The Westgate Hotel - The Westgate Room

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$31 to $50
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Rich in French architectural details and pride of place as a San Diego icon, the Westgate Room restaurant is anchored in the finest of French culinary traditions. Join us and delight in Executive Chef Fabrice Hardel’s exquisite gourmet vision, where nostalgic French cuisine is given a modern gastronomic twist using fresh Californian flavors. Sparkling chandeliers, crisp table linens and the elegance of the Westgate’s heritage surroundings combine to make this a gourmet gem. On the menu, international wine pairings abound, while a rich palette of flavors lend contemporary French chic to the finest American regional and artisanal ingredients.
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vipKren
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED this jewel !! It was the best of everything and more!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful, small restaurant. It wasn't crowded when we went so it felt spacious and it was quiet. Food wasn't exceptional but it was good. Dessert is pretty untraditional. The tiramisu is a couple macarons, a chocolate roll and cream. Good, but not if your looking for traditional tiramisu. Same with the cheesecake.

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vipWestCoastGirl
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal. Service was impeccable. Can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice environment for dining

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RogerV
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Westgate Room - nice ambiance and good service. Regret that the crab cakes were a disappointment - bit soggy.

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vipZoeJ
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I dont know if the service was bad due to Restaurant week, but it took 30 mins for our server to realize that we hadn't even had our first course yet. The main entrees were served cold. 2 dishes were returned. Other patrons complained as well as their dishes were forgotten for 1 hour.

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FelicitasD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our best dining experiences downtown.
Atmosphere is formal and elegant.
Food is superb.
Service is extraordinary.

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clintr
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance, and service. Perfect experience!

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vipmichaelm
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service started off great. But somehow after we ordered our food which was early on took forever to come. Only an issue as we were catching a show at the Civic.

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vipPeterB
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We waited more than an hour for our entrees, noticing that several tables whose guests arrived after us had been served. We were repeatedly told that our food “would be right out.” No explanation was given. We arrived at 5:30 for our reservation and left shortly after 7:00. Because we had theater tickets, about which we told the waiter, we had to leave without eating. As we were getting up, we were told that our entrees were ready, but we would not have had time to eat. We were charged for the appetizer and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Four of us ate dinner at The Westgate Room before going to a show because of its convenience. For most of our meal, we were the only people eating there. The waiter was very nice, but service was slow. Three of us said the food was only average, the 4th liked his. Two of us had the ravioli and thought that for $26 we had had much better frozen ravioli from Trader Joe’s. We eat at fine dining establishments often. This did not make the cut in any way. As an aside, we had drinks in the bar before dinner. I ordered Campari and soda with a twist. I have been drinking this for over 20 years and have never been served a twist of lime. It tastes awful with lime.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was decent but took a very long time - even the appetizer.

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vipstevez
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best brunch in San Diego. Something for everyone in a rarely found elegant setting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Our greatest expectations are satisfied

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our NYE dinner date!

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FoodFreak
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent! The waiter was excellent! The restaurant was kept very cool for December 31st. I asked the waiter to turn the AC down which I think he did, but it wasn't enough. Many customers were wearing their coats during the meal, so it wasn't just me.

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vipkak6
San Diego
104 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The fish was fair, the potatoes in the gnocchi were underdone. The steak was good as were the squash. However the menu servings did not match the menu descriptions.

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vipRanchoDelReyFoodie
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place. Very good service and food. Excellent for pre or post theatre dinner

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HappyCouple
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I made the reservation specifying birthday, but not one word was mentioned about it. Other than that, Westgate is a lovely experience.

JD
vipJohnD
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastically and the holiday decorations were a lot of fun 🙂

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localmaven
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant on all fronts without being stuffy. The Westgate is, in every way, special occasion in the ambiance, the food and the service. Accomplishing all of this while making the diner feel, at all times, very comfortable is a rare feat.

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JimSSD
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully appointed hotel and restaurant. Service was great, attentive but not overly so. Overall a very nice dining experience before the theater.

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vipFoodTaster
San Diego
284 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service. Fabulous food and flavor. Fabulous intimate dining with friends.

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vipDisappointed
San Diego
66 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wanted a restaurant near the Civic Center for dinner prior to show. This lovely hotel and restaurant was perfect. Meals are reasonably priced, everything was prepared exactly as ordered. Will visit again.

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vipLisaC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very helpful and accommodating after a mixup with our reservation. Fantastic service.

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vipMrSanDiegoCFO
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Dining room seemed dated. Average age of other diners was “dead.” Past its prime.

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Wooship
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We stayed at the hotel and dined at the Westgate Room on Tuesday, 4/2/19. We were seeing Carmen at the Civic Theater and enjoyed the special “Opera Menu” that the Westgate Room offers. It was delicious, as usual. The crab cakes were crisp on the outside and fresh and moist in the inside. Soooo good. And the Baja Sea Bass with Parmesan Gnocchi was flakey and perfectly cooked. Very flavorful. It’s such a treat to dine here.

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vipSilke
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We were a group of four. My dinner, salmon, was very good. The other three had sea bass. Two were good, one was terrible. Very mushy and only warm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant and attentive service. Excellent food. Lovely ambiance

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SteveD
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hotel. We were treated like royalty. Thank you very much you made my wife’s birthday a complete success

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vipdBill
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was as good a usual. Service was a bit slow do to the pre-opera crowd. Still a top choice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was absolutely brilliant. I loved it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Westgate Room used to be one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego. The tableside ceasar salad and the incredible entrees complimented the decor of this dining room. This time the ceasar was mediocre without the burst of flavors from the lemon juice, egg, garlic and anchovies that it used to have. Gilberto would be sad to see it served that way. And unfortunately my entree (kurobutta pork chop) was flavorful but lukewarm at best when our table only had 4 guests. Even the after-dinner coffee was a bit tepid. I would maybe recommend the restaurant to others who are going to a nearby play in the future but probably not for the outstanding food that it once had a few years back. I would love to see Chef Fabrice bring back the quality to make finishing with Jazz in the lounge more magical.

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KFB1
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Before theatre dinner.

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vipRich
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent in every way

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vipLove2dineSD
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre opera dining
Excellent food service - and wine selection !!

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vipSilke
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Romantic dining room. Nice menu, delicious food. Great dining before opera and theatre visits.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and fabulous atmosphere!!

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vipBreeze
San Diego
198 reviews