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French Market Grille

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15717 Bernardo Heights Pkwy, Ste A, San Diego, CA 92128-3155 (Pomerad Road)
858-485-8055
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pretty good

The restaurant is cute and small with both inside and sort of outside seating. Sort of meaning that they have a patio but it is enclosed. The service was good but not amazing. Kind of an older feeling which probably explains why we were the only people under 60 dining there. I started with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Aprilp2412
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Oceanside, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Olathe, Kansas
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616 reviews 616 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I expected good - got average. monday evening -one waiter and only 4 tables at 8 PM. Slow service and food was OK,but kind of salty. I had been here before and it was excellent - not now. Heard the owner has another place in the city more fancy and spends all his time there - needs to come home.... More 

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Oceanside, California
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254 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The restaurant is cute and small with both inside and sort of outside seating. Sort of meaning that they have a patio but it is enclosed. The service was good but not amazing. Kind of an older feeling which probably explains why we were the only people under 60 dining there. I started with the soup of the day which... More 

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Really nice country French food, but... Dirty -- floor, walls, ceiling. Holes in the walls. Carpet worn out. Service was friendly although waitress was not knowledgeable about their wines. Several menu items were not available. Would go back for the food after a full refurbishment.

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williams
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

1st time here and it's our anniversary and Valentine's Day. Our daughter booked this place for us without ever being there. First impressions bad. Lots of couples waiting to be seated, no hostess so didn't ask for name just a man shouting next so you had to remember all the people that were in front of you. Eventually we were... More 

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Escondido, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

It has been several years since I was at the French Market Grille. On a Monday evening there were only two tables seated at 7:00 PM. In years past I'm sure it would have been busier. Food seems to have stayed the same. There are other French restaurants that I would rather patronize.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We have been going to the French Market Grill for 20 years. Always a great experience. Last evening however was a complete disaster. The first indication was the restaurant was nearly empty, rare for a Friday night! Second didn't recognize any of the staff! When we placed our order almost all of the entrees were not available. The classic soups...no...the... More 

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San Diego, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

We had a Groupon and so made a reservation for Friday night. It was remarkably quiet for a weekend, but that suited us just fine. We could not get cocktails because they only serve wine and beer. We had wine with our dinners, and the dinners were well prepared. My partner hD the duck confit and I had the rack... More 

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San Jose, California
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134 reviews 134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Even under staffed this place was very good. No management in sight to resolve the issue but the waitress prevailed.. Give her a raise! Eventually the kitchen staff began helping...Thanks guys. Soup very good Steak perfect Ravioli flavorful Desert nice touch Food with flavor... Excellent Management needs to step up!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

First of all you walk in and feel like something from at least 30 years ago. The decor, the tables, silverware, grease stench. The service was terrible. First the delivered the wrong plates to our table and immediately picked them up and delivered the to another table. The food was disgusting. It was so overcooked and tasteless. I got food... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Was here a couple of years ago and not impressed. Returned recently to a pleasant surprise. Food and service was impeccable. The menu is varied with a wide range of choices, including the specials. Will return soon and often.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15717 Bernardo Heights Pkwy, Ste A, San Diego, CA 92128-3155
    (Pomerad Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 858-485-8055

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?