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Chefs SD Lounge and Restaurant - Chefs - San Diego, San Diego, CA

Chefs - San Diego

3.8
3.8
38 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Chefs San Diego is a new venue in San Diego's Gaslamp where we feature guest Chefs each week to showcase their culinary talents. We have specialty menus throughout the week that give the people what they want! We have a variety of cocktails and beers on draft as well as Hookah available from open to close!

Located in the heart of the Gaslamp, nearby American Comedy Co., House of Blues and Balboa Theater we feature a variety of items to service such a diverse crowd. As a black owned business, we highlight the culture as well as embrace creativity and innovation in the culinary industry.

Come see what the fuss is all about and enjoy a rare dining experience in your own back yard!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Sports Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–4:00 am Sun 6:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (619) 782-9528

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Executive chef

    Geoff Cole

  • Private party facilities

    We host private events for dining, drinking, or both at very reasonable prices!

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Cross street

    F St. and 6th Ave.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Vegan, Weekend Brunch

Experiences

  • Late Lounge

    $10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Lounge door fee $10.00
  • Late Late Lounge

    $20.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Late Late Lounge and Rest. door entrace

What 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for Brunch

  • San Diego

    Late Night Find

  • San Diego

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • San Diego

    Great for Brunch

  • San Diego

    Late Night Find

  • San Diego

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. P

    Partytime

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous, food was very delicious, excellent customer service, I have share this experience with all my friends.
  2. KD

    KaynishaD

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Our server wasn’t attentive. We would ask for something and she wouldn’t bring it. She checked on us once over the 2-hour dine-in visit. We would go up to the bar to ask for water refills, napkins, drinks, etc. and the bartender even had an attitude about it and said “do you not have a server?” We told him, yes but she isn’t checking on us. I informed her of her service, and she was receptive and thanked me for the feedback. The food is always great, and the hookah service/receiving new coals was swift. Not the service I wanted to receive on Juneteenth, from a blacked owned establishment!
  3. Y

    Yenkosi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chefs was so nothing short of amazing I enjoyed it, food was DELICIOUS, and our waiter was AMAZING he was friendly, kind and extremely helpful and represented the company well. I enjoyed the entire experience. I ordered the steak and eggs and it was really seasoned to perfection!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Chicken was dry the French toast was burnt with taste of other items mix in French toast, then anything over 20 bucks they automatically charge you 18% some of that goes to what they call kitchen appreciation tip!!! Wth is that! Was my favorite spot for my Business brunch but never again. 18% tip over anything $20, everything on the menu over $20……..smh
  5. M

    Michie

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Energetic lively bar scene. More suited for younger crowd. But did enjoy meal, staff very friendly and engaging. Waited a bit to receive water, utensils etc. once food arrived, delicious. Shrimp n grits very flavorful and yummy. Lobster man n cheese creamy how I like it and not overly baked. It’s located in the Gaslamp section of San Diego. There is parking garage close by. All In all a very hip lively place to enjoy brunch.
  6. DP

    DigitalPuppy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went on a Holiday Sunday for a bunch and were worried that the line might be very long, but we used OpenTable to grab a reservation, and when we got there, the hostess immediately sat us. We had already looked at the menu online, but the waitress went over some of the highlights, and we ended up ordering the Bourbon French Toast and Shrimp & Grits. There were quite a few people in the restaurant already, so we were prepared for a long wait to get our food. Our waitress apologized for the kitchen being backed up, but our plates came out after about 10-15 minutes! WOW! The food was fantastic!!! I’m mad that I got full because I wanted to check out some of the other dishes that I saw being delivered to other tables. The vibe inside was pretty hype too: Great music and fantastic artwork on the walls. This will definitely not be our last time visiting.
  7. NA

    NailAddictionz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Chef Blount is the BEST! We love the shrimp & grits and the wings ARE THE BOMB!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This is a hookah lounge. I wouldn’t call it a restaurant
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The plastic cups are
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We paid $90 per person for that amount we should’ve had like first class service but we didn’t.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Went for Brunch on Mother’s Day….the food was served buffet style @90$ per person…price wise I didn’t care cause it was for my kids mother and my girlfriend who’s daughter was in town to treat her for the day…I don’t have anything negative to say as much as I do suggestive,…. Not sure if eggs made to order was option but there’s should have been a station for it… Most 90$ and up brunches include endless mimosas or coffee so I think that should be included in your price cost… Other than that the vibe was good…I know the owner, the Dj and a few others who played a part in making this all happen…just think in the future giving more options including desert/Hot coffee station for the price point would make the overall experience good
  12. KD

    KaynishaD

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mothers Day! Great music and hookah.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    I was super excited to visit this restaurant after looking at their brunch menu online. We arrived 10min late after searching for parking to not be greeted then when I said hello told that they weren’t ready to open almost 20mins after opening. Finally once we were seated we weren’t given any details about brunch. When we scanned the menu the options had changed but there was no pricing available. About 25 mins after sitting their we asked if they good get us drinks and we’re told there was only soft drinks available and mimosas. Which for brunch you would think they had at least coffee. About 45 mins in the food was finally ready but only some of the options. One of the guest asked for some of the prime rib when it finally came out and said they only wanted half a piece and the cook laughed as she said you better take the whole piece this buffet is $90. The entire meal was cold and not as described on the menu so needless to say I wasn’t happy with service, food or the unadvertised “Mother’s Day” brunch buffet. And after this experience will not be returning.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I booked a 10 am reservation here on Mother's Day Sunday. When we arrived at 10 am, the hostess told us we they weren't and closes the door on us. We waited outside for 15 minutes along with about another 20 or so guest, and never got an update. After 15 minutes I walked back in to see what was going on and at that time we were told we could sit down for drinks. This was supposed to be a mother's day brunch. And at 10:35-10:40 am there was still no brunch set, and the staff looked lost. When I asked if we could get an update, the staff couldn't give me a straight answer. So we walked out. By that time other parties had walked out as well. This place wanted to charge $90 for a mother day buffet / brunch which didn't even include drinks. And for that much money, you'd think a business would have their stuff together and make it a great experience for their guest. Luckily we walked down 1 block and had a great breakfast experience at the Fig Tree Cafe. I'd never try this Chefs place again.
  15. CH

    CynthiaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was in for breakfast. Waitress was very attentive and professional.
  16. FF

    FiFiEats

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    The concept is great! However, they lacked on everything else. The staff is either unaware of what’s going on or they just don’t care. The hostess didn’t walk us to our table and instead told us to sit wherever we wanted. The server did not know anything about the menu. While he was friendly and very good looking, he didn’t help much with anything else besides bringing out our food. The food was subpar, at best! Definitely not worth the almost $300 tab (for 2 ppl). It was too loud in the establishment to even hold a conversation. There is so much potential with this place but seems that there’s a lack of direction as a whole in the execution of their concept.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  18. MC

    MarlonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to get amazing food and have a great time. The chef even brought my plate to me. Thank You!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was sister-time as well as a belated birthday celebration. Since we knew Chef Chubby of Obnoxious Cuisine, we wanted to support her and Chefs SD. The ambiance was great, music was flowing, hospitality staff was fantastic, the drinks were on point, the appetizers & entree were delicious. A special thank you to Lluvia, Jasmine & Chef Chubby for taking great care of us. We definitely plan on coming back.
  20. AJ

    AlexJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was awesome. Bathroom very clean and service was awesome. And General manager was very nice.
  21. KD

    KaynishaD

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter. It was lit! He is Risen!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food3service4ambience1
    Way too loud, went for breakfast/brunch and noone was there and the music was absolutely obnoxiously loud. We didn't stay.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing chef K brought the vibes and the bomb food! Great atmosphere and amazing servers!
  24. KS

    KarriganS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food was good.Seasoned well. I had the DABoyz breakfast platter. Love that you get all 3 meats not one of those choose one type of meals. The service though was awful. Had to get the hostess to call our server. Took extremely long for food to come out, then when I asked for jelly and ketchup that took about 15 or so minutes to get. Love the concept but please work on your customer service with the waiters
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a phenomenal vibe
  26. RB

    RissaB

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Da bad boys chefs were 🔥🔥🔥 hope they come back. Brunch was lit
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment, food and entertainment. We will be going back.
  28. SS

    SheranS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Ambiance is perfect. If you are looking for some amazing home cooked meals this is the place.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Only real complaint was the music was so loud I couldn’t hear what my guest were saying. It was brunch time but wayyyy to loud for me. We could barely hear what the waitress was saying to us.
  30. C

    Chris

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Paid and booked a table online but didn't get seated until 2 hours after my original time.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    I believe the place has potential but whoever is running this place now needs to tighten up. The service is horrible, the prices are outrageous. Never have I ever paid $20 for two cold wings served with koolaid pickles. They also brought our drinks out 20min after the food. The drink was also $ 20 and served in a small plastic cup. They will have to do better if they want to stay in business. You can only command top dollar when your business is on point. I will say that the music was good. They just need a visit from chef Gordon Ramsay to get the business squared away.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Chubby was AMAZING!!! I can’t lie, it’s a little pricy, so be prepared. The food, the drinks, the ambiance…everything was GREAT!
  33. SJ

    ShantellJ

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The house wings are great! Drinks could use a bit more but overall a great place to eat and party at the same Time.
  34. FD

    FoxxxyD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is going to be a great place for the community

    Chefs - San DiegoResponded on March 8, 2022Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again in the near future!

  35. DH

    DanielleH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    the kitchen was backed up an hour and it took them about 30 minutes to even acknowledge me and give me a drink.

    Chefs - San DiegoResponded on March 8, 2022Danielle, we are so sorry you weren't given service in a timely manner. We definitely appreciate the feedback. We made some major adjustments in both the kitchen and the front of house as a result of the congestion we experienced. We would love for you to come back in the near future and see the improvements we've made. Thank you again for your patronage.

  36. SJ

    ShantellJ

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Love the party atmosphere. However I read several Menus prior to my arrival. I knew what I wanted to order and the amount. Once the bill came the pricing was waaaay off. For example the price for a cocktail was 14.00 when the bill arrived or was 20.00 opposed to the 14. Be sure to triple check your bill!

    Chefs - San DiegoResponded on March 8, 2022Thank you for the feedback. We are continuing to improve our systems, but we appreciate that you still had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  37. RH

    RonkeishaH

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were amazing!!! Our waitress was great!!! I will definitely return with more people.

    Chefs - San DiegoResponded on March 8, 2022Our Chefs fam is for sure amazing! So glad you enjoyed yourself. We can't wait to see you again!

  38. LD

    LadyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing reminds of Chicago best spot in San Diego

    Chefs - San DiegoResponded on March 8, 2022Thank you for coming to Chefs! We can't wait to see you again!

FAQs

Chefs - San Diego is rated 3.8 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Chefs - San Diego

531 F St, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    F St. and 6th Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / Gaslamp

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–4:00 am Sun 6:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Sports Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American

  • Executive chef

    Geoff Cole

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Vegan, Weekend Brunch

  • Phone number

    (619) 782-9528

  • Private party facilities

    We host private events for dining, drinking, or both at very reasonable prices!

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