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Cafe Bleu

#463 of 3,835 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Wine Bar
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807 West Washington, San Diego, CA 92103-1804 (Falcon St.)
+1 619-291-1717
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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San Diego, California
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106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Every time we visit we get more addicted to this place. The service, food, and decor are all what they should be. Inventive, friendly, delicious, so my advise is to go NOW. If you are cautious go on a Monday, when wine is 1/2 price and food is still the quality that is exceptional.......

Thank bbahama
San Diego, California
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118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Four of us made a reservation for Cafe Bleu. I requested a taste of 2 different wines and found an excellent a cabernet for under $10.00. The waitress was nice, good naturred, and came back several times to see when we were ready to order and fill our glasses. I ordered the Steak Friites with horseradish sauce and shoestring fries.... More 

Thank Marshmallowman
San Diego, California
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106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We visited Cafe Bleu again, where we have always had good food, wine, and service. And they had a new menu, a new feel with paint, old wood, fans, and new seating! All were done well, so we dug in on new of the new mussels offering and a grilled caesar salad. We will go back and try the new... More 

Thank bbahama
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Good food and casual atmosphere. Wonderful cheeses. Love the Steak Au Poivre and Coq au Vin. Friends says their burger is one of the best. Service is friendly and good.

Thank JSpencley
Coronado, California
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88 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Cafe Bleu comes as close as one can usually get to a real French Bistro feel in California. It's casual and relaxed - not too noisy and there's a good choice of dishes. It's always a good sign when you can't decide between several completely different dishes. The food was of high quality and the service was excellent. The wines... More 

Thank howcrab
San Diego
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Many restaurants making that claim are actually fraud-to-table. Including one VERY nearby. This restaurant is THE REAL DEAL! They name the farms and the farmers agree. Try that other supposed farm-to-table eateries (not restaurants, clearly). Fresh, fresh, fresh. And inventive.

1 Thank Richard V
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262 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Having gone here last year, we were excited about coming back. Great food at a very reasonable price. I made 6:45 dinner reservations for a party of 4 with Rick. When we arrived we were greeted and seated right away. I did notice the redesigned seating, took away cozy bench seating around the walls to accommodate more tables. Our server... More 

Thank akdeepdiver
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

One of my favorite little restaurants. European style food with a unique wine list. Have had nearly everything on the menu and all are excellent. My favorite is the strip steak with pomme frites and a wedge salad. Excellent cheese plates as well. Limited seating so you may need reservations if you don't go early.

Thank Michael J
Long Beach, California
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113 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We had a terrific dinner here. With reservations on Valentine's Day, we were seated promptly upon arrival. The tables were a bit tight, but not so badly that we felt crowded. Our server Grady was attentive and helpful, but not overbearing. We had the mussels, boeuf bourguignon, and salmon. But the meal started with a surprise amuse bouche of beef... More 

Thank octrekster
San Diego, California
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343 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for reasonably priced, authentic French fare - look no further! This place is magnifique! The food is superb and the service is top notch.

Thank TheAnvil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
French, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 West Washington, San Diego, CA 92103-1804
    (Falcon St.)
  • Public Transportation: San Diego transit bus stop 1/2 block east on W. Washington St.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-291-1717
Cafe Bleu, located in the heart of historic Mission Hills, is a charmingly intimate neighborhood bistro & wine bar featuring casually-affordable French Contemporary cuisine and exceptional boutique wines.

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