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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (21)
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Fit for Foodies (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Cozy (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Healthy (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Casual (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Organic (8)
Romantic (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Seasonal (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Comfort Food (2)
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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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 (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 29, 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 19, 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 15, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 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 11, 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 2017

The food was beyond excellent and the service amazing!

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

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 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
 (London)·Dined on October 28, 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 22, 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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·Dined on October 15, 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 7, 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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·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 24, 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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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was delicious--a great selection of vegetables.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Felt very welcome from first stepping inside. Great waitress, Sarah, she was terrific. Food was excellent, will return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great spot! We came in for a date, my wife and I and we felt so relaxed. The team was so friendly and engaging and the food was great! Thanks Red Door! You rocked it!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Disabled Access, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We were there for lunch during farm to table week. Lunch was an excellent value at $15. And the food was absolutely delicious!

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

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 :)

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food and service!!
Less ac, please! A bit cold....

Tags: Worth the Drive, Organic, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 4, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Cute place but no one came to our table once we were sat, we left after 20 minutes, the host/manager said "i'm so sorry".

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

My friends think highly of this place so I had high hopes. The food was good, but didn't live up to its description. When you say "crispy chicken skin" that's what I expected. But it was in a sauce so the skin was flabby not crisp. The zucchini blossoms stuffed with potato was more like a mashed potato quinell. The pork schnitzel was good and the Carmel sticky bread was great.

But the service; was slow and inattentive. And it was too loud to speak with my wife without talking directly in to her ear.

Not for me.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The server told us the soup of the day was a vegetable chowder that was like clam chowder, but without the clams, and said we wouldn't miss the clams. She was oh, so right! That was the best chowder I've had in my life!

For an entree, we both had the catch of the day, which was Opah encrusted with walnuts. It was very good, but the sauteed vegetables on which it was served were even better. This place specialized in farm-to-market, and you can really tell.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Make sure you get the biscuits and gravy for brunch!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Wonderful experience was marred by a large party of extremely loud diners, who laughed and talked and screamed like animals. No one from the staff appeared to be able to correct the situation. The dining room is small and their antics were clearly disturbing to all the other diners. We should have just left, but didn't.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We had a very strange experience with our server, who told us as soon as we had finished our main courses that she was "being kicked out"and needed to give us our check. The check arrived and we didn't immediately pay. The manager (I think it was the manager) came up to our table about 5 minutes later and said "I need you to pay now so your server can leave". I'm not sure why it was necessary to rush us through our meal so our server could leave. Usually when I am at a restaurant and there is a shift change of any kind, someone else takes care of the customer. It was very awkward and we all left with a bad taste in our mouths (no pun intended- the food was pretty good).

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food great, service slow, had to flag down waiter for 1 refill

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