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About OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.)

Charles Phan's latest addition comes to Pacific Heights. OTD serves lunch and dinner daily.

Weekend brunch offers popular brunch favorites.
20 walk-in counter seats are also available on a first-come basis.

2232 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Vietnamese, Organic

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday Lunch: 11:00am – 2:30pm

Dinner Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Dinner Friday-Saturday 5:30pm- 10:00pm

Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 9:00am –3:00pm

Cross Street:
Fillmore Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 923-9575

Website:
http://www.outthedoors.com/

Catering:
For advanced notice pick-up orders, contact us at (415) 923-9575. For more information on off site catering please contact catering@slanteddoor.com.

Parking Details:
Street parking may be difficult, please allow time to find parking during lunch and evening hours . There is a parking lot at Geary and Fillmore (3 blocks away) in the JapanTown Center.

Executive Chef:
Charles Phan

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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OTD (aka Out the Door - Bush St.) Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (9)
Authentic (8)
Organic (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
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Business Meals (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
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Tapas (3)
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service, except for host at door, was exceptional. We wanted a bottle of bubbly to sip while we waited for our table (we arrived early, so the wait was on us, not them) and then carry to the table. The bottle never appeared. He—the host— said it would be “presented” at our table. Why not serve it when we requested it? Tacky!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Great place with terrific food. Everything fresh and delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was terribly slow!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Always good here. Never had a bad meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

So so good. Craving Vietnamese similar to Babar in Seattle. This place didn’t disappoint! Food was well though out. Portions were nice. Staff was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Love this place. Wish they would bring back breakfast!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent food and service, but the extremely noisy restaurant challenges conversation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fabulous food! Great service! Wonderful venue!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding food. Outstanding service. I LOVE OTD.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We come here every Christmas when visiting bay area relatives. Can't wait until Slanted Door (sister restaurant) opens in LA.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Three of us had a feast: grapefruit salad, daikon cakes, spring rolls, grilled chicken with rice and egg (brunch menu on Saturday). The only discordant note was the chicken pho, which smelled off because of a too heavy hand with the nuoc mam. We eat the soup often, here and in Vietnam, but had to return this one, which was taken off our bill and graciously replaced with another order of the delicious hot daikon cakes. We come here all the time since we live close by.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Such a cute place...Nice staff... delicious food

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

No one greeted us and We waited for a long time to be seated despite the fact that our table was open.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

It is perfect in every way. The most scrumptious food, try the green papaya salad, don't miss the steamed bork buns- they are most delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Hail OTD! This is a grand room of kind wait professionals and excellent cooks. Come a wee late on the lunch shift and the noise of exuberant food worship subsides and a very fine occasion of dear companionship enhanced by plates of fair genius ensues.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This is very casual . The design is elegant but sparse / it is fine for lunch ; too cold and cafeteria looking for a dinner occasion ! The food is fresh : inventive Vietnam cuisine . Great imperial rolls ; yummy salads . Perfect drop in for lunch or a business meeting .the staff is exceptional

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Organic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food is always great. The restaurant's acoustics are tough though since it's so modern and they need more to soften the sound. It's very loud and we had to yell across the table at times. OTD should think about ways to soften the sound

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

So many wonderful things to say about the fantastic attitude from the staff and the food. All high marks there. We were left a bit unattended at time, but also.. not in a huge rush, so it wasn't a problem. Also, there is no sound treatment in there at all. Very loud. BUT.. I'll go back for the wonderful food and great staff.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We loved our experience at OTD. The service was friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. My favorite was the cellophane noodles with crab.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I love OTD but the noise was deafening at lunch time. Need some acoustic tiles or something to help with deafening noise levels.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great Vietnamese food. Expensive, yes. Tastey, very.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Delicious!! We loved everything we ordered!! The yams were fantastic!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Out the Door offers consistently excellent and delicious food year after year!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Fabulous food, friendly staff, great atmosphere! Everything on the menu is so good that it’s hard to make a decision. Great wine and beer selection. John is so knowledgeable about all the menu items that it makes dining such an amazing experience. Can’t wait to go back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Comfortable ambience, a bit noisy, high-quality food but a bit under-seasoned. Good pho but could have had depth. I will definitely return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Hadn’t been to OTD in a few years but when looking for a last minute table we returned post/movie. Now I know why there are usually tables. Same menu but every dish I tasted fell flat. (kids enjoyed the fried chicken but I didn’t try it.) and even though half empty the service was meh.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Best Brunch spot ever!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

OTD is reliably delicious. Great food and service and atmosphere

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We come here regularly but have noticed that when it's really busy, and certain people are not working, that the place is unorganized and food becomes non-consistent and preparation and presentation is very poor. This is the third time that we have experienced this poor experience. It's very sad and disappointing that management and/or owner does not listen to their regular customers to improve these issues.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We came at a good time, not too busy on a Sunday morning. Waitstaff was attentive but the bill took a while as it got busier. That was okay, we were stuffed and needed to sit. The food was delicious, big portions. Will definitely come again

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was my first time trying Vietnamese food so I went with a friend who's familiar. It was great!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our waiter Mario(?) was awesome. Host was a little bit over the top. Dessert was so so so good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Slanted Door without the stress and prices. Just discovered brunch as lunch menu is great so now three reasons to go, dinner, lunch and brunch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, People Watching, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating, Organic, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Chicken was undercooked and had to send back. Waitress was put off by us having kids with us.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great spot to pop by for lunch or dinner. Dishes are upscale Vietnamese favorites such as pho, vermicelli, and rice plates, all of which are excellent!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Cozy, Quick Bite
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great Asian comfort food and beloved dishes for brunch combined with modern American brunch ambiance - perfect combination for brunch somewhere nice with friends that is reasonably priced.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always one of my favorites. Never miss a chance to eat here

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Slow service bringing the drinks. I usually get the grilled pork with rice and pickles at brunch . Unbelievably great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food is great quality and well thought out and executed Vietnamese cuisine . The service staff is friendly . Helpful and efficient . The room is well designed clean but a bit sparse . Not a date or romantic spot .. good for drop in casual .. quick business

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was great, particularly the transparent noodles with crab. Service was OK, matter-of-fact, not particularly friendly.
However, I have one complaint that I have made over and over ever since you opened. It is the reason I don't come that often, despite the great food. It's the NOISE!!!! The acoustics are terrible. It is impossible to have a conversation without yelling, so everyone has to yell, thus compounding the noise problem. Please fix this problem and you will see a lot more of me and my friends.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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