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The Westgate Hotel - The Westgate Room, San Diego, CA

The Westgate Hotel - The Westgate Room

4.3
4.3
259 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro
In the heart of San Diego, indulge in an exceptional dining experience at The Westgate Room Restaurant. Experience Modern American dining with the intimacy of a neighborhood bistro presented amid elegant vintage decor and gilt glamour touches. The ambiance is welcoming, the service is personal, and the food is a cherished taste of modern French culinary tradition and Californian savoir-faire.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Breakfast, Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Afternoon Tea: Fri-Sun: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 238-1818
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Fabrice Hardel
  • Private party facilities
    The Westgate Hotel offers a variety of private dining options. From social lunches and teas to large-scale receptions, the Catering Services team at The Westgate Hotel will help you host an event to remember.
  • Private party contact
    The Westgate Catering Department: (619) 557-3636
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    Broadway
  • Parking details
    We offer 24 hour valet parking for hotel and dining guests. The Westgate Room, Plaza Bar validate parking for three hours at a charge of $10.00<br />Directions to Hotel Parking:<br />Please proceed to end of Second Avenue and turn right immediately before trolley tracks, ignoring the "Left turn only" signs (it is OK to turn right if turning into the hotel).
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Wine

What 259 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 2.7Value

NoiseModerate

259 Reviews
  1. Discriminating

    Boise

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LOVED this jewel !! It was the best of everything and more!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful, small restaurant. It wasn't crowded when we went so it felt spacious and it was quiet. Food wasn't exceptional but it was good. Dessert is pretty untraditional. The tiramisu is a couple macarons, a chocolate roll and cream. Good, but not if your looking for traditional tiramisu. Same with the cheesecake.

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  3. WestCoastGirl

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome meal. Service was impeccable. Can’t wait to return!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice environment for dining

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  5. GrandpaR

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the Westgate Room - nice ambiance and good service. Regret that the crab cakes were a disappointment - bit soggy.

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  6. Zoey

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I dont know if the service was bad due to Restaurant week, but it took 30 mins for our server to realize that we hadn't even had our first course yet. The main entrees were served cold. 2 dishes were returned. Other patrons complained as well as their dishes were forgotten for 1 hour.

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  7. FelicitasD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our best dining experiences downtown. Atmosphere is formal and elegant. Food is superb. Service is extraordinary.

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  8. clintr

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, ambiance, and service. Perfect experience!

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  9. michaelm

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service started off great. But somehow after we ordered our food which was early on took forever to come. Only an issue as we were catching a show at the Civic.

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  10. PeterB

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We waited more than an hour for our entrees, noticing that several tables whose guests arrived after us had been served. We were repeatedly told that our food “would be right out.” No explanation was given. We arrived at 5:30 for our reservation and left shortly after 7:00. Because we had theater tickets, about which we told the waiter, we had to leave without eating. As we were getting up, we were told that our entrees were ready, but we would not have had time to eat. We were charged for the appetizer and drinks.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us ate dinner at The Westgate Room before going to a show because of its convenience. For most of our meal, we were the only people eating there. The waiter was very nice, but service was slow. Three of us said the food was only average, the 4th liked his. Two of us had the ravioli and thought that for $26 we had had much better frozen ravioli from Trader Joe’s. We eat at fine dining establishments often. This did not make the cut in any way. As an aside, we had drinks in the bar before dinner. I ordered Campari and soda with a twist. I have been drinking this for over 20 years and have never been served a twist of lime. It tastes awful with lime.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was decent but took a very long time - even the appetizer.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent. Our greatest expectations are satisfied

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  14. stevez

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best brunch in San Diego. Something for everyone in a rarely found elegant setting.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our NYE dinner date!

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  16. FoodFreak

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent! The waiter was excellent! The restaurant was kept very cool for December 31st. I asked the waiter to turn the AC down which I think he did, but it wasn't enough. Many customers were wearing their coats during the meal, so it wasn't just me.

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  17. kak6

    San Diego

    129 reviews

    3.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The fish was fair, the potatoes in the gnocchi were underdone. The steak was good as were the squash. However the menu servings did not match the menu descriptions.

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  18. RanchoDelReyFoodie

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place. Very good service and food. Excellent for pre or post theatre dinner

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  19. HappyCouple

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made the reservation specifying birthday, but not one word was mentioned about it. Other than that, Westgate is a lovely experience.

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  20. JohnD

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastically and the holiday decorations were a lot of fun 🙂

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  21. localmaven

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elegant on all fronts without being stuffy. The Westgate is, in every way, special occasion in the ambiance, the food and the service. Accomplishing all of this while making the diner feel, at all times, very comfortable is a rare feat.

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  22. JimSSD

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully appointed hotel and restaurant. Service was great, attentive but not overly so. Overall a very nice dining experience before the theater.

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  23. FoodTaster

    San Diego

    310 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    310 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service. Fabulous food and flavor. Fabulous intimate dining with friends.

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  24. Awesome

    San Diego

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wanted a restaurant near the Civic Center for dinner prior to show. This lovely hotel and restaurant was perfect. Meals are reasonably priced, everything was prepared exactly as ordered. Will visit again.

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  25. LisaC

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was very helpful and accommodating after a mixup with our reservation. Fantastic service.

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  26. MrSanDiegoCFO

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Dining room seemed dated. Average age of other diners was “dead.” Past its prime.

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  27. Wooship

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stayed at the hotel and dined at the Westgate Room on Tuesday, 4/2/19. We were seeing Carmen at the Civic Theater and enjoyed the special “Opera Menu” that the Westgate Room offers. It was delicious, as usual. The crab cakes were crisp on the outside and fresh and moist in the inside. Soooo good. And the Baja Sea Bass with Parmesan Gnocchi was flakey and perfectly cooked. Very flavorful. It’s such a treat to dine here.

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  28. Silke

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a group of four. My dinner, salmon, was very good. The other three had sea bass. Two were good, one was terrible. Very mushy and only warm.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elegant and attentive service. Excellent food. Lovely ambiance

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  30. SteveD

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great hotel. We were treated like royalty. Thank you very much you made my wife’s birthday a complete success

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  31. dBill

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was as good a usual. Service was a bit slow do to the pre-opera crowd. Still a top choice.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was absolutely brilliant. I loved it!

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  33. JoyA

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Westgate Room used to be one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego. The tableside ceasar salad and the incredible entrees complimented the decor of this dining room. This time the ceasar was mediocre without the burst of flavors from the lemon juice, egg, garlic and anchovies that it used to have. Gilberto would be sad to see it served that way. And unfortunately my entree (kurobutta pork chop) was flavorful but lukewarm at best when our table only had 4 guests. Even the after-dinner coffee was a bit tepid. I would maybe recommend the restaurant to others who are going to a nearby play in the future but probably not for the outstanding food that it once had a few years back. I would love to see Chef Fabrice bring back the quality to make finishing with Jazz in the lounge more magical.

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  34. KFB1

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Before theatre dinner.

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  35. Rich

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent in every way

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  36. Love2dineSD

    San Diego

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pre opera dining Excellent food service - and wine selection !!

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  37. Silke

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Romantic dining room. Nice menu, delicious food. Great dining before opera and theatre visits.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great service and fabulous atmosphere!!

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  39. Sabrena

    San Diego

    288 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    288 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant with good food, but the service is always too slow. I go to this restaurant about once a year and am always disappointed with the service. There are plenty of servers and they are very friendly, but they always take too long to get the food out. We arrived at 6:00 and had theatre tickets (across the street) for 8:00. We had to cancel dessert because we couldn't wait any longer. They have a pre fixe theatre menu. They should know that people have to get out on time. I don't know why they're always so slow. It's so convenient to the theater and lovely, I keep trying it hoping they will have improved. But it's been this way for years so I cannot recommend it. It's too stressful to eat there.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good experience.

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The Westgate Hotel - The Westgate Room is rated 4.3 stars by 259 OpenTable diners.

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1055 2nd Ave., San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broadway
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Afternoon Tea: Fri-Sun: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Breakfast, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    We offer 24 hour valet parking for hotel and dining guests. The Westgate Room, Plaza Bar validate parking for three hours at a charge of $10.00<br />Directions to Hotel Parking:<br />Please proceed to end of Second Avenue and turn right immediately before trolley tracks, ignoring the "Left turn only" signs (it is OK to turn right if turning into the hotel).
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Fabrice Hardel
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 238-1818
  • Private party facilities
    The Westgate Hotel offers a variety of private dining options. From social lunches and teas to large-scale receptions, the Catering Services team at The Westgate Hotel will help you host an event to remember.
  • Private party contact
    The Westgate Catering Department: (619) 557-3636
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