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The French Gourmet

960 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109-1141
+1 858-488-1725
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“prix fixe” (13 reviews)
“pate” (8 reviews)
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08:00 - 15:00All hours
French, European
$$ - $$$
960 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109-1141
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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 27 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
Reviewed 3 June 2017 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 1 June 2017

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 25 May 2017

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 27 May 2017

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 6 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 9 March 2017

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

Reviewed 1 February 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 9 March 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words!

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Questions & Answers
28 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
USD 15 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
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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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