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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
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 12
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 6
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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The food was limited since it was restaurant week in San Diego and they were serving only selection. The restaurant was Very crowded and everyone seemed to have reservations at one time causing chaos in the kitchen. The host was running around rather disorganized. We were seated about 7:30... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
RugbyProp3
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was limited since it was restaurant week in San Diego and they were serving only selection. The restaurant was Very crowded and everyone seemed to have reservations at one time causing chaos in the kitchen. The host was running around rather disorganized. We were seated about 7:30. Last ones in the restaurant that night. It took us an... More 

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Thank RugbyProp3
Carlsbad, California
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My wife and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary and chose the French Market Grille where we wanted to have our romantic dinner. We were very happy with the location of the restaurant. It was easy to find and although small, the outdoor setting was perfect. The waiter recommended the sword fish with scallops and shrimp. It was prepared to... More 

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Thank Sagres96
San Diego, California
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

We bought a discount coupon on Groupon and were more than satisfied with our dinner. My wife got rack of lamb and I got a sirloin steak with bernaise sauce. Delicious! My only complaint is that the French bread was cold and the butter right out of the freezer. We will come back to this small but excellent restaurant.

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Thank juless507
Olathe, Kansas
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748 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 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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Thank JimOB1
Oceanside, California
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410 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 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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Thank Aprilp2412
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
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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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Thank Darrylicious
williams
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47 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank stephaniebanks
Escondido, California
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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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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1 Thank SteveTignor
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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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2 Thank Lloyd Y
San Diego, California
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122 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Romantic
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?