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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

741 W. Washington St.
San Diego, CA 92103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Falcon Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(619) 295-6000

Website:
http://www.thereddoorsd.com/

Catering:
Limited offsite catering for small casual gatherings.

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.

Public Transit:
Bus stop in front.

Executive Chef:
Miguel Valdez

Additional:
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

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
Cozy (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
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Good for a Date (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Casual (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Romantic (10)
Seasonal (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Healthy (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Organic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Vegan (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 17 hours ago

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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

“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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 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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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined 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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 (San Diego)·Dined 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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Organic
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Vegan, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Diego)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, People Watching, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The Beef Wellington was amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great place! I have been to the Red Door several times, and each time they do no disappoint!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Good and service very good. Just too noisy horrible accoustics. And we moved out of mmain room. Still too loud.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Super small portions for the $. Our table service provider had an attitude that was not conducive for a pleasant customer service experience:(

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

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Lovely... persimmons in everything tasty but a bit much

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The Red Door was amazing. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. We enjoyed our evening. It did get a little noisy but it was the people sitting near us not the place. We would highly recommend it for a nice evening and great dining.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Casual, Seasonal, Organic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Wonderful service (especially kind after a friend spilled his soft drink!), great food, lovely environment.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Really happy with this place. We went for a Friday night dinner with friends and had a great time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great location for a family birthday dinner and the dessert with a candle was a great touch.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Love the innovative food at the Red Door. Always fun and interesting. And desserts are wicked!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was acceptable, but a little greasy. Server was full of himself. Room was too noisy to even try to talk.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was beyond excellent and the service amazing!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

It’s a cozy little place. Yummmy food and nice people

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was a tad noisy when we were seated (the speaker was above our table), but they offered to turn the music down - and they did - and we had a great evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Too noisy - can barely talk. Very annoying—restaurant pretty full but not completely. Otherwise I love the food, amazing service- but the noise keeps us from coming back more often.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food is good, but a bit too rich. Desserts are too sweet. Music is too loud.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Lamb was tender and delicious. Seared scallops we're wonderful. Waldorf salad with blue cheese excellent. Good portions. Good service... Really enjoyed first visit

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Cozy
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The best thing about this restaurant was the service! We had 9 girls for a birthday brunch and never felt like we out-stayed our welcome. Also, they offer bottomless mimosas which are a must.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Sarah M, our waitress, was fantastic and provided excellent service. The entrees were outstanding. We definitely will be back

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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