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Parc Bistro listed on OpenTable's 100 Best Neighborhood Gems in America for 2021

Exceptional service, award-winning cuisine, and a welcoming ambiance is what makes Parc Bistro stand out from the rest.

— JERMAINE ONG

Meet Samantha Scholl | General Manager

The genuine love for what we do, the true passion we have for hospitality reverberates through each one of our employees.

— SHOUTOUT SOCAL

The Bankers Hill Restaurant Making Ultra-French Cuisine Cool Again

French food may have fallen out of favor, but don’t tell that to Parc Bistro-Brassiere

— TROY JOHNSON

Short Rib Bourguignon

Short Rib Bourguignon - Recipe from Parc Bistro-Brasserie

— DAVID NELSON

Parc Bistro-Brasserie Voted BEST Modern French Restaurant in San Diego!

People come to this elegant Bankers Hill establishment for its mussels, escargots du Bourgogne, short rib Bourguignon, and especially the steak frites. Chef Benjamin Navarro specializes in modern French; come September, he’ll launch a new menu but keep the classics we love. Parc is also known for its wine list. Owner and San Diego restaurant veteran Garo Minassian hosts monthly five-course wine dinners that bring in vintners like Northern Italy’s Batasiolo for the Barolo lovers. The next one is Frank Family Vineyards, September 19.

— ERIN MEANLEY GLENNY, CHRISTINE PASALO, SARAH PFLEDDERER, AND ARCHANA RAM, WITH KIMBERLY CUNNINGHAM, TANIA LUVIANO, KAI OLIVER-KURTIN, AND ANN WYCOFF

Restaurants Shifting to To-Go Orders During Thanksgiving

Restaurants have been pushed to the brink. Few have had it easy, but Thanksgiving is now bringing on a new set of challenges. Customers typically flock to restaurants for Thanksgiving, but this year the pandemic has brought the restaurant industry to a screeching halt forcing many restaurant owners to devise new ways to make the holiday work or bust. Some now entertaining the idea of Thanksgiving takeout. For some restaurants in San Diego, to-go orders are a pretty typical holiday option to offer customers. The pandemic hasn’t thrown a wrench in their usual Thanksgiving plans.

— CLAUDETTE STEFANIAN

San Diego bistro surviving with curbside pick-up

With indoor dining shutdown, local restaurants are relying on takeout orders to stay afloat. Curbside pick-up, with a holiday flair, has been the specialty of the house at Parc Bistro and Brasserie in Bankers Hill. The service has also helped the eatery stay alive. In true holiday spirit, customers will see Santa and his Christmas elves deliver their food right to their car.

— STEVE SMITH

Bad Yelp reviews during pandemic add insult to injury for struggling restaurants

A few weeks ago, an \“Elite\” Yelp member named Amanda L. wrote a scathing 2-star review about Parc Bistro-Brasserie in Bankers Hill after she and three girlfriends showed up without a reservation at the full restaurant on a Saturday evening. The writer made jokes about the advanced age of the people dining there and implied that the owners were sexist in turning her party away.

— PAM KRAGEN

GoFundMe a go-to for struggling businesses, families, pet owners

In Bankers Hill, Parc Bistro-Brasserie general manager Samantha Scholl created a “virtual tip jar” to help her 27 employees in March and raised about $11,000.

— GARY WARTH

Dinner Takeout Done Right - Our Experience from Parc Bistro San Diego

I want to be clear here that this is not sponsored in any way. In fact, due to the challenges that the restaurant industry is facing we generally aren't seeking comps or asking for sponsorships. While we wouldn't turn an invite down if asked, that isn't what we are looking for right now. Instead, my goal is to be supportive of those who are doing the right thing, adapting, and delivering a great experience.

— JAMES HILLS