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French Onion Soup

pantani Apr 19, 2010 12:28 PM

Who was the best or at least good French Onion soup?

  1. Captain Jack Apr 19, 2010 03:15 PM

    I like the Soupe A L'Oignon Gratinee at The French Gourmet on Turquiose St. in North Pacific Beach.

    French Gourmet
    960 Turquoise St, San Diego, CA 92109

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    1. re: Captain Jack
      pantani Apr 19, 2010 06:02 PM

      Agreed, we were going to go there but it's closed on Mondays

      1. re: pantani
        cubano Apr 29, 2010 03:00 PM

        It might be closed for longer than Mondays if the Feds have their way:


        1. re: cubano
          Captain Jack Apr 29, 2010 04:33 PM

          Wow, talk about "No soup for you."

          1. re: Captain Jack
            hye Apr 29, 2010 05:19 PM

            I'm a bit ambivalent about the food they had there, but it still sucks to get shut down like that.

            1. re: hye
              stevuchan Apr 30, 2010 08:56 AM

              Duck pate in the deli case is very good and they make a good omelette. Wish they would pick on some place that sucks.

              1. re: hye
                Captain Jack Apr 30, 2010 09:01 AM

                They have excellent Eggs Benedict with scratch made hollandaise.

        2. re: Captain Jack
          jodiinsd May 12, 2010 12:17 PM

          Thanks, Captain Jack! The French Gourmet is still here, running business as usual. Stop by for our Soupe a l'oignon gratinee anytime! Make it a delicious day!

        3. kitchenhag Apr 19, 2010 03:50 PM

          Up here in Carlsbad ,a place called Koko Beach (bar/restaurant) makes a great one.

          Koko Beach
          2858 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008

          1. Indirect Heat Apr 19, 2010 08:54 PM

            Make it at home?

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              tiffany Apr 29, 2010 01:53 PM

              it's been 2 years since we moved away but i used to love getting the french onion soup at michele coulon dessertier in downtown la jolla. it's right by the vons, but i forget the name of the street it's on. Tiny little place but LOVED the french onion soup there.

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              1. re: tiffany
                jennywenny May 13, 2010 09:00 AM

                michelle coulon, so good!

                I've seen it at Bully's steakhouse

                1. re: jennywenny
                  hnsbmg May 15, 2010 09:38 PM

                  I don't know the onion soup at Michele Coulon Dessertier, but are you sure Bully's serves it? I don't recall seeing it described that way on the Bully's menu, and their version isn't worth writing home about, unless you live in a Campbell's soup can on Saline Blvd.

                  1. re: hnsbmg
                    jennywenny May 18, 2010 08:08 AM

                    Ha ha! I just remember when we used to go there occasionally they had it as part of the meal 'soup or salad' kind of deal!

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                normalheightsfoodie May 12, 2010 12:21 PM

                I recently had good onion soup at The Butcher Shop in Clairemont.

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