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The Glass Door Restaurant

1835 Columbia St, 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101-2505
+1 619-564-3755
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“fries” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1835 Columbia St, 1835 Columbia Street, San Diego, CA 92101-2505
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plentiful fresh-made eggs, bacon or sausage, Coffee was very good. We were able to sit outside and enjoy the view from the fourth floor of the Porto Vista Hotel.

Thank SheriffEDL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located on the 4th floor of the Porto Vista Hotel. The place has a decent vibe, but is lacking that comfy feeling due to the low-end furnishings not complimenting the style of lighting fixtures (North African). The staff is friendly and attentive. The view is...More

Thank Mr_Firestone
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate in this restaurant because we stayed at the hotel. I probably wouldn't go to the restaurant if I didn't stay at the hotel. The service was friendly. The food was good but not amazing. There is a large bar but I don't drink...More

Thank kindeltfamily
Reviewed May 21, 2017

More a Bar type setting than a restaurant, but good for drinks and Appetizers. They have a nice view with a partial view of the harbor and airport. The service was friendly and very good.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

The view was very nice on the 4th floor. Location is near an airport so you constantly have air planes landing and taking off. Might irritate some people, but we didn't mind it. The food was good in taste, but my bread on the turkey...More

Thank eandrade760
Reviewed April 19, 2017

The food was very good, but I considered it to be more like a bar that served food. Patio has a descent view of the harbor. You can also watch the planes come into the airport. We were actually at the hotel the second day...More

Thank daut59
Reviewed April 13, 2017

The food here is great and the service really good too, we were staying in the hotel attached to the restaurant and went here several times.

Thank Joesv1
Reviewed March 25, 2017

We kept seeing this place as we walked by as it is up high. We thought the views would be great. Finally on our last day we ventured up for happy hour. We were the only ones there so got the pick of the seats....More

Thank Zoe D
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Very pleasant experience. The food was good and the service was very nice. We were staying in the hotel and just took the elevator up. Nice views of San Diego from the restaurant. We would definitely return.

Thank GrandmaupstateNY
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Breakfast was included in the room fee at the Porto Vista Hotel. The Glass Door Restaurant is where the breakfast was served. Nice staff and good proportions. Looks like a bar scene in the evening.

Thank RVTravellers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $32
American, Bar, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, 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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