OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.)
OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.)

OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.)

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.outthedoors.com/
  • Phone: 4159239575
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday
    br>Lunch: 11:00am – 2:30pm

    Mid-day Snack: 2:30pm – 4:30



    Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 9:00am –3:00pm



    Dinner Monday-Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm

    Dinner Sunday 5:30pm- 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Vietnamese
  • Executive Chef: Charles Phan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For advanced notice pick-up orders, contact us at (415) 923-9575. For more information on off site catering please contact catering@slanteddoor.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact a manager for pricing and details.
  • Private Party Contact: Valerie Klein 4159239575

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fillmore Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking may be difficult, please allow time to find parking during lunch and evening hours . There is a parking lot at Geary and Fillmore (3 blocks away) in the JapanTown Center.
A word from OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.)
Charles Phan's latest addition comes to Pacific Heights. OTD serves lunch and dinner daily.

Weekend brunch offers popular brunch favorites.
20 walk-in counter seats are also available on a first-come basis.
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OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.) reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since April 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (62)fit for foodies (61)great for lunch (39)great for brunch (25)hot spot (23)good for groups (17)special occasion (14)kid-friendly (11)notable wine list (9)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (4)romantic (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OTD AOK
    maudeVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    can't get enough of the classic slanted door grapefruit salad. and the spring rolls are perfect: fresh, crisp, full of flavor, with a killer peanut sauce that's not too thick. nice list of unusual asian teas. highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food, very noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was delicious and plentiful. The service was friendly and excellent. However the noise level made it difficult to talk and hear. Not a good place for a business luncheon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my favorite place in SF
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    every time i walk into OTD i hope no one ever asks me to leave. enough said!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very disappointing morning...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We go to OTD 1-2/week. We got to OTD at 9:10 (they open at 9 am) and were told: "We are running late. Come back at 9:30." Then a waiter thankfully recognizes as regulars and says, "Come sit down" and indeed the menu was ready. We almost left based on the 1st comment and the host with the false info never apologized. We ordered our food and were 10 minutes into our meal when another patron came in and threw a fit because he had reserved the table for 2 we were sitting at, but there were three other tables for 2 available. So even though his dining partner had not arrived, we were forced to move to another table. Finally, our steamed pork bun was cold. Our entire meal, no one stopped by to ask how we were doing or how our food was.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sffoodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I made reservations at 11 AM. We waited at door till the 2 people folding napkins ( after turning around and giving us both looks of what are you doing here"? no smiles or acknowledgement. We were the first n only ones in restaurant. We ordered ,others came in and their appetizer arrived, Ours shortly after, then their soups split and another dish and we had not gotten either of our main dishes. We noticed others around us getting food,so my friend called over the waitress to question where our food was and she said " it takes longer to grill the chicken" n walks away. WE DIDn't order anything with chicken ? She forgot our order, hurriedly told the chef and both side n main came .No return from waitress NO "To insure Proper service" either.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • inventive, modern Vietnamese food
    draliVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This remains an all time favorite with combinations of foods and spices not found elsewhere in San Francisco. Small plates of meat and fish delivered sequentially as they are prepared - each distinctly differently seasoned. Clay pot chicken always perfect, and any of the shrimp dishes exquisite. Finish the meal with one of their aromatic teas- this restaurant, although always busy and noisy, is a real treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love this place!
    SmileVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Every time we dine at OTD, we always leave so happy. The food (spring rolls, beef pho, chicken pho) and service is always superb! Dominick always takes such good care of us every time. We like sitting at the chef's table to look at all the food get prepared. They all look so delicious! Even the chefs are friendly at this place! We forgot our leftovers/doggie bag and as we turned around to walk back to the restaurant, our server was running out give it to us. It's nice that they always go that extra mile to make us feel special! :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best brunch place ever!
    SmileVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Spring rolls, chicken pho and beef pho is an absolute must!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Vietnamese I have ever had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Really good modern vietnamese kitchen. Interesting and varied menu, experienced cooks (get a seat watching the person making the rice wraps, she was good). It was great to find a vietnamese place that is clean and modern with traditional flavours. Bring lots of people with you so you can try all the dishes!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kumo
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is a very eclectic restaurant with interresting dinner options. The service is excellent. The staff is very knowledgable of the menu and keeps the water glasses filled and the dishes removed and replaced with courteous efficency. The only downsides are the parking and noise level. Probably better to sit at the bar and watch the cooks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Kike
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We love it, we wish we have a Restaurant with this quality and original food back home
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In the door
    DocDoc40VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Treat yourself... Go in the door at out the door ... You will be happy.. A bit noises , but great food,and service more than makes up for the noise
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was good but it was very noisy. You can't really have a conversation even if you are conversing with the person next to you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OTD Always Yummy
    LessSaltPleeze
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Anders (chef) is the best!! He was in tonight, so the food was amazing as usual. We had the scallops, spring rolls, and crab in glass noodles. The only issue I have is that because it's so great and popular, the noise level gets too high for me. I love Charles Phan and OTD! Thanks, Anders, for another amazing meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and wonderful service
    Diningscene
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We decided to eat tapas-style rather than in courses. The dishes are great for sharing. The selection is adundant without being overwhelming and many of the dishes mix-n-match well together. Delicious food. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great brunch!
    SmileVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I look forward to dining at OTD every weekend! The food and service is always amazing. We go for Saturday brunch to have spring rolls and pho. Their dinner menu is also amazing. The slow roasted pork spare ribs are a must! And the pork chop and the clay pot chicken are super delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always delivers
    Lara
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    OTD always delivers amazing food! We took some out of town guests here and they loved the uniqueness of the dishes and tastes. My only complaint is the noise level, which made it hard to talk at a table of 7.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So delicious!
    SmileVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Can't get enough of OTD! My husband and I love the food and the friendly service. Spring rolls, chicken pho and beef pho are so delicious! Other items on their menu are great too but we are addicted and can't seem to switch. Our favorite server Dominik takes such good care of us! Such friendly and knowledgeable staff at OTD.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Food was fantastic. Have already recommended it to others. Noise level is very high. Not great for conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a fave
    jjjjjj
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Staff can be inconsistent and the challenge of getting in sometimes is real (this week they said their phones had been out of order for a week -- sort of odd), but the short, intense menu is intensely good and we keep going back on every visit to SF.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'll go through this door again!
    Nerissa
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I took a friend here for lunch and while the acoustics are unpleasant and it's hard to hear, the food and service were wonderful. I definitely would recommend this restaurant, but this is a restaurant for a younger demographic due to the noise level. It's really too bad, because I am older and my recommendation would always include that unfortunate design error, when really, the focus should be on the marvelous food and excellent staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We love it at OTD!
    SmileVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We just love going there for brunch every week! We look forward to our spring rolls and pho! I like the chicken pho and my husband likes the beef pho. We love the food, service and the ambiance. Such a great place!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I like this place a lot. The service and food are consistently good. Starting with the friendly greeting by the hostess and continuing with good service throughout the meal. The menu doesn't change much but the food is reliably fresh and good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy pho please
    SmileVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Always love the great food and friendly service! Spring Rolls, Chicken Pho and Beef Pho are always great Saturday brunch items to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So yummy
    SmileVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Tried new menu items and changed things up. Started with the daikon cakes, full of flavor and great presentation. The steak Bavette with chimichurri sauce was so tender, delicious and cooked to perfection. We also had the lemongrass pork dish, came highly recommended by our server... which was out of this world. AMAZING!!! Dominick gave us such amazing recommendations. He always takes such great care of us and makes our dining experience exceptional!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous flavors
    Katie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We loved this place. Service was great- helpful and professional. All the food was so delicious. We especially loved the Papaya salad and clay pot chicken! Wow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out the Door was a real treat!
    colhea
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We wanted to go to The Slanted Door but there were no reservations. They offered other restaurants affiliated with the slanted door, and the menu looked great at Out the Door! We were not disappointed for our 16th anniverary dinner. We had the prawns, asparagus, brown rice and a chocolate dessert. All were taste treats, and my husband thought it was a special meal. The service was excellent. Would recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the Pho
    SmileVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We love the food and service. We go there every weekend for brunch. The manager always greets us with a friendly smile. Our server/bartender always takes such good care of us. We love the spring rolls, beef pho and chicken pho. Maybe we will try something new next time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish
    BdayDining
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Amazing food, service and fun atmosphere. A bit loud but cuisine was amazing. We were all blown away by our shared app (Soup Dumpling Potstickers - a must get) entrees and shared desserts. LOVE the wine on tap from small local wineries. All in all can't say enough good things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't get enough!
    sprucer24
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Had an amazing meal! Really really delicious - some of the favorites of our table were the daikon cakes, scallops and the peanut butter/chocolate dessert. I love that no matter what day of the week we come or time for that matter - always great service, food, and atmosphere. Always on point and we appreciate all of the hardwork from OTD to deliver that. Had a fabulous evening - a huge thank you!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lamesaderuth
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    incredibly loud! took family from out of the country we couldn't talk during dinner at all, people at nearby table were so loud the whole place has horrible acoustics
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing
    RDBD
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We've been to OTD about 5 times, and were very disappointed in the food this visit. The crispy spring rolls were OK, the crab noodles and the chicken salad were mediocre. What's happened to the chef? OTD has turned from a food lover's delight to plain, same old stuff you can get elsewhere, nothing special.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 57 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 519 reviews are from the OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.) reviews archive.
  • San Francisco treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Arrived with reservation and seated immediately on a busy night. Lovely service, wonderful food. The only negative is the noise level which is very loud. Worth the long walk from our hotel in Union Square. Felt like a local.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Found OTD listing on "Open Table" and after reading the reviews, thought we would try it. We were surprised by the excellent food and the service. Their street signage is almost non-existing, so make sure you have the address. We will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient
    mindmavenVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    OTD serves good Vietnamese (Americanized) food. Plenty of variety. Noise level is too loud. A very conveninent place for lunch. Ambience isn't good enough for a quiet, relaxing dinner.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Blah
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I come here mostly every sunday and every time I do come staff is wonderful. The food is excellent all the time. The manager is so friendly and nice. I always sit up at the bar and the bartender is always pleasant and nice! He is just wonderful. I will be back actually this sunday for Easter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing date night
    megadee
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    My partner and I were very excited to come to OTD for date night dinner. But overall, we had a pretty negative experience. We didn't get our entrees until abut 55 minutes after being seated. Furthermore, this didn't seem to be an issue to any of the staff, including our waitress, who never apologized for the delay or even acknowledged it. The noise level was so loud it was it was distracting. My companion and I we were literally SHOUTING at each other, but I still had to ask "WHAT?" every time he said something. The food was...fine. Nothing special, didn't really feel worth the price. Due to the above issues, we passed on dessert and hit up the frozen yogurt place on Fillmore instead.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious but LOUD
    EH555VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    The food at OTD continues to be fantastic. I love the flavors and freshness - yum. But acoustics certainly were not a consideration when they built this place, MUCH to the detriment of the enjoyment of their guests. This was my first trip to OTD for dinner in years, and now I know why (lunch is a bit less deafening). If anyone in your group is at all sensitive to noise or hard of hearing, I'd have to recommend a pass - would be unfortunate to miss the food, but it would be too unpleasant for them. This is not a place to have an enjoyable dinner where you can talk to your companions. Service remains spotty - very dependent upon your server. Ours was friendly and knowledgeable but a bit slow and inattentive. But oh the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not up to Slanted Door standards
    OliverVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    The food, service and ambience are adequate, but all one full step below Slanted Door standards. Frankly, I worry that Mr. Phan has become stretched a bit thin... Nonetheless, the basics are sound, so with some thoughtful attention to managing this restaurant, it could be really an excellent spot in the Fillmore Street zone.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Slanted Door without the hassle
    Greathighway
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Still creates excellent food, might want to mix up entrees more. Brunch is totally different and you should try it, we were delighted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic