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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.
San Diego, CA 92109
American, Californian, Bistro
Hours of Operation:
Sunday to Thursday: 9am-11pm
(Kitchen closes at 10 pm)
Friday and Saturday: 9am-Midnight
(Kitchen closes at 10 pm)
Special HH Menu Daily:
Happy Hour 7 days a week:
All Day Monday
3pm-6pm, and 10pm-close(Drinks only)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.....
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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