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Located in the heart of Hillcrest, Au Revoir Bistro saw its first day in November 2010, a new born of the Mastellone family (Arrivederci, Il Postino, Buon Appetito, Piacere Mio, Sorrento, ...) Typical Parisian French Bistro, Au Revoir, has a casual ambiance, authentic french cuisine and an atmosphere that transports you directly to the top of the Eiffel Tower! Our French homemade cuisine is a perfectly inexpensive recipe, a little bit of tradition, an ounce of modern French cooking inspired by different regions, and a big cup of love from our Chef Dd and his team. Come and enjoy our French culture with a glass of Bordeaux and some fresh french baguette baked every day at Solunto in Little Italy,…
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar
This place was recommended to me by a local otherwise it is off the beaten path and rather nondescript from the outside. Because of the 2020 summer of the pandemic I was looking for a special place for my birthday and this was it. Outside...seating along the building between a railing and sidewalk. This is authentic French cuisine and it took me back to a birthday I once shared with my daughter in Paris. Started with the buttery garlic escargots that were topped with crispy pastry puffs. I wouldn't let him take the tray away when my baguette arrived as I wanted to sop up every drop of this rich sauce. Also enjoyed the Grand Moules Marinieres in the garlic and wine broth for more sopping up. The Lavende Frites with rosemary are delicious with the champagne. The bottomless mimosas meant a carafe of OJ which I drank separately and then finished off the whole bottle of champagne with my meal. My server Sergio was attentive and surprised me with a lovely chocolate mousse with a strawberry rose for dessert. The presentation and service was impeccable. It was a special meal and a lot of food but I was on foot so able to walk afterwards. Because of the pandemic and the need for outdoor dining I did make a reservation. Additional tables have now been set up in the parking lot. Loved supporting this family business.More
We had the best time at our brunch on Sunday 2/09/2020. The server was very pleasant and had small talk which was awesome. WE did not feel rushed at all. We had a glass of wine from a good selection then started with a generous...portion of the French Onion Soup which was fabulous. Then went onto the Steak Frites which we split and it was enough for the both of us after eating that soup. The fries were excellent and the Bernaise sauce was fabulous. The steak was not a big portion but enough for the both of us. Then I splurged with the Creme Brule which was the best I've had in a long time.
WE spent nearly 2 hours there and never felt rushed at all. I highly recommend this cute/cozy bistro.More
we happened upon this restaurant when we were in San Diego last month. Went to the Artist & Craftsman Supply for some art supplies and decided to have lunch. Au Revoir was right across the street so we decided to give it a try. I...was so pleased! I had lobster ravioli that was excellent. Our waiter, Luciano, was so personable and solicitous. i have already recommended this restaurant to someone who was looking for a restaurant to take visitors.More
We have been there twice now. The first time was awful service but the food was good so we let it slide. It was also a few days after valentines so we figured maybe that was because of the proximity to the holiday.
Last night...solidified things as this place being a “never again” restaurant on our list. We were a party of 6 who were one of two parties in the entire place for at least the first hour of our reservation. Our server knew we had to leave by a certain time because we had theater tickets. It started with little things - lipstick left behind on a water glass served to my brother in law, the salads and appetizers rolling out to people at different times. Nothing awful but just off. Then came our wait. It was an hour for entrees to arrive. When we asked our server why people who came in after us were getting their meals, we were told it was because of our party size and they wanted everyone to be served at the same time. More waiting. And more. Finally 5 entrees showed up (one of which was covered in mushrooms even though it was explicitly ordered without). My husband’s duck was missing. I’m not sure if our server only wrote down one of the two orders or if the kitchen read her ticket wrong, but we were missing a dish. My husband watched the whole exchange - despite what they said about his being out soon, there was no duck and they were rushing to make one.
This is when our server got incredibly rude. I don’t know if it was her mistake or the kitchens, but it wasn’t ours. We sat down and ordered food at a restaurant my mother in law and father in law visit somewhat regularly. But, rather than apologize for the restaurant’s mistake she said she was “sorry we are having a bad night.” How that makes any sense, I don’t know. She slapped a to go bag down in front of my husband. It left everyone with a sour taste in their mouth.
Even with the service issues, the food was just fine. The puff pastry on my escargot was chewy instead of light but the snails were fine. Not good but not bad. My father in law loved his sea bass. My sister in laws raviolis were covered in mushrooms despite her ordering the dish without. My moules were okay but nothing to rave about. The salmon was a huge serving and was “fine.”
Basically - we won’t be back nor would we recommend it to anyone.More
Three of my favorite things combined into one!
CHAMPAGNE...$12 Unlimited Mimosas. A single glass is $7, so you'll definitely want to spend the extra $5. We ended up drinking 4 bottles of champagne between the 4 of us. Needless to say, we...went for a long walk around Hillcrest before driving anywhere.
LOBSTER...$11 for a 3 egg scramble with up to 5 ingredients, and lobster happens to be of the choices! My other ingredients: mushrooms, brie, steak, and truffle shavings...a freaking exotic and delicious egg scramble that only set me back $11. This also comes with sides of potatoes and fresh fruit. Did I mention it was only $11?
I also tried my friend's escargot($9 for 6), which I thought I would hate but learned that I love these chewy, garlicky, and buttery snails, yum! The mussels($16 large) here are also fabulous too.
BRUNCH...I've been living in San Diego since 1998, and I've only now discovered fabulous French bistro...I'm definitely comeback here again!More
Sometimes I just can't get beyond appetizers for dinner. Their French onion soup: OMG delish. Their escargot (I know not everybody loves escargot), the garlic butter and snails are great! And, then you use your remaining baguette to finish sopping up the butter. Ahhhhh!
Their...salmon and scallops entrée, c'est magnifique. Daily specials are invariably good. Our fave French restaurant in uptown. And, that's saying a lot, because the Parc Bistro in Bankers Hill is fantastic as well. But Au Revoir is just a nudge better. And, at a slightly lower price point.More
Absolutely lovely. Wonderful atmosphere. Attentive and courteous staff. Delicious food. Squash raviolis with mushroom sauce and a more than generous house salad. Warm bread and a lavish dessert menu. Tops on my next visit to San Diego.