insideOUT

4.9
357 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 357 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.9
service
4.9
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inside out is our go-to for dinner dates. Pat and the whole staff are amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing and fun. Great food, fantastic staff, all the people there enjoyed a fun Thursday afternoon. We will definitely come back soon xx

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vipLinaka
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great happy hour. Dinner good choices. Lots of nice, helpful servers. Excellent music.

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MauiD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and well crafted cocktails! Servers very friendly and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super awesome experience, food was great got 2 sides and the charcuterie for an appetizer for 4 and it was a perfect snack before dinner. The meals were great, ambiance was amazing and staff were super knowledgeable about the menu. Will definitely be coming back!

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JARK
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tommy, and Patrick were both amazing in providing up a great dinning experience. Thank you for a great day with the girls!

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RamonH
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table over their pond close to the waterfall. They greeted my Mom with a rose at the door (Mothers Day) and champaign with a 'Mum' flower floating in it - very thoughtful. Will certainly go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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Crispin
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience and service. Cannot wait for my next night out there!

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vipnymonterey
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything that we ordered- the service was superb (thank you Tyler!) and the setting was fabulous. Will definitely come back next time I'm in San Diego!

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RoderickN
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service is excellent, love the ambience, would definitely dine again.

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vipKevin
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful cocktails and delicious food, couple that with tremendous service from Patrick and our early Mother’s Day brunch was a grand success, thanks,

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great waiter!

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SurfingAttorney
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

This is an incredibly cool place in terms of design. It feels like you are in Greenwich Village or SF. Problem is the food unfortunately. Not bad, just average. Had a "paella" which unfortunately had overdone, dry shellfish and rice-a-roni vermicelli (no joke) in place of real paella rice. I get it--hard to make paella, particularly if you aren't a Spanish restaurant. But this was a pretty lame attempt and it sure wasn't worth $33. Take that one off the menu, it's not worthy. Arancini was decent, but arrived (strangely since it is friend) cold. Mescal sizzling prawns were excellent and had a killer dipping sauce. But they give you 2 small (and I mean small) pieces of bread. 4 prawns. $22. Gotta step it up. I really wanted to love this place and like I said, fantastic ambiance (maybe best just for drinks), but the food is decidedly average and expensive for what you get. Not worth for the $160 tab (for 2), sorry.

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BrandonU22
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My roommate and I went for their Thursday Date Night option. $59 for 2 salads, 2 entrees, and a bottle of wine. We got some dessert and a side of their brussel sprouts as well (their brussel sprouts are so good!) . Overall had a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very attentive staff, very pleasing ambiance for the dining

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FrancisS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

l the venue was outstanding, quiet the food was absolutely delicious and the staff was incredibly friendly, a great place to celebrate

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vipJaimiH
San Diego
84 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots in San Diego! The vibe is awesome and the food is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious apricot sour cocktail!

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Aldrin
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love loved coming here pre Covid. First time back after a long while and the service was absolutely amazing! Friendly staff, fast service and delicious food and drinks!

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vipCheriChad
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed ourselves… The ambience, service, and food was amazing. It was a perfect date night

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining there

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to brunch in SD!

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GilS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food we went for date night best deal ever

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MarianaD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience with great food we had a lot of fun

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vipTateD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IO’s 3 year birthday. Wow how time has flown by. Gracious host, great food, and a good evening. Shout to all the IO staff for a great time.
Tate

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Responded on April 30, 2021

Hey Tate, thank you for dining with us and your valuable feedback. We hope to provide you with another 5-star experience again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant experience and environment

insideOUT
Responded on April 30, 2021

Hello, thank you for dining with us. We hope to provide you with another 5-star experience again soon!

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Halisophia
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Took my mom here for brunch and we had a fabulous time. Definitely will be back!

insideOUT
Responded on April 30, 2021

Hey Hali, thank you for dining with us and for your valuable feedback. We hope to provide you with another 5-star experience again soon!

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vipTateD
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!!!🥰🥰

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Responded on April 30, 2021

Hey Tate, thank you for dining with us. We hope to provide you with another 5-star experience again soon!

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viplisab
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was wonderful from start to finish.....The entire staff was warm and welcoming. Our brunch was delicious! We loved all the choices. We will definitely be back.

insideOUT
Responded on April 30, 2021

Hey Lisa, thank you for dining with us and your valuable feedback. We hope to provide you with another 5-star experience again soon!

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vipLuvitaliano
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and cleverly designed to elevate every day food. Atmosphere is wonderful.

insideOUT
Responded on April 28, 2021

Hello, thank you for dining with us and your valuable feedback. We hope to provide you with another 5-star experience again soon!

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vipDrue
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place: ambiance, service and staff are wonderful. Menu needs to be expanded; too limited.

insideOUT
Responded on April 28, 2021

Hey Drue, thank you for dining with us and your valuable feedback. We hope to provide you with another 5-star experience again soon!

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AcroCatFan
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

On one hand, InsideOUT is fun, swanky and full of life! If you want to see and be seen - this is the place to be! On the other hand, the food isn’t the best. The portions are small for the price, and the food is sorta bland. With that said, I’d still go for the queer-loving atmosphere, and to impress my friends and family.

insideOUT
Responded on April 28, 2021

Hello, thank you for dining with us and your valuable feedback. We hope to have you back again soon!

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AndyB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The host was really rude. He was really superficial and disingenuous. Even though we were wearing masks, he put his hand up in our face as soon as we stepped inside and told us to stand back and away very aggressively. Then he gave us a seat by the water and said if we fall in that he wouldn’t come in to save us. It was a joke but it wasn’t funny and also out of nowhere. Then he interrupted us during our meal to remind us that we only had half an hour left and that he would be kicking us out soon. There were so many open tables it just felt uncomfortable and unnecessary. We were almost done anyway. And he kept calling us “babe” as if he knew us... it was really inauthentic and did not sit well with us.

The server was better but seemed rushed and distracted, didn’t speak much. Which is why the majority of our experience with the restaurant was with the host. Overall the food was great, and the ambiance was nice with the waterfall. I’ve been to InsideOut before, and have never had a negative impression with the staff like this.

insideOUT
Responded on April 28, 2021

Hey Andy, thank you for dining with us and your valuable feedback. We are passing this information along to management and hope you'll come back and see us again.

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DarinO
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always such nice staff.....great space and yummy food...some nice new choices for brunch as well....thank you!

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vipPhotoman
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good service and ambience. The only problem was too much salt in the food. I got the breakfast croissant and my friends each got a frittata and we agreed there was too much salt.

insideOUT
Responded on April 20, 2021

Hello, thank you for dining with us and for your valuable feedback. We hope to have you back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Baby gender ultrasound.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

such a fun place!

insideOUT
Responded on April 20, 2021

Hello, thank you for dining with us and your valuable feedback. We hope to provide you with another 5-star experience again soon!

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Chris
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great rack of lamb

insideOUT
Responded on April 20, 2021

Hey Chris, thank you for dining with us and your valuable feedback. We hope to provide you with another 5-star experience again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome venue for a celebration. Great service, food and drinks were outstanding. Price was right for quality of food/service. Would definitely come back if passing through town again.

insideOUT
Responded on April 20, 2021

Hello, thank you for dining with us and your valuable feedback. We hope to provide you with another 5-star experience again soon!

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insideOUT is rated 4.9 stars by 357 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.