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First Avenue Bar and Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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1055 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4808
+1 619-232-6141
06:30 - 10:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 10:30
17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Orange, California, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Had an omelet on my last morning at the hotel, and it was tasty with lots of bacon and fresh avocado. Coffee was strong and wonderful.

Thank Jennifer R
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Dark and secluded bar in the back of the Bristol Hotel, doubling as the hotel's breakfast room, I had a few drinks in here during a week's stay, and one night a burger when too tired to venture out of the hotel, and I found it a cosy spot to meet up with friends and even to hold impromptu meetings.... More 

Thank jinox
Vancouver, Canada
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2015

This restaurant is attached to the hotel we were staying at. The place was empty but we got great service. We both had a burger and you could barely wrap your hands around them. Very juicy and great taste. They also provide room service.

Thank John P
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Limited menu but everything was delicious. Very friendly service. Try the Brussels sprouts , really!

Thank helenstravels_11
Frederick, Maryland
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015

I ate here two nights while staying at the Bristol Hotel. I was the only person eating there the first night (though, they closed shortly thereafter so there may have been an early crowd). This made me nervous but honestly the pork BBQ sliders were amazing as were the fries. These were no small sliders--they easily could have fed 2-3... More 

Thank sarah9540
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Awesome $3 premium shots with a beer purchase, it was like shoe shopping BOGO haha...Creamy oysters and flavor intense tacos, what else do u need? Oh a great outside seating area overlooking the beach.

Thank Priceal
Apple Valley, California
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

This restaurant is fine for a breakfast or dinner if you are too tired from a day of business or sightseeing to venture out of the hotel, but probably not worthy of attending unless you are staying at the Bristol since there are many superior restaurants nearby. The prices are quite reasonable and the food is good, if nothing spectacular.... More 

Thank Gaither L
Spokane, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

I had a late breakfast here 9/1/15 and the staff and food were both excellent! When I walked in it was about 5 minutes prior to them switching from breakfast to lunch. They seated me and were attentive to my needs without rushing or making me feel as though they wanted me out of there. The food was fresh and... More 

Thank EnJoyTrav3l
Salem, Oregon
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Everything was wonderful, but I loved the brussel sprouts and the fried beets!!! I ate here about 5 times.

Thank Tracy Ellen C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2015

They have fast room service and great food. The hotel is wonderful and a "home away from home" with a great staff.

Thank Judee E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
06:30 - 10:30
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 10:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 10:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 10:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 10:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
06:30 - 10:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1055 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-4808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-232-6141

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