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The Smoking Goat Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1971 Reviews
$30 and under
French American

We have expanded our outdoor dining areas to continue to provide you with a safe and memorable dining experience.

The Smoking Goat is an award-winning California-French bistro located in the heart of North Park, San Diego.

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 an eclectic and carefully selected wine, beer, craft aperitifs and cocktail list with selections from both the old and new world, The Smoking Goat assures there is always the correct pairing available.

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Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French American, Contemporary French / American, French

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–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, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • PEI Mussels$15.00

    garlic, tomato, fennel, chorizo, grilled bread

    • Crispy Spanish Octopus$17.00

      wild arugula, romesco, fingerling potatoes

      • French Onion Soup$10.00

        veal bone broth, crouton, Swiss cheese

        • French Wedge$12.00

          gem lettuce, cherry tomatoes, Pt. Reyes blue cheese, Hobbs lardons, buttermilk dressing

          • Poached Pear Salad$12.00

            pistachio pesto, Pt. Reyes blue cheese, fresh and poached pears, champagne vinaigrette

            • Filet Mignon Steak Tartare$18.00

              mustard, cornichons, toast

              • Escargots à la Bourguignonne$13.00

                garlic & herb butter, toast

                • 2 Cheese Plate$17.00

                  select two cheeses from the cheese list below fresh & poached pear, fig jam, toast

                  • Duck Liver Pate$17.00

                    Pt. Reyes blue cheese, fresh and poached pear, toast

                    • Baked Brie$10.00

                      pistachio, cranberry, honey

                      Entrées

                      • 14oz Bone in New York Strip$40.00

                        duckfat truffle fries, red wine bordelaise sauce

                        • Duroc Pork Chop$36.00

                          mashed potatoes, broccolini, red pepper basquaise

                          • ½ Gone Straw Farms Chicken$28.00

                            mashed potatoes, fall vegetable mélange, herbed jus

                            • Maine Diver Scallops$34.00

                              acorn squash risotto, green apple & fennel salad, espelette

                              • Scottish Salmon$28.00

                                parsnip puree, spinach, du puys lentils, lemon beurre blanc

                                • Wild Mushroom Linguini$25.00

                                  wild mushrooms, roasted garlic cream, cauliflower puree, Pecorino Romano

                                  • Lamb Bolognese$25.00

                                    rigatoni pasta, Parmesan

                                    Cheese

                                    $10

                                    • Morbier

                                      cow, semi-firm, France

                                      • Mimolette

                                        cow, firm, France

                                        • Pt. Reyes Blue

                                          Raw cow, semi-soft, USA

                                          • Boschetto al Tartufo

                                            sheep, semi-firm, Italy

                                            Desserts

                                            • Crème Brulee$10.00

                                              vanilla bean

                                              • Griddled Banana Bread$12.00

                                                bananas foster, vanilla ice cream

                                                • Flourless Chocolate Cake$12.00

                                                  brandied cherries, whip

                                                  • Goat Cheese Cheesecake$12.00

                                                    fruit, whip

                                                    Sides

                                                    • Duckfat Truffle Fries

                                                      pecorino romano, mustard aioli

                                                      • Macaroni & Cheese

                                                        yellow & white cheddar

                                                        • Organic Market Vegetable

                                                          changes daily, ask your server!

                                                          Craft Cocktails

                                                          • Lily Rose$12.00

                                                            lillet rosé, soju, lemon, basil

                                                            • French 75$12.00

                                                              Soju, lemon, Brut

                                                              • Mule$12.00

                                                                Soju, ginger beer, apple cider, lime

                                                                • On the Rocks$12.00

                                                                  Han Soju with a twist

                                                                  Sparkling Wine by the Glass

                                                                  • J. Laurens, Brut, Limoux, FR$11.00

                                                                    • J. Laurens, Brut Rose, Limoux, FR$11.00

                                                                      White Wine by the Glass

                                                                      • The Smoking Goat, Bordeaux Blanc 2017 Bordeaux$11.00

                                                                        • Land of Saints, Sauvignon Blanc 2018 Santa Barbara$10.00

                                                                          • Grgich Hills, Fume Blanc 2016 Napa$14.00

                                                                            • Tablas Creek, White Rhone Blend 2017 Paso Robles$13.00

                                                                              • Hill Family, Chardonnay 2018 Napa Valley$14.00

                                                                                Rosé Wine by the Glass

                                                                                • The Smoking Goat, By Château des Gravières 2016 Bordeaux$12.00

                                                                                  Red Wine by the Glass

                                                                                  • Pence, Pinot Noir 2018 Santa Rita Hills$15.00

                                                                                    • Robert Biale, 'Black Chicken' Zinfandel 2018 Napa Valley$17.00

                                                                                      • Franciscan, Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Napa Valley$113.00

                                                                                        • The Smoking Goat, Bordeaux Rouge 2015 Bordeaux$13.00

                                                                                          • La Bastide Saint Vincent, Cotes du Rhone 2017 France$10.00

                                                                                            • Broc Cellars 'Love Red' California 2018 France$11.00

                                                                                              served chilled

                                                                                              Sweet Wine & Apertifs

                                                                                              • Lillet Rose, Bordeaux$12.00

                                                                                                • Lillet Rouge, Bordeaux$12.00

                                                                                                  • Bonal Gentiane-Quina, Grand Chartreuse Mtns$12.00

                                                                                                    • 2009 Chateau Dauphine, Loupiac Cuvee d'Or, Bordeaux$12.00

                                                                                                      • 2011 Chateau Dauphine, Loupiac, Bordeaux$15.00

                                                                                                        • Ruby Port, Ferreira, Portugal$12.00

                                                                                                          • Sherry, Lustau, Solera 'East India' Jerez$12.00

                                                                                                            • Sherry, Lustau, Amontillado, Los Arcos$12.00

                                                                                                              Draft Beer

                                                                                                              • Kronenbourg 1664 Lager 5.0% France$8.00

                                                                                                                • Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc, Spiced, Witbier 5.0% France$8.00

                                                                                                                  • Societe 'The Coachman' Session IPA 4.9% San Diego, CA$9.00

                                                                                                                    • Bells 'Two Hearted' IPA 7% San Diego, CA$9.00

                                                                                                                      Non-Alcoholic

                                                                                                                      • Mexi-Coke$4.00

                                                                                                                        • Diet Coke$3.00

                                                                                                                          • Sprite$4.00

                                                                                                                            • Virgin Moscow Mule$6.00

                                                                                                                              • Blackberry Smash$6.00

                                                                                                                                Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                What 1,971 people are saying

                                                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                4.6
                                                                                                                                4.6 based on recent ratings
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                                                                                                                                1. JA

                                                                                                                                  JAO3

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  47 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  47 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Shawn did a nice job managing our slow to decide group and helped add to an enjoyable evening of good food, wine, and friendship.

                                                                                                                                2. AS

                                                                                                                                  AndrewS

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Service was wonderful and attentively. I enjoy this place with their steak frites.

                                                                                                                                3. AM

                                                                                                                                  AnnM

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Deceptively simple menu produces consistently excellent meals with friendly, perfectly-paced service in a fun, relaxed setting.

                                                                                                                                4. MT

                                                                                                                                  MelissaT

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Fantastic service and great food. We had the steak frites, chicken and wine.

                                                                                                                                5. H

                                                                                                                                  matthewH

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Whenever I try a new French restaurant for the first time, I ALWAYS order the pommes frites. If you can't get the basics right...then I its not worth exploring the menu. Smoking Goat pommes frites was OUTSTANDING! The steak was perfectly prepared and the frites had just the right balance of kosher salt, truffle, and a light dusting of aged cheese. My daughter had the Scottish salmon. I did not even know that salmon has a brogue. Ours was saying (in Scots Gaelic) "BLASTA"....this food is delicious. Great service. Wonderful ambiance. Highly recommend the Smoking Goat for whatever special occasion you have...or simply every Wednesday and Friday.

                                                                                                                                6. N

                                                                                                                                  Neener

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                  The server was lovely. Everyone else working in the restaurant was kind and professional. Things were a bit slow but overall a nice experience. Only minor inconvenience was that the server wasn’t very pleasant, she seated walk-ins before us and we had to wait 20 min despite having a reservation.

                                                                                                                                7. RD

                                                                                                                                  RyanDz93

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                  I’m a Chef. And the Food was ok. It was pretty basic food and I would say it’s not seasonal. It’s better off to just try more of the appetizers and not go for the entrees. The service was terrible. Specified that it was our Anniversary dinner and at no point during the whole night was it brought up by the front of the house and not even a small gesture for it. Server took 15 minutes for water, 10 minutes for drinks, and another 10 to come take our order. When we asked for our check he decided to then take a party of 15 order first then bring the check to us. Happy we tried it but won’t return to eat again.

                                                                                                                                8. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Good food and service. I like swordfish cooked thoroughly and mine needed a bit more time, so that was disappointing. Pork chop & mushroom pasta came out great. Decent wine, great salad & dessert.

                                                                                                                                9. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  We love the smoking goat! Everything there is so good and flavorful. The Smoking Goat estate wines are also perfect. Lindsey gave us great service and knew all the specials so well and we did try them. Highly recommend the burrata salad and wish it was a regular menu item. Will be back again.

                                                                                                                                10. S

                                                                                                                                  Shari

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  39 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  39 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Went for Mother’s Day. Crowded but that’s expected. Sat in outdoor covered patio area and even though it was cool and breezy outside, temp there was perfect. I ordered the duck and it was excellent. Others had steak frites and chicken and both were good. Baked Brie appetizer was also very good. Nice combo of sweet/salty and textures with the cranberries and pistachios. Wish I’d had room for dessert. Will have to come again.

                                                                                                                                11. s

                                                                                                                                  seyval

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                  A good place to eat, especially for special occasions.

                                                                                                                                12. r

                                                                                                                                  restaurantlover

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  19 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Great food. The waiter seemed to want to rush us, but we had a great time. Recommend it. Food is excellent.

                                                                                                                                13. M

                                                                                                                                  Mark

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                  It was just ok. Not cheap, look at the places next door or across the street first.

                                                                                                                                14. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Our server Daren, I think was his name, was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine options and helped us decide on both wine and appetizers. We loved everything ! He was very attentive and personable. We will definitely be back soon!

                                                                                                                                15. HE

                                                                                                                                  HappyEater

                                                                                                                                  Jacksonville

                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Outstanding food and service. Wild mushroom pasta for me (yum) and duck for my BF, who said it was best meal he had while in San Diego. I agree. Waiter was prompt and friendly, made great recommendations.

                                                                                                                                16. B

                                                                                                                                  Barndwellers

                                                                                                                                  Seattle

                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Birthday dinner for my 26 year old son, his girlfriend and my wife. Server was knowledgeable and provided good suggestions. Pork chop was great and mushroom linguini was also very good. Steak and salmon dishes were lacking. Steak contained more than average amount of gristle and salmon seemed old rather than fresh. Nice place, but food was inconsistent.

                                                                                                                                17. MK

                                                                                                                                  MichaelK

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                  Great food and wine. Definitely worth checking out.

                                                                                                                                18. RM

                                                                                                                                  RicardoMaloof

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Was great all around! Wonderful food; large portion and very tasty.

                                                                                                                                19. C

                                                                                                                                  Consul

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Great escargots Prime Rib was the special of the day and was superb.

                                                                                                                                20. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Great ambiance and good, waiter wasn’t that friendly.

                                                                                                                                21. W

                                                                                                                                  Willf

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  21 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Great food and service. Our waiter Alan made some fabulous wine recommendations to accompany the meal. Takes a while to find parking in the area but well worth the effort.

                                                                                                                                22. GL

                                                                                                                                  GLee

                                                                                                                                  Portland

                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  The food and atmosphere were just as we remembered during our first visit. Allan provided a wonderful dining service, and reaffirmed our decision to return to The Smoking Goat. We will be back!

                                                                                                                                23. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  A first for us in Smoking Goat and will definitely return. Loved the ambiance, the food was delicious and service great!

                                                                                                                                24. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  This was our first time here and we absolutely loved our food and our waiter was so nice and knowledgeable about what he recommended. Overall great experience, will definitely come back again.

                                                                                                                                25. MT

                                                                                                                                  MiguelT

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  This was my first experience at The Smoking Goat, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised and will certainly be coming back. The service was fantastic and very attentive; they were very polite, and the food was very delicious! Great location and atmosphere.

                                                                                                                                26. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Outstanding cuisine, wine, atmosphere and service. Truly a 5-star experience due to their effort, attention to detail, and quality dishes.

                                                                                                                                27. C

                                                                                                                                  Captpjn

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                  We like the Duck, Pork Chops, Steak Frites, and Swordfish, Griddled Banana Bread, and Goat Cheese Cheesecake....so that would be everything we have eaten there so far!

                                                                                                                                28. AN

                                                                                                                                  AlysonN

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Good service, fun atmosphere and great food! Ordered the grilled octopus, baked Brie and special salad for appetizers. Everything was so good. Definitely recommend the baked Brie. For entrees we ordered the duck, grilled pork chop, steak frites and a side of Mac n cheese to share. Again, all amazing dishes. I am not usually a fan of duck but this was so good! All meats were perfectly cooked and food came out hot and perfectly seasoned. The mac n cheese was perfect as well! Highly recommend this place. Would also recommend making reservations if you go on a weekend.

                                                                                                                                29. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Our meal was amazing. Allan , our server, was very attentive and always made sure that we enjoyed our meal. After finishing about meal Victor, the chef, came out to speak to us and to see how we liked the prime rib. When Allan brought out the flourless chocolate cake with a birthday candle he sang Happy Birthday and the other people in the restaurant join in thinking bit was an overall test experience.

                                                                                                                                30. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                  We’ve been here 2 times now, our first experience was better than tonight, nothing wrong happened tonight, the first time just left a better impression on us. I’ve told many people about this restaurant due to our first experience, tonight was a little different, felt less special and more about “do you want more food” and “do you want another drink” whereas the first experience felt more personable and engaging.

                                                                                                                                31. SB

                                                                                                                                  SteveB

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  The food is delicious and I greatly appreciate the chef’s accommodating my dietary needs. The flourless chocolate cake is a perfect nightcap to complete a memorable meal

                                                                                                                                32. VP

                                                                                                                                  VanessaP

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Excellent food & service. Everything we had was wonderful from appetizers to desserts. We will be back and definitely recommend it.

                                                                                                                                33. m

                                                                                                                                  meganlucey

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Amazing food and great restaurant. The duck liver pate is one of the best (if not the best) in town. I enjoy the baked brie and the salmon. My partner enjoys the pate and the steak. Their creme brulee is amazing as well. Their wine list is great as well. Unfortunately they only have soju cocktails, rather than hard alcohol. We go to the Smoking Goat for all occasions and highly recommend. It is moderately priced for a restaurant of this quality.

                                                                                                                                34. TJ

                                                                                                                                  TiffanyJ

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                  The food was absolutely amazing. Baked brie and duck pate were superb. However, we were seated over half an hour after our reservation time and service was slow.

                                                                                                                                35. b

                                                                                                                                  bikingrita

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Other than having to wait 10 minutes to be seated with our reservation, it was delightful.

                                                                                                                                36. v

                                                                                                                                  valerien

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                  The service was not up to the level. The food was average.

                                                                                                                                37. D

                                                                                                                                  Disappointed

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Absolutely fantastic. All of the entree were incredible. The appetizers and desserts were great too, but the entree was the star of the show.

                                                                                                                                38. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  15 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Dinner was amazing! The duck pâté was probably the best pâté I have ever had in my life! The entrees that we both had were also both amazing, (steak & frites, and the pork), the truffle fries were stunning and for dessert I would highly recommend the goat cheese cheesecake and the crème brûlée.

                                                                                                                                39. n

                                                                                                                                  nicole

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  My buddy and I visited during restaurant week! OMG! A 3 course meal, for an amazing price. The food was divine!!! Our server was so attentive and full of recommendations. I had the baked brie as an appetizer ( I could've liked the hot skillet clean), the duroc pork chop (cleaned that bad boy) and then for the finale, the goat cheese cheesecake.....I went to heaven! I for sure will return with the rest of my posse!

                                                                                                                                40. EF

                                                                                                                                  EricaF

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                  I love the Smoking Goat, but their restaurant week experience wasn’t as great as when you just make a reservation. It was extremely crowded and loud, and some of the food we received came out cold. The duck was delicious, however we felt that the sautéed spinach and sides with it could’ve been more creative. Our waiter was great.

                                                                                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                  • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                                • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                  • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                  • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                  • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                                • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                  • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                                • Screening

                                                                                                                                  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                                  • Staff temperature check required

                                                                                                                                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 1971 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                                                                                Google Map for The Smoking Goat Restaurant

                                                                                                                                3408 30th St San Diego, CA 92104

                                                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                                                                  Upas St

                                                                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                  North Park

                                                                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                  Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                • 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, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, 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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