables had a dog with them. Alex and Veronica were exceptional.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Always a favorite... and definitely didn’t let down on this last visit.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything about this place is amazing.
My only complaint would be that they allow dogs non service dogs in the dinning area.
The day I was there the dogs were barking and no one did or said anything.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The server never came back to ask if everything was ok and everything was not ok. Server had to take an item off the check and one of my friends had to leave the restaurant without feeling satisfied.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was great. Highly recommend the Eggs Benedict with pork belly.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Authentic, Casual, People Watching
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 14, 2018

One of the best meals we had in a long time. The whole fish was top notch and much larger than we expected. The extensive wine list is nice but we picked the lowest priced red and really enjoyed it. Service was spotty. The restaurant was not very full but our waiter was gone long periods without checking on us.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I go there a lot but the hostess was slow& service sucked. Food is ok but pricy. I’m glad I use the passport dining card

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

When we arrived we told our server we wanted to order right away as we had play tickets. We had to inquire twice about our food and just short of an hour later our food arrived.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was brought out quickly and our server was attentive for the first half of our meal, but once it got busy he was hard to be found. Had to wait to get refills on coffee and bottomless mimosas.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Las entradas buenas, nada excepcional. La hamburguesa muy mala y las papas a la francesa peores. Nada recomendable.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Looks like a good place to hang out with friends. The ambiance has organic and relax atmosphere. The service is kind of slow though, maybe they didn’t have a rough people coz it was New Year’s Eve when we went. Otherwise, the waiter was pleasant and definitely will return next time.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I've been to dinner here a few times and found the food, service, and ambiance delightful. This was after having tried the PB Patio when it first opened and not being impressed at all, and a little let down. A friend recently told me to go back for a 2nd chance. Lovely dinners, so tried a family brunch and we were all hugely disappointed in the food quality, presentation, and taste. :( Can only recommend dinner here.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything we had was wonderfully and perfectly prepared and assembled. Wonderful

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very nice. Great food and drinks. Lively, but quiet enough to have a good conversation.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The Patio has improved a lot after first opening a few years ago. The new professional chef has brought a higher quality food preparation to match the interesting restaurant design. We enjoyed our meal outdoors with my guest thoroughly enjoying the mussels ("the best in the area") and I enjoyed the delicious burger and interesting fresh fries. Service is great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The service is always very good at The Patio. Usually I am very pleased with the food and the small portion they provide for birthday celebrations. I would defer from sampling the artichoke, spinach cassoulet. Pretty flavorless and too much spinach. Other than that, high marks go to Alex, our outstanding waitperson and for the quiet setting for good conversation.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was very nice atmosphere the waitress was very very good very friendly. However the menu was really uninspiring. I recommend the artichoke and spinach cassoulet. However everything else on the menu was not too inspiring the cheeseburger was less than delicious or memorable. I go back for happy hour and appetizers but not so much for dinner. It was bad it just wasn't great.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The Patio has a very baby friendly space and staff!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This is the second time we been there and we had a very nice time. The food is good and brought to the table in a timely manor. The wine selection is fine but a few more less pricy items would be nice. Overall experience was very good.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We had such an amazing meal with incredible ambiance. The shrimp polenta was incredible light and flavorful with huge shrimp. The veggie curry was just a wee bit too spicy for me.
The wine and gin gimlet enhanced the meal perfectly.
Service couldn’t have been better.
Thank you, Patio!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The table selection was good - quiet enough to carry on a conversation. The food was good and the service excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We enjoy coming here with friends and family. Dog friendly, you either love that or you don't. Personally, I'd rather someone bring their dog then their whining, crying child. Love the outdoor fireplace, cozy ambiance, good wines and unusual foods. Salmon pate...not my favorite, lamb shank was very tender but not meaty...more like stringy.... Ahi taco's are amazing, steak was tasty, octopus was good, seafood soup was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I enjoyed the vegetable flat bread. The flavor was excellent but I would urge the chef to use a different vegetable than broccolini. Too fibrous. Was disappointed that the tuna tartare was being taken off the menu. I attempted to order it because it is one of my favorites. Also my companions were disappointed that the half sandwich, soup, and small dessert option had been discontinued.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delightful ambiance and great food! Saturday morning brunch with clients. We all cleaned our plates!

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Love the meat and cheese board. Happy Hour all day on Monday is great. I usually share a bunch of small plates with friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Everything was fantastic except the portions were quite small.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our waitress Michelle was awesome (helpful, great personality, great service)!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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