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The French Gourmet

960 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109-1141
+1 858-488-1725
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“pate” (7 reviews)
“rabbit” (5 reviews)
Closed Now
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
French, European
$$ - $$$
960 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109-1141
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went for dinner on a Friday night. Started with the lobster corn chowder which was exceedingly salty so I sent that back. Next I had the catch of the day, halibut crusted with Parmesan cheese. Crust? More like stucco it was so hard. My wife...More

Thank Bgksav
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

French gourmet has great baked food. Their croissants are great but a bit expensive. Go and treat yourself

Thank gzau
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

We just came back from our Valentine’s Day dinner at this restaurant. The food is decent but not excellent. The rack of lamb is very tasty but the duck l’orange is very salty. My wife could only less than half. The food came out pretty...More

Thank PhilN92121
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello PhilN92121, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your less-than-stellar experience here on Valentine's Day. We're so sorry about the saltiness of your duck a l'orange and slow service. We've addressed both issues with our staff and chef. Regarding the...More

Reviewed 8 February 2018

Happened upon this place because it is within walking distance of our rental - loved everything about it - delicious food, peaceful atmosphere, friendly service

Thank Rita23890
Reviewed 7 February 2018

This is a great lunch option, I wouldn't recommend for dinner. Also great for pastry and coffee in the morning.

Thank Rachel E
Reviewed 7 February 2018

This is lovely little bistrot in MIssion Beach CA on Turquoise Street that serves B, L and D and brunch on Sundays. The food and excellent, the pastries like those from Provence and enough temptation to make you want to skip the beach and indulge...More

Thank Monica H
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

This is the total french bistro experience. The entrance is a bakery with every the decadent pastry. The all day menu will please any palate. The ambiance, service and food will bring you back soonest !

Thank Stacheck
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We throughly enjoyed a nice dinner here. The food was well prepared, well seasoned, nice portion sizes. Onion soup was perfect. Vegetables were perfectly cooked. Desserts were great. The service was exceptionally friendly and efficient. Charming place, cozy, and very nice ambience. We enjoyed it...More

Thank Sojourner2010
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Loved this place. It has the comfortable and friendly feel of a French neighborhood bistro. It is small, the tables close together, and the food delicious. Lots of French comfort food, well-prepared and reasonably priced. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

Thank Wanderlust1954
thefrenchgourmet, General Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you so much, and we're really glad you enjoyed your evening here! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 26 November 2017

Friends told us to go there. The lunch menu was good and the dinner menu looks even better (rabbit, duck, lamb, etc.). The onion and pumpkin soups were very good. The skirt steaks were also delicious and perfectly cooked as were the vegetables. The fries...More

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
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Questions & Answers
27 February 2016|
Response from thefrenchgourmet | Property representative |
Hello. Beef Wellington is not on our menu in the restaurant, but we do make it for catered events. Let me know if you would like to place an order to pick up and I will see what I can do for you. Thank you. Jodi
Angela M
16 August 2015|
Response from thefrenchgourmet | Property representative |
Hello Angela, We have a single table out in front of our restaurant where people often sit with their dogs and enjoy a sandwich from our bakery. However, we do not have actual patio seating. Thank you for your inquiry, Jodi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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