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The Glass Door

118 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem

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Taste the World, from our view
Glass Door is a restaurant that offers the casual sophistication that San Diego is known for and features a menu that draws true influence from every major culinary capital in the world. Our menu takes root in flavors and techniques that can be found in Eastern Europe, Spain, Italy, Asia, France, and the Middle East and gives them all a decisively San Diego interpretation. In addition to our cuisine we also offer craft cocktails made with expert techniques and local micro brews that showcase the flavors San Diego has to offer. To compliment our global flavors we have a panoramic view of the San Diego Marina that gives our concept completion. Come join us at one of our communal tables on our 4th floor perch and taste the world from our view.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Daily: 6:30am-10am
DINNER everyday | 3PM-10PM | bar till 12
BRUNCH Saturday - Sunday | 11am-2pm (Endless Mosas and Marys $10)

Daily Happy Hour 3pm until 7pm.
Wine Wednesday 50% Off Any Bottle of Wine
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Phone number
(619) 564-3755
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Anthony Wilhelm
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Private party facilities
Porto Vista Hotel creates successful business meetings and unforgettable social events.
Our unique venues create the perfect setting for each event. With amazing views
overlooking San Diego Bay and downtown city lights it makes you feel like you’re on top
of the world. Our boutique style hotel with a dash of European flare will create an
inspiring and downright fun experience that will transform any event into a virtual
vacation. So leave mild-mannered meetings behind and let our innovation invent a
gathering from sophisticated business and leisure travelers
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Private party contact
Jayna Prest: (619) 564-3998
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Food & Beverage Services

We offer exceptional catered cuisine, tasty and tantalizing to complement your occasion,
whether it’s a board meeting or holiday party
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Cross street
Fir St.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.3  based on all time ratings
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59% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBella (Las Vegas)
1.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

Definitely wouldnt return as Brunch was well below average. Service was very poor, and management staff wasn't familiar that I wanted to make sure that they knew I booked my reservations via OPENTABLE. They need to get it together.

Movistar26 (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

Our table was not cleaned well. The prixe fix brunch menu had no breakfast items on it. The food was just above a chain restaurant. They added a 22% gratuity for a party of three. Sadly very disappointed.

DowntownDiane (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

Sunday brunch spots can be crowded but Glass Door is tucked away and you can usually just walk in with no reservation. Unfortunately the food has gone downhill since I was last there, so breakfast is just okay now but the beautiful view and charming service keeps it on my recommend list. They changed the outside patio from tables for two to a long counter with seating facing the water, which accommodates more guests.

Some pluses, food is order off the menu and even at 10:30 AM you can choose from breakfast or lunch choices so good for a group.

Sandy (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on March 22, 2016

Glass Door roof top bar is one of the rare jewels in spectrum of restaurants in Little Italy!
Kind of hidden if you don't know about it or never seen the beautiful terrace from India street where most of the restaurants and dinning in Little Italy are...
Ever since I discovered with my husband one night it become my favorite bar...
Where should I begin... The view is amazing, the food is just delicious.. The prices are great..and the friendly helpful staff is always around!
My favorite and the best host is Richard the guy who can make all your bar wish come true... Richard the greatest!:)))
I celebrated there my birthday, my wedding party, friends night out.. Etc
With two words the BEST BAR I know in Little Italy - I always come back!:)))))

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

Used to go here a few years ago and it was lively and fun. This time, there was hardly anyone in there on a Saturday night. The service was bad, the menu was nothing special and a bit overpriced in my opinion. My salmon salad was literally salmon on top of lettuce with two tiny pieces of cucumbers. They need help!

YummyEats (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 29, 2016

It's exactly that, food was delicious but even after 6 shared plates between 3 people we all still left hungry. The beef carpaccio was literally 3 bites, beautiful view though that's the biggest draw

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

The service was horrible here. We sat for a very long time before anyone waited on us or even acknowledged we were there.

KD79 (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Went here for Valentine 2016. Has a nice view of the bay and wentr right beforse sunset and enjoyed a prix fixe dinner menu while the sun laid to rest. You get nice night time views from the city lights. The food was excellent highly recommend the Wagu Steak if they have it on the menu

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

nice looking place but service is awful. they were out of what I ordered and never told me about it. Lots of other more friendly places in the area.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Service was horrible. We waited 30 minutes before anyone came to the table.

vipNewguy (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the Glass Door. The view is really something else and it's probably the best thing about the restaurant. The menu doesn't have that much to offer in terms of variety but we were happy with our dish of short ribs. It's a bit hard to enjoy the view from inside, especially if there's a line of people sitting at the outside seats. The restaurant is basically the bar, both from the point of view of the menu as well as the noise level. The place is great if your expectations are aligned correctly.

vipCG37 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2016

The restaurant was surprisingly not crowded on a Saturday evening. We had our choice of tables and were attended to quickly. The entire restaurant has more of a "bar" feeling and the menu is not extensive (with more appetizers than than dinner options), however every single food item we ordered was delicious! And the view is just awesome!

Michael (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Our very expensive fixed price New Year's Eve dinner was a big disappointment. It took forever to get our salad, which was the best part of the 3 course dinner. The main course was about 30 minutes after the salad and of poor quality and quantity. Even the vegetable were not fully cooked and were cold and hard. The dessert was served about 30 minutes after we finished main course and it was awful. Neither of us in our party or 2 could eat it.

With all the great restaurants located around the area, I would actually walk the short distance to one of these.

The value for the price was very poor.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Food was cold, lacking flavor and late. Service was sub par: poor wine etiquette, inconsistent, and inexperienced. Complained to management who comped 10% off of the final bill which was still did not make the overall experience worth it.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

Service was horrible. We had to let our waiter know anytime and every time we wanted or needed something, he got my order wrong then didn't want to replace it, and were being hurried out so our table could be added for a large party, when we made reservations and were told to sit wherever we liked. It was our first time, and probably our last.