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The French Gourmet

#382 of 3,767 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Pacific Beach
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960 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109-1141 (Cass Street)
+1 858-488-1725
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08:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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San Diego, California
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently reviewed the French Gourmet indicating some displeasure with a member of staff. Awhile later I was surprised to receive a reply from their catering manager apologizing for the treatment I received. She was kind enough to extend a gift card as a way of saying "we're sorry". I used the card to order three of the Individual turkey... More 

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La Jolla, CA
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ordered our complete catered Thanksgiving dinner from French Gourmet, based on the reviews we read on this site. What an incredible disappointment. We will never order from or patronize the French Gourmet again. We paid more than $300 for a complete turkey dinner for 12. We paid in full and were given a pickup time. Based on that time,... More 

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Thank LaJollaJoe
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this review

Hi LaJollaJoe, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We're sincerely sorry for your less-than-stellar experience with us on Thanksgiving. I assure you all of our food was cooked fresh for pick up on Thanksgiving day. We clearly missed the mark with you, and we regret that. We're disappointed to have lost you as a customer and... More 

Gloucester, Virginia
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97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever we visit Pacific Beach, we visit our favorite breakfast place. The twice baked and the cheese danishes are our favorites. The coffee is freshly brewed and their banquets reasonably priced. What a treat to have an authentic French bakery.

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Thank kbunting
San Diego, California
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

On July 13 I called and ordered French Gourmet's famous black bean torte to be picked up on July 16 as a gift to bring a friend. We decided to have lunch before our pick up. The lunch was delicious and we asked our waiter for our prearranged "torte" and to put on our lunch check. This week I received... More 

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Thank nellie0212
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Owner and chef, Michel at French Gourmet is the best. Love working with him and his staff. Have the assurance that my event is going presented beautifully, the food will be outstanding and the staff on top of everything. Guy, Colin, Sean, Michel. All a pleasure to work with.

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Thank dtmewmew
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this review

You made our day with your wonderful review! Thank you so much! We certainly hope to work with you again in the future. More 

Vista, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I first tried this restaurant during restaurant week a few years ago and I have been back many times since. The French onion soup is amazing, but all of their food is great. I have never had anything there that I didn't like. The seafood crepes, the chicken pot pie, and the desserts. Yon need to bring home some dessert... More 

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Louisville
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This was the final stop on our long weekend where we ate big breakfasts and some of the most popular breakfast eateries around San Diego. We found this to be a the top of the list due to the freshness of the ingredients and the wonderful tastes of the breakfast offerings. One of the things I loved about this besides... More 

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Thank botank
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this review

We're flattered by your wonderful review. Thank you so much! We look forward to having you back on your next visit to San Diego. A bientot! More 

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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The first French restaurant we've ever eaten at, so we picked what we're familiar with. Seafood is fresh, and was so delicious! Even the shrimp scampi was the best we've ever had! The waiter told us how to make the sauces at home. Definitely will do this! Escargot: first time I've ever tried it, tasted moldy so I didn't want... More 

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Thank RABNs
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this review

Thank you for making us your first French restaurant experience! We hope you'll be back! More 

San Diego, California
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

My wife and I had our second date for dinner at the French Gourmet 28+ years ago. Food was very good then and is now. Service was exceptional good. The FG has a relaxed atmosphere, dress up or down, you'll fit in. We had the 3-Course Prix Fixe, a very good deal. Portions are generous, we did not leave hungry,... More 

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Thank Scott K
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this review

Thank you, Scott! Happy Anniversary! More 

San Diego, California
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204 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

There are not many restaurants in San Diego that can serve a rabbit dish that is as delicious. The menu is very French and everything is outstanding. Portions are exactly right and their Prix Fixe menu's are really extremely affordable. This is a bistro style restaurant and, though a bit noisy and peak dinner time, it is fun and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 960 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109-1141
    (Cass Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-488-1725
Description
The French Gourmet is a casual French restaurant and bakery located in Pacific Beach, famous for serving quality food in a relaxed atmosphere. It is also a showcase for our full-service catering, which many consider to be the city's finest. Our talents include simple box lunches, picnic baskets, company picnics, breakfast meetings, corporate luncheons, holiday parties, dinner parties, garden parties, wedding receptions and other elaborate special events.

Our Parties Made Easy menu will help you create an impromptu get-together with friends and family members.

Our Bakery offers delicious fresh breads, croissants, traditional French pastries, espresso drinks, pates, quiches, imported cheeses, wines, and gourmet groceries for you to take home and enjoy. We also offer one-of-a-kind wedding and special occasion cakes.

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