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The French Gourmet

960 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109-1141
+1 858-488-1725
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“prix fixe” (13 reviews)
“pate” (7 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
960 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109-1141
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Such a wonderful dining experience. Charles and Laura were amazing! I especially enjoyed Charles's sense of humor. I had the filet with bearnaise both times and it was absolutely fabulous!

Thank itextrish
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you so much for coming by The French Gourmet. We are so glad you enjoyed your filet with Bearnaise. I will share your compliments with Charles and Laura. Hope to see you again soon! Happy Holidays!

Reviewed 30 October 2017

Everytime I visit San Diego, I must buy a baguette from the French Gourmet! I love how the French pastries are almost an exact copy of the real ones in France. Looking forward to the next visit and my baguette with some good brie cheese.More

Thank 9FreeOpinion2
thefrenchgourmet, Owner at The French Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hello, thank you for the review and the high praise! We pride ourselves on bringing an authentic experience to San Diego so we are thrilled to see we met those high expectations for you. Thank you for stopping by and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

We went for restaurant week and had a very good meal for the price. The service was excellent. The wine selection was very good. The restaurant was very small like a bistro which was very cute. The pastry selection is great. I loved it and...More

Thank Amber J
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The food here is very good and reasonable. The way in which you figure you cost is not straightforward. I'm not sure I have the hang of it yet. The big draw...............their bakery. Magnificent

Thank Papafish92037
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a family breakfast for adults and children. Service was attentive and quick Although there was no children's menu the restaurant adjusted to their needs ver well. All of our meals were excellent. The seafood crepes are outstanding, fresh and very flavorful. It was...More

Thank turnie
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Hi Turnie. Thank you for your nice review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time here. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, The French Gourmet Team

Reviewed 29 June 2017

Cute, shabby sheik yet elegant. Delicious pastries and breakfast items just blocks from the black and tucked away in a space that keep it great for the locals and off the touristy-beaten-path. Everything is made fresh and just perfectly delicious. Parking is tight so either...More

1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I finally dine here after years of knowing about it only because they have rabbit in wine on menu. The menu states their rabbit is from Duroc Ranch in California. I asked if the rabbit is fresh and staff says yes. Later, I contact Duroc...More

Thank travelmanSanDiego
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Hi Steve, While we appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback, the rabbit we serve is from Durham Ranch (noted on our menu), not Duroc Ranch. The rabbits are raised in the midwestern United States. For more information, please visit their website: https://durhamranch.com/ All...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice and cozy. Food tasty. Excellent service. Pricing was very modest. Had a fixe price offering, very acceptable.,

Thank tommo_8
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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
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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