Reviews and Awards

  • Gold Medallion California Restaurant Association, San Diego Chapter
    • Chef of the Year, 2013
    • Best Modern American Fine Dining, 2013
  • Trip Advisor, Certificate of Excellence 2012-current
  • Gay San Diego
    • Gold Best Fine Dining, 2013
    • Bronze Best Romantic Dining, 2013
modern american food

Night + Day

Easter Eats

With a wraparound balcony on the 12th floor of a downtown high-rise, Bertrand at Mister A’s offers the most generous views of San Diego Bay…


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Riviera

The Renaissance Man

“I have a special way of wearing my pocket square,” declares Bertrand Hug, holding the silk hankie like a parachute. “It’s called a flower,” he says, expertly tucking it into his lapel pocket…


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Most Romantic Restaurant

OpenTable, Inc.

100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S.

OpenTable Diner Reviews Reveal the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S.. Diners’ Choice Awards Highlight American Fare, French Cuisine and Fondue as the Foods that Set a Romantic Mood


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Bertrand Cocktails

San Diego Magazine

Cocktails

For Valentine’s Day, you can’t get more romantic than Bertrand at Mister A’s which recentrly shook up its cocktail program. New mixologist Shawn Barker – an SD native who’s designed drink menus for multiple Wolfgang Puck joints, including Cut and Spago – follows the farm-to-glass philosophy…


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Sweet Spots to Propose in San Diego

U-T San Diego

Sweet spots to propose in San Diego

Taking the cake with some of the most awe-inspiring views of San Diego as seen from the outdoor balcony wrapping around the top floor of the skyscraper, Bertrand at Mister A’s is a go-to spot…


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San Diego Magazine

San Diego Magazine

6 Skinny Sippers

Mr. A’s Signature Jasmine Mojito…


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Amy Simpson

Stories – What the Chef Eats

Apple and Brown Butter Cake

I grew up in a pretty traditional Italian family. And my mom and grandmother happen to be the best cooks in the whole world…


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Stéphane Voitzwinkler

San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles

Chefs Hall of Fame

Sitting at Bertrand At Mr. A’s can be akin to floating in a cloud. That’s not just because the Bankers Hill restaurant is on the 14th floor…


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Readers' Choice 36 Top Local Restaurants

San Diego Home/Garden

Readers’ Choice 36 Top Local Restaurants

Best of the Best


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Thanksgiving dinner

SignOnSanDiego.com

Thanksgiving dinner at San Diego restaurants

Many of the best San Diego restaurants are already debuting their 2011 Thanksgiving brunch and dinner menus…


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Thanksgiving dinner

Discover SD.com

Thanksgiving at San Diego Restaurants

The three-course menu features Mister A’s favorites and seasonal classics. Start with your choice of…


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San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

Thanksgiving Dinner at San Diego Restaurants

The perfect pick for a sophisticated family with refined taste, Thanksgiving dinner at Bertrand at Mister A’s is sure to impress. The three-course menu features…


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Talk of the Town News Customer Satisfaction Award

Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town News Customer Satisfaction Award 2011

Congratulations For Winning the 2011 CMUS Talk of the Town Award for Excellence In Customer Satisfaction based on all new CMUS Power Ratings™


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Classic cocktails made new at Mister A's

Examiner.com

Classic cocktails made new at Mister A’s

In order to keep up with the craft cocktail trend, Bertrand…


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Pacific San Diego

Pacific San Diego

Cost Savor

Local chefs offer flavorful feasts at a discount during San Diego Restaurant Week…


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The Coast News

The Coast News

Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards

The leading wine/food trade publication, Wine Spectator, just released its 2011 awards for their excellent wine programs.


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Sugar Queens

Night + Day

Sugar Queens

Meet some of the female pastry chefs at our buzziest restaurants.


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Best of Award of Excellence

Wine Spectator

2011 Best of Award of Excellence

Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers….


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Consumer Traveller

Top 50 Most Scenic Restaurant Views

Here is a fun list of restaurants with great views. By no means is this list comprehensive, nor would I rank these the “best.” But, these restaurants do have great views. I have dined at two of them over the years…


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OpenTable Diner's Choice

OpenTable Diner’s Choice

2011 Annual Winners – Best Scenic View Restaurants as voted by OpenTable Diners

The United States features beautiful and varied scenery from the East Coast to the West Coast. And fortunately for you, OpenTable restaurants are located at some of our country’s most breathtaking spots…


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Top five upscale San Diego happy hours

Save: Top five upscale San Diego happy hours

San Diego entertainment expert Michelle Guerin hooks you up with five upscale Happy Hour deals

Perched atop Banker’s Hill with stunning views of the downtown cityscape and San Diego Harbor…


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Superdiners Share Their Wine Crushes

Superdiners Share Their Wine Crushes

Wine lists and wine directors our U-T panelists are sweet on

A bottle of 1990 Tignanello started my Italy kick a few months ago. When I start drinking Italian wine, it’s all I want…


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Mister A's knows how to be your Valentine

Karla Peterson on SignOnSanDiego.com

Mister A’s knows how to be your Valentine

If the walls of the storied Bertrand at Mister A’s restaurant could talk, they would have some useful tips for gentlemen hoping to treat their ladies to a special Valentine’s Day
dinner


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Haute Living Magazine - A Little Romance

Haute Living Magazine – A Little Romance

The Top 5 Romantic Restaurants in San Diego

While there are so many renowned romantic spots in San Diego, this is our Top 5 list for what we consider the most romance you can get with your meal…


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944 - The Wedding Issue

944 – The Wedding Issue

Sweet Spots to Pop the Question

With the restaurant’s wrap-around deck 12 stories up and the unparalleled view of the San Diego bay and skyline, including Point Loma, Coronado and Balboa Park, a gal will want to say “yes” that much more…


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Ranch & Coast - San Diego's Best Restaurants

Ranch & Coast – San Diego’s Best Restaurants

Best View

Watch the planes fly by – panoramic views all the way from Point Loma to La Jolla and beyond make this the perfect dining destination…


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San Diego's Top Ten Article

San Diego’s Top Ten Article, August 2010

…stunning views of San Diego’s downtown and Bay…

Art Deco décor and smoothing jazz music at Bertrand at Mister A’s relaxes the diner from the hustle and bustle of the city below…


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Haute Living Article

Haute Living Article, August 2010

View from the Top: Bertrand at Mister A’s

Bertrand at Mister A’s is a venue that recalls to mind the time when people dressed up for dinner and made it an event, not just a means to an end. The decor, the staff, the service…


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Riviera Magazine

Riviera Magazine, July/August 2010

Best View

Our rekindled love affair started with the truffle mac ‘n’ cheese. Then it was the bone marrow dumpling and a “short rib candy” in tempura….


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The San Diego Union-Tribune

The San Diego Union-Tribune, April 28, 2010

Truffles are optional in Mr. A’s Mac and Cheese

This popular starter, which has been on Mr. A’s menu about two years, is awash in other riches such as heavy cream, crispy pancetta and Comté, a slightly sweet and nutty cow’s milk cheese…


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Night and Day Entertainment Guide

Feb 2010 Night and Day Entertainment Guide

Mood Enhancers

Bertrand at Mister A’s, one of San Diego’s hallmark restaurants-with-a-view, is trying its best to help the love connection with a Valentine three-course menu complete with lov potion cocktails…


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San Diego Magazine

June 2009 San Diego Magazine

Critic’s Pick: Best of the Best

THE SKY IS FALLING, or so I hear. Folks keep telling me, “David, restaurants are closing right and left,” but when I ask for specifics – as in “Which restaurant recently closed?” – the response is…


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San Diego Weekly Reader

2009 San Diego Weekly Reader

Dining Review – Over the Airplanes

Bertrand at Mr. A’s was one of my most emphatic recommendations: “This has the best view in the city, and it’s not a tourist trap – locals come here to celebrate any excuse the can…


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Ranch & Coast

2009 Ranch & Coast

A Weekend Downtown

After a day of exploration, a rewarding dinner is on the menu. A surefire bet for an unparalleled mix of delectable cuisine and breathtaking views is the ever-popular Bertrand at Mister A’s…


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San Diego Magazine

August 2009 San Diego Magazine

The Best of San Diego

But next time you reserve for dinner, ask maitre d’ Jerry Capozzeli to save you a seat at the southwest corner table. The views of the city skyline and Sandiego Bay are priceless…


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      • 2010 PGATOUR.com – Destination: San Diego

        Where To Eat
      • 2009 Ranked fourth in nation by OpenTable Diners Choice

        Best Scenic View Restaurants
      • 2009 Top 10 Penthouse Restaurants in the United States

        By Gayot.com for MSN
      • 2009 Southern CA Meetings + Events Readers Choice Best of Awards for

        Restaurants
      • 2009 Southern CA San Diego Home/Garden Chefs Hall of Fame

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      • 2008 CRA Gold Medallion Best Continental American
      • Readers Choice
        • Best of the Best – Second Place
        • Best View – First Place
        • Most Romantic – #1
      • Featured in

        Scottsdale Magazine
      • 2007 San Diego Union Tribune Readers Poll
        • Best Fine Dining
      • 2007 San Diego Readers Poll
        • Best of the Best Third Place
        • Best Service First Place
        • Best Dining with a view Third Place
        • Most Romantic Second Place
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      • AAA approved-Four Diamond Award since inception
      • Best New Restaurant
        • San Diego Magazine
        • California Restaurant Association, San Diego Chapter
        • San Diego Reader
      • Best Restaurant with a View
        • San Diego Magazine 2011, 2012
        • San Diego Magazine Critics Pick 2013
      • “Award of Excellence” Wine List Award
        • Wine Spectator
      • Restaurateur of the Year, 2004, Bertrand Hug
        • California Restaurant Association, San Diego Chapter
      • Nationally acclaimed
        • Food Arts Magazine
      • Best Continental Cuisine
        • California Restaurant Association, San Diego Chapter
      • New York Times -

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      • Featured in San Diego Magazine, Where Magazine, San Diego Reader, San Diego Home and Garden, Alaskan Airlines Magazine, Lighthouse Magazine, San Diego Metropolitan, Westways Magazine, San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Business Journal, San Diego Dining Guide
      • “Pie in the Sky”, Naomi Wise, San Diego Reader, December 20, 2001
      • The Editors at San Diego.nycTourist.com have recognized Bertrand at Mister A’s as an “Editor’s Choice San Diego Restaurant” . Especially noted was the unique combination of exquisite American cuisine, superb service and incredible, priceless views of beautiful San Diego. July, 2009
      • San Diego’s Top 10 Restaurants

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  • Bertand at Mister A's

    Ranked fourth in Nation by OpenTable Diners

    Centrally located, we are far more accessible than downtown Gaslamp and La Jolla areas. Bertrand at Mister A's serves American Cuisine, consistently winning rave reviews and awards both locally and nationally. Make your Holiday Reservations today.

    Serving Lunch:
    Mon - Fri 11:30pm - 2:15pm
    Dinner nightly:
    Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - Close
    Friday - Sunday 5:00pm - Close
    Brunch:
    Sunday 10 - 2pm
    Happy Hour:
    Sunday - Thursday 2:30 - 6:00pm