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“Cute place...good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crown City Inn & Bistro

Crown City Inn & Bistro
Ranked #26 of 101 Restaurants in Coronado
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Coronado, California
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348 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Cute place...good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

This is easy to miss because of the location inside the Inn. However, the food is very good. The Bananas Foster French Toast is decadent, dessert for breakfast. I've not had anything bad here. Very French bistro. This is a tiny restaurant with really good food. Come hungry because you'll leave stuffed.

Visited September 2011
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English first
Austin, Texas
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723 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 393 helpful votes
“Quaint w/a great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Everything. I have written a separate, longer review.

Visited February 2012
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Abbotsford, Canada
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450 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Excellent value for the money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

This was recommended by a local resident. She gave us a coupon for a 3 course meal for $19.95. Many times when you present a coupon the wait staff has a tendency to treat you differently than before you presented the coupon. Not in this instance. French Onion Soup to start (with the bread and melted cheese on top), Salmon for myself and chicken marsala for hubby. Dessert was a chocolate ganache.

It's a very small room with only 5 tables but it looks much larger because of the clever use of mirrors.

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1 Thank vbrother
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Oroville, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best for the money we found this week”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

We stayed one week in Coronado, this was the best dinner spot for the money.

  • Visited January 2012
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Los Angeles
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“Great Food and Unbelievably Low Prices!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2011

We went to this small restaurant simply because it was lunchtime, it was there, we were hungry and so decided to give it a try, not expecting very much.

Were we surprised! The Bistro is quite small (maybe 10-12 inside tables and 3 or 4 outside). The food and the service were both superb, and we could not believe the low prices. In fact, we enjoyed it so much that we came back the next day for brunch! We also learned that it has a stellar local reputation, winning several "best of..." awards.

It's part of a hotel/motel, the Crown City Inn. While we didn't stay there (we had a prior reservation at the Hotel del Coronado), I did hear, while waiting for my wife in the lobby, a comment from someone checking out: "We stayed here last year and loved it, and we'll be back next year!" We'll likely stay there on one of our trips to the area.

Do try the Bistro, you won't be sorry!

  • Visited November 2011
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