French Market Grille, a charming sister restaurant to downtown San Diego's Hexagone, celebrates the rich culinary heritage of France with an elegant spread of braised meats, local market vegetables, Mediterranean seafood, and tasty French and Californian wines. The impressive bill of fare treats guests to bistro lunches of salad niçoise and eggplant sandwiches, dinners of roasted rack of lamb and coq au vin, and desserts of crème brulée and apple tarte tatin. It also delights with its bouillabaisse—a fish stew that the San Diego Union Tribune once called “too perfect to pass up.”
Guests sip Beaujolais amid the flowers and sunshine of the brick-walled patio or curl up to the interior's crackling fireplace for a romantic dinner date or even more romantic business lunch.
Not long after beginning their relationship, Fabrison?s co-owners Fabrice and Alison?from Marseilles, France and Columbus, Ohio, respectively?traveled to Europe together, seeking a change of scenery. Inspired by the warm hospitality of European caf?s, they returned home to open their own cozy shop, combining their first names to form its distinctive moniker.
Crepes are the specialty at Fabrison?s, with customers perusing a menu of sweet, savory, and breakfast iterations of the traditional French food. The La Galette combines ham, mushrooms, and spinach with a fried egg, whereas the L?Isabelle keeps its ingredients as simple as Count von Count?s locker combination, mingling sugar, butter, and a topping of powdered sugar. Patrons can begin their mornings with a spot of espresso and Fabrice?s Breakfast Crepe, filled with sausage, bacon, and spicy harissa sauce. Rounding out the menu is a selection of patisserie-style desserts and pastries.
The couple?s friends and family helped them plan their caf??s look, with Fabrice?s mother sending over photos and swatches from European cafes, which influenced its bright palette of crimson, gold, and washed turquoise. Alison?s mother sewed the gingham curtains on the windows, and artist Derek Little created the vivid painting on the front window. Fabrison?s also shares French culture with the community through regular evening events that include crepe-cooking classes, French movie nights, French speaking classes, and French kissing workshops.
No need to miss out on Winesellar and Brasserie just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Winesellar and Brasserie has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly cuisine at Winesellar and Brasserie just as much as mom and dad. Just around the workday bend are Winesellar and Brasserie's happy hour food and drink bargains.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating. Folks tend to dress down at Winesellar and Brasserie, so keep comfort in mind when heading to the restaurant. Through their catering service, Winesellar and Brasserie can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Patrons have access to free parking in the neighboring lot.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, Dobson's Bar and Restaurant is a local favorite. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. Toast your evening out at Dobson's Bar and Restaurant with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list. Tots are more than welcome to dine with their parents at Dobson's Bar and Restaurant. You'll find lots of space for you and the whole gang to spread out at Dobson's Bar and Restaurant, which accommodates plenty of large groups.
Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table. Getting your food to go is also an option.
For drivers that fail to find luck on the street, the nearby garage is another option.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
Hexagone takes its name from France's distinctive six-sided shape, celebrating its equally distinctive cuisine with a menu that seamlessly blends treasured traditions with contemporary influences. Diners dig their forks into tender beef bourguignon and sirloin, Muscovy duck, and seabass draped in rich bearnaise sauce and vegetable ragout. Appetizers and bistro lunches whet palates with morsels of mushroom ravioli, salad nicoise, escargot, and mussels mariniere elegantly plated with leafy garnish.
Fine French and Californian wines pair with any meal. The décor cultivates a refined atmosphere, with its linen-clad tables, sheer, flowing drapes that allow sunlight to filter through, and walls clad in French black-light posters.
Though it’s firmly planted in San Diego soil, Gourmet on 5th mimics the epicurean traiteur shops that pepper European roadsides. The store empowers its visitors to eat healthy, and at the same time helps them do so without having to dawdle over a hot stove or buy out a local vegetable farm. Brimming with French influence, Gourmet on 5th’s blackboard menu changes seasonally. It features full meals, including lamb shanks, duck confit, and coq au vin. But the store also has nutritious bites for on-the-move munchers, such as crepes and signature sandwiches, along with energizing drinks, such as espresso concoctions and exotic teas.