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About The Westgate Hotel - The Westgate Room

In an elegant and classic European décor, fine dining connoisseurs will enjoy a contemporary cuisine that reinvents classic dishes that enchant the senses. Executive Chef Fabrice Hardel has been inspired to blend the finest California ingredients with the traditions of French gastronomy. While offering unparalleled service, The Westgate Room is the ideal setting for a breakfast, lunch or an intimate dinner where conversations sparkle, complimented by a selection from our extensive liberation menu. Open Table Diners' Choice winner in 2017!
AFTERNOON TEA - Enjoy a respite from the ordinary at the Westgate’s Afternoon Tea. Relax to the melodious sounds of a harp while you indulge in a delightful array of delicious tea sandwiches, pastries, scones and seasonal berries. Traditional Tea Service is every Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 2:30 until 5pm (seating time 2:30-3:30pm). Private teas can be arranged for your group. In addition to formal teas, champagne and wine are available.

1055 Second Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, International

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Afternoon Tea: Fri-Sun: 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 238-1818

Website:
http://www.westgatehotel.com/

Parking Details:
We offer 24 hour valet parking for hotel and dining guests. The Westgate Room, Plaza Bar validate parking for three hours at a charge of $10.00
Directions to Hotel Parking:
Please proceed to end of Second Avenue and turn right immediately before trolley tracks, ignoring the "Left turn only" signs (it is OK to turn right if turning into the hotel).

Executive Chef:
Fabrice Hardel

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Valentine's Day
Four-course dinner $79/$99 with wine pairing per person(tax and gratuity additional)Two seatings available 6:00pm and 8:30pm Featuring live music.

Private Dining

The Westgate Hotel offers a variety of private dining options. From social lunches and teas to large-scale receptions, the Catering Services team at The Westgate Hotel will help you host an event to remember.

The Westgate Hotel - The Westgate Room Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

76% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (9)
Special Occasion (9)
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Good for a Date (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Business Meals (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Romantic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Authentic (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

The Westgate room is screaming for a major remodel. It's like stepping back in time in a bad way. Sterile, dull, boring. Four of us dined, two had good food, two had below average food. I just could not recommend this place with so many great, fun venues available downtown.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Perfect place for dinner before theatre! Park there and walk over in 2 minutes! They offered a nice 3 course pre theatre menu at a great price and service was quick!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Westgate is quite lovely and service was outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Immediately after exiting from the first performance of " Hamilton" at the civic theater last Saturday we ( 2 couples) dined at the Westgate Hotel - Westgate room . Due to the fact that both pre and post theater guests would be present , there was a very reasonable fixed menu with a entree choice between Ravioli, Steak and salmon.. My starter was a nice and unusual split pea soup ( red in color) and I finished off with a beautiful Creme Brulee for dessert. Wine was included. The elegance of the hotel and good friends made the evening very special. And of course "Hamilton" !

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Absolutely lovely evening. Just a little cold temperature wise. They did change that when I told them I was cold.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Everything about our evening was great except they forgot to make my wife's entrée, and then they tried to charge me for it. My food was delicious and we enjoyed ourselves very much except for the one mistake. We are planning on going back again!

Tags: Seasonal, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Only selection of Chardonnay by the glass was an awful $10 JLorre.This was a high end restaurant !
When I ordered it and took a sip I called over the waiter, who later tells me he is the manager. I asked him to take away the
wine and bring me a kir royale. He asked me what that was!!!! Really, the manager??? I told him to ask the bartender.
My entree was a steak which was so tough my knife could not cut into it. No one came over to see how we were enjoying our meal! I repeat, this was a high end restaurant!
My girlfriend asked for a cup of coffee at the end of the meal. When she asked for a little more, the "manager" said there were no second cups because she had a special coffee. No one told her about any special coffee when she ordered! So, no second cup.
When the bill of $150.00 arrived I noticed that I was charged for the $10 wine I sent back. I questioned this because I thought
it was so low class to bill me for it. The "manager" said it was not their fault I didn't like it!
That was really enough of the bad experience. I asked to see the manager and then he informed me that he was the manager.
Can't the Westgate Room do better than this?
Needless to say, I won't be back. I will also discourage my friends and acquaintances from dining at this restaurant.
Cecelia Post

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

My family and I came for Christmas dinner and were nicely accommodated in the back corner of the Westgate Room because we had a baby. The service was fine although we had to ask for refills of few things. But the 4 course meal was not good. There was a lobster with ravioli which was cold and a steak with peppercorn sauce that was so salty it was inedible. I liked the appetizer of a scallop and purée and the dessert but overall was sadly disappointed in the dinner. My husband was extremely disappointed. But the ambience of the hotel was so festive that it was nice just to be there for the evening.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The service was very good but the food was
Horrible! Realize it was a fixed menu for Christmas Eve but there wasn’t anyone dining and the food was not warm at all. The steak was so tough I just quit trying. It’s sad because I love this hotel. Try the bar food, it looked good.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 20, 2017

A very enjoyable experience and a very elegant room. You feel like you are somewhere very nice for a couple of hours.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Exceeded my expectations! i am very particular about food and restaurants, but this was wonderful all around! the Lunch pricing was not too astronomical either, considering the quality of food and service you received.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Sit down Thanksgiving dinner. Bright lights, no music, no candlelight on the tables. Slow service. Two of six entrees delivered incorrectly. Grumpy waiter. Bill was miscalculated. Unfortunate choice for a special occasion. Unacceptable for a restaurant at this price level.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Ambiance, service excellent. Was disappointed in turkey and dressing...average quality/taste. Expected more from Westgate. Would try different entree next visit. Other courses were excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Unbeknownst to us, they do not do a ‘quick dinner’ before a theater performance. The dining experience takes quite a bit of time. So, we opted to dine in the bar - for Happy Hour. It was unfortunate, because the wait staff in the dining room are quite courteous. The same cannot be said of the bartender. We did have a ‘quick dinner’ before our performance. But, the bartender is not what you would call ‘customer friendly’. He insisted on us paying for a meal that we returned - he stated, “you ordered it, you pay for it”. When I countered with “I’m allergic to one of the ingredients”, the reply was “you should’ve read the menu more carefully” (that ingredient was not listed). When I moved to look at the menu, he relented to deduct the item from the bill. His reply was, “sorry, I’m just doing my job”.
I might try the dining room. But, I will never return to the bar.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was delicious , enjoyed lunch, great experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We've been to the Westgate many times and will certainly return. We feel the ambience, service, and especially food is outstanding.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 5, 2017

This is a very old school restaurant in terms of the decor and the great service. The food was great. I really enjoyed the scallop salad. The soup was awful, served from the buffet. Quiet place for an important business lunch. convenient location, valet parking. I didn't pay, but it is pretty pricey.

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

This hotel restaurant is VERY over priced for a salad and hamburger.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 26, 2017

The wife and I were impressed with the service and the timing of our food. I can't think of anything thing bad to say about Westgate. We'll be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food was excellent. The service was horrible. We were seated and not given drink menus at the start. Despite trying multiple times to stop someone and get a drink menu, it was to no avail. Once we were able to place a drink menu, it took forever for anyone to come take our order. The plates were basically just dropped in front of us on the table, not 'placed'. We ordered the baked Alaskan and I was slightly burned when it was brought to the table. It was served on an almost flat plate, the liquor slushing around and already on fire. To top it off, the waiter again just plopped it onto the table without any concern for the potential to harm someone. I had my hand on my wine glass and ended up being slightly burned by the flames. I would definitely not bring anyone back here. Its a shame, because the food was awesome.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Love eating at the Westgate, after stay always look forward to getting a great breakfast before we leave town. Westgate is just a great hotel to stay at large rooms great service

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Good place to enjoy fine food in a quiet, comfortable environment.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Outstanding meal and service. Food was delicious. Best clam chowder I have ever had.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Very strange and awkward service. They are trying to be fancy, but don't know how to do it. Apparently it doesn't matter what you actually order off of the menu, they bring out what they like and how they want to present. I ordered crab pasta and was brought ravioli. But we didn't see a waiter for at least 20 minutes after our order was delivered so I just ate it. It was good, just not what I ordered. Although I did not order all of the sand that came with the clams.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Since the moment we got their our server was friendly and helpful. Great selection on the wine list and the dinner menu. Everything was delicious with a 5 star service!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 30, 2017

The Westgate Room is a lovely more formal venue with a classic French-American cuisine and excellent service.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 28, 2017

ALways a pleasure!! Great crab cakes and ravioli !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The Westgate Room is a throw-back to hotel dining in the 50s-60s except the food is much better than it was then. An elegant, sophisticated decor, white linen, formal service staff, but an updated menu of higher quality. It is quiet and definitely for the older crowd. I doubt that millennial would be comfortable here but there parents certainly would. My wife and I had a lovely meal for the second time and will likely return again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 25, 2017

We love coming here before the Opera at the Civic Center. The Seafood chowder was delicious as was my salmon entre. Not overdone (which is how 90% of restaurants serve it). My husband had the beef tenderloins and and said they were done just right. He ate every bite of the very generous portion. In fact, we too full for dessert. The Westgate Room is so beautiful and the service is attentive without being annoying.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 13, 2017

The food was good and the everyone was gracious and accommodating. My mother enjoyed the decor and she looks forward to going there again.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Good pre-theater meal in a very lovely space. Service was formal but quite detached with little personal contact (some people may like that). No one asked if we were enjoying the meal. Food was good, but with muted flavors and on the bland side. Very quiet in the heavily-furnished, high-ceilinged room.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 26, 2017

This restaurant is a long standing downtown dining icon which has retained it's patina and food/service standard.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 20, 2017

While visiting San Diego we popped in for a last minute luncheon. Food was excellent and service was great.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This is a romantic place that has a Eoropean kind of ambiance. There were many servers attending to you, they were very professional and gracious. The service was fast! The food was excellent! I felt like I was at the Ritz Carlton for a couple of hours. Highly recommended for dates, business conversations, important gatherings, anniversaries, etc. it was not that very expensive either! Overall, it's an excellent place to have a great dining experience!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The ambience is superb, quiet and elegant. The food was delightfully prepared and presented leaving us fully satisfied. Have been there many times and will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Food was great, Dine about town 2017 menu. Had short rib and miso cod, both prepared very well. Staff very attentive, maybe a bit eager to please :) overall great experience, nice venue for a date.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2017

The Westgate has one of the best chefs in San Diego preparing some of the best cuisine. The dining room is beautiful & best described as baroque. The perfect special occasion place. Within easy walking distance to the Spreckles and Civic Theatres.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 19, 2017

I had the prawns over risotto and it was amazing.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 18, 2017

This was our first visit and we selected from the Restaurant Week menu and wines. We dined before attending a San Diego Repertory Theatre performance of "Our Great Tchaikovsky." The service and dinner were spectacular. Our thanks to the staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Very gracious and elegant. Service impeccable. Lovely.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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