About 94th Aero Squadron - San Diego
San Diego, CA 92123
For over 40 years, one of San Diego's landmark dining destinations and one of the most unique and memorable restaurants you will ever find. Located inside a replica of a World War I French farmhouse decorated with fascinating military memorabilia, antiques, and aviation relics, the restaurant overlooks Montgomery Field Airport, and has a cozy and romantic ambiance, with large stone fireplaces intimate booths, and beautiful views. The extensive menu features mid-western aged beef and the freshest seafood. Here you will find USDA Choice & Prime Beef steaks, slow-roasted Angus prime rib, succulent lobster tail, fresh fish, rack of lamb, salad entrees,seafood chicken, pasta dishes, and fabulous desserts. Their famous Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet is not to be missed. Beautiful outdoor patios, a very popular Happy Hour, and excellent banquet facilities help make the 94th Aero Squadron one of the great dining experiences in all of San Diego.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - FRiday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm -11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 3:00pm
$30 and under
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D.J. & Dancing on Fridays from 6:00 pm until 1:30 am.
Singles Night with D.J. & Dancing on Tuesdays from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm. Live Band July through October, every Thursday on the patios, 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm.
Large lot with ample free parking.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Beautiful, unique banquet facilities for parties of 25 to 200. Wedding receptions, ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, corporate functions, cocktail parties, birthday & anniversary dinners, retirement celebrations, private luncheons, etc. Superb food, attentive service, and affordable prices.
94th Aero Squadron - San Diego Ratings and Reviews
My friend and I had lunch and really enjoyed the food and ambiance. They have a fun interior with WW2 decor, a Gazebo in the back, an old fashion war plane and next to a private airport and just a nice place to have lunch and dinner. The menu was generous in variety and the prices are reasonable. I will go back again.
It was Valentine's Day so I could understand how busy they were. We waited a long time at our table to be waited on. The waiter took our drink orders then we waited again to order. I have severe food allergies and started to tell him to make sure about food ingredients and prep but
he seemed like he was in a hurry and would talk to the chef before I explained everything. He seemed like he was not interested or in a hurry and rushed us through ordering. Then it took a awhile to get our food. Waiter had a disinterested attitude. Food was okay but there was quite a cool draft where we were sitting and our food got cold very fast. We did ask them to turn down the air conditioning The manager said he would check but did nothing. Waiter never came back for a long time to ask if we needed anything or if all was ok. We paid and left. Food was ok but not that great.
Another miss for this store. Server was very good. Food was very good but shrimp wrapped in bacon was undercooked and tepid in temperature. The rest of the food was tepid at best. Twice baked potatoes were originally ordered but kitchen failed to provide with meal until they were reminded. Again this was Valentines Day so they were busier than normal but tepid food temperature has been a problem in the past and it occurred during this visit.
It had been a long time since we dined at a 94th Aero Squadron, and that was outside of Chicago. We were pleasantly surprised to see one in San Diego.
The decor was fun and is interesting for young and old alike. There's an early bird menu until 6pm. We ordered prime rib with mashers and vegetables for approximately $20pp. This came with a starter and our waiter recommended the Bibb lettuce with blue cheese crumbles and a vinaigrette. Dessert and coffee were included and we upgraded to cheesecake for $1 more.
The food was tasty and the only critique was to steam the vegetables lightly to avoid overcooking.
Our waiter was outstanding and enjoyed his job and taking care of us. I made sure to compliment his service to the manager when he asked for feedback on our experience.
Had brunch. Lots of food to pick from, but not all good. Ok, but nothing was outstanding. Maybe if I had the champagne, it would have enhanced the experience. Was very crowded and loud. Ther are not many buffet brunches to pick from in San Diego, so we tried it. Beautiful dessert table, but the items tasted like thawed frozen pastries. Pricey and probably won't be back.
Great atmosphere, lots of neat décor and pictures all Aero Squadron themed. Back patio is amazing with ducks and a view of the air strip. Can watch helicopters land and take off, and the food is amazing. Went for Sunday brunch and we were not disappointed. If you get there before 10am for Sunday brunch you save about 6 dollars per person. Really friendly staff!
The Aero Squadron is a pleasant place for weekday lunch and dinner. However, the Sunday brunch, which also used to be peasant, has degraded very significantly over the last year or so. It's overcrowded, hence very noisy. The staff is overworked so service is not very attentive and food preparation seems to be rushed so some dishes appear to be significantly under-cooked.
We'd been developing reservations about the brunch, but decided to try it once more: we won't be going back.
This is a nice, calm restaurant with great views of airplanes taking off and landing (helicopters, too!) and ducks in the yard. Love the history of flight/WWII decor. The server was very respectful of our need to sit and talk for a while and did not rush us or intrude.
It was okay. Very reminiscent of wedding banquet food. I had the scallops--they were cold. Had obviously been prepared in advance. The sea bass was Luke warm--also seemed to have been prepared in advance. The vegetable side was cold--those were replaced. My husbands sizzling sirloin, however, did not disappoint. The creme brûlée was good, but nothing outstanding.
There were some etiquette issues with the service. For a nice restaurant you should not remove a dirty knife from a plate and place it back on the table. Rather a replacement should be brought. Also, the extra place settings should be removed when seating diners.
I wouldn't avoid the restaurant, but based on my experience it is not a place that I will go out of my way to dine at.
I had not eaten at this restaurant in over 10 years but it was restaurant week and I convinced some friends to try it. I can't say we were disappointed but I don't think I would go back soon. I realize it was restaurant week but I sincerely think they were terribly understaffed. Although our waiter was proficient the service was slow.
It took a long time for our appetizers to arrive. Then the entrée came before we were finished with the appetizers. Worse yet there is no excuse for three of the four meals to be severely undercooked. We sent them back and again had to wait an extended time for them to come back. Then the desserts took forever. What's so hard about putting cheesecake on a plate?
Then to end the evening the runner didn't bring back the leftovers. We had to ask where they were. To the waiter's credit he replaced them with a full meal on the house.
As I said the food was good, our waiter seemed proficient but was stretched thin, and the food coming from the kitchen took way too long and when it did arrive was undercooked.
My friend and I went to the 94th Aero Squadron for Restaurant Week. We try to go to new places all the time, and this was one of the best. The food was excellent, great choices. The service, our waiter, David, and Manager, Chris, were wonderful! I'm anxious to return in the daytime to see more of the beautiful restaurant and view. Thanks, Chris and Dave.
Unexpected find along Balboa Ave. in business district.
Charming atmosphere, intimate yet family-friendly.
Old feel with carpet throughout yet delicious food, thoughtful and warm service, WWI decor.
Brought in-laws from The Netherlands along with our family of two adults and two young boys ages 5 and 3 for Monday night dinner. Great place for everyone, noise level just right to allow our kids to blend in yet quiet enough to feel intimate and cozy. In-laws loved the food from French onion soup to seafood entree to medium steak, and kids loved their hot dog and fries.
Would like to head back during day as Montgomery Field behind restaurant, to see planes taking off and landing. Told that helicopter training takes place there as well.
The beer cheese soup and prime rib were excellent as usual but the chicken roulade's sauce was much richer than last time so not as good. The desserts were disappointing. Using cool whip instead of real whipped cream is tacky and spoils the flavor. The apple dessert was not cooked fully particularly the pastry part.
New Year's Eve at 7:30 and we were able to get a booth. We did hear that there had been a few cancellations probably due to the rain. Our waiter Kevin was very good but the servers brought our food while we were still eating our soup & salad. They did take them away and brought them back a few minutes later once we were ready. Only problem was my medium rare prime rib was now pretty much medium. Didn't let it spoil the evening since everything else was enjoyable. We've been coming here for years and we will be back.
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