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!
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
La Bonne Table Ratings and Reviews
the service was excellent. the food was ...
the service was excellent. the food was very good, good enough to warrant another visit to the restaurant. portions were generous and flavors were distinct. the small setting meant that it was quiet, great break from the too big and too noisy places.
Classic French food! Small menu done wel ...
Classic French food! Small menu done well! We will certainly be back and invite our French friends to join us. Chef Renault Tristan, a Parisian, really knows how to prepare the classics! Thank you et á bientôt!!
(Better than) Paris in San Diego
Superb, at least the equal of much of the cuisine we had in Paris just a couple of weeks ago. Service is excellent and the atmosphere is intimate and friendly.
Very charming and cozy like you are dini ...
Very charming and cozy like you are dining in an old world cottage. Service and food also excellent.
this was our second visit. delicious food and the waiter is also awesome........
Very nice but could have been a little b ...
Very nice but could have been a little better as no ice tea there
Very good duck and lamb, excellent pate.
Small and intimate restaurant. Very nice. Parking can be a challenge since it is in Hillcrest area, but that's not their fault. We had a very pleasant dinner and will definitely return.
Excellent in every way.
Excellent in every way.
A wonderful place for any kind of meal with a lover, family or friends. Ambience is wonderful, service superb, and food is excellent. A great place to go to talk and enjoy, there aren't any better.
Good buy limited menu
La Bonne Table is a very cute restaurant in Hillcrest and the service was good. However, since they serve seasonal food, their menu is not on their website. I found the menu to have a very limited selection so there was only one entree that suited my taste.
duck confit craving satisfied
We went here to celebrate our anniversary. Food was perfect, duck confit and French onion soup are perfect. We were greeted by a really nice waiter with champagne in his hands for us. I put on the reservation that it is our anniversary and the complimentary champagne was unexpected but was truly appreciated and enjoyed. Thank you La Bonne for making our special day a truly special one. We will definitely come back.
We always enjoy this intimate and unpretentious bistro. the service is impeccable and the food always delicious. It's a great place to dine and converse because it's quiet and quaint with a relaxing vibe.
Service was amazing...perfect.
Service was amazing...perfect.
Cute Frenchy place!
Been here many times, before and after, the place was remodeled! Always enjoy food and services in such a cute, cozy place!
I wish the food could match it's cozy decor.
First off, Antoinette is very professional and an asset to the place. She is very welcoming. The decor is absolutely right. They got the feel and look right. I felt I was in a little West Village (NYC) restaurant. However, the food was good, but not good enough to make another trip.
Best Bouillabaisse I've eaten and I live ...
Best Bouillabaisse I've eaten and I lived in San Francisco for 4 years, where they've a few great French restaurants. Can't wait to have my Duck Confit again though... Love how this place reminds me of Washington, DC.
La Bonne Table c'est bonne
Absolutely fantastic dining experience. The food was incredible, the service spot-on, and the ambience delightful. Small, intimate setting which I loved. Went with two friends for an evening out. Fro starters, we ordered the French onion soup. Hands down the best I've ever tasted! We then split the steak frites and duck confit. Plenty for all and even had some leftovers. I would recommend this restaurant to pretty much anyone. But I don't think it would be considered a "family" restaurant, since it's so small and a disruptive child would really put a damper on the other diner's evening. A must try!
French cuisine in Bankers Hill
A cozy French bistro. Would definitely go back again. My only quibble is that from the time we sat down until the main course was served, took 45 minutes. Just a tad long. All told, a wonderful dining experience.
Very cozy place for romantic date
We really enjoyed the dinner at La Bonne Table. My husband was some sort of sceptical of going to the french place, because he isnt a big fan of this cuisine (all these frogs, etc..). but he really loved his steak, and i was wowed by the duck that i got. And coctails are fantastic! The only thing i didnt like was the table - it was really french=small. Sometimes it was not enough space for our plates.
We love this restaurant
We try to find a reason to come from North County into San Diego so we can have dinner at La Bonne Table. We've been there at least 6 times and have never been disappointed.
We really enjoyed our dinner here. The ...
We really enjoyed our dinner here. The service was a bit slow, but everything else was wonderful. We had the Bouillabaise and Confit de Canard. Both meals were delicious. We'll be returning soon and would recommend this for couples on date night.
Couldnt have asked for a more romantic date night.
Attentive and fantastic service from Yo. Romantic and relaxed atmosphere with lovely French music.
Would be nice if they gave points for Opentable.
Quaint, small, romantic, and attentive. The paned glass in the French doors open up to an outside patio, which would be excellent for a warm summer night. We stayed indoors as the outdoor temp was chilly. My girlfriend ordered red wine and I had my usual, sparkling water. She is typically is Malbec drinker, but the waiter suggested she try an alternate red (and offered a taste) and he was right. It's wine, so YMMV. My girlfriend likes Malbec, Syrah, and Lodi Old Vine Zins, so I hope that helps you decide if it's right for you. Our waiter offered bread and butter as we waited. We agreed to have the onion soup, which I've never been a fan of (not here, but in general). Being a nice boyfriend, I agreed to share an order with my SO and I found it to be wonderful. What a surprise. The gruyere was flavorful, the onions were a good texture, and the bread held up. I had the hangar steak, which I found to be prepared amazingly well, pink straight through and with a crispy shell. +1 for the chef! However, the quality of the meat wasn't as amazing as their chef was capable. The peppercorn sauce made up for the minor miss by a landslide. OMG, that sauce. Get some. My girlfriend had a trout almandine and she seemed nonplussed about it. I tried it and it seemed okay, but not very flavorful. Great prep, just sorta plain. I admit that the strong peppercorn sauce that was residually lingering on my palate probably made it taste more plain than it was. Despite my limitations, my girlfriend agreed. She didn't finish her fish. Dessert was the creme brulee and it was very traditional creme brulee... nothing fancy, but good. Our server was prompt, yet not overbearing, which is the way we like it. Anyway, this is the place you want to take a date. It isn't chic, fab, trendy, or modern. It is old school French and it is a place you will like coming to again and again.
Great food Small portions
My daughter and I recently had a wonderful lunch at Chez Panisse. She got a pasta dish and I got a pork dish Both were cooked to perfection and however the portions were small. I was still hungry and even the delicious dessert wasn't enough.
Great place with wonderful food and staff
Boston transplant to San Diego. Had a favorite restaurant there I missed a lot but this will easily take its place. Ambience is good, intimate but not crowded or noisy. Dressed up or casual you won't feel out of place. The staff is wonderful, very helpful, not in a rush and pleasantly friendly. The food is just plain excellent and the portions generous. Also the prices are most reasonable. I think this will be my go to restaurant when guests or family come from out of town or when I want a place to eat with friends. Hard to beat.
Excellent service and nice ambiance, wit ...
Excellent service and nice ambiance, with delicious food and well-made cocktails. We will definitely be back!
Food was mediocre. Dessert (macaron) was ...
Food was mediocre. Dessert (macaron) was quite bad. It's texture was dense styrofoam and it tasted overly sweet.
A local Restaurant with ambiance and good food.
We read about the restaurant on-line and wanted to try it out since we love French cuisine and also thought the reviews we also saw on-line were worth a visit. We were not disappointed. Although it’s a very small place with only approximately 22 seats, counting the bar, we were immediately seated at our reservation time. I strongly suggest making reservations. The later the better. My wife and I found the service and food to be quite good and the portions were very ample. My wife ordered duck and I ordered the 16-ounce pork chop that was perfectly cooked the way I asked for it. Make sure you tell them how you wish it cooked otherwise it will be cooked medium well. I like it medium with pink showing. Which is what I asked for and it was cooked exactly to my satisfaction. Try the place out; you won’t be disappointed.
Romantic and Charming
This is my favorite restaurant in San Diego. It feels like many of the restaurants I've eaten at in France. It's quiet, even conversations are only whispers, the bar has perfect cocktails every time, and the food is hearty yet delicate. There are two main people doing the bulk of the work--it's extremely thoughtful. I always feel like they took the time to personally prepare something worthy for the most important customer. It's all very intentionally a romantic and charming ambiance.
We enjoyed a cozy French dinner at this ...
We enjoyed a cozy French dinner at this home converted to restaurant on a Friday night during Restaurant Week. The dishes offered were traditional bistro food like escargot, french onion soup, steak frites, duck confit, mussels. Everything was delicious and the portions were very generous. The red wines by the glass were young and tart for our taste, so we had to spring for a more expensive bottle. Our waiter was excellent (no small feat during restaurant week) and remembered us from Avenue Five. This resto is a welcome relief from the trendy, formulaic brussel sprouts and pizza eateries. One of our new favorites!
Adorable restaurant! Great food and ser ...
Adorable restaurant! Great food and service! Will definitely be going back!
we had a very romantic evening here...looking forward to returning soon.
We were delighted with this place. It was our first time and we went due to restaurant week. We will be back for sure.
accommodating & delicious
we brought our baby in a stroller and they were super hospitable (though he was an angel and slept the entire meal without a peep). server was kind and attentive. food was delicious with huge portions. even received a complimentary birthday drink!
What a fantastic evening. Started out w ...
What a fantastic evening. Started out with the best Kir Royale I've ever had. I'm not a cocktail girl, but this was outstanding. I can't wait to go back just for that cocktail. I had 2. Service was fantastic too, best I've had in San Diego in my 6+ years living here. Food was good. The pork chop was HUGE, easily 2 inches thick and cooked perfectly. Dessert was perfect to split for 2. Great ambience. Only negative, since the restaurant is so small (which I love), the tables are a bit close together. Thankfully the table next to us was not loud. I could see the close tables and loud talkers ruining someone's evening.
Very best duck aka Confit du Canard anyw ...
Very best duck aka Confit du Canard anywhere! We had a superb red wine plus we love their Escargot with fresh bread.
Excellent food and service for a reasonable price
We had 3 appetizers, 5 entries, 2 desserts and a couple of beers. All were very good to excellent. I highly recommend La Bonne Table for an excellent French meal. The bread was fresh and delicious, the service was professional. Great place for seafood, the Boullibaise and the mussels were perfectly prepared with an abundance of shell fish. The thick pork chop was tender and juicy. Fries were crispy, just the way I like them. The steak ordered medium rare came out perfect. Rich and decadent. That's the only reason I don't eat here more often.
My wife and I did not feel that the quality/taste of the dishes we had was worth the price. The menu was too limited though there were two specials that night.
Most of our food was delicious with the exception
Most of our food was delicious with the exception of the mussels which were under-seasoned. That said the service, appetizers, dessert, and other entree were wonderful. The dining room is quiet small so we were in close quarters with our neighbors, but it felt cozy instead of crowded. Highly recommend the duck liver mousse.
My kind of place!
This is a small restaurant with very good food and service and a nice casual French Flair. The menu is limited but the selections varied. Mussels were great and the trout done just the way it should be. We will definitely be back. Onion soup was at least as good as any we had in France.
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