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The Glass Door Restaurant

American, Bar, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Pub
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1835 Columbia St, 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101-2505 (Fir St.)
+1 619-564-3755
6:30 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 am
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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San Diego, California
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213 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Restaurant is on top of a hotel in Little Italy and has a nice view. View of the bay is somewhat obstructed by other buildings but its still a nice view of downtown and seeing a distant sunset. Ordered a ribeye steak which was good quality and the catch of the day with a mango salsa which was also very... More 

Thank Dan F
San Diego, California
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169 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Average restaurant, with semi view of harbor through the buildings. Nice happy hour and reasonable prices....not huge selection of food but full bar. On the 4th floor of Porto Vista Hotel just off Hwy 5 in Little Italy.... not Italian...

Thank Claudia M
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best part of the Glass Door Restaurant & Bar is the view. We visited for dessert and were disappointed. First they were out of the Bread Pudding and the Oreo Cheesecake is served in a small mug. The menu looks good and the view is priceless. We will be back soon.

Thank Nick B
Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Took advantage of the free breakfast buffet each day. Eggs, sausage, toppings, fruit, pastries, coffee, juice, water. Enough to get your day started.

Thank jenml77
Dallas, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

took over 30 minutes for my food to come out on a very very slow afternoon, and they burnt and ruined my steak.. this place is a joke, no wonder they were empty...shame considering they have such a beautiful view

Thank traveljunky102
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I went to Glass Door for the mimosa deal and it was totally worth it. I ordered the chicken and waffles, which took a while to prepare so our server, DJ, provided us with drinks to compensate for the time I waited for the food. The drinks were great and the food was worth the wait. Thank... More 

Thank Mimi M
Brentwood, TN
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The narrow outdoor section of the bar has heat, which makes it nice on chilly nights, but our group was very disappointed in the food here. The hamburgers had an odd taste, the chicken wings tasted spoiled, the pretzel appetizer was bland bread with jalapeno slices on top, and no one liked the prosciutto sandwiches. The cerviche and the french... More 

Thank DollarsMom
San Jose, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I love staying at the hotel so I always visit the glass door for a cocktail! I love the view and the food wasn't bad either. I like the breakfast buffet that is through the hotel it's great to take in the view while enjoying your morning meal or just coffee!

Thank Brenda G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Every time we fly in from Hawaii we stay at the Port Vista. We always get in around 1030pm and make it to the hotel by 1115. We can always count on Jersey being at the glass door so we can grab a cocktail or two before turning in for the night. She is professional, Spunky and fun to talk... More 

Thank Rob P
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

a great place to eat, situated on top of the hotel. the food is amazing, the staff are superb, the views are truely breath taking..the choice of food and beverages is huge..a superb time and would return in a heart beat

Thank taff1605

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $32
American, Bar, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:30 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:30 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1835 Columbia St, 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101-2505
    (Fir St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-564-3755

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?