One Door North

4.6
334 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
At One Door North we host a New American Bar and Eatery that pays homage to the outdoors with the spirit of adventure, serving only fresh farm to table cuisine. Come enjoy the adventure with us, we look forward to serving you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Californian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 4:00 - 9:30pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00 - 10:30pm
Sunday: 4:00 - 9:00pm
HAPPY HOUR: 4:00 - 6:00pm daily
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Phone number
(619) 618-1285
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Fred Piehl
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Upas and 30th
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Parking details
Limited street parking, neighborhood parking available
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Public transit
MTS Busline. Stop at 30th and Upas.
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Special events & promotions
We have happy hour seven days a week 4pm to 6pm.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 334 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

I made a reservation and was at first seated in the bar. I asked to then be moved to a regular table knows that the bar would become crowded and loud on a Saturday evening. We had then brussel sprouts and a flat bread with a lovely white wine. The service was excellent, but became very slow as the evening progressed. By 8:00 pm, it was so loud in the restaurant, that I found myself yelling at my date to be heard. Not sure if I’ll be back for that reason.

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RC
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Happy hour is great. Drink specials, $ oysters and other great things!
Also great service!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Very good food with very attentive service in a nice neighborhood bistro setting.

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BB
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food was very good, service was just okay. I had to ask what the specials were among other things. Our appetizer could have been larger portion for the price.

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OT
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

AMAZING FOOD, like so good. Everyone needs to get the Calamari. The waiter took a verrrrry long time to ask us what we’d like to drink, then a verrrrry verrrrry long time to bring the drinks to us, and then and even longer time to come back and ask us what we’d like to order.

The AC wasn’t working that day, which isn’t their fault at all. But it was weird they didn’t mention that to us on our way in. Instead we were sitting uncomfortably waiting a very long time. TBH the food was so good that I’m not even mad. I think I’d go again for the food but hopefully the service is stepped up a little by then.

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c
4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

It was our first visit to One Door North. Although finding a parking spot in the area was a bit of a challenge, it was worth the walk. My husband and I enjoyed both the service and the food...enough to return in the near future. Although I am not a beer drinker, I had a couple of glasses of very good wine and plan to return with my family's many beer drinkers to try their craft beer selection.

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OT
3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

It was nice.

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TL
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Loved the food and atmosphere-would highly recommend it!

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J
4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Second time here and this time was much better than the first. Happy we tried it again. Nice menu and wine list and the service was perfect. Great happy hour deals as well.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Amazing food and atmosphere! Definitely will be back.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Nice vibe. Food and service was good

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F
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Wonderful dining experience! Loved all plates, ambience and great service! Will definitely be a regular here.

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F
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Everything was on point. The steak was tender and flavorful. The cheese board was wonderful and the service was great. The salads were also quite delicious. Nearly perfect night except it gets very hard to hear when it’s busy, and you find yourself almost yelling to get a story across the person 2 ft away across the table. Otherwise, it was fantastic!

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Food was great. We were seated next to a kids party, the kids kept running around and bumping our table. The server repeatedly forgot about us. The only thing that really saves this review, the food was amazing.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great selection. Oysters were wonderful. Sprouts and truffle fries amazing. Octopus perfect. Four apps for two people is all we needed.

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SV
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The best part was our waiter who was helpful and fun. The food was great too! The chicken dish was one of the best! Not boring!

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RC
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

One of our favorite places to eat!
Great happy hour with $ oysters and $ draft for the first hour.
Also other things. Bacon mac and cheese delicious!
Lively crowd and friendly staff.

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OT
3.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Birthday celebration with my best friend, food was decent, not super impressed

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N
1.0Dined on May 9, 2018

My wife & I went for a much needed date away from kids. We ordered two appetizers, fried cauliflower & the octopus. The octopus was inconsistent. One bite was good then the next bite took me to the wharf. Intending to eat a full meal here, we left after the appetizers. I then got extremely sick that night. It seems the octopus was at the wharf too long.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

One Door North is always good. We were there to celebrate a birthday and although we did not get a tent, our table was big and comfortable. The food and drinks were great as always. Our server was amazing. As always, it’s a great place to eat and drink at.

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GO
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Always enjoy the atmosphere, food and staff. Manager always comes and says hello and makes sure we are taken care of. Staff always greets us and says goodbye when we leave. Our weekly favorite place to dine.

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BL
3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The front is a bit uncomfortable- open to air but the sun shines through on the building across and kind of annoying with the glare - should have a little sun shade or something. The back with the large tables is cool but needs a big group. Charcuterie is ok nothing mind blowing. Octopus similar to smoking goat next door or one of the prep kitchen/catania restaurants. Salmon good but a bit too sweet. Chicken was ok. Flatbreads very average

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OT
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Great food, nice ambience. Would definitely go there again

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LJ
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Absolutely delicious! Best restaurant I’ve been to in San Diego!!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Love this place!!!!!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great service and food

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OT
3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went of my way to make a reservation through open table. Upon arrival, we (party of four) were promptly seated in the corner of the front dining area, which was almost directly under a music speaker. They literally played music so loud, that my table couldn’t hold a conversation. This really deserves two stars, but the food was decent and the server was good. This was my second inadequate experience at this restaurant; therefore, I will not be back. That’s my honest feedback.

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DG
3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Loud, loud and loud!!! I simply cannot understand why loud rock music must be played in restaurants nowadays in order to be considered valuable. My friends and I were screaming to be heard and it was pretty much an unpleasant experience. Other than that, the food was good and the service OK as well.

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OT
3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It was mediocre. The menu didn’t have a ton of options. Definitely good for getting friends together for a drink. Those bar stools hurt your booty real bad LOL FYI! Our server was nice and the ambience was fun! I probably wouldn’t find myself here again as it wasn’t that impressive.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Super coooooooool

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EC
3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Happy hour prices were great. We managed to order a lot of food without breaking the bank: mac n' cheese, dozen oysters ($1 each), huge kids burger and lots of fries, chicken wings, beef cheek tacos and beers (including a $1 beer).

Service was slow overall and painfully slow at the end. I had to walk around to see if our server was still here!

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LF
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food is excellent. Had the octopus, arugala salad and the chicken. Wife had the salmon. Loved everyone of them. Incredibly loud there. Hard to talk.

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OT
4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Six of us at dinner. The drinks were good, the apps were great, and the entrees were all tasty. The only person who didn’t like their meal had the Caesar salad. Everyone noted that service was a bit slow, drink orders were placed first but the appetizers came out well before the drinks.

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M
3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had a reservation and were literally placed in the last seat near the entrance to the restrooms. The waitress was MIA most of our meal and the food mediocre.

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BC
4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We had an enjoyable experience on this first visit. The service was excellent and the food was good. This was a "team building" dinner for a new group of employees and sitting in the tent was perfect. Best of a private dining room but being a part of the vibe of the restaurant at the same time.

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T
4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great place for a night out. Food and service were great. Noise level was high, we had to raise our voices when talking to each other. Parking was not the greatest as expected. But overall a great experience.

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JW
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Another GREAT meal - thank you!

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BH
4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

we started our bachelorette festivities at One Door North and didn't have the best service but the ambiance of the restaurant was great; the food was amazing; and, the drinks were fresh!

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OT
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

One Door North gets better and better!! Awesome restaurant

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F
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food is great and drinks are fantastic. Came here for birthday dinner and was not at all disappointed.

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