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BernardO - CLOSED

12457 Rancho Bernardo Rd., San Diego, CA 92128
+1 858-487-7171
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (4 reviews)
“creme brulee” (2 reviews)
“french food” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
12457 Rancho Bernardo Rd., San Diego, CA 92128
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41 - 50 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 17 March 2013

Just have to say…I love food and hard to please. We were recommended by our hotel as an additional option to their magnificent restaurant. We loved the hotel restaurant…I was on a walk and happened by…I saw the awards in the window and the menu...More

Thank mbdickinson
Reviewed 2 March 2013

Soup and fish dishes were totally average. My wife sent her entree back. Service was ok. Ambiance by the fireplace was terrific. Owner tried to upsell wine, cheesy.

Thank azpoet
Reviewed 23 January 2013

BernardO's ambience is one of comfort and coziness with a lovely fireplace in one corner. The restaurant week menu is a super bargain at $35 for three courses. Two of the starters included a mushroom black truffle soup or large Bibb lettuce salad with walnuts...More

Thank SanDiego_CAHelen
Reviewed 17 January 2013

We ate during Restaurant Week and the food was about average and the service a bit below what we expected for a restaurant such as Bernardo's. There are plenty of better places to dine at similar prices.

Thank jergmar
Reviewed 17 January 2013

Where fast-food joints stretch forever, flip-flops and shorts, hoodies and jeans, there the palate cries, “what happened to fine dining?” Luckily Bernard’O shines like a glittering beacon in the abysmal darkness of San Diego’s culinary wasteland. From personally taking reservations by phone, to being thanked...More

Thank Patrick35
Reviewed 1 January 2013

After frequenting this restaurant for more than twenty years, it is time to write a review and give some praise to Bernard, the ever present host-owner. Easily found on a busy intersection of major roads in Rancho Bernardo, the restaurant with bar is easily found....More

Thank silvergate
Reviewed 4 December 2012

We used a Living Social deal at the time, knowing we were going to be in this area for vacation, and were glad we did. They were very attentive and the service was great. For the appetizer we had the mushroom ravioli and it was...More

Thank Kaysiah-chan
Reviewed 26 July 2012

This is such a great place for French cuisine. The chef does a nice job with everything, but the scallops and mushroom ravioli remain my favorites. The bread is fresh and warm and I am never disappointed with my choices.

Thank labonnevie
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Went for their surf and turf special last night and found the lobster chewy and overcooked. I told the waiter who said " oh really" and then said he will see if the cook can get me a prawn as the lobsters were already reserved...More

Thank Jeanmz1234
Reviewed 17 July 2012

Despite being in a little strip mall in the upscale Rancho Bernardo suburban area to the north of San Diego, don't let that fool you. This place is a GEM. The host....Bernard...found the perfect place to open a restaurant. I enjoyed a delicious Bouillabaisse and...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12457 Rancho Bernardo Rd., San Diego, CA 92128
    (Pomerado Road)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop across the street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-487-7171
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