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The Smoking Goat Restaurant, San Diego, CA

The Smoking Goat Restaurant

4.6
4.6
2556 Reviews
$30 and under
French American
The Smoking Goat is an award-winning California-French bistro located in the heart of North Park, San Diego. We have received the Gold Medallion for the best French Bistro in San Diego three years running.

Inspired by his European Farm-to-Table up-bringing and culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu Paris, Executive Chef and Owner Fred Piehl, marries classic French cuisine with the bounty of San Diego in a way that is rustic, yet refined, imaginative, yet unpretentious.

The dinners served feature in-season local, sustainable and organic ingredients and provide guests with a unique culinary experience, reminiscent of the European countryside.

Boasting a carefully selected wine and beer list and chef and bartender attention to select spirits to create craft house cocktails, The Smoking Goat assures there is always the correct pairing available.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French American, Contemporary French / American, French
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 955-5295
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Fred Piehl
  • Catering
    Please contact us if you are looking for divine French cuisine catered at your next event
  • Private party facilities
    We offer both large party bookings for 12 people or more, as well as Partial and Full restaurant Buy Out options. All with beautiful 3-Course Menus.
  • Private party contact
    alex_fatoohi@piehlgroup.com: (619) 955-5295
  • Neighborhood
    North Park
  • Cross street
    Upas St
  • Parking details
    30th, Upas, 29th, and Myrtle are the best locations to find parking.
  • Public transit
    Bus stop at 30th street and Upas
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,556 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

2,556 Reviews
  1. RonM

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food in San Diego, we were a party of six and all were very happy with the restaurant

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The appetizers were good. We had the NY steak and frites and ribeye and they were just ok. The fries were better than most restaurants. Our waiter was nice but a little slow because he was busy so we had to wait whenever we needed something.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The duck was moist and tender. My husband loved his salmon. My son ordered steak and ate every bite. No leftovers at our table. This was our third visit to Smoking Goat and we plan to return.Highly recommend!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The French onion soup was delicious. Paired it with steak and frites. The steak was a much larger portion than usual for this dish but you’ll hear no complaints from me about that. I managed to finish it all!

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  5. LizaT

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. One of my favorite restaurants. Everything in the menu is delicious. Prices are reasonable. The service is excellent and the ambience is cozy and nice. 

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  6. KevinB

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place but had to send back 3 items that were not hot 🥵 but I would definitely go back

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful service and food! Took my partner there to try something different. I had eaten here 10 years ago. Delightful still!

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  8. Sydney

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Scotty, was amazing and made everything even better! The octopus and escargot appetizers stole the show. The drinks were amazing. Our duck was delicious. The fries.. YUM! We had this on our list for a long time and it did not disappoint. Amazing spot, highly recommend!!

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  9. TomB

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    100% amazing service and excellent food. We had the cheese plate, grilled octopus with the French fries for starters. Everything was perfect. Then we had the special prime rib and one had the scallops. Again everything was delicious. Very creative drink menu along with a selection of wine. 3 of us dined and were were very impressed with the service and food.

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  10. George

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the ambiance and delicious food. We had the mussels, octopus, and escargot….Griddled banana bread for dessert which was outstanding. All yummy. We especially loved visiting with Alex.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Smoking Goat Restaurant using the Order Online button. The Smoking Goat Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 955-5295.

The Smoking Goat Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2556 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Smoking Goat Restaurant

3408 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Upas St
  • Neighborhood
    North Park
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French American, Contemporary French / American, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    30th, Upas, 29th, and Myrtle are the best locations to find parking.
  • Public transit
    Bus stop at 30th street and Upas
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Fred Piehl
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 955-5295
  • Catering
    Please contact us if you are looking for divine French cuisine catered at your next event
  • Private party facilities
    We offer both large party bookings for 12 people or more, as well as Partial and Full restaurant Buy Out options. All with beautiful 3-Course Menus.
  • Private party contact
    alex_fatoohi@piehlgroup.com: (619) 955-5295
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