insideOUT

4.8
459 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
insideOUT is Hillcrest’s sexy, chic and refined destination restaurant for those who want to enjoy fine dining, craft cocktails and relax in an urban oasis. During this Pandemic, we cap out party sizes at 6 guests. We cannot combine parties. For the safety of our staff, guests, and community please abide by our social distancing protocols, rules and regulations. Thank You and stay safe.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 459 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.9
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoeG
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food & service great as well. Thank you Paris & Matty.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Loud, couldn’t talk to friends without yelling. Server came around 2 times, the 3rd being the check. But it was a busy night

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here!!!!

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DonnellW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food2service3ambience5

The waiter did not come back to the table often enough, however, he was very nice.
When we made reservations we indicated we wanted the pool side table and we did not get it.
When calling the restaurant, no one EVER answers the phone or calls back even after leaving a message.
Love the atmosphere Awesome. Bathrooms are amazing too!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing… friendly, fast, the attention to the details. The food, the cocktails all so carefully made. Great date spot. Would go again for sure.

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Brittany
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Would love to see what kind of decidan dessert creations they could offer

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Jake
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here. The cocktails are wonderful. The staff is super friendly and attentive. The food is prepared beautifully. It is always too loud tho. So be prepared to speak up.

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vipHappy2dine
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The service was excellent, the food delicious with a fun and creative presentation, the music was nice and not loud allowing for nice conversation . I highly recommend it and will be going back there soon !

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vipJeremyA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor vibe and friendly staff! Even the food is fun to gawk at. Top to bottom excellent ambiance.

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Brando
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly service! Loved it a d definitely going back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambience!! Thank you for such a wonderful night! Can’t wait to go back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tyler was great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining here and was lucky enough to have Sarah on both occasions as our server for the night. Service was stellar. Attention to detail, great banter and an organically friendly connection to our experience. The food was beautifully presented and a treat for our pallets. Everything was prepared with precision and we could not have left happier. All around, this place has vibe, energy, and food that makes you want to dine for 5 hours straight.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I must say I love this place the food is great and the atmosphere is beyond and well they got the FABULOUS Paris what else can you ask for.

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TomB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance, great service! This place is a favorite.

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GeenaS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the ambiance! Music was fun and upbeat (a little loud). Layout of the outdoor seating was unique & service was outstanding. I recommend the chardonnay & the Thursday date night deal- well worth it. Salmon was delicious

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GingerH
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere at InsideOUT is like nothing you have ever experienced. It’s chic and fabulous and also casually “San Diego”. The architecture is amazing. The seats and tables are all extremely comfortable. The drinks are to die for. There’s a “Date Night” Package for about $60 that is an incredible bargain for such an upscale setting. The food is ok but I really don’t go there for the food as much as I go for drinks and the fabulous vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The interior of this restaurant and lounge is beautiful and the place has a fun vibe. We’ve enjoyed every meal here and the service is always great.

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Wilfish99
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a fabulous place! Without a reservation there is usally a wait because it's such a fun scene and everyone wants to be there. So, do yourself a favor and reserve!

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vipReviewer
San Diego
87 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gets better each time we go. FUN! Great job guys.

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CraigH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Patrick was attentive and professional

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food drinks and service. The atmosphere is electric yet subdued. The hot stone filet is my new favorite steak dish in San Diego. The fried risotto balls are to die for! A must-eat restaurant in SD!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a date with my fiancée here which was by far one of the most relaxing spots in San Diego. No one bothered us here as it is a LGBTQ+ safe space. If you like gossip grill this place here will also be your favorite.
Great service and drinks!

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CADiner27
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful outside area with wonderful service! The food was delicious and the Freakie Tiki drink is dangerously good!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service is generally good but staff can at times be a bit snobby.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time at insideOUT! Our server was great, food was yummy, overall we had so much fun!

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VincentH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing experience with our server Patrick. The food, drinks and energy was amazing.

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Summer
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, friendly and professional staff. Had a great experience!

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yolandap
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was awesome! The staff is was friendly, the atmosphere is relaxed and the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything. My new favorite restaurant in San Diego!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice vibe. It was very busy so drinks didn’t come as fast as they probably would have in other places. But the waiter did stop by whenever he could.

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Springtime
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Love their drink menu...and their onion rings.

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erika
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome pool side table and great ambiance. All of the servers, bartenders, hosts were all amazing - everyone who interacted with us was friendly and helpful. We were well waited on. The food was also delicious and so were the specialty cocktails. Overall a great experience and a really fun environment!

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Ronwake
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Good vibe, great atmosphere, nice service. insideOUT handled the pandemic well, and now it’s as good as before the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s such a cool outdoor space, definitely come in your best fashions because you’ll DEFINITELY want to take lots of pictures!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !!!

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Partyof6
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting. Tom was an amazing server! Great food and drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brunch spot in SD!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Per the usual, I had the most fabulous dining experience. The staff feels like my family and always offer the highest most professional and friendly service. My #1 go to in San Diego!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick is my favorite server and the ambience never fails to impress!!! First date choice location for these very reasons and MORE!!!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from insideOUT using the Order Online button.

insideOUT is rated 4.8 stars by 459 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.