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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 - 12:00 am
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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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Manipal, India
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115 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2015

I and my friends were having the morning breakfast here during our stay in sandiego. This restaurant is the top floor of the Porto Vista Hotel and gives an amazing view of the sea and airport.

Thank PoorneshP
Seattle, WA
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2015

Stayed at the hotel and enjoyed happy hour upon our arrival on September 29th. I had their version of a dark and stormy which was very good. Appetizers were well-prepared, but nothing unique. Went back on October 2nd and the drink was weak and tasteless to the point that I had to verify that it was the same item on... More 

1 Thank Marilyn B
Los Angeles, California
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2015

Happy Hour here is fantastic ! My partner and I fell in love with the duck fries, however with my partner being a chef she requested a side of olive oil. She took the olive oil and drizzled it over the fries which gave it an awesome taste! Yes, its good without. Also there baja Celviche was pleasant If you... More 

Thank travelingchik22
San Diego, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2015

Jersey was helpful, friendly & cool! She suggested awesome drinks like the bourbon mule. The food was alright. There was plenty to choose from during happy hour. We were there on a Wednesday. I wish the ac was stronger though. The view is killer, especially from the roof of the building.

2 Thank Jason C
San Diego, California
2 reviews
Reviewed October 15, 2015

I am elated that Jersey is back at the Glass Door! Not only is she back but she's actually bartending at Top Of The Bay as well as down at the restaurant. If you have not yet had the opportunity to have Jersey make you a drink let me tell you what you've been missing: a warm greeting, a delicious... More 

Thank dom6868
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a place with a great view downtown and a casual dress code. This was a great option. The decor was beautiful, the view was amazing and the food was delicious. The only problem was the service. (I had to get my own silverware and napkins.)

Thank AdrienneWolf
1 review
Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about my new favorite bartender/magician, Jersey! My BF and I were here Wednesday and I just had to pick it again for Thursday's ladies night out. THANKFULLY, Jersey was working again. She can make you whatever you can, or can't, think of! She really gets to know her customers and will treat you like... More 

Thank Sabrina L
San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed October 8, 2015

I have not stayed at this hotel. I go to The Glass Door for two reasons: Jersey's Cosmopolitans and the view. To my knowledge the view cannot beat in Little Italy, and to my tongue, San Diego cannot give me a better Cosmo than Jersey makes me. I travel the world for the perfect Cosmo. After 15 years of research,... More 

Thank Venusvee
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Oh, my! Jersey is the absolute best bartender/server in San Diego. We followed her from Inn at the Park in Bankers Hill to here at The Glass Door. She listens carefully to what you ask for, gives an affectionate welcome, and when it's time to go, she comes from behind the bar to give you a hug. She is priceless!... More 

Thank Igive
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Great atmosphere, views are amazing. Highly recommend it. We went for dinner, food and drink were delicious, and the service was fast and courteous.

Thank Maria R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $32
American, Bar, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings
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?