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About La Bonne Table
LA BONNE TABLE is a cozy and intimate restaurant in the heart of the bustling neighborhood of Hillcrest. We serve country french food in a bistro fashion. Our menu consists of classic french dishes, a modest but excellent selection that will change with the seasons. We offer a romantic atmosphere and elegant setting, full bar and french beer on tap. Reservations are recommended as seating is very limited in this exclusive restaurant. Bon Appetit!
San Diego, CA 92103
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm Sunday 11 am- 9 pm
$30 and under
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine
La Bonne Table Ratings and Reviews
This is the third time we've enjoyed this restaurant. The staff is attentive, the food excellent and the service is excellent. This restaurant has a small seating capacity so reservations are a must for late week and weekends. Our friend reported the martini was excellent. When it is full the "noise" level is higher but not uncomfortable.
Chose this quaint French restaurant to celebrate our anniversary while vacationing in San Diego (Escondido) at the Welk Resort. Changed our reservations four times while finally deciding on La Bonne Table and so glad we did. The drive in rush hour was an hour (Padres game night) but so worth it. The menu was somewhat limited but everything we had from appetizers to dessert was fabulous and the portions were quite generous at a comparatively small cost. Service was friendly, efficient and attentive. Definitely one of the best meals we have ever had. Would highly recommend for a special occasion.
The food was good. We both had the trout almondine. The fish was moist and flavorful and topped with asparagus spears. The decor was intimate and cozy. However, for the prices charged, the restaurant could spend some money to reupholster their chairs. They look as if they were salvaged from a thrift shop with splits and cracks on the seat bottoms.
I had read many glowing reviews about this neighborhood restaurant and finally decided to go with some friends. We were not disappointed! First, the ambiance of the place is darling and I noticed at least 3 young couples who looked as if they were on a romantic celebration or a first date. Second, the servers are helpful but not obtrusive which is nice since the place is very small. Third, everything we ordered was delicious, from the french onion soup, the salmon, the frisbee salad which was outstanding and the duchess and trout almandine. To cap it off we had a giant profiterole which we split 4 ways and was the perfect way to end our meal.
Adorable French restaurant with authentic décor and wonderful food. Reservations are highly recommended since this is a small and intimate place. The lovely interior has a set of French doors that open onto the outside terrace with a few tables that overlook 5th Avenue. The food is authentic French, escargot, foie gras and the best French baguette. We loved the delicious Frisee salad with toasted goat cheese and the kitchen kindly split the special of the evening for us which was a perfectly cooked 16oz Rib Eye steak with pomme frites that were obviously hand cut and possibly fried in duck fat(?). Excellent. We will make this one of our frequent dining spots.
It was very good and the service was too. I found it kind of hard to have a quiet conversation though because of the noise level, but i think it was probably due to the small space and a table of 4 being very loud and others had to raise their voices to converse, so it just snowballed. Very good experience though, and I loved the quaint little old house it's in.
No special occasion brought us to the restaurant. We liked the menu and both order duck. Our waiter was good, attentive, and not intrusive.
Our only objection to the ambiance was that it's noisy. People at the bar were loud and so were two couples having dinner by the front window. The restaurant advertises as "QUIET", but it isn't. Maybe a signs on the tables reminding people to keep their voices down in deference to other diners might be a good idea.
A truly French restaurant. Food was excellent, except for the scargot, service was great. It is a bit pricy but totally worth it. They helped me to celebrate my husband's birthday by making him feel special and giving him a free dessert wine. Specially recommended for couples or small group of friends, the place is small and cozy with a lot of charm.
My husband and I spent our anniversary night there. The dinner was superb! We couldn't finish the plentiful helpings and happily took it home. Honestly, it was as delicious the next day.
Our busboy and waiter were warm and welcoming.
It was, all in all, a lovely experience and I would definitely recommend it and we intend to go back.
A romántic gem in the heart of Hillcrest. If you're looking for a night out in a Bistro of the arrondissement of St. Germain without going to Paris, this is the place. Great food but on top of all, extraordinary ambiance.
First time at this very small restaurant. Appetizers, onion soup, salad above average. Duck and mussels, average. Service very good. Tables on top of each other, adjoining diners may as well be sitting at your table, everybody hears everybody's conversation.
Shouldn't let surroundings affect meal enjoyment, but it does.
This was my second time at La Bonne Table and it was as great as the first time. I went on a Thursday and a Wednesday and both times the restaurant was full by 7:30pm so definitely make a reservation regardless of the day!
The escargot is crazy good (although served literally boiling hot so be careful!). Last time I had the duck confit and this time I had the steak-frites and both were excellent. Service is great; the waiter was very knowledgeable and good at recommending wine pairings that really enhanced each dish. At one point I dropped my fork by accident and was brought a new one before I even had to ask. The crème brulee wasn't quite as bruleed as it could have been so it was a little soft and grainy at the edges, but I'll forgive it because it's absolutely amazing with their Sauternes by the glass.
Overall a great place for a date! The small and low-lit room is nice and romantic. It's on the pricey side but well worth it in my opinion. Will definitely be back.
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