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The French Gourmet, San Diego, CA

The French Gourmet

4.5
4.5
1508 Reviews
$30 and under
French
OUTDOOR PATIO & INDOOR SEATING IS OPEN FOR BRUNCH 7 days a week!
HAPPY HOUR & DINNER (Wednesday-Sunday)
Our restaurant serves California-influenced French cuisine in our completely remodeled outdoor patio and indoor wine boutique, brand new menu and bar with signature craft cocktails. We are a long-time favorite of locals who appreciate the personal service and our extensive wine list. After more than four decades of serving our clients, it is as much an honor and a privilege, as it is a reassurance to know, that while culinary trends come and go, appreciation and dedication to quality endure.


Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Continental, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (858) 488-1725 ext. 316
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Also a versatile San Diego catering company, our products are all prepared fresh daily on the premises. The dishes conjured up in our kitchen reflect a commitment to originality, freshness and the celebration of taste. Our knowledgeable sales team will work with you to create a menu and style that will compliment your event and your budget. As a local catering company, we can provide you with china, glassware, place settings, equipment rentals, servers and bartenders, and much more.
  • Private party contact
    Michel Malecot: (877) 926-3990
  • Neighborhood
    Pacific Beach
  • Cross street
    Cass Street
  • Parking details
    There is 15 minute parking in front of the bakery, and parking on nearby side streets.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Buffet

    $64.95 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    We will ONLY be offering our Mother's Day BUFFET for brunch from 9am-3pm. BRUNCH BUFFET: $64.95 per person. Kids 4-12 $24.95- Under 3 eat free. You can view Brunch Buffet menu on thefrenchgourmet.com. Wide Variety of brunch items, carved meats, seafood, salads and pastries. No walk-ins. We require a credit card to secure this reservation. All credit card information will be processed securely. No-shows or cancellations less than 2 days in advance will be subject to a charge of 25$ per person.

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM,Wed - Sat - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Happy Hour 3pm-6pm Wednesday-Sunday Food Specials $3 off all -Appetizers -Soups -Salads Drink Specials $5 -House Wines -Sparkling -Sparkling Rose -Canned Stone Beer $7.50 French 75 $8 Craft Cocktail Of The Day

  • Dinner For Two Thursday Night

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Dinner for two for $79 Two select entrees, a preselected bottle of red or white wine and one dessert to share.

    Dinner For Two Thursday Night Photo
  • Wine Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    No corkage fee for wine in the restaurant or wine brought from outside.

What 1,508 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,508 Reviews
  1. Inder

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our favorite local restaurant. We had the beet salad, rack of lamb, crab cakes and halibut. All wee supper. Our waiter, Mark is quiet easily the best in the business.

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  2. SueC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding, every single thing was very delicious!! The service was amazing and we totally enjoyed our anniversary dinner! It happened to be Thursday date night so we ordered 2 dinners with a bottle of wine and dessert all for $79 and enjoyed every bite!! Thank you Michele for always serving quality food!! Merci!!😍

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  3. mrsHarnz

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love French food and I love this place. It is the real deal! I grew up with A French speaking Mother and the menu reminds me so much of the food we had growing up!

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  4. Psorcon

    Baltimore

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Middling basic French fare. The bread was a poor variation of baguette resembling Wonder Bread; however, the house salad and crostini were very good. Entrees were disappointing as they felt very "run of the mill" (scallops and duck) without much flavor. Although house salad was a bargain at $6, the rest was not for what was served.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fresh and delicious. The service was excellent! And the desserts … oh la la!

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  6. DarwinV

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came for Easter Brunch. The owner was able to notify an issue with OpenTable reservations time and gave us some options that worked. The food was excellent and delicious They were able to accommodate my teenagers nut allergies. The service staff was top notch and attentive. The wine was great. The also have a bakery and we took some baked goods home.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing brunch with great variety of different French breakfast items

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  8. TrishaS

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal! The staff was very pleasant, the service spot on and the brunch was excellent.

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  9. Stevo

    San Diego

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The French Gourmet was a wonderful experience. We stopped for lunch on our way to an appointment, and boy was it worth the trip! The only drawbacks are its location and the size of the place. On Turquoise Street in north Pacific Beach, it's a bit of a trek to get to, and parking is hard to come by (as it is throughout PB). Inside, there are about 10 tables, and if the place were packed, it would be very crowded indeed. That said, I wouldn't hesitate to eat here any time of day. Our server, Antonio was the consummate host. Attentive but not obsequious, he took care of everything we needed or wanted, quickly and courteously. Prices are very reasonable, portions are generous, and the food is just outstanding! We had a bowl of French Onion Soup for starters, along with escargot. The soup was everything you'd expect, and the escargot were amazing. Of course, we sopped up every drop of garlic butter with the delicious crusty bread that arrived as soon as we sat down. My wife was hungry for breakfast, so she had the Churro French Toast. It was delicious, heaped with strawberries, and too much to eat in one sitting. I was wanting lunch, so I had the Steak Pommes Frites, a perfectly cooked flat-iron steak with Sauce Bearnaise and the most magnificent French fries! Of course we paid the $4 upgrade to truffle fries, and it was well worth it. The fries were crispy outside, creamy inside, and absolutely fantastic! A glass of the house Bordeaux went perfectly with the dish, and their price was so reasonable for bottles, we purchased two to go. Can't wait to enjoy this wine the next time we grill up a steak of our own. A stop by the pastry counter on the way out completed our adventure, and we nibbled samples of several delicious treats throughout the rest of the afternoon. Needless to say, the next time we're ANYWHERE nearby, we'll be stopping in again. THANK YOU for a thoroughly delightful dining experience!

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  10. Kelly

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was extremely loud, only one server so service was very slow and things were forgotten, she was very sweet though, just overwhelmed. Food was under seasoned and no salt and pepper on table.

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FAQs

The French Gourmet offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 488-1725 ext. 316.

The French Gourmet is rated 4.5 stars by 1508 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 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The French Gourmet

960 Turquoise Street, San Diego, CA 92109

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Cass Street
  • Neighborhood
    Pacific Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Continental, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is 15 minute parking in front of the bakery, and parking on nearby side streets.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (858) 488-1725 ext. 316
  • Catering
    Also a versatile San Diego catering company, our products are all prepared fresh daily on the premises. The dishes conjured up in our kitchen reflect a commitment to originality, freshness and the celebration of taste. Our knowledgeable sales team will work with you to create a menu and style that will compliment your event and your budget. As a local catering company, we can provide you with china, glassware, place settings, equipment rentals, servers and bartenders, and much more.
  • Private party contact
    Michel Malecot: (877) 926-3990
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