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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
After spending our 19th Wedding Anniversary there last year, we wanted to spend #20 there as well. Excellent choice, Again! We had the Escargot and Duck Confit with some great Pinot Noir.
The food, service and ambiance were perfect. We'll be back again, hopefully not waiting a whole year .
one of our favorite neighborhood places. Stable menu. Everything is good on it. we have tried most things. I gravitate towards the duck which is just yummy very authentic, very juicy, full of flavor, with nice brussel sprouts accompaniement. Steak, chops, moules , all excellent, so are first courses. My wife had salmon rillettes and salade frisees for a meal and it was great. Fine desert . Fine wine. It is all a short modest menu and wine list.. a classic bistro style, of a few good things well done. We always go back and are never disappointed .
Our server, Yo, is great as always. He's very attentive and helpful. Our food was delicious, our friend who ordered steak and frites asked for medium rare but steak was medium well. Thankfully they were nice enough to comp her dish. We always have a great experience here and highly recommend it!
The first time we at there the food was very good and we enjoyed ourselves. But with such a limited menu and not wanting to get the same thing, our choices were more limited. One of the specials was lamb stew. It was just okay but I felt it was overpriced at $26 and was not an exceptionally generous portion. The fish selection was trout and there was no other white fish. My wife does not eat any pork products, is not crazy about mussels and since she eats a lot of fish, she had to order the trout again. The restaurant was fairly busy and the service was great. I recommend it if you have not been there before, but we will take a break for a while and try some of the other French restaurants that have had good recommendations.
Our group of 3 was dining early on a Saturday, so it was very quiet because there were few people at that time. The service was diligent and professional and unobtrusive. Our food was delicious. I had the escargots, which were fabulous and the trout amandine, which was fine. Next time I'll order the moules, which I much prefer to the trout. One friend had the steak frites which was perfect and the other had the special a lamb stew, outstanding. I definitely want to return to explore the menu.
The service was very good and the staff was knowledgeable. We enjoyed a cheese plate and the foie gras and the recommended wine. Dinner was disappointing. I ordered the house special (baked salmon and green beans), but the fish was slightly under cooked and not well seasoned. Green beans were just ok. My wife ordered the duck which was moist and tasty,but the meal was not at all memorable. We ordered dessert and coffee next and again nothing special. I would have preferred smaller portions for both the chocolate mouse and the creme puff/fruit. Coffee was excellent. Total tab was about $150 including tip. Not interested in going back. Much better restaurants in Hillcrest. Still looking for an excellent French restaurant in town.
I took a friend here for her birthday and we had a fabulous dinner. We were deciding between three French restaurants and selected La Bonne Table based upon the menu and the reviews. We were not disappointed! The food was authentic and the service was excellent. It's a cozy spot ideal for get togethers with close friends or a date night.
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.
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