Restaurant Testimonials

My wife and I, vacationing in SD from Chicago, had lunch Fri 17th at TFG and we were both absolutely pleased with everything at your place. Your wait staff was so pleasant and helpfull. Your menu is classic French executed authentically. Do not change a thing!! The kitchen, the staff, the menu, the wine list, the bakery (I couldn’t eat another bite so I took a raspberry tart to go) are all the finest. I will recommend to everyone The French Gourmet. Don’t change a thing! You are spot on!

We were at The French Gourmet a few weeks ago with some clients from Texas . I am finally getting back to tell you that we had a wonderful evening! The food, the service, the host, EVERYTHING was perfect! Thank you again for making TFG such a special place to be.

We hope to see you again soon. Keep up the good work !



Thank you for dinner last night. It was amazing!! I have to say it’s the best meal I have had in quite some time. You will definitely be seeing more of me eating at your establishment. My husband was very impressed and we can’t wait for our parents to come visit so that we can share our new favorite place with them.


Dear Michel,

WOW!!! What an outstanding dinner you prepared at the Johnstons on Friday evening!!! It was an honor for me to be invited and experience firsthand your incredible culinary gift! MERCI BEAUCOUP seems soooooooo inadequate!

Count on me for spreading the good word about THE FRENCH GOURMET! Thank you again for offering such a gift of self to support IVC San Diego’s Della Strada.



To Our Friends at The French Gourmet,

Thanks again this year for having our TCSD at your fine restaurant last Monday evening.

The food, service, ambience and more was all superb!!! On behalf of us all, fight on!



Michel and Jodi,

Everyone had a wonderful time at The French Gourmet last night.

As expected, the food was delicious and our servers were so friendly and helpful – we loved them! It was a delightful experience all round.

Thank you so much for hosting us. We hope we can come back again soon.

PB Town Council

I just wanted to let you know that I had one of the best dinners of my life last night…. at your restaurant!!

I have been out of town and I saw the email about the 3-course Bastille Day/Week dinner. It was a last minute thing and I love Chicken Cordon Bleu, so I decided to go. Anyway, I had the cold-smoked French herring with warm potato salad and the fruit tart. Everything was just superb!


Hi –

Last Friday I came for restaurant week. It was FABULOUS! The portions were overly generous. Everything was so yummy – what a bargain. I will be back soon.


Dear Michel:

My birthday party was better and even more “delicious” than I had hoped. Stephane and staff made everyone feel at home as soon as they walked in the door. I can’t thank you enough for allowing us to use the restaurant instead of having the party at my home. It was a memorable occasion for all of us.



My wife Theresa and I came by last night for our 39th anniversary dinner. We were waited on by Stephane, who was fun and delightful. As usual, everything was wonderful. It’s always a great experience at The French Gourmet.

Hi Guys,

I wanted to thank you for inviting me down for that amazing dinner the other night. The food was extraordinary. You have a great culinary team! The guests were lovely, and were very loyal followers of The French Gourmet. It’s obvious that you really treat your customers like family.

Thank you so much for your support of King Estate. Please remember that we have beautiful guest facilities at the winery, and we would love to host you sometime soon.


Kathy Byrd
King Estate

Hi Michel,

My friend and I were at the French Gourmet last night for dinner. I want to thank you and the rest of the staff for the excellent food and service provided. It was our first visit and we both agreed that it was a wonderful experience.

Thanks again for the hospitality,


Dear Lesa –

It is always a special treat to dine at The French Gourmet. Last night my friend Anna and I had dinner at your wonderful restaurant before going to see a play at the La Jolla Playhouse.

Michael is such a warm and friendly waiter – makes everyone feel welcome and special. He is a great ambassador for the French Gourmet. The food, as always, was delicious. Your restaurant has such a warm and comfortable feel to it – very special.


We were at The French Gourmet a few weeks ago with some clients from Texas . I am finally getting back to tell you that we had a wonderful evening! The food, the service, the host, EVERYTHING was perfect! Thank you again for making TFG such a special place to be.

We hope to see you again soon. Keep up the good work !


Cher Michel:

Pour te signaler, avant la fete chez Tom Ferrier Jeudi 22, que grace a l’attention delicate de Gino Campbell, j’ai apprecie encore une fois ta cuisine, la coutoisie et efficacite de ton personnel de service et a la table, l’ensemble du French Gourmet, hier. au diner du. 20 Janvier .

Je te felicite pour ton organisation et partage avec ton personnel mes remerciements pour une exquise soiree au French Gourmet.



Hi Michel…Happy New Year to you!

First, I wanted to thank you once again for accommodating the gift certificate on New Year’s Eve. The meal was outstanding, my guests thought they we’re in a fancy restaurant and couldn’t believe how tender the filet was.

We love your food which is why we frequent your restaurant. We would certainly consider French Gourmet for another party we have in the future.

Chris Hobbs

Hi Michel,

Mike and I loved the Wine Tasting dinner at your place last night. In addition to the fab food and wine, we met the nicest people.

See you soon!


Hi Michel,

I have never been to a more spectacular wine dinner!! The perfect combination of great wine, Chef Kyle’s amazing food pairings, Jodi’s organization with reservations and creativity of printed menus, David’s hospitality and work on price sheets, and the staff’s overall impeccable service and attention to detail. You and your entire staff deserve high praise for all the combined efforts. Thank you for treating me and Tracy to an evening to remember!



Michel and Michael,

Thank you both for helping us celebrate Dad’s 90th birthday last night. The good family memories will last forever. Dad had a great time, the staff were all excellent and the food delicious. My husband is ready to try preparing duck confit now! I”m sure it won’t be as good as yours.



Dear M. Malecot,

My wife and I have been enjoying the wonderful food and service at The French Gourmet for many years now. We brought some friends over Monday evening who had never been to The French Gourmet, and we all had a great meal. You probably don’t remember us, but you introduced us to a French red
wine served in the Eisch glasses that went perfectly with the rib eye steak you were serving for Restaurant Week.

Our friends were duly impressed and will no doubt be returning soon, perhaps with us for a weekend breakfast. (I think The French Gourmet is the ONLY restaurant that understands how to do Eggs Benedict exactly right!)

We all loved the steak.

Best regards,

Bakery Hours Of Operation:

  • Monday – Tuesday: 7AM – 7PM
  • Wednesday to Sunday: 7AM – 9PM

Restaurant Hours Of Operation:

  • Monday and Tuesday: 9AM – 3PM
  • Wednesday to Sunday: 9AM – Close
  • Brunch: 9AM – 3PM – view menu
  • Dinner Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 4PM – 9PM view menu
  • Happy Hour: 3:PM – 6PM

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