insideOUT

4.7
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$31 to $50
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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.

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Sun 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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San Diego
27 reviews
Reviewed on July 27, 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

Fun, hip space on university near park blvd. open air courtyard for dining and drinks, as well as tables along the street-side window. small, tight menu with decent fare, but the cocktail/bar scene is where it's at here...

n
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Please remove from Open table. They did not have our reservation and said they no longer participate through OT. That being said, he sat us down quickly as the restaurant was wide open and the experience was very good.

BD
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inside Out no longer takes reservations through Open Table, luckily they had a table available. If you need a reservation, call them directly.

M
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience willreturn soon.

d
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great place to meet up with friends for cocktails and a meal!

F
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Ridiculously loud bar and dining area! Absolutely deafening. Request upstairs dining room. Beautifully designed space. Excellent wait staff. Poke bowl average. Watermelon salad..beautiful presentation but very basic flavor. Octopus extremely tough

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun time in a great looking space with yummy food and drinks!

OT
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great venue but need to change up the menu. With only 5 entrees it’s very limiting. The steak is awesome, salmon delicious but...need more variety.

BS
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Stunning build out. Great longing area. Excellent service. Highly recommended for a fun night out with friends or a date

B
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love our new hipster restaurant and bar! InsideOUT is just what Hillcrest needed - a happening, unique, energetic and classy place with top service, interesting menu and a lot of eye candy for everyone.

JH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here a few times and you can’t beat the food and the staff. Tyler waited on us for the second time and his service is top notch. We’ll be back soon!

SS
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The reason for the lss then five stars on the food is the menu is very limited only one fish dish for the nonmeat eaters no outstanding

SB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Don’t eat the food, it’s disgusting. We had a large party and everyone ordered different items. No one enjoyed the food but the drinks were good.

LW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was a hot day but at 6:30 PM we were quite uncomfortable sitting by the front windows. The overall experience unfortunately was memorable or for the wrong reasons.

PU
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The design is really cool - worth going just to see that....food was very good, nicely presented, but the noise level was really bad. Could barely hear each other, which was problematic. Fix the noise and it's a great place!
The toilet with the large window to the street (with a gauzy curtain) is....unusual!

A
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just rated the place a 5 in every category. I rarely gush like that, but there it is. It’s fun, it’s not too expensive, it has great design, the service is always competent, cheerful, and personal, and I really like the food. Can’t really ask for more.

GS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place! The only thing negative is I told they did not have the first two drinks that I tried to order. Rusty Nail and Mai tai
For those drinks I guess I will have to go elsewhere.
Will return !!

K
San Diego
125 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Solid new add to Hillcrest's already outstanding food scene. InsideOUT is only 3 months old, so they have a few kinks to work out (signage, service), but no real complaint. The menu is very nice - simple, yet tasty options. We had the avocado toast & tuna bowl, both of which were very good. It is mostly outside, even if you are "inside" so don't expect AC on the hot summer SD days.

BM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so happy that we came to insideOut! Our server, Zach, and Paris were absolutely amazing and so welcoming. We will definitely be back!

CB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole staff and everyone in it is good looking.

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience and food! The mix between Mediterranean and contemporary is just what you didn’t know you needed!

LM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Hillcrest needed a place like this, and based upon the crowd and the noise level the community seems to have responded well. It was hard to have a conversation but the people watching was excellent and so were the cocktails, although I resorted to my usual Negroni and not one of the featured drinks. The service was good but the food could use some tweaking. It was definitely a huge step up from the other restaurants owned by this group but no better than the Cohn family faire.

RS
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super energetic, beautiful setting and the food was FANTASTIC. Especially the steak you cook at your table on a hot stone. Interesting cocktail menu and bathrooms are a "must see." Super fun place w/ fabulous food. A bit loud, but we were a table of 4 and could easily converse.

RL
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here twice and both experiences were amazing. The first visit was for brunch. Everyone loved their food although I don’t remember what everyone else ordered. I had the steak sandwich. Perfect meal. The craft cocktails are so different and very tasty. The food is expertly prepared and service is impeccable. Dinner was awesome as well. Our group had the filet mignon, Moroccan Chicken, Fideo Rosa, spinach strawberry salad and Caesar salad. Everyone was pleased. Dessert was over the top delicious and presented beautifully. Matt Ramon and Paris are killing it!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good but dining room was too loud. You couldn't have a conversation without having to shout over each other. It was also very warm in the dining room.

WC
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Every visit is a great experience n

C
San Diego
175 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was fun, friendly and efficient! The restaurant was a little hard to find, as there is no sign on the restaurant. But, once we found it, we had a wonderful night out! We'll be back!

y
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food is not bad but not great. It could use some fine tuning, especially in seasoning. For example, their frittatas are a bit bland as well as their brunch Ahi Poke. The Poke at night was much better for some reason. Also for brunch, for their smoked salmon plate they might want to reconsider the type of cheese they are using. I am assuming they are trying to do a spin on Lox but if you are going to do that, the cheese needs to be softer and more spreadable. The staff have been amazing and their drinks are delicious. We will continue to dine there. Hopefully, since they are new, they will work out any kinks and fine tune their dining experience.

TF
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really loud; difficult to have a conversation. But still, a fun addition to Hillcrest.

S
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smoky Rose cocktail.. Fideo Rosa, Moroccan Chicken, Hot stone steaks.. all just so yummy!!
InsideOUT is a fabulous addition to Hillcrest and to good times in general!

RL
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The cocktails, food and service were awesome! I love Chris Shaw, Matt Ramon and all the folks at Mo’s Universe. They know good food, service and our community.

SC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Always the best time me on Hillcrest. Still working through some expected service kinks as a new venue, but excellent all the same.

D
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Surprisingly good food but limited menu...place to see and be seen

G
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These guys have raised the bar in the neighborhood! Great addition to the hood, very Vegas like.

K
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent addition to Mo’s stable of restaurants. A fresh menu and killer cocktails combined with the unique layout made this a great date night out. Glad to have them in the neighborhood!

V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Decor is stunning! What an experience!

TW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was tasty, but menu choices were very limited. Maybe dinner menu is larger, but don’t know. Overall, not a bad experience, but won’t be on top of the go-to brunch list.

JH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and wonderful ambiance.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is very friendly, and the drinks were great.

B
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a nice dinner at this great new hip spot. Great ambiance. I'm in the wood business and loved the tables and accents. The colors and vibe of the place makes it feel very different than a normal restaurant and more like a place you would want to hang out and have a drink with friends. Cocktail menu is inspired and the few we tried were awesome! Loved the meal as well. Especially the burrata and beet appetizer and the Stone cooked Filet. Will definitely return