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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.
San Diego, CA 92101
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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).
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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.
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
Short ribs were tough & with inedible grizzled. Shrimp risotto was overcooked & oily. Salad used old wilting lettuce. Maitre'd was kind & helpful. Staff tried hard to please. Atmosphere reveals old Hotel elegance BUT there has been no attempt to keep the room in good condition. An old & worn feeling.
We went here for dinner before seeing Hamilton at the SD Civic Theater. Got there at 6 PM and had a nice relaxing dinner. My Steak Frites was perfectly cooked, but I prefer my vegetables a little more done, as the Brussels sprouts were like slightly cooked rocks. My wife has scallops and shrimp risotto which was scrumptious but lite on shrimp (2) and scallops (1). The wine was very good as was my Stone IPA! No desert, as we were trying to watch our sugar intake!
The service was excellent and the dining room quiet and conducive to conversation!
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.
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" !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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