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About The Red Door
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 Miguel 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
San Diego, CA 92103
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
MONDAY 1130am - Close
TUESDAY 1130am - Close
WEDNESDAY 1130am - Close
THURSDAY 1130am - Close
FRIDAY 1130am - 10pm
SATURDAY 10am - 10pm
SUNDAY 10am - Close
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Limited offsite catering for small casual gatherings.
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.
Bus stop in front.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Quarterly dinners featuring local farmers, fisherman and wine makers. Check our website for more info.
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The Red Door Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
Myself and two friends met up at The Red Door for a late lunch, around 1:00pm. I was surprised that we were still served the brunch menu versus the lunch menu, but maybe they only do brunch on weekends? Regardless, they had a great bottomless mimosa or bellini deal and were pretty consistent in regards to refills. I will say, I think The Red Door is more known for their dinner than brunch/lunch. I ordered a scramble which had fresh ingredients, but it was nothing jazzy. We ordered biscuits + jam to start which were fantastic, very good. I was just a bit let down with my main meal. I would go back here, but probably for dinner.
We were not as impressed with Red Door for brunch as we were for dinner. It was good, just not quite as good as it had been for dinner. The short ribs benny was delicious but the vegetable hash left a lot to be desired with the veggies uncooked and there was nothing hashlike to the appearance. The noise level was pretty intense making it difficult to carry on a conversation. I think we'll stick to evening times in the future.
nice quaint neighborhood restaurant. creative menu however somewhat limited in choices, which is not a bad thing as what they offer is done well and of high quality. good wine selection, Tuesdays are half off bottle prices. staff friendly and professional. décor is simple yet tasteful.
I have been to the Red Door several times, and for the most part, love it! My only "complaint" this time was the sort of things offered for brunch. Nothing falls within the "normal" category , and if you like more typical dishes, this is NOT the place to go! I would consider myself somewhat "adventurous " when it comes to foods, but even this menu left me floundering! Be careful here, and look at things carefully before booking!
This is a great neighborhood gem as well as good spot to meet people coming from different directions in the city. Just off highway 5 or 163, great, local ingredients make up excellent food and the ambiance is wonderful so you can actually hear and talk with your table mates.
First time here. Service was good, but a little on the slow side but we were there to dine. Good ambience, limited but tasty menu, intimate setting. Great time with my friends. Restroom facilities needed attention but I will give them another try since they did so well in other areas.
The food was excellent! Will definitely eat there again. The service was weak. No ice bucket for bottle of white wine, even though she said she was getting one. Restaurant was not busy. Observed the other server and he was very informative and attentive. Luckily, the food trumped all!
Dining at The Red Door is always a pleasure. Locally sourced ingredients and a creative chef make for a delicious and exciting menu. If you cate about what you put in your body, this is a place you can trust. If you just want a great, yummy dinner anx a good glass of wine, this is your place!
Although the service was great (friendly hostess and waitress), the food was definitely sub-par. For the price you pay ($26-30 per entree) the flavors weren't all there. For example, the Pork Chop that my dad and I both ordered was bone dry and tough - the only moisture present was from the sauce. My mom's Opah fish was good, but lacked balanced seasoning. My favorite dish of the night was my girlfriend's Squash Pasta, which was light, with a delicious, Alfredo-like sauce! Veggies were on point and well seasoned, cooked in a perfectly Goldilocks way (not over- or undercooked).
The Banana Cream Pie, although good, did not live up to the hype I expected! Probably a bit too much whipped cream, not enough banana. Probably would not be back, but thanks for the great service guys :)
Outstanding meal once again at Red Door. It's Farm to Fork week, and I'd swear that the vegetables were just picked out of Trish's garden. Started with a perfectly seasoned deconstructed greek salad, and then enjoyed a mushroom dish that was hearty and flavorful. My husband swooned over the eggplant parm, and he's generally not a swooner! Lovely toffee pudding to finish the meal. If the quality and source of what you eat matter to you, go to the Red Door!
The whole experience was weak. I ordered the most expensive item on the menu and it was served cold on a plate that had not been warmed. Waitress was distracted and not attentive. Maybe fine for a salad at lunch, but not for a meal at dinner with special friends. And it s noisy.
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