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The Smoking Goat

#332 of 3,849 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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3408 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104-4118 (Upas St)
+1 619-955-5295
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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263 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Smoking Goat has a limited but creative menu that is worthy of a special night out. We ordered the blue cheese salad and the bibb lettuce salad with Humbolt Fog cheese and both were delicious; the latter though, is large enough for two and made it nearly impossible for me to finish the wonderful lamb filet dish with beets,... More 

Thank LaBernardi
San Diego, California
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had dinner last week at The Smoking Goat to celebrate her birthday. When we dine out, we always try a new French restaurant. Having lived in Paris for a number of years, we have a pretty thorough idea of what we should expect. Also, aside from owning an import/export (wine & spirits) company in France, I... More 

Thank dlwintermia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service at this restaurant was extremely poor. Upon complaining to management, there was an apology and when our original waiter delivered the check, he apologized and said he had introduced an associate to us who would be helping him throughout the service. He never did that. No one ever asked how our dinners were and I had to flag... More 

1 Thank Mark M
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I moved from San Diego 3 years ago and was back in town for a week for work. Fortunately I had a free night to return to my favorite restaurant. I used to eat here with friends all the time. The food is amazing, the staff is friendly and overall a great atmosphere to enjoy a night out with friends... More 

Thank Crystal S
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112 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

If they were not out of short ribs I would give 5 stars. The salads were fresh, the French onion soup was delicious. I loved the duck. Great desserts. Our server, Wendy, was polite, friendly, and helpful. Quite limited wine and cocktail list. I haven't seen my cousin in many years. The restaurant was not too loud making it a... More 

Thank Eric H
Scottsdale, Arizona
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151 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Delicious french food that is farm to table, in a vibrant area. Great place for a romantic date and dining out with friends. Parking could be a challenge. On the pricey side.

Thank LenaTravelstheWorld
Ottawa, Canada
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135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017

The duck fat frites with truffle oil are to die for! We had that to start as a replacement for appetizer in the three course prix fixe. To finish, we had the warm banana bread with ice cream so our meal was perfectly bookended with top notch deliciousness. Have to admit that our mains were just very good, not unbelievably... More 

Thank PMdivers
Tijuana, Mexico
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215 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Wow ! This is an unexpected pleasure. Extremely good eats. Everything was beyond good. The octopus, the Pate...The DUCK...The short rib....All superb. Make reservation...wine & beer only....no parking...GO...you will enjoy.

Thank bajajulio
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017

Great meal from beginning to end. The Prosciutto & Burrata Salad was amazing. We both enjoyed our entrees. Everything was fresh and delicious. And I'm so glad we saved room for the cheesecake. Well worth it. The service, atmosphere and cocktails were all wonderful as well. Highly recommended for dinner.

Thank Lindsay S
San Diego, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 2, 2017

My wife and I decided to make reservations at TSG for 2 and have a quiet little dinner Christmas eve. When our friends heard about it we need a table for eight!! Our first visit to TSG was several years ago when the restaurant was a lot smaller -- I was looking for duck confit. Kinda disappointed that this was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, French, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3408 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104-4118
    (Upas St)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-955-5295

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?