About Bertrand at Mister A's
You’re just a few minutes from downtown San Diego; take the elevator to the top floor. You won’t believe your eyes! Huge jetliners sweep past at eye level. Our beautiful city’s skyline, San Diego Bay; why settle for just an ocean’s view when you can see the entire city from one vantage point.
San Diego, CA 92103
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30am - 2:15pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Sunday, 5:00pm - 9:30pm. Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Appropriate attire is required. The dress code is dressy business casual, meaning nothing you would wear to the beach or a sporting event. Nice jeans or Bermuda shorts are fine with a collared shirt but nothing overly casual.
Dinner Dress Code 2 PM until Close is Fashionable evening attire is acceptable for dinner. For gentlemen collared shirts and slacks are appropriate. For ladies a dress or blouse with a skirt or slacks are appropriate.
Jeans are permitted, provided they are not ripped or torn. No shorts are allowed during the evening. Beach wear, gym attire, athletic apparel, hats, flip flops, and open toed shoes for men are never permitted.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bertrand at Mister A’s restaurant offers one of the most exceptional city views in all of the country. A true site seeing experience with a panoramic view; which encompasses the breathtaking city skyline, San Diego Bay and harbor, Coronado Bridge, Point Loma, Sea World, Balboa Park, the world famous zoo and Mexico high a top Bankers Hill.
For parties of 10 or more, it is necessary to call the restaurant directly for reservations.
Street and valet parking available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Private spaces include our Park Banquet room seating up to 75, Boardroom seating up to 20, Rotunda seating up to 30 and a semi-private space the Downtown room seating 45. A full buyout can accommodate 300 seated, more standing reception style.
Bertrand at Mister A's Ratings and Reviews
Our lunch at Bertrand's at Mr. A's was like an afternoon at a spa. All three of us have very high demand jobs and escaping for fabulous food, pampering by the perfect staff and the view was like a vacation in the middle of the day. Thanks to our server Jerry. He is the BEST in San Diego!
The whole dining experience took over 3 hours. Drinks right away but then 30 minutes to take our order. Then 45 minutes later we saw our appetizer and finally 45 minutes later our main course. Took us 30 minutes trying to enjoy the meal that went cold right away since the AC was blaring. 20 minutes later we received dessert. They were nice but the flow of service left a sour taste in our mouths. So sad because I do love this place.
My friends and I had a wonderful lunch together on the occasion of my retirement. All of us are so pleased with the excellent customer service of the staff--very professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful besides good food and fantastic view.
Be sure to dine at this restaurant when you visit San Diego!
I commuted from Inland Valley, Riverside County, California to Mr. A’s; crowned-jewel Balboa Park San Diego California. I previously lived in the greater San Diego county area for more than thirty-years and was excited to dine at Mr. A’s; however, the fine dining experience was very disappointing. Me and my wife attended Mr. A’s and opted for the Mother Day Special Bunch. The meal was so-so, however, our server was unprofessional and careless. I ordered Octopus which was a wee-bit overcooked and chewy. The Lamb Osso Buco was my second dish which was very good however I was extremely disappointed with the serving size I had more bone than meat. At the end of our meal, my wife ordered coffee and ask for cream and sugar. We waited about fifteen minutes before our server got my wife’s coffee however she forgot to bring the sugar and cream. I ordered a beer at the end of my meal and waited more than ten minutes to get it and when our server came to our table, my beer was warm, very warm. I hate Warm Beer. At the end of our experience at Mr. A's we returned to the garage to get my car and the vehicle Custodian gave me the car keys to someone else’s car. He could not located my car. I had to get my our car key's out of the key locker and find my own car. Not good!
It started off poorly with being seated around 15-20 minutes after our reservation. Service was a bit lackluster. Not even any checks on drinks. When the waitress did finally come over, she quickly grabbed the empty glass and ran off with it. Then didn't return until she brought the check. Lamb was a bit fatty, but otherwise the food itself was decent. To top it off, there was an automatic 4% surcharge and an automatic 18% gratuity even though there were just two of us dining... which wouldn't normally have been an issue but service really was that bad. The check was also initially brought 45 minutes after being seated and an hour past our reservation time... definitely felt like we were being rushed out.
Bertrand at Mr A's is a throwback restaurant to the 60s & 70s when cultured, sophisticated diners went out to eat at high end, white tablecloth restaurants. One of the few restaurants in San Diego that publishes a dress code on their web site, albeit not a rigid one, you still have the feel of dining out with a crowd more interested in fine food rather than the latest sou vide fad. The menu is creative but stays within the bounds of recognizable ingredients and preparations, the wine list is extensive with many excellent choices although somewhat pricey, the staff is polished and attentive without being obsequious, and they know how to craft the original martini. My wife and I celebrated her birthday there and had an outstanding meal. And there was no singing Happy Birthday by the staff! This is definitely the place to go for a relaxed, quiet, excellent meal and worth the cost just to enjoy dining out in the classic fashion.
Well, this was Grace's 85th Birthday Party. We had a group of 10 in attendance and Berger did an exceptional job of serving our group. A few of the comments I heard from our friends were "my water glass never went empty", "what a beautiful presentation!", "the service was exceptional!", the scallops were perfect!", "that's the best seabass I've ever had!" , "what a wonderful restaurant - we've been want to come here for years!", "what a view!!".
To say the least, everything was done exceptionally well. We brought our cake for your staff to serve and they went above and beyond cutting and serving. The presentation with the additional chocolate & fruit was a lovely addition. Overall a great party and dining experience.
Thanks for still being in town after all these years!
What a wonderful evening! It was our anniversary. We had an amazing window table. We could see the planes land and take off. We had the specials all around. We had the soft shell crab appetizer which was amazing! And the rib eye for 2 on the bone! Beautiful! With carmelized vegetables.
Bertrand's at Mr. A's is the quintessential place for fine dinner with a view. Always consistent with excellent wine and food selections. Michael, our waiter, was attentive without being intrusive; well versed in all menu items. Stephane's tasting menu, not only was exceptional, but also a good value; three courses plus dessert for $75.
I have been to Mister A's several times over the years and it just seems that the menu is too average I would expect more from "the restaurant" in San Diego. Don't get me wrong it's good, but is it a cut above, not so much. Actually returned a dessert THAT should have never happen. Is it more about the location then anything else, maybe ?
As usual, Gerry was "Spot On" - - -one of the many reasons we go to Bertrand's; also, when there, George is one-of-a-kind fun!
Our server on this occasion ( 4/28/17, around 1:15pm; outdoor seating ) was" less-than-Bertrand's", subpar over what we've come to enjoy and expect at Bertrand's
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