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The Patio on Goldfinch


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


$15 - $40
American, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Twisted Elvis
house-made banana bread, peanut butter mousse, brûléed banana, vanilla ice cream, foster sauce
House-Made Churros
vanilla bean ice cream, spiced abuelita chocolate
Summer Berry Shortcake Panna Cotta
buttermilk panna cotta, fresh berries, streusel
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
vanilla vodka, dorda double chocolate liqueur, butterscotch, whipped cream
licor 43, espresso
Caramel Peanut Butta Cup
skrewball peanut butter whiskey, dorda sea salt caramel, dorda double chocolate liqueur, cream
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

After visiting friend in nearby building, we decided to go here for lunch since we had never been there before. Service was prompt and attentive. We shared the mussels and steak and blue cheese flatbread. The flatbread was excellent. The mussels were very good but...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank kathiodom
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Need I say more? But I will!! The short rib dinner was very nice! The roasted beet salad and chop salad were refreshing! We had ours with a side of shrimp and avocado! LOVE the ambience: open air, super clean chic. ---Very typical of America's...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Northfielder2
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Five stars to this wonderful dog friendly brunch spot. Love how you can make reservations for the patio in case you have your pups in tow. The patio is enclosed and clean which was really nice. They were so sweet to our fur babies with...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank betsnow
Reviewed September 5, 2017

We made a reservation to celebrate our anniversary with two of our friends. We arrived right on time and noticed the restaurant was more than 50% vacant. We checked in with the person at the front and instead of saying welcome I as told you...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Scott P
Reviewed August 12, 2017

We stopped by for lunch as we were in the neighbourhood and weren't due to meet friends for a few hours. We were greeted warmly by the hostess who promptly sat us at a table. Our server then came over and delivered water and the...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank maccaphee
Management response:Responded August 14, 2017

Hi there, Thank you so much for joining us and leaving positive feedback from your time with us. We love hearing that you enjoyed everything and received awesome service. We will certainly pass this information on to our managers and give the proper people recognition....More

Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with a friend this evening. We had been there about 1 hour and had just finished our dinner and started our coffee when the waiter asked us to move to a high table in the bar area so he could seat another party....More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank SimerjotKaurJ
Management response:Responded August 14, 2017

Hi Simerjot, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with comments from your recent time with us. We apologize for the service you received when asked to move to a different table. We appreciate you joining us and will certainly pass this information...More

Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Popular restaurants tend to get noisy over the lunch hour as patrons attempt to make the most of their time together before dashing back to the office. I have found the inside room of the Patio on Goldfinch to be an oasis of calm regardless...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank 279kenh
Management response:Responded July 27, 2017

Hi Ken, We truley appreciate you joining us and leaving us such a positive review. We are so happy you enjoyed our restaurant and look forward to having you again soon!

Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant's ambiance is very relaxing and conducive for a nice conversation. We went during lunch and the place was not crowded at all. The food is great, not memorable but it does offer a very nice balanced menu. Enjoyed having drinks in the well...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank JoseAntonioFlores
Management response:Responded July 27, 2017

Hi there, We are so thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and were able to have nice conversations. Thank you for leaving us a kind review, we hope to see you again!

Reviewed July 10, 2017

Great vibe, professional outstanding wait staff and always great food. I've eaten here several times and it's my go to when I'm in San Diego. The breakfasts here are also pretty fantastic; you can taste the quality and imagination in every bite.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank conventiontraveller
Management response:Responded July 27, 2017

Hi, We are so thrilled to hear how much you enjoy the vibe, food, and staff. We appreciate your feedback and love having you. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in San Diego.

Reviewed May 29, 2017

Today I joined a couple of friends for lunch at The Patio on Goldfinch in the heart of Mission Hills. It was my first visit and I learned the Patio Group is a San Diego based restaurant group, founded in which owns and operates The...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank mrevent
Management response:Responded July 27, 2017

Hi Scott, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a kind and positive review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We look forward to having you again soon!

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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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