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The Patio on Goldfinch


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

Location and contact


Twisted Elvis
house-made banana bread, peanut butter mousse, brûléed banana, vanilla ice cream, foster sauce
Lemon Tart
marshmallow cream, seasonal berries, mint
Chocolate Cake
chocolate ganache, mousse, raspberry
Espresso Caramel Pie
espresso mousse, caramel, chocolate, sweet flaky crust
2 oz. pours
5 Year Madeira Reserve, Broadbent Sta. Cruz, Portugal
full bodied, rich and delicious, marmalade, espresso and toffee with lemony acidity
Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise, Domaine de Durban | Rhône Valley, France
a perfumey nose followed by a beautifully lush sweetness on the palate, bleu cheese s'il vous plait
NV | White Port, Ferreira, "Dona Antonia", Reserva Branco | Portugal
exotic bitter orange peel, spicy dried figs and raisins, wrapped in caramelized almonds
NV | Ruby Port, Ferreira | Portugal
Perfect sweetness balanced with juicy red fruit, dark chocolate, please!
Taylor Fladgate 40 Year Old Tawny Porto
walnut, candied ginger, citrus peel, and dried apple with notes of white chocolate
Chocolate Martini
vodka, cacao, hazelnut
Breakfast of Champions
bourbon, cinnamon, house coconut cream, cold brew, pork belly garnish
Last Bond Girl
amaro nonino, lillet rosé, pomegranate
Lord of the Andals
templeton 6 yr rye, fernet branca, carpano antica
licor 43, espresso
Werewolf In London
earl grey infused gin, black sesame, cream
Tricks are for Kids
scotch, apple brandy, egg white, cinnamon, lemon, applejack dust
Modern American cuisine, a pet-friendly outdoor patio, and an incredible ambiance have made this Mission Hills restaurant a favorite spot where locals from the Banker's Hill, Hillcrest, and North Park neighborhoods come to dine, relax and enjoy a craft cocktail or local beers. Join us on Mondays for All Day Happy Hour, and Bottomless Mimosas at weekend Brunch. The casual chic vibe starts with living-plant walls, a cozy fireplace, a lively bar area complete with a glass-enclosed cheese cave! Ideal for a romantic date night or Happy Hour with friends, The Patio is a popular event space, too. Locally sourced and sustainable food goes into our chef-inspired menu dishes. Ahi Poke Tacos and Whole
$15 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
American, Bar
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was recommended by the owners of the house we had rented. Did not disappoint, really good food... Empty plates was testament to that. Tevene was our server and was knowledgeable, polite and friendly....if we were in the UK I'd offer her a job! Highly...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Old Men D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Setting- casual yet elegant , many seats in semi-outdoor setting . Location - at the heart of mission hills, with street parking available nearby most of the time Service - friendly , efficient. The food - when I went most recently in April, I was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a party of 8 to celebrate a special occasion . The food was just adequate and the service was very slow . We were seated in the front of the PATIO right next to a couple with a large dog . I...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank justcare
Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

Went here based on reviews and a walking in for lunch. Selection of menu was nothing to rave about. Tacos were ok but lacked any flavor. Had the French dip which was bad, no seasoning on the meat, dip sauce was bland and chips were...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tackos
Reviewed March 6, 2019

This restaurant is great for a date night. It is lovely inside, but they will always try to give you a seat that is not as nice. Also, the staff is just fair. They always seem in a hurry and it appears they do not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Samfender
Reviewed February 16, 2019

Food is good, service very good. Needed help with ingredients because of allergy issue. Chef was wonderful in advising us. We had burgers and french dip. Both very good. However, because it is a large open area it can get very noisy. Also it can...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SDTravelMom
Reviewed February 10, 2019

The title says it pretty well. Servers are great, cinnamon buns out of this world, but the rest is pretty humdrum. Nice ambiance. We do the patio bacon and eggs, and they are fine. The accompanying bun resembles a Parker house bun, not great to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank unhappytraveller123
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

We chose the Patio for a birthday breakfast. Our server was very accommodating, switched the omelette to a scramble even though she said the kitchen didn’t like to do this. When they arrived they were made with the ingredients of yesterday’s omelette- mushrooms rather than...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank travelswithneecie
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

This eatery is beautiful appointed with interesting architecture, open spaces and beautiful features such as a greenery wall in the back section. It is open air and inviting. The menu is mainly American fare and service is good. Desserts are decadent. Sadly the music is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ViewsAndReviews
Reviewed January 5, 2019

Went here fora late breakfast. A friend said that they had had a good meal here. Our breakfasts were both ok. Mine was VERY salty, the other one was pretty good, but very small (we felt for the price). Coffee was ok, pretty strong for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Dalyne A
May 5, 2018|
Response from Wayne G | Reviewed this property |
I'm not familiar with their "breakfast" menu for any mornings. Usually the crowd heads there for great bunch items (and bloody marys) or for the more formal evening dinner. They could have changed their policy, so it is... More
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