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Topside Terrace

4.6
154 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
**Please note, as of 11/21, state curfew requires our restaurant to close at 10pm, with last seating at 9pm for our weekend hours. A face covering is required while entering, exiting or moving through the restaurant. Parties must be complete to be seated, and should not arrive more than 5 minutes before their reservation time. Remember, food must be served with all alcoholic beverages in the San Diego County and no standing unless waiting for a table or to go.**

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 Tuesday-Thursday from 5pm to 7pm!
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  • Yay for Weekday Happy Hour!

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Thu 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM

    Come join us for weekday happy hour on Topside! Outdoor views, great specials on food and craft cocktails and local beers! 5pm-7pm Tuesday - Thursday

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 154 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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James
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Waiter (Brent), was terrible!!! He never came back to check on our table. We ordered drinks once, and we never heard from him again. We didn’t even order food because he didn’t come back to our table. We were actually guests at Hotel Republic and this place was highly recommended. I was excited to celebrate my birthday with some drinks and food but that didn’t happen. The worst part is the restaurant wasn’t even busy! Worst experience ever! Never coming back. Thanks for nothing Brent...

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Good vibes, good service, mediocre food

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KendrickM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience! Celebrated mine and my friends birthday and they made us feel so special! Delicious food too, must try the brussel sprouts!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Ambiance is amazing!

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vipScottM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making Mother’s Day brunch so special!

AJ
vipAJ143
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Having brunch at Topside Terrace was a great experience. We celebrated Mother's Day and they had a Mimosa "kit" which included a bottle of Prosecco and some orange juice, blood orange, and lavender to mix with it and it was excellent. The ambiance is great as you are on a roof although it is only on the second floor. I should say that parking is plentiful with street parking in front and a pay parking lot nearby (across the street). Service was very good although food did take a while to get to us. I wonder if it was because it was Mother's Day and they were busy. I would certainly recommend this restaurant and I expect dinnertime would also be a great time being under the stars.

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DickK
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve stayed at the hotel several times pre, mid and post pandemic. Things are getting back to normal. That said, the service was awesome and the food (as always) was awesome. This is our 3rd Mother’s Day we’ve celebrated there and will certainly repeat. We are from Napa so visiting our son and his bride is always fun. Go and enjoy!

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vipANightout
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great are to gather with family or friends. Food was good but very small menu and limited for vegetarian/pescatarian eater. The salmon was cooked to absolute perfection. Friendly and obliging staff. Heard this was rooftop, but there is really no view. Having said that, I would definitely come again!

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NoeM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to spend a nice dinner together to celebrate her birthday. It was great food, great service and we had a blast.

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SDTrueman
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and helpful hostess and wait staff, we had our pick of tables and the drinks and food came out quickly. All terrific.

JJ
JanaeJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and service! Great food. The ambiance was awesome. Overall great experience. Will be returning when I’m back visiting.

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michelleJ
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, great service, good value for the money! They brought a slice of cake out for my dessert with a candle, a surprise! Loved the place and the staff!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool night vibe and awesome view

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jenny our server was awesome!

JB
JamesB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were in SD celebrating our 33rd. Anniversary. We had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel Republic and dinning at the Topside Terrace. Our server was Jenny (sp), who was very exceptional in all aspects, from the moment we were seated until she delivered our Creme Brule. Dinner and the night time ambiance was top notch. Highly recommend Topside Terrace and Jenny! The Briscoe's

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance was nice and there was plenty of patio heaters. Our server Jenny was very attentive. The food menu was simple. However, my girlfriend and I enjoyed our drinks the most that night; I had a margarita and she had the Passionate Bubbles.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the host, server, food and overall service was great! Would 10/10 recommend! The host was especially sweet and so wonderful during our brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m very fan of the steak plate!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stevie Sawyer and Earth Day!

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NelaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice enough but their hours were incorrectly listed online- made an 8:15 reservation but as soon as we got there were told the kitchen was closing in a few minutes, bar closed at 9 and we were kicked out at 9:30 which was frustrating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing space! Mimosa kit was perfect for two. Loved being tucked away in a cabana for brunch. The churros were great but a smidge burned. The chilaquiles were on point and my shrimp omelette hit the spot.

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Tommy
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The food was just fine....server wasnt really into it...overall experience was kind of mediocre to be honest

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LodiZinLover
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

30 min.wait for food. Limited menu for a brunch.

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PaulK
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a really nice evening. We loved it. The host and chef were terrific. Greeted us with open arms. A fantastic time and the food was fabulous. See you again on Friday May 21.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Went on a Sunday for brunch. Ordered a morning margarita which was amazing with the pineapple juice. I also ordered the potato gnocchi which was disappointing as it was very dense. They are charged a dollar more for the dish then was listed on the menu. The waitress also added an extra drink to the check and had to redo our bill 3 times before she got it right. I enjoyed the rooftop dinning experience and there was live music. The keyboardist was very skilled.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing food. Beautiful views and layout. Very quiet and spacious. Really enjoyed for a romantic night in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Overall kind of a weird vibe. Food selection is low for dinner and restaurant is generally out of the way.

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Nour
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food was very small portion for the price you’re paying.

The drinks were not crafty at all. They definitely weren’t made a professional bartender at all!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was good, drinks were ok and food was average. Location is great though

KC
KaylaC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute location with a nice view. They had a live band playing and the host and waitress were super nice.

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vipJonnymac
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overpriced. Go to the places on India Street

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SusyS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was great loved the rooftop feel. The service staff was attentive, food tasted good, and music was good. I will definitely go back. Perfect place for first date or get together with friends. This was our first stop of 3.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Overpriced for a piece of cauliflower

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience2

Poor food quality, unacceptable plating, expensive, super small portions.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on a date on a Sunday Night , really great place to be intimate and also just as a casual nice dinner, we dressed casually and had pretty good conversations as well as service was efficient and fast , although atmosphere was quite we had a good time talking and listening to each other .

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TaylorJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wasn’t a ton of food options but the curry wings were great and so was the steak dinner.

MS
vipMatthewS
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great except the service. We asked to substitute French fries for the potatoes for our kids steak. They brought each steak out with the standard potatoes, then brought out an extra side of fries and an extra side of potatoes. To make it worse, they charged us for the extras we didn’t order! We were in a hurry so it wasn’t worth arguing about. Other that that, we love the food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had a great time and so did my Date

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Spectacular views!
Everyone was friendly and attentive.
Not a lot of food options but all were tasty and great cocktails!
Great ambiance.

FAQs

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

Topside Terrace is rated 4.6 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.