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Jun 11, 2018Father’s Day • June 17th, 2018

Treat your Dad to a day full of Brunch, Bloody Mary’s and SPORTS in the Old City Hall! Join us for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 17th where we will be serving our delicious brunch menu with our brand new Bloody Mary Bar! Choose between all of the garnishes, hot sauces and anything else you can think […]

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Jun 07, 2018World Cup 2018

Make Florent your go-to World Cup 2018 watch spot in the Gaslamp Quarter! We will be opening EARLY for the 8am games, with a special breakfast/brunch menu and 5 for $25 Heineken buckets throughout the World Cup tournament. Don’t miss all the action on 17 ft. screen! We can easily accommodate large parties. Call (619) […]

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Jun 05, 2018Negroni Week // June 4th to 10th

Q&A with Lead Bartender Antonio Orozco 1. How many years has Florent participated in Negroni Week? a. I believe this will be our 4th year participating, and my first year taking part in the contest outside of work. 2. What’s your go to Negroni Inspired Cocktail? a. I enjoy many variations, but a Negroni, to […]

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Mar 08, 2018Padres Baseball at Florent

Baseball is BACK baby! Celebrate the San Diego Padres regular season all season long in the Gaslamp Quarter. Make sure to stop by Florent Restaurant & Lounge before, during and after the game for food, drinks + entertainment! Every San Diego Padres game we will be serving $5 Alesmith .394, $5 Tullamore Dew AND $25 buckets of Coors Light. […]

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Dec 08, 2017Executive Chef Abe Botello Reshapes Florent Dining

Downtown’s Florent has transformed its menu, from brunch to dinner, with the help of new Executive Chef, Abe Botello. Botello has brought his San Diego upbringing and over ten years of experience in the city’s top kitchens to Florent’s table. He is now reshaping the popular Gaslamp destination’s dining to inspire comforting tastes with elevated […]

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Sep 18, 2017Florent Appoints Chef Abe Botello as Operational Executive Chef

5th Ave. restaurant and lounge revamps kitchen with locally driven chef Florent Restaurant & Lounge is pleased to announce the appointment of Abe Botello as Operational Executive Chef. Chef Botello brings over 10 years of culinary talent to Florent’s kitchen. The San Diego native’s passion for his craft and skilled expertise will be used to direct day-to-day culinary operations and refine Florent’s menu with […]

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Sep 08, 2017NFL + College Football

Florent is home to the biggest LED screen in Downtown San Diego. Whether it’s a big Sunday night football game, or multiple games going on during the day, our 17 foot screen will make you feel like you’re in the action. We also have multiple TV’s surrounding the bar to show any and all the […]

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Jul 07, 2017Dining with your Dog, A Downtown Treat

Florent Restaurant & Lounge is introducing a new concept that opens their patio to your pooch! With help from North Park’s esteemed pet palace, Dexter’s Deli, Florent has put together a pup-approved menu starting with snacks, moving to entrées, and ending with desserts – and of course, a (non-alcoholic) brew-ski for your hound-ski called Bowser’s […]

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Jun 20, 2017Happy Hour at Florent

Every weekday we have happy hour specials tailored for every wine, beer or cocktail lover. We offer our classic happy hour daily, with $5 wells, drafts and house wine from 4-6PM. On Mondays we offer half-off select cocktails to start your week off right. Join us for Tiki Tuesday every week with half-off our specialty […]

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Apr 07, 2017Padres Baseball Season 2017

Baseball is BACK baby! The hot days of Spring Training are behind us, and now it’s time to celebrate the San Diego Padres regular season. The energy will be electric in the Gaslamp Quarter for SD Opening Day/Weekend and we’ll be celebrating at Florent Restaurant & Lounge before, during and after the game! Every San […]

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Feb 23, 2017Dessert Feature: Girl Scout Cookie Cheesecake

It’s one of the most delicious seasons of the year… Girl Scout Cookie season! In honor of our favorite sweet treats, Florent is featuring a new Girl Scout Cookie-inspired dessert special each week. Support the Girl Scout organization while enjoying Chef Brad Hightow’s limited-time, hand-crafted cheesecake recipes featuring Samoas, Tagalongs and Thin Mints. Make sure to […]

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Aug 15, 2016Mcgregor VS Mayweather

Don’t miss McGregor vs. Mayweather the ultimate showdown shown on Gaslamp Quarter’s only 17′ LED screen. Sat. August 26th ||  limited pre-sale available at bit.ly/mayweathernmcgregor Doors open at 5:30PM || Seating is first come – first serve Call 315.506.2434 to make front-row seating bottle service reservations or email info@florentsd.com. Don’t miss the biggest boxing event […]

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Jul 21, 2016Comic Con Weekend

Welcome to San Diego for Comic-Con 2016! Want to stay feeling SUPER all weekend? Florent is serving a special Comic-Con inspired menu fit for heroes, villains and everything in between. Bacon and chicken is the name of the game to keep you charged up for all of the events and activities at the San Diego […]

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Jul 08, 2016All Star Weekend

Florent is your one-stop destination for everything All Star Weekend related. We have a 17 ft. LED screen, the biggest in Downtown San Diego, to catch all of the All Star action, including the Home Run Derby and game. We’re welcoming a BIG name in the sports broadcasting industry on Monday and Tuesday. Jay Mohr […]

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Jun 28, 20164th of July Weekend

It’s a BIG “BANG” three day weekend in San Diego, with the New York Yankees coming to town to play our beloved San Diego Padres. Pre-game drinks and eats, or a post-game party in our upstairs and downstairs clubs await at Florent Restaurant & Lounge, on the corner of 5th Ave. and G St. in […]

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Jun 13, 2016LUCKIE presents: Pop Up Shop

Every month, LUCKIE invades our downstairs club for an Underground party, complete with art, threads, jewelry and henna tattoos. Join us this Wednesday, June 15th to discover local, talent artists, happy hour ALL night long, and house music from our girl Lanna B! Read more about it from Discover SD: http://www.discoversd.com/news/2016/may/17/florent-pop-up-event/

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May 11, 2016The Piano Man Comes to Petco Park

“…and the piano, it sounds like a carnival, and the microphone smells like a beer. And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar and say “man what are you doin’ here”.” The Piano Man himself, Billy Joel returns to San Diego for the first time in 15 years at Petco Park. […]

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Apr 28, 2016Mother’s Day at Florent

Celebrate the most important woman in your life with Sunday brunch in Downtown San Diego. Take in all the views that the historic Gaslamp Quarter has to offer, and experience brunch at Florent Restaurant & Lounge, residing in the Old City Hall building. With its rich history, Florent has touches of vintage decor, as well […]

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Mar 22, 2016Easter Brunch at Florent

The perfect Easter Sunday starts and ends at Florent Restaurant and Lounge. Starting the day off with Sunday Sessions, every week we feature a local DJ to spin beats to create a fun, day party atmosphere for the crowd. Executive Chef Brad Hightow provides the best brunch eats in the Gaslamp Quarter, with everything ranging […]

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Mar 11, 2016March Madness

The month of madness has arrived. This Sunday, March Madness kicks off with Selection Sunday. Come on down to Florent with your crew and take advantage of our big screen! Seventeen feet of college basketball… doesn’t get much better than that. We’re getting into the selection spirit by offering you drink special selections: Bud Light […]

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2016 SD Half Marathon

Have you heard? The San Diego Half Marathon is this weekend! Celebrating the beauty and uniqueness of San Diego while raising money for its communities, this race is a no brainer if you want to check out parts of San Diego you’ve never seen before! The course of the race starts in Hillcrest and runs […]

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Feb 19, 2016Date Night Menu

Sunday night is the new DATE night at Florent, with our new three course menu from Executive Chef Brad Hightow. Spend your Sunday night enjoying our three course menu, with a bottle of wine* over live acoustic music for only $50! Appetizers Choice of one to share Charcuterie cheese / charcuterie selected daily by Chef […]

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Florent Valentine's Day

Feb 11, 2016Valentine’s Day Menu

Small Pates Oysters On The Half Shell 6/$13 12/$25 Proscecco Mignonette / Cocktail Sauce Beef Carpaccio $14 maytag blue / hazelnuts / arugula / pecorino / truffle Entrées Braised Lamb Shank $30 butternut squash risotto / rainbow chard / red wine jus Roast Cornish Game Hen $29 yukon gold potato gratin / baby spinach / […]

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Super Bowl 50 at Florent Restaurant & Lounge

Jan 27, 2016Super Bowl 50

02.07.16 The BIG GAME on a 17 FOOT Ultra HD LED Screen Game Day Eats Available Multiple floors of entertainment with DJ FishFonics No ticket fees or cover charges, free entry to all Table Reservation or VIP: vip@florentsd.com

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Jan 13, 2016The “Wine Scene” at Florent: Reds

Continuing last week’s wine lesson, today we’ve got the deets on the exciting new red wines on Florent’s menu. Remember, bottles are half off on Wednesdays, so study up and we’ll see you tonight! Ruby in color and velvety in tannins, the Laetitia Pinot Noir hails from the Arroyo Grande Valley near San Luis Obispo […]

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The “Wine Scene” at Florent: Whites

The New Year has brought with it new opportunities, new resolutions, and at Florent Restaurant and Lounge, new wines. Since we aren’t all certified sommeliers, but still want to fake like we are, I’ve compiled a detailed list of Florent’s new wine family including subtle notes, awesome pairs, and how to cater to particular pallets […]

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Florent Restaurant Week

Jan 12, 2016Our Restaurant Week Menu

San Diego Restaurant Week 2016 Menu: January 17 — 24, 2016 Welcome to Florent, where dining and nightlife come together in a truly delicious way. With Regional Executive Chef Brad Hightow at the helm, Florent’s menu has earned acclaim for its vibrant, seasonally-driven flavors and creative approach. Our San Diego Restaurant Week menus feature Chef […]

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Jan 04, 2016Florent Gives Back: The True Happy In This Year’s Holidays

On Christmas morning, the staff at Florent Restaurant and Lounge opened its doors at it’s usual time, served some steaming coffee to patrons, and went about their usual routine with just a little extra Christmas cheer. But Florent’s doors weren’t the only thing opening on Christmas morning – the hearts of 100 homeless people were […]

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Dec 18, 2015New Year’s Eve at Florent

After Christmas, there’s barely any time in between to prepare for New Year’s Eve. Start with the hudson valley foie gras, and take your pick between two delicious entrees. You can’t go wrong between the surf & turf and venison tenderloin for your last meal of 2015. Dinner will be served until 9pm, be sure […]

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Tis’ the Season (to Eat Cookies)!

What would you say if I told you that you that Florent found a way to take the most favorable flavors of seasonal treats and turn them into a dessert worth writing about? I think you would say, how many can I order at a time, and I think that you’d be right. Let me […]

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Dec 16, 2015‘Tis the Season: Florent “Feeds” Local San Diego Business

Lunch break at work just got slightly more delicious as Florent unveils its master plan to surprise local businesses with catered lunch. Yeah, you read that right. The menu includes the best of Chef Hightow’s salad and sandwiches of sorts, including Florent’s Farmer’s Market and Strawberry & Stone salads. For the sandwich selections, hard working […]

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Florent Christmas Specials

Dec 08, 2015Florent’s Christmas Specials

Our Christmas dining menu was created by Executive Chef Brad Hightow and our holiday cocktail selections were created by Bartender Manny Hernandaz. Christmas Brunch Menu Available until 2PM. Crab Cake Benedict 16 english muffin / hollandaise / breakfast potatoes Corned Beef Hash 13 sunny side up egg / onions / peppers / breakfast potatoes Red […]

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Dec 01, 2015Diary of a Florent Foodie: Kale & Pecorino Salad

Vegetarians in San Diego, allow for safe-haven over here at Florent Restaurant and Lounge! Chef Brad Hightow has created another masterpiece in the form of farm-grown kale and Pecorino (read: totally awesome cheese!) and this blog is dedicated to its decadence. Decorated with grapes and golden raisins, Chef Hightow incorporates the perfect blend of fall […]

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Nov 24, 2015Thanksgiving At Florent

Thanksgiving Day is all about delicious food, spending time with family and most important, FOOTBALL! With no plans on the agenda, Florent is the perfect place to spend your holiday. Chef Brad Hightow has exceeded expectations with a delicious Thanksgiving menu, being served all day long. All of your holiday favorites are featured, including a […]

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Florent Restaurant and Lounge : Manny Hernandaz

Nov 09, 2015Meet The Staff: Manny Hernandez

Boss Behind the Bar Beyond the beats, the first noticeable thing upon entrance to Florent Restaurant and Lounge has got to be the booze. And who better to tend the booze than Florent’s own Manny Hernandez, a decade of San Diego in experience and a sense of humor when he pours, meet Manny: Where are […]

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Oct 21, 2015Florent: A Halloween History Lesson

Florent Restaurant and Lounge, located in Gaslamp San Diego, is known for a lot of things – its eats, its atmosphere, and its incredible wine steals. But this Halloween, Florent is recognizing its roots. The history of Florent runs thick with plot lines and protagonists (so step aside Hollywood) and let’s pay some homage. The […]

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