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About One Door North
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.
San Diego, CA 92104
American, Californian, Seafood
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
Upas and 30th
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Limited street parking, neighborhood parking available
MTS Busline. Stop at 30th and Upas.
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
Special Events & Promotions:
We have happy hour seven days a week 4pm to 6pm.
One Door North Ratings and Reviews
Brad was accommodating with changes to our reservation, as traffic was bad. Liz was fantastic as our server. She was helpful with making selections, worked with us on the timing of food, and was a joy to meet and chat with. The three of us had cocktails, the cheese board, grilled octopus, and charred Brussels sprouts for appetizers; then the chicken, salmon, and hamburger for entrees. All were excellent. Cool vibe inside with a rustic feel with tents and plaid flannel shirts on all the staff. I live in Leucadia, but I will definitely make the trip again for One Door North.
Big hit with the whole group, including a wine expert and craft beer aficionados. The trout was fantastic! Also notable for us was the octopus starter and the arugula mushroom flatbread. We found ourselves sharing so we could try more dishes, wines and beers. It was fun eating inside a tent, too!
We had been wanting to come here for some time and it was not the experience we had hoped for. For starters I have Celiac and the waitress seened incredibly put out that she had to check on gluten free options for me, but she was fairly rude to everyone so it wasn't just me. The appetizers weren't all that great - the mains were decent.
We enjoyed a great date night at One Door North! We were seated promptly for our reservation, and everyone we spoke to provided friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive service. The camping theme and decor are super cute, and I really appreciate the space between the tables so you're not involuntarily eavesdropping on your neighbors conversation. Great selection of cocktails, wine, and beer to choose from, and when my husband couldn't decide on a beer our waitress brought over a few samples for him to try. Food is excellent, I highly recommend sharing the mac and cheese and a flatbread. They're on point, and it seemed like every table had these items. The mini muffins and oysters are also amazing. Only downside here is that the kitchen is really slow, but the staff did a great job communicating and keeping you informed about when your food is coming out. We never had to ask about anything. Warm cookies and ice cream was the perfect ending to a great night out. Can't wait to come back with some friends and sit in a tent with some s'mores!
This is a co-venture of the Smoking Goat, which we like. The experience here was something less. Caesar salad was a scattering of chopped up leaves, with crouton dust that added a little flavor but was hard to swallow. Trout was water soaked and relatively tasteless, served over some watery beans and diced tomatoes. We would not go back.
Your restaurant is fun and unique to take first timers, friends, family and out of towners. The food is amazingly creative and delicious. Two objections include the lack of a liquor license and the fact that there are too few tents available (despite making reservations) to enhance the ambiance and uniqueness of the restaurant. While the alcohol drinks are interesting, it would seem adding the option of cocktails, would be favorable. Some of us do not drink beer and/or wine.
We had a group of 10+ to celebrate my birthday but everyone was arriving at different times so the staff allowed us to section off a portion of the bar tops. The happy hour menu was superb and everyone was raving about the jalapeño infused mixed drink. Everything was perfect, Chris at the bar was able to handle all us knuckleheads with ease. 10/10 would recommend!
The food was cooked to perfection. I really loved the wine selection, too. It was nice that they are a retail shop, which brought the overall price of a bottle down a bit.
Emily, our wait staff, was helpful, kind and gave us great recommendations. We both really enjoyed ourselves very much. I can’t wait to return.
We went during restaurant week so had a limited menu but we were aware of that ahead of time. The chicken and trout were delicious the appetizers were okay and the panna cotta dessert was not very good. It was incredibly minty and not very tasty. The restaurant was decent.
I went for my friends birthday and requested a tent table and that was amazing and the food was great as always... I just have a really hard time with the service and as if it's almost impossible for the table servers to be nice. I come back because I love the food and ambiance. Overall it was fun and a nice birthday dinner!
Read an online Zagat article that included One Door North as one of the most creative restaurant experiences in San Diego and thus figured the food here must be good, atmosphere interesting or even inspiring... Zagat write-up = good, right? Wrong.
The front of the restaurant felt more standard with the usual seating in front of large streetfront windows. Then a longer bar area with several big-screen TVs showing various sports, tables located across, proceeding to the back of the restaurant to the three tented seating areas lining the back wall.
I think we quickly got over the "eating in a tent" experience -- even our kids. After all, once seated inside the "tent," we were left staring out of it at what looked like the usual sports bar. Our kids' eyes were glued to baseball and football. Inside the tent, the back wall was lined with forest-print wallpaper. Overhead hung an antler chandelier.
Service was fine, courteous, responsive -- nothing to complain about. Speed of delivery was also fine. But the food: our kids' chicken fingers and fries came out first. The chicken fingers looked flat and lifeless, and our kids immediately commented that they didn't taste as good as most other places'. (Disappointing when you know those other places include Carl's Jr...) That put me on alert about our adult entrees. My husband chose a medium sirloin with mashed potatoes and broccollini, and he was underwhelmed. He offered me a bite, and what I tasted was beyond well done. Crispy on the outside, dry and overdone on the inside. Maybe it was just a bad bite. Mashed potatoes and broccollini: nothing to write home about. Fennel sausage and mushroom flatbread: flavorful but not a lot more than glorified pizza... And the atmosphere: well, to limit the camping theme to the back wall of the restaurant reminds all too starkly that one is eating at a wooden table with cheap metal seating behind heavy pieces of khaki fabric...in the back of a small sports bar.
The only complaint is the lighting and the uncomfortable chairs.
It's strange but we see this in so many restaurants where some of the tables have great soft ambient lighting and then you go to another table and there is a spotlight beaming down on us like we're on stage. Our waitress was great, she turned the lighting down but someone kept turning it back up. If I owned a restaurant I would sit in each seat and see how it felt, both from a lighting perspective and how the chairs felt. You should order more of the grey chairs which were softer and ditch the white ones. You should get diffusers on your lights or aim those hideous spotlights somewhere other than at the table. I'd come back if I knew I wasn't squinting while eating and my butt wouldn't be sore.
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