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About The Patio on Lamont

The Patio on Lamont offers a pet-friendly restaurant and cozy bar in the heart of Pacific Beach. Here you will find an eclectic farm-to-table cuisine, worldly wines, local brews, cool cocktails and a place to relax, enjoy, and share.

As well as dining indoors, The Patio on Lamont provides an elegant, casual open- aired patio with a living green wall and fireplace. With brunch, lunch, and dinner offerings as well as happy hour 7 days a week, The Patio on Lamont is the perfect stop for any occasion.

4445 Lamont Street
San Diego, CA 92109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Bistro

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

Dinner Hours:
5pm-10pm

Special HH Menu Daily:
3pm-5pm

Brunch Daily:
9am-3pm

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

Cross Street:
Grand Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 412-4648

Website:
http://thepatioonlamont.com/

Executive Chef:
Michael Ground

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

Special Events & Promotions:
All Day Happy Hour Mondays - All day happy hour
No Corkage Wednesdays - No Corkage Fee; up to two bottles
Happy Hour - 3pm to 6pm everyday

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The Patio on Lamont Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (16)
Good for a Date (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Casual (13)
Cozy (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Healthy (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (4)
Romantic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
People Watching (4)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Live Sports (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Other reviews about the noise level may embellished. The level was no louder than any other restaurant in its class. And I find it hard to believe we came on an *unusually* quiet night.

It was a nice, comfortable place. The retracting ceiling was a unique feature for this neighborhood eatery. It's definitely not the place to go in your Sunday best - but nor is any place you can bring your dog for dinner. If you don't have a dog (and I do not) you also have the option to sit inside (which we did).

The food was really good. They had an octopus empanada with an almond rosemary purée as a special - I don't recommend that. All the seafood plates were great. The rest of the meal, especially the wine selections were surprisingly good for the price. The chef does get a bit carried away with flavors. Sometimes less is more, but at least he didn't miss the mark. It's not a michelin restaurant, but I appreciate the chef's desire to execute as if it were.

Our service was fantastic. Very attentive and informative. I almost felt like a VIP, and I was just there for dinner. =)

We will definitely be back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2015

First time at the Patio. It was a good breakfast experience in general. We sat outside and the canopies were open so it was a bit uncomfortable. Their pancakes are very tasty and fluffy. Would recommend tasting it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 1, 2015

I have been to The Patio on Lamont several times as well as The Patio on Goldfinch. They are always excellent. My vegetable dish at Brunch was superb. The patio is very dog friendly. The service is great. I recommend this restaurant highly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 28, 2015

We have gone to The Patio many times for lunch and several times for dinner. The food, service and atmosphere are alway outstanding. Order the Crab and Ahi Tower or the Beef & Bleu flatbread for a great start to your meal. There is always a fresh fish special and the fish is always cooked perfectly. Service is another highlight of this restaurant. The servers are knowledgeable very accommodating to special requests.
The Patio is simply outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 27, 2015

This is a local gem good for any occasion. They have great cocktails and starters. Try the ahi tacos. Have never been disappointed with the food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2015

Sooo noisy and very forgetful server. Not thrilled with place anymore, and probably won't be going back for a while.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2015

The service was good. I loved the dogs being allowed in the restaurant. The food was very good, but took over an hour to get the entrée. Prices were fair.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 24, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants, whether we want to stay close to home or when visitors want to experience our "so relaxed" vibe.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2015

My fiance and I made a reservation for Restaurant Week. We live in the area and wanted a place to just walk to. We have been to the Patio a handful of time and enjoyed the food each time. Our waiter was very nice and friendly, however SO INCREDIBLY SLOW. It took at least 10 minutes after his initial greet to come back for us to just order drinks. For drinks, it took 12 minutes- I looked at my phone- no joke. I have worked in dining all my life so I know when it gets busy and so forth. I first chalked it up to he was busy with a lot of tables. Then I noticed, nope! Not that, its that he would not STOP talking and smoozing with other tables! So much that another table in his section interrupted him with one table to ask for a waiter/server that would actually serve him!!! (Meanwhile he still had not put in our drink refill ticket). When we left, he was up at the hostess stand talking to the hostess- again not his tables! I felt so bad for the busser who was trying his best to please all of that waiters tables- talk about being up on water refills.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2015

great service, fresh food, creative menu. i like it that the use of local vegetables is happening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2015

The drinks were very well balanced and the food was interesting and tasty. The Brussels sprouts were probably my favorite. The manager came by and chatted..they were very welcoming. So cool that you can bring your dog, too. I'll definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 23, 2015

I really liked how simple everything is, yet they are all super tasty! The ingredients are fresh and light, but all fit well in the dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 22, 2015

While the food was delicious (brussels sprouts with gorgonzola, pork cheeks and chocolate lava cake for dessert) and the service excellent, the noise level was off the charts! We asked to be moved to a quieter table and were told that where we were was the most quiet available. We may try it again for lunch, but never again for dinner!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2015

First time here for full menu and it was restaurant week. I was here for an Elite Yelp party after it first opened. Food was fabulous from start to finish. But we didn't like where we were seated and we were there before it got crowded. Table was too long for any intimacy and was literally between rooms. Was impossible for me to get out after table next to us we're seated and one of those diners had to stand up and move for me to do so. Not cool, and embarrassing. If you're trying to squeeze in more tables to accommodate more diners, you've done so at the expense of embarrassing others.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 18, 2015

Kept our reservation for us even though we were VERY late and continuously calling to move it back. Very nice and accommodating, food and service was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2015

Excellent food and service at a fairly reasonable price. French toast and pancakes were very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 17, 2015

Had to ask for service, and was not that busy. Service was OK and friendly once I got up to let them know we were ready to order. Food was good, but not over the top great, one item, the cinnamon roll was disappointing. Prices were a bit high for the quality. Parking is a challenge. In summary OK.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 16, 2015

great looking restaurant, good food, but the noise level of the restaurant is a negative. although enjoyable dining, it was a relief to leave so my husband and i could stop shouting across the table to be heard. where are the conversation level restaurants? as much as good food, ambiance and reasonable prices are a draw, without the opportunity to enjoy your partner's or group's conversation, what is the point of dining out with friends? all restaurants need to keep noise level as a top consideration. this restaurant could easily have a 4 or 5 overall rating but due to the noise level, it earns a 3.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 15, 2015

You must try the beef & blue flatbread, pazzole soup and, well, try everything!! We have never been disappointed with our meals. Seafood specials have been delicious! Service is so friendly and efficient!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 11, 2015

Fun relaxing place for Sunday brunch. I went here last week and this review is overdue.

The Pacific Beach location is better in every way compared to their Goldfinch location.

We enjoyed breakfast there so much we didn't want to leave and joked about sitting there the rest of the day and asking for the lunch menu.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2015

I took my wife here for a date night because it seemed right up our alley from the description on OpenTable. The Patio did not let us down. The hostess was friendly, welcoming and made no qualms about us showing up early to our reservation. We were sat immediately. We enjoyed being able to talk to each other without having to yell over the music, which was good. Our waitress was professional and attentive, even helping my wife get a mocktail (my wife's pregnant and tired of drinking water). Our food came in a timely manner and was delicious. We enjoyed the beat salad, lobster/crab wontons and followed it up splitting the pork shank, which fell off the bone. We topped it off with the Twisted Elvis desert which followed suit with delicious flavor. The Patio is a place my wife and I will take ourselves, friends and family for a nice change of scene. This was a great find.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2015

Very fun atmosphere and nice servers. The menu was diverse enough for our large group. The plates were mostly easy to share and were all executed very well. The decor and temperature were great. We plan to return often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 4, 2015

Went there for Sunday brunch with the wife. Discovered it on yelp and found out they're dog friendly, so we decided to bring our pooch along. We made reservations on opentable, anticipating that it might be busy, but we showed up 30 minutes early and there was plenty of room - at least for outside seating, I didn't notice indoors. The service was very good - they seated us quickly. They brought our dog a water bowl right away and even gave him some treats (with our permission). It's interesting how they're so dog friendly to the point that they off half off a selection of their cocktail menu. We didn't order any as I had work shortly thereafter and the wife was going to bed after a night of working. I ordered their chilaquiles and the missus had their israeli couscous salad with chicken. Both were very good - not the best I've ever eaten, but this place has piqued my interest and I'll certainly be back to give them another try.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 3, 2015

Make sure you order the pork shank! Its the best in the menu. This is an awesome restaurant with a great environment! We love it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 2, 2015

We have eaten here a number of times in the past and always enjoy it. Faves are the ahi tuna tower and the black and blue flatbread, but the Filet Oscar is always tempting. Going early so you can get the happy hour prices on wine (1/2 off glasses) makes this very affordable. Service was good but a little slow.

They do allow dogs in the patio portion which I'm personally not crazy about since I'm allergic and it's a rather small space with just people let alone adding several large animals, plus it's rather loud, so I can't imagine how a dog would feel about the noise and crowding. However, I know that a lot of places do "welcome" dogs to their patios in California.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2015

This is my second time at this restaurant and I took my sister and her friend for their visit. We were very disappointed in the service. Diners who were seated long after us, were served way before us. We hardly ever saw our server. He disappeared for long periods of time. Never asked if we needed another drink, more water, coffee, etc. We had to flag down the busboy for water and coffee. We had to get the manager to bring our bill. But the food was good. I'll give it another try. Everyone has a bad day.....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 30, 2014

Yummy food, both light and decadent options, phenomenal service, best Mule and Old Fashion I've ever had. I took my friend there for her birthday and we had such a blast! Our server was darling (Dean I think? Charming!:) We loved it so much we went for brunch on New Years Day. I will see you soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 2014

Our server was so friendly and nice she was a great addition to our visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2014

Haven't been so disappointed in a restaurant in quite some time. To begin with several in our party of six were turned off by the flip attitude of Matty our waiter. Looking over the menu there was nothing that grabbed my attention and even after an item by item look I was hard pressed to find anything unusual. One member of our party had to send her dinner back as too spicy to eat. The food in general was OK, taste wise, but certainly not anything to write home about. With all the excellent restaurant fare in San Diego, The Patio on Lamont Street is not in competition, but those of you who must bring your dog to dinner this is the place for you.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2014

Another great dinner! Happy Hour is the best! Go before 6:00 and drinks are half off, plus in addition to the regular menu, they have happy hour specials.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2014

The superb living green wall is a great backdrop for a nice assortment of original food, served by attentive staff...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 18, 2014

The place was recomended from a friend in San Diego, we are from Mexicali, Mexico, it was my birthday and I ask him for a good place to have a nice dinner with my wife. Excellent place, dinner and service.
Thanks a lot and hope to go again real soon.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 14, 2014

Love the food though if you're looking for a place to visit with a friend and have laid back conversation this is not the place. There are no rugs so there is nothing to absorb sound. Took my 83 year old mother for a special birthday brunch - we were surrounded by large parties who were loudly having a great time. Not the best fit. The vibe is great for people who hear well and don't mind having to shout over the noise.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 7, 2014

first time for brunch. It was wonderful. The cinammon roll was homemade and to die for!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 7, 2014

The food and the service were great. It as a little hard finding a place to park, otherwise, it was FANTASTIC!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2014

We sought a quiet section and were escorted to such a section. However, on a mild evening the a-c was blasting and we could not accommodate to the cold. So we were moved to a section next to the bar and t.v.s, where the noise level was very high.
Also, I had a broccoli dish and sought reduced oil. The dish was served with a great deal of oil, though it was very tasty.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2014

been there a few times, but this time the food was disappointing. loud as usual, but service still good. wine list and drinks are too expensive and not enough wine choices.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 30, 2014

Definitely has the perfect ambience. Good place to try out. Fun & strong menu drinks, although over priced. I feel that the focus is so much on the experience that the food is left to be mediocre.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 29, 2014

Both my out-of-town guest and I enjoyed our Bloody Mary's. I had the pork belly eggs Benedictt, and it and the potatoes were excellent. My guest had a salad which she raved about. Our waiter was efficient, but not very friendly compared to other wait staff I have encountered at this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 22, 2014

Loved how they welcomed the pooches, with a water bowl and a couple of biscuits. We were sat in the main dining patio area, which was welcoming. All too often, "dog-friendly" restaurants restrict you to a less ideal part of the property.

Food was gourmet and there was enough brunch selections without making it too much of a chore to choose. Portions were large enough to share if you don't have much of an appetite, but admittedly I had no trouble finishing mine because it was so good.

The only complaint I have is the lack of parking, particularly before their valet service is available. My friends were late and stressed because of it, but the hostess and waitresses were gracious in holding the table without complaint. The bills was also split as we asked, making it easier to go Dutch. Most upscale restaurants would be snobbish about both points, so hats off to The Patio on Lamont for having such a down-to-earth culture.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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