Dobson's Bar & Restaurant

4.6
982 reseñas
Hasta $30
Californiana

Etiquetas principales:

Ideal para cenas al aire libre
Ideal para una cita
Música en vivo
El Dobson's Bar and Restaurant es un tesoro escondido en el corazón del centro de San Diego en Gaslamp Quarter. Este establecimiento ha sido el lugar de referencia para almuerzos de negocios, frecuentado por numerosas celebridades locales y nacionales, durante los últimos 30 años. El establecimiento debe su nombre a Paul Dobson, uno de los pocos toreros profesionales de Estados Unidos. El restaurante ofrece gastronomía californiana con un toque de Italia, Francia, España y Asia. Tanto los residentes de San Diego y Zagat concuerdan con que este es uno de los mejores restaurantes de San Diego. Se recomienda hacer reservación debido a la capacidad limitada del establecimiento y su popularidad. Al propietario, Paul Dobson, le resulta extremadamente fácil socializar, lo que explica por qué este lugar de tradición local en el centro de San Francisco sigue siendo, después de tantos años, un punto efectivo para hacer contactos. La cocina ofrece platillos deliciosos e innovadores junto a los ya conocidos y tradicionales (se recomienda probar el bisque de mejillones, que sabe a gloria).
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Calificaciones y reseñas generales
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4.6con base en calificaciones actuales
4.6
Comida
4.7
Servicio
4.5
Ambiente
4.4
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EduardoE
Denver
1 reseña
Comieron hace 2 días
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Great food, ambiance and music.

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CarlosR
San Diego
9 reseñas
Comieron en 14 de febrero de 2021
Global4Comida4Servicio4Ambiente4

Valentines Day

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Alex
1 reseña
Comieron en 14 de febrero de 2021
Global4Comida5Servicio2Ambiente5

We were on Valentine's Day. Everything is great, the food is delicious, but the service was poor. Not organized.

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JJBR
Nueva Orleans
1 reseña
Comieron en 14 de febrero de 2021
Global1Comida3Servicio1Ambiente1

Horrible and slow service despite few occupied tables. We were told upstairs was at capacity (our reservation was at 5pm on 2/14) yet witnessed many people being taken upstairs during our meal. The menu presented was vastly different than that online which was very misleading and disappointing. We were brought the wrong food and had to request water refills and the check multiple times. The dining tables in the main area were not 6-feet apart and several employees were incorrectly wearing masks leaving their noses exposed. While our mussels and salmon appetizers were tasty (we initially went for dinner but after seeing the menu changed our plans) neither dish was worth the price.

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EricB
1 reseña
Comieron en 13 de febrero de 2021
Global3Comida5Servicio2Ambiente3

Not a fair review, but the staff were quite inexperienced and uncoordinated. Probably will get better.

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Comensal de OpenTable
San Diego
2 reseñas
Comieron en 30 de enero de 2021
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

So good, such a great live musician as well!

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vipKristineA
San Diego
1 reseña
Comieron en 29 de enero de 2021
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

They had live music and it was wonderful. Felt like pre-covid times.

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Comensal de OpenTable
San Diego
2 reseñas
Comieron en 29 de enero de 2021
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

We had a great time we weren’t expecting to go there but we found a reservation on open table and decided to try it out. Everything from the appetizer to our main entrées and drinks were delicious we will definitely be going back.

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Comensal de OpenTable
Las Vegas
1 reseña
Comieron en 18 de enero de 2021
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

The server worked his butt off, and the soup was out of this world. My favorite place in SD

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AmyC
San Diego
1 reseña
Comieron en 16 de enero de 2021
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

My food was delicious and hot! Our server was also so awesome. I'll definitely be back!

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vipComensal de OpenTable
Las Vegas
7 reseñas
Comieron en 9 de enero de 2021
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente3

The food is as good or better than it’s ever been. Remembering the “glory days” of this bastion of the San Diego culinary scene made me a bit nostalgic and bitter-sweet about the “tired” look of the interior. The beautiful stained glass bar had merely 2 bulbs lit behind the glass and the 2nd floor mezzanine (where we dined) had visible stains in the ceiling from the HVAC. A little TLC would go a long way to restoring this historic destination for movers & shakers, business elite and celebrities who long graced it with pre-theatre dinners or post-deal business drinks. Feeling wistful for what this still could be, I wish the new owners well and pray that they support and promote the amazing chef who will keep us coming back for more!

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vipTheJoeWilliams
Los Ángeles
8 reseñas
Comieron en 7 de noviembre de 2020
Global3Comida3Servicio2Ambiente2

Dobson's has been a favorite of our for years. Now with COVID, we recognize that we cannot expect the same quality of ambience and service as in the past. However, we made a reservation a week in advance and were greeted outside by a waiter looking at his phone and barely acknowledging us until we started to walk in. We were told we would have to sit outside even though this was not communicated at the time of reservation and even though there were empty available tables. We ended up sitting at the bar where we received good service from the bartender but it was not the Dobson's experience we remember. Generally disappointing.

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vipJenM
3 reseñas
Comieron en 6 de noviembre de 2020
Global3Comida2Servicio5Ambiente2

We were sitting outside when it started to rain. They were ill-equipped to handle the rain. Our food was over done and dry.

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vipJaimiH
San Diego
81 reseñas
Comieron en 17 de octubre de 2020
Global3Comida2Servicio5Ambiente5

I hate to leave bad reviews....We are so sad that Dobson's of old is completely changed! The wonderful mussel soup that my hubby looked so forward to was watery and the mussels were overcooked. We were a party of 4. My food was "fine" but everyone else said theirs was sub-par. The service was wonderful and they had live music in a truck. I would say they need a new chef-atmosphere and service was great.

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vipKHFdez
San Diego
95 reseñas
Comieron en 28 de septiembre de 2020
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

We have always liked Dobson's. The new outdoor seating is very pleasant.

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AmyP
Tampa
1 reseña
Comieron en 26 de septiembre de 2020
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente3

Longtime San Diegan’s but had never been. It was wonderful. The food was so good. The service was wonderful.

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vipComensal de OpenTable
San Francisco
3 reseñas
Comieron en 25 de septiembre de 2020
Global3Comida3Servicio3Ambiente3

26 dollars for four scallops with nothing but the plate is a bit out there.

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vipComensal de OpenTable
119 reseñas
Comieron en 29 de agosto de 2020
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente4

Great smaller French-inspired restaurant close to the Westin hotel and US Grant hotel. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic service was outside. Very friendly service and food selection, including seafood

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April
San Diego
1 reseña
Comieron en 27 de agosto de 2020
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

Celebrating a friend

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vipMacaco
San Diego
10 reseñas
Comieron en 22 de agosto de 2020
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

After a more than a 10 year absence, I went back to Dobson's and the food is delicious. I tried the beef short ribs and the file mignon and both were fantastic. I highly recommend Dobson's.

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vipMsNessa
Costa central
30 reseñas
Comieron en 21 de agosto de 2020
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

Love this place quiet and intimate good food and good service

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Comensal de OpenTable
1 reseña
Comieron en 14 de agosto de 2020
Global4Comida4Servicio5Ambiente3

Anniversary

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Comensal de OpenTable
Denver
1 reseña
Comieron en 10 de agosto de 2020
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

I was traveling from out of town and found Dobson’s on Yelp. I was greeted by a pleasant host and shown to a table outside. I ordered the Caesar salad, which had an incredible tasting dressing. For my entree I chose the braised short ribs. Perfectly prepared and just the right portion size. I really enjoyed by dining experience at Dobson’s.

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Comensal de OpenTable
Los Ángeles
1 reseña
Comieron en 24 de julio de 2020
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

Went here for my birthday and everything was perfect even during COVID. Had a live performer which made everything really nice and special. Food was outstanding!

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vipfitfoodie
San Diego
3 reseñas
Comieron en 3 de julio de 2020
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

Quaint, friendly service, this tight space pulled off social distancing well.

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MikeS
San Diego
1 reseña
Comieron en 8 de marzo de 2020
Global4Comida4Servicio4Ambiente4

My wife and I bought tickets to a show @ the Civic Theater, so we thought we'd have dinner before the show somewhere in the same area. Dobson's came up on a Google search and I will say that having their menu online for my wife to be able to look at is what sold her. Dobson's is in the Spreckel's Theater building, so I am sure there is a long history to the restaurant. We were seated upstairs at the railing, so we had a view of downstairs and of foot traffic along the sidewalk on Broadway Circle. My wife, our 2 sons and I all chose a seafood dish. Our sons had the special, which was yellowtail, I had the sea bass, and my wife had the scallops. I think the 4 of us all agreed that the scallops was the best dish. Myself and the guys thought the dishes were a little small, especially for the price, and we ended up getting hungry again later. The sourdough bread that they served each of us before dinner was tasty.

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vipHoages
Chicago
180 reseñas
Comieron en 20 de febrero de 2020
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente3

I had a ono mushroom risotto that was simply outstanding. Flaky,done just right. Mushroom risotto was out of this world. My wives steak was also done nicely. Cooked to the way she ordered. Their crab bisque was and still is one of my favorite dishes anywhere. The flaky crust cover the bisque is light and adds just the right texture that highlights the very tasty crab bisque. Thinking of it,I want to go back. Crime brûlée was also very good. Server was friendly and attentive. Job nicely done. I’m ready to go back. It was a few years that we’ve been to that we fought the crab bisque. Thank to the person that thought out of my box to remind me of Dobson’s. Thanks trip advisor for this forum.

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vipBellissima
San Diego
23 reseñas
Comieron en 16 de febrero de 2020
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

Always excellent. Great for before or after theatre. Date night, celebration, such great ambiance and food. Must always get the mussel bisque!

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Comensal de OpenTable
San Diego
1 reseña
Comieron en 14 de febrero de 2020
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

Valentines

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vipDifferentDining
San Diego
47 reseñas
Comieron en 14 de febrero de 2020
Global4Comida5Servicio5Ambiente3

My wife and I went for Valentine’s night dinner because we had tickets to the ballet at the Lyceum. We had eaten at Dobson’s before and enjoyed. On previous occasions we had been seated upstairs which we enjoy but this time we were seated downstairs across from the bar. I assume this was because of heavy traffic for this evening. When we asked about upstairs we were told it would be difficult so we stayed downstairs.
We didn’t know that they had a special prix fixe Valentine’s menu but it looked interesting so we decided to take it. It was extremely good. We each had an appetizer, an entree, and a special shared dessert. We checked to see if thee was a choice for dessert since we didn’t want chocolate and were assured that there was. My backed oysters were outstanding one of the best preparations I have had and my salmon came with a silky sauce that was very light but creamy and silky smooth on the palate. My wife’s avocado with crab and lobster was excellent as was her fillet which was done medium rare as she requested. The dessert we received was a cheese cake creme brûlée and was excellent. We had a good glass of champagne before dinner that was included and I had a very good Pinot noir with my salmon. Other than the noisier seating it was an excellent dinner and a perfect Valentine’s evening.

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DevP
Las Vegas
1 reseña
Comieron en 8 de febrero de 2020
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente4

We like the small restaurant ambiance. It is also close to the Civic Theater, Spreckels, and Balboa Theater. It is a perfect place for a pre-opera meal. If you order from the appetizer menu, you can enjoy great food and not guilty. But if you are in the mood, they also have very tempting entres. Enjoy

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viplisal
Los Ángeles
3 reseñas
Comieron en 6 de febrero de 2020
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

Great downtown establishment. Get the Mussel Soup!

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vipComensal de OpenTable
Las Vegas
4 reseñas
Comieron en 25 de enero de 2020
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

Great experience all around. Delicious food and top notch service.

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vipJohnM
Seattle
2 reseñas
Comieron en 25 de enero de 2020
Global4Comida4Servicio5Ambiente4

The filet mignon chez Martin was perfectly cooked and tasted great. The duck was cooked a little too medium and didn't seem like the fat/skin was rendered, so the skin was chewy.

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Comensal de OpenTable
San Diego
3 reseñas
Comieron en 25 de enero de 2020
Global3Comida2Servicio4Ambiente5

Usually better. I like this place very much but this time—the food was not as good as usual: duck was tough & the usually great bread was only partly warmed.

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vipSTucson
Tucson
13 reseñas
Comieron en 22 de enero de 2020
Global4Comida3Servicio4Ambiente3

We have stopped by Dobsons a few times in the past couple years and had good experiences so were excited to be there for apps and adult beverages before an early play. Unfortunately, the service was good but the food was not up to par. The mussel bisque lacked the sherry "float" on top until we had almost finished the soup, and our charcuterie platter did not come with the duck rillette described on the menu. We questioned our server and she took the platter back to the kitchen to show the chef the platter who identified the gray sausage on the platter as duck pate. We tried it but are sure it was some type of greasy pork. We've had the delicious duck rillette here before so know this sausage was not what we had ordered. It seemed there may have been a big party upstairs so staff were busy but not being served the correct food as ordered and as typically prepared was a disappointment. We didn't want to make a scene so we left the mostly uneaten platter on the table. We'll try this restaurant again on a quieter evening.

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vipTheJoeWilliams
Los Ángeles
9 reseñas
Comieron en 19 de enero de 2020
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

Wonderful experience as always

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vipHarryM
San Diego
32 reseñas
Comieron en 12 de enero de 2020
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente4

Great place for before or after dining theater. Makes nice combination of dinner and play or concert.

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vipSuzanneL
San Diego
15 reseñas
Comieron en 5 de enero de 2020
Global3Comida3Servicio3Ambiente3

Terrible table upstairs by stairwell and bus station. Asked to move, couldn’t accommodate. Table was too small and not enough room for plates. Uncomfortable meal

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Comensal de OpenTable
1 reseña
Comieron en 31 de diciembre de 2019
Global5Comida5Servicio5Ambiente5

Great food and service

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Preguntas frecuentes

Dobson's Bar & Restaurant ofrece comida para llevar que se puede pedir llamando al restaurante al (619) 231-6771.

Dobson's Bar & Restaurant tiene una calificación de 4.6 estrellas de 982 comensales de OpenTable.

Sí, generalmente puedes reservar en este restaurante eligiendo la fecha, la hora y el tamaño de grupo en OpenTable. Debido a las restricciones locales, puede que este restaurante no acepte reservaciones en este momento.