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Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
7:00 PM
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The Red Door

4.4
1108 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • 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 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
MONDAY 1130am - Close
TUESDAY 1130am - Close
WEDNESDAY 1130am - Close
THURSDAY 1130am - Close
FRIDAY 1130am - 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
Miguel Valdez
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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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Gift Card
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
What 1108 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFrank (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined 6 hours ago

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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DaleH (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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GVML (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 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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BrigitteN 
4.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined 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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vipAlagria (San Diego)
4.0  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.

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vipellen (San Diego)
4.0  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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viaixtapa (San Diego)
5.0  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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vipNorthface44 (Los Angeles)
2.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Joaquin)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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kheiligh (San Diego)
4.0  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.

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vipMollieO (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

The Beef Wellington was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  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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Diner92103 (Los Angeles)
3.0  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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vipkak6 (San Diego)
4.0  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.

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vipQL729 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  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.

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path (San Diego)
4.0  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.

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czcczc (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

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

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