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The Westgate Hotel - The Westgate Room

4.2
191 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Pre/post Theatre
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic, International
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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
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Phone number
(619) 238-1818
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Fabrice Hardel
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway
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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).
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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.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Wine

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.

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What 191 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our reservation was at 6:00 PM and we had tickets to the symphony at 8:00 PM. The service was so slow that we weren’t finished until 7:45. This included getting up from our seats and trying to find our waiter two times. We had to run to symphony and we still missed the first Piece.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food was amazing but service was a bit slow

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The pre-Broadway show dinner was very good. The salad was the best I've ever had in a restaurant and the house wine for that night was outstanding. The whole meal was excellent! Best we've ever had at Westgate!
The hotel room was also outstanding! Price was excellent for the amenities. The entire experience was wonderful! We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very good service and food in a lovely atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We were there to see a young performer named Jonathan Karrant who was entertaining out in the LOBBY... due to fact that the lounge is being remodeled. Decided to eat in the Westgate Room..... very , very nice place. Food was excellent, drinks were perfect, service was outstanding. The entertainer was the best part.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food was overly salted, instead of enhancing the taste of the food it was the taste of the food. My dinner consisted of two fair sized shrimp & one scallop and about three ounces of risotto. The pear salad was plentiful and good, the dessert was very good and noteworthy. Service was good though a bit to familiar. Room is classic.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was excellent. Service, not so much. Brought bread, but no bread plates or butter, had to ask. Had to ask every single time we wanted water. Never asked if we cared for another glass of wine. Felt like we had to tackle a waiter to get anything. But, food was excellent. I just expected a better level of service considering the numer of staff members on the floor. Disappointing.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We really enjoyed this pre-symphony dinner. Especially the vegan choice of ravioli! Elegant ambience, top notch food and service.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Quality dining—scallopsxnd shrimp cooked perfectly, and one seldom sees food that has been sous vide. Excellent service—attentive without hovering.

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2.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing food and service. Broadway menu is a real value for what you get.

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3.0Dined on January 25, 2018

We went for restaurant week lunch. The soup was just warm - not hot. The scallop & shrimp risotto was much too spicy. I believe my friend's short rib pasta was fine. I should have sent mine back.
Thank you,

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Theater dinner - great experience !!

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 9, 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!

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Westgate is quite lovely and service was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 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" !

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 28, 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!

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2.0Dined on December 27, 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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3.0Dined on December 25, 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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2.0Dined on December 24, 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined on November 23, 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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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on November 18, 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.

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was delicious , enjoyed lunch, great experience.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 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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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 25, 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!

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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