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Cafe Chloe

#121 of 3,727 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
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721 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6481
619-232-3242
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7:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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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San Diego
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191 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Jay A
San Diego, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 

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Thank Brian C
McKinney, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 4 weeks ago 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.

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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 5 weeks ago 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.

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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 

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1 Thank Indiana J
Guadalajara, Mexico
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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.

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Thank paola_aleman83
Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We liked Café Chloes so much that we went back twice on our week-long visit to San Diego, once for dinner, and once for a glass of wine after a day of sightseeing. Service is friendly and prompt; dining is relaxed and delicious. We sat outdoors to enjoy the lovely weather, but the inside seating is delightful as well. The... More 

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Thank Susan L
San Diego, California
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We've been returning to this place for years, and the food quality has stayed at the same high level. It's rather a Bistro than a Cafe. Menu tends to be small, but everything is tasty. It used to take long for the food to be ready, but not anymore. Always courteous service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
French, Cafe, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?