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The French Gourmet

#355 of 3,794 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
08:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Toronto, Canada
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389 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This s a fav of our friends and understandably so. The food is very very good and the Ambiance even on a rainy night in California is cosy. We all do the reasonable 3 course prix fixat $27. Some at the table have delicious muscles, but I opt for the pear, arugula blue cheese salad( add $3.00). It is perfect,... More 

Thank unhappytraveller123
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not bad but not perfect. But wonderful atmosphere and a good selection and still recommend the place.

Thank Robert B
San Diego, California
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251 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a taste of France, go the yellow and blue French Gourmet on Turquiose St. Prior to lunch our French friends shopped at the bakery counter that featured many Xmas delights including meringue snowmen and enormous ginger bread houses. In addition to the cosy cafe you can also shop for wine and French delicacies in their deli. Or you can... More 

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Griswold, Connecticut
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137 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is a small restaurant and a bakery. The food here is excellent and varied. There was something for everyone. For appetizers there are salads, escargot, a charcuterie plate, pate sampler. For the main course:Chicken, fish, rabbit, duck, lamb, scallops, butternut squash ravioli and ratatoullie. Desserts: Creme brulle, crepes, or choose something from the bakery. There is a wonderful wine... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review, cjyap! We certainly appreciate it and hope to have you back on your next trip to San Diego. Happy Holidays! More 

San Diego, California
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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 

Thank nellie0212
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this review

We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner! And we're even happier we won you back :-) Sending our best wishes for a wonderful holiday season! More 

La Jolla, CA
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 

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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98 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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.

Thank kbunting
San Diego, California
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

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.

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?