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The Red Door

4.4
1127 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
The Red Door is a family owned farm-to-table restaurant, committed to serving local, sustainable and seasonal produce grown at our farm, or one of San Diego's premier local farms. Chef/Owner Luciano Cibelli has created our lunch, dinner and brunch menus in rhythm with the seasonal SD harvest, creating truly regional cuisine. Our mission is Responsibility, Excellence and Hospitality. Dine for the menu and the experience. At The Red Door It's our farm or a small farm, to your table
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
MONDAY Closed
TUESDAY 11:30am - Close
WEDNESDAY 11:30am - Close
THURSDAY 11:30am - Close
FRIDAY 11:30am - 10pm
SATURDAY 10am - 10pm
SUNDAY 10am - Close
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Phone number
(619) 295-6000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Luciano Cibelli Chef/Owner
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Catering
Limited offsite catering for small casual gatherings.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Falcon Street
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Parking details
Metered and two hour parking all around Monday through Saturday 8AM to 6PM. Ample street parking available. Parking available in the US Bank lot after 6. Private lot on NW corner of Falcon and Washington.
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Public transit
Bus stop in front.
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Special events & promotions
Quarterly dinners featuring local farmers, fisherman and wine makers. Check our website for more info.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1127 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 4 days ago

We were one of 3 tables there. They had just opened at 10. Took an 25 mins to get our drinks and an hour to get our food. Seemed like it was a one man show—same guy that seated us, waited on us and was probably in the kitchen too!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This is the best casual restaurant for fresh food plus great service.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We enjoyed our meal, and the ambiance was lovely. There was a vent above us, so it was a little too breezy and cool. The owner introduced himself and was very welcoming. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Awesome spot for a good bunch. Food is on point

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Red Door made for the perfect birthday dinner destination! The food was fabulous- everything from the Brie appetizer, orecchiette pasta and beef Wellington main courses, and banana cream pie for dessert. Love the farm to table fresh ingredients evident in every dish! We’ll definitely be back!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Plenty good, not great overall.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Love this quaint corner restaurant!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

All food was good, newer cinnamon roll was just ok.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

My friend’s dish has a strand of hair in it which was not ideal but outside of that it was a good experience :)

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Enjoyed yet another delicious meal at one of my favorite restaurants.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We come here often, and LOVE it. The menu is very creative, but always delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always amazing! Best banana cream pie ever. Chef does amazing things with bone marrow. The scallops on roasted roots veggies were the best

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Unfortunately there has been a vast change since change in ownership. I almost cried because this used to be our favorite restaurant. The food I ordered had burnt kale, oily vegetables, and cold and undercooked fish. My husband’s dish had a chunk of mashed potato that was so salty he couldn’t finish it. To make amends they comped a free Butternut Squash soup but even that was so sweet it would’ve made for a better Soup.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It would be nice to see a few smaller plate options. I have had the burger several times as the cheapest option, and can’t finish that (it’s very good). I’d like to see a couple of smaller options circa $20 for those of us for whom most restaurant fare is a bit too much.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Cozy neighborhood bistro. Friendly but forgetful server. Menu is very hit or miss. Scallops were swimming in butter. The Kale Caesar was excellent. The beef Wellington disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Awesome food, lovely waiter!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This was the first time I experienced dining at the Red Door, it was Awesome! My Mom, a friend and I went for dinner. The food, crafted cocktails were top rate but the best part that made the evening perfect - the Red Door Staff! They are the best. We will return and recommended this restaurant to all our family and friends.
Thank you Red Door!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

This is my third or fourth time at The Red Door. The menus is always interesting and food is fresh. Vegetables are always cooked perfectly, which we love. My only complaint is the last two times we were there, we had a LONG wait for our food.... We were a group of 8 last summer and waited over 30 minutes...That time, the manager gave us complimentary desserts and apologized. This time we waited 20 minutes....which seemed like a long time.
But loved the food when it arrived!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

We really enjoyed the Red Door. The food is good, we had a starter and a salad and both had entrees. The flatbread and salad were both especially good..

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Sunday Brunch, mixed impressions, overall disappointing.

Service: Slow, but nice/friendly.

Food: plusses and minuses.
- Bellinis on menu, but not in restaurant.
- Cappuccino on menu, but not in restaurant
- Short rib benny: nicely poached egg, tasty roast beef, but biscuit does not complement. Biscuit is OK as is, but does not soak up egg, sauce, etc.
- Patatas Bravas: very good. Not very spicy.
- Cinn a bunny: Way too much cream cheese. The cream cheese frosting is partly unaltered cream cheese. Expect more of a frosting.

Loud. But that is because of loud people at next table. Not really because the space or atmosphere is loud.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We are new to the area and will make The Red Door a regular part of our dining out, a place we take friends & visitors, etc. The food was original, interesting & terrific (not too out there, yet unique). The service was just right (not too much and not too little.

Goldilocks would love The Red Door...as did we!

Dale & Tami

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Went for a ladies brunch for the first time in the food and the ambience was great! Jacob our waiter was on point and never let our bottomless Mamosa Glass get empty, despite that the restaurant was packed for Sunday brunch. I’ve greatly appreciated that they didn’t push us out the door even after we were done eating to turn the table over. Definitely going back!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The Red Door has that perfect pairing of quaint, intimate size while maintaining an energetic, chic vibe. Creative menu with very fresh ingredients. Execution is sometimes just a hair off (vegetables on my scallop dish were a little undercooked), but the food is still very good. Prices are a little high for the execution level. They have a great wine bottle list, but their wine-by-the-glass list is very limited to the same fruity styles (that wouldn't have paired well with what I was ordering to eat.) Luckily our server was so gracious as to open a bottle of earthier old-world wine for me for just a glass. Their desserts almost all contain nuts too, so our selection was limited since I don't eat nuts in desserts.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent service! As for our dinner, I had the ravioli special, and it was al dente; however, the vegetables were outstanding as was the beet salad. The Beef Wellington was a small portion for the price, but it was still good. The cocktails were very tasty, and the ambience is romantic. It's definitely a great date restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Came with friends from out of town. A bit apprehensive since ownership is chanaging. However, was not disappointed. We were pleased with our dishes, the wine was great. Good experience all around. They were out of one selection on the menu that we would have ordered, but we worked around it. That is why I didn't give 5 stars.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

I always love this place! I go early so it is quiet, it could be loud if it were packed. The food is absolutely amazing and they always have fantastic vegetarian options. Service was spectacular as well.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

“Here’s the preset valentines menu, it’s $70” then walks off.

No table touch service was provided once we did get our food.

Had to constantly wave down waiter for everything. Drink refills and such.

Extremely Overpriced plated food!!! Nothing had a great flavor.

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1.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We ordered burgers. I had to send mine back as the bun was burned black on one side. When it was brought back, the meat was tasteless and extremely overcooked. The fries were obviously old and overcooked to jest this side of burned. One of the worst meals I have had in the neighborhood. We were hoping for a nice local restaurant in walking distance, but will not return and recommend it as one to be avoided.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

They show a lot of thoughtfulness and care into the food and service at Red Door. It is a very cozy environment and the perfect back drop to an enjoyable evening.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

I had not been to Red Door in some time but it will now be a regular. The restaurant is located far enough west on Washington that parking is available. The service was good and the food excellent. The locally caught albacore tacos were superior. The hot tea was loose leaf - always a nice touch - and without my asking the waiter brought raw sugar and sweetener with my milk. Nice attention to detail.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We found the food very delicious. The ambience is nice however the hard surfaces tend to result in a noisier atmosphere. My biggest complaint and why I gave the service only three stars Is that the restaurant has a policy that does not allow separate checks. Otherwise it was a very enjoyable evening with excellent service.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Outstandingly inventive food without tipping over into silly. Spiced carrots excellent, could maybe have a bit less heat - we like hot but many probably could not tolerate the heat level. Mushroom hodgepodge really a winner as was the lamb shank and risotto.

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2.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Maybe our server was having an off night, but I was disappointed to take two of the executives from my company here. I asked if there were any specials, he replied "No, and we are out of scallops." One of my coworkers asked about beer offerings and he rattled three choices off. My coworker said he wanted something close to a pilsner and the server replied, "you aren't going to get that here." Menu is limited.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

A special spot!
A great tasty food!
I drive from far to go there.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Awesome as always. Go-to Friday night spot. Beef Wellington and French onion soup on point.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Delicious food, unique menu. This was my first time dining at the Red Door and it was charming.

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

I think I would have a better review if the service was better. I didn't think our server was particularly attentive and didn't deserve the mandatory 20% gratuity for large parties. At 20% I was stellar service, not merely good service. Also, as it was a business meeting, our party of 6 needed separate bills which they would not do, nor would they allow us to split the check 6 ways on our credit cards. They would only allow us to split it 4 ways and we had to do the math - so we ended up paying cash and doing the math ourselves and getting 6 copies of the full bill for business purposes. The food was very good - not fabulous - but certainly very good. The ambiance was nice. It looks like a little cottage with wooden tables set up. However, I don't think it was worth the trip from downtown San Diego. Ate there Jan. 6 2017.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

WOW! Did not disappoint at all. Great ambiance, great service, great fresh food.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was alright - I didn't feel like the fish had much flavor (perhaps under salted?) and there was an overreliance on beets and other root vegetables around the main course, but it was still good, and very well cooked (and attractive). The wine list was very good and the service was outstanding. I'd probably go back to try other dishes.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

The Beef Wellington was amazing.

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