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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
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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Ensenada, Mexico
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location...awesome...views beautiful. Too bad, I think we were a bother. Yes dear, please get up off your stool, we would like a drink! Our server must have had a bad day! She never smiled, and did not clear up a mess we pointed out to her. I dragged my arm through a large wet area on the bar. We warned... More 

Thank SieglindeTravels
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long day of travel, the perfect spot for that first San Diego dinner with a menu that met everyone's taste buds. Complimentary breakfast each morning was spot-on! Excellent views for a beverage before an evening out.

Thank LindaGentry
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view of the marina from the bar is great. The staff is friendly but the hotel is not that great for the value.

Thank Toni R
San Diego, California
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214 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 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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172 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 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

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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
Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene
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?