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The Glass Door
1835 Columbia St.
San Diego, CA 92101
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The Glass Door Details
Hours of Operation:
DINNER everyday | 3PM-10PM | bar till 12
LATE NIGHT KITCHEN Wed/Thur/Fri/Sat | 10PM-12AM | bar till 1
BRUNCH Saturday - Sunday | 10am-2pm (Endless Mosas and Marys $10)
LOCALS LATE NIGHT HAPPY HOUR M-F 10pm to CLOSE
Daily Happy Hour (excluding Sat/Sun) 3pm until 7pm.
Wine Wednesday 50% Off Any Bottle of Wine
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
American, Contemporary American, Californian
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Food & Beverage Services
We offer exceptional catered cuisine, tasty and tantalizing to complement your occasion,
whether it’s a board meeting or holiday party
Private Party Facilities:
Porto Vista Hotel creates successful business meetings and unforgettable social events.
Our unique venues create the perfect setting for each event. With amazing views
overlooking San Diego Bay and downtown city lights it makes you feel like you’re on top
of the world. Our boutique style hotel with a dash of European flare will create an
inspiring and downright fun experience that will transform any event into a virtual
vacation. So leave mild-mannered meetings behind and let our innovation invent a
gathering from sophisticated business and leisure travelers
Private Party Contact:
Jayna Prest (619) 564-3998
A word from The Glass Door
Taste the World, from our
Glass Door is a restaurant that offers the casual sophistication that San Diego is known for and features a seafood based menu that draws true influence from every major culinary capital in the world. Our menu takes root in flavors and techniques that can be found in Eastern Europe, Spain, Italy, Asia, France, and the Middle East and gives them all a decisively San Diego interpretation. In addition to our cuisine we also offer craft cocktails made with expert techniques and local microbrews that showcase the flavors San Diego has to offer. To compliment our global flavors we have a panoramic view of the San Diego Marina that gives our concept completion. Come join us at one of our communal tables on our 4th floor perch and taste the world from our view.
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Diners' Choice Winner
If you are going for breakfast on
a Saturday, be sure to get there before 10am because that is when breakfast ends. We had vouchers for a complimentary breakfast and went down 10:30am and were told breakfast was over and "brunch" started at 10am. Even McDonald's serves breakfast until 11am. It would have been nice if this information was provided on the vouchers we received."
Dined on 4/11/2014
First of all, service is great!
The view is beautiful and if its on a chilli morning, they will turn on the heater on for you!"
Dined on 3/31/2014
I like this place. My swordfish
was terrific, and my companion's hamburger looked good. Great view. It was a little cold to eat outside but on a warmer day that would be fun. Our server was smart, funny, and cool - someone I'd enjoy knowing personally. Parking's always iffy in Little Italy, but eventually something opens up. I'll go again and again."
Dined on 3/23/2014
I arrived 20 minutes early for a
7pm reservation. I told the hostess I would be at the bar. At 7:10 I hadn't heard anything so I approached the hostess about when a table would be available. She was annoyed I approached her because she was busy. She said she had a short table by the door and I asked why we couldn't be seated at one of two larger high tables. She said they were reserved so I said I would wait for a high table. After 20 minutes of no one using the reserved tables she split up the high tables and put one by the door. It was cold out and the door kept opening. She had an attitude and was more busy talking with the staff and flirting."
Dined on 3/21/2014
Our service was spectacular - it
was a slower Saturday morning than I expected here with the Farmer's Market going on, but our girl was great at taking care of us. Bottomless mimosa brunch is also nothing to scoff at! Food was a delight - my boyfriend's breakfast burrito just fell apart instantly which was a bummer, but the taste was great! View is also well worth a visit to sit out on the patio overlooking the Little Italy skyline over the ocean. Night times here for dinner are awesome too - they have a ton of lanterns decorating the cieling which provides a wonderful ambiance."
Dined on 3/15/2014
Sat on the balcony watching the
sun set over the Pacific was very nice and the food and service was good, too. We did feel like the grandparents of the crowd but we were seated at the far end of the balcony so we could sit and enjoy the sunset together."
Dined on 3/9/2014
The Glass Door was a wonderful
surprise. After arriving later than expected, we decided to just stay at the hotel instead of looking for another restaurant. We were really impressed with the meal. The flavors were amazing and presentation was done quite well. We are admittedly food geeks from Sonoma County, so we have the opportunity to dine in some incredible restaurants on our home turf. The wait staff is very attentive and provided excellent service. I would invite you to give The Glass Door a try."
Dined on 3/6/2014
Awesome place for brunch...all you
can drink Mimosa's and Bloody Mary's for $10. Great view."
Dined on 2/16/2014
The restaurant sits on the top of
the 4th floor of a hotel. The view is awesome, but the service is slow and you do find yourself looking around a lot for your server. The food was okay, nothing to rave about. I've had better at a chain restaurant."
Dined on 2/22/2014
This was my first time visiting
for brunch and I was impressed. The food waand service were great. And you obviously can't beat the view. Will definetely be back!!!"
Dined on 2/23/2014
That's for the food, bottomless
mimosas, ambiance and validated parking. The reviews for this place on yelp were a bit harsh, but I didn't have a single complaint. Servers were friendly, food was delicious and my mimosa glass was never empty. Winning combo!"
Dined on 2/15/2014
Bad brunch. Bad service. The
server could care less about his job or his customers. Dropped the food off and never even checked in with us. Didn't clear out plates. The place was not busy yet we still had to wait for so long to get our check. The only good thing was the view...and even that is starting to fade. I was so excited to try The Glass Door and it was such a disappointment. The only good customer service was the valet guy."
Dined on 2/16/2014
We came here for valentines and
ordered off the Prix faire menu ($68/pp). We got the filet, which was only two small bites of filet each, ridiculous for what we paid."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Without a doubt one of the worst
restaurants in San Diego. The preset menu for Valentine's Day (70/person) was titled the Aphrodisiac Menu, which left me less excited and more hungry. On the preset menu, there was a small but decent salad, a absolutely horrible lobster tortellini (tortellini to me is pasta, but this wasn't), a mint gazpacho (somehow mint meant melon), and a pear sorbet, with prosciutto and a parmesan crisp. Needless to say, I left the restaurant hungry and poorer by 90 dollars. When I arrived, I stated I had a reservation, I was turned away from valet, which made me late for my reservation and kept my friend waiting. I called the manager and I was told to return to valet and remind the valet I was allowed to park there."
Dined on 2/14/2014
The restaurant has a beautiful
view of the neighborhood and a nice view of the harbor. The food variety is pretty limited but the burger I had was delicious. The staff were very friendly. The wait time for the food to come out was quite long,but the food and restaurant were well worth it. Also very convenient if you stay at the Porto fino hotel. Prices are pretty decent"
Dined on 2/14/2014
My wife and I went to The Glass
Door as an early valentines dinner, and had a good time. The staff was very friendly and attentive, the meal was prepared very well (we had artichoke dip as a starter, with lamb and duck fries for our entree, and maple gelato for dessert). There's a nice view from the heated outdoor bar, which runs the entire length of the outside of the restaurant. Inside, the view is also pretty nice, although you're obviously looking "through" the people sitting at the bar. When we went, there were hardly any other patrons, but that could just be a timing thing. I hope this restaurant does well, since it was a nice experience. Since this is a hotel restaurant, and you enter through the elevator in the hotel lobby."
Dined on 2/13/2014
I had flowers delivered to the
restaurant and the staff had them waiting at my table when I arrived. The server was new but was great ! He came to the table often and provided outstanding service. The views from the roof are great with the harbor in view it sets quite a romantic atmosphere. The bartender made a mean drink and when I didn't understand what one of the ingredients where she brought the bottle out and showed us. One of the best restaurants I have been to hands down. If you go order the duck fries! Needless to say our server received a large tip."
Dined on 2/8/2014
The customer service was
outstanding! our waitress with the red hair (i cannot remember her name, im bad with names) she was always one step ahead. he was very accomidating to our request and we went back 3 times after. Thank you for the great service and food. Can't wait to go back and visit The only dissapointment was that when we went for dinner I ordered a side of onion rings and you diid'nt have any ranch :( and the bartender she took about 15 minutes to bring me ketchup :( and the onion rings had got a little cold. Aside from that we had brunch twice and our waitress was exceptional"
Dined on 2/8/2014
Service was AWFUL! Servers were
rude and slow. Food was ok. Cocktails were ok. They tried to charge us (we were a party of 12) more drinks than what we ordered and we had to point it out to them. Not worth it, there are much better restaurants in the area."
Dined on 1/25/2014
The food was a bit odd. I had the
chicken breast with crunchy potato. The potato was shoe-string, fried, hard and tasteless. Then I ordered a side of mashed potato which was a soup-like purée potato. I was not at all happy with my meal but others who had Scotish Salmon and vegetarian pasta were happy, so maybe it's just me. Overrall, the ambience and view are spectacular and the service was very good and attentive."
Dined on 1/10/2014
Glass Door is truly a remarkable
dining location and it has a spectacular view of the San Diego Bay. I would recommend this beauty to all!"
Dined on 11/22/2013
Took my girlfriend here for her
birthday and it was amazing! Our server was Julia and she was one of the best servers I have experienced in San Diego. We went on a Wed and enjoyed a 1/2 off bottle of wine. The Duck fries appetizer and chicken breast entree were amazing. Highly recommend this restaurant."
Dined on 10/29/2013
The food and service was on par
except for a random waitress that tried to take our plates twice before we were finished. The view is amazing and our server, Ivan, made our brunch a lot of fun. Unfortunately, their Duck Fries are not part of the brunch menu, but their breakfast club was fantastic. Not to mention, bottomless mimosas and bloody mary's for $10 is a must!"
Dined on 10/19/2013
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Easter Brunch & Dinner Reservations
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Join us for our grand Easter Brunch by the Bay on the rooftop of the Porto Vista Hotel. Seating's at 10am, 12 & 2pm.
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