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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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..
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A special spot!
A great tasty food!
I drive from far to go there.
Awesome as always. Go-to Friday night spot. Beef Wellington and French onion soup on point.
Delicious food, unique menu. This was my first time dining at the Red Door and it was charming.
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.
WOW! Did not disappoint at all. Great ambiance, great service, great fresh food.
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.
The Beef Wellington was amazing.
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.
Great place! I have been to the Red Door several times, and each time they do no disappoint!
Good and service very good. Just too noisy horrible accoustics. And we moved out of mmain room. Still too loud.
Super small portions for the $. Our table service provider had an attitude that was not conducive for a pleasant customer service experience:(
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.
Lovely... persimmons in everything tasty but a bit much
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.
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.
Wonderful service (especially kind after a friend spilled his soft drink!), great food, lovely environment.
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!
Really happy with this place. We went for a Friday night dinner with friends and had a great time.
Great location for a family birthday dinner and the dessert with a candle was a great touch.
Love the innovative food at the Red Door. Always fun and interesting. And desserts are wicked!