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Topside Terrace, San Diego, CA
Topside Terrace, San Diego, CA
Topside Terrace, San Diego, CA
Topside Terrace, San Diego, CA
Topside Terrace, San Diego, CA

Topside Terrace

4.2
4.2
369 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A quintessential San Diego open-air terrace, Topside Terrace takes advantage of the San Diego climate while marrying the sites and sounds of downtown. Inspired by coastal living, we specialize in evening fare and weekend brunch serving Baja California and Classic American Fare paired with contemporary cocktails and draft beer.

Happy hour every Sunday-Thursday from 4pm to 6pm!

Live Music every Wednesday night 6pm-8pm & Sunday Brunch 11am-1pm!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 398-3100
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Percy Oani
  • Private party facilities
    Looking to celebrate with your household that special occasion? Topside Terrace is perfect for private dining in our cabanas or on a private outdoor terrace to ensure you are safe and enjoying your time out!
  • Private party contact
    Benjamin Dunn: (619) 398-3100
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    State St. and West B Street
  • Parking details
    There is street parking as well as public lot parking corner to Topside Terrace & Hotel Republic
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Yay for Weekday Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Come join us for weekday happy hour on Topside! Outdoor views, great specials on food, wine, and draft local beers! 4p-6p Sunday-Thursday

What 369 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Great for fine wines

  • San Diego

    Great for outdoor dining

  • San Diego

    Great for scenic views

  • San Diego

    Great for fine wines

  • San Diego

    Great for outdoor dining

  • San Diego

    Great for scenic views

  • San Diego

    Good for special occasions

369 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great ambience, great food, it was a bit busy so service was a tad slow.

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  2. VinSD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, excellent food, beautifully plated and served, and great service. Nice drinks -- I recommend the Aeronaut (basically a lovely Aviation). For Valentine's Day, they had a music duo who played soft-pop love songs from many eras and took requests. The tables on the rooftop were nicely spaced and the heaters and lights made the ambience romantic and comfy. We love this restaurant, even though it's on the pricey side.

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  3. KevinK

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Valentines Say Dinner! Great Music, Service and food! We will be back!

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  4. CaptainMike

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were greeted nicely by the manager. The servers and the manager were attentive. The BAR turned out tasty drinks quickly, but the food lagged with longer than expected ticket times. The food quality was excellent! Though they did have plenty of heaters, it was cold. If it were a warm spring or summer night, we would have had a much better experience. Overall, I think things food and drinks were a bit on the expensive side, but the food and service were very good.

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  5. JanaS

    Houston

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed Sunday brunch and listened to some live music by a two person group. Very nice cause the weather although cool was warmer when the sun emerged from behind a building. Service was prompt and friendly.

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  6. ChadR

    Portland

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This rooftop was a great find. The atmosphere was very chill and the food was terrific. They have some very generous portion sizes I. The shareables, even the Baja Caesar salad. We will definitely be returning for another Rooftop Friday.

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  7. LisaH

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun outdoor venue with fire pits and heaters. Food was excellent!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We have terrible service from our waitress on NYE and it wasn’t even busy, she didn’t come back to take our order after bringing drinks for 40 minutes. When we expressed our concern she simply didn’t care or offer anyway to remedy situation. Usually love this place but service is going downhill.

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  9. plat

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding happy hour. Calamari, chicken wings are both excellent choices. Both are fresh and well prepared. Service by Brett is superb.

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  10. KevinM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Topside Terrace is a great place for a night out with family or friends. The food is excellent and the staff is friendly and helpful. The view of the city and overall vibe is great too.

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  11. ZohraR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Literally a fun experience. I went to celebrate my birthday and the server was so sweet and gave us another mimosa kit. Food was pretty good as well.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch menu. Food and service was excellent. We all loved the band that was playing. We will visit again.

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  13. MaribelC

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    This was my second time coming here and i have to say the service this time around was very disappointing, we had to ask for everything, to take our order, drinks took too long (we were sitting right by the bar and it was not busy. there were 5 employees just talking by the bar and not as busy for the wait we had throughout our time there. had to get up and get someone to get our check no one checked on us we were ready for another bottle however we got tired of having to get someone's attention to help us. Night and day from our experience there last year. Love the terrace and location however our experience this time was very disappointing.

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  14. RachelD

    Wilmington

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Calamari was over fried and I sent my drink back due to bad cranberry juice Service was very slow

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the location was great. The only thing that wasn't great was the service. It was not busy at all yet it took an extremely long amount of time to order, receive our food, and check out.

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  16. LindsayR

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I made a reservation for 6 for my sisters bachlorette. The food was delicious but the service was awful. The waitress wasn't friendly nor did she acknowledge what we were celebrating. We ordered drinks which took forever and when she returned with them we were beyond ready to order but she didn't come back for a very long time. No one was able to even order anouther round of drinks. She never checked on us after ordering our food. We waited forever for the bill and had to hunt her down to pay. And NO it was not busy. There was also someone at the table next to us smoking a swisher cigar and it was blowing in all our faces. HORRIBLE! Couldn't even say anything about it because we never saw our server. Not sure I will go back. Like I said the food was good and great ambiance, besides letting people smoke.

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  17. olgav

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. We started the night here with small dishes and drinks.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, took a long time to come out but good ambiance, except it was very quiet

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  19. RebekahW

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The rooftop was closed due to rain so i didn’t get to dine here. I would have preferred if they would have contacted me to let me know prior to my reservation. Brunch was served in the lobby of the hotel. Food was decent (crab Benedict and chilaquiles), carafes of mimosas is reasonable priced, ambiance wasn’t great as it was just a hotel lobby, service was good.

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  20. LisaS

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jenny was an outstanding server! It was extremely busy but she gave us a tip to get the mimosa kit! The food was fantastic and the live music added to the experience!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible, went for drinks and apps. Took two small apps almost an hour and waitress disappeared. Had to request bill for other tables when we had attention since wait staff was so inattentive. Would not recommend at all

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  22. Melss

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They had a minimal menu of food items but once we got the food and drinks they were a 10/10. The burger was really good with fresh ingredients. The crème brûlée was so delicious!

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  23. USMCSSGT

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Entree menu is limited to about 3 items and most are burgers? This place is good for happy hour and appetizers, not a formal restaurant with many food options. Burger was ok, looked like a whopper i could buy at jack in the box. Staff was friendly.

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  24. kellyg

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was pretty good but waitress left us hanging and we had to go to the bar to pay

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  25. SteveM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took a trip to San Diego to visit the Topside Terrace. The food looked good and the terrace looked like a fun place to have Saturday brunch. We had a 10 AM reservation and we were sat right away. The serve was outstanding and the food followed to perfection. Each of us enjoyed our meal along with a few drinks. It is within walking distance of Little Italy and the boardwalk as well. Overall a very nice experience.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice location for date nights. great views and nice staff was very helpful would recommend for date nights, food was good nothing to complain about

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was weirdly slow for how empty the place was. Food was bad. The manager brought out my shrimp tacos and the shrimp wasn’t even on the tortilla, they like threw the food at the plate. Messy and weird.

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  28. Chris

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a great place for happy hour. We planned on eating here, but the dinner menu was extremely limited (only 3 entrees). If sharing for dinner is your thing, the appetizers were very good. Drinks were good. Staff are super friendly and helpful. You pay a bit more for the views and ambiance, and I'm not convinced it's worth it - there are better places for dinner. We left after appetizers and drinks to get dinner somewhere else.

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  29. BrittR

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! I had to use my imagination and pretend I ate there because it was actually closed. Bummer.

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  30. EvaH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a lovely experience. The food was amazingly creative and delicious. Jeannie was our server and she was super special and so friendly. The view was nice and there wasn't that many people which was nice.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Meh at best! Not a return visit. Sad as prices were up there.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a girls brunch and enjoyed the ambiance. Perfect weather out for the day and the food was excellent. There were only two bartenders that were also the servers so it seemed a bit understaffed but that did not hinder the quality of service. Would definitely go again.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place

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  34. thebigeater

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    One waitress, few guests, she spent more time on her phone than providing service … to anyone. The food was average. The outside patio is lovely.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked a reservation and when I got there they were closed for a private event. They should of updated OpenTable as I had a very important birthday dinner planned. And looking at the reviews, this is a regular thing.

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  36. MargaritaR

    Mexico City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fuimos a conocer a la hora del brunch y tanto la atención como los alimentos estuvieron 100% a la altura de nuestras espectativas, (mi beagle de salmón estuvo delicioso). Además la vista y la decoración se suman para hacer la experiencia muy agradable.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful birthday brunch here! Thank you to the staff for making it special. Great atmosphere and not too busy for a weekend. Will be back again!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was very polite and checked in often for any possible request but not too much making it annoying. The food was amazing and great portions for the value! The environment and view is nice and seating is amazing to match the vibes!!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Gave us a reservation when it wasn’t even open???? Super unprofessional.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and delicious food. Off the beaten path so it was nice to get out of the hustle. Highly recommend!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Topside Terrace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 398-3100.

Topside Terrace is rated 4.2 stars by 369 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Topside Terrace

421 W B St, San Diego, CA 92101

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    State St. and West B Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There is street parking as well as public lot parking corner to Topside Terrace & Hotel Republic
  • Executive chef
    Percy Oani
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 398-3100
  • Private party facilities
    Looking to celebrate with your household that special occasion? Topside Terrace is perfect for private dining in our cabanas or on a private outdoor terrace to ensure you are safe and enjoying your time out!
  • Private party contact
    Benjamin Dunn: (619) 398-3100
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