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The French Gourmet

960 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109-1141
+1 858-224-9961
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“pate” (9 reviews)
“rabbit” (5 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
960 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109-1141
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Quaint bistro+bakery with classic french menu. Dinner was good but not my favorite french restaurant.

Thank DMP3131
Reviewed 3 October 2018

If you like French cuisine, you will love lunch at the French Gourmet. Last week was Restaurant Week in San Diego, and a two course lunch at the French gourmet was only $20! I had the pate sampler and the duck confit. My wife had...More

Thank frequent-traveler777
Reviewed 7 September 2018

The food in this restaurant is amazing; the zucchini fritters are so light, the french onion soup amazing, the lamb is tender and the Catch of the Day, the halibut on this occasion, gorgeous. All this topped off with great wine, fantastic desserts from the...More

Thank HAC1963
Reviewed 28 August 2018

favorite dinner spot for early bird dining great price fixe menu and incredible $5 martinis and wine selections

Thank alfred v
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Hosted a 70th birthday lunch here. The service was off the charts as half the party arrived early and were seated and cared for. Wonderful menu selections and the food was delicious. I pre ordered a birthday cake that was served with sparkling candles. It...More

Thank Connie525
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We had a really wonderful dinner tonight and many friends had summer birthdays and so surprise... out comes the most delicious “millennium cake”! I had not heard of this at The French Gourmet but our hosts said it was their favorite and so they selected...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Our VRBO was very close to this delightful little bakery/restaurant and we took advantage of it almost every day! We had lunch on the first day in San Diego and we were very impressed with the soups and lunch selections! We came back for a...More

Thank moonsky74
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner on a Friday night. Started with the lobster corn chowder which was exceedingly salty so I sent that back. Next I had the catch of the day, halibut crusted with Parmesan cheese. Crust? More like stucco it was so hard. My wife...More

1  Thank Bgksav
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

French gourmet has great baked food. Their croissants are great but a bit expensive. Go and treat yourself

Thank gzau
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

We just came back from our Valentine’s Day dinner at this restaurant. The food is decent but not excellent. The rack of lamb is very tasty but the duck l’orange is very salty. My wife could only less than half. The food came out pretty...More

1  Thank PhilN92121
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Hello PhilN92121, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your less-than-stellar experience here on Valentine's Day. We're so sorry about the saltiness of your duck a l'orange and slow service. We've addressed both issues with our staff and chef. Regarding the...More

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Questions & Answers
27 February 2016|
Response from thefrenchgourmet | Property representative |
Hello. Beef Wellington is not on our menu in the restaurant, but we do make it for catered events. Let me know if you would like to place an order to pick up and I will see what I can do for you. Thank you. Jodi
Angela M
16 August 2015|
Response from thefrenchgourmet | Property representative |
Hello Angela, We have a single table out in front of our restaurant where people often sit with their dogs and enjoy a sandwich from our bakery. However, we do not have actual patio seating. Thank you for your inquiry, Jodi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 960 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109-1141
    (Cass Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-224-9961
  • E-mail
The French Gourmet has served San Diego with the city's finest full-service catering since 1979. We are leading professionals in San Diego for wedding receptions, holiday catering, social catering, and corporate catering. In addition to our large catering services, The French Gourmet is well known for its casual and quaint San Diego French restaurant and bakery in La Jolla. A versatile San Diego caterer, our products are all prepared fresh daily on the premises. The dishes conjured up in our kitchen reflect a commitment to originality, freshness and the celebration of taste. Our San Diego catering experts work with you to create a menu and style that will compliment your event and your budget. As a local catering company, we can provide you with china, glassware, place settings, skirted tables, party equipment rentals, waiters and bartenders, and refer you to many of San Diego's top event specialists.
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