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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%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“prix fixe” (13 reviews)
“pate” (8 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 15:00All hours
French, European
$$ - $$$
960 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109-1141
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank tommo_8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quiche Lorraine + ham/cheese quiche. Rich and creamy with flaky delicate crust. Our book club rotates homes and each person creates a lovely dinner at home..... some with the perfect blend of La Jolla classic restaurant leads such as French Gourmet.... Order quiches when you...More

Thank 2beans2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The French Gourmet is a well established french restaurant and bakery. They are more famous as a bakery and there was a long line on Sunday around noon. Their restaurant was however not full so we go a table easily. Their brunch is pretty good...More

Thank gzau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here on our way to our cousins to a family BBQ. Wanted an assortment of French pastries. Very reasonable prices for the kind of pastries they sell. We ordered one of everything and had them split it all in half or thirds. The Tiramisu...More

Thank phyllisweb1
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a heartwarming review, phyllisweb1! Thank you so much! We are so pleased everyone loved the pastries, and voted our Tiramisu the best and worthy of a last meal on earth. Love it! We look forward to having you back really soon!

Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is a small locals' restaurant and bakery which prepares and serves some of the finest, tastiest French food I have had. The dishes are prepared with love-- succulent and tender. We had petit lamb chops and rabbit, both of which were fork tender. We...More

Thank kumtux
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The three-course meal was wonderful. The mussels and French onion soup were great starters and the two salmon dishes were fabulous! Everything was cooked to perfection. You will not be disappointed !

Thank marytspecs
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you so much! Please stop by again the next time you're in town!

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Four of us had dinner. The 3 course, fixed price menu is a great value. Two of us had the mussels to start, one the escargot and one the Pate sampler. For entrees, we had; rack of lamb, fish of the day, short ribs and...More

Thank Mikeshy
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words!

Reviewed 15 January 2017

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,...More

Thank unhappytraveller123
thefrenchgourmet, Manager at The French Gourmet, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you so much! We are so happy to have been part of a lovely time with your friends.

Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 20 December 2016

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...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you serve Beef Wellington?
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
Do you have an outside patio that would allow for dogs?
15 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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Full Bar
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
  • 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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