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About The French Gourmet
Our restaurant serves California-influenced French cuisine in a quaint countryside environment. We are a long-time favorite of locals who appreciate the value of the menu and our extensive wine list. After more than three 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.
Breakfast and Lunch served daily; Dinner Tuesday-Saturday after 4pm.
San Diego, CA 92109
French, Fusion / Eclectic, American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast and Lunch: Daily: 8:00am -3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00 - 9:00pm (Closed Sunday & Monday nights)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(858) 488-1725 ext. 316
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.
There's 15 minute parking in front of the bakery, and parking on nearby side streets.
Private Party Facilities:
Our restaurant is available for private parties on Sunday and Monday evenings. We host large parties all the time in our restaurant even during regular service. Custom menus available. Consider us for your bridal shower, office holiday party or organization's meeting spot!
Private Party Contact:
Michel Malecot: (877) 926-3990
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The French Gourmet Ratings and Reviews
The host and waiters were pleasant and amiable. I love the paintings and the bakery near the restaurant. The space is intimate, so the noise level can be slightly too loud when it's busy, but overall the food and dessert were delicious. Great place, and I would love to visit again!
The food was a let down. Appetizers and dessert were good, but the sides for the main course were bland and boring. We also had issues with the temperatures of the meat we ordered. Overall, I did not thing it was worth the price, and probably won't be back.
My son and I enjoyed our dinner. The food was excellent. The table arrangement was just a little too cozy. We just got lucky that the table next to us who I felt like we are sharing our meal with were such fine people celebrating their parents 60th wedding anniversary.
I've always had wonderful meals here -- love their escargots, their cabernet-braised short ribs, their bouillabaisse, their desserts -- really, I've never had a bad dish here. Service is attentive, but discreet. And their prix fixe menu and restaurant week menus make their meals quite modestly priced. We always choose a table by the wall, so even when the restaurant is full, noise isn't a problem. No matter where else we've eaten in San Diego, The French Gourmet remains our favorite for an evening out.
This is a wonderful place, reminding me of a small neighborhood bistro in Paris. The place is small, the tables close together and the atmosphere very friendly. We will definitely be back again and again.
The food is classic french comfort food. And the service is excellent. Special note- the baguette was to die for! Perfectly done with a super-thin light crust - the best since the last visit to Europe.
Why oh why did I wait so many years to come here! My friend and I made a revservation for 5:30 and met at the restaurant at around 4:30pm to take a walk before we ate. What a perfect idea! We both kept commenting on how delicious the food was and the wait staff attentive and helpful. Do have the onion soup. A good French restaurant has yummy onion soup and The French Gourmet did not disappoint. Salmon was delish and the Chicken dish crispy and perfectly done. If you can have desert. If you can...
We have eaten at the French Gourmet for eight years and in the last two years, the restaurant has changed, not for the better. We will not be back after waiting 55 minutes for our dinner the other night with a waiter more concerned with setting tables than taking care of his patrons.
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