San Diego's 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant To Reopen After Several Month Closure

April 21, 2022

After a several month closure, San Diego's decades-old 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant will reopen next week with a new, seasonal menu.  

World War II Army vet and restaurateur David Tallichet unveiled 94th Aero Squadron restaurant in San Diego in 1976 as a third location of the original, which opened in the Van Nuys area of Los Angeles in 1973. Named after one of the first American fighter squadrons to see combat service in the First World War, the classic American restaurant sits inside a replica WWI French farmhouse that overlooks Mongomery Field Airport in San Diego's Kearny Mesa. The San Diego branch has been sold twice since it opened, once in 1997 and again in May 2018 to the current owner Seung Kim. There are still locations of 94th Aero Squadron restaurant in Miami, FL, and Columbus, OH. The original Los Angeles locations remains listed as "temporarily closed".

94th Aero Squadron San Diego closed on January 31, 2022, and although ownership stated it was temporary, many believed the restaurant was done for good. Ownership recently sold sister restaurant The Butcher Shop steakhouse in Kearny Mesa to the owner of West End Bar & Kitchen in Del Mar, giving them more leeway to reopen 94th Aero Squadron. Upon reopening next week, expect Aero Squadron to have a new, seasonal menu with limited hours, including the popular Sunday brunch. The restaurant's weekly Friday Nightclub will return in late May. 

94th Aero Squadron restaurant will reopen at 8885 Balboa Avenue in San Diego's Kearny Mesa on Wednesday, April 27. For more information and to make reservations, visit