Family Dining at Albert's
DINE IN THE HEART OF THE ZOO

Albert's Restaurant

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Patio table at Albert's Restaurant

ALBERT'S RESTAURANT HOURS

Monday through Friday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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DINE IN THE HEART OF THE ZOO

Located in the Lost Forest zone in the heart of the San Diego Zoo, Albert’s offers full-service dining where you can enjoy open-air deck seating overlooking a private waterfall. Zoo admission is required to access Albert’s Restaurant.

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ALBERT’S WEEKEND BRUNCH

Come into Albert’s and make Saturdays and Sundays your “fun days,” by kicking off your visit with brunch! Before setting off to see the wildlife, enjoy a great breakfast along with a Bloody Mary or mimosa flight! Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday and Sunday at Albert’s. Reservations not required, but encouraged, and can be made by calling 619-685-3200. Zoo admission required for nonmembers. 

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DINING PROGRAMS

Albert’s Restaurant also hosts gourmet food and craft beer or wine pairing dinners, special holiday buffets, and more. You may even be joined by a furry, feathered, or scaled wildlife ambassador friend or two!

Upcoming Dining Programs

Albert the gorilla

 

THE GORILLA BEHIND THE NAME

Undoubtedly the most famous resident ever at the San Diego Zoo, Albert was a handsome silverback western lowland gorilla. Born in Africa, Albert arrived at the Zoo in August 1949 at about four months of age. He and two baby female lowland gorillas were hand raised in the Zoo’s nursery. As Albert reached maturity, he was moved to a new open-air gorilla grotto, located where this restaurant now stands. In 1965, Albert fathered Alvila, the first western lowland gorilla conceived and born at the San Diego Zoo and only the seventh gorilla born in any zoo. During his years here, Albert endeared himself to an international audience through his majestic stature, mischievous behavior, and gentle demeanor.

Albert died peacefully on October 18, 1978; however, his spirit continues through the conservation efforts of San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, the ambiance of his namesake restaurant, and in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren living at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park. 

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    SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD

    We observe the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Guide when planning menus and purchasing seafood.

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    REDUCED WASTE

    Produce is purchased pre-cleaned, eliminating excess waste being sent into the trash stream from the Zoo.

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    DROUGHT-WISE

    Water by the glass is served only upon request, minimizing waste.

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    BIODEGRADABLE

    Biodegadable flatware and drinking cups are used for to-go orders.
     

 

QUESTIONS?

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619-685-3200
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