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La Bonne Table, San Diego, CA

La Bonne Table

4.8
4.8
1119 Reviews
$30 and under
French
LA BONNE TABLE is a cozy and intimate restaurant in the heart of the bustling neighborhood of Hillcrest. We serve country french food in a bistro fashion. Our menu consists of classic french dishes, a modest but excellent selection that will change with the seasons. We offer a romantic atmosphere and elegant setting, full bar and french beer on tap. Reservations are recommended as seating is very limited in this exclusive restaurant. ​Bon Appetit!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 260-8039

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Renaud Tristan

  • Neighborhood

    Hillcrest

  • Cross street

    Pennsylvania

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 1,119 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Romantic

  • San Diego

    French

  • San Diego

    Best Service

  • San Diego

    Romantic

  • San Diego

    French

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  1. DG

    DinerGirl

    San Diego

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome, amazing, beautiful, delicious, wonderful, great food, great service, great everything!
  2. P

    Perth

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I eat here on special occasions. The food is always delicious and the service is great.
  3. JD

    JeanD

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved this room! Our server was fantastic and the food was solid French. Mercí!
  4. DS

    DavidS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible restaurant. Wonderful food, intimate ambiance, friendly, inviting— terrific restaurant to take a date
  5. HF

    HoFi

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner here! Classic French food cooked perfectly! Felt like we were on a mini vacation. Amazing wine list too. Can’t wait to go back. Food at its finest!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So charming, food is excellent, service too! I will be back for the mussels in lobster bisque!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way. Best food in San Diego.
  8. S

    Sonya

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful intimate dining experience! The cuisine & service superb! This was our first time at La Bonne & we can’t wait to go back. Exceptional restaurant 🥰 Thank you 🙏
  9. JC

    JudyC

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, food and service were excellent. We shared the cheese plate, which was delicious. My husband had the trout; cleaned his plate, so I'm thinking he enjoyed it. I had the steak with frites and it was awesome as well. The menu is limited, but always served perfectly, with attention to aesthetics as well. Look forward to our next opportunity to dine there!
  10. N

    Nandofoodnwine

    Portland

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When you talk about a San Diego classic French Bistro with tons of charm, great food and impeccable service, Le Bonne Table is it. Classic bistro menu. Had the pork pate with pistachios, Dijon mustard and cornichons and an amazing plate of escargots which my wife and I started. Then a French onion soup that hit the spot on a cold night followed by the best Duck confit with a classic mustard crème sauce and Brussels sprouts and my wife had the NY steak Frites, so tender and juicy cooked to perfection with the Best French fries fried in duck fat you will have. This was all washed down with a bottle of St Emilion, Chateau Gracia 2015. Most main entrees are in the low $30’s. Best bang for your buck in San Diego. Don’t tell your friends cause then I won’t be able to find a table anymore!
  11. M

    Madi

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super cute atmosphere and the food was incredible. Perfect date night spot.
  12. LW

    LarryW

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and the service excellent. Enjoyed the cozy space.
  13. CS

    ChristinaSV

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small and charming. Everything on the menu is perfect. Great service, great food, nice location. If you like French food, this is your restaurant!
  14. V

    Virginia

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We love the restaurant, the food is delicious, and the service is great!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience from service to food and drinks. Everything was delicious! The restaurant is very small but that’s what makes it special!
  16. MG

    MicheleG

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Given the prior reviews we expected more. There was a funky smell as we walked in (& remained throughout) but the kitchen is very close to dining; fish and escargot are menu features. But it impacted us, perhaps we are sensitive idk. The duck was good. The steak frites—- the sauce was very good. The frites were very good. The steak was very tough and thick cut. Not what I expected for the price. We might have tried dessert but one of our party is gluten and dairy free. So no option (though that is typical, so not a ding. Just a reason we did not add dessert). We had hoped to discover another local gem. Not this time. But it maybe was a off night. It happens.
  17. E

    Enrico

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in San Diego, but I am loathe to admit this if it means making a reservation will become more difficult. Honestly, a fantastic intimate environment with great food and service at a reasonable price.
  18. D

    Deborah

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as usual.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and scrumptious evening
  20. BF

    BillF

    San Diego

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First rate, as usual!
  21. C

    Chez

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food. A delightful experience all around. Thank you!
  22. LP

    LarryP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was really good. Will be returning in the near future!
  23. S

    Sylvia

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, Delicious food. Escargots and duck confit amazing!
  24. O

    Onofre

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner at La Bonne Table! Service was great and the food was delicious. We asked for recommendations on wine pairings and it did not disappoint! We will be back. Highly recommended this cozy and romantic spot for a date night.
  25. M

    Madison

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner at La Bonne Table. We went during restaurant week, and the whole place was packed. The restaurant itself is quaint and has a warm atmosphere inside. It was exactly what we were looking for, and we’ll definitely be back!
  26. AE

    AllenE

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We attended restaurant week and were very happy with our meals. My wife had duck and I had steak. The lobster bisque soup as appetizer was terrific as was desert of crème brûlée and crepe Suzette. Highly recommend.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  28. SL

    SamosaLover

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dinner with great ambience ! Our favorite!!
  29. MJ

    MJF3

    San Diego

    121 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Delightful as always.
  30. MR

    MRRR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant and neighborhood gem! A must!
  31. GT

    GlobalTraveler

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was perfect and such a quaint and cozy ambiance.
  32. WM

    WilliamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Enjoyed the food, the accommodations are cute but very small and cramped. Overall, I'd recommend this establishment.
  33. NL

    NatalieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so incredible. I can’t remember our servers name but we was amazing and knowledgeable. I’ve been wanting to come to this place for years! It was well worth it. It’s so cute and perfect for a date night or a night where you want amazing French food.
  34. DS

    DanielS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a wonderful meal for our 10th wedding anniversary. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back very soon.
  35. b

    beagleboy

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place NEVER disappoints. Their portions for Restaurant Week are the same as for the regular menu. Their staff is always attentive, friendly and well informed.
  36. CJ

    CJSfromSD

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group of four adults went to La Bonne Table not knowing it was Restaurant Week. What a surprise. The place was buzzing! We all LOVE the ambience at La Bonne Table. There are so few small restaurants like this in San Diego. You could imagine very easily that you were sitting some place in France. The food was very good! (As always.) The services was also very good despite the fact that there wasn't an empty table at any time and the place was totally packed and buzzing. As soon as one table was cleared, a group was ready to sit down and eager to order. The three-course meal for Restaurant Week included very nice dishes (most off the regular menu). Everyone in our party commented numerous times about how much they were enjoying their food and the total experience.
  37. d

    dave

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cute little bungalow type place, bistro seating close together. Great food, intimate atmosphere.
  38. CA

    CACC

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    French bistro atmosphere with attentive service from Yo and Victor; excellent food and wine.
  39. J

    Jess

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, food, and service. An outstanding experience, as always!
  40. HF

    HowardF

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and we expect many more. It’s a small French bistro but the food is perfect. The service is professionally and attentive. It’s quiet and quite French country in ambience. If you can make reservations and enjoy a very pleasant experience.

FAQs

La Bonne Table is rated 4.8 stars by 1119 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for La Bonne Table

3696 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pennsylvania

  • Neighborhood

    Hillcrest

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Renaud Tristan

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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