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.


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.


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


Short Rib Bourguignon

Short Rib Bourguignon - Recipe from Parc Bistro-Brasserie


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


100 Best Neighborhood Gems in America for 2021

OpenTable analyzed its internal data generated solely from diner reviews collected between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. All restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the sum of tags for which “neighborhood gems” and “outdoor dining” was selected as a special feature.

— OpenTable

Top 100 Brunch Spots, 2022 Edition

Whether you're a sweet brunch person, a savory brunch person, or a brunch-is-actually-breakfast person, start planning your next reservation with the Top 100 brunch spots in America. OpenTable looked at reviews from real diners like you to pull together this list of the best daytime dining spots, just in time for your weekend celebrations.

— OpenTable

Parc Bistro-Brasserie HEART & SOUL!

My wife and I are extremely selective where we dine out... whether it be breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. And trust me we have made some wrong choices on occasions. More than a few upscale restaurants think you just turn up for their expensive dishes and forget about making you feel special. NOT SO HERE ! We had the good fortune a few weeks ago to enjoy a sensational lunch here... on spec after a tip from our dentist around the corner. IT WAS THAT GOOD !

— Michael Burke

Parc Bistro Brasserie: a brasserie, a bistro, a very French café

I’m figuring if I just have a soup or some antipasti I might get out of here for something under twenty clams. But man, this terrace is so sit-at-able. People at the tables around me seem to be talking about The Arts, grants, rellies coming in from the Other Coast. All bespeaking an echelon above what I’m honestly used to.

— Ed Bedford

3 San Diego restaurants among OpenTable's 'Best Neighborhood Gems' for 2021

The top 100 listing is based on what OpenTable said was “internal data generated solely from diner reviews collected between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.” OpenTable also stated an overall score and eateries that were tagged as “neighborhood gems” and “outdoor dining” helped determine who made the cut.

— Jermaine Ong