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Cafe Chloe

#123 of 3,741 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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721 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6481
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
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All hours
Sun 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Palm Bay, Florida
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cheese plate was a pleasure. We sat on the patio people watching and enjoying a great selection of wine and food. Our waiter was super friendly and the general manager stopped by twice to make sure we were happy. Great experience.

Thank Brian B
Wallasey, England
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice dinner at this lovely, cosy French style bistro. We shared a small plate of macaroni cheese with pancetta which was rich and excellent. For my main I had steak frites: beautiful steak, a mountain of tasty fries and a green salad beautifully dressed. It was a little expensive and on a cool evening a bit drafty with... More 

Thank UKDavy7
San Diego
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202 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We just enjoy this place. It reminds us of a French street cafe. The food is good to amazing. The place is vibrant yet we feel we are having a private meal. We come here whenever we can for a nice meal. We even came for the Sunday brunch without reservations and they found a way to get us in... More 

Thank Jay A
San Diego, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

The only way to reserve a table at Cafe Chloe is by phone (according to their website). If you call, you either get a message about e-mailing them OR, if you try the number for the restaurant, it kicks you back to the main menu. Very frustrating. We will go down there and chance it tomorrow, but this is not... More 

Thank Brian C
McKinney, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We were staying nearby and thought we would give this place a try even though it was typically empty when we passed by. I love coffee and only drink it black, so I was quite disappointed that the coffee was sour and I was unable to drink it. The trout salad was so salty I couldn't eat it and the... More 

Thank wineo_foodie
Los Angeles, California
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Someone recommended Cafe Chloe to me and they were spot on, this place is a great find! It is bright and airy with lots of dark wood furnishings that make it modern yet charming. Nice bonus: they offer half glasses of wine, in case you are looking for just a little bit of a drink. I enjoyed the mussels and... More 

Thank chickenoregg
Costa Mesa, California
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Short vacation in San Diego with my wife. Stayed at the Indigo Hotel again with our GR dog. Walked to Cafe Chloe (dog friendly) which is one short block away after reading good reviews. Had the steak tartar which was the best ever! The salad and duck confit were also excellent.

1 Thank BeamerCat2
Mexico City, Mexico
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370 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

My son lives very close. Been here many times. Used to be very good. New owners? Not any more. Noisy music - place is empty. Maybe the music is to overpower the noisy owners cackle.

Thank smaresident
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

My partner and I decided to walk around the Gaslamp area to figure out where the great restaurants were located as we were keen on eating a super tasty dinner meal. We sauntered by Cafe Chloe once and then walked by a second time stepping in to ask about the vegetarian meals that they might offer on the menu. Well,... More 

1 Thank Indiana J
Guadalajara, Mexico
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I read a review that said this restaurant was among the best in SD, sadly I disagree. The service is good but the food is really NOTHING extraordinary, I would sadly say I like in n out burgers than Chloe's ones and the prices are way high, not recommended.

Thank paola_aleman83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
French, Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6481
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-232-3242

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